BREAZEAL GYMNASTICS LEADER
Kati competed in gymnastics for 13 years under the 2004 US Olympic Head Coach, earning state, regional, national & international titles, as well as a full-scholarship to compete for the University of Georgia from 2009 to 2013.
In 2018, Kati coached 1,128 athletes at Breazeal Gymnastics Seminars in 54 cities and 4 countries.
THE BREAZEAL GYMNASTICS GOAL
To educate athletes on how to execute gymnastics and bodyweight movements as easily and efficiently as possible, improving performance within functional fitness.
The Breazeal Gymnastics’ coaching methodology has been cast from my 13 year competitive career, and 16 years coaching the sport. Applying movement principles from gymnastics to functional fitness allows athletes to perform bodyweight skills with better efficiency, relying more so on proper technique to complete the work rather than muscular strength, resulting in conserved energy and improved performance.
During Breazeal Gymnastics Seminars, athletes will be educated on the foundational characteristics of gymnastics — including, strength, mobility, body and spatial awareness, mindset — and how each influence individual performance and skill execution.
We apply our knowledge by dissecting each gymnastics skill in-depth, with the goal of first understanding the movement pattern itself — Positional patterns, prerequisite physical abilities, the “why” behind recommended techniques — before any physical training is allowed. “Brain before body.”
Once athletes grasp the “what”, “how”, and most importantly, “why”, of each skills’ movement pattern, they spend time training with practical application.
Note: Very rarely is it the full skill that troubles athletes, but rather, how the athlete is mentally and physically approaching the movement — You cannot blame the house for collapsing when it was built on sand.