Our athlete of the month is Hudson Orgeron. He’s is an eighth grader at Arnold Middle School in Newnan. Hudson began training at goperformance in June 2017. Since he started, he’s overcome an injury from hockey, gotten a lot stronger and increased his overall performance.
40 Yard Dash
5.95 seconds to 5.7 seconds
5 feet 9 inches to 6 feet to 5 inches (8 inch improvement)
14 inches to 16 inches (2 inch improvement)
5.09 seconds to 4.81 seconds
One of the main reasons Hudson was chosen for the Athlete of the Month is his perseverance. He sustained an injury playing hockey earlier in the Fall. He had a broken collar bone. He came in to see us and asked about what modifications could be made while he was recovering. His attitude during his injury was so admirable. He chose to continue training and pursue his goals regardless of the setbacks. Most people would have taken that as an out - to take the season off and use it as an excuse.
It’s awesome to see his maturity. Most people never understand this concept of perseverance. The fact is whether you are a student athlete or an adult client, something is always going to hinder you or get in the way. It’s up to you how you respond. Hudson was a great a great example of this type of determination.
Hudson’s resilience, perseverance and determination will serve him well this year during the hockey season. His attitude to constantly improve will serve him well in his sport and in life.
What do you enjoy the most about training at goperformance?
I love the coaches!
How has goperformance made you better at your sport?
I am significantly faster and my response time is better.
What achievement are you most proud of when it comes to your performance training with Lane at goperformance?
I am considerably stronger. I have been able to lift much more than when I started.
What’s your favorite thing about the training classes?
My favorite thing is probably the running. I enjoy learning the mechanics and improving my speed.
From Hudson’s parents:
Why did you choose goperformance?
While price was a factor in the beginning, after talking with Lane and watching Hudson during the introductory sessions, we knew this is where he wanted to be.
What sport does Hudson play?
Hudson has been playing ice hockey since he was three.
What motivates Hudson to train at goperformance?
He wants to get stronger and faster. This is the first year of full body contact in hockey and Hudson is somewhat small compared to most. This type of training certainly helps him in his sport.
What changes have you seen in him since he’s been training?
He appears stronger and more agile.
Why do you think goperformance is different than other places for sports performance training?
We visited three gyms and goperformance offered a supervised program that allowed us to choose a schedule that fits with Hudson's schedule.
Anything you’d like to add about his experience with goperformance?
Hudson looks forward to working out. He works hard and accepts any challenge that Lane gives him. He told us that he might want to be a trainer when he grows up if this hockey thing doesn't work out.