Q&A with Bryan Stevens, MS, CSCS, USAW

 

We can’t wait for you to meet the newest addition to our Big Sky Performance team. Take a moment to get to know Bryan before you get to stop in to the gym and meet him in person!

Tell us about yourself!

I grew up in a small town outside of Philadelphia, PA. I was a 3-sport athlete in high school as well as an Eagle Scout. I recruited to play college lacrosse at Washington College, MD (not in the state of Washington).

What is your experience within the field of strength and conditioning?

I have worked in the field of strength and conditioning for the last 6 years. I started as an Asst. Sports Performance Coach for two years. Then left to go obtain my Master’s Degree in exercise science at Springfield College. While at Springfield, I was able to intern at the University of Massachusetts: Amherst and the Citadel. During my second year of graduate school I was a graduate assistant. After graduating from Springfield, I went and worked at the University of Denver. I was then head hunted by a Tech start up in San Francisco to do Online Personal training. Working for Future was a great experience but I missed working with people face to face so I took a Asst. Strength and Conditioning Coach position at West Chester University. I was there through the end of March and here I am now in Big Sky. I have worked with everyone ranging from 8-year-old hockey players all the way up to 75-year-old grandmothers, college athletes, professional athletes, recreational athletes, and finally people just looking to improve their lives.

Why/how did you decide to become a strength and conditioning coach?

Through my athletic career have turned into Humpty Dumpty and had more than my fair share of surgeries from injuries. That paired with some less than ideal coaches through my career pushed me in the direction of strength and conditioning to help athletes reduce the risk of injury in their sport and help develop athletes’ character.

What do you like about working at Lone Peak Performance?

The trust, professionalism and transparency that I have seen in a week’s time.

What questions do you wish clients would ask you more?

I wish they would ask why more.

What are the values that drive you?

  • Passion
  • Empathy
  • Transparency
  • Loyalty
  • Dependability and reliability

What are your top 3 podcasts or books that you recommend to people?

1)      Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink; he also has a podcast (The Jocko Podcast)

2)      The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

3)      Conversational Intelligence by Judith E. Glaser

What do you enjoy when you are not working?

I love to do anything outdoors, reading and something that keeps me active.

 

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