Gabe Bauer, MS, CSCS, just completed his 9th year in professional baseball including the last, (2015) as the Director of Physical Performance for the Colorado Rockies. Prior to being promoted to his current position, Gabe worked in the Rockies minor league system for 8 years including stints as the strength and conditioning coach for the Casper Rockies (2007), strength and conditioning coach for the Tulsa Drillers (2008) and Minor League Physical Performance Coordinator (2009-2014).
A native of Spooner, WI Gabe earned three letters in baseball and two in football at Stevens Point Area Senior High School and was named to the 1999 First Team All-Conference Football Team and received Honorable Mention All-State as a receiver. After high school, he played college football for the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point where he earned a BS degree in Health and Wellness in 2004. His interest in strength and conditioning was sparked by what turned out to be a career-ending knee injury in 2000.
Gabe spent a year as an intern in strength and conditioning at the University of Minnesota (2004) before enrolling in graduate school at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota where he earned a MS in Sports Management in 2007. Early in his career, he worked as a trainer at Orange Shoe Gym during the off-season from minor league baseball (2007-2008).
He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach (RSCC) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
Gabe resides in Denver, CO during the off-season with his wife of four years, Cierra and two-year old daughter, Ellie. His hobbies include spending time with his wife and daughter and training.
His philosophy of strength and conditioning in professional baseball is as follows:
Through the collection of objective data our staff aims to enhance athletic movement and decrease the risk of injury by providing our athletes with a solid framework of strength, skills and regeneration. We accomplish this through building professional relationships with our athletes and the utilization of constant education through technology and other resources.