Sports Performance Team

CCOE Sports Performance Team

Our sports performance team at Colorado Center of Orthopaedic Excellence helps you get into peak condition, no matter your preferred sport. To maximize athletic performance, our programs for athletes of all skill levels, including professional and elite, implement a variety of fitness activities.

Safety and improved performance are our primary concerns. We will push you as an athlete to your edge while focusing on safe training methods. Improving body composition and performance technique are done in an educational, professional manner. Get to know our sports performance team.

Beau Smith, CSCS, Director of Sports Performance

Beau Smith, CSCS
Director of Sports Performance

Beau studied Sport and Exercise Science and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Northern Colorado. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association as well as a Certified Sport Performance Coach through USA Weightlifting, FMS1, and Y-Balance Test Certified. Beau previously spent 3 years as the Head Strength and Conditioning Consultant for NCAA DIII Varsity Sports at Colorado College. He then joined 365 Performance in Monument, CO as facility manager and Head Strength Coach for the Colorado Rampage Hockey Club. This has also led to working with many figure skaters, including numerous Team USA members. He currently works as Director of Sports Performance a the Colorado Center of Orthopaedic Excellence. Beau has a passion for working with youth athletes and provides age appropriate training for all levels. He has worked with collegiate, professional and Olympic athletes.

Lauren Colizza, CSSC

Lauren Colizza, MS, CSCS, USAW-1
Strength and Conditioning Coach

Lauren has over 10 years of strength and conditioning experience with developmental, College, Olympic, and Professional athletes. Some of the teams she has worked with are Colorado College Ice Hockey, Volleyball, and Lacrosse; High School basketball, tennis, football; and the Army WCAP track and field, boxing, judo, taekwondo, and wrestling teams. Lauren has also worked with individual athletes from the Philadelphia Flyers, the Philadelphia Phantoms, and various National and World Figure Skating Champions and Medalists.

From 2009-2012, Lauren was an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at the NSCA World Headquarters in Colorado Springs, CO. During that time, she worked with a wide variety of athletes, but eventually focused on law enforcement, military, and fire and rescue personnel. Locally, Lauren helped the Fort Carson 10th Special Forces Group, Colorado Springs Tactical Enforcement Unit, CSPD K-9 Unit, CSPD Bomb Squad, and CSFD all improve their job performance.  She also worked as a part of the Education Department and traveled throughout the country to teach hands-on training courses to other coaches, including the Combat Fitness Instructor course for the U.S. Marine Corps.

Lauren has a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science and a Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Delaware. She is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). She is also USA Weightlifting Level 1 Certified, and has a current CPR/AED certification.

Elizabeth Heil, CSCS

Sports Performance Coach

Lizzie received a Master’s of Science in Sports Medicine from the Strength and Conditioning Track at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. She also received a Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise and Sports Science from the Fitness Track with a Concentration in Coaching Competitive Athletes at the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse. She is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Personal Trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, a Certified Level 1 Sport Performance Coach through USA Weightlifting, as well as holds two Silver Sneakers certifications through Tivity Health.

Lizzie has a variety of past experiences coaching youth sports; including Soccer, Gymnastics, and Figure Skating. She also has experience working as a wellness intern at the Brookfield, WI YMCA, where she helped develop their youth strength training program. During her time in graduate school, Lizzie performed several practicum positions, to include Colorado State University- Pueblo where she worked with the strength and conditioning coach for football and basketball, and the 365 Performance strength and conditioning coach in Monument, CO working with 7K Figure Skaters and Colorado Rampage Hockey Club members. She previously spent the last 2 years as a fitness instructor for seniors at Brookdale-Village at Skyline in Colorado Springs, CO. Lizzie currently works at the Colorado Center of Orthopaedic Excellence as a and a strength and conditioning coach. She has a passion for fitness, strength training, sports performance, and injury mitigation; and  especially enjoys working with youth athletes providing age appropriate training to help advance their overall sport performance.

Location & Phone

Orthopedic Office Locations:
2446 Research Pkwy, Suite 200
Colorado Springs, CO 80920

Phone: (719) 623-1050
Fax: (719) 623-1051

2925 Professional Pl, Suite 201,
Colorado Springs, CO 80904

Phone: (719) 260-4767
Fax: (719) 260-4765

Physical Therapy:
2430 Research Pkwy, Suite 100
Colorado Springs, CO 80920

Phone: (719) 623-1795
Fax: (719) 623-1053

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From the Doctor's Desk

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