Tailored for every athlete, our SPORTFIT training is the only performance program that focuses on ANALYZING, TEACHING and then TRAINING proper movement patterns. Research shows that faulty movement leads to poor performance. We specialize in teaching individuals to move efficiently, resulting in improved performance and a lower risk of injury.
THE SPORTFIT DIFFERENCE
Our trainers are Physiotherapists, Athletic Trainers and Kinesiologists. They understand the body and how it is supposed to move. Using advanced techniques and technologies, our trainers analyze and correct movement patterns and muscle imbalances - places where athletes “leak energy” helping build strong, efficient athletes that are less likely to be injured.
MEET GABRIELLE RAINS – SPORTFIT ATHLETE
Home Location: Sherwood Park, Alberta
Education: Grade 12 at Bev Facey High School
Sport: Track and Field - Discus and Shotput
We first met Gabrielle two years ago when she had suffered an ankle injury. Before returning to sport, we suggested she do SPORTFIT training to regain not only her strength and coordination but also her mental confidence. Gabrielle is presently ranked 1st in Canada as a junior (U20) and 6th overall in Canada. She continues to do SPORTFIT and considers it an essential part of her training.
What is your biggest accomplishment in your sport?
Last year, I was able to represent Canada at the 2015 IAAF World Youth Championships in Cali, Columbia.
What one or two things do you currently do in your training that are keys to your success?
I train six days a week that includes Olympic power lifting, technical throwing, plyometrics, sprints, and yoga. I do SPORTFIT training at The Bridge once a week.
SPORTFIT has helped me strengthen specific movements and coordination used in my events and helped with my overall body awareness and balance. My sport is very explosive. I work with Melissa Prokop and she has taught me to control my body at high speeds.
What would be your ultimate achievement?
I want to be the first female in history to represent Canada in discus at the Olympics. I also want to break the Canadian record for discus set in 1982.
Have you experienced a breakthrough, and if so, what led to it?
My long term goal is to fully peak as an athlete in eight years. Working with Melissa has helped me a lot. By creating solid head-to-toe connections, my throwing has become more consistent and the variation in my results has gotten a lot smaller. This has been a definite breakthrough for me.
What was the best advice you were ever given?
The one piece of advice that has stuck with me through all my success and hardships is from my coach, my Dad who tells me to "trust the process".
I know I am only where I am today because of how hard I work and the time and dedication I put into the sport I love.
“It depends not on destiny, but on yourself” is the motto I live by.
When I go to small meets and throw farther than the other girls, they comment on my skills, but I always find myself telling them that I didn’t just show up and throw the way I do. I practice every day and commit my life to get to where I am.
RETURNING TO SPORT AFTER SURGERY OR INJURY?
Every year we help hundreds of athletes return to activity after injury and surgery. If you have completed therapy but do not feel 100% ready, our SPORTFIT training will help you gain the strength, control and conditioning to “bridge the gap” allowing you to make a full return and prevent re-injury.
Book your SPORTFIT session today!
Call us at 780.570.0225 or visit our website at: thebridge.fit/program/return-to-sport/