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Owner, Human Performance Coach

Coach Aaron


Aaron Slusher is a sports performance & nutrition coach with 26 years of experience in the health & fitness industry. He started his love for fitness as a wrestler for Fairfield high school.  After high school, he joined the Naval Nuclear Engineering program.  While he was in the Navy, he was tasked with helping his classmates get in shape to pass their physical exams.  He realized he had a passion for guiding and coaching others to improve their healthy lifestyles.  After his military service, he decided to get certified as a fitness trainer with ISSA and pursue his passion while also studying Information Technology in college.  In 2006, he was struck by two cars when he stopped to help a disabled car on the side of the highway.  He had numerous injuries he needed to overcome.  Through his rehabilitation, he decided he wanted to learn more about the human body so he could help others the way he was helped.  This life-altering event became the birth of Achieve Peak Performance and reignited Aaron’s devotion to health, fitness, and coaching.


Aaron’s son Tristan was very active in sports at a very young age.  While traveling to games, coaching his son in youth sports, and helping his son with his training, Aaron’s interest in sports performance was peaked.  He saw the importance of developing young athletes to improve their self-esteem, prevent injuries, and become a better athlete.


Aaron currently lives in Cincinnati with his wife Theresa.  Now that Aaron’s son is an adult, he finds he has time to enjoy sports himself.  In his spare time, he enjoys training in Muay Thai & Jiu-Jitsu.  He also enjoys fostering dogs for Must Love Corso Rescue and working with Adaptive Athletes as a program director for a nonprofit organization.


U.S. Navy Nuclear Engineer (MMN)

B.S.I.T. Information Technology

M.S.I.T. Specialization in Information Assurance and Security


  • NSCACSCS (Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist)
  • Pn 1 & 2Precision Nutrition Exercise & Sports Nutrition Level 1 & 2
  • CWPC – Certified Weightlifting Performance Coach
  • CSAC – Certified Speed & Agility Coach
  • CSNCCertified Sports Nutrition Coach
  • CCCCertified Conditioning Coach
  • MO Level 1 – Movement Optimization for Prehab and Performance
  • RPR Level 1 – Reflexive Performance Reset
  • AIT – Adaptive & Inclusive Trainer


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Strength – Nutrition – Recovery – Mindset

    Happy Monday APP fam! This week we will be looking into how our body produces the energy it needs to do what we do best!

    Not gonna lie, this stuff can get dense. BUT, there are some key takeaways that everyone can use to train more intelligently.
    Be on the look out for upcoming graphics, and message us with any questions you may have!

    #energy #energyproduction #trainsmarternotharder #achievepeakperformance #theclimbstartshere

    #Repost @scienceforsport (@get_repost)
    ☕ Caffeine ☕⠀
    Easily accessible, not overly expensive and palatable, caffeine can be found in a variety of products including coffee, energy drinks and soft drinks ☕🥤⠀
    👉 To understand more about Caffeine and the impact it can have on your athletes, hit the LINK IN OUR BIO for your free video training - 'Why take Caffeine?' 🔗🔗🔗

    #Repost @coachjoeljamieson (@get_repost)
    Even without the gym, there are ways to help maintain your strength while improving your conditioning at the same time. Tempo lifting is the best method for this, because you need very little resistance for it to work.⁣

    The key reason for this is the speed and cadence. Tempo lifting is slow: two seconds up, two seconds down. Don't pause at any part of the rep.⁣

    This slow speed and lack of any pause lead to constant tension and add an additional load to your working muscles. ⁣

    What exercises can you use? ⁣

    For the upper body, simple bodyweight tempo push-ups are far more challenging than most people expect.⁣

    For pulling, you can use any sort of bar, or even a strong tree branch at the right height, for inverted rows. If you have any sort of resistance band, you can also add other tempo exercises like pull-aparts.⁣

    For the lower body, the easiest way to get the job done is with single-leg squats and lunges. If you have a training partner who you’re stuck in the house with, you can add manual resistance for leg curls and other hamstring exercises.

    Last but most definitely not least, this model is for those in the upper age bracket!

    You can see the focus shifting from more time in the "get some" zone, to most time in the warm-up and recovery zone.
    If some done with correct technique, there is still plenty of room for full body activation in the 1st and 3rd zones. it may just take a different form than the traditional heavy lifts we are use to. Look for examples this weekend!
    #neverstopclimbing #strengthandconditioning #exerciseandaging #achievepeakperformance #theclimbstartshere

    If you fall in this age group, notice that it looks pretty similar to the workout for someone a little younger!

    The most noticeable changes fall in the timing category. You will definitely still be able to hit some of the higher level exercise, however there is an added importance shown to the warm up and cool down periods.

    Check out this breakdown of time spent during each activity for someone on the younger side!

    Things to note:
    -Just because the warmup is shorter, Does not make it any less important!
    -Same with the cool down, do it. -You can fit a lot of really solid work in the "Get Some" block, but in order to do that, you need to properly fuel and rest your body. The other 23 hours matter just as much!


    Happy Easter from our Peak Performance Family to yours! We wish everyone a safe and happy Easter.
    #achievepeakperformance #peakperformancefamily #neverstopclimbing

    Gotta listen to those wise hermits, they know what's up!

    #wisdom #squats

    We want to help you feel good.
    Sometimes, feeling good involves throwing large objects around with considerable force!

    While you may not be able to do that with your children or other quarantine-mates, the APP Slam Bag is just the person for the job.
    Check out the Link-in-Bio to make yours today and start getting up in some of that much needed stress relief!

    We are excited to announce the expansion of our Achieve Peak Performance staff, welcome Coach Dan Scheid!

    #helloworld🌎 #welcometotheparty #goteam #harderbetterfasterstronger

    #Repost @strong_by_science (@get_repost)
    How we move changes how our muscles fire - new post coming to @theedgeu website soon! NBA, MLB, NFL and college staffs all using the website for their continuing education! Less than a dollar a day sign up now .
    EMG “Electromyography” is a way we can measure the electrical communication our muscles receive from our brain. How and what kind of exercises we perform can change how this electrical communication is sent. .
    There are lots of variations of this communication, but the easiest way to think of it is in terms of “bursts” versus “ramp”. .
    Burst EMG activity occurs with movements that require rapid rates of force development, ballistic actions (like jumping or throwing). These are most common in lots of prime movers in sporting actions - like your gastroc during jumping. The timing and firing of these bursts ultimately control movement .
    A ramp contraction is easiest to think about in terms of a heavy deadlift (in my opinion). EMG, rate of force development are produced in a “controlled” ramping - just like how you first take the slack out of the bar and slowly apply more and more force (obviously not too slowly) to the bar until it lifts. In other words, you don’t jerk it off the floor. .
    Both actions have the ability to recruit high threshold motor units and muscle fibers. Both have a time and place in training, but both are different in nature. .
    Burst like activities might be deemed more “sport specific” by some coaches and often are rapid, plyometric like movements. On the other hand ramp like contractions are seen in traditional resistance training exercises like a normal tempo squat and might occur in the less sport specific movements (working on hypertrophy or strength). .
    This is obviously a little over simplified due to the word count limit on Instagram, but hopefully it helps 👍

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