THIS IS HAUS
Sports have the power to transform and empower us. It is only natural that we want to stand out every time we step foot on the playing field. To achieve that, Haus of Athletes is based on the values that make an incredible athlete & the only way to get to the best version of you… is you. Are you up for it?
Whether you are an elite performer or an athlete new to your journey, our pledge is to help you be the most fully-developed athlete you can be—in your body and in your life. From the basics of fitness and eating right to the complex avenues of sports performance & mental development, we are here to help show you the proven formula that we live and breath by at Haus of Athletes.
It doesn’t matter if you’re 16 years old and looking to make the varsity team, or if you’re 60 years old and ready to get in the best shape of your life, we look at everyone who walks through our doors as an ATHLETE and are dedicated to help you achieve your goals.
Haus of Athletes can be summarized in three words: Total. Athlete. Optimization. As our founder Brendon Medugno likes to say, “Be brave and take risks. Trust your instincts to make unexpected choices that push you beyond your comfort zone. The harder the struggle, the more glorious the triumph”
WHO We are
Haus of Athletes provides a unique blend of evidence based, field tested training solutions both on-site and online. We first opened 2016 at an athletic training facility in Methuen Massachusetts. From these humble beginnings, we have become known around the Merrimack Valley for our coaching programming and our training philosophy.
We have been called upon by some of the top university, preparatory, high School & youth organizations in the Northeast. Until recently, our fitness experience was confined to athletes who were able to train within our facility walls, but Coming soon, our training will be available from anywhere in the world via the Haus of Athletes Online Training Portal.
WHERE WE WANT TO GO
We are on a mission to empower as many athletes as possible with an all-embracing philosophy regarding the mind, body, and spirit. We believe that if all athletes have access to the best tools and knowledge, they will be able to achieve their fullest potential, both on and off the playing field. Performance on all levels!
MEET OUR TEAM
OWNER & MASTER TRAINER
Brendon Medugno founded Become Athlete (a training program located inside Become Fitness training facility) in 2016 with a passion to help athletes of all ages, in any sport, reach their full potential. Every program uses the same fundamentals & techniques that have proven successful to all our elite athletes.
Brendon is renowned for his incredible focus and work ethic, and brings that same dedication to his role as Owner and Master coach at Haus of Athletes. He has a passion to help athletes break out of their comfort zones and reach new heights in athleticism.
- Speed. Agility. Quickness.
- Power development & explosive movement.
- Football Training. Positional Techniques. QB, RB, LB Development.
- Athlete mindset & motivation
Youth Fitness Specialist 1 & 2
High school strength & conditioning
Speed & Agility specialist
Athlete assessment specialist
Online coaching specialist
CO-OWNER & FOOTBALL COACH
Steven has been a lifelong fitness enthusiast. Fitness has been such a positive influence for him over the years. He uses that influence not only in the gym but on the field as well. Steven has experience as an athlete and a coach. He has had the privilege of helping hundreds of athletes elevate their game to the next level, mentally and physically. Steven’s enthusiasm and coaching experience is a perfect combination to help members and clients reach their goals!
- Football team training
- Football positional training
- Athletic & Strength development
12 years of coaching experience
High school strength & conditioning
GENERAL MANAGER & DIRECTOR OF STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING
Dante Correa graduated Endicott College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science. While attending Endicott he interned for Parisi Speed School and CT Sports & Fitness. As a personal trainer he has designed exercise programs for adults and athletes ranging from youth to division I, II, III for various sports. Dante also coached speed clinics for local youth and high school football teams. These clinics focused on speed, agility, and proper mechanics. As a former collegiate running back he has specialized in coaching football and speed development.
Since joining the staff in summer of 2021, he has become a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and the Director of Strength of Conditioning here at Haus of Athletes. Dante has worked with our Adult Training, Team Training, Junior Development, Athlete Development System (ADS), Hybrid Online Training and our Football Academy on top of his 1on1 training. He has a passion to develop all athletes to reach their max potential on and off the field.
- Strength and Conditioning
- Speed/Agility Training
- Power/Explosion Development
- Functional Movement & Mobility
- Football Development & Positional Technique
- Bachelors of Science Degree in Exercise Science
- CPR/AED Certified
- Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist CSCS
- Certified Personal Trainer NFPT
Director of Education and Staff Development
Matt has a lifelong passion for sports and fitness, having played baseball up to the collegiate level and worked in the fitness industry for over a decade. With his dedication and experience, Matt has developed a formula to teach people how to achieve their fitness goals sustainably. He is committed to helping his clients identify their health and fitness objectives using a holistic approach that emphasizes mindset, balance, and living life to the fullest.
At Haus of Athletes, Matt provides personal training, group classes, and specialized programs that cater to clients’ unique needs. His philosophy centers around the idea that fitness is not just about physical appearance, but also overall wellness and quality of life. He is committed to helping his clients achieve long-term success by providing personalized coaching, ongoing support, and a wealth of knowledge on health, nutrition, and fitness. Matt, is a seasoned fitness expert with a deep passion for helping clients achieve their goals in a sustainable and holistic way.
- Strength Training
- Hypertrophy Training
- Exercise form Mastery
- Injury rehab and prevention.
- AFFA CPT
- ACE CPT
- ACE CNS
DIRECTOR OF BASKETBALL ACADEMY
Daquan Sampson joined as a full time Strength and Conditioning Coach in the winter of 2019. Daquan graduated from Endicott College in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and a minor in Psychology. During his college days, Daquan was a member of Endicott Men’s Basketball team where he scored over 1,000 career points.
Daquan has experience working with high level basketball players as well as top-notch football programs. Coach D has trained the Evolution Basketball AAU program for the past 3 years as their Strength & Conditioning Coach. He’s dedicated to helping athletes of all levels to improve their athletic performance, accomplish their goals, and build their character. Daquan is currently studying for the CSCS through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and he plans on continuing his education and pursuing a master’s degree in Sport Psychology.
Functional movement & mobility.
Power development & explosive movement.
- Basketball Training. Positional Techniques.
- Olympic Weightlifting
- Certified functional strength coach (CFSC)
- Certified personal trainer (CPT)
- Assessment specialist
Assistant Director of Strength & Conditioning
Pat’s sports exposure dates back to high school where he attended Xaverian
Brothers High School and became a State Champion in 2009. While in High
School he was also a 2x Powerlifting Gold Medalist. After high school, he earned
his Bachelor’s in Physical Education at Bridgewater State University. While
attending the University, he interned at Athletic Republic. Throughout his time as an intern he obtained his training certification and became a Sports Performance Coach. As a lead coach he trained athletes in private 1-on-1 and small group sessions as well as team training for Norwood and Westwood girls varsity hockey teams. In summer 2018, Pat Interned for Yale University. As an intern at Yale he was assisted the full time staff during lifting sessions for football (IVY League Champs), lacrosse (National Champs), basketball, and hockey teams.
After completion of the summer program Pat was then named Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at St. Marks School in Southborough, MA. He was responsible for the creation, implementation, and monitoring of training for all
Varsity, Junior Varsity, and Freshmen athletic teams. In Summer 2020, Pat began his Masters degree in Sports Performance Training at Concordia University Chicago. He also interned at Edge Performance Systems w/ Brian McDonough. During this time he helped train NHL Draftees and current Bruin’s hockey players. Pat has now joined the Haus as Assistant Director of Strength & Conditioning. His passion is to help every athlete reach their individual and/or team goals.
- Olympic Lifts
- Speed/Agility Training
- Sports Performance
- Bachelor’s in Physical Education
- Master’s in Sports
- Performance Training
- NASM Performance Enhancement Training
PERSONAL TRAINER/ ASSISTANT STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACH
As a high school track and field/ cross country runner, Jake Alben became
passionate about learning how the gym could help him on the track. As his Junior year season came to an end and college was coming fast, Jake’s love for the gym began to outweigh his love for the track. This led to Jake pursuing his Exercise Science degree at Merrimack College. Jake began his training/coaching career in 2017, while simultaneously pursuing his Exercise Science Degree at Merrimack College, which he completed in 2021. During his 5+ years in the fitness space, Jake got to work in a variety of different settings including interning at Athletic Evolution during the winter, spring and summer of 2018-2019. From 2018-2020 Jake was also a personal trainer at Merrimack’s campus gym. In August 2020, he began training at Drive Custom Fit, where he ran the internship program and was the Program Coordinator for all group exercise classes. From 2019 and on Jake has also worked in the Online Training space. He expanded his online coaching in August 2022, working with powerlifters, athletes, and general population clients. Jake began to train for powerlifting meets in 2019. He competes in the USAPL, the largest drug tested federation in the US. Jake likes to say “ Teaching people how to move better is my passion. Picking things up and putting them down is my hobby.”
- SPORTS PERFORMANCE
- ADULT FITNESS
- MOBILITY TRAINING
- B.S in EXERCISE SCIENCE
- PERFORMANCE EXERCISE SPECIALIST (PES)
Personal trainer, ASsistant Strength & Conditioning coach
Kobe has worked at the Haus for well over a year now. He is heavily involved in assisting our Athlete Development, Basketball Development, and Junior Development Classes. Before coming to the Haus he was a former college basketball player at SMCC, also an all conference and MVC all-star in the 200 meter sprint for track in high school and currently a semi pro football player in the ECFL. He is dedicated to helping athletes improve their athletic performance as well as their mentality. Giving them the tools and knowledge they need for what’s to come in their futures. Kobe is currently studying for his NFPT certification and will continue to expand his knowledge in the field.
- Strength & conditioning
- Speed & agility
- Power & explosive development
- Basketball skills & drills
National Federation of Personal Trainers (NFPT)
Personal Trainer & Fitness Nutrition Specialist
Upon Graduation from Albertus Magnus College Ross has been working as a Personal Trainer/Fitness Nutrition Specialist since 2015. Coached Varsity Soccer (7 years) and Tennis (4 years) at St. Thomas Aquinas High School before switching over to Windham High School in 2022. His 2019 Boy’s Tennis Team went undefeated (17-0) and won a NH State Championship.
Playing/Coaching Sports and training adults/athletes are his biggest passions. If he is not coaching others he is playing sports himself. Each year he participates in soccer, tennis, basketball, golf, softball, volleyball, and bowling leagues. Sports have been his entire life as he is also a die-hard New England Sports fan. He has also successfully completed the 2019 Boston Marathon and 2021 Spartan Trifecta. Whether you have fitness goals, nutrition goals, or performance goals Ross can help you reach them! “Don’t let your mind quit before your body is ready.”
- Personal Training
- Sports Specific Training
- Soccer and Tennis Skill Development
- Nutrition and Macro Coaching for Weight Loss, Muscle
Gain, and Sports Performance
- WITS Certified Personal Trainer
- NASM Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist
Personal Trainer and Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach
Sam realized the physical, emotional, and mental benefits of exercise about 4 years ago. She graduated from the American Academy of Personal Training before the pandemic in 2020 and began her journey working with friends and family. Since then, she has had the pleasure of working with people of all different ages and fitness levels. Her goal is to help others find a positive lifestyle change through fitness. For Sam, building strength, improving endurance, and maintaining healthy habits for longevity are far more important than what the number on the scale says. She believes that everyone deserves the right to a healthy and happy life and is excited to help and motivate where she can.
- Adult Fitness
- Group Coaching
- Youth Coaching
- Strength Training
- American Academy of Personal Training
- NCI Level 1 (Nutritional Coaching Institute)
- In Body Certified
- First Aid/CPR/AED
ASSISTANT MANAGER & PERSONAL TRAINER
My name is Kevin Broadbent. I am the Assistant Manager at the HAUS of Athletes as well as a Personal Trainer. I have been a part of this great team since late 2021 and it’s been nothing but positivity all around. In the gym, you’ll typically see me at the front desk most nights. During the day I’ll either be training clients to help them achieve their goals, or training myself to be the best I can be. Outside of my work life, I am an aspiring bodybuilder, training very hard to be competitive in the industry. I enjoy spending time with friends and family, and I’m also big into gaming when I get the free time in my busy days.
My goal being a part of the HAUS team is to be the best trainer I can be, while also balancing management and keeping the facility in the best shape possible. I enjoy seeing people make progress in the gym both physically and mentally and want to do everything I can to make sure anyone I train gets the results they desire.
- Adult Fitness
- Strength training
- Body recomposition
- Muscle building
- Certified Personal Trainer (in-progress)
DOCTOR OF PHYSICAL THERAPY
Sports and working out have always been deeply intertwined in my life and a centerpiece of my family. I grew up like most kids who played sports, promising to buy my parents a yacht after I signed my first Big League contract. After deciding to retire early following my final senior year game, I realized that I needed a new passion. I knew I wanted to incorporate athletics into my job and lifestyle as well as giving back to my community in a meaningful way. This led me down the pathway of Physical Therapy. After completing my schooling and gaining experience in the typical Physical Therapy world I quickly realized that it was not what I envisioned. My hands were constantly tied in terms of the time and type of treatment I could provide my patients. I knew that I could do more for both myself and the patients who wanted their lives back. This sparked my interest in starting a clinic of my own.
Rise Above Physical Therapy was built on the dream of providing every patient with the same level of care and outcomes that I would expect as a patient myself. A place where your success is our success. We realize that you are not only spending your hard earned money, you’re also spending your TIME. The one thing you truly can’t get back. That’s why we are committed to giving you the 1 on 1 attention you deserve so that you can spend your life DOING the things you enjoy rather than WISHING you could.
Our vision going forward is a new wave of healthcare where the treatment truly represents the patient’s goals rather than simply being pushed through the system. A place where patients get the time to build trust, connection, and a working relationship with their healthcare provider. If this sounds like the type of treatment you are looking for, reach out and schedule a FREE 20 MINUTE CONSULTATION to see how we can help!
- Injury Prevention
- Physical Therapy
- Doctor of Physical Therapy
Shay Graduated at UMASS Lowell with a Masters degree in Biology. Her passion for fitness comes from many years of cheerleading and her own personal journey of weight loss into bodybuilding. Through many years of training, whether through cheer practice, bodybuilding, or for therapeutic reasons, she came to love helping others achieve the goals they strive to achieve. Shay believes that exercise and healthy habits are a great thing for anyone and everyone. As a Personal Trainer she dedicates all of her skills to getting individuals the results they want to see. Exercise and gym settings may be intimidating for many people and her goal is to show that everyone works out to get better and improve on themselves no matter where they are physically. She will help you get past those fears and achieve the fitness goals you desire!
- Adult training
- Weight lifting
- Body recomposition
ACE certified person training (in progress)
PERSONAL TRAINER & FITNESS NUTRITION SPECIALIST
Bianca has a background in Nutritional Science. Her devotion to fitness evolved through her own personal weight loss journey. Since then she has been dedicated to helping people see the value of exercise and proper nutrition. Whether it’s through personal training, Nutrition Coaching, or Small Group Training, Bianca is dedicated to empowering, motivating, and supporting individuals to push past their limits and seek true results. She believes everyone deserves the right to great health and to be happy with themselves inside and out. With her knowledge and expertise, she is committed to helping you achieve exactly that!
- Nutrition coaching
- Macro Base Coaching
- Adult Fitness coaching
- Technique training
- Associates Nutritional Science Degree
- WITS Certified Personal Trainer
- NASM Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist
YOUTH STRENGTH COACH
Caroline Scott is currently completing her studies at Southern New Hampshire University with a major in Sport Management and a minor in Nutrition. While in high school she interned with Dynamic Strength and Conditioning and specialized in their middle school program. She began at Haus as an intern in the spring of 2021 and has been a coach since the summer of 2021. She has been coaching field hockey, from ages 5-17 for 7 years and has been coaching youth athletic development for 3 years.
- Field hockey coaching
- Positional training
- Technique training
- Youth coaching techniques
- Level 1 USA Field Hockey Coach
ASSISTANT STRENGTH COACH/ BASKETBALL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT COACH
Coach Cam has played basketball all his life. In high school he attended Brooks School where he excelled and led the team with 3 ISL Championships and 2 NEPSAC Titles. After high school Cam attended Endicott College, where he not only graduated with an Exercise Science degree but also with the all-time 3 point shooting percentage record by a player at Endicott College at 46.4%. Cam excels in the basketball community not only as a player but as a coach. He has worked with a lot of elite basketball players at the high school, college, and even professional level. He is committed to assisting athletes of all abilities in enhancing their athletic performance, achieving their objectives, and developing their character. Cam aspires to pursue a master’s degree in strength and conditioning after completing his CSCS coursework through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
- Functional Strength
- Skill Development
- Youth Basketball coaching
- Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science
Dr. Robert “Fitz” Fitzgerald
PERSONAL TRAINER, ASSISTANT STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACH
Dr. Fitz has an extensive background in both athletics and education. He was a Rhodes Scholar finalist at Boston College where he excelled in football and wrestling. Fitz was a letter winner on BC’s Championship Cotton Bowl team and also Captain of the wrestling team. He was a Catholic University All American his senior year. Fitz was awarded the Deans Award at graduation which recognizes the top student athlete. He got into coaching after college and earned his way into the Massachusetts, New England and National Wrestling Hall of Fames. Fitz is known for his ability to develop young people into top notch student athletes.
- Football and Wrestling Skills coach
- Mental Toughness Training
- Doctorate of Education
- CRR and AED certified