Spring 2017 Intern
Bryan grew up in Oak Park, Illinois. His love for contact sports led him to participate in football and wrestling during high school, and boxing for 5 years. He moved to the Bilbao, Spain after receiving his Associate of Science, and taught English at a language academy. In Europe, he traveled to Belgium, England, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, and Portugal.
Bryan moved back to the United States in 2014 to attend Florida Atlantic University and obtain his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Health Promotion. Focusing on becoming a strength and conditioning coach he interned with the strength and conditioning staff at FAU from May 2015 to August 2016 giving him exposure to D1 athletes. Bryan has also worked as a physical therapy technician at Athletico in Chicago, and participated in practicum at FAU where he worked with injured and older populations. Additionally, he has been with My Speed Trainer since September 2016.
Academically, he has been on the Dean’s List or President's List at FAU for multiple semesters. He was handpicked for a three-man team to represent FAU’s Exercise Science department at the regional and national ACSM student bowls. He passed the NSCA-CSCS exam, received his USAW Performance Coach certification, and was CPR and AED certified through the American Red Cross entering his senior year at FAU.
Currently Bryan is a graduate assistant at Florida Atlantic University where he is pursuing his M.S. in Exercise Science with a specialization in strength and conditioning. As a graduate student, he plans to become more involved with research and contribute to bridging the gap between science and athletic performance. Eventually, Bryan would like to move back to Spain and receive his Doctorate in Exercise Science and Sport Performance from the University of the Basque Country. He would like to continue conducting research, teaching at a univeristy, and training athletes.