Figure skating national champion, coach and entrepreneur Aidas Reklys is a man of many talents. He’s the founder of Skate Universal and created this company as skating is his passion and he wants to share it with the world. By sharing his devotion and knowledge of the sport, he hopes to improve skaters of every level in their performance, technique, understanding and love of the sport.
Originally from Lithuania, Reklys was a coach in the Chicago area for about 8 years. Now he’s in Southern California and has a thriving coaching practice here. Being a world competitor and professional coach has allowed him opportunities to travel around the world. He’s had the change to learn and share many different training techniques at seminars, camps and shows. As a personal trainer and skater, he has the unique ability to incorporate the two disciplines for the optimal benefit of the skater.
“I enjoy coaching because I love seeing young athletes progression and fighting for personal goals. It’s not only about progressing in the sport, but also the main thing of this process is that these people I train learn discipline. That is so important to succeed in sports as they need that discipline to propel themselves forward and get strong physically and mentally and to know to keep trying even if they fail,” said Reklys.
In addition to being the founder of Skate Universal, he’s also the inventor and creator of the Powertwist, for all levels of skaters, which teaches them correct positioning during jumps, landing positions and spins while also strengthening the shoulders, arms, abdominals and core muscles. This is such a powerful and helpful tool, that it even helps tennis players build explosive power and upper body control.
And if that isn’t enough, Reklys also organizes ice-related events. He brings the ice and performers for any occasion like business meetings, birthdays and weddings.