Company new to area may help clients be better athletes

Posted: August 31, 2013

The Winchester Star

WINCHESTER — A Northern Virginia athletic-training company is expanding into the area through a partnership with the Frederick County Parks and Recreation Department.

True Athlete Performance (TrueAP), headquartered in Chantilly and in business for about 15 years, works with athletes to improve their speed and agility, according to Nate Sowers, the company’s area director for Winchester and Frederick and Clarke counties.

Sowers, a Martinsburg, W.Va., native now living in Clear Brook, played defensive back for the West Virginia University football team from 2006 to 2009.

TrueAP sessions can improve overall athleticism and be tailored to help competitors in specific sports such as football, basketball, tennis and lacrosse. The program is available for athletes at the high school and collegiate levels and younger, Sowers said on Friday.

“We’re not just out there running drills and trying to condition you; we really try to teach how to get faster and better form and technique so you’re a more efficient athlete,” he added.

As it has done in other counties, TrueAP plans to work with high school athletic teams to boost their abilities.

Chris Konyar, superintendent of recreation for the Parks and Recreation Department, said TrueAP approached county officials about offering training sessions locally.

“They’re already big in [Northern Virginia] and western Maryland, so it’s natural for them to come into the Winchester area,” he said.

TrueAP trainers will be able to offer sessions at county parks and recreation facilities, and the training will be available to members of club and intramural recreation leagues and teams.

“A lot of their stuff kind of falls in line with what we’re doing and trying to do,” Konyar said. “It’s kind of a neat, new kind of thing that this area hasn’t seen much of.”


Any individual or group with interest in TrueAP sessions may contact Nate Sowers at nsowers@trueap.comor 304-839-6780. Additional information about TrueAP is available at

Information about the partnership with the Frederick County Parks and Recreation Department is available by calling 540-665-5678.


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