777 Dedham St. Newton, MA 02459
Building 8 - Athletic Center

(​UMASS Amherst Mt. Ida Campus)



(P) 857-400-6737

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MON - THURS:  3 - 9pm
FRIDAY :  3 - 7pm
SATURDAY:  9 - 2pm

SUNDAY:  10 - 2pm



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Make the Most out of Your Summer!

May 21, 2019

Get the most out of your summer by registering for our RPM Athlete Performance Summer Membership. You will have full access to our new facility at the UMASS Amherst Mt. Ida campus from 10am-6pm, Monday-Saturday. This includes access to the our fitness center, turf field, basketball court, tennis courts, film room, study room, and more! A certified strength & conditioning trainer will be on site at all times to assist you in your workout.  

  • SUMMER MEMBERSHIP DATES: Membership permits RPM access June-August

  • AGES: Student-Athletes
    *12 year old or younger must be accompanied by an adult or older sibling

  • COST: $300

  • WHERE: UMASS Amherst Mt. Ida campus
    777 Dedham St. Newton, MA 02459
    Building 8/Athletic Center


May 18, 2019

Join RPM Athlete Performance for our GRAND OPENING at our new location at the UMASS Amherst Mt. Ida Campus in Newton. You’ll get to meet the RPM Team of Coaches, get an introduction to the RPM Pillars, tour the training facility, and participate in workshop activities on nutrition, mental performance, recovery, skill, and strength & conditioning. There will be local food & store vendors, raffles and giveaways!


DATE:    Saturday May 18, 2019

TIME:    3:00 - 6:00pm

777 Dedham St. Newton, MA 02459 - Building 8/Athletic Center

Spring Pre-Season Small Group Training at Sluggers Academy

December 30, 2018

Get prepped for the upcoming Spring season by joining our four week Small Group Training (SGT). Sign up now and join the hardest working athletes around for a next-level training program open to all sports, all athletes!

  • DATES:   Mondays & Thursdays.  January 7 - February 14, 2019

  • TIME:  6:30 - 7:30pm

  • AGES:  10 - 16yrs. Open to boys and girls. 

  • PRICING:  $165 (8 sessions total)

4 Week Holiday Small Group Training at Sluggers Academy

November 16, 2018

WINTER IS COMING! Get the most out of the holiday season by joining our four week small group training. The holidays and your off season aren’t a time to dial back, but to dial in and separate yourself from the competition. You’ll have no need for a New Year’s resolution this year because you stayed focused and worked hard when everyone else slowed down! Sign up now and join the hardest working athletes around for a next-level training program Open to all sports, all athletes!

  • DATES:   Mondays & Thursdays.  November 26 - December 30

  • TIME:  6:30 - 7:30pm

  • AGES:  10 - 16yrs. Open to boys and girls. 

  • PRICING:  $165 (8 sessions total)

RPM Joins Sluggers Academy

October 1, 2018

RPM Athlete Performance is proud to partner with Sluggers Academy in Medfield, MA. Conveniently located on Rt. 27 in Medfield, the 23,700 sq. ft training facility focuses primarily on Baseball and Softball training and is growing to add field hockey and additional sports-specific training. The unique space features: 

  • Fully-Equipped Sports Performance Training Area 

  • 8 Tunnels for hitting and pitching workouts

  • Full Turf Little League Infield

The RPM Team of Coaches will be directing weekly small group training sessions throughout the fall and winter.


  • Boys ages 9 -11 -- 4:30 - 5:30pm

  • Girls Middle School -- 5:30 - 6:30pm

  • Boys 12 -14 / Girls High School -- 6:30 - 7:30pm

  • Boys 15+ -- 7:30 - 8:30pm

ONLY 15 slots per time slot - REGISTER FOR YOUR SPOT NOW!!



Small group training and individual coaching is also open to everyone. This includes personal training, mental performance coaching, and nutritional consultations/services. ​Email us at the link below to start training with RPM at Sluggers. 

Top Gun Lacrosse Littlenecks Recruiting Combine

August 1, 2018

The Top Gun Lacrosse Littlenecks Club Team wanted to take their recruiting combine to the next level this year. And for that reason, they brought in RPM Athlete Performance. Rather than simply look for “laxers” when trying out Littleneck hopefuls, they wanted to look deeper. So along with the requisite lacrosse skill evaluation, the Recruiting Combine incorporated measurements of the player’s #strength #speed #athleticism #coachability #drive #hustle. Each athlete walked away with a written, personalized report with strength’s, areas for improvement, and a plan for continuing improvement in pursuit of maximum athletic potential.

Want to see how your team stacks up? Contact us today to set up a team performance assessment and testing session.

May 20, 2018

RPM at Cross Courts Fitness in Natick. 3 Month membership includes performance assessment and program recommendations. Options for add-on training with a personal trainer. Remember to ask about our Nutrition and Mental Performance Coaching.

EVENT: Rabil Tour 2018 Coming Back to Boston

March 12, 2018

Train first hand with Paul Rabil, the #1 lacrosse player in the world.


Rabil Tour is a 3-hour training event led by Paul Rabil, with all-new 2018 instruction, competitions, and an unmatched fan experience for players and parents. Expect to take home tips and pointers from Paul in the demo ring and to improve on shooting, dodging, passing, stick work, and more. Players will compete in age-based groups for high-value prizes such as WARPs, New Balance/Warrior gear, custom tour merchandise and other surprise prizes.


Rabil Tour is more than a training event – it is an experience. Each player will receive a professional photo and two autographed items (1 provide and 1 choice) directly from Paul. There will be live music, limited edition merchandise, sponsor activations, and more.

  • Date: Sunday May 27, 2018

  • Time: 11am - 2pm

  • Location: Boston University
    278 Babcock St. Boston, MA 02215

20% DISCOUNT.  Use Code RPMATHLETE at registration!

IN THE PRESS: Get Reps: Gaining the Mental Edge and the ‘Flow State’

March 1, 2018

Malcolm Chase recently interviewed our newest RPM Coach, Landon Dumar, on the mental aspects of lacrosse for the New England Lacrosse Journal.

"At RPM, we constantly are learning new training techniques to give our athletes a competitive edge. Developing physically and mentally, and not just focusing on one particular skill set, is essential to building yourself into what we consider the complete student-athlete. 

Players who understand their limitations are much more likely to reach their potential, and apply training that focuses on enhancing strengths and mitigating weaknesses. You also are much more likely to be happy playing at a level where you are challenged and can shine in a role you are built for..."

Lax Sports Network Announces Malcolm Chase as an LSN On-Air Analyst and Contributor

February 28, 2018

Chase will appear across LSN’s programming including Lacrosse Now, pregame, halftime, and postgame shows and as a color analyst on LSN’s remote game coverage. 

"I am extremely grateful to Lax Sports Network for the opportunity to connect with the lacrosse community across this unique platform,” said Chase. “I consider myself a lifelong learner, always seeking knowledge from the best minds and athletes in the game. My mission is to educate and entertain through stories and analyses that support the growth of our players, coaches, and fans who make lacrosse the greatest game on the planet." 

Chase has previously worked with LSN as a color analyst on Major League Lacrosse games and on the series Lax Fit, a fitness program designed specifically for lacrosse players at the youth, college, and high school level. 

Chase played lacrosse at Whittier College, has played in the MLL with the Boston Cannons and played on the LXM PRO Tour in 2012-13. He has also been a coach at Roanoke College, Connecticut College, and the University of Southern Maine. 

Chase is also the founder of RPM Athlete Performance in Natick, MA and the Founder of Long Stick Middie instructional clinics.

Meet Ashlee Pechulis

February 26, 2018

Ashlee joined the RPM Team in October as a certified personal trainer with a sport-specific background in lacrosse and field hockey. She played four years of collegiate lacrosse and field hockey at Lasell College and has 2+ years of youth and high school girls lacrosse coaching. 

Her Philosophy: Make no excuses, play and train like a champion.

EVENT SATURDAY 2/24: Laterality, Training Planes & Maxing Axes

February 21, 2018

There's still time to sign up for this seminar that we are co-hosting with Michael J. Mullin, certified ATC, PTA and PRC. The event will focus on the different planes of motion and the axis of rotation of our human system and why this is important to fitness and rehabilitation.

  • Date: Saturday February 24, 2018

  • Time: 9:30am - 2:00pm

  • Location: Cross Courts Squash & Fitness
    19 Tech Circle, Natick MA

  • Cost: $95

15% Off Your Entire Purchase at Lacrosse Unlimited

February 12, 2018

Lacrosse Unlimited is offering RPM Athletes 15% Off at their Wellesley store the weekend of February 16th-18th. Just present the coupon at time of purchase!

Lacrosse Unlimited
55 Central St, Wellesley, MA 02482
(781) 235-5299

Welcome Landon DuMar

February 8, 2018

Please join us in welcoming the newest member to the RPM Team, Landon Dumar. Landon will be working with athletes in a specialized capacity as our Mental Performance Coach. Currently, Landon works with a variety of collegiate teams and athletes at Springfield College, including working in the Sport Injury Rehabilitation Clinic (SIRC) where athletes receive one-of-a-kind rehabilitation care from a collaboration of athletic trainers, strength & conditioning coaches, and athletic counselors.

Landon has years of experience working with youth and young adults as a counselor, coach, and mentor. This includes personal development coaching for young adults, new student mentor at WhiteWater MMA, and five years experience working in hospital, residential, and school settings with youth in a counseling and managerial capacity. He received his bachelor's degree from Lesley University in liberal studies with a specialization in holistic psychology.

We're Joining Cross Courts Squash & Fitness

February 6, 2018

We have recently partnered with Cross Courts Squash & Fitness in Natick to offer even more equipment and amenities to our athletes. RPM Athletes will enjoy the multiple fitness areas, locker rooms with steam, cardio equipment with individual TV's, and lounge area to relax and recover following your training. Parents and siblings can take advantage of this facility by training with another RPM Coach while your child is training and/or get your family a membership and enjoy 24/7 access. Cross Courts is located at 19 Tech Circle, right up the road from our flagship location at Prime Time in Natick, MA.

Come check out the new location and book your first training session or class today!

Super Bowl Sunday FREE Workout

February 1, 2018

Join us this Sunday for a FREE Open Gym Workout! Coach Chase will be leading an awesome Super Bowl Sunday Sweat. Enjoy our beautiful new location at Cross Courts Squash and Fitness, pick up some tips, take a nice steam before we crush some wings and Eagles!

WHEN: Sunday February 4th 9am - 12pm
WHERE: Cross Courts Gym.
19 Tech Circle, Natick


Don’t forget to rep your Pats gear.  Make Every Rep Count!

EVENT: Laterality, Training Planes and Maxing Axes

January 14, 2018

Michael J. Mullin, certified ATC, PTA and PRC, will be hosting this event that will focus on the different planes of motion and the axis of rotation of our human system and why this is important to fitness and rehabilitation.

  • Date: Saturday February 24, 2018

  • Time: 9:30am - 2:00pm

  • Location: Cross Courts Squash & Fitness
    19 Tech Circle, Natick MA

  • Cost: $95

Inaugural Issue of the RPM Newsletter

January 7, 2018

We are excited to kick off 2018 with the first RPM Newsletter, where we'll share exciting news, events and specials with our RPM family. Stay tuned for more newsletters to keep you updated on the most recent news and events.

Head of The Charles Regatta

October 22, 2017

This year at the Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston on the Charles River, the largest regatta in the world, Coach Babiec will be competing in the Men's Championship Single on Sunday, October 22nd. Be sure to come down and check out Coach Babiec race and all of our other athletes who will be competing in this weekend regatta. Stay tuned for a complete list of all our athletes competing and race times.

​Training vs. Working Out

February 2, 2017 | By Thaddeus Babiec, RPM Director of Methodology

Simon Sinek gave a TED Talk back in 2010 explaining why some companies or people or organizations are more successful than others. His premise was that there is something fundamentally different about the approach these different groups took when taking a product to market or promoting themselves or their ideas to others. He said that the most successful groups all, beyond knowing what they are doing and how they are doing it (ex: Apple makes computers and phones by ordering parts, assembling these parts, programming, etc...) these highly successful groups also know why they are doing it. This idea has stuck with me ever since I first watched his talk and i believe it goes well with this idea of training vs. working out. 


When an athlete or a person is training, they have a goal in mind, something to focus their efforts towards, a "why". What sets a great athlete apart from a good athlete is the focus of the effort towards the goal. Every training session, every recovery session, every meal, every decision is taking them one step closer towards their goal. Anyone can come into a gym, sweat a lot for an hour, burn a ton of calories, do a great workout, and that's great, but then what? Did that workout make you better or did it just put you at a caloric deficit for tonight's big dinner? 


I am not trying to say that working out like that is bad; you're in the gym and that's great, but again, to what end? Those cardio kings and queens and circuit training fiends, they come in everyday and do the same thing everyday to the point of monotony. Your body has adapted already, change it up, try something new, have a plan!  A plan that extends beyond what you will do today or tomorrow but one that will look weeks and months out. Have a concrete goal, a "why." If what you are doing is working towards that, great, if not, maybe it's time to reconsider your method. Think of your body is a piece of marble or an engine ready to be built, without final drawing or instructions, how can you bring out the sculpture or put all the pieces together into something that works the way you need it?

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