The Balconi Team is comprised of experts that are passionate about helping athletes find success. We believe in making each one of our athletes confident and strong in all areas of life, not just their specific sport. We truly care about our athletes and their families, and will help them reach the next level.
Renee Balconi has been training elite athletes for 15 years. Renee is CSCS certified and has extensive knowledge in sport specific and pro-performance training. She specializes in the science of building individualized NEXT LEVEL programs per elite athlete and/or team. Renee’s background as a former professional athlete who competed internationally and nationally, gives her the advantage to understand the professional athlete mindset and expectations.
Renee is a sport scientist for elite and professional players seeking to take their game to their next level. Today’s elite athletes require a multitude of training methods: mentally, emotionally and physically (strength & endurance, core functional, speed & agility, skill/position specific, injury prevention, nutritional guidance, yoga) and Renee is well versed to train the complete athlete in all of these areas.
In 2009, Renee founded and built Balconi Top Training, an elite pro performance center that was headquartered in her 9,000 square foot facility in Cincinnati, OH, that trained more than 500 athletes annually. She trained the top athletes around the Midwest region. Developing her core philosophy for Balconi collaborated a mix of speed, skill and strength training. She has recently sold her business and moved to Denver, Colorado where she resides with her wife, Lindsey, and son, DiMaggio.
Reneé is also known as a “fitness expert” with nationwide magazines and websites, where she provides fitness and nutritional tips. She also provides motivational speaking for professional organizations, colleges, high schools, club youth programs and individuals.
Renee’ Balconi played women’s soccer for the University of Cincinnati, and was the first women’s soccer player in the program to be offered a professional soccer contract. She began her professional soccer experience in Iceland, and continued playing professionally for six years. During her off seasons, she continued her education in the pro performance area by training NFL, MLB, MLS, WPS (now NWSL) players along with top collegiate players and programs.
Lindsey is a Texas native who earned a professional soccer contract right out of college. She turned down her contract to follow her passion, which was to coach athletes and lead them to success. Lindsey is certified in personal training, sports nutrition, has her US Soccer C license and is the Balconi Top Training soccer and speed specialist.
Lindsey attended the University of Cincinnati, where she started and played all four years for the women’s soccer team and earning the role of captain her senior year. Lindsey has been involved with pro performance training for numerous of years, gaining experience as being a trainer and training with other professional athletes. Her dedication and drive for helping athletes achieve their goals is what makes her a Balconi Top Trainer.
Lindsey brings balance and stability to Balconi Top Training. She has found ways to integrate unique training and sport specific training into one, allowing all our athletes to reach a higher level of competition. Lindsey believes in keeping things simple and keeping the fun in the game.