Grace College strength coach, Nate Wadley, is featured on the online site Inkfree News. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article.
Wadley being creative with Grace Strength
WINONA LAKE, Ind. – Staying at home for both personal and professional reasons has made creativity the new norm for thousands. But how does someone who works directly in physical contact with others maintain a work relationship when their job literally has them hands-on with their work partners?
Nate Wadley is the strength and conditioning coach for Grace College. He began working for the college last year as a full-time asset to Grace’s entire compliment of athletes, helping build them from the ground up in a way Grace hadn’t had in its capacity.
When students were sent home in March for the remainder of the spring term, Wadley’s job became significantly more difficult and refined. In a question and answer segment, Wadley offers how his role has changed and how he’s continuing to help Grace’s athletic programs in a truly uncertain time.
With everyone gone from campus, where does work have you at these days?
With everything shut down right now, work has me pretty much the same place as everyone else: finding ways to be effective at home. This has definitely been a challenge for me since I’m used to seeing around 120-130 athletes a week. I’ve done my best to be creative during this time, though, both in the workouts I send the athletes as well as ways I can still make an impact when they’re not on campus.
The biggest project I’ve had is developing the summer workout programs for the athletes that they’ll have to complete for the months of May-August. I want to give them every bit of information that I feel would help them, so I’ve created a 25-page packet that consists of nutrition information (with a few meal prep ideas and recipes), information on the importance of a quality night of sleep, as well as their four lifting and conditioning programs.
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