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NX Level provides sports performance training for athletes at NX Level Mequon (within the Mequon Health Center), NX Level Waukesha and NX Level Wauwatosa. Our programs help teams, groups and individuals improve speed, flexibility, strength, endurance, nutrition, body composition and awareness in any sport — under the watchful eye of a highly trained professional performance coach.
What can NX Level do for you?
Our program helps you become a better overall athlete, build your body, increase your speed and enhance your cardiovascular health. We also help you improve your self-confidence, develop a more positive attitude and self-image and build a work ethic that remains with you for life.
Why not just work out at your school?
At NX Level we say, “Why not do both?” High school or college weight and conditioning programs offered by school coaching staffs are integral to an athlete’s development and to building team chemistry. Our programs are designed to work in conjunction with school programs to enhance each athlete’s skills and abilities during their offseason in a smaller, more personalized environment.
Our training philosophy takes into account the uniqueness of each athlete. Experts in sports performance adapt scientifically proven training methods to improve overall athleticism. This philosophy helps athletes increase the knowledge of their bodies, maximize their potential and ensure active regeneration and recovery. Full development of athletes reduces the risk of injury and prepares them to compete at higher levels.
Who Goes to NX Level?
NX Level is for athletes who are serious about improving their strength, agility, speed and conditioning under the watchful eye of a highly trained performance coach.
It’s for the athlete who:
- Wants to work out in smaller groups with varied training routines
- Wants to experience the same training used by athletes in college and beyond
- Is looking to push himself or herself by working out side by side with athletes from other sports and schools
NX Level is for adults who are serious about improving their athletic performance, physique and conditioning. Our approach is for those who:
- Enjoy training in small groups, always under the watch of a performance coach
- Want to work out at a “no-frills” performance center that’s not a health club
- May be rehabilitating a bad knee, hip or other area and want to focus on getting back to normal – or better
You’ll also see professional athletes training with our performance coaches. They know what it takes to get to the next level and how hard it is to stay there.
What to Expect?
When you train with us, expect to work hard, sweat and exercise parts of your body that you might not have known were important. Above all, expect to be pushed by your performance coach and other members of your group.
The performance coaches put you and your group (of no more than six athletes of similar skill level per class) through a wide range of speed, agility and conditioning drills, along with weight training. The sessions last 60 minutes for youth and adults, and 90 minutes for high school and college athletes. We suggest that you consistently visit for two or three sessions each week.
For more information about pricing and payment options, please call one of our locations. Health savings accounts (HSA) accepted (Mequon), but there is no insurance coverage.
When a client cancels without giving enough notice, they prevent another client from being seen. Please call your location by 3:00 p.m. on the day prior to your scheduled appointment to notify us of any changes or cancellations. To cancel a Monday appointment, please call our office by 3:00 p.m. on Friday. If prior notification is not given, you will forfeit the paid session.
Meet the Coaches
Director of Sports Performance
Brad Arnett has been working professionally with athletes of all ages to meet their goals for more than 20 years. He was a four year letter winner for the football team at the University of Wisconsin -Whitewater, two of which as a starter, earned all-conference and All-American honors his senior season, and was inducted into UW-Whitewater Athletic Hall of Fame the Fall of 2013. In late 1993 Brad began his career as a strength and conditioning coach for University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. After completing his degree in Corporate and Community Health in 1995 at Whitewater and his Master’s degree in Kinesiology in 1996 at the University of Minnesota, Brad remained with the University and worked for 6 years as the Director of the Olympic sport strength and conditioning program. Brad is CSCS certified and a USAW club coach.
In 2000, Brad joined the University of Arizona and served as Assistant Athletic Director of strength and conditioning, working specifically with the men’s football and basketball teams as well as overseeing all aspects in regards to the training of Arizona’s 17 other athletic programs. He opened NX Level Sports Performance May of 2005 through the present. Brad has trained athletes from every professional organization including: NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, PGA, LPGA, UFC, Arena football, Olympic medalist’s (8 athletes that have medaled individually, several others on Olympic and World teams) as well as professional triathletes.
Assistant Director of Sports Performance
Coach Bodi joined the NX Level staff in August of 2005. He holds a B.S. degree in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Strength and Conditioning from Carroll College and is CSCS certified. Jacob played football at Carroll, earning four letters, all-conference honors three times and academic all conference honors each of his four years. Jacob is an accomplished professional strongman and has competed and placed at the prestigious Arnold Classic. He boasts a +600 squat and +700 deadlift. Jacob worked as an intern with Mike Nitka at Muskego High School and coached defensive line at Carroll. He currently serves as general manager and assistant director of performance and has worked with youth, collegiate and professional athletes
Coach Spencer joined the NX Level Sports Performance staff in fall of 2020. He graduated from UW-Milwaukee with a double major in Kinesiology and Nutrition and focused his coursework on strength and conditioning. He had strength and conditioning internships with NX Level in 2016 and with UW-Milwaukee's basketball team in 2018. Coach Spencer is currently USAW Level 1 certified and is a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT). He currently oversees the GRB baseball teams' training.
Coach Spencer's background has been focused on sports his whole life. He played travel baseball and ran the 200m and 400m in high school. In college, he competed in USA Powerlifting on UW-Milwaukee's team. Throughout his athletic career and while in college, Spencer learned the importance that strength and conditioning can have on athletes. He believes that being passionate, dependable, and committed to a sport can change an athlete's perspective on their training mentality. He enjoys helping a variety of athletes increase their physical and mental performance and reach their goals!
Nic Hansen worked as an intern at NX Level during the summer of 2008 and joined the NX Level staff in January of 2009. He finished his course work at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse in 2008 with a major in Exercise & Sport Science. While attending UW-Lacrosse, he also completed courses in Strength and Conditioning, Recreational Management and Coaching Competitive Athletics. He worked as an intern with the Milwaukee Bucks in 2008. Nic has his CPT through the National Strength & Conditioning Association and is CSCS certified.
Johan Horwitz received his Bachelor of science from Carroll University in 2018 with a major in Exercise Science. He worked as intern at NX Level from the summer of 2019 to spring of 2020 and joined the NX Level staff in August of 2021.
While attending Carroll University, Johan played football and was a fellow with the RecSports department. He was also a strength and conditioning coach at Waukesha West high school, working mainly with the wrestling and the summer strength program from summer of 2016 to spring of 2018. Johan also worked as a intern with the University of Wisconsin Football program as a strength and conditioning coach in the summer of 2018. Johan has been certified by the National Strength and Condition Association as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Certified Personal Trainer and by USA Weightlifting as a level 2 Olympic weightlifting coach.
Coach Logan Hughes joined the NX Level Staff in April 2021. He graduated from Concordia University of Wisconsin majoring in exercise physiology with a strength and conditioning and nutrition emphasis. During his time at the University Concordia, Logan was a vital member of the football program, learning firsthand how to lead and work as a teammate at a high level. Logan is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Coach Logan has experience working with youth, high school, college, adult and professional athletes at NX Level.
Kaitlin McFarland joined the NX Level staff in July 2022. She graduated from Liberty University with a Bachelors of Science and Exercise Science: Preprofessional and a Masters of Science in Human Performance with a focus in Strength Training and Conditioning. While at Liberty University, Kaitlin was a key contributor to the Division 1 softball program for four years. Kaitlin is an Exercise Physiologist through the ACSM and she is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA. Prior to her joining the NX Level staff, Kaitlin was a strength and conditioning coach at Kennesaw State University leading women’s basketball, men’s and women’s tennis, women’s golf, and men’s and women’s cross country. She also was Director of Sports Performance and Assistant Director of operations at Doyle Academy in Acworth, Georgia.
Duane Mueller has worked at the Froedtert & MCW Sports Medicine Center since 2006. He graduated in 2005 from UW-Milwaukee with a degree in athletic training. Duane served as the sports medicine intern for the Milwaukee Bucks from 2004-2006. He has a wealth of experience as a licensed athletic trainer, having provided outreach athletic training services at Wisconsin Lutheran High School and Wisconsin Lutheran College. Duane is also a performance enhancement specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and a certified speed and agility coach through Athletes Acceleration. He has helped numerous athletes through our sports performance training, allowing them to achieve greater heights in athletics. As a Milwaukee native, he enjoys sharing his passion for fitness and injury prevention with the community.
Coach Roe received his Bachelor’s degree in Health Promotion and Wellness from UW-Stevens Point and his Master’s degree in Exercise and Sport Science from UW-La Crosse; he is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). While completing his degree at UW-La Crosse, he served as the intern strength and conditioning coach for Women’s Volleyball and Women’s Soccer at Viterbo University in La Crosse, WI. From 2005-2008 Jason worked at Velocity Sports Performance under strength coach Steve Brown. Jason is also a full-time staff member at Carroll University in Waukesha, WI. He is the Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for Pioneer Athletics and a lecturer in the Exercise Science program. His course load includes Exercise Physiology, Exercise Testing and Prescription, and Strength and Conditioning for Sport
Lara joined the staff at the Froedtert & MCW Sports Medicine Center in the summer of 2023. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2023 with a master’s degree in athletic training. During her time with UWM she worked with the Army ROTC cadets facilitating the cadre’s personal training that focused on increasing scores for the Army Combat Fitness Test and injury prevention. She also spent time working with the Milwaukee Fire Department on facilitating programs centered on injury prevention and treatment. Lara also has her level 1 certification as a licensed CrossFit Trainer and enjoys coaching and training CrossFit when not working. She is a Milwaukee native that is looking to share her passion for health and fitness with the community.
Coach Dylan Shaver joined the NX Level staff in August of 2013. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh in 2013 majoring in kinesiology with a strength and conditioning emphasis. At UW-Oshkosh, he worked under UW-Oshkosh strength and conditioning coordinator Steve Brown. Dylan also served as a personal trainer, building manager and front desk assistant for three years at UW-Oshkosh Student Recreation and Wellness Center. Dylan is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Coach Shaver has also obtained his Pain Free Performance Specialist certification. Since joining NX Level, performance coach Shaver has been the director of the Milwaukee Jr Admirals Girls Hockey developmental program and adult boot-camp program. He enjoys working with youth, high school, college and professional athlete programs at NX Level to help them reach the next level in their athletic ability.
Jake Venes has worked as a sports performance training instructor at the Froedtert & MCW Sports Medicine Center since 2012. He graduated from UW-Milwaukee in 2012 majoring in Kinesiology. Jake is CSCS certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, USA Weightlifting certified, a performance enhancement specialist through National Academy of Sports Medicine and a USA Track and Field coach. While at UW-Milwaukee, he interned for Steve Felde (now University of Minnesota’s Head Strength Coach for Men’s Basketball). He was also an intern under Mike Nitka at Muskego High School and Loren Landow in Denver with Landow Performance. He enjoys working with all athletes but specializes in speed and power.