SPEED, STRENGTH & CONDITIONING

"As a pitcher and third basemen I wanted to strengthen my core, increase my quickness, and strengthen my throwing arm. I have worked with COACH Jim Tang for three years and I have grown tremendoulsy in each area, thanks to COACH TANG's intense workouts. When I began working with him I was able to throw a baseball in the upper 70's. Now, I am entering college with a 90 mph fastball. I'm very grateful for what COACH has done for me, and look forward to training with him in the future."  |  Mike K.  (varsity basebalL)

"I have been working with COACH Jim Tang and Blackline Athletic for about a year now. I have never felt stronger. I thought I was in good shape before working with COACH TANG; I could run fast and was the appropriate weight for my height. I started training with Blackline in order to get ready for a football combine in April 2009. I realized after my first few workouts with Him that the shape I was in wasn't my best.  He devises workouts that challenge me week after week and makes me stronger, fitter and leaner. Today, I'm in the best shape I have ever been in."  |  Brian M.  (VARSITY FOOTBALL)

"This past year, coach jim tang at blackline athletic helped Billy focus on core training along with glute / quad in order to help increase his pitching for his sophomore year. As a side benefit, his hitting has improved and has moved up to batting 4th or 5th in the lineup, creaming 370 foot home runs! We look forward to training again with jim after baseball season is complete. Thanks for everything, we really appreciate the relationship!"  |  doug p., father of billy  (varsity baseball)

"Working with BLACKLINE speed & strength coach, Jim tang has been great. The one-on-one sessions gave my son the personal attention he needed for speed, agility, and strength. In football, my son went from gaining a 3-5 yards on running plays to breaking 50 and 80 yard touchdown runs as well as returning two kick returns for touchdowns. What a difference! The results were clearly visible and a pleasure to see on the field."   |  DEAN p., FATHER OF BEN  (JUNIOR FOOTBALL)

“As a tight end I desired to be quicker, faster, and more explosive. Mr. Tang developed a personal training program that maximized my performance in new and innovative ways. I've entered my junior year of football feeling more prepared and confident to perform at a higher level.“  |  -Greg p. Jr. (varsity FOOTBALL & baseball)

“I really appreciate the time and thought Jim put into designing drills specific to Greg's athletic improvement. He enjoys working with him. My wife and I have talked Jim up to others and will continue to do so.”  Greg p. Sr., Father of Greg Jr. (VARSITY FOOTBALL & BASEBALL)

"As a parent of an athlete being trained at Blackline Athletic, I am very pleased with my daughter’s progress. We’ve tried two other speed and agility trainers and feel this is by far the best. I feel Jim’s knowledge of mechanics is superior to the other trainers. He fixed my daughter’s running form in no time, and her speed is greatly improved. He is willing to make the speed, agility, and reaction time training sport specific.  My daughter is not so sore that she can’t practice her sport the next day, as she has been with other trainers. My daughter has PANDAS disease and it was affecting her motor coordination. Jim was very patient and willing to work with her where she was at, to the point that the effect of the disease is no longer noticeable."  |  DIANE L., MOTHER OF JULIE  (JV SOFTBALL)

"I am a 16 year old training with COACH Jim TANG. Being a baseball player, I felt I needed to increase my quickness, core strength and endurance. Working with Jim helped me attain these things, as well as improving upon other aspects of my fitness. He has prepared me for my baseball season and I feel more ready than ever to step on the field. I feel more confident while playing and I owe this to Mr. Tang."  |  Alex S. (vARSITY BASEBALL)

“I am a 17 year old male training with COACH Jim TANG, and I have to thank him for all he has done. His intense workouts have strengthened my legs, core, and upper body. I have been training with him for 8 weeks and have already lost 15 pounds; in place of that weight I’ve lost, I’ve gained some muscle. The agility drills we do have really improved my defense in basketball; I'm no longer slow when it comes to foot work or moving with the player I'm guarding.”  Jeremy R. (VARSITY BASKETBALL)

"I can’t speak highly enough about the training my son received from Blackline Athletic. He just turned 15 and began working with Coach Jim Tang this fall to increase speed and agility. He has always been a naturally quick and agile athlete in both football and baseball. However, as he began to grow in height, he was feeling a little unnatural and slower; unaccustomed to his longer legs. In just one intense workout this past fall, he quickly realized coach Tang’s training methods would bring the results he was looking for, allowing him to re-gain his speed and agility. While he recognized coach Tang’s workouts were likely the most intense training he has had so far as an athlete, he was excited to go each week and completed 6 sessions. This training will result in better results on any field of play, be it baseball, football, basketball, track or any other sport. My son will continue to work with Blackline going forward."  |  Pete P., Father of Ben  (jV FOOTBALL & BASEBALL)                                                                                                                                                              

"My eleven-year-old daughter, Amanda, had fun at the SPARQ training sessions over the summer. Her speed and agility were much improved, preparing her well for the upcoming long soccer season. The trainer was always well prepared and the flexible scheduling helped make everything fit nicely into Amanda's complex schedule. Thanks so much! She is already looking forward to her next session"  |  Jay B., Father of Amanda (SOCCER)

“My seven-year-old son Joseph started playing little league this summer. Joseph was disappointed in himself due to the fact he was not keeping up with the other boys on the team. I called Jim at Blackline Athletic and explained my son’s issues with running and agility. After just one session with Jim, Joseph could not wait to go back the following week for training. Ten sessions later, Joseph has made amazing improvements in both his speed and agility! Jim is a great motivator. What makes his skills so good is he loves his job and the kids love him. Thanks to Jim’s training, Joseph is now playing soccer, keeping up with the other kids and feeling good about himself."   Mike G., Father of Joe (soccer)

“Thanks again for the great work you did with our twelve-year-old son, Matt. Since he began with you, he has tried out for travel basketball and baseball teams and we've noticed that he is faster, more confident, more athletic, and has greater endurance. I know you pushed him very hard during each session, yet he loved it! You have an ability to make the hardest workout enjoyable by varying the routines, keeping an upbeat attitude, and giving the right amount of encouragement. I also appreciate the way you modeled for Matt a strong work ethic and a professional attitude toward your coaching. Matt is looking forward to working again with you after baseball season next year! You did everything we hoped for in a personal trainer by planning great individual sessions and improving his form and movement. I gladly will recommend you to anyone who is looking for the best possible performance training.”  KEN & LINDA C., PARENTS OF  MATT (BASKETBALL)

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ADULT FITNESS  &  EXERCISE THERAPY

“I am a 48-year-old male and I have been working with Jimmy Tang twice a week for over a year now. I was always a decent athlete, but I never worked out with weights or did any kind of speed and agility training. Thanks to Jimmy, I am in the best shape of my life. I am stronger and more fit than ever—head to toe. Our workouts are intense and they change every time. I am very competitive and he pushes me to my limits which I like a lot. The hour flies by and I am absolutely beat at the end of our workouts, but I feel great. Jimmy’s workouts have helped me to improve my racquetball game, baseball game, and his core and balance work have improved my golf game. Back, shoulder, and neck pain that I used to have is gone because we have strengthened those areas of my body. Best trainer I have ever had.”  |  Rob F., age 48

"My name is Peggy and I am a middle aged woman who had no desire to workout or get into any kind of shape. My two boys have become young men and I was afraid if I kept treating my body the way I had been I wasn’t going to live to enjoy my grandchildren. I met kELLY while She was working with my younger son at Blackline Athletic.  She had a way with him that made him work really hard and yet he had fun doing it. I decided I should give working out a try but I was afraid of hurting my back again. I had surgery the year before and I made that an excuse NOT to workout. I gave KELLY a try and After working out with hER I am in the best shape of my life. I am 40 pounds lighter and have a bounce in my step that I had when I was younger. KELLY is an awesome trainer. She pushes you when you need pushing and yet She understands the aches and pains of the mature woman. I can not express just how much I appreciate his kind nature and hER willingness to help me get back into shape and enjoy my life again. If you would have asked me a year ago if I like working out I would have said absolutely not. Now, I cannot wait to workout!"  |  peggy s., AGE 50

"I'm 55 years old and have been playing competitive sports all my life. As I have gotten older, I discovered that it becomes even more crucial to keep your entire body in the best shape possible, not only to continue with those sports but more importantly, to avoid nagging, debilitating injuries. Jimmy has worked with me to strengthen all my supportive body parts while at the same time, has enhanced my cardio capabilities to stay in the "game". My performance levels, including speed, have returned to a level where they were when I was 35 or 40. My greatest pleasure right now is to competitively play racquetball with guys who could be my son. Age is a matter of endurance. Staying competitive is all about fine tuning your body and that requires guidance and persuasive encouragement. Thanks, Jimmy, for giving me a continued lease on the action."  |  Teddy K., age 55

"BOUGHT A PAIR OF JEANS YESTERDAY AND I AND DOWN FROM A SIZE 18/20 PANT TO A 14/16!  MY GOAL IS A SIZE 12/14 OR 10/12. ALSO, I DID CHEER TRYOUT PRACTIVE AND TAUGHT THE GIRLS THE DANCE WHICH IS SUPER FAST.  I DID NOT REALIZE, BUT NORMALLY I AM OUT OF BREATH! I WAS GOING AND GOING TO THE POINT THAT I DIDN'T REALIZE THE GIRLS WERE DYING BECAUSE THEY WERE OUT OF SHAPE!  IT WAS LIKE NOTHING FOR ME! YOU GET SO MUCH MORE THAN LOSING WEIGHT. THAT COMES WITH TIME.  MY BODY IS CHANGING, MY EATING HABITS, ETC.. THANKS GUYS! YOU ARE THE BEST!"  |  TONDA L., AGE 36

"I have been working with Jimmy at my home for about five months. He is by far the best trainer I have ever had. He comes up with new training routines and makes each session enjoyable. He is more than a trainer - I consider him a friend. I feel better and look forward to each session. More than the training, Jimmy has helped me deal with the stress in my life. I am in the financial services business and obviously things have been stressful.  Jimmy has helped me deal with the pressures of my business. He had been a great help to my physical and mental health."  |  Kevin G., age 50

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POST-REHABILITATION

“My name is Bobbi and I am 48 years old. I have arthritis, spinal stenosis, and fibromyalgia. Exercise keeps me moving. Jimmy Tang keeps me strong. Jimmy has adapted my workouts in such a way that I target and strengthen muscle groups I have never been able to strengthen before. He has helped me increase not only my strength, but my aerobic capacity as well. Today I am stronger, leaner, and more energetic thanks to Jimmy's knowledge and creativity."  |  Bobbi F., age 48

“During the winter of 2007/2008 it became clear that I needed an exercise program to help address some health problems. I was so fortunate to have Jimmy as my personal trainer at home. Because of my age and limitations, he developed a personalized program that helped me reach important goals. It gave me the confidence to take a long planned trip because of increased strength and balance. Thank you, Jimmy.”  |  Carol S., age over 75

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