Hi and nice to meet you!
I am Gaby, the athlete, coach, and exercise scientist behind raise the bar training. My goal is to provide informative and easy to understand content about the science of training and improving athletic performance. I hope by sharing this information, I can help you reach your goals.
I grew up playing soccer and began strength training to improve my performance. I was fascinated by how something seemingly different and unrelated to soccer made such a difference in how I was playing. I wanted to learn as much as possible about how the body worked and moved and how this could be optimized in a sport performance setting. I was inspired by so many of the great coaches I had along the way and knew that I wanted to get involved in sport science and high-performance training.
I went to college and played soccer at Bryant University and earned my B.S. in Biology with Cellular and Molecular focus. I then moved to Boston and received my M.S. in Exercise Science from Northeastern University. Additionally, I am a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), and have certifications with USA Weightlifting (USAW L1), USTFCCCA (USTFCCCA TFTC), and U.S Soccer (National F and Grassroots). I have worked with elite athletes at Invictus Fitness, Harvard University, and Athletic Lab and hope to continue to work with high-performance athletes and help them continue to raise the bar.