Our Team of Specialists
Since XPE and Tony Villani has relocated to South Florida, he is building an even more impressive client list than he had in Atlanta. The likes of Super Bowl Champion WR Anquan Boldin, 2XPro Bowl S Eric Berry, 2XPro Bowl OL Maurkice Pouncey, 1st Round Pick OL Mike Pouncey, WR Pierre Garcon, and Hall of Fame WR Cris Carter are all regulars training day after day just like Jamal, Hines, Takeo, Wayne, and Osi did with XPE in Atlanta. Going into DECADE #2 of the XPE Sports business has led Tony to start a nationally recognized certification program for trainers wishing to learn the most effective speed and agility techniques along with releasing a full patented XPE SHREDmill and XPE SHREDsled equipment line.
Prior to joining XPE, Matt started his training career at Cris Carter’s FAST Program in Boca Raton, FL before creating Fit Speed Athletic Performance and building it into 3 locations and a national powerhouse in NFL Combine Prep Training. Over the course of his, NFL combine prep training career he’s seen average increases in 40 yd dash times up to .31 seconds in some of his draft prep classes. Several of his athletes are ranked in the top 3 ALL TIME in various events at the Indianapolis combine. Matt also has experience as a fitness and performance coach traveling on the WTA and ATP tennis tour while helping Russia’s Vera Zvonareva reach #2 in the world in women’s singles. His training has been featured in several media outlets including ESPN, CBS Sports, NFL Network, Esquire TV and various local and national print publications.
Matt’s very excited to bring his extensive training background and methods to XPE Sports.
Bill has been doing combine prep training for the last 12 seasons and has worked with SIX top-10 picks in recent NFL Drafts. As the co-founder of Cris Carter’s FAST Program, a sports performance training center in Boca Raton, Florida, and as the Executive Performance Coach at Velocity Sports Performance in Champlin, MN, he trained over 15,000 middle school, high school, and collegiate athletes, as well as professional athletes including: Cris Carter, Jerry Rice, Larry Fitzgerald Jr., Charles Rogers, Plaxico Burress, Greg Jennings, Lee Evans, Jamal Lewis, Ben Utecht, Matt Spaeth, and Randy Moss.
Bill’s training expertise has been featured on ESPN, ESPN E60, NFL Films, and HBO Sports as well as national publications including ESPN Magazine, Sports Illustrated, USA Today, NFL Insider and American Football Quarterly.
Just a few of his on the field records were:
- Most receptions by a rookie in NFL history
- Fastest WR to 200, 300, 400, and 500 catches in NFL history
- Best receiving yards per game average (season): 100.1 (2005) for the Arizona Cardinals
- Most post-season receiving yards (game): 145 for the Baltimore Ravens
Boldin was the 2003 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, was selected to three Pro Bowls and won Super Bowl XLVII with the Ravens. He also won both the NFLPA NFL Man of the Year followed up by winning the NFL Man of the Year the next year.
He holds many NFL records, some of which include:
- One of two players to record 120+ receptions in a season twice, 1994 and 1995. (Wes Welker)
- Most touchdown receptions 7 yards or less in NFL history (48)
- First player to record a 150-yard receiving game in 3 different decades (Jerry Rice and Terrell Owens are the only other players to do so)
Since retiring from the NFL, Carter has worked as an analyst on HBO‘s Inside the NFL, ESPN‘s Sunday NFL Countdown and Monday Night Countdown, and online at Yahoo Sports. He opened Cris Carter’s FAST Program in 2006 to train NFL players and to help younger athletes. It is here he met Bill Welle (part Owner and Founder) and Tony Villani as they were part of this training staff. He has been helping Bill and Tony with XPE’s Combine Training Class since 2011 after Tony relocated XPE from Atlanta to South Florida in 2010. He assists in all skill development for WR’s, TE’s, RB’s along with DB’s and S’s. He also sets up various media training opportunities for clients.
Jeremy is now passing on his knowledge to the next generation of defensive skill players. He has been doing combine skill training now for five years. He has trained and trains some of the best defensive players in the NFL at their respective positions. Eric Berry, Rahim Moore, Marcus Gilcrest, Josh Evans, Bashaud Breeland, Matt Elam, Kareem Jackson, Dee Milliner, Darquez Dennard, Calvin Pryor and others have been under his watch to hone in on their defensive skill set. Jeremy has also been on Draft Academy with Tony Villani on the combine preparation of DE/OLB, Shane Ray (number #1 draft pick of the Denver Broncos, 2015). Other than his family, Jeremy is most proud of his philanthropic endeavors. The Jeremy Lincoln Foundation (since 1998) gives free football clinics, Thanksgiving food giveaways (JLF Turkey Drive) and educational after school clinics for children that are less fortunate.
Dr. Kevin Christie
The ART Biomechanics certification allows Dr. Christie to evaluate patients running and walking gait for any biomechanical deficiencies that could lead to altered performance or injury cause.Dr. Christie has been the Chiropractic/Sport Medicine Physician for multiple football academies in South Florida. He is currently the Sports Chiropractor for XPE Combine Prep Program in Boca Raton, FL. This role includes treating the college football players during the NFL Combine Prep Program and during the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. He also has worked on over 300 NFL players and numerous MLB and NHL players for these strength & conditioning companies during their off-season Pro NFL/MLB programs.
In November 2009, Dr. Christie was appointed by Governor Charlie Crist to the Board of Athletic Trainers as the Chiropractic advisor. This appointment is through the year 2013 and will include working with and advising the board of Athletic Trainers on maintaining and improving the quality of care for Certified Athletic Trainers in the state of Florida.
In addition to his Chiropractic practice, Dr. Christie is also a Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Certified Golf Medical Practitioner Level 3. This certification has trained him to evaluate and prescribe golf specific fitness programs to all levels of golfers for performance enhancement and injury prevention. The combination of Chiropractic, Active Release Technique/Graston Technique, and TPI training has given Dr. Christie the opportunity to travel the PGA and Champions Tour as a treatment specialist for a select group of golfers.
Rob serves as lead Team PT for Florida Atlantic University and Lynn University in Boca Raton Florida. Rob specializes in sports medicine and post operative rehab with functional return to sport. Rob serves as NFL and NCAA PT affiliate working with post season injuries and rehabs for Healthfit Sports Medicine at XPE.
Her main objective when working with XPE athletes is to educate them on the importance of eating for optimal athletic performance, whether that is gaining lean body mass, increasing energy, or losing excess body fat. She is passionate about working with athletes and truly enjoys watching them accomplish their goals.