Jim Ronai MS, PT, ATC, CSCS
Owner & Director
Jim Ronai started The Competitive Edge program in 1997. Jim’s mission is to educate and train young athletes to utilize the principles of conditioning and strength training as a means of promoting peak athletic performance and life long healthy habits.
He has developed his program around a core of “7 Principles of Athleticism”. These include AGILITY, COORDINATION, CORE BALANCE, FLEXIBILITY, POWER, SPEED and STRENGTH. He believes that as an athlete masters these athletic skills, they develop the necessary self-confidence and discipline to excel in sport and in life. In addition to his work in athletic performance enhancement, Jim is now the proud Owner of Ronai Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine, in Orange CT.
He holds a Masters degree in Physical Therapy from Springfield College and has served as a consultant for The USA Baseball Medical & Safety Advisory Committee, the Colorado Rockies Baseball Club and The New York Islanders/Bridgeport Soundtigers Hockey Team. Ronai’s vast experience in sports medicine includes work with multiple High School, College, Professional and Olympic teams and athletes. He currently is the Yale Women's Crew Strength & Conditioning Coach and is one of the Football, Baseball & Lacrosse Strength & Conditioning, and mobility coaches. Jim is also a Strength & Conditioning Coach for USA Baseball.
Ronai served as an athletic trainer for the 2002 and 2006 Winter Olympic Team where his Bobsled and Skeleton athletes brought home Gold and Silver! His duties also included assistance with all 2002 and 2006 Olympians including Hockey, Skating and Skiing athletes.
He is a Licensed Physical Therapist, a Certified Athletic Trainer through the National Athletic Trainer’s Association (NATA), as well as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
“My goal is to help you exceed yours!”