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.
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Among the many areas in gymnastics that need to change, nutrition is by far one of the most immediate areas of attention.
To be completely frank, some of the things said and techniques used in relation to nutrition in gymnastics are absolutely…
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I'm super grateful to be friends with Nick Ruddock, one of the world's most sought after coaches for technical and strategic development. He has worked in the highest levels of the sport, ranging from being a personal and national level coach…
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There is no way to avoid the brutal reality: gymnastics culture is in need of a massive overhaul. This is not a new concept, as many have been talking about it over the last two decades.
However, the recent incredible documentary Athlete…
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Hi all, below is an #AthleteA inspired rant on the harsh reality of Gymnastics culture 7 years in the making for me.
To the survivors, families, journalists, & countless others who had the courage to stare evil in the face demanding…
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Really excited to have Colin Van Wicklen, World Team and Senior National Team member for team USA, back on the podcast. Colin is about 6 weeks into his return to gymnastics following the 3-month COVID-19 break. Not only this, but he also has…
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I'm so excited to share a fantastic chat I had with Lucas Beltran and Christian Correale, as well as head coach Kip Simons, of Navy Men's Gymnastics. I've always had an enormous amount of respect for anyone who serves in the military. But,…
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