About Us

Five men had a dream ‘to open a sports performance complex to further the talented athletes in our community.’ Their dream has become a reality. Additionally, when the facility was complete, it became more than sports performance and grew into a comprehensive fitness and sports enhancement destination for individuals and athletes who are ready to get to the ‘next level.’

Bob Arnold, Kenny Race, Joe Webster, Phil Ciafardini, and Tom Hoffman are the leadership team dedicated to ensuring a stronger community of fit individuals and powerful athletes in the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati area. Their passion to deliver quality programs, excellent training that gets results and building strong-minded future leaders is what drives their success to date.

Our Mission

Next Level Academy is a fitness and training complex designed to assist student-athletes seeking a higher level of performance through sport specific training and fitness opportunities and related services with recognized experts.

Our Vision

Next Level Academy will strive to be the premier provider of choice by combining sport specific training, fitness, and educational services to assist student-athletes in getting to the next level.


419 Licking Pike Wilder KY, 41071 (859)291-3000