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Vortex Performance

Thomas Amsden, HHP, PICP, HLC, MAT

Thomas has trained and worked with hundreds of clients and athletes in all walks of life as well as numerous sports to maximize their athletic potential while reducing their risk of injury.

He successfully utilizes the most unique and effective evaluation process available in the Tennessee Valley. Utilizing a combination of Functional Movement Screening, Poliquin Structural Balancing, Biosignature Modulation and Muscle Activation Techniques.

In addition, Coach Thomas most importantly is highly sought after for his ability to analyze and correct biomechanics.

He is a certified Muscle Activation Techniques Specialist, utilizing soft tissue massage techniques to correct imbalances and enhance muscle regeneration.

Through his various innovative methods Thomas has made dramatic improvements in an athlete’s balance, flexibility, stamina, speed, power, agility, coordination and body composition.

The best coaches that athletes ever play for and will always remember are those who know themselves and their players. Those exceptional coaches adapt their coaching style to the personality of each player and, ultimately, they are able to draw the best out of each player. 

This best describes coach Thomas Amsden. 

Even if you nor your child ever becomes a professional athlete or even good at athletics, you want to enjoy playing sports and activities you love. Thomas wants to help you learn to play the game of life, and make you feel special doing it.

Relevant Education

Course Developer and Instructor

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UAH, 2009 - 2012



Limitless Living

(A Personalized Strategy to looking and feeling great from the inside out!)

YOU are Unique! The way we respond to food, exercise, stress and communication varies person-to-person just as much as our fingerprints. This course will identify YOUR individual needs and teach YOU how to address issues in any area.

Even when we are physically healthy, our quality of life seldom exceeds the quality of our relationships, yet very few people have the life-skills to understand how our behavior affects the people around us.

Whether you want to lose weight, remove stress from your existing relationships, overcome a health challenge, or optimize your already healthy lifestyle, this course will teach you how to achieve all your goals, in any area!

Being Healthy in all areas of life is like a 3-legged stool, it’s a matter of balance.

"Most programs and strategies fail by focusing on only one aspect"


"Welcome to Vortex Performance Center (PC)"

It is well documented, that to achieve optimal performance, the consideration and integration of all three foundational components that make up who we are, is of the utmost importance in reaching our potential.

We differentiate ourselves by addressing and developing all three fundamentals in our clients.

Why We Are Different

"Strengthening the MIND"

Vortex PC focuses not only on strengthening the physical body, but also on developing the life skills and cognitive abilities to be successful not only in athletics but in facing everyday life challenges. Customized nutritional profiles and conditioning programs help clients to reach their individual goals in the most effective way possible.

"Conditioning the BODY"

Vortex PC is the most unique and effective program to change and improve the way anybody plays their life! Our program is based on the belief that individual needs are of the utmost importance. We use the scientific approach to strengthening and conditioning.

"We don't guess. We assess!"

"Enhancing the SPIRIT"

The key t "sustainable" success is self-discovery, and the willingness to change. The Vortex program will help a person to expand their expectations and to believe that they WILL succeed.

We welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the industry.

Why Condition For Sports?

...a new way to look at what it will take to succeed on the field, and have a life free of injury. Vortex PC provides this opportunity.

Our job is your safety, and to help prevent injuries, first and foremost, both in the gym and while playing your sport or favorite activity. Secondly, we increase our client's chances of achieving their physical potential.

Most professional athletes need to retire before the age of 30. The reason for this, the greater majority of athlete's have structural imbalances and musculoskeletal weaknesses, which are normally not addressed and corrected for each individual athlete.

Their sport by nature will run its course and will eventually wear their body out and that statistic will not change. We intend on developing athletes that can perform virtually injury-free well into their 50's and 60's.

Program Design

All of our programs are centered on life-long learning. We continually educate ourselves to remain at the top of their respective industry. We, in turn, educate every one of our athletes so that they ingrain these lessons into their lifestyles and create a better balance in their respective lives.

People, Healthy, Fit and Strong!

Vortex PC approach is simple – They are people first, athletes second. Development in life skills that go beyond the field are a big priority to us. Vortex PC uses personalized programs and customized nutritional profiles to achieve quick and outstanding results!

The Vortex PC program is systematic and individualized, the main thing we produce is RESULTS. "YOU" follow our instruction, You get RESULTS!

This is what makes Vortex PC the place to train for any person of any age!


Enjoy, work, succeed.


Leaders of the fitness/strength professionals in the Tennessee Valley