Phillip Currier – Head Performance Coach
Plymouth State University: B.S in Exercise and Sport Physiology, CSCS, FMS & PN1
Phil is native to northern New Hampshire, where fitness and athletics had always been a central part of his life. He attended Plymouth State University where he studied Exercise & Sport Physiology, and earned his B.S. in May of 2017. During his time there, he interned for over 1000 hours as a strength coach at APT, and at Dartmouth College, while working as a Nationally Certified Pharmacy Technician, and tutoring Anatomy & Physiology I + II.
During his career Phil has worked with a variety of athletes of all ages, from 8 years old to NHL, NFL, MLB, MLS, and other pro athletes, and has assisted over one hundred, extremely dedicated and talented athletes earn NCAA offers and scholarships. Phil makes it a priority to have a high level of understanding and application of movement patterns, structural and functional adaptations, specific energy system conditioning, injury prevention, and of the art and psychology of coaching. Using an initial movement assessment, he creates an individualized training protocol to improve upon identified movement limitations, while enhancing performance.
When considering performance enhancement strategies, Phil programs specific physical stresses, that drive specific structural and / or functional adaptations, towards a specific goal based on client need. You can’t be a good cook if you don’t know what you’re cooking! Phil guides athletes on what can be a confusing path towards optimal recovery habits, and can also offer nutritional counseling to his clientele as a precision nutrition certified coach.
Zach Briden – Performance Coach
University of Rhode Island: B.S. in Kinesiology, CSCS
Zach was born and raised in Rhode Island where he grew up playing hockey and baseball. He played varsity baseball all four years in high school and was named team captain his senior year. This is when he found a passion for everything strength and conditioning oriented. He received his Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Rhode Island (2016). He has experience working as an exercise specialist in a physical therapy clinic where he assisted in creating strength and conditioning programs for patients as he guided them through the rehabilitation process.
Zach interned with Athletic Performance Training a few summers ago and has been working as a performance coach at APT ever since. He has experience coaching individuals of all ages and abilities. He has trained hockey, football, lacrosse, basketball and baseball teams as well as players at the division one, semi pro and pro levels. He has also been contracted by a local high school as one of the head strength and conditioning coaches to help run the weight room and lead sports training programs.
Zach believes in using science based training principles to create his programs. He doesn't fall in love with exercises, as they are just pathway to elicit the right type of stress to induce a particular adaptation. He will always find what works for the particular individual. Different methods come and go throughout the fitness industry, but when you understand the time tested principles and continue to learn it is easy to create the best program for an athlete. Coaching is a two way street, and Zach is grateful for the chance to learn from his clients every single day.