[John Evans is a Exercise Science major at Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania and is an Athletic Development Intern at Athletic Lab]
When it comes to strength and conditioning, there is little that says more about a coach than the experiences that that coach has had. That’s why I felt it would be good to elaborate on MY experience as an intern at Athletic Lab.
Prior to coming to Athletic Lab, I was terrified, anxious, nervous and excited (talk about a mix of emotions). I was about to drive 600 miles, spend all of my money, and leave all of the comfortability I had in Pennsylvania. Since I was in 9th grade, I had dreamed about having the opportunity to meet some of the coaches that I had been following on websites like EliteTrack.
Some people may not realize it, but the coaching you receive at Athletic Lab is amazing. Point blank. I would not have driven all the way to North Carolina to spend an entire summer around complete strangers, if I didn’t completely believe in what they are doing. If you don’t believe me, do some research on your coaches. I don’t understand how there isn’t a line of athletes waiting out the door, and around the sidewalk.
When I walked in the first day, I was star struck. I was standing in the facility that I had watched grow since it’s infancy. I walked into Mike’s office for the first time, and stood silently waiting to introduce myself.
Since then, I have developed so much as a coach, and person. Regardless of how much cleaning I do, or the number of times I was made fun of, I have loved every second spent at Athletic Lab. […]
Athletic Lab is the premier Sport Performance and Fitness Training center in North Carolina. Located in Cary, in the heart of the Triangle, we offer a variety of services including Sport Performance training for developmental to elite athletes, and Performance Fitness training including Cary CrossFit.