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Episode 9 · 1 year ago

Ep. 9 - Joey Celentano '15

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Fo beyond eight or two potcast featurese many incredible ano from the boys, Latin School Onn or Alemni, going to dosome extraordinary things in this world in this potcast highlights theiraccomplishments lussons learned throughout their career and theirexperience is a ligeron eight to two westlike avenuwelcome to anotherepisode of beyond at to two and your hosttailor Stodolf, and today we haveBil, U Joeby Saluntano class of two thousand and fifteen joy is recent graduate of University of NewHampshire class of two thousand and nineteen and currently skinning hismasters at Western Michigan. Welcome joy he's crabping on Yeah Hel. How areyou doing these days? You're from what you've told me you're atwestern Michigan Right now, correct, that's correct a D, and what are youdoing? What do you geting your masters in so currently I'm studying athletictraining and sports medicine at Western Michigan University, that's Gr, and and how long have youbeen on campus for when, when did you? When did you arrive back on Cavus thisthis school year? So for this fall, I got back probably mid August Um, I'm agraduate assistant. So essentially, we were preparing to have false sports Um, where I work atCalmzu College, but due to Covi nineteen, they actuallypostponed all of their division. Three Sports Um of the fall sports currently,and then they also switch to completely virtual online classes. So there are nokids on campus at homes. You Calle, where I work, I'm still here at WesternMichigan for my courses in my graduate program, which I do have some in personand some online as well lie some big Grad assistant at Kagazou College. Was there a certain sport that you weregoing to be attached to, or were you kind of just floating around from teamto team yeah? So currently my assignments atHolmzo College- and these were the same assignments that I had m last fall whenI first started as a Grad Assistant, I was assigned to women soccer for thefall women's basketball in the winter and then men's tennis and softball.Basically, throughout the winter and the spring, they sort of overlap Um abit with their seasons. Great Great and Um. Is this your your first year in the in the programor how? How many years have you already been in in this graduate program? Sothis is my second year in my graduate program at WMU UM and my second yearwort at k college. I worked before Otove. It happened. I worked all theway up until our spring season. We were...

...actually scheduled to go um us asathletic tainers, an our staff. We were sceduled to go on spring break tripswith some of the counars Ou College teems, and at that point I wasscheduled to actually travel to Arizona with our baseball team due to the factthat we were understaffed. So we only had three of four staff members, so Iwas working with a few other teams. I wouldn't I wasn't assigned toessentially, but I had to fill in for um due to our staffing when, when youget aside to a team and and sometimes when you have to get flaxed over toanother team, that you're not familiar with, does yourmindsad and and th the your Athletic Training Um studies does that all have to change, dependingon what support Uryou're working with yeah, absolutely Um. For instance, we wwe went down to three staff membersbefore winter seasons. So during the winter leading into the crossoverseason between winter and spring Um, I was only working women's basketball,but due to the fact that we lost a staff member, one of our other staffmembers had to switch over to men's Lacrosse due to just the nature of thesport Um, due to the fact that it's high impact high volocity and there aremuch more traumatic injuries. So we have one staff number switch ofit there and then I took over the remainder of the men's basketballseason as well on wer on top of m already covering the end of the women'sbasketball season too. So when I was working both of Thoe Sports, Iapproached them completely differently, even though it was the same sport ofbasketball, and I would see similar injuries dealing with a mens team in awomen's team. It's too different or completely different aspects of h howyou engage situations the way you work with the coaches and just the dailysort of interactions with the players yeah and what's what's it like? Youknow, interacting with the players and the coaches? Are you able to get to know 'em you know are:Are you interacting with a lot of them a lot of the time or you just kind ofclovered around a little bit more and and just kind of in the background? No,I would say the interaction and communicationbetween the athletic training staff and the coaches and the players, especiallyat Tam's. Due College is toptier m. We are sending out intor reports everysingle day, updating the coaches on who's injured, who can play who canpractice Um, and then we also do updates in personbefore practice after practice and then ice kids, Acom, Zou College allthroughout the day. So our typical...

...athletic training hours would be Um,our autety training opened would o would open at nine am and we would havekids come in for rehabilitation and treatment from nine to twelve and thenwe would have a break from twelve to two to catch up on paperwork and theneat lunch and then opening back up at two o'clock until whenever practicesend so some night, we Wul be going as late as six thirty seven eight o'clockUm and I'm with the players at all time, so h treating their injuries, checking in onthem managing their work load if they have aspecific injury and can't do specific, drills or game type situation, stuff mand then evaluating and dianorsing any new injuries that happene that day,that's cool, so you're building a lot of um different relationship ships with a multitude of people, absolutely yeah, ive. I've built tons of relationships through athlete,training at Homzu College for sure Um, and just so much experience has beengained, especially coming from Undergrad and even from high school.Where I sort of started at bl Um, I was saying my athetic training, my clinicalskills. My experience have have exponentially increased good, a D andfrom knowing you too and talking to in prior conversations and all it seemslike this Um alite trading is your passion, and, and so can you tell ushow you got into it n and Kindof how you fell in love with it, yeahabsolutely Um, funny enough. It actually started at as Latin. When Iwas a sophomore, I took a class, a health class with Chris Curry, whos,the Middle School Athete trainer, currently Um and in that health class.I sort of found this this niche, where Ifound Um enjoyment and a lot of just happiness overall with things like health, nutrition, UmSports, medicine and all that, and I wanted to get more into it becausecurrently, at the time, boycs Latin didn't offer any sort of classes in the chaneseology field. So I went to Poach Cra directly and Iasked him because I knew he had previous interns.I asked him what I could do to sort of get into athletic training and what he offered was Um at the time he did have the openingforn intership. What he offered was for me to get in and start working withhim Um. He actually sent me to a sports...

...medicine camp at the College of Williamand Mary that Summer Um and our agreement was when I come back to school in the fall.I work with him after school, after classes until the end of sports every daythrough the fall and through the spring, because I playe hockey in the winter.So I couldn't work during the winter and with that I basically dipped mytoes into the water of Athletic Training and Sports Med and sort of running a high school athletictraining program. So I I worked everything from football: VolleyballSoccer, Um Lacross in the spring baseball all of those sports at bl, and I didthat for two years, so my junior year and my senior year Um. So really that's where the passionstarted, and you know I was able to find this unique opportunity to workwith a great mentor and a great person who wanted to bring up athletictrainers and sort of inspire them to go on and study this in Undergrad and I'mfortunate enough to be in Grad School for as well now so yeah, absolutelythat's so cool and from now from all the knowledge thatyou've gained starting in high school transitioning, t undergrad and then nowum western Michigan. Getting your mastersUm. You have all of this knowledge about health in the body, and you knowhow to h w to you know, be at your best, what whatever that may be for for yourown body and from seeing on Isogram and all yyou've got your own fitness page ind your brand, and also can you expandmore on kind of that as well plug? You know what you're doing there theretoo it's it seems like you want to take the knowledge that you have and youwant to Um t each others about it too, yeah,absolutely so. With Athlete Training Wy was starting to learn that Um. I becamevery, very interested in the entirety of fitness and nutrition and sort ofchanging body composition. So that's really where the fitness aspect started,because athetic training is more so in t in the realm of physical therapyand rehabilitation, um so being able to split that off and take the fitnessstrength and conditioning nutrition aspects and do that as a hobby to start,while also pursuing the athletic training. As as a true career, Pash M,that's sort of how all of that began,...

...but yeah. I do run a fitness page onInstogram M. It's a j, Somantano fit M on there. Really. I post contents on myprogress: Um Inspiration for others to get started on fitness journey and tochange their body change the way they think about fitness and utrition and really inspire them to be theirbest self, and then I also post workouts in the gym and at home, especiallyright now with cove nineteen Um, all sorts of different variations onexercise in depth, detailed breakdowns of movements off that bench, squat dead,left, Um and then a lot of focus on body, building andrecomposition of the body. So that's building muscl, also losing bodyfatpercentage, Um just to live in overall healthor, lifestyle, sure sure and Um.It seems like yeah from from your Integran page too, and seeing differentworkouts that there's no excuse not to get out there. If you can't go to a gym, Cova can't be excuse for you still'cause. You can still get out there and UH and work out and get a little sweat,Ind Huh, absolutely yeah like today. Even I I was outside at sixty t, sixtydegrees here and Camzu. So was pretty chilly, but I was still outside withall my resistance bands and my mat and my homeworkout stuff um, but yeah I mean really all of this sortof fitness started Um. Essentially after I finished playing sports in high school,I wasn't always the biggest ced Um growing up. So when I finished playingsports in high school, I wanted an outlet where you know I could h, growmyself and and just changed the way that I thought about my body. The waythat Um people perceived me. I wanted to get stronger as well and justoverall make a make a huge change, so um yeah, that's where I startd. I startedTHATB L as well, and you know I've been consistently weight, training and bodybuilding for probably about five years now. Well, it's great, and so whatwhat's next for you, then you know you have Um. You know these different. You have kindof your own brand that you've set up you're about to graduate Com Junetwosand and twenty one from Western Michigan. With your masters,you know, what's what's in, it seems like you've got your head on straightand you've got some goals of yours to to accomplish after after school yeah, absolutely Um. So next for me, is...

I honestly have a few options inconsideration. Um. Firstly, I mean for the brand and h youknow my fitness aspects, I'll say that I do want to expand more on socialmedia, so more content on instagram Um and I want to expand even into the UtuBrom. If that's, I possible, Um start doing more there to give more detailedexplanations and breakdowns with what my days look like, and you know dothings like full days of eating breaking down youtrational aspectsstrengthen conditioning Um, which will also go nice because,hopefully, at the end of this year, I'll also get my certification as acertified strengthadditioning specialist. There, though, I couldpossibly take be taking on online clients in person, clients Um, where I actually create the plans fortheir workouts and their nutrition and de Weekly to daily Checkins on on howthey're progressing Um. Along with that, I have a few options when it comes toactual athlete training in itself. Um, because I will be getting my master'sdegree. I have the opportunity to pursue Um jobs at the collegiate level, H,intrarditional athlete Atraining Self, that Division One division, three Umalso. I have been looking into the elite level of high school and prepschools. So if that's something like a voycs Latin or a philps extra academyat hps, Andover, Academy, Um and then also the pro sports market, so leades like the Nho, the MBA, the MB,the Ahl, all of those sort of leavues are open as options for myself. On theother hand, while in Grad School, I have also developed a huge interest inpassion for Research Um in the sports medicine field, so by December I'll actually be applyingto three doctoral programs. At least three doctil programs in the UnitedStates to possibly pursue a PhD, so that wouldbe incenesiology and of the programs I'll be applying to thethe degrees would be in movement, science or athletic training insportsmed or something like biomechanics, which is directly relatedto cheesiology and Sports Medicine Um. But I would probably be tackling a specificaspect of sports medicine if that's...

...concussion or Um, certain aspects of injuries like in thelower extremity or the upper extremity and H, specific joints, um or or anything like that. I mean there's a lot of options, especiallywithin the field of Chenesiology Um. So getting a doctor is not out of thepicture, it's great it's great and, and you actually brought up a a curious question of mine Um and that's what is your perspective?You know, you're talking about one of your options might be h, going and andbeing ATC for elite, high school or college t team,or even a professional team. What' Your Perspective on you know sports throughcove this season. That's a really that's really ga question a motedquestion yeah. In my opinion, it really comes down tothe feasibility of actually having sports Um. For instance, the state of Maryland, I would consider,is very well off on its management of Cova nineteen and that's, I would say,that's directly related to the fact that Johns Hopkins Hospital and JohnsHopkins Research Facilities Are Right in the Baltimore Area Um. So whenthey're producing recommendations and they're producing um solutions to these sort of problems, government officials are able to get the best information possible, socoul respond and to react absolutger than others. Yes, definitely, and theywere able to very successfully host multiple across tournaments that I knowof this summer with I think little to noproblems, as opposed to other states where therewasn't necessarily a fully set plan. Um Ther are major spikes, so I wouldconsider that area a little less feasible to h having sports, but in the realm ofcollege sports and High School Sports. You know when you compare them. College in high school wouldn't have as much resources as thepro leagues, for instance, so leagues like the NHL, who are doing very wellwith their management of coved, A and and able to keep their bubble very secure and um without any sort of problems. You knowthat's very feasible and that's very well done, but some prolegues too, even with allther resources, are having their own sort of issues. So it varies. You knowit verys so much, especially with...

...everything that's going on, dependingon you know where there are spikes um around the country and then really thefeasibility and the resources available to actually put something on in a safemanner. Sure W. I think that's a pretty goodanswer for how many different Um you know, opinions or anything else that is going on rightnow. I think that that actually makes a lot of sense too. So well we're goingto close up there, Joeey and h. You know we we're so glad to have you onand- and thank you for your time today. Yeah. I appreciate you guys have me onyeah, absolutely we're rooting for you and if anybody h breaks a hip or falls on their head, make sure you givejoy, you call and he'll be the first one to work on Yo. Well, that's it! I have a great dayeverybody to Beyon eigct or two potcast feactures,t e many incredible not from the boys, Latin schools, onn or Alemni, going todo some extraordinary things in this world, and this potcast highlightstheir accomplishments. Lussons learned throughout their career and theirexperience is a Ligeron eight to two WESTLIKE AV.

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