Name: Crystal Burnick
I feel comfortable coaching: 5k-Marathon
I most enjoy coaching: Distance
Experience: I enjoy learning about the body to better understand how we can better our performance. I have an undergraduate in Exercise Science from Slippery Rock University as well as an Adapted Physical Activity minor. After college, I worked at the Physical Therapy & Wellness Institute while completing my Masters in Exercise Science & Health Promotion with a Performance Enhancement & Injury Prevention focus at CALU. I now currently work at All Kinds of Fast – Phoenixville where I coach the beginners class in the Fall & Spring. I also teach a course at Ursinus College called Critical Components of Conditioning & volunteer for the cross country and track & field program at the college.
Expectations of you: Constant communication. A program will only be successful if I am aware of how the training is going. I also expect you to follow the program as is. By doing too much you can increase your chances of injury and by doing less, it may prevent your chances of seeing improvement. The work you put in will reflect in the race you are training for. I also expect you to understand that I require a proper, adequate time frame for training. With my background of information, I know it is more beneficial to eliminate compensations and decrease chances of injuries later on.
Expectations of me: I am to keep consistent contact with you throughout your training and I will try to reply as soon as I can when you reach out with questions. I will also prescribe what I truly believe you can handle and achieve as a goal.
Coaching Philosophy: “You don’t get what you wish for, you get what you work for”
Athletic Background: I ran cross country and track & field for Slippery Rock University. Since then I have continued to compete at a high level for the past five years. One of my greatest achievements was the Broad Street Run in 2014 where I was the first American Female finisher. I also recently ran a 1:16:55 in the Philly Rock N Roll Half Marathon and I am currently training for the Houston Marathon where I hope to qualify for the Olympic Trials.