Massage Therapy Students Partner with Local CrossFit
Published on February 4, 2014 by Staff Writer
One of the most important elements of learning at Broadview University is taking the skills that are learned in the classroom and using them in a real workplace setting. The massage therapy program students in Rob Gibson’s class recently had that very opportunity at the CrossFit gym in West Jordan, Utah.
CrossFit provides specialized training in strength and conditioning, which is used by many police, military and a variety of elite professional athletes. The workout is a broad regimen of intense exercises, which trains the whole person. After an intense workout like this, CrossFit’s clients were ready for a massage.
The local gym, which is run by Marcus James, has partnered with Broadview University in the past. James has found that the services provided to his clients by the massage therapy program students is mutually beneficial. .
“It is really great to have a partner like Marcus and Cross Fit,” Rob Gibson, the massage therapy program chair, said. “Our students get a real value working with the public. Their skills and confidence will be enhanced by working with CrossFit’s clientele.”
As a massage student, there is nothing more satisfying than actually doing massages for those who need the service. One benefit of massaging ‘real’ clients is the rapport that is created throughout the massage.
“Getting feedback from our clients really helps us provide a more custom and better quality massage,” Kari Olsen, a massage therapy student, said. “We had a lot of fun at Cross Fit and look forward to performing massages there in the future.”
Broadview University takes pride in the relationships with have with applied learning partners, like CrossFit. If your business has a need for students to assist and learn from a project, contact Bob Trewartha.