Throughout my years being trained as an athlete and an aerial cirque artist, when it came down to strength and conditioning, almost no coach could properly explain why we were doing what we were doing, and there was never any talk about mental health/mindfulness. That’s what makes JOGA so special − every component of the system has a distinctive purpose to elevate an athlete’s game and career. It’s not a guessing game for the athletes as to why they are doing what they are doing in JOGA. The answer isn’t just “Oh this is good for cardio” or “This benefits your abs”. We talk about things like joint mobility and stability, developing neural pathways that make sense for an athlete’s kinetic environment and so much more. The philosophy behind JOGA, the depth to the system and the tailoring to an athlete’s biomechanics is what I was so drawn to. Every part of me felt like this is where I needed to be when I discovered JOGA. I wanted to be a coach more than anything.