The realization of Core Motion Athletics

Growing up, there were two things that I loved, Mathematic problem solving and Athletics. With math, knowing that if I had the right tools and used them properly, I could solve even the most puzzling of problems; was a constantly fulfilling challenge for the perfectionist in me. While athletics allowed me to push my body to its limits and challenged my competitive side to break down any limitations put before me. Up until my twenties, I kept these two passions relatively separate from each other.

Then, in my mid twenties, while training for beach volleyball, my mentor injured his hip. This injury was hindering our training regiment right at the most important time, tournament season. Since I wanted as little down time from practice and drills, I was compelled to heal him as quickly as possible. I quickly and relentlessly began to study all that I could about the body in relation to sports injuries and proper movement. In the mist of my research, an inaudible CRACK of lightning went reverberating throughout my head! A simple realization about health and fitness flashed into my thoughts: With the right tools and, more importantly, using them in the proper way, a more effective and efficient way to train the body that reduces the likelihood of injury as well as quicker recovery from those injuries and workouts hasn’t been fully developed. This meant more training time, which in turn, meant quicker and more efficient results in athletic performance!

{Why didn’t I see this before?! Well, observing all levels of certified trainers and studying the traditional ways of exercise science, I came to another realization: Even with the right tools (which most mid to low-level trainers unfortunately lack), most “fitness professionals” either do just the minimum to get by or don’t know how to use those tools properly to get effective results.}

Therefore, I put this theory to the test with my injured mentor and the results were amazing! We were back training in less than two weeks pain free and he was continuing to get stronger as the next few weeks went by. He proceeds to sit me down and says, “This is your calling”. Not thinking broad scope, I asked what do you mean?” “Training, rehab; this is exactly what you need to be doing.”

Since then, my passions of analytical problem solving and athletics converged to build effective and efficient solutions for physical health and performance for those who are ready to make a change.

Today, I am a certified personal trainer (NASM), performance enhancement specialist (NASM), massage therapist, as well as a Full body Active Release Techniques (A.R.T.) and Functional Movement Screening (FMS) provider with advanced Long Nerve Entrapment and SFMA/Active Palpation specializations. To add to my toolbox, I am currently delving deeper into the studies of biomechanics and sports rehabilitation.

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