Founder: Bob Kaehler
“My personal mission is to explore, develop and advance training and conditioning techniques that build a solid platform for athletic success, and to empower athletes to train with a balanced approach that will extend their athletic longevity, increase strength and power, and significantly reduce injury risk.”
–Coach Bob KaehlerBob Kaehler’s Story Bob Kaehler (Coach Kaehler) is a three-time U.S. Olympian, four-time World Champion rower. Raised in Huntington, New York, Kaehler began rowing at the age of sixteen at the Sagamore Rowing Club, NY, and continued through his undergraduate college years at Rutgers University, and as a graduate at Columbia University where he earned his Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy in 1991. During the course of an athletic career that spanned three decades, Kaehler participated in three Olympic Games (1992, 1996 and 2000) as a member of the U.S. Men’s National Rowing Team. He also competed in seven World Rowing Championships, winning in 1994 as well as an unprecedented three-year run in 1997, 1998 and 1999 in the Men’s Open 8+.
Coaches and TrainingDuring his ten years on the U.S. national team, Kaehler trained with several of the world’s top rowing coaches including, Igor Grinko, Mike Spracklen and Mike Teti. This exposure to many and often radically different, training methods and philosophies helped shape Bob’s unique perspective on training to maximize athletic performance.
Column Core Training™ and Conditioning
With almost three decades of experience as a licensed, practicing Physical Therapist , Coach Kaehler now devotes his efforts to helping athletes reach their optimal physical state through his true passion as a health, fitness, and athletic performance expert. Combining his rowing, physical therapy, and strength and conditioning background, Coach Kaehler has developed a unique training and conditioning system called Column Core Training™ which creates total body muscle balance. Bob’s innovative column core approach helps athletes understand how to ideally train their bodies and can be learned at any skill level. Column Core Training™ has helped thousands of athletes from the professional level, to Division 1 athletes, as well as high school and master’s athletes. It is the Column Core Training™ system that provides each athlete with the perfect combination of strength and flexibility allowing them to reach their maximum power and efficiency while simultaneously reducing risk of injury for any sport.
Coach Kaehler’s body balanced Column Core System has been successfully used by thousands of athletes to improve their performance, while significantly reducing sports-related injury risk.
“Every athlete possesses the qualities of a true champion. We all have the ability to reach our maximum potential by aligning ourselves with proper natural principles that enhance our health, athletic performance and overall well-being.”
–Coach Bob Kaehler