About Us

About the facility



  • Restore. Recover. Perform.
  • Supercharge and accelerate your recovery in our recovery lounge. 
  • Amenities: The Edge Tub (hybrid cold plunge), Dynamic Compression Therapy technology, Infrared Sauna, Massage Guns, & more.

Weight Room

This is where the foundation of athleticism is built. The role of muscle in moving the body and generating force is of prime importance.  Our weightroom consists of quality strength and conditioning equipment that can be used by athletes of any level and any sport.


A competitive environment where we transfer gains from the weightroom to high quality game speed movement.


  • Multidirectional Speed, Reactiveness/Agility,  Plyometrics, Coordination and more. 
  • Newly remodeled, 3200 sqft space 
  • Newly Laid Turf
  • Specialized equipment for elite speed, agility & plyometric training
  • Batting Cages

In-House Physical Therapist

Dr. Lucien Boar PT, DPT is the owner of Advanced Therapy and Performance. He specializes in physical therapy, bodywork, and performance. During his DPT studies, Dr. Lucian earned post-graduate certifications in Spinal Manipulative Therapy and Dry Needling.

His specialized training focused on diagnosing and treating complex musculoskeletal and neuromuscular disorders, particularly those involving the spine, TMJ dysfunction, and headaches. As a Fort Wayne-based CrossFit Level 1 coach, he leverages his personal experience with back surgery to guide individuals in enhancing fitness and performance while preventing pain.

Instagram: @atpfortwayne

Austin Shoemaker
Co-Founder & Director of Sports Performance 

As the Director of Sports Performance Austin oversees the execution of business operations, as well as all speed, power, and strength training sessions and programming for Mad Apple Athletes. He was introduced to the field of performance from the athlete’s perspective first and became fascinated by the impact superior coaching and quality training programs could have. He brings over 7 years of experience, and has worked with hundreds of athletes from a variety of sports and levels – including multiple collegiate scholarship recipients, state champions, and has had the privilege to work with many past and present elite athletes, and NFL athletes in Combine/Pro Day preparation.

Austin played four years of collegiate football at Trine University, and obtained his degree in 2015 in Exercise Science & Kinesiology. In addition, he holds the nationally recognized certification by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (CSCS), as well as the USA Weightlifting Sports Performance (USAW) certification. His proficiency and principle-based coaching style gives him a unique multi-faceted approach to achieve superior, applicable outcomes. He takes every opportunity to continue to learn, improve and hone his craft to better serve athletes.

“The work is done with biomechanics but it’s accomplished through trust and relationships. I want to bring out the best of my athletes as so many of my coaches did for me. My goal is and always will be to make a positive impact on my athletes lives. If I can do that, I can think of no better way of using the gifts God gave me to make an impact while I’m here. I’m grateful for this opportunity and I’m proud to serve and support the athletes and families across Northeast Indiana.” 

Coach Maddie Shine

Matt Schriber
Performance Specialist 

With 5 years of experience in sports performance, Matt has been a dedicated coach in the world of rugby, guiding young talents to IU and Kentucky over a span of 7 years. Additionally, he’s been shaping the Football team at Homestead, leading their summer strength and conditioning program for the past 2 years. With 6 years of expertise in strength and conditioning, Matt has also successfully trained college athletes ranging from NAIA to D2, both men and women.”

Coach Maddie Shine