ProEdge Featured Athlete: Mark Bradbury
ProEdge is home to many athletes, across many sports, from the amateur ranks to the professional ranks. From athletes under 10 years old to senior citizens. As part of our new monthly featured athlete, we decided to feature a young athlete who not only has trained with ProEdge for almost two years, but we can count on one hand how many times he has missed a workout in that time span. Mark may only be thirteen years of age at the time of this interview, but he is busier than most people we know. Mark plays several sports at high levels, trains at ProEdge at least twice a week all while being a full time student and volunteering his time. He attacks his workouts like he does his games – with maximum effort and a smile on his face. We love seeing him come in to the gym for his workouts and can’t wait to see what he will achieve in the years to come. As the inaugural featured athlete, here’s our Q and A we had with Mark:
What’s your full name?
Mark Foster Bradbury
Where were you born?
St Johns Newfoundland 2002
What sports do you play and what’s your main sport?
I play soccer, basketball, football and volleyball. My main sport is soccer.
How many years have you played that sport?
I started playing soccer in preschool. So about 12 years.
How long have you trained at ProEdge?
I started at ProEdge in March of 2015 with my SFC team. When that was completed I did small group sessions for the summer. In September of 2015 I started personal training and have been doing that 2x a week since then with Chris. My SFC team training has also been happening as well at different times.
You have trained in both a one on one and team setting at ProEdge, what do you like about each and why?
I like the one on ones because it is all focused on you and is very good for growing individually. The team sessions are good because you can socialize while working out and growing physically and socially as a team.
What is your favorite exercise your coach makes you do? What is your least favorite?
My favorite exercise is bench press and my least favorite is Bulgarian split squat
What is something you’re able to do in the gym that you’ve surprised yourself since achieving?
I am able to do more pull-ups since coming to the gym
How has strength training helped your play in sports?
I am much more stronger in the physical parts of the game. I am much quicker and explosive in each sport. I feel I have a lot more pace and better hand eye coordination. It has also helped prevent injuries for me.
You’re in junior high school, give us a sample day or what you would do if you aren’t playing sports or training at ProEdge?
I would wake up go to school come home. I would maybe hang out with some friends, play some video games, eat, watch tv, do homework and go to bed
Who is your biggest accomplishment in sport to date? What would you like to accomplish in the next few years?
My biggest accomplishment is making it to provincial soccer ID Camp and RTC Program. I hope in the next few years to make the provincial team
Who is your greatest influence in sports?
My greatest influence in sports is Cristiano Ronaldo because he is really good at soccer and helps the less fortunate
Who is your favorite athlete?
What are the best traits of a leader on your team? The best traits of a leader in my team is a nice person with a good attitude that works hard and motivates people
What is the best advice you’ve ever been given? Work Hard
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years?
In five years I see myself in university studying hard while playing university sports.
In 10 years I hope to be doing a lot of the same as I was at 5 years but with a great job.
If you could go out to dinner with anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would that be?
Give us one thing about yourself people likely don’t know
I do most of the baking for our family.
Anything else you’d like to share?
Article by: Coach Chris Murray