Here is How the Program Works

The PowerStrength Difference


Here at PowerStrength, what we do is about much more than just getting your child, bigger, faster and stronger. What we really focus on is improving their self-confidence & self-esteem.

Our PowerStrength Pyramid Principles are about empowering young athletes to reach their full potential not only in sports, but also in life as a sense of self-confidence, commitment and dedication are instilled throughout their time with us. These “bricks” set the foundation for their successful future!

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Principle 1: Growth Mindset and ‘Complacency Kills’ Mindset

We teach our athletes that no matter your ability level, there is always room to improve. We don’t blame others or the circumstance. One of the biggest lessons we teach kids is that you’re 100% responsible for your own success in life. And this starts with taking ownership over your personal development not only in sports, but also in the classroom and everyday life. We focus on what we can control with the understanding that we can always get better. And when you begin to have some success it’s vital to guard against complacency.

Principle 2: Integrity and Influence

We want to develop leaders in our program. We are able to reinforce leadership qualities such as integrity and the ability to positively influence during every session. Doing the right thing, accepting responsibility for your actions and effort, and being a good teammate are valuable character traits that are coached up at PowerStrength.

Principle 3: Consistent, Work Ethic

Consistency beats intensity. Those athletes who dedicate themselves to a training program and stick to it will be better off down the road than those who can only commit to a short period of time. There are no quick fixes. This is the approach we take to healthy eating habits and skill practice as well. Through consistent effort, a blue-collar work ethic is formed and we teach that this work ethic must be carried over outside of the gym to family, school, and sports.

Principle 4: The Family

This value means a couple things. We teach that coming to PowerStrength is a privilege. It takes a village to raise strong young people – parents, coaches, and teachers all play a role in your child’s development. We work together as a team to build confident, respectful young athletes. They also get to learn from coaches and older athletes who have “been there and done that.” These types of role models are invaluable. All this combined creates our PowerStrength Family.

Principle 5: Be A Pro

This value teaches your child how to handle the details of being a successful athlete and person. Pro’s exhibit respect, while holding themselves and others accountable. We teach our athletes the value of sportsmanship and respecting their teachers, coaches, parents, peers, teammates & family members is essential. We lead by showing others the respect that they deserve, even if they have wronged us. Pro’s plan ahead, are punctual, and don’t procrastinate when it comes to preparation. The details matter to pro’s, and they are open to coaching and instruction.

Principle 6: Train Smart and Eat For Success

We provide a proven path for smart, safe, training programs. Following proper progressions ensures healthy, effective results. We don’t throw young athletes into workouts they aren’t prepared for. We also provide nutrition guidelines that help your child reinforce healthy eating habits. But let’s not forget – training smart also encompasses FUN! One of our main goals as coaches is to show young athletes that working out is fun! If you’re not enjoying the process of training with us, then you are not in the right place. We believe you should enjoy every minute of your PowerStrength experience because not only will it help you achieve your goals, but it will also set the foundation of good habits for the rest of your life.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: “What if my child has never worked out before?”

A: That’s a perfect scenario! It’s very common for youth athletes to be new to this type of coaching and structure. We love introducing beginners to safe training, hard work, and building proper habits. We know how it can feel starting something new! Our coaches work with each individual athlete within a private, small group setting so the workouts are specifically designed for their current ability and level of fitness. Regardless if they are new to training or have done other programs in the past, we will prescribe the best plan for where they’re at and what they need to improve. We determine this through a complimentary assessment and parent consultation so you know exactly the type of program and environment your child will be participating in.

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Q: “Who is this program for?”

A: This program is specifically designed for 5th-8th grade boys & girls who want to be faster, stronger, and more confident.  Building self-confidence, self-esteem & better nutritional habits is an important part of this program. Our main goals are to show developing athletes that training can be fun, the real power of hard work and delayed gratification, while helping set the foundation for success – not only for sports, but successful habits for the rest of their lives.


Q: “When do sessions start?”

A: Sessions are ongoing and you can start at any time. All you need to do is set up your Free Assessment and parent consultation to get started!


Q: “What times do the workouts take place?”

A:  Scheduling is specific to location and time of year. Schedule your Free Assessment to learn more about membership options and selecting the best schedule for you.


Q: “How long are the workouts?”

A: Each training session is 55-minutes in length. Each session includes: a dynamic warm-up, speed & agility training, power development, strength training & conditioning.


Q: “Where is the facility located?”

A: We have 3 conveniently located facilities in West Michigan  – Grand Rapids, Kenwood, and Jension. 


Our Grand Rapids facility is on 4 Mile road just west of Alpine Ave in NW Grand Rapids.

Our Kentwood facility is located on East Paris Ave, near the corner of 52nd Street 

Our Jenison facility is located off of Rosewood street near the 12th Ave/Chicago Dr. intersection


Grand Rapids – 919 Alpine Commerce Park NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544

Kentwood – 5131 East Paris Ave SE, Kentwood, MI 49512

Jenison – 1308 Rosewood, Jenison, MI 49428


Q: “Does your program also include nutrition coaching?”

A: Yes. Nutrition guidelines are provided that will help instill good nutrition habits for your son or daughter. These were designed by our certified nutrition coach and are included in your membership.


Q: “How many sessions per week should I come to?”

A: Athletes should train as often as their schedule allows for consistency. A good aiming point is to train at least 2 sessions per week. The more they attend, the more they are coached, the more habits are reinforced, and the faster their results will show up. Consistency allows us to help build a foundation and truly build upon it as they are learning so many new skills. Especially at a young age!


Q: “How many other kids are there in each session?”

A: Your athlete will be training alongside a maximum of 7 other athletes per coach each session. These small, private sessions ensure optimal, safe, and detailed training is taking place during every session.


Q: Is PowerStrength a Franchise?

A: No. PowerStrength is not a franchise and it is 100% locally owned and operated. Founder and Owner, Mark Ehnis, started PowerStrength in 2011 right here in West Michigan and it has grown into what you see today. Being family owned allows the PowerStrength Team unlimited freedom to keep the needs and well-being of the clients at the center of our focus. Everything is based around quality service to our local communities. We are proud to have grown into an industry leader through hard work, integrity, and serving the West Michigan community in a first-class manner.