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At Finish First Sports Performance, we help athletes and fitness clients prepare mentally and physically to be their best when it matters most.

We have been helping athletes and fitness clients realize incredible RESULTS...and have proven over and over again that we can help get YOU there too...

The fact is...like so many other athletes, coaches, or fitness clients in your situation, we understand what you are looking for----
Hear from the success stories from the athletes themselves

And to give you the results you need, we give you access to the best sports performance and fitness coaches, customized sports and fitness training services, and other valuable free resources for yourself or your athletes, at our world class training facilities----

Meet Your Coach

Parkes Knepshield

Sports Performance and Fitness Coach


Parkes Knepshield grew up in Kittanning Pennsylvania, about 40 miles North of Pittsburgh. He began sports at a young age in both wrestling and football. This is where he began to develop interests in physical fitness and sports performance. In the Fall of 2011, he attended Slippery Rock University to obtain his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. Throughout the program, he became increasingly involved in educating individuals on how to properly perform lifting techniques. He soon became more intrigued in the sports component of training, where he applied and was accepted as an intern at Finish First Sports Performance under Jeremy Hoy. After graduating in 2015 with his Bachelor’s in Science, he accepted his newly offered position working under Jeremy Hoy as the Assistant Strength Coach. While working, he graduated from California University of Pennsylvania in the Winter of 2016 with his Masters in Exercise Science and concentration in Sports Performance and Injury Prevention. In February 2016, Parkes recently opened his own branch of Finish First Sports Performance within the Baierl Ice Complex located in Warrendale Pennsylvania. He plans to build upon the already reputable name of Finish First Sports Performance, and will continue to provide exceptional training and coaching services.






                  Slippery Rock University

                  Bachelor of Science Exercise Science


                  California University of Pennsylvania

                  Master of Science, Exercise Science & Health Promotion: Sports Performance and Injury Prevention




                  Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS, NSCA)


                  Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES, NASM)


                  NASE Level II Certified Speed Specialist (NASE-CSS)


                  Adult and Pediatric First Aid Certified (National CPR Foundation)


                  CPR/AED Certified (National CPR Foundation)




                  Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance


                  FBI Criminal History Record Information                                                            


Check Out The Gym



Finsih First Sports Performance Warrendale Branch

103 Marshall Dr.
Warrendale PA, 15086

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