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Travelle Ernest Gaines (born March 9, 1981 in Arabi, Louisiana) currently now runs his own performance facility, Athletic Gaines,[1] after several years at Athletes’ Performance, an athletic training company based in Phoenix, Arizona.[2] Since starting Performance Gaines in 2007, Travelle has worked with over 200 professional athletes, including both professional football and basketball players. His work has been featured on ESPN, NFL Network, and Fox Sports.[citation needed] High-profile professional players include National Football League players Reggie Bush, Chris Johnson, Jon Beason, and Ryan Mathews, and National Basketball Association player Brandon Roy.[3] On July 17, 2013 Travelle launched Athletic Gaines Nutrition, the highly anticipated sports nutritional line branded as AGN.

Background[edit]

Gaines played football at De La Salle High School in Concord, California and Vanden High School in Fairfield, California. In 1997-98, while at Vanden High School, Gaines was named the Northern California Offensive Player of the Year. Gaines also played baseball and was drafted by the Montreal Expos in the 11th round of the Major League Baseball Draft in 1998. During his collegiate career Gaines did not have the same success he had in high school: he committed to play football under University of Southern California Head Coach John Robinson, but after Robinson was fired in the fall of 1997 he elected not to play and sat out the 1998 season. In 1999, Gaines joined the scout squad at Utah State University. Gaines played one season for the football team at San Jose State in 2001, where he graduated in 2003.

Career[edit]

In 2003, Gaines became defensive coordinator and special teams coach at James Lick High School in San Jose, California, where he inherited a program that had not won a game in three years. After one season James Lick finished with a 7-3 record in the San Jose’s Blossom Valley Athletic League.[4] Between 2004 and 2006 Gaines worked three years as a Division 1 strength and condition coach at both the University of Louisiana-Monroe and Louisiana State University, learning the craft of weight lifting under Olympic weight lifting coach Gayle Hatch.

In 2007, Gaines founded Performance Gaines in Seattle, Washington and began to train players on his own.[5] Starting with six players including Marcus Trufant and Erik Coleman, within a few months the program grew to include 30 players, the biggest NFL off-season training program in the country.[3] Marketing was primarily by word of mouth. Gaines has also worked with star athletes such as Reggie Bush, Chris Johnson, Brandon Roy and Bob Sanders.[6]

Personal interests[edit]

American born author Ernest J. Gaines, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and many writing accolades, is the uncle of Travelle Gaines. Gaines is also personal trainer to Hank Baskett of the Minnesota Vikings, husband of Kendra Wilkinson of the reality television show Kendra and Kendra on Top, on which Gaines has appeared. San Francisco 49ers Travis LaBoy is the godfather of Travelle’s son and LaBoy was also a client of Gaines.

See also[edit]

  • Tommy Moffitt
  • Gayle Hatch

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Performance Gaines: What do conditioning tests really tell you?". Retrieved April 9, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Travelle Gaines Joins the Athletes' Performance Team". Retrieved January 3, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Workout Warlord: Travelle Gaines aces the combine". Washington Post. Retrieved December 31, 2010. 
  4. ^ "A Stunning Turnaround". June 9, 2005. Retrieved December 31, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Workout Warlord: Travelle Gaines aces the combine". The Washington Post. Retrieved January 3, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Chat with Travelle Gaines". Retrieved January 3, 2011. 

7. "Gaines gets players ready for camp". Fox Sports. July 23, 2013

8. "How Training Guru Gets NFL Stars Ready for Training Camps" BleacherReport. July 22, 2013

9. "Workout Confidential" NFL.com. July 23, 2013

10. "Athletic Gaines Nutrition Launches A New Highly-Anticipated Nutrition Line" PR NewsWire. July 11, 2013

11. "Why Broncos' Ronnie Hillman Thinks He'll Win Starting Job" Bleacher Report. July 25, 2013

12. "Giants' Terrell Thomas Thinks He'll Be the X-Factor in 2013" Bleacher Report. July 25, 2013


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SI.com
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:49:05 -0700

H.S. Athlete of the Month. Leaders on the field, in the classroom and in communities. Driven by success: Why getting to the next level is all... Travelle Gaines: From Humble Beginnings to Elite NFL Trainer ...
 
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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 08:08:02 -0800

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FOXSports.com

FOXSports.com
Tue, 23 Jul 2013 08:31:00 -0700

Last July, Travelle Gaines and former wide receiver Hank Baskett developed the idea to open their own gym for elite athletes. They would use word of mouth as the only marketing. After building a strong network and clientele list, the gym's popularity ...
 
ESPN
Thu, 08 Apr 2010 11:01:13 -0700

Welcome to SportsNation! On Friday, we're going to talk speed and strength training when trainer Travelle Gaines stops by to chat. Travelle has trained hundreds of professional athletes including: first round draft picks, NBA all stars, NFL Pro Bowlers ...
 
Yahoo! Sports (blog)
Tue, 17 Jul 2012 11:20:18 -0700

When we recently caught up with NFL trainer Travelle Gaines at Performance Gaines, his new facility in West Hollywood, Calif., we found about 30 current NFL players training like crazy under Gaines' supervision for the upcoming season. One of them was ...

TMZ.com

TMZ.com
Mon, 08 Apr 2013 13:33:07 -0700

Baskett -- aka Kendra Wilkinson's husband -- is being sued by a couple of businessmen who invested in his "Performance Gaines" gym ... co-owned by Baskett's personal trainer Travelle Gaines (hence the name). The gym opened last fall. The guys behind ...
 
Bleacher Report
Mon, 22 Jul 2013 12:08:01 -0700

He's known in the industry as one of the best trainers in sports. Travelle Gaines, who runs Performance Gaines out of LA, simply gets results. In a world of complex training regimens, Gaines provides a great environment in West Hollywood for athletes ...

FOXSports.com

FOXSports.com
Wed, 19 Feb 2014 09:03:45 -0800

Travelle Gaines owns and operates Athletic Gaines, a first-class gym that attracts NFL veterans and incoming rookies preparing for the NFL Combine. Gaines, who has trained the likes of Andrew Luck, Reggie Bush and Jamaal Charles, has created a special ...
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