Coach John Rahn is a certified fitness professional and the owner of Believe Elite Athletic Training.

For the last 14 years, athletes have sought out to work with J.R. because of his coaching philosophies. His ability to improve strength, power, speed, mobility, agility and sport-specific endurance is unmatched. Coach J.R. is also a Nutritional Coaching expert who has transformed hundreds of lifestyles, especially in the combat sports world. The biggest piece to Coach J.R.’s expertise is Mental Performance /Mental Toughness Coaching. His connection with his athletes has been proven on every level of athletics; youth, high school, collegiate, professional, and olympic.

*J.R. started Believe Elite Athletic Training in a single car garage and grew to a top-level performance facility in New York. Now transitioning to more remote/online coaching with a private training facility being built in his new home state of South Carolina (July 2023).

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  • Master Trainer (ISSA)
  • Personal Trainer (ISSA)
  • Fitness Nutrition Specialist (ISSA)
  • Strength & Conditioning (ISSA)
  • Sports Nutrition Specialist (ISSA)
  • Youth Fitness Specialist (ISSA)
  • Transformation Specialist (ISSA)
  • Tactical S&C Specialist (ISSA)
  • Mental Performance Coach (MPM)
  • High School Strength & Conditioning Specialist (IYCA)
  • Youth Fitness Nutrition (IYCA)
  • Pain-Free Performance Specialist
  • Functional Movement L1/L2
  • First Aid & CPR Certified
  • 3 Dimensional Certified Coach
  • Strength & Sports Performance Coach
  • Physical Preparation Specialist

Why choose Believe Elite Athletic Training?

Coach J.R. specializes in creating bespoke training programs aimed at enhancing athletic performance. He conducts comprehensive assessments of an athlete’s physical capabilities, identifies weaknesses, and then tailors a unique training regimen to augment their strengths and address shortcomings.

His Believe Elite Program uses diverse training techniques including plyometrics, resistance training, and agility drills to boost power, strength, speed, and endurance. His expertise extends beyond physical training, providing guidance on nutrition, hydration, and recovery strategies to maximize performance and facilitate injury recovery. Coach J.R. collaborates with other members of an athlete’s team, such as sports medicine professionals and other coaches, ensuring a holistic and safe progression towards the athlete’s performance goals.

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