It's #impactweek at the @officialiyca @internationalyouthconditioningassociation and would like highlight two men who've had an impact in my life. • @jimkielbaso gave me my start and first job in the strength and conditioning/sports performance field. I remember when I interviewed for the internship, I drove down from CMU all suited up and was very nervous. As we started the interview and my nerves were spiking but as we continued to talk, he made me feel more comfortable and at the end of it all, it's like we were old friends just catching up. His kindness is second to none and the way he treats his colleagues/athletes is something that we should all strive to replicate. Even to this day, he continues to look out for me and helps me in my career and in life. I, along with countless other people, owe him more than I can ever give back. Thank you, Jim, for taking a chance on me, being a mentor, and being a friend. I appreciate everything you do. • I met @bo.sandoval when I was an intern/volunteer asst at the University of Michigan. Bo is a legend and, again, I was nervous about meeting/talking with someone of his caliber. I started to get into weightlifting and Bo eventually agreed to coach me. I appreciated him taking time out of his day to coach me and take time out of his weekends to go to a couple of meets so that I could compete. As I continued at Michigan, I came to see that he's just a down to earth dude who has a passion for life and our friendship continued to grow. I continually asked him questions about various S&C related topics/weightlifting/life. He became a mentor to me. I appreciate his mentorship and friendship to this day. Bo's thirst for knowledge is something that I try to replicate and the way he treats everyone respect is admirable. Thank you for all you've done, Bo. I appreciate you more than you know!
These two men are people I look up to, and the impact they've had and continue to have is exponential. Thank you guys for everything and I'll continue to bust my ass and make you guys proud. #impactweek #iyca #trainlikehellyoullgetthere #mentors #strength #conditioning