Coach Corey Berger, Founder and CEO of By Design Functional Elite Wellness, is a National Federation of Professional Trainers certified personal trainer and nutrition coach with over 12 years of coaching experience, focusing on athletic performance.
Athleticism has always been a big part of Corey’s life. His drive and determination throughout his childhood led him to become a Division 1 Track athlete and record holder at the University of Hartford.
Although his time as a collegiate athlete was cut short due to an injury, Corey continued searching for something to keep him moving. Corey decided to try out CrossFit and quickly progressed in the sport, becoming a two time CrossFit Games competitor and CF-L1 Trainer. Soon after, Corey added Ironman to his list of athletic accomplishments.
With 9 years of pharmaceutical experience in Endocrinology and Gastroenterology, Corey became acutely aware of the role Nutrition plays in an athlete’s performance. Corey has developed extensive knowledge of performance training, nutrition and mindset conditioning and has made it his mission to help others in their journey of this lifestyle upgrade. Currently, Corey is working toward his double board certification in Functional Nutrition (candidate spring 2022).
As an expert in the field, Corey recently took on the role of Athlete Manager for TYR Sport, Inc. In his free time, Corey enjoys spending time with his family, Ironman Training, cycling, participating is various charities and creating unique margarita recipes!
Name of Class: Dust Yourself Off and Try Again: Overcoming Injury as an Elite Athlete
Topics Covered: When athletes train at a competitive level, injury is common. Knowing what to do when injury strikes is an important part of being a competitive athlete. In this class, Coach Corey will cover everything from common misconceptions about competitive athlete training to how to overcome a serious injury as a competitive athlete.