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Who we are

Founded in 2014, Premier Strength & Performance 

provides uncompromising strength & conditioning coaching and personal training for individuals, small groups and teams From Northern Vermont and New York, and have reached many more  across the United States, Canada, France, Ireland and New Zealand.


 Striving to redefine the private sector of strength & conditioning and 

personal training with our approach, methodologies, philosophies and ultimately our undeniable results, the facility and coaching staff at Premier Strength & Performance consistently reach and raise the bar.

The Gym

"You could build a race car with a hammer and a screwdriver, but you'll make a hell of a lot better one with the right tools."

-Matt Wenning 

Premier's 3600 square foot facility is outfitted with the very best equipment available and was designed to be as effective and purpose driven as possible for all of our clients and their varied needs.  New equipment additions and upgrades to existing equipment are a constant to 

accommodate the dynamics required

by each client and to further progress the capabilities of the facility.  

Our Ethos

"We are going to relentlessly chase perfection, knowing full well we will not catch it, because nothing is perfect. But we are going to relentlessly chase it, because in the process we will catch excellence.  I am not remotely interested in just being good."

-V. Lombardi


The training staff at Premier 

combine their knowledge of exercise physiology with astute perception of our clients' developmental needs in order to structure a program that maximizes results in the dynamics of the clients' respective objectives. 

Furthermore, cutting through the overabundance of convoluted, unnecessary trends, fads and new, "norms," now found in the industry of performance training, we maintain that an, "old school," mentality of work ethic, sweat equity and absolute effort be demanded and required as key components of success. These ideas paired together have provided 

undeniable results and success for our widely varied clients, 

and have set us apart in the strength training community. 

The Team

Joey Besl - Founder/Owner


Ryan Controvillas -

BS Biology


Exercise Physiologist

Miles Ellis -

MS Kinesiology

BS Nutrition


Joe Voelker -

BS Athletic Training


Henry Brandeis -


Daniel Lane -

BS Education (con. Coaching)


Dylan Novak


Matt Lumkes

BS Kinesiology

Contact Us

Training by appointment only

2613 Shelburne Rd.

Shelburne, VT. 05482

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