About Our Team

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Javier Carpio

President, CEO, Sport Specific Trainer/Coach

Graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion from Florida Atlantic University in 2014.

While studying, he focused on fitness and holistic approaches to wellness. He was accepted as a member of the American College of Sports Medicine. He assisted various professors with studies specifically related to Exercise Physiology, Exercise testing and Neurophysiology. He was one of seven males that participated in the study that correlates the  effect of acute moderate-intensity continuous and high intensity interval exercise on serum brain-derived neurotrophic factor in recreationally trained males. Completing a VO2peak test and two protocols on separate days, (MCE) 28 min at 60% Workrate max (WRmax) and (HIE) 28 min of intervals at 90%WRmax (10- 1 min intervals separated by 2 min of rest). Serum BDNF and lactate were determined prior, during, and following both protocols.

He also had the opportunity to participate with the FAU Wellness Program, designed to help students gain hands on experience monitoring vital signs and designing an exercise protocol that adheres to individuals’ specific risk factors. FAU department of exercise science and health promotion program is consistent with the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Strength and Conditioning Association‘s standards.

Finally, he completed an internship at Weston Medical Wellness and Rehab before graduating.

Javier began working for Excel Sports Performance in 2013 while completing his bachelor’s degree. He is very passionate about Strength and Conditioning and specializes in building personalized workouts that maximize strength, power, speed, agility, flexibility, to ensure athletes are in peak condition for the competitive season.

Javier was granted permission to bring an Excel Sports Performance franchise to South Florida and officially began operating as Excel Sports Miami during April 2015.

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Ben Barrick

National Director for Sports Performance at Excel Sports Performance Franchise Intl.

Ben is the National Director for Sports Performance at Excel Sports Performance Franchise International and he has been working in the field of Movement and Sport Performance in various capacities for fifteen years. He has earned his bachelor’s degree in Sports Management from Southwest Missouri. Ben also has Certification in Performance Nutrition (SPN) from the International Sports Science Association, and a Specialist in Sports Conditioning (SPC) from ISSA. He is a member of the National Strength and Condition Association. He is also a long term member of the American Football Coaches Association. Additionally, Ben also holds ESP’s Master Certification E.S.P.R.R.O certification.

Ben has actively assisted in the performance development of many current NFL, NBA, MLS, MMA, ATP, and MLB athletes and Professional Organizations. He has prepared scores of athletes who have signed professional contracts. Ben’s training includes: One Heisman Trophy winner, 20 All-Americans, award winners for the following: Dave Remington, Bronko Nagurski, Doak Walker, Biletnikoff, and Jim Thorpe Awards. Ben has headed up Combine Preparation for Nike Sparq, Scout Fox Inc, and Underarmour Combines for his proprietary expertise in movement-specific, position, and sport specific techniques. Since he has joined ESP, he has implemented the ESP system for many professional organizations and collegiate groups around the World.