This month, we’re focusing the spotlight on Kyle Decker, ATC, CSCS and FAST Arrowhead facility manager. With many years under his belt helping athletes, personal training clients and supporting Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists, Kyle is a key player in the Phoenix fitness industry. Read on to learn more about Kyle.
What’s your background?
With a Bachelor’s in Athletic Training and Sports Medicine, I’ve held the positions as an Athletic Trainer, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and FAST facility manager here at Arrowhead.
Why inspired you to embark on the fitness journey with your career?
As an athletic trainer, I treated many athletes for injuries that were a result of being taught bad movement. I realized that many of these issues could have been resolved by proper training and coaching. I enjoy seeing people succeed no matter their fitness level or abilities, and working with FAST has given me the opportunity to assist athletes and the general population.
What’s one piece of advice you’d give anyone interested in becoming a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist?
I tell all my interns and new coaches–learn. Keep learning—read, listen and grow at all times.
What’s your favorite workout style?
Functional strength training is my favorite workout style. It seems to be such a catch phrase type style right now, but I really enjoy getting to know my clients and their needs for overall function in sports, recreation and life.
What’s your favorite song to listen to when working out?
Not sure I have a favorite song to listen to when working out, but I usually listen to hard rock and Metallica is always good.
What’s your favorite thing to eat after a workout?
I prefer to eat as natural as possible. My favorite post workout food is an apple and Nutzo 7 Nut Butter.
What’s one food that you can’t live without?
Barbeque, I am an addict.
What’s the best advice you have ever received?
Two things that always come to mind.
#1: I can accept failure, I can’t accept not trying.
#2: Never be the smartest person in the room. If you are the smartest in the room, you’re in the wrong room.
What motivates you?
I live to see people do things they thought they never could. I love to see the look on people’s faces when they succeed at things they thought impossible.
Now that you know a little more about Kyle, does he seem like the right fit for you or your athlete? Contact the FAST Arrowhead facility today to book a session with him.