Welcome to Banzai Power and Performance! We are a cutting edge strength and conditioning program designed to mitigate sports injuries through proper biomechanical technique to ensure safety and optimal performance for the modern athlete. We will prepare our clients to maximize their performance in competition as well as in their everyday lives. Adults seeking a fresh way to change their current fitness routine would benefit greatly from our Complete Fitness Camp! See below for information about our programs!
Meet the Staff:
Director of Performance: Nick Friedrichsen, M.Ed., USAW SPC, IMPACT,CPR/AED
Bio: Nick started his first weight lifting program with his father in the basement of their home using plastic sand weights and a bar in 1991 while in the 7th grade. He then attended Omaha Central High School where he was a 4 sport athlete, which included a Boys 18&U Volleyball team. Nick also was a member of the varsity football(Defensive Captain & Spirit Award Recipient), basketball, and baseball teams for the Eagles until graduating in 1996. Nick has been working in strength and conditioning in one way or another for 15 years in addition to his full time job as a high school Skilled and Technical Sciences Instructor. He started training in college at University of Nebraska-Lincoln with Joe Hurley, formerly of Husker Power. After graduating with a B.S. in Education, he began teaching and coaching at Millard West HS here in Omaha. While at Millard West, Nick was the director of performance for Volleyball (2003-2008), Girl's Basketball (2004-2007), Softball (2004-2007), Men's Basketball (2004) and Wrestling (2008) where he designed and implemented in-season and off-season programs for the Wildcats while coaching several sports which included head volleyball coach for 3 seasons. He also served 3 seasons as a NSAA volleyball official while earning his Master's degree in Educational Administration from Concordia University Nebraska-Seward. In the private sector, Nick has a competitive club volleyball coach for 16 years, starting with Premier VBC. While at Premier, he had the opportunity to coach championship teams at the 17&U and 18&U levels. During his time with Premier, Nick worked part time as a trainer with The Xplosive Edge for 2.5 years. Nick sat for his USAW SPC certification at Mid-America Nazarene University in Olathe, KS in 2009 under USA Olympic Weightlifting Judge, Tom Cross. Nick has had the privilege to work with and learn from some of the best strength coaches, physical therapists, coaches, and athletes in the country. There is no better teacher than experience to learn how to pass that along to someone who is new to training. "Being involved in teaching and coaching athletics for so many years, I have been fortunate to see both sides of the coin from a performance perspective. "
In his personal life, competition has always been a passion. To keep his competitive spirit healthy, Nick competed in bodybuilding in the Men's Physique category for 3 years, finishing in the top 5 of his division twice, last competing in 2013. Since then, he enjoys coaching his kids' sports teams when he can and studying martial arts to keep learning and improving strength and flexibility as age gets to us all eventually! Nick is excited to share his passion for training with all of our Banzai athletes and parents to maximize performance and reduce the risk of injury for our athletes and clients. Nick is married to Farah and they have 2 kids, Owen(10) and Kira Hofer (15), and their American Bulldog, Jack Burton.
Coach Farah Friedrichsen, MEd:
Farah loves fitness and leading a healthy lifestyle! She took her weightlifting seriously about 10 years ago joining weight training classes and focusing more on eating healthier. It was not until she decided to do her first fitness competition in 2015, that she learned how hard work and consistency in diet and exercise was something that she loved. She competed a second time in 2017, earned an IPE professional status in Master’s Bikini Body Building and today continues to workout 5-6 days a week! Farah has a love helping others in health and wellness and cannot wait to train our athletes at Banzai.
Coach Nicole Bilgere:
Nicole has been training/teaching/coaching Martial Arts for over 25 years. She has been teaching group fitness for in Kettlebell, Kickboxing, Yoga, Circuit for more than 20 years. She owns and operates a Martial arts and Fitness Center in Papillion as well as teaches group fitness at the Sarpy YMCA and TFLiving Corporation. Nicole has also been actively involved n writing and teaching strength and conditioning programs for kids for the past 10 years. She operates a very successful after-school Martial Arts and Fitness program which picks up children every day from almost every PLV school and transports them to her training center. She is the head coach for the TEAM CSK Sport Karate team, competing in a highly competitive Martial Arts circuit all over the Midwest. She has made it her career and mission to encourage kids and adults to live a healthy lifestyle.
5th D Black Belt TaeKwonDo
200 RYT Yoga Certified
AFAA Group Fitness Certified
Kettle Bell AMPD Certified
Head Coach for TEAM CSK Sport Karate Team
Director & Head Instructor CSK After School Martial Arts & Fitness Program
Owner Champion Sport Karate
Yoga Instructor Sarpy YMCA
Yoga Instructor TFLiving Corporation
Coach Kraig Alesch
Kraig joins the staff at Banzai VBC in addition to his job as a Personal Trainer with Iron Heaven Gym. Kraig studied Human Performance it IWCC and has 5 years of large group and individual training experience. He also is active in bodybuilding competing in the Men's Physique category. He also is an AVID Minnesota Vikings fan.
Coach Pac Kamsanit
Bio coming soon
Let's get to work!
Nick "Freddy" Friedrichsen
Our Advisory Board:
Dr. Chris Margallo, DPT progressivemovementpt.com/services
Dr. Lucio Margallo II, M.D. www.avera.org/doctors/profile/lucio-margallo/#ProfileInfo
Jamie Belt, CSCS, RSCC, CES
Strength and Conditioning Programs - July 1 - August 5
Academy Level - 8-13 years old
Performance Level 14-18 years old
Complete Performance Level - 18+
ALL packages come with a 1X $20 on-boarding fee for evaluation and technique education. Signing up also includes a Banzai P&P T-Shirt
Package One - 3x 60-75 minute sessions per week for $125/Month
Package Two - 2x 60-75 minute session per week for $85/month (2 or more month commitment $75/mo)
*Limit 20 athletes per time slot
ALL Banzai Club Athletes team training - $450 or $75/mo for 6 months - 2x per week around practices. Can be worked into your club fees for your convenience
ADULT Fitness Classes
Complete Fitness Camp -Utilizing the tools of college strength and conditioning programs, the Complete Camp is perfect for anyone looking to get fit in a safe and fun environment. This is ideal for all levels of fitness and personal accommodations can be made on a case by case basis. Technique is a major focus and our coaches make that their top priority. The Complete camp is held 4 days a week, encompassing all the fundamentals of the core strength and conditioning lifts as well as functional movements to maximize your fitness for the everyday active individual all while dropping body fat!
Schedule: MTTRF 5:30am-6:45am
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