Today we’d like to introduce you to Eric Cressey, Pete Dupuis.
Believe it or not, they started out as first-year roommates at Babson College. Eric transferred to pursue exercise science, while Pete stuck it out in business school and did his MBA. Many years later, they reconvened to found CSP in 2007 as Eric’s training business grew and Pete’s business acumen proved important to manage that growth.
Specifically, they found a “niche” in delivering specific strength and conditioning expertise to baseball players, a very underserved population. They currently train players from all 30 Major League Baseball organizations and have had over 125 players drafted since 2011. Last year, both Cy Young award winners – Corey Kluber and Max Scherzer – trained at CSP facilities (they have another location in Jupiter, FL).
While they are best known for their work with baseball players, they also offer training for a wide variety of other clients, from general fitness enthusiasts to athletes from other sports.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Every business faces challenges, but ours have been the “good” kinds – usually to do with managing growth (larger facility, more staff, etc.).
An interesting challenge is that we often joke that we’re better known nationally and internationally than we are locally. Moreover, we’ll often hear that some folks think our facility is “only for elite athletes.” That couldn’t be further from the truth, though; we have an awesome general fitness clientele that we love just as much as our athletes!
We’d love to hear more about your business.
Cressey Sports Performance is a training facility designed by athletes for athletes, and those looking to make a serious commitment to their long-term health. While we are best-known for how our comprehensive services benefit baseball players, the truth is that we work extensively with many different types of athletes and general fitness folks from all walks of life. We’ve trained everyone from nine-year-olds, to Olympians, to Major League Baseball players, to post-pregnancy women, to a client with advanced multiple sclerosis. At the end of the day, efficient movement is efficient movement, whether you’re pitching in the World Series or trying to bend over to tie your sneakers without low back pain.
We’re known for challenging people to be the best version of themselves with well-thought-out, individualized programming that can be safely executed and progressed in a motivating environment. We want people to become part of the “CSP Family” so that the facility becomes their third place behind home and work/school.
We’re proud not only of the results our clients have earned, but also of our impact in the community, from extensive charity fundraising efforts to creating an unconditionally positive environment for young athletes to pursue their goals and foster behaviors for long-term success. We’re also proud to be a “teaching facility” to up-and-coming strength and conditioning coaches and physical therapists. Former CSP interns are currently employed as strength and conditioning coaches, physical therapists, and athletic trainers in the NBA, NHL, MLB, and NFL.
What were you like growing up?
As is often the case with those who wind up in the fitness industry, we were athletes growing up. We just weren’t even close to good enough to get paid to play the sports we loved! Coaching – and running a business in this world – was the next best way to leverage our passions and strengths in this regard.
- Our semi-private model is the most popular, and clients are thoroughly evaluated to start. We use this first session to gather the information necessary to prepare a month of entirely individualized training materials. Following the assessment, athletes execute personalized training materials in a group setting. Our client-to-coach ratio is set at a maximum of 5:1 and new clients can expect the first couple of weeks of training with us to be extremely coaching intensive. The prices are:
- $399/month: Programming plus unlimited training (up to six days per week)
- $369/month: 8 sessions per month
- $219/month: 4 sessions per month
- We also have CSP Strength Camps, which are structured group training in a high-energy environment. Groups are capped at 15-participants and each session lasts exactly 60-minutes. Classes are available early mornings (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) and at 6:45pm on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. The prices are:
- $99 trial month
- $179/month thereafter
- Address: Cressey Sports Performance
577 Main St.
Hudson, MA 01749
- Website: http://www.CresseySportsPerformance.com
- Phone: (978) 212-2688
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/cresseysportsperformance
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CresseyPerformance/
- Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/CresseySP