I was a collegiate gymnast and have been coaching gymnastics for 15 years. I work as a Sports Physical Therapist, Strength and Conditioning coach, and optional gymnastics coach in Boston MA. I’m also really fortunate that I get to travel the world and teach about performance and sports medicine concepts.
I started SHIFT in 2013 with one goal.
Help people change the lives of athletes they work with.
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I was going to hold off on publishing this until I developed the pieces more, but I honestly think that it is too important to wait on sharing with the gymnastics world.
I wish I could say that injury rates and burnout rates have dropped…
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Developing cardio systems in gymnasts is beyond important, for both performance and safety.
On the performance side, better endurance allows gymnasts to make it through full routines that have high-level skills. It also is what allows them…
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Nutrition is by far one of the most important, yet most intimidating topics in the sport of gymnastics. It serves as the foundational base for gymnasts to fuel themselves properly, be able to train hard, and also then be able to recover their…
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There are a handful of universally frustrating things in gymnastics that make gymnasts, parents, and coaches equally stressed out. One of them is mental blocks on skills, or trying to help gymnasts take control of their fears.
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I was really fortunate to meet Danusia Francis last year when speaking at GymCon with Miss Val and Nick Ruddock. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Danusia, she competed for Great Britain as an international elite, spent 4 years with…
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Over the last month, I have been working like crazy to get some awesome guests interviewed for The SHIFT Show.
Recently, I sat down with Jessica O'Beirne, who started the internationally famous GymCastic Podcast, to have quite a monster…
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