Taylor Burns is the Founder, President, and Director of Performance of Absolute Human Performance, a high performance training facility in St. Albert. Taylor is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. A former college pitcher, Taylor’s shoulder injury led him into the field of strength and conditioning.
Taylor had shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum after his junior season of university, in 2011. He was unable to recover to pitch again – until 2016/17 when he returned to play his senior season for the University of Central Missouri Mules. It was during the in between time when Taylor discovered passions other than baseball, most notably coaching and writing. However, even though he had moved on from playing it was always in the back of his mind and he never stopped working to fix his shoulder.
During this time between playing he was the Co-Head Coach for the Prospects Baseball Academy. In this time he also spent two years as the Associate Head Coach of the St. Albert Midget AAA Cardinals, helping them to a 2013 Western Canadians Championship, a 2014 Provincial Championship and a National Champion Runner-Up. He was the Head Coach of the Edmonton Midget AAA Cardinals from 2015 to 2018, leading them to a 2016 Provincial Championship Title.
Taylor’s favourite things include deadlifts, the Oilers, Harry Potter, the Blue Jays, cheesecake, and Seinfeld.