TAC Fitness

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We offer individual, small group, and team sessions focusing on Speed Development & Functional Athletic Fitness. We also provide Coaching Education for Speed Development & Functional Fitness for individual coaches or as seminars. In addition, we will create individualized training programs.

Contact TAC to improve your athletic development!!!

contactryanwagner@gmail.com – 207-578-3057

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Ryan Burruss from Kennesaw State (Maroon) on his way to a 1st place finish in 3000m Steeple Chase at the 2012 Atlantic Sun Championships
The price of winning the 2012 Men’s Indoor Atlantic Sun Conference Championship!

Private Sessions: $75/75 min

Military/Law Enforcement Discount: $65/75 min

Group Rates/designated time – listed below

2 Person: $55/75 min/Per3-5 People: $45/75 min/Per
6-10 People: $35/75 min/Per10+ People: $25/75 min/Per
20+ People: $20/75 min/Per

Group Rates/ 2 Hrs

2 Person: $85/2 Hrs/Per3-5 People: $70/2 Hrs/Per
6-10 People: $55/2 Hrs/Per10+ People: $40/2 Hrs/Per
20+ People: $30/2 Hrs/Per

Call for Coaching Education Rates or to host a seminar. 

Coach Emily discussing the importance of foot strengthening exercises to a South Portland H.S. Football Player, Antonio.
Margaret Giles of Colby working on some Lactate Tolerance in the 400m for her specialty as an 800m runner. Look at the wide sweeping motion of the arms for momentum development.

I started TAC Fit: Technical Athletic Consulting Fitness with the belief of combining sport science with practical implementation. Not everyone has the same goals, time frames, resources, adaptation responses, or training background. Therefore, we will attempt to create the best program that fits your goals and your time commitment.

Our scientific approach will be utilized by employing proper biomechanics and exercise science to yield the desired improvement. I believe an increase in one of the biomotor areas of; speed, strength, endurance, flexibility, and coordination will increase your overall development.

My background includes coaching Track & Field/Cross Country from 2000 to the present. I have coached at the high school and collegiate levels: Colby College, Kennesaw State, East Stroudsburg, and UMaine Farmington, in both the speed/power and endurance events. I have also been a high school Physical Educator and College Adjunct Professor. I received my undergraduate degree in Health & Exercise Science from Syracuse University and my master’s degree in Health & Physical Education from East Stroudsburg University.

Our focus is to provide the athletic expertise and guidance for you to attain your goals!

Meet Ryan Wagner:

TAC Fitness: Technical Athletic Consulting Fitness, focuses on speed development for all sports, strength training, distance running training/consultation, and designing individualized training programs. A scientific approach is utilized by employing proper biomechanics and exercise science to achieve the desired improvement. I believe an increase in one of the biomotor areas of; speed, strength, endurance, flexibility, and coordination will increase your overall development. Practicality will also be addressed as a critical training component to blend to your individual needs scientifically.

My background exists in coaching Track & Field and other athletes for speed development. I started coaching at East Stroudsburg University (DII) from 2000 – 2002 as an Assistant Cross Country and Track coach. I focused on the middle distance runners, where Daryl Brown ran to an NCAA DII Provisional National Qualifier in the 3000m Steeplechase. From 2002 to 2008, I coached high school track and field athletes at Marshfield, Scituate, and Sandwich in Massachusetts. I was fortunate to guide numerous athletes to the National Championships and State and Divisional titles, such as Ashley Hubbard and Casey Hubbard, as 400m Champions.

In 2008 I returned to the collegiate world. I coached at UMaine Farmington (UMF – DIII) as the Head Cross Country Coach, where the women’s team fought for three straight NAC Championship titles. I had the good fortune of being named NAC Coach of the year in 2008 & 2009. While coaching Cross Country at UMF, I also taught Athletic Conditioning and Personal Training as an Adjunct Professor in the Coaching Minor Program.

Since UMF did not have a Track & Field team, I coached Track & Field at Colby College (DIII), focusing on Sprints, Hurdles, Horizontal Jumps, and Relays from 2010-2011. I developed Dom Kone to attain the fastest 55m DIII time in the country, 6.34 (in the prelims), break the school record, and earn All American status. Kone was also a multiple-time NESCAC Conference Champion. Both the men’s and women’s teams set seven school records, and two more NCAA Championship Provisional Qualifiers were earned.

My next coaching adventure was at Kennesaw State University (DI) as the Head Cross Country and Asst. Track Coach from 2011-2013, coaching distance runners. Nabil Hamid qualified for the NCAA Cross Country Championships in 2011 & 2012. The Men’s Track & Field Team won 3 Conference Titles, and eight school records were broken on both the men’s and women’s distance teams. In two years, the Men’s Cross Country team had 3 All-South Region Selections. The Women’s Cross Country team was raised from 2nd to last at the Atlantic Sun Conference in 2011 to a 4th place Atlantic Sun Conference standing in 2012. Ryan Burruss was nominated as an A-Sun Outdoor 2012 Conference Championship Track Performer of Meet because he won the 3000m Steeplechase and placed 6th in both the 10,000m and 5,000m over the two day meet.

From 2015 to 2016, I went back to UMF and coached the Sprinters/Hurdlers/Jumpers, where one NAC Champion prevailed, Shane Hathaway in the 400m Hurdles, and five NAC runner up places resulted.

I returned to Colby College in 2016 – 2018 and coached the middle distance runners. Margaret Giles ran an indoor DIII top 50 800m time in the country. Giles was also on the 2018 NESCAC 4 x 800m Championship team and broke the Colby school record.

Foss Running Camp and USA Track & Field has been a contributing factor in my development as a coach. I am USA Track & Field Level II certified in Sprints/Hurdles/Relays, Jumps, Endurance, Combined Event, and a Level I Instructor. I have taught Level I classes from Maine to Alabama. In Massachusetts, I owned and operated Max Velocity Speed Clinic and worked with Football, Hockey, Soccer, Basketball, and Track athletes, to mention a few. I am also certified as an EMT (Emergency Medical Technician).

We are looking forward to working with you!!!

Meet Josh Wynne:

Coach Josh has over a decades worth of experience in track and field and soccer.

At the University of Maine at Farmington (UMF), Josh was the co-founder/student coach of the Indoor & Outdoor Track and Field teams before they were promoted to varsity status. Josh specialized in sprint and middle distance events. Josh is in the top 2 on the all-time school performance list in the 200m, 400m, & 800m. He was also recognized to the North Atlantic Conference All-Conference team during the 2016 Outdoor Track season. Josh also served as a two year captain on the UMF cross-country team.

After graduating he started an after school elementary school cross country team where he’s coached over 150 athletes. Josh also coached sprints, distance, and horizontal jump athletes at Saco & Thornton Academy Middle School. His athletes consistently set personal bests.

Josh looks forward to joining the team at Technical Athletic Fitness Consulting.

Meet Emily Panciera:

Three reasons to Strength train!

1. Speed development: Through specific load and movement training, speed can be developed in all individuals with benefits in reaction time and flight initiation.

2. Neuro pathway training: Creating neurologic pathways is something we do often without knowing. However, sometimes we create ones that don’t use our muscles to their full potential. Specific movement development and attention to detail in training, can transform an individual’s ability to effectively use large and small muscles that may have been neglected, increasing overall performance.

3. Injury prevention: Did you know, the “big muscles” in your body are supported by the “little muscles” that surround them? It’s true! These “little muscles” are there for things like stability, rotational movement, and deceleration. When the “little muscles” are weak they don’t perform their jobs well causing strain on “the big muscles” which leads to injury. Stay strong and stay healthy friends!

Meet Sean Cabaniss:

Sean graduated from UMF in May of 2017. He was a co-founder, president/captain, and student coach during the track teams’ club years until they became varsity in November of 2015.  Simultaneously, Sean was a stand-out four-year baseball player and leader among his peers on several fronts. He competed and excelled in track and field in a fifth year while adding a B.S. in Applied Mathematics to his B.A. in Secondary Education Mathematics. He was selected by peers to receive the Beaver Pride Award, and by the coaching staff to be honored as the UMF Male Senior Athlete of the Year.  He was also recognized as the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Man of the Year for both academic and athletic accomplishments and was awarded a prestigious NCAA Postgraduate scholarship which he applied to his Graduate Studies in Exercise Science in the renowned coaching and leadership at Smith College. While at Smith, he served for two years as an Assistant Track and Field Coach.

Recently, Sean was assisting the Tufts University track program, creating and implementing their jumps and multi-event annual plan for the men’s and women’s teams, and supporting the program with indoor meet management.

Now, Sean is the head coach of men’s & women’s cross country, indoor and outdoor track & field at University of Maine Farmington.

Atlantic Sun Men’s Conference Championship Title rings.
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Excellent Coach-Highly Recommend

Rated 5 out of 5
December 19, 2022

I was fortunate enough to have an individual coaching session with Ryan who was able to very quickly assess my training needs and offer recommendations that were spot on in terms of what I was looking for. I’m a distance runner and completely self-trained with a nagging, recurring injury. Ryan could clearly see what was missing in my training and what I needed to do to strengthen muscles that would prevent further injury. I’ve never really wanted to train with a coach, but after my session with Ryan, I will absolutely seek him out for a training plan and coaching when it’s time to run my next marathon! Thanks, Ryan!

Deb Poulin

An all around amazing coach!

Rated 5 out of 5
September 29, 2022

Ryan, or as I fondly refer to him as “Wagner,” coached me during my first marathon after coaching me 10 years prior in high school cross country! Ryan is extremely knowledgeable not only about marathon training and workouts, but also about injury prevention and strength training. Having never run more than 13 miles before Ryan provided me with an individualized training plan that was appropriate for me as a beginner marathoner, but also pushed me to my absolute best. I ran a 3:20 and BQ’d all of which I attribute to him, his individualized training plan, and his (sometimes) weekly modifications if I reported the beginning of an injury or otherwise feeling stressed. In addition to his extensive knowledge Ryan is also super easy to communicate and work with. It is abundantly clear how much he cares about the sport and each of his runners which made working with him even more enjoyable. No matter if this is your first marathon, or your 100th I highly recommend working with Ryan!

Erica Tavares

Awesome coaching!

Rated 5 out of 5
September 22, 2022

I was fortunate to be coached by Ryan for the indoor and outdoor track seasons of my senior year at Colby College. Ryan really is an incredible coach who I would enthusiastically recommend to athletes of all skill levels and ages! Ryan is extremely dedicated to creating training plans that are customized to athletes’ strengths and weaknesses; his workouts struck the perfect balance of challenging yet ultimately attainable, as he always prepared us well for the next step (even if the next step felt very daunting in the moment!) and was willing to make adjustments as needed. Meanwhile, Ryan’s coaching style seamlessly combined his support for our development as track athletes with his support for our growth in other parts of our lives too, which was especially meaningful in the college setting. And to tie it all together, Ryan fostered a great close-knit community within our training group. 5/5 for Ryan!!!!


All around great coach!

Rated 5 out of 5
September 18, 2022

Though he was my coach at Colby College for only one year, Ryan taught me most everything I know about how to be successful in distance running. His training plans were well developed and adapted as needed to accommodate each athlete. Every workout was carefully thought out and backed with his years of experience and great wealth of knowledge as he built us to become the fastest versions of ourselves. Ryan supported us as more than just athletes in and out of season, checking in with us frequently — something not many coaches take the time to do. This just goes to prove he is there for you in life beyond running which can have a huge effect on your athletic performance. Ryan is incredibly passionate about the work he does and I feel very fortunate to have had him as my coach. Highly recommend 🙂

Kaitlyn Deming

Highest recommendation!

Rated 5 out of 5
September 17, 2022

I had the pleasure of being coached by Ryan Wagner for two years at Colby College. His technical knowledge and dedication to developing his athletes both physically and mentally was truly exceptional. Four years later I still find myself referencing Ryan’s training plans, injury prevention, and strength training routines. I would recommend ANY program run by Ryan for athletes looking to improve their fitness and running technique.

Arthur Cassidy