Meet the Team

Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology, Cornell College

-Licensed Clinical Massage Therapist (The Soma Institute: Chicago, IL)
-Certified Fascial Stretch Specialist Level 3 Fitness & Medical (The Stretch to Win Institute)
-Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (NSCA)
-Certified Cupping Therapist (International Cupping Therapy Association)
-P.I.C.P. Level 2 State Coach (Poliquin Group)
-Olympic Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach (USA Weightlifting)
-Metabolic Analytics (Strength Sensei)
-Certified Personal Trainer (ACE)
-Performance Enhancement Specialist (NASM)
-Corrective Exercise Specialist (NASM)
-Functional Movement Systems Level 1 (FMS)
-Precision Nutrition- Level 1 Coach (Precision Nutrition)
-TRX Suspension Certified (TRX)
-Certified RockBlades Practitioner (RockTape Company)

2011 MiLB Strength and Conditioning Coach of The Year

James Bose
Co-Owner / Performance Coach / Manual Therapist

Jim Bose is one of the most sought after Strength and Conditioning Coaches, as well as, Bodywork Specialist in the Midwest. His unique system of combining individualized strength training with mobility and recovery; have helped produce world-class athletes.

Jim is a native to Illinois. Born in Park Ridge and raised in Lincolnshire, he attended Adli E. Stevenson High School where he played baseball and football. He continued to play baseball at Cornell College, IA where he received his bachelors in Kinesiology. At Cornell, Jim was a standout on the varsity baseball team earning 4 letters, 2-time captain, and all-conference selection.

After college, Jim began working full time with athletes and clients. In 2010, he accepted a position as a Strength and Conditioning Coach with the Seattle Mariners in Professional Baseball. After spending the 2010 season with the Mariners, Jim was offered the same position with San Francisco Giants. He spent the next three years with the SF Giants winning the World Series in 2012. He left baseball after the 2013 season and returned to his hometown of Chicago.

Throughout his career, Jim has worked with a wide range of athletes and clients to help them achieve their health and fitness goals.  He has worked with professional athletes from the MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL and PGA along with may collegiate and high school level athletes. Jim designs his programs based off individual assessments and scientific data tailored to each athlete or client. This approach has helped his athletes and clients reach their fitness and athletic potential while diminishing the risks for any injuries. His focus on the individual athlete and their needs to perform at the highest level, have allowed Jim to create the best program for that client or athlete.

Throughout his career he as been continuously furthering his education by attending seminars and courses around the world. In 2014 he attended The Soma Institute of Clinical Massage Therapy in Chicago where he received his training and License in Clinical Massage Therapy. Recently, he has completed courses in Fascial Stretch Therapy, and is now a Level 3 Certified Fascial Stretch Specialist in both Fitness and Medical, as well as, a TA for the Stretch to Win Institute.  He continuously attends educational seminars and classes to further help provide the most advance training and bodywork principles.  This ensures his athletes and clients have the most optimal programming based off the latest education. He is passionate about enhancing the performance, increasing longevity and eliminating the pain of each client he meets and works with.

In 2014 Jim Founded SPEAR (Sports Performance Enhancement and Athletic Recovery). Shortly after he along with Jon Sicora and Jeff McCoy, opened SPEAR Training Center in Vernon Hills, IL. The facility is dedicated to the health, wellness, athletic development, and recovery of its clients and athletes.

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