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Coach Drew Buchkoski

MS, CSCS, PICP 5, CSCCa

MS Strength & Conditioning

Florida State University

Poliquin International Certified Program

PICP Level 5 Master Coach

(PICP 5)

With a career spanning over 22 years, Buchkoski's experience includes various coaching roles. He started as an assistant strength coach at Eastern Washington University before working as a graduate assistant at Gonzaga University and an intern with the Seattle Seahawks. He has contributed to the strength and conditioning coaching staff at Arizona State University, Scottsdale Community College, and the Ikei Performance Center endorsed by Charles Poliquin. Additionally, Buchkoski dedicated his time to improving science and programming in Arizona's high school strength and conditioning community through the L.E.T.S. organization. His passion for helping high school football teams implement better programming led to positive changes.

 

Buchkoski's impact has extended beyond individual programs. He has collaborated with numerous high schools and universities, such as Ferris, Freeman, West Valley, and Eastern Oregon University, to name a few. In 2018, he played a developmental role at Florida State University, supporting their football, baseball, and Olympic sports strength and conditioning departments. More recently, from 2020 to 2022, he held contracting positions with the Department of Defense, serving as a Tactical Strength and Conditioning Coach at Moody Air Force Base and Joint Base Lewis-McChord, working with Special Operators, Apache pilots, K-9 Units, and enlisted support personnel.

 

Coach Buchkoski holds a Master of Science in Strength and Conditioning from Florida State University and a Bachelor's Degree from Eastern Washington University. He is certified by reputable associations such as the CSCCa and NSCA as a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist. Additionally, he holds a Poliquin International Certification Program credential as a Poliquin International Master Strength Coach, making him one of the 27 individuals worldwide with a Level 5 certification. Throughout his career, Buchkoski's training protocols have resulted in impressive outcomes, including numerous athletes drafted into the NFL, placements in professional training camps, and the development of successful athletes in baseball, hockey, and various other sports. He has also spearheaded the APX Certification Program for Strength and Conditioning coaches and training educators.

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Janell Buchkoski

MS, LDN, CSSD

MS Nutrition & Exercise Physiology

Washington State University

Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist

(LDN)

Licensed in: FL, GA, WA

Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietitics

(CSSD)

Janell is the Founder and Director of APX Performance and Wellness Clinic, where she takes a functional nutrition, full body systems approach to health and performance. Janell does this by targeting and healing the root cause of any sign or symptom that prevents the client from performing and feeling their best both on an off the field. Genetics, issues with digestive health, and inflammation are all factors that could affect a persons overall health and performance. Janell is passionate about developing personalized lifestyle plans that encompass a holisitc approach to nutrition, sleep hygiene and stress management to help manage these factors. She believes that helping each client discover their 'Inspiring Factor' is key in achieving and maintaining optimal performance and health goals. 

 

Janell is from Ellensburg, WA where she grew up playing soccer and competing in rodeos. She got her start in nutrition at Washington State University, where she received her Masters in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology to become a Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist. Janell then pursued her passion in sports nutrition, where she founded the APX Performance and Wellness Clinic and started providing individual and group nutrition consults for athletes at the youth, collegiate, and professional levels. Janell went on to contract with major insurance companies in order to provide functional nutrition consults and classes to clients referred by Naturopaths and Doctors throughout Washington. 

Janell then recieved an opportunity to work as a Dietitian for Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, where she provided comprehensive medical nutriton therapy in an acute in-patient and out-patient setting, specializing in gastrointestinal oncology. Janell would prescribe customized diets catered to each patient's specific diagnosis, side effects, budget, and support system. Janell served as the head dietitian for the Tumor Board Treatment Team for patients on clinical trials. 

 

Janell went on to pursue a career as the head Dietitian at Florida State University. She was the coordinator and lead dietitian for the FSU outpatient eating disorder clinic, where she collaborated with therapists and clinicians at FSU to provide nutrition therapy consults to students with eating disorders. Janell also worked with the director of sports nutrition to provide performance nutrition clinics and consults for all athletes at FSU. Janell enjoyed hosting hands-on cooking demonstrations and leading nutrition presentations to various organizations across campus.  

 

Janell is providing performance and functional nutrition consults for athletes and clients via in-person and telehealth platforms. Janell is contracted with most major insurance companies, and is licensed in Florida, Georgia, and Washington. She also provides nutrition clinics to organizations and teams across the country through in-person sessions and virtual platforms. 

Honors & Volunteer Opportunities

  • In her free time, Janell volunteers at therapeutic riding centers, where she helps provide horse-related activities to individuals with special needs in order to strengthen their physical bodies, enhance proprioception, build self-esteem, gain a sense of independence, and learn new skills. 

  • Janell authored the Innovative Idea grant that funds the initiative to prevent on-campus food insecurity at FSU's Food Pantry, a program that provides additional food resources and fresh produce from local farm to students at FSU

  • Janell helped to create a Farm-to-Table and Farm-to-School program in Spokane, WA, where she helped elementary students and families gain access to healthy, local foods through building school gardens, leading cooking lessons, and hosting farm field trips

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