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Amanda Duvendack

Screen Shot 2016-03-22 at 11.33.35 AMTrack & Field – University of Illinois

Over the years, Joe Terry has taught me a lot about what it means to be an elite athlete. I have trained with Joe for over five years now and there is no one I trust more with my athletic career. Not only does Joe get credit for transforming my lanky, injury-prone body into that of a strong and powerful one, but also for the way he did it. When I go to The Lab, I know that a “fun” time awaits me. Joe has a way of making working hard enjoyable. Joe’s motto in The Lab is, “Who’s ready to have some fun?”, and working with him is just that.

In addition, Joe has prepared me to become a very successful athlete. I honestly think without my training with Joe, I would have been injured to the point that I could no longer run. Joe built me a program that would first stabilize my body and then began to get me stronger from there. What sets Joe Terry apart is the obvious care he as for his athletes and patients on an individual level. On numerous occasions, Joe has taken the time to meet me when I am having pain or if I was worried about an injury. That is something you don’t find very often. That is why I have been with him for so long. A combination of his knowledge, character, and his way of making people want to be the best they can be is what has kept me around.

Now that I am running for the University of Illinois, I still trust Joe Terry and the Human Performance Lab with all of my training and just because I am away I still know Joe is just a phone call away if I have ANY questions. Joe continues to help me reach my goals and encourages me to set new ones. I am very appreciative of all the time Joe has spent and I would not be the athlete I am today without his training.

  • 2-time IHSA 800m State Champion
  • 400 & 800m Runner