NX Level provides sports performance training for athletes at 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
General Manager - Mequon
Director of Sports Performance
Coach Gifford joined NX Level’s staff in September of 2009. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with an exercise science degree and a minor in coaching. Matt played four years of college football and started at wide receiver for the 2007 National Championship Warhawk football team. In 2004, he was also a member of the State Championship football team at Waukesha West High. Matt is C.S.C.S certified by the NSCA and has worked with youth, high school, collegiate and professional athletes. In 2013, he started the “NX Level Fight Crew” — a team of MMA athletes including the UFC Lightweight Champion of the World, Anthony “Showtime” Pettis.
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.
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.
Becca Petro has worked at the Froedtert & MCW Sports Medicine Center since 2018. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point majoring in athletic training. Becca received her master’s degree in athletic training from Western Michigan University. She is a licensed athletic trainer through the Board of Certification, as well as a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Becca has helped numerous athletes through our sports performance training increase speed, strength and agility while decreasing their risk of injury. She works with athletes of all ages and abilities and is passionate about keeping people healthy.
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
Coach Shaver joined the NX Level Performance staff in August of 2013. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh in 2013 majoring in Kinesiology with a Strength and Conditioning emphasis. Dylan is CSCS certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. 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’s Student Recreation and Wellness Center. Shaver serves as a performance coach at NX Level and also is director of the Milwaukee Jr Admirals Girls Hockey developmental program.
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.