Ranch & Coast Magazine March 2014
Voted trainer of the year by reader of Ranch & Coast Magazine.
Bill McBride, CEO
FROGS FITNESS GYM ~ Encinitas, CA
With special recognition of your quick response during a cardiac event, we thank you for providing life-saving service and being a valued member of our team.
HI, my name is Adrian Van der Walt and I am the owner and operate of Train Smart Method in San Diego. I have worked on many athletes from high school to NFL, Professional Soccer, Professional Baseball and I Specialize in Athletic Performance & Recovery in San Diego.
I grew up in Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) and South Africa and that was where I fell in love with the body's ability to produce power while maintaining stability. I played a variety of sports which included rugby, gymnastics, swimming, track and field, field hockey as well as a variety of other sports.
I was fortunate to have the chance to come to the USA in 1991 and started to pursue a fitness career. I had to visit all of my idol’s gym's which included the famous Venice Beach gym.
Soon after beginning my career, I realized there was a big disconnect between what was being taught and how our bodies were being affected. There was too much emphasis on being able to push a lot of weight without seeing whether the joints are stable enough to do it. When starting evaluations on my clients, I noticed many of them had rotator cuff, lower back, knee and other issues which affected their overall health. This is when I started to research how to increase strength and stability without negatively affecting the joint.
With my extensive studies in Performance and Corrective Exercise, I found there was not a fast process to increase the bodies function. That was, until I discovered muscle activation techniques (MAT). MAT simply put, can reset how your muscle is firing in a very short time so you can get back to training - all while increasing muscle function, joint stability, and overall Athletic performance.
Now after several years of being a MAT practitioner, I am pleased with the results and so are my clients. MAT combined with my years as a Performance Trainer has allowed me to stabilize, increase performance and endurance of all my clients. I am able to increase the longevity of my older athletes careers as well as help younger athletes to reach their goals.