TRAINERS


PWL Founder/Coach Laurie Fucigna
Laurie Fucigna
Coach Fucigna graduated from the University of Connecticut with a B.S. in Physical Education. Laurie is a Master Certified Conditioning and Training Specialist in the Burdenko Method. She has studied the Burdenko Method under founder and innovator, Dr. Igor Burdenko, and is one of only 20 Master Certified trainers in the country. Laurie has also invested over 10 years developing her knowledge under the guidance of Master Certified, 3-time olympic ski coach, Tom Barbeau and clinical director of Back on Track Physical Therapy, Paul Salvi.


By using the Burdenko Method, Laurie teaches her athletes to embrace the benefits of a functional approach to exercise by focusing on using your body to build your body. Since the birth of Premier Water and Land, almost all of her athletes have advanced to compete at the college level and many have participated in NCAA Division I athletics.


In addition to training athletes with PWL, Laurie assists in directing the land and water conditioning program at Waterville Valley Academy, an elite winter snow sports academy for high-level ski racers, freestyle skiers and snowboarders in Waterville Valley, NH.

Laurie also uses The Burdenko Method to train her family of elite ski racers. She realized the power of the Burdenko program after watching two of her daughters use it to rehabilitate and overcome serious injuries.  Post-rehab, they returned back to competition stronger and faster than they would have using traditional physical therapy methods.




Coach Taylor Kruse
Taylor Kruse



Coach Kruse received his undergraduate degree in Physical Education with a Health Minor from Plymouth State University in 2005 and has been working in the Healing Arts and Fitness Industry for the past decade. During this time he acquired a Masters Certification in the Burdenko Method - he is also one of the 20 Master Certified trainers in the country.

Taylor is the co-founder of the Movement Project, 

combining his land and water programs with his education in Resistive Flexibility – an innovative fascial manipulation technique that enhances flexibility and delivers biomechanical upgrades.




Peter Fucigna (trainers' assistant)
Assistant Peter Fucigna
Peter is a senior at Hopkinton High School and Waterville Valley Academy. He has been training at PWL using the Burdenko Method for 7 years. Pete is an excellent role model to his fellow PWL athletes young and old and continues to demonstrate how beneficial the Burdenko training method can be both during his off-season and in-season. Most recently, Peter was the top American finisher at the U-18 National Championships in Giant Slalom. Peter plans to ski for a Division 1 college team.




Graham Kulig (trainers' assistant)
Assistant Graham Kulig
Graham is also a senior at Hopkinton High School and has been training at PWL for 6 years. Graham is currently the Captain of the Hopkinton Men's Varsity Soccer Team and continues to excel as a top athlete in the Tri-Valley League.  He was recently selected for the TVL All Star Team and was 4th for the league in goals scored.  Graham is planning to play soccer in college.