Athletic Republic’s certified performance trainers have the passion and sports-science knowledge to safely improve your athleticism. Our more than 500 performance trainers are constantly furthering our proven methods to help athletes reach their goals.  Because we believe developing athletes is best done in small groups, we provide a trainer to athlete ratio of 1:5.  This allows the trainer to customize a program for each athlete’s individual strengths and weaknesses.

Bob Green

Director of Training 
Level 3 Certified Performance Trainer
Athletic Republic World Advisory Council Member
2014 Athletic Republic MVP Award recipient. 

In his youth, Bob excelled in baseball, football, the martial arts and tennis. He attended the University of Evansville on a full athletic scholarship, where he earned a Bachelors of Science degree. After school, he joined the Professional Staff at Midtown Athletic Club in Chicago where his concentration focused on developing elite juniors and adults. Most recently, Bob was Owner/Director of Training at Athletic Republic Orland Park, where he trained hundreds of youth and elite athletes. Last year, his athlete contingency in Orland Park consisted of six state champions in six separate sports. In addition to the individual state champions, he has trained many elite and nationally ranked youth baseball players, high school state champions, NCAA scholarship athletes and MLB Professionals.

Tom Mendez

Tom Mendez first joined Athletic Republic in 2010 and is a Level 3 Certified Sports Performance Trainer. He attended the University of Florida where he graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Applied Physiology & Kinesiology. Tom brings a unique medical perspective, as he has worked in numerous high school and collegiate Athletic Training and Strength rooms, specializing in designing effective rehabilitation programs for athletes returning from physical therapy. Tom's passion for combining sports performance training and sports medicine made him an integral part of Columbus High School's Athletics program, where he worked with all of the school's teams alongside the school's Athletic Trainer and Orthopedic. He is currently pursuing a Master's in Athletic Training and Sports Medicine at Florida International University.