Never Say Never – Because Limits, Like Fears – Are Often Just ILLUSIONS.
Acceleration owner Curt Carbaugh started an internship with Acceleration Minnesota after he graduated with a Kinesiology degree from UW Eau Claire. Acceleration Minnesota was owned by 2 brothers back in 1990-2003.
Acceleration Minnesota had 5 locations in the metro area and sold them to each director in 2004 and turned them into franchises. Curt changed his company to Acceleration North as it is located in the North suburbs. Miles VanTassell was an employee at Acceleration each summer when he was home and not playing minor league professional hockey.
When Miles decided to hang up the skates, he started working with Curt full time and eventually invested into the company. In 2017 Acceleration went through a buy out agreement to get out of the franchise agreements. We opened a location in Hudson, WI in 2017 after the buy out was concluded and now we continue to expand our branding, knowledge, and training programs throughout the metro area.
“Curt helped me not only become a stronger athlete but mentally tougher as well. Strength and power training is key to any successful athlete and Curt is someone I can always count on to get a safe and successful workout in. The encouragement from all the trainers at Acceleration North has helped me become the best athlete I am today. Thanks Curt!”
“Curt and his staff are first class in all they do. They are passionate about seeing our kids gain results! They have a proven track record and system to improve all athletes.”
“There’s a reason Curt has been training hundreds of frisbee athletes for a decade and a half. He and his staff pair knowledge and experience with unique methods of training you can’t really get anywhere else. Any athlete looking to get faster, stronger, and have more endurance should build an Acceleration program into their training routine.”
Training at acceleration north has been a great experience for our program. They are professional and knowledgeable in their approach while emphasizing a personal connection with each athlete. Curt and his team create a positive environment while pushing the kids to constantly strive to do things they never thought they could, all the while increasing their ability and production. Our athletes consistently have some of their best seasons following their training. I highly recommend connecting your programs/athletes with acceleration north.
Acceleration North has shaped the athlete that I am today. Training there since youth sports to college has helped me grow immensely. During my ACL tear Curt worked 1 on 1 with me and designed specific exercises to make my return to soccer stronger and healthier. He also specifically designed workouts around my college workouts to prepare me for my season. I never felt like just another athlete at Acceleration. The staff there treats every athlete like an individual and offers so much quality training that you can’t get anywhere else.
I wanted to take my game to the next level and acceleration north pushed me to be better in the weight room. I have gotten stronger, quicker, and more agile which translates into my game on the ice. I cannot thank all the staff at acceleration north for all the time and effort they have put into my training to help me be the athlete I want to be.