I’m Duarte Monteiro, founder of ZenSport, and helping young athletes improve their speed and agility is my passion. I practice cutting edge athletic performance training based on the latest in sports science, with a focus on kinesiology and biomechanics to enhance human movement qualities. I’m always striving to stay current in the world of athletic performance, an academic pursuit that keeps me constantly learning and always growing.
As a former competitive martial artist and soccer player, I know the risks of athletics. I minimize those risks through functional conditioning and corrective exercises that help mitigate injury and improve athletic performance. To make this fun and accessible to the youth population, I infuse “purposeful play” into all of my programs. As a result, young athletes take stronger meaning from the exercises and drills and increase their mental retention.
My passion for helping others stems from my youth. My father began a professional soccer career in the highest division of the Portuguese European FIFA League when he was just sixteen years old, but it all ended prematurely three years later when he tore his ACL. I grew up seeing the crushing effect his injury had on his aspirations firsthand.