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COLUMBIANA, OH- In a recent interview on the YSN podcast, renowned fitness expert and personal trainer Mitchell Hart shared valuable insights on maintaining consistency in fitness routines and the importance of starting training at a young age.

Hart emphasized the need for individuals to stay consistent with their fitness regimens, especially during the holiday season. He highlighted the significance of not waiting until the new year to kickstart healthy habits, urging people to keep the momentum going and find sustainable exercise and diet plans.
Addressing the training of young athletes, Hart debunked the myth that weightlifting stunts growth in children, encouraging early physical development and training as essential for long-term health and fitness habits. He emphasized that resistance training for kids enhances coordination and motor skills, setting the stage for athletic prowess in the future.

During the interview, Hart recommended the deadlift as a crucial exercise for people of average athletic ability, emphasizing its functional benefits for everyday movements and overall strength. He stressed the importance of regular exercise, noting that consistent gym routines can lead to life-long habits and improved physical capabilities.

As the head trainer of Athletix and a dedicated personal trainer, Mitchell Hart continues to inspire individuals to prioritize health and fitness, sharing his expertise through social media and in-person training sessions at Athletix.

For those seeking further guidance on fitness and training, Mitchell Hart can be reached on his Instagram account, @Mitchell_Hart08, where he shares educational videos and insights from his training sessions, offering valuable resources for fitness enthusiasts and aspiring athletes.
Mitchell Hart’s dedication and expertise in promoting fitness for all ages demonstrate his commitment to empowering individuals and nurturing a culture of health and wellness.

This article provides a summary of the insightful discussion with Mitchell Hart, highlighting his key messages and expertise in the field of fitness and training for individuals of all ages.




COLUMBIANA, OH-Once a star on the field at Crestview High School, Mitch Hart had always known that his passion for sports would shape his future. After graduating, he pursued his dream of becoming a performance coach and personal trainer to help others achieve their athletic potential. He represents his alma mater, Crestview of Crestview, and remains determined to give back to the community that had nurtured his own athletic journey.

With his relentless dedication and genuine concern for his clients, Mitch quickly became a renowned figure in the fitness world. Athletix, a premier training facility in town, recognized his expertise and brought him onboard as a lead performance coach. Whether working with high school athletes hoping to earn college scholarships or seasoned adults aiming for a healthier lifestyle, Mitch treats everyone with the same level of attention and care.

Mitch’s impact goes beyond just physical training; he understood the importance of mental strength in achieving success. He often shared his own experiences as an athlete, the challenges he faced, and the mindset that drove him to triumph. With his guidance, many young athletes found the courage to overcome self-doubt and push their boundaries, while older clients rediscovered their love for fitness, gaining confidence in their abilities.

The Athletix community grew not only in numbers but also in spirit, all thanks to the unwavering dedication of Coach Mitch Hart. Crestview High School had always been proud of its athletes, and now they had even more reason to celebrate—a local hero who, through passion and compassion, inspired countless individuals to reach their full potential and accomplish their goals, both on and off the field.



By Matt Morrison

STRUTHERS, OHIO- On the eve of Independence Day, Atheltix took care of business by taking down Knightline 8-3 at Bob Cene Park.

Leading the way at the plate for Athletix was Dylan Simpson, Noah Adamson, and Kyler Bourne, who all went 1 for 2. Bourne knotched 2 RBI on the day to go along with his 1-2 day.  Jaden Wallace went 1-3 with a pair of RBI.  Adamson drew a walk and drove in a run.  

The winning pitcher of the evening was Ty Wilson, who allowed one run on one hit and sat down five batters at the plate. 


By Matt Morrison 

STRUTHERS, OHIO- In what a close battle on the diamond between the Prospects and the Athletix, the Athletix scored late to secure a 3-2 win Sunday at Bob Cene Park.

Zach Pleska led thing as the plate for the Athletix as he went 3 for 3 and scored three runs. Brett McSparran was the losing pitcher off the hill as he allowed three runs on four hits with nine strikeouts.

The winning pitcher on the mound was Jack Leipheimer, who no runs and no hits with two strikeouts.


By Matt Morrison

STRUTHERS, OHIO- Nothing was holding Athletix back Wednesday was they blanked Dura Edge 7-0 at Bob Cene Park.

Athletix was led at the plate by Gavin Fallgren, who went 2 for 2 and by Holden Hanzel, who went 2 for 3 at the plate. Blake Jeffries went 2 for 3 at the plate for Dura Edge in the losing effort.

The winning pitcher of the evening was Jack Leipheimer, who allowed just three hits and had three strikeouts.


By Matt Morrison

STRUTHERS, OHIO- In what was a close battle all the way through, Athletix snuck out a 6-3 victory over Ballistic Baseball Monday night at Bob Cene Park.

Athletix was led at the plate by Vinny Woods, who went 2 for 3, and by Bayden Pipoly, who went 2 for 4. Tyler Wright led Ballistic at the plate this evening as he went 2 for 2. Alex Nicholson picked up the win on the mound as he allowed three runs on seven hits with seven strikeouts through seven innings of work.

The losing pitcher on the hill tonight was Gabe Rusnak, who allowed six runs on six hits with five strikeouts through four innings of work.


STRUTHERS OH- After a few days off with weather delays the Athletix 18U team showed absolutely no signs of rust Wednesday night.  They fought their way to an impressive 5-2 win over Knightline.

Gavin Wilms put together a strong day at the plate for Athletix knocking in 2 runs on a 1-3 day.  Gavin Fallgrin was 1-2 on the night including a run driven in.  Evan Tice also went 1-2 on the day with a run scored and a RBI.  Tice drew one of eight total walks for the Athletix offense.

Wilms got the win on the bump for Athletix. He went 5 innings and gave up just 1 earned run on 6 hits. He was able to strike out 4 hitters on the way to his win.

Santino Ciambotti was Knightline’s big source of offense going 1-3 with a RBI.  Ty Eberhardt was on fire going 4-4 at the plate. Logan Cayavec was another hitter on the day with multiple hits going 2-3 with a walk.


STRUTHERS OH- It was a whole lot of offense that propelled Athletix to a 17-7 victory over Dura Edge on Saturday during Class B 16U action at Bob Cene Park.

Ty Wilson turned in a 4 RBI day for Athletix going a perfect 3-3 at the plate.  He would also score a pair of runs himself.  Dylan Simpson went 2-3 for the Athletix bats and knocked in a pair. Jonathan Adamson also had multiple hits on the day going 2-3 with a run scored and 2 RBI.

Logan Cypher had a great day for Dura Edge despite the loss. He went 2-2 at the plate and contributed 3 RBI and a run scored.  Charlie Young went 1-3 for the day with 1 RBI. Paul Gubba also went 1-3 for Dura Edge.




STRUTHERS OH- Alex Nicholson was fantastic on Monday as he allowed just one hit to Eagle Wear on the way to a 6-0 Athletix win.

At the plate it was CJ Frasco doing a lot of damage going 2-4 with a RBI. Bayden Pipoly was also a contributor going 1-4 with a run batted in.  Zach Pleska walked three times and gathered an RBI for himself as well.

Nicholson left the hitters baffled all night long. He went all 7 innings and gave up just 1 hit, walked none, and struck out 9.


COLUMBIANA, OH- “Stream City” will have a new address in 2024.

Plans were announced yesterday between Athletix and Your Sports Network to partner together to reside on the same campus in the next 14 months.  Currently centralized in East Palestine until January 2024, YSN has made its headquarters since its first day of business in 2017 in a plaza just off the main drag in Bulldog Country.

“To be able to start any business in my hometown was a dream come true, but to draw attention, and have student-athletes, announcers, coaches, and leaders visit East Palestine over the last 5 years has been surreal,” said YSN Founder and CEO, DJ Yokley.

The Broadcast/Streaming company will funnel into the brand-new Athletix facility that boasts two top-tier structures that are equipped with the area’s best technology for athletes of all skill levels, two full-size basketball courts, an entire field of athletic turf, TopGolf Swing Suites, a batting/pitching cage, workout facilities, interactive study rooms, as well as a fully-engaged workout facility.

“This partnership is a huge win for athletes in the area with opportunities to train and compete in our state-of-the-art facilities and gain tremendous opportunities for exposure through the impressive reach of YSN,” said Athletix co-founder, Sean Wardle.  “YSN and Athletix create an amazing team that will comet together with the common goal of providing opportunities to athletes in the Mahoning Valley and beyond,” added Wardle.

With the partnership, YSN plans to add to its coverage of high school sports with leagues that occur at Athletix through live streaming, and broadcasting championship-caliber events at the facility.  “It’ll have the same look and feel as what our fans are accustomed to, but being able to focus on youth and adult leagues gives both Athletix and YSN a new demographic, and new opportunities that cannot be found anywhere else in the country.”

The Network will feature chosen tournaments and leagues to be covered via streaming, and stories/pictures for the website that will include things such as pickleball, softball, basketball, hitting leagues, golf leagues, and other sports that happen in the facility.  “The opportunities are limitless.  The growth that Columbiana has seen is remarkable, and Athletix will be a cornerstone in even more growth ahead. To be able to team up with a family cut from the same cloth, and share the same vision and goals will make both companies stronger on every front, and like always, we’ll do things ‘brick by brick’,” said Yokley.

Future plans for the partnership also include a remote studio within the facility alongside “The Home Plate” concession area, as well as a full studio and office build that will house shows such as “Audible Call” “Running Point” and “Power Hour” each weekday.  Athletes and coaches will also be interviewed at the Athletix in each respective studio space for Player Profiles and Coach’s Corners.