Former College Athlete Creates Business for Aspiring Athletes

This article was published on: 11/18/2019

This article appeared in the November 2019 NCRPC Newsletter.

Former University of Kansas and Salina Central running back Jake Sharp has a passion for helping athletes and individuals achieve success. His business, Sharp Performance, LLC, gives him the opportunity to do just that.

Sharp Performance owns and operates two gyms in North Central Kansas. The Concordia location at 117 W. 6th Street is primarily a family gym. The Salina location at 131 S. Santa Fe is a performance training business specializing in training high school athletics for the collegiate level. The Salina gym relocated to its new downtown location in February 2019. The Concordia and Salina gyms both offer 24-hour access to platinum members with trainers available during regular business hours.

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Sharp Performance specializes in working with young athletes at its Salina location.

The business hosts annual events for young athletes including the Top Prospect Camp, High School Football Combine and a basketball clinic.

Sharp had 8 years of experience in the industry including 5 years as a strength/conditioning coach at Pratt High School before starting Sharp Performance, LLC in January 2017.

The recent move to downtown Salina allowed for the purchase of additional gym equipment. The relocation project was made possible with investment by the owner as well as funding from a bank and the NCK-Four Rivers Business Down Payment Assistance Loan Program.

For more information about the financing programs used, contact NCRPC Business Finance Director Debra Peters at 785-738-2218 or visit For more information about the business, visit