Photo: Lock Haven University recreation management students recently attended the 11th annual Michigan State Spartan Strength and Conditioning Clinic in East Lansing, Michigan. The students are shown here at Rogers Athletic Co., Clare, Michigan, where they took a tour before attending the clinic.
Lock Haven University students enrolled in the fitness track of the recreation management major recently attended the 11th annual Michigan State Spartan Strength and Conditioning Clinic in East Lansing, Michigan.
The first night of the clinic, the students took part in roundtable discussions with strength coaches from around the country. The second day, the students sat through nine presentations and lectures that also included some hands-on demonstrations in the weight room. Students also were able to meet and talk with the coaches.
Before the clinic began, the students were given the opportunity to visit and tour Rogers Athletic Co., Clare, Michigan.
LHU students who participated in the clinic were: Kaitlyn Krasinski, Thad O’Shea, Gerard Letendre, Leah Hartzel, Collin Benfield, Kyle Hoffman, Alyssa Felty, Maggie Sheriff, Danny Caprio, and Emma Andrukat.
The students’ Strength, Conditioning, and Fitness Club advisor, Dr. Brian J. Wilt, fitness management track coordinator at LHU, is a former assistant strength and conditioning coach at Michigan State University, where the clinic was held.
Krasinski, a junior at LHU, has attended the clinic for the last three years and said looking back, she can attribute much of her success so far in the field to those trips. “Every year I go to the clinic, I meet prestigious strength coaches willing to help me get my foot in the door for a future job,” Krasinski said. “Not only do they take the time to educate us in the field, but they are lifelong mentors that help us stay strong when the road is dark and unsteady.”
“Going to the Michigan State Spartan Clinic sincerely set my future goals into stone,” Benfield said. “There is no doubt in my mind that this is where I’m supposed to be (LHU).”
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