About Us

My Story

My name is Matt Hazzard. Athletika Sports and Fitness is the culmination of a lifelong love or sports and childhood dream to own a sports training facility. In 2014 I completed my MBA with a specialization in entrepreneurship and small business management.  I used the same business plan I turned in for a grade to open Athletika two years later. Athletika Sports and Fitness opened in May 2017 with three distinctive, but complimentary areas for customers to enjoy. 

When American Ninja Warrior started in 2009, my two boys were immediately obsessed.  They went from climbing over furniture to building obstacle courses in the backyard, using garbage cans and recycling bins.  To provide safe and challenging obstacle courses, Athletika offers three different courses with multiple obstacles per course.

As a travel baseball coach in Livonia without anywhere for my players to practice or train in the winter I was inspired to include an indoor turf field and training area within Athletika.  Our training area offers speed and agility training to youth athletes and many other classes for all ages and skill levels of future ninja warriors or adults looking to get into better shape.

As a Livonia resident and business owner I’m proud to provide all of the many classes, activities, and events supporting Livonia and the Metro Detroit area. Athletika’s goal is to make our community stronger by building relationships between local athletes, teams, and businesses.

My name is Matt Hazzard. Athletika Sports and Fitness is the culmination of a lifelong love or sports and childhood dream to own a sports training facility. In 2014 I completed my MBA with a specialization in entrepreneurship and small business management.  I used the same business plan I turned in for a grade to open Athletika two years later. Athletika Sports and Fitness opened in May 2017 with three distinctive, but complimentary areas for customers to enjoy. 

When American Ninja Warrior started in 2009, my two boys were immediately obsessed.  They went from climbing over furniture to building obstacle courses in the backyard, using garbage cans and recycling bins.  To provide safe and challenging obstacle courses, Athletika offers three different courses with multiple obstacles per course.

As a travel baseball coach in Livonia without anywhere for my players to practice or train in the winter I was inspired to include an indoor turf field and training area within Athletika.  Our training area offers speed and agility training to youth athletes and many other classes for all ages and skill levels of future ninja warriors or adults looking to get into better shape.

As a Livonia resident and business owner I’m proud to provide all of the many classes, activities, and events supporting Livonia and the Metro Detroit area. Athletika’s goal is to make our community stronger by building relationships between local athletes, teams, and businesses.

Athletika Philosophy

Athletika Sports and Fitness is committed to offering a family friendly environment for activities & events, a variety of training options, indoor turf rental, and competitive travel sports teams focused on the success and development of all our participants.

 

No matter what type of training or activity you’re looking for, we’re confident you’ll find success here. When you commit to Athletika Sports and Fitness, you will benefit from a team of dedicated trainers, instructors, and staff members who will be by your side every step of the way.