Ethan Hammond

Tuscaloosa, AL, United States
YTU Training Type: 
Yoga Tune Up® Certification Training

Ethan Hammond has been working with athletes since 2009, first as an assistant to Athletic Trainers and sports coaches. After spending some time in the Athletic Training program at the University of Alabama, he began to notice that athletes of all levels were experiencing massive amounts of injuries…which were completely preventable. Sometimes the athletes were in pain because they were sick. Other times, they were in a horrible accident during training where some external force caused their body to break or tear. That definitely happened; about 2% of the time. But the other 98% of the injuries? These injuries happened because the athletes were moving in bad positions that compromised their own physiology, or because their body was so tight somewhere, it just couldn’t take the stress at the intensity the athlete was bringing. These are issues that are entirely preventable by teaching and programming correct movement strategies into an athletes physical training, and by reinforcing mobility as an important part of the athletes life.


 
 
In February 2015, Ethan became a certified Crossfit Movement and Mobility Trainer, and in November of the same year, completed his Level 1 Yoga Tune Up® training under Jill Miller and became the first such teacher in the state of Alabama.


 
 
His goal is to reach out to his community- athletes, students, parents, children, first responders, the elderly...EVERYONE- and provide help for those with chronic pain and movement and mobility dysfunction.