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ABOUT US

Costa Performance was founded by Cassiano and Jamie during the COVID-19 pandemic. With the importance of elite athletes staying fit in mind, Costa Performance was established to provide athletes in the South Florida area with a safe place equipped with all the necessary equipment and expert coaches to help them train and stay prepared for competition once the pandemic ended.

Over time, Costa Performance has evolved into the Elite Performance center that we know today, offering a professional and enjoyable environment for athletes to engage in their strength and conditioning training and recovery. Additionally, we now offer virtual programs to accommodate those who frequently travel or are not based in South Florida.

As Costa Performance continues to expand, our mission is to reach as many aspiring elite athletes as possible, sharing our values and knowledge while supporting athletes in their relentless pursuit of their dreams.

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Cassiano Costa, Phd

FOUNDER, CEO AND HEAD OF COACHING

Cassiano has his doctorate in sports biomechanics. He was formerly a strength and conditioning coach at both IMG & Evert Academy, as well as an extensive background working with athletes of all levels from multiple sports. He has worked with several professional tennis players, including most recently Sloane Stephens, Reilly Opelka, Magda Linette, and Jenson Brooksby.

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Sebastian Lauterbach

COACH, GENERAL MANAGER AND HEAD OF STAFF

Sebastian has his bachelors in Exercise and Sports Science and is a certified Strength and Conditioning specialist by NSCA and a certified tennis performance specialist trough the ITPA. He has a vast experience working as a tennis coach as well as a performance coach for juniors, collegiate and pro athletes from around the world. After working at Evert Tennis Academy he joined the Costa Performance team since the beginning of the project.

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Lucas Benchimol

COACH, FLOOR MANAGER AND TECHNICAL COORDINATOR

Lucas graduated with a degree in Physical Education and is a sports science and physiology specialist with USA Weightlifting, FMS and DNS Certifications. He has an extensive background working as the head of Strength and Conditioning in a few of the top Brazilian professional Soccer clubs for 10 years. He specialized himself in tennis specific strength and conditioning for more than 6 years in the USA, having worked with some of the top ATP and WTA professionals and juniors from all over the world at Evert Tennis Academy, R&B Academy and at Costa Performance, where he is part of the team since the very foundation.

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Chris Sirmas

COACH

Chris joined the CP team in 2020, moving from NY where he graduated with a B.A. in Dietetics & Exercise at CUNY Queens College and a Masters degree in Nutrition & Health Professions at Long Island University. Chris has a wealth of experience in the fields of Fitness and Basketball, having served as both a player and coach for reputable high school programs. In addition, coach Chris brings his many years of experience as an athletic director and P.E. teacher to the Costa Performance team.

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Lucas Silva

COACH

Lucas is an experienced tennis/fitness coach having worked as a travel coach at IMG Academy and as the head of Strength and Conditioning at Gomez Tennis Academy. He has a Bachelors degree in exercise science from North Greenville University and USAW, TPT and CTPS certifications.

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Marshall Dearmon

COACH

Marshall is a former college Baseball player with a bachelors degree in Exercise Science and a Masters of Science in Kinesiology and Nutrition by the University of Southern Mississippi. He was a great addition, bringing his pitching coach and athletic trainer experiences to the Costa Team.

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Cynthia

COACH

Cynthia started at Costa Performance as a strength and conditioning intern. She was trained and educated to conduct one-on-one and group sessions, and monitor technologies and data that assist the athletes and coaches to build a better individualized program. Currently, she serves as an assistant coach for the tennis program at West Boca High School. Cynthia was also the captain and number one player for her tennis team in high school. She is expected to earn her Bachelor's degree in Health Sciences from FAU in 2023 and afterwards pursue a degree in Physical Therapy.

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