Garrett McLaughlin is an athletic trainer, performance coach, and certified active release techniques provider who loves helping others achieve their desired health and fitness goals. He currently works in the Greater Nashville area. Garrett received a BS in Athletic Training/Sports Medicine from Quinnipiac University and a MS in Physical Education: Sport and Fitness from Florida International University.
Aside from his strong educational background, Garrett credits much of his knowledge and skills from many great mentors throughout the years. He has spent significant time applying his knowledge in the field by completing internships with the University Maryland Sports Medicine Department, North Carolina State University Sports Medicine Department, 2-year Graduate Assistantship with Florida International University Sports Medicine, and provided sports medicine coverage at the United States Olympic Training Center (Chula Vista), Boston Marathon, USTA Dunlop Orange Bowl, amongst other things.
In 2011, Garrett took his sports medicine skills into the fitness industry where he began working with competitive athletes and the general population, who have a history of orthopedic injury. He uses his knowledge of the human body to create safe, and effective, functional training programs. All of his programs are designed to achieve the client’s specific goals and also uncover and improve upon any movement dysfunction. He places emphasis on quality of movement rather than quantity, to restore the bodies natural movement capabilities. In addition to his day-to-day work, Garrett covers various athletic events/games throughout Nashville and Middle Tennessee, providing emergency care and injury evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation.
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“Garrett has helped me make more progress meeting my fitness goals in the three months I have worked with him than I was able to achieve on my own in the last three years. He listened to my goals, planned workouts with a variety of exercises that helped me toward those goals and was patient when I needed extra instruction to get an exercise right. But I think most important for me was Garrett’s ability to get me to try a few more reps or a little more weight without raising his voice. And I can see the results of Garrett’s work with me every time I look in the mirror!” -Mike S
“Garrett McLaughlin is amazing. I moved to Nashville from San Francisco at the end of July and once settled I wanted to find someone to help me with my ongoing and chronic frozen shoulder problems. I contacted Garrett through the ART website and I have to say that I have made more progress in the last 4 weeks with Garrett than I did in the previous 6 months with an ART Chiropractor in San Francisco – I had given up, thinking I would have to live with my chronic pain indefinitely. Just amazing. He uses his excellent ART training in conjunction with a customized strength and rehabilitation program so effectively. I’ve never had this kind of attention and is exactly what I’ve needed. He is the only one that has really understood how to achieve my goal of not only ‘unfreezing’ my shoulder but getting me back on track and hopefully swimming again. I haven’t felt this optimistic in over 6 years. Thank you Garrett!!!” -Alice T
“I worked with Garrett at Bronson Athletic Club during the summer of 2013 both in a class and individually. Garrett is well informed, organized, good at communication, positive, and encouraging. I would recommend him to anyone.” -Mandy T
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