Howard Head Sport Medicine helps athletes of all levels rebuild their body and spirit.  It is our mission at Howard Head Performance to develop long standing relationships that elevate physical performance and protect the health and wellbeing of individuals in our active mountain communities.  

Howard Head Performance will design and deliver health and performance plans that guide people to achieve higher levels of success through an integrated wellness system. With world-class partners, facilities, technologies, and specialists, we will help you reach your goals.  Our expert performance staff works hand in hand with our world class sports medicine team to provide a continuum of care unlike any other, through unrivaled training and education.  Howard Head Performance uses unique concepts to design and deliver solutions that proactively impact sports performance as well as overall wellness. Changes in behavior happen when people are engaged, informed, and given the right tools to take charge of their lives. 

Performance classes are available at our clinic in Vail, our performance facility at the Mountain Recreation Fieldhouse in Edwards and our Clinic in Breckenridge.  
  • Small groups of 5 or fewer participants
  • Individualized programming tailored to clients’ needs and wants based upon the physiological demands of their lifestyle or sport
  • Nutrition consultation
  • Slightly larger groups, no more than 10 participants per group
  • General Preparatory Program 
    • Focus on performance and injury prevention by ensuring proper movement patterns and appropriate exercise progression. 
  • Slightly larger groups, no more than 10 participants per group
  • General Preparatory Program 
    • Focus on performance and injury prevention by ensuring proper movement patterns and appropriate exercise progression. 
  • Nutrition services vary based on individual needs
    • Education: Nutrition 101
    • Individual or Team Consultation
    • Meal Plan Building
    • Supplementation 
  • Sports or lifestyle specific assessment.
  • One on one training with a Performance Specialist based on your assessment, goals, and the physiological demands of your sport or lifestyle. 
  • Recover
    • Individual training routine built to coincide with your post operation physical therapy sessions. 
    • Performance Specialists work with Physical Therapists to develop a training plan to keep you in shape while you recover from injury or surgery.
       
  • Accelerate
    • Individual training program designed to assist athletes with the transition from physical therapy to return to play.
    • Training sessions will prepare athletes physiologically and psychologically for the demands of their sport.
    • This program not only focuses on improvement in physical performance but also works to reduce the likelihood of re-injury.
  • Progressive performance training for teams or groups of individuals.
  • May be included as part of an existing sports camp or a stand-alone program to prepare athletes for the physiological demands of their sport whether it be preseason, in season, or offseason. 
  • These programs are tailored to the team’s needs and may include, but are not limited to: strength and conditioning, nutrition education or consultation, and performance testing.
  • Assessments designed to provide baseline or performance improvement data on individuals or teams performance measures. 
  • Assessments are tailored to each individual or teams needs and may include testing on any of the following components of fitness: Endurance (VO2 Max), Strength, Power, Speed, Agility, Mobility.
This program is specifically built to meet the unique needs of Vail Valleys active senior
population:
  • Individual training programs designed to improve physical activity levels while maintaining bone density and muscle mass.
  • This program not only focuses on improvement in physical performance but also works to reduce the likelihood of injuries and falls.
  • Initial 1-on-1 strategy session with a Performance Specialist.
  • Small group training setting (no more than 5).
For more information on Howard Head Performance programs and membership opportunities, please contact Lindsey Kirby at lindsey.kirby@vailhealth.org or Chris Knerl at chris.knerl@vailhealth.org.