I have had the great privilege of working with Gavyn for almost a year now. She is one of the first athletes I started training when I first began at TWIST. Needless to say, Gavyn knows how to stay consistent. Not only has she demonstrated consistency in the frequency in the days she trains each week, but also how to be consistent in high effort and energy every time she trains. These are two very difficult traits to have and be associated with on a daily basis. For many months Gavyn has been training with me at least two times per week. On Wednesdays she drives 30 minutes from her softball practice and comes to TWIST to train until 9 PM. Almost every day I ask her "How are you feeling today Shafer? How’s the body holding up?" Every time she responds, "Good." I reply by asking "Are you feeling tired?" She responds, "A little, but I’m ready to go." This exchange is why I love working with Gavyn. No matter how she is feeling or whatever is going on in her life, she shows up to train without any complaints or bad efforts the entire session. These qualities that she possesses as a person and athlete is why I love working with her. Her driven personality and commitment to her craft and her goals would make any coach excited and grateful to help her be the best she can be.
Since Gavyn started training with me last spring, she came to me as an already high ceiling athlete with good ability during her performance assessment. As a performance coach my eyes lit up with excitement to work with her. After months of consistent hard work, Gavyn is getting better every time she comes to train. She leaves our training sessions better than she was when she walked in. Since last spring, she has improved dramatically in all aspects of athletic ability and performance. Since last summer:
Vertical Jump: 20 in. Vertical Jump:22 in.
Broad Jump: 6 Ft.4 in. Broad Jump: 7 Ft. 2 in.
10 Yard Sprint: 1.70 sec. 10 Yard Sprint:1.60 sec.
300 Yd Shuttle:1:05.94 sec. 300 Yd Shuttle:1:04.5 sec.
Push ups: 15 Push ups: 21
Pull ups: 0 Pull ups: 2
Squat;N/A Squat: 200 lbs.
Bench:N/A Bench: 110 lbs.
As you can see, hard work, consistency and great family support from her father Jackson and her mother Courtney is paying off for her with great improvement. Both in the gym and on the diamond! Gavyn is about to begin her sophomore year of softball at Century High school and has become a heavily recruited shortstop in the class of 2019! I am looking forward to continuing our training together and watching all her future successes in the gym, on the diamond, and off the field as well.