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Return To performance


The performance staff at XIP recognize that no-one is truly invincible regardless of how durable our training programs make you feel. 

Big or small, injuries happen.  It’s a price we pay for pushing our bodies to an ultimate limit.  Often, injuries occur when we least expect it - a slip on the ice, a car accident, crash on the bike, lifting something in an awkward position, you get the picture.  

Trust me we've been there.  We recognize that an injury that removes you from your active lifestyle can be challenging to your mental state.  XIP reframes this scenario, understands, and encourages you to see that - INJURY IS OPPORTUNITY!  Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius stated:  “The impediment to action advances action.  What stands in the way becomes the way.”  This is the objective of XIP reconditioning programs.  

XIP wants athletes at every level to understand that in the presence of injury, there is an opportunity to evaluate and intervene at a comprehensive system level.  Our reconditioning programs are designed to provide an all-inclusive training stimulus. 

Our team of certified trainers and strength coaches will create a program specific to your injury and will address accessory weaknesses and imbalances during the process.  


We are not physical therapists; however, we do collaborate with orthopaedic clinics, your school ATC, primary care physician and Physical Therapists to transition those who are ready to take the next step in the reconditioning process and your "Return to Performance".


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Lincoln Lemieux
Pro Snocross Rider

​"Without XIP's help in my return to performance, I don't believe I would have recovered or been as strong as I was. Between strength and conditioning, diet, and yoga at XIP, there is no better place to go in the Northeast Kingdom, and arguably New England. You need three things to succeed: Hard work, confidence, and support. XIP helped me gain my confidence back by pushing me in every workout, as well as supporting me when I needed it the most.

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Stevie Durochers
Dance Studio Owner

​"After having my knee surgery, I was told that I would be back to normal activity within 4 months.  I quickly learned this would not be the case.  I started training with Adrian Guyer hoping to regain strength in my affected leg.  I was expecting an instructor but I found a knowledgeable professional dedicated to his clients.  I found myself pushing my body in ways I did not know I could.  Adrian's program was the best gift I have ever given to my body. Surgery helped me walk; XIP helped me do everything I love."

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Ella McAndrew
Mountain Bike Athlete

My physical therapist suggested that I reach out and start working with XIP to address the remaining muscular issues and prepare me for my upcoming Mountain Bike racing season.  When I came in, Adrian was amazing at setting up a baseline with body measurements, strength and mobility tests.  Based on these tests we set forth with a plan to even out my body left and right and build muscle for a productive season.  I started working with him in January 2017 and by my first race in April,  the strength discrepancy in my legs was gone, I was stronger than I ever have been and went on to have my most successful race season yet! 

Aiden whiting     multi-sport athlete

We can NOT say enough good things about XIP and we highly recommend them. They truly
care about their clients. Adrian continues to check in with Aiden often and that means the world
to us knowing he cares so much even after he finished his reconditioning. They stress building athleticism
and keeping that strength to prevent injuries in the future. Now that basketball is done Aiden will be
back at the gym using all he learned at XIP and an online program to  prepare for his upcoming 
baseball season.

Schedule a consult

Meet with an RTP coach:

Tuesdays and Thursdays 

3:30 - 5:30pm

Experienced an injury? 

Want to know your FMS score?


Contact us at:

meet the coaches

Head of Reconditioning 

Anthony Sgherza PhD, ATC, CSCS, SCCC, FMS


XIP Training Owner, Founder 


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