I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! I just wanted to take some time to go over some of the good things that have happened in the last few months, as well as some personal goals of mine for the upcoming year. I wanted to say thank you for all the hard work that everybody has put in this year. I am also very thankful of those who put their trust in me to achieve their fitness goals, and/or performance endeavors, and for allowing me to grow personally and professionally.
Method Strength & Performance’s mission is to provide our clients and athletes with the most sound and ethical programs to help achieve their goals. With that being said, the people who are around me the most know how important it is to me to build a team (medical and fitness) of professionals that share the same vision. It would be ridiculous for me to think I can do everything for anybody when it comes to their goals. In the last 9 months, Steph Newcomer, Amber Lentz, Rebecca Coppersmith, Deena Yuncker, and Rich Shenberger have taken time to better themselves in areas that I feel are very important.
Steph Newcomer – Successfully completed the Certified Functional Strength Coach and the Functional Movement System’s Functional Movement Screen certifications
Amber Lentz – Successfully completed Strong First’s Level 1 Kettlebell Instructor certification
Deena Yuncker – Completed Functional Movement System’s Selective Functional Movement Assessment (medical version of Functional Movement Screen)
Rebecca Coppersmith – Completed Functional Movement System’s Selective Functional Movement Assessment (medical version of Functional Movement Screen)
Rich Shenberger – Will be completing Level 1 Precision Nutrition
For those that don’t know, these certifications are considered top in the industry. I know York is moving in the right direction when professionals in different areas work together, for the same goal. With that being said, please have a filter when receiving advice from others, whether it would be medical, nutrition, or fitness.
November has been a huge month for MSP. On November 2nd, I traveled to Drive 495 in New York City to work with Charlie Weingroff in regards to ACL training after discharge from physical therapy. Charlie, in my opinion, is the best in the business when it comes to bridging the gap between medical issues and strength & conditioning. I went there because I know there is a huge gap in what insurance companies feel is good to “return to play” status and what reality is. Like always, I learned a ton of information from him including a 5 month plan for post ACL training, and his return to play criteria. For more information on Charlie, click here: https://charlieweingroff.com/bio/
Also on November 12th, MSP hosted their first instructional workshop. Amber Lentz and I held a kettlebell swing workshop for 11 people. In this workshop, we broke down the kettlebell swing to its root. It was basically 8-10 hours worth of information crammed into a 3 hour workshop. We were very pleased with the turnout as well as everybody’s effort and willingness to learn.
Last weekend, I made a trip to Rhode Island for three days for Charlie Weingroff’s (hmm, this guy is probably important) Training=Rehab 3. In attendance, were fitness professionals, physical therapists, and chiropractors from around the country. Like always, Charlie made it a point to relay the importance of having a relationship with professionals outside my scope of practice… probably heard that before.
Method Strength & Performance has big goals ahead for the next year. We want to hold 4 workshops that would include kettlebell training, fat loss, and ACL post rehab training. Also, those who know me know that I have always wanted to have my own fitness facility. In the last 6 months, I realize now that can be a reality here soon.
With that being said, for MSP to grow, we need to get the word out about our training program, as well as referring friends and family. Charlie Weingroff occasionally will say, “who would you send your grandmother to?!” I’m hoping that would be an easy answer for you.
Enjoy the holidays. I am looking forward to continuing to work with you!