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keep moving with Ije.

At Ije, we welcome athletes of all levels, backgrounds, genders, and sports. Our main goal is to provide an environment for athletes to improve their health and wellness, gain understanding of the importance of training, and become smarter, more athletic, and more functional athletes through our SPA training methodology.


With us, athletes will not only be able to increase their human performance, knowledge, and training, but also find the motivation to better themselves and standout from the pack. We look to teach athletes not only to move, but to learn, teach, and preach the importance of movement for long-term success.


With Ije, athletes will not only improve their physical performance, but gain understanding of their strengths and weaknesses to better themselves.

Keep Moving.

Meet the creator


Ricky Igbani

Ricky Igbani is a youth development professional with a decade of experience in speed & agility training, strength & conditioning, coaching, and physical education instruction. His educational and athletic background has been integral to his success. He holds a special appreciation for his time as a student-athlete at Lasell University, which he credits as the foundation of his training career. Igbani is passionate about inspiring young athletes and helping them achieve their potential.

Igbani created Ije during the 2020 COVID Pandemic to help bring people together and motivate them to keep moving forward. Ije started as a small group zoom training and quickly evolved to Speed School Sessions. The idea was to provide a safe space for people to push past their fears in a time of uncertainty and to focus on their own personal growth. Igbani wanted to encourage people to continue working on their development while simultaneously motivating others to keep pushing through these difficult times.


The word Ije is a testament to Igbani's Nigerian-Igbo heritage and its literal meaning of movement. From his own personal experiences, Igbani realized that by keeping himself in motion he could stay focused and motivated to achieve his goals. With this newfound insight, Igbani wanted to share his message of resilience and strength with others: no matter what distracts, blocks, or challenges you, you must Keep Moving. Ije is an organization dedicated to helping others to embrace this lifestyle and reach their fullest potential.

Igbani currently specializes in Speed, Plyometrics, and Agility (SPA) Training, and provides programming for athletes primarily in the South Shore area of Massachusetts. Through his Ije Company, he has served over 500 athletes and numerous teams and clubs in pursuit of his mission to teach the ways of Ije. He is dedicated to helping athletes of all ages and skill levels become faster and more agile, as well as to providing the necessary tools for their success. With Igbani's expertise in SPA Training, he has established himself as an industry leader and continues to help athletes reach their goals.


2013 - 2014

  • Beacon Hill Athletic Clubs (Member Services)

  • F.A.S.T Athletics (Head Coach)

2014 - 2015

  • Assistant to the Athletic Director (Randolph Public Schools)

  • Assistant Baseball Coach (Randolph High School)

  • City Manager (Coaching For Change Inc)

  • Tournament Site Director at Zero Gravity Basketball

2015 - 2016

  • Supervisor at Department of Youth Services (Boston, MA)

  • Co-Founder/Director at Xplosive Performance Academy (2016-2018)

2016 - 2018

  • Sports Performance Trainer at Next Level Factory (2016-2018)

  • Co-Founder/Asst.Regional Director at Legacy Football, New England (2017-2019)

  • Program Coordinator at Boston Scholar Athletes (2016-2018)

2017 - 2019

  • Program Manager at Boston Scholar Athletes (2017-2018)

  • Physical Education Teacher at Boston Public Schools (2018-2020)

  • Head Track and Field Coach at Boston Public Schools (2019-2020)


  • Head Track and Field & Cross Country Coach, Lasell University 


  • Director of Athletics, Boston Prep Charter School

2020 - Present

  • Founder & Director at Urban Athlete Project

  • Founder, Owner & Director at Ije Company Inc.

athletic background:

Randolph HS​ '09

  • Varsity Football 2007, 2008, 2009 (Captain)

  • Varsity Baseball 2007, 2008, 2009 (Captain)

  • Varsity Track and Field- Indoor 2007, 2008, 2009 (Captain)

Lasell College '14

  • Men’s Baseball 2009-2010

  • Men’s Track and Field 2012-2014


  • ACE Training Certified

  • B.S in Criminal Justice; Minor: Coaching, Lasell College

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