Helms Performance specializes in personal training and injury rehabilitation using time tested strength and conditioning methods, online personal training, sports massage, and fascial stretch therapy to treat athletes ranging from professional athletes such as pro NFL players to career aerialists to keep them performing at their best.

In addition to pro athletes, Paul treats recreational athletes ranging from high schoolers to weekend warriors to CrossFit firebreathers. By receiving the same quality of treatment as the pros, Paul’s clients move better, hurt less, and can do the sports they love without fear of injury. Every client’s training goal is unique. Personal training client goals can range from training for a particular sport, improving body composition, or staying fit and injury free. Helms Performance is located at 109 S. 24th St, Philadelphia, PA, 19103 inside CrossFit University City.


As a professional NFL athlete, I’ve seen many sports massage therapists during my career to improve my recovery and prepare myself for game day. Paul Helms, LMT of Helms Performance is an exceptional sports massage therapist committed to preparing me for the field to help me perform my best using fascial stretch therapy. I’d highly recommend him to anyone looking to improve their athletic performance.
Seth Roberts Oakland Raiders NFL
Seth Roberts
NFL Oakland Raiders, Wide Receiver
As a professional athlete and Olympic-hopeful, it's very important that I prioritize my recovery to enhance my training. Over the course of about 9 months, Paul and I worked very closely to not only address issues when they presented, but also to prevent any problems from affecting my work. I can say with great confidence that Paul is the most knowledgeable and effective massage therapist/muscle witch doctor I have ever had the pleasure of working with - his proficiency with his craft is top notch and I would highly recommend him to anyone at any level, including other professional athletes. My only complaint is that I never found him sooner.
Alex Smith Row
Alexander Smith
US Olympic Rower