The Parisi Speed School is unique in the fitness industry because the focus is on the training and fitness of kids in the 7-18 age range. Their proprietary methodology, the Parisi Youth Training System, has four separate programs designed to work with athletes of various skill and abilities. When a new athlete signs up, they take the Parisi Evaluation. During this time, they are taught Parisi’s signature Active Dynamic Warm-Up, are examined during their Running Analysis procedure, and tested in a battery of physical speed and strength movements. After the evaluation is complete, a performance coach reviews the results and selects the appropriate program for the athlete. There are also programs geared towards team training as well, where entire teams have the option of training together both in and out of season.

Some of the world’s best athletes benefited from the Parisi Youth Training System, including: Chris Long, former No. 2 overall draft pick in the 2008 NFL Draft, as well as Tobin Heath, forward for the US Women’s National Soccer Team and two-time Olympic Gold Medalist.

Parisi, the leader in Youth Sports Performance has come to Raleigh. Whether you are looking to improve your game or get fit, we are the place to train.


Owner – Trainer

Kwame Dixon

Kwame Dixon is a 1987 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, where he played football and earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration.  Coach Kwame Dixon entered his first season on the NCCU coaching staff as wide receivers coach in 2011 for Green Hope High School Eagles after spending the past eight seasons as a head football coach on the high school level. For three seasons (2005-07), Dixon served as head coach at West Johnston High School in Benson, N.C. In 2007, he led the Wildcats to a single-season school record seven victories (7-5), the school’s first-ever state playoff appearance and the program’s highest conference finish at second place in the Greater Neuse Conference. During the 2000-04 seasons, Dixon was head coach at Cambridge (Mass.) High School, where he posted the highest winning percentage in school history, recorded the most wins in a single season and was voted as 2003 Massachusetts Coach of the Year.

On the collegiate level, Dixon has worked as wide receivers coach at the University of Rhode Island (1999), and held terms as assistant head coach/quarterbacks coach and running backs coach/recruiting coordinator at Northern Arizona University (1995-98). In 2003, Dixon was named the Coach of the Year, and he has the highest winning percentage in Cambridge school history. He also holds the Cambridge record for the most wins in a single season. Dixon was also named the NFL/New England Patriots Coach of the Week two times at Cambridge, and he recorded the first back-to-back eight win seasons in Cambridge history.  He has also performed NFL summer internships with the Green Bay Packers (1998) and Carolina Panthers (1996).

Bryce Dixon
Bryce DixonPerformance Coach
– From Flagstaff, Arizona

– Played numerous sports including football, basketball & track.

– Played collegiate football at NC State.

– Attended Green Hope High School and NC State

– Currently pursing a culinary arts degree.

– Joined Parisi in 2018 at the Durham location.

– My coaching “why” – I enjoy helping kids and teens reaching their athletic potential. it means a lot to me to know i was apart of their process to grow into the athlete they wanted to become. seeing the transitions that they make are the rewards of being their coach.

– Favorite Quote is “God gives his toughest battles to his strongest soldiers.”

Rodney Rowe
Rodney RowePerformance Coach
– From Clayton, NC

– Joined Parisi in December 2021

– 20 years of athletic experience. Former collegiate track & field athlete

– American track and field sprinter specializing in the 100 and 200 meters. I’ve been competing for 5 years at the collegiate level for North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University where he was 2 Time All-American and 10 Time MEAC champion. I competed at the US Track and Field Olympic Trials in 2020.

– Giving athletes the opportunity to become their best selves allows growth and succession into their future athletic performances.

– Favorite Quote: “He who says he CAN and he who says he CAN’T are both usually right” – Confucius

Elizabeth Carlson
Elizabeth CarlsonPerformance Coach
– From Raleigh, N.C.

– Competed in cross country and track in high school and college.

– Finished 6th in the 10k division 3 outdoor track state meet while in college. Ran 3 Boston marathons, rqice with a 3:16 time.

– Former High School Cross Country and Track coach, including pole vault.

– Competed and coached CrossFit for over 9 years, one of only 37 people in the state of North Carolina with a level 3 certification.

– Coached speed and agility for softball, baseball, football, and cheer.

– Coaching “Why”…I hope to instill the same confidence and love of movement into young athletes that coaches did for me in my youth while helping them achieve their goals and stay injury free.

– Favorite Quote: “The Secret: 1. Show up, 2. Train hard, 3. Repeat for 10 years.” -Dan Bell