If my clients understand which movements are important to their success, and develop the requisite movement literacy, then independence can be achieved.
From a young age I played every sport that was accessible. I started training at the age of 12 for multiple different sports; soccer, boxing and most notably hockey. I always enjoyed training and having a coach myself. I understood how valuable having a teacher was in the development of movement literacy. Unfortunately, I succumbed to multiple injuries due to early over-specialization. Even though I had great coaches there was something missing from my training. That lead me into the world of rehabilitation and strength training. I immersed myself into the research and began to develop my own training methods and have not looked back since.
These days I am focused on educating both clients, athletes and fitness professionals on the best training methods to optimize individual performance. I have come to understand that each person has individual physical and psychological differences and their training program should reflect that. Planning for these variations will lead to a successful training program. Through educating each individual on the “why” of training, we can hopefully develop training autonomy and a lifetime of healthy movement.