My relationship with exercise began in high school. Growing up with exercise induced asthma, I was the scrawny indoors kid and although I participated in occasional school sports, I never really considered it possible for myself to be an athlete. While I could push myself to keep up with my peers for a while, I would always slow down fearing the embarrassment of laying there on the floor gasping and begging for my inhaler. I took up strength training on my own because I didn't want to be the scrawny kid anymore. I'd be in the high school gym feeling comically out of place surrounded by football and soccer players training for competition.
After high school, I followed the path that made the most sense career-wise. I went to college to obtain a degree in IT and business. I was still working out (and had been for about 2 years now), but I never felt like I'd really made significant progress. To make matters worse, day after day sitting at a desk in a computer lab was starting to wreak havoc on my body. I used one of my physical education credits towards working with a Strength and Conditioning Coach, and this was where it all came together for me. With proper guidance from a great coach, I gained roughly 10 pounds of muscle in 4 months and most of my aches and pains slowly started going away.
Afterwards, I created a college fitness group called Health HQ in an effort to get fellow tech and engineering students out from behind their desks so that they could feel what I was feeling. I started spending more of my time on learning about exercise science than I did on my actual coursework. It was a truly rewarding experience as I saw my friends transformed by fitness in ways I didn't expect. I watched as their confidence grew to match the developments in their physique, their energy and attitudes improved alongside their sleep, nutrition and discipline. In retrospect I realized these were the same changes I had been undergoing with my exposure to fitness.
After college, I started work in tech but quickly found that spending the day bound to a desk just wasn't for me. I decided very quickly to turn my passion into my mission, and turned fitness into my profession.
I want to deliver the single best personal training experience possible. My goal is to help every one of you actualize your goals by designing a pathway to success that works with your lifestyle.
I am committed to meeting you wherever you are, and helping provide the blueprint, motivation, positive attitude, and guidance to get you to where you want to be. Throughout this process, I intend to be 100% transparent and give you honest feedback backed up by scientific research and years of coaching experience.
I feel the fitness industry is quickly becoming a charade of aggressive sales and false promises. I always prefer to under-promise and over-deliver rather than sell you on an unrealistic expectation.
I'll show up on time every day, enthusiastic to do my part and hold you accountable to doing yours. If you're just looking for a trainer to run you through some workouts, count your reps, and not reflect, challenge or check in on your progress towards your goals, I'm not going to be for you.
I always want to help create visible, palpable, long lasting change.
I start every client relationship with clear communication to ensure that we're on the same page. In order to start on our path, we must have a definitive understanding of what your goals are and what you're willing and able to do in pursuit of them. Honesty is key here.
Together we'll create the equation of what you need to put in to get the outcome you want, and what I can do to keep you on your path. You'll always receive the very best exercise programming, guidance on executing technique and help with changing your nutrition and lifestyle. No guesswork required.
I'll also utilize the corrective exercise continuum to make sure your body is moving properly and without pain. The benefit of effective corrective exercise programming is that when paired with a precise training plan, it can provide you fitness results, while simultaneously helping to rehabilitate and eliminate sources of pain.