Joey Gabrick


Joey Gabrick - Trainingstherapeut

Key Competencies

  • Reliable Strength and Conditioning Coach with a passion for helping and working with people
  • Intrinsic desire for detail- and quality-focused movement instruction rather than sheer volume 
  • Core belief/goal: being able to coach a less “talented” individual to succeed and not just being able to instruct the most elite individual or athlete through movements and the training process


9/2013-12/2014 University of British Columbia, School of Kinesiology Vancouver, BC, Canada

  • Masters of Kinesiology (85% program average), Field of study: Coaching and S&C

09/2008-05/2013 University of British Columbia, School of Kinesiology Vancouver, BC, Canada

  • Bachelor of Kinesiology with a Minor in Geography (82% cumulative average in last three years)
  • Sidoo Family Thunderbird Athletic Award ($3000 per year): athletic award based on athletic achievements on the UBC Football Team 2012-2014

Professional Experience

04/2015-Present Crossfit Grex, Strength and Conditioning Coach Klosterneuburg, Austria

  • Coaching clients ages 16-60 years of age in a timely manner with my own physical preparation class and one on one sessions that do not involve Crossfit methodologies
  • Increased quality of coaching and abilities of clients by educating the staff and improving their systems of coaching Crossfit

08/2013-03/2015 Level 10 Fitness, Strength and Conditioning Coach North Vancouver, BC, Canada

  • Training and Excel programming for athletes; assistance with the youth high perform. hockey program
  • Individual sessions for clients with specific needs: training post hip surgery and with chronic injuries
  • Training general- and ageing population has led to refining coaching and programming techniques

01/2015-03/2015 UBC Strength and Conditioning, Coach (Volunteered) Vancouver, BC, Canada

  • Was the lead coach on the floor for team sessions involving the male soccer, swimming, hockey team as well as the female soccer and swimming team
  • Adapted exercises for athletes who could not perform them based on dysfunctions and recent injuries

01/2014-01/2015 UBC School of Kinesiology, Teaching Assistant Vancouver, BC, Canada

  • Worked with Professor Barry Legh in the High Performance S&C class: modified the lab curriculum and taught the lab to groups of 25 students at a time, designed, facilitated and marked the lab final exams

03/2013-06/2013 Seaquam Secondary Football, Strength and Conditioning Coach (Volunteered) Delta, BC, Canada

  • Created effective workout plans and coaching on the floor for the senior high school football team
  • Coached movement patterns, optimally challenging each athlete with limited resources

Competitive Sports

American Football

  • UBC Thunderbirds: 4-year starter as a Fullback (2011-2014), lead team by example on and off field
  • Personal Honors & Awards: East West Bowl (2011), CFL Evaluation camp (2012), Montreal Alouettes training camp (2012), CFL Regional Combine (2013), Academic All-Canadian (2013-2015; awarded for maintaining an 80+% average in academics)
  • Most distinctively developed trait: Ability to respond to failure after being released from a Pro Football Team; to flush it and to continue at the sport with an unquestionable work ethic

Additional Certificates

  • National S&C Association: Certified S&C Specialist (03/2013), First Aid and AED Training

Personal Interests

  • Heist movie enthusiast, topics from the field of Pscyhology, Cabinetmaking, and Jane Jacob’s urban geography concepts
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