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Team Members

The team at Indiana University Health Sports Performance is dedicated to providing convenient, quality and highly skilled performance training. We’re focused on maximizing athletic performance, preventing injuries and returning you to the top of your game after an injury or surgery. 

Every strength and conditioning coach at IU Health Sports Performance is certified as a strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Many are also certified functional movement screening (FMS) specialists.

These experienced professionals, some with master’s degrees, have the knowledge and skills to help you achieve peak performance in your chosen sport. The performance-training specialists work either full-time at the IU Health Sport Performance facility or directly with a high school or college athletic program that partners with IU Health Sports Medicine.

Heather Fink, RD, CSSDSports Performance Nutritionist

Heather Fink, RD, CSSD

Heather is a registered dietitian and board certified as a specialist in sports dietetics. For 17 years, Heather has been providing nutrition, fitness and wellness programming to individuals, athletic teams and employers.

Heather’s interests and extensive experience are in the areas of wellness, disease prevention, weight management, exercise programming, vegetarian nutrition, and sports nutrition, ranging from the recreational to the ultra-endurance athlete. Heather is the author of two books and she is also an accomplished triathlete, duathlete and marathon runner who has competed in the Hawaii Ironman and Boston Marathon.

She completed both her bachelor of science degree in dietetics, as well as her master’s degree in kinesiology at the University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign. Heather is also certified by the American College of Sports Medicine as a Health/Fitness Specialist®.

If you’re interested in scheduling a nutritional consult, contact IU Health Sports Performance at 317-848-5867 or sportsperformance@iuhealth.org

Luke Mehringer, MEd, ATC, LATReturn to Sport Coordinator

Luke Mehringer, MEd, ATC, LAT

Luke completed his bachelor’s degree in athletic training from Franklin College, where he was also a four year member of the baseball team. From there he went on to continue his education and gain experience as a graduate assistant athletic trainer at Auburn University, primarily working with the track & field and softball programs. He received his master’s degree in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Biomechanics in 2012. After spending one year as a full-time assistant athletic trainer at Auburn, he joined the IUHSP staff in June of 2013.

Tavio Henson, CSCS, FMSSports Performance Coach

Tavio Henson, CSCS, FMS

Tavio has been mentoring and training athletes since 1994 when his interest in the field began at the University of Tennessee. He was a 4-year letter winner in football and track for the Volunteers, and graduated with a degree in Health Education. After playing arena football, he worked with college athletic programs in Texas and Arizona before coming to Indianapolis in 2004. Tavio has experience working with NFL players from the Jets, Ravens, Dolphins, Cardinals, Bears, Texans, Eagles, and Colts. He was added to the IU Health Sports Performance coaching staff in 2013. 

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