SFCF Coaching Spotlight – Sean McBride
Hi San Francisco CrossFit – I’m back!
For those of you who remember the parking lot days; hey, what’s up? Missed you. For those who have joined the gym in the last couple years, I am a new face – let me (re)introduce myself.
I am a physical therapist and coach. I lived in San Francisco from 2011-14 while attending PT school at UCSF/SFSU. During that time I was a regular fixture at the gym. (I was stalking Kelly). I coached from 2012-14, which allowed me to put into practice the movement ideas I was learning in the classroom, while developing a special understanding of the potential of human performance. My goal has always been to become a physio-coach, combining the best aspects of physical therapy and strength and conditioning. Kelly has been my mentor and role model through this process and returning to San Francisco is a sweet homecoming for me.
The reason that I left was to take a year long clinical residency with the Kaiser Southern California Orthopedic Physical Therapy program. This is the oldest and most prestigious residency program in the US focusing on developing skilled practitioners. Over the course of a year we took over 30 weekends of continuing education, which is roughly 30 times the minimum standard of continuing education for PTs. In addition to this we received mentoring and feedback from highly experienced PTs, which was ruthless and fantastic.
My best comparison for the residency program is boot camp. No one goes to boot camp for fun, you do it to become an expert at your job. It was a long, hard year immersed in a different world than CrossFit. But I am better for it and can really appreciate how amazing it is to come to work everyday in a place like San Francisco CrossFit where I get to work with people I love, admire, and do the work that fulfills me.
That brings me back to the job that I am doing at SFCF:
I am back at San Francisco CrossFit full time. You can catch me at my regular class times Tuesday evenings and Thursday mornings. I am here as one of our resident PT- coaches, joining the dream team of Roop, Dianna, Jon and of course, Kelly. In addition to coaching I am available for movement and mobility evaluations. I am so happy to be back at San Francisco CrossFit. I am back home and have the incredible privilege of working with the best coaches in the world to train the best athletes in the world: YOU!
See you on the floor! Say hi and introduce yourself, I’ll be the beardo red-headed dude making a sweat angel.
Sean McBride PT, DPT
Movement and Mobility Specialist
CrossFit Level 1 coach