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ABOUT US

Pierre Spies International Sport Institute (PSI) is a professional organization dedicated to advancing sport science and the strength and conditioning profession around the globe.

PSI improves the sport and fitness industry by supporting strength and conditioning professionals, personal trainers, fitness enthusiasts, sport coaches and managers devoted to helping others discover and maximize their strengths in the profession and/or playing field.

We broadcast research-based theory and its practical application by offering unique and tailored courses, research studies, career development services, and continuing education workshops to name a few.

The PSI support structure is composed of more than 10 member countries with elite sport and conditioning professionals who further industry standards as researchers, educators, strength coaches, personal trainers, and other roles in the sport and fitness industry.

PSI’s MISSION AND VISION FOR THE WORLD OF SPORT AND FITNESS

OUR VISION:

The Pierre Spies International Sport Institute Vision is to promote the complete development and progression of the body (physical) the mind (intellectual) and social (network) of individuals in the sport and fitness market and provide the foundation to transform personal lives and sport and fitness social institutions in ways that enable them to realize their full potential and, thus, find purpose, meaning, fulfilment, and peace through sport and fitness. 


OUR MISSION:

PSI’s fundamental structure and essence is to develop and progress all who participate in human progression whether it is conditioning, playing the game better or making sure the rules are met.

We ultimately believe in the positive change that comes from the sport and fitness environment on all levels.

As we are in a market where sport and exercise science are ever changing, PSI always provides certainty that we are up to date with what is trending and what is required to stand out from the fitness crowd.

PSI always adapts, compensates, changes and progresses to be one of the most appealing and alternative Sport and fitness Institutes out there.

PSI Convey superior continuous education to meet the practical application of the fitness profession and societal requirements, and achieve excellence in educating- Instructing, conditioning and training the sport and fitness community.

PSI is passionate in attracting and developing talented and committed human resource in the fitness world, establishing and developing a fitness environment encouraging out of the box thinking; innovation, creativity, strong committed team-spirit and entrepreneurial leadership qualities.

Simplify active interactions among the sport and fitness industry and PSI students, and foster networking with alumni, sport industries leaders and institutions.

Practice and promote impeccable standards of professional sport and fitness ethics, transparency, accountability, pro-active, enthusiastic and positive attitude.


WHO WE ARE AS AN INSTITUTE

PSI is a continuous education and training company that helps people reach higher human performance and achieve more out of life at all levels.

Why higher human performance?

We started our story in 2008 with the belief that human performance is for all of us. We felt intensely about this but weren’t yet sure how to impact people for them to see and develop their own true potential.

Rather than limiting ourselves to conventional industries we decided to focus solely on total human optimization and therefore prepping any individual for life whether it is sport performance, bettering general health, promoting your corporate wellness or achieving personal goals- we are highly interested in putting people in the best position/shape to take control of their total health so they can succeed at anything.

That’s why we’ve created an educational structure for achievement that any organization, College, school, club, team and or individual can use to help reach their pinnacle as a human being. After all, the total health and performance of every person is vital for optimal life.

 

WHAT WE DO AS AN INSTITUTE

Your performance potential is personal…

When it comes to educating health and performance, a one-size-fits-all approach is yesterday’s achievement having no results today.

That’s why we’ve created an Institute for achievement that goes beyond sports performance. We’re educating people about the things that are vital to their physical, mental and social wellness not neglecting sport performance — the elements they need to perform at an optimal level day after day.

PSI Solutions

When you focus on our solutions, you will find designer, continuous, educational workshops and courses, specific conditioning plans that guide people to improve in the three pillars of PSI:

(P)-physical, (S)-social (I)-intellectual.

We have created and developed an environment at PSI, that helps you feel safe, supported, and in control of your PSI (physical, social and Intellectual) state. Every last person in the PSI environment works together to produce ongoing better results for YOU.


THE PSI APPROACH

WE USE THIS SYSTEMATIC APPROACH TO DEVELOP A BETTER YOU...

1. NEEDS

Need survey:
We pursue to understand the needs and aspirations of every person we work with, whether it is a student who wants to better their knowledge in sport physiology or a team that requires mental strength prepping with whom we work. A personal approach leads to increased performance outcomes.

2. DEVELOP

Develop and select:
We develop solutions based on your specific needs, goals and requirements as an Individual. No matter what you want to achieve for your organization, team, or yourself, you need an educational plan, conditioning program and or motivational structure that can support your specific required PSI (physical, social, intellectual) prosperity.

3. DELIVER

Deliver/ Provide:
We deliver solutions to our students, athletes and or organizations that are reliable, valid, and positively transferable and backed by time tested research and knowledge. Providing specific plans, programmes and courses to support the population’s broad needs and requirements.

4. REFINE

Refinement structure:
We’re constantly re- testing and adjusting our systems to produce measurable outcomes throughout. We know variety is key and new stimulation on all three PSI pillars of human performance is required.  

5. PROGRESS

Progression, Post Report:
We always structure our solutions process with a post report feedback from our clients/ students on their subjective stated progression to see if optimization has fully occurred and if our service is at a personal satisfactory level. 

CONTINUING EDUCATION
(Sports Industry Expertise):

"Knowledge is power"

PSI is here to fill in the gaps and elevate your career and your clients with the latest in human and sport performance.

There is always more to learn about human and sport performance, so never stop sharpening your expertise. Our courses and workshops guide trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, sport and fitness specialist through the latest advancements and practices. Available in class contact practical and theory application, our continuing education is designed for sport and fitness professionals at any point in their careers.

You'll gain the knowledge and confidence you need to develop highly specific programs and lead clients and or athletes to higher human performance.


PSI Education Capabilities:

• On site continuing education (practical and theory).

• Consulting.

• Tutoring for exam preps or assignments.

• Extra resource classes.

• Research and case studies.

• Mentorship programmes.

• Practical educational workplace hours.

• Educational elite Internships.


ON SITE PSI - EDUCATION

Learn from other professionals through classroom and practical experiences.

These courses and workshops is the first step in immersing yourself in the unique methodology and rationale behind the programs that help top athletes around the globe succeed. You’ll learn from the top professionals who use this methodology daily, covering everything from exercise physiology and sport specific testing to programming, sport nutrition and supplementation.


Custom alternative education making you the sharpest professional individual in the game.

Courses and workshops are defined under the three pillars of P S I: 

(P)-HYSICAL

PSI Training and Conditioning Methods.
• The Continuum of Strength fundamentals.
• The Continuum of Endurance fundamentals.
• The Continuum of Speed fundamentals.
• The Continuum of Power fundamentals.
• The Continuum of Flexibility fundamentals.
• PSI –Programming, Periodization and Optimal performance.
• Alternative Conditioning Methods.
• Prehab and Reconditioning.
• Rigid and Kinetic Mobility Strapping.
• Subtle Science of Sport Supplementation.
• Goal Specific Testing and assessment, Target Training, Intra Testing.  

(S)-OCIAL

PSI Community Responsibilities.
• Developing a Performance Culture.
• How to Build Myself as a Brand.
• The health and fitness social code.
• Community development.
• Sport Communication.
• Sport entrepreneurship and networking.  

(I)-NTELLECTUAL

PSI Cognitive Performance System. 
• Mastering Your Sports Mind (Mental strength, Body Mind Connection, grit/work-capacity).
• Mastering Your Pre Game Activation Routine and Post Work-Out Recovery Regimen.   

WHAT YOU'LL RECEIVE WHEN DOING A PSI COURSE OR WORKSHOP

• PSI limited edition apparel and other cool stuff.

• Exclusive discounts from PSI partners.

• Special access to PSI master training workshops.

• Added to the Pierre Spies International Sport Institute closed group for sport performance professionals where you will network with top sport organizations and receive the latest P-S-I Info.

• Opportunity to be part of the elite PSI internship programme.

PSI GROUP CLASSES STRUCTURED TO PROMOTE VARIETY, CAMARADERIE, AND TEAM BASED SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT FOR RECREATIONAL TO PROFESSIONAL ATHLETES

Group classes consists of:  

• Pilates

• yoga

• Group cycle fitness

• Functional alternative conditioning

• Kettle bell training.

• Boxing fitness

• Dance fitness

• Bar

• Olympic lifting

PSI SPORT LAB, WEIGHT ROOM AND FIELD TESTING CAPABILITIES

• Body composition.
• Weight distribution.
• Bunkie test.
• Postural assessment.
• Flexibility.
• Balance and proprioception.
• Functional threshold power.
• Body to power ratio.  

• Peak power capability.
• Muscle type.
• Energy system utilization.
• Target training.
• VO2max.
• Vertical power.
• Horizontal power.
• Power endurance.    

• Maximal strength.
• Isometric strength.
• Max speed.
• Speed endurance.
• Muscular endurance.
• Functional movement screening.
• Agility.
• Skill transfer.  

DID YOU KNOW PSI IS THE 1ST SOUTH AFRICAN SPORT PERFORMANCE INSTITUTE WITH A FULL DYNOSTICS SYSTEM. 

• Metabolic analysis • Basal metabolic rate analysis • Power analysis

• Individual nutrition and exercise strategy

METABOLISM ANALYSIS FOR A TAILORED NUTRITIONAL AND TRAINING STRATEGY

The metabolism analysis DYNOSTICS nutrition determines the personal basal metabolic rate, which means the exact calorie consumption per day, as well as the proportion of carbohydrates, fat and protein.

Smart measurement of individual basal metabolic rate as a high-quality entry-level tool for your customers and those who could become one
Less time spent: 5-minute rest test provides an ideal start and finishing point for effective training and targeted nutrition
Integrated DYNOSTICS app delivers personalized nutritional recommendations right after analysis, tailored to your customers’ goals
Detailed breakdown: exact calorie consumption per day including percentage of carbohydrates, fat and protein 

PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS TO THE INDIVIDUAL PULSE RANGES

DYNOSTICS performance shows exactly in which pulse ranges the most fat is burnt, when power is increased and when muscles in the anaerobic area over acidify.

Integrated DYNOSTICS app provides customized training recommendations tailored to your customer’s personal goal
Optimal pulse range: analysis of fat and carbohydrate metabolism during exercise (aerobic vs. anaerobic)
Regular control measurements: ideal as a long-term customer loyalty step
Smart analysis system: best available examination quality and informative value through fully automated operation. 

(P)HYSICAL STATE OF HUMAN PERFORMANCE

Recall, Analyze and Apply of:

(S)OCIAL SUPPORT OF HUMAN PERFORMANCE

Recall, Analyze and Apply of:

(I)NTELLECTUAL APPLICATION OF HUMAN PERFORMANCE

Recall, Analyze and Apply of:

DON'T SEE WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING FOR?

PSI CUSTOM CONTINUING EDUCATION

We at PSI offer custom continuing education programs for athletes, teams and organizations. We’ll help you define an area of interest and provide a custom educational experience that’s convenient for you. Now that’s what we call thinking outside the box and always being on the forefront of sport, fitness and wellness education.  

PERFORMANCE SPECIALISTS’ COLLABORATION SESSIONS

Improve your coaching, conditioning and training game by watching some of our top performance specialists train PSI athletes in various sports.

Sometimes, the best way to learn is through observation. This experience allows you to sit in as our performance specialists’ work with top athletes.

See the PSI methodology in action. During this unique observation experience, you’ll see PSI Performance specialists lead and instruct players through superior conditioning programs.

You will also have a chance to talk with the PSI performance specialists to elaborate on the training regimen, technique and culture you observed. Take the experience you have learnt back to your own environment and keep progressing your clients’ status.

Course location: Only available at the PSI PIERRE SPIES INTERNATIONAL SPORT INSTITUTE main facility. Please email us at info@psisportinstitute.com to schedule.

PERFORMANCE PEOPLE @ PSI

PERFORMANCE SPECIALISTS

Performance specialists build relationships with athletes and individuals to inspire, motivate and empower them to achieve their fitness and performance goals.
Working closely with individuals, athletes and teams, our performance specialists create periodized game plans for success.
Our performance specialists, or coaches, are recognized globally for their knowledge, background, and credentials.
They create personalized specific training programs, motivate and assist people with achieving their personal and fitness goals, and develop a bond with people by being available for questions and providing clear, positive solutions.
Performance specialists hold bachelors or master’s degrees in sport science, exercise science or strength and conditioning and work with a network of researchers, industry professionals, and partners to stay on the forefront of science and research in the industry. They’re continuously seeking to improve knowledge, understanding, and practice the PSI methodology.
Depending on your needs, our specialists can be stationed at your worksite or may be brought in virtually or in person at designated times for education and consultation. 

PHYSIOTHERAPISTS and BIOKINETICISTS

Our physiotherapists and biokineticists collaborate with members of our performance team to create individualized and comprehensive rehabilitation plans. They systematically support people to fully recover from injury or surgery in the most efficient way possible.
Through a personalized approach to rehabilitation, our physiotherapists and biokineticists provide effective and efficient paths toward recovery.
Our rehab staff bridge the gap between rehabilitation and performance, engaging a progressive approach to treatment. In collaboration with performance specialists and sport nutrition specialists, they focus on helping the person as a whole recover from injury or surgery in the most efficient and effective manner.

Depending on your needs, our physiotherapist and or biokineticist can provide return-to-sport rehabilitation, prevention, and occupational and orthopedic therapies. Like our specialists and nutritionists, our physiotherapist and biokineticist work in collaboration with our network of researchers, industry professionals, and partners.

They can be stationed at your worksite or brought in virtually at designated times to provide education and consultation. 

LIFESTYLE AND MENTAL STRENGTH COACHES

Our lifestyle and mental strength coaches work with individuals and athletes to improve performance by strengthening their mind-body connection and ability to handle pressure, daily stress and anxiety.

Provide the resources you as an individual or player needs to achieve a state of mind that helps you perform at your best.

Lifestyle and mental strength coaches play a distinctive role in PSI for guiding individuals and athletes in all areas of their lives.

Our lifestyle and mental strength coaches first determine the skills your players need to succeed in their sport or position through athlete profiling, then advise them on how to optimize these skills. In addition to employing PSI methodology, they use visualization, positive self-talk, meditation, goal setting and focus strategies to help strengthen the mind-body connection, allowing athletes to achieve a state of mind that helps them consistently perform at a high level.

SPORT NUTRITION SPECIALISTS

Sport nutrition is the fuel of performance:
Our sport nutrition specialists are educated and experienced in providing individuals and athletes with the guidance, support, and motivation they need to nourish their bodies for optimal performance in all facets of sport and life.
Sport nutrition specialists create nutrition plans and guide people to fuel their bodies for optimal performance at work, home, and play.
Nutrition provides the substrates to fuel the mind and body and maximize performance. Our sport nutrition specialists aim to make it easier and more meaningful for people to fuel their bodies.
Our nutrition team members are experienced, dynamic public speakers and experts in performance nutrition.

They work to stay on the forefront of science and research in their fields by collaborating with our network of researchers, partners, and industry professionals.

Our sport nutrition specialists coordinate nutrition-related programming, lead one-on-one and group nutrition consultations, and develop nutrition and supplementation plans.Because we focus on nutrition as the foundation for success, our sport nutrition specialists help integrate nutrition into other areas of health and wellness programs.

Depending on your needs, our sport nutrition specialists can provide education, consultation and nutritional plans. 

GROUP EXERCISE INSTRUCTORS

Group exercise instructors aim to create an engaging and social environment while providing the individualized support and guidance people need to achieve their health and fitness goals.

PSI Certified instructors are highly educated in their specialty and are game changers in the industry.
Our group exercise instructors motivates, Inspires and creates a family environment of people who support each other as they strive to improve their health and fitness.
Group exercise instructors are tasked with engaging, motivating, and guiding people of all fitness levels. They hold certifications from nationally recognized organizations, specialty certifications when appropriate, and current CPR/AED certification.

Most importantly, our group exercise instructors aim to make each group exercise class as fun as possible while challenging each person to meet or exceed his or her personal fitness goals. 

PSI - HIGH PERFORMANCE SPORT AND LIFESTYLE CONDITIONING

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SPORT TEAMS:

Keep your team happy, healthy and performing repeatedly at their best during all the seasons with our professional high performance training programs for sports teams and players.

Through training, nutrition, rehabilitation, and sport science services, we provide the support needed to help your team meet their highest goals.

PSI can provide both short-term and long-term solutions in terms of programming to optimize physical and mental performance for athletes as they gear up for the any season. Athletic testing and evaluations help to determine each athlete’s current physical strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats and provide comprehensive solutions to meet their specific goals.

PSI athletic support program assess current performance status, injury background, and areas of concern for coaches, parents and peers.

For injury concerns, our PSI Injury-management system includes injury-trends, recovery management, and reconditioning program implementation.

Cardiovascular training and consultation services are also available to assess peak training intensity, rest requirements, and physical requirements (intensity level requirements example % Max heart rate).


NOT SEEING WHAT YOUR TEAM NEEDS?

PSI can provide a comprehensive custom solution, such as building integrated performance systems and providing specialists, to meet any team’s needs.

HYBRID TRAINING:

A truly great workout is about more than breaking a sweat and going home.

It's about getting the correct guidelines on technique, exercise selection, community support, and the attention you deserve. See real results with our performance specialist-led training programs.

Choose from three tailored packages to meet your personal needs. Each package includes workouts led by a PSI performance specialist and nutrition coaching from a sport nutrition specialist. Physical therapy can also be added.

Group Training Classes

If you like high-intensity workouts, you’ll love these dynamic, 45-60 minute classes. Our trainers incorporate mobility work, movement-based strength training, interval-based cardio, and more. Nutrition coaching is also included.

Semi-Private Training

Looking for programming that’s more specific and personal to your goals than group classes but not quite as intimate as private sessions?

Try small group hybrid training. It provides high accountability, and you’ll receive individualized programming and nutrition coaching.

VIP Personalized Experience

Great for people who don’t live near a PSI facility, this multiday, on-site experience includes one-on-one personalized training sessions, a personalized nutrition plan and pre- and post-workout supplements. As our most extensive offering, it’s only available at select locations.


PRO AND RECREATIONAL ATHLETES:

We work with athletes in many sports, such as golf, netball, rugby, track and field, tennis, swimming, motor cross, and cycling.

All performance training services, regardless of the sport, combine training, physical therapy, and nutrition to ensure optimal performance when it counts the most. Our PSI methodology is designed with the high performance athlete in mind.

Services may include training testing and assessments, nutrition consultations, and physical therapy and cardiovascular evaluations. We design individualized training plans based on the information gained from these assessments and consultation. 

YOUTH AND HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES:

Elevate your athlete’s performance with the same individualized training and nutrition services that help the world’s top athletes excel.
Decrease injuries, increase your level of performance and competitive play, and give your young athletes more opportunities to be the best.
With our youth and high school athlete training programs, young athletes get the tools and guidelines they need to improve strength, endurance, speed, power, and flexibility.
These programs include performance testing as well as nutrition and prehab techniques to improve overall performance and to educate athletes about how decisions off the field, between games, and at practices affect their play in long term. Our broad sport and fitness services can help them increase performance while decreasing the possibility of injury risk. 

PSI CONSULTATIONS

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TEAM/ORGANIZATION CONSULTATION:

Consultations can focus on one part of your business, team, or organization, or they can include a complete performance swot analysis.

The PIERRE SPIES INTERNATIONAL SPORT INSTITUTE consultation is an all-inclusive look at your organization/ team’s needs. One of our PSI team members will visit your organization and or team to get an immediate look at your current services and your total needs.

The visit will start with;

First - A gym/school/college/ university staff introduction, meetings with managers and key decision-makers, a tour of specific facilities and equipment.

Second - Observation of training, meetings, practices, and other activities specific to your team, or organization.

Third - We’ll interview and observe all performance and conditioning staff.

Based on all the information we gathered during this period, PSI will construct a complete system of solutions that we believe can help promote performance and efficiency in your team or organization. Solutions range from education and sports programming integration to product design support and developing a new methodology or performance vision.


ATHLETES/ INDIVIDUAL CONSULTATION:

Clients connect with a performance specialist to plan a personalized performance program and be introduced to an available supportive performance environment.

Experience has shown that taking people out of large commercial groups and connecting with them on a deeper, more personal family type level improves success. Our performance specialist consultation creates this connection in a one-on-one environment by pairing clients with their own performance specialist who has one specific professional goal: to empower athletes to reach their specific individual goals.
All performance specialist consultations begin with our performance specialists building trust and seeking to understand athletes detailed needs.

Next, our performance specialists establish a baseline using assessments such as a PSI general strength test protocol.
Using assessment information and keeping the client’s objectives in mind, the performance specialist creates a personalized conditioning plan that includes performance strategies secured to SMART application specific goals process. With the plan in place, the performance specialist addresses limits, weaknesses and threats to ensure that the client is comfortable with and confident in the steps he or she needs to take. After any final adjustments to the plan and programming, the athlete begins working toward his or her goal. 

NUTRITIONAL CONSULTATION:

Our sport nutrition specialists creates nutritional plans for everyone from athletes to physique models to those who are trying to get the most out of life.

Work with our sport nutrition specialists to identify essentials, establish healthy eating habits, and get a fresh take on sport nutrition to reach your individual specific goals. Our nutrition consultations are aimed to increase energy, improve body composition, enhance recovery, improve performance, and decrease the risk of disease.

In a one-on-one setting, either remotely or in person, sport nutrition specialists work with athletes to assess their nutrition knowledge and behaviours, evaluate current nutritional status, set goals, or formulate a plan to improve health and performance. Each individualized plan includes a meal plan, supplement recommendations (when needed), personal strategies, and practical tools to reach goals. 

WHY INVEST IN PSI WORKPLACE WELLNESS PROGRAMS?

“Fitness or wellness challenges bring your business team together, and many people thrive on that socialization, so don’t think twice –a healthy worker is a happy worker and a happy worker is more productive” – PSI has the solution.

“Educating my team on correct strategies on what to eat and the what, when and why to do certain exercises has never been this easy after completing the PSI fundamental workshops”

“Performance training and education is available year-round, and performance evaluations are available for teams, athletes, individuals, and organizations”

“Performance training for kids as young as 4 can be catered for at PSI”

“PSI Integrating Performance system provides all the performance services in a one stop solution, the full chain of performance and rehabilitation under one roof –Promoting total human optimization has never been so clear and what’s awesome everyone is WELCOME”

LOCATION
Centurion
Gauteng
South Africa

CONTACTS
Email : info@psisportinstitute.com