Many of our clients have had a negative experience with exercise before training with us at Specialty Athletic Training. We strive to change their perspective and help them find the joy in fitness. Here are some of our clients during their training sessions. You may notice that we are all about having fun and high fives. Happy holidays!
I am often asked, "Do you ever want to open your own studio or gym?" It would be great for Specialty Athletic Training to have it's own place, and one day it will, but there are a lot of great things about having our primary location at Lewis & Clark College. The greatest asset? The people that our clients get to interact with daily that provide a fun and inclusive environment.
Angela Dendas is the head strength and conditioning coach at Lewis & Clark College. Not only does she work with the student-athletes at L&C, but interacts with our clients anytime that she has a chance. It is highly likely that you have met Coach Ange if you have shown up to a training session early and are waiting for myself or Andrew. She can often be found giving our clients high fives or chatting about their day at school. She has had a tremendous impact on the sport programs at Lewis & Clark College and the overall experience of being a Specialty Athletic Training client.
Ben Beck (baseball player), Josh Bocker (football player), and one of their classmates made this documentary about Coach Ange. Thank you for allowing us to share this video about Angela Dendas and thank you Coach Ange for helping make the weight room a place for our clients to thrive!
Being a collegiate athlete isn't easy, especially if you are a NCAA Division III student-athlete. It is a continuous grind of hard work, sacrifices, and dedication. You put hours in the weight room to continually enhance your strength and agility. You spend early mornings and late nights on your field of competition honing your craft and visualizing your success. Don't forget the added hours of classes, homework, and group study sessions. Sometimes it just feels like there isn't enough time in the day to get everything accomplished. Then comes finals at the end of the semester and everything amplifies! Here are four health tips to help any student-athlete THRIVE during finals week!
Well, there you go. Four tips to help you thrive during finals. I hope these tips help and that you have a successful end to your term!
About the Author
Ryan Lockard, CSCS, CSPS is the head trainer and founder of Specialty Athletic Training. He a member of the Autism Society of Oregon's Board of Directors and is accredited by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and a Certified Special Populations Specialist. Ryan has worked with individuals with special needs since 2007 and has over 10,000 hours of 1:1 instruction working with individuals that have various special needs.