PERFORMANCE TRAINING CENTER.

PTC.

What are you capable of?

Discover what your body can do in our Performance Training Center, designed to accommodate functional, Olympic, personal, semi-private, and small group training.

Schedule. 

Open Rec. 

Experience the Performance Training Center.

All Rec Sports members have access to the Performance Training Center during designated "Experience PTC" hours (see schedule above). 
 

 

Experience PTC

Work out in the Performance Training Center during our open "Experience PTC" times. While the facility is still monitored by Rec Sports staff for your safety, you have the freedom to design and perform your own workout during this time. Participants are allowed to use all equipment except the platforms.

Students and Affiliates: FREE

Designed for:

  • Participants interested in a non-traditional workout experience

Prerequisites:

  • None

Components: 

  • Supervision of all bays by Rec Sports staff
  • Access to the following equipment:
    • Rig (squat racks and monkey bars)
    • Climbing
    • Turf
    • TRX
    • and more!

Test-Out Process.

Become eligible to use the Olympic weightlifting platforms.

Participants wishing to perform Olympic lifts on the platforms must demonstrate safe form in our test-out process, consisting of two phases.

Walk-in testing is available whenever the PTC is open for Olympic lifting.


Olympic Lifting Test-Out

Programs & Classes. 

Maximize your PTC experience.

 

Intro to Olympic Weightlifting

First session is now full, but the second session is still available. 

Learn the basic body positions, movement patterns, and lifts of Olympic weightlifting. Participants will progress from using just the barbell to adding weight plates. This class's objective is to develop a solid foundation for safe Olympic weightlifting practices.

Student: $39   Affiliate: $49

Designed for:

  • Participants with little to no experience in Olympic weightlifting who are interested in learning proper technique and safe form

Prerequisites:

  • None

Class Components:

  • Proper warm-up technique for Olympic weightlifting
  • Safety cues and technique instruction
  • Practice of the following lifts: Snatch, Clean, Jerk, Overhead Squat, Front Squat, Back Squat, Dead Lift, Strict Shoulder Press
  • 90 minutes of instruction
View schedule & register.

Sport Clubs.

Improve your performance with classes designed specifically for members of the Sport Clubs program.

We are introducing several classes designed to help Sport Clubs members improve their strength, endurance, agility, and more. Take your game to the next level with fitness instruction provided by our USA Weightlifting coaches and personal trainers.

Sport Clubs Fitness Training

Take your fitness to the next level. We'll build upon foundations of muscular strength, endurance, cardio, and motor skills. 

All Members: $25

Designed for:

  • Athletes involved in individual sports such as fencing, table tennis, and archery
  • Athletes involved in sports with a motor-skill focus 
Prerequisites:
  • Must be an active member of a Sport Club currently registered with Rec Sports 
Class components:
  • Bodyweight and free weight exercises to increase strength
  • Use of specialty equipment including TRX, battle ropes, ladders, med balls, and more

Sport Clubs Performance Training

Get stronger, faster, better. We'll use cycles and intervals to accelerate your physical training response.

All Members: $25 

Designed for:

  • Athletes involved in sports with an elevated competitive focus such as Ultimate Frisbee, Water Ski Team, Racquetball, Volleyball, and Water Polo
  • Preference will be given to members of Rec Sports Sport Clubs until February 20
Prerequisites:

  • Must be an active member of a Sport Club currently registered with Rec Sports 
  • Non-members of Sport Clubs may register after February 20
Class components:
  • High-intensity interval training to increase muscular conditioning
  • Use of specialty equipment including the rig, battle ropes, kettle bells, resistance bands, and more

Please direct any questions to Ryan Owen, Fitness & Wellness Intern, at rsowen@wisc.edu.

Sport Clubs Elite Training

Achieve the ultimate competitive edge in our most intense class. We'll focus on gaining speed, agility, power, and overall strength.  

All Members: $25

Designed for:

  • Athletes interested in training like the pros
  • Athletes in individual or team sports such as baseball, basketball, boxing, rugby, soccer, lacrosse, and wrestling
Prerequisites:

  • Successful completion of Olympic weightlifting test-out process (for athletes who wish to use the Olympic weightlifting platforms)
  • Must be an active member of a Sport Club currently registered with Rec Sports
Class components:
  • Power movements including the Squat, Deadlift, Clean, Jerk, and Snatch
  • Plyometric drills to increase speed and agility
  • Use of specialty equipment including the turf
  • Exercises including resistance sprints, sled pushes, sled pulls, ladder drills, and more

Policies. 

For your safety and those of others using the Performance Training Center, we appreciate your compliance with the following policies. Failure to follow these guidelines may result in suspension from platform privileges and possible expulsion from the facility.

FAQs. 

What we think you might have questions about.