I began training privately in 2007. In 2014, I started working at a high-end health club to improve my education. After a short tenure at the club, I added Personal Training management to my resume, moving up three management levels in a year’s time. I continue a portion of my private business, but my new passion if for trainer development.
I am an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certified nutrition coach, and I have additional training ranging from pre/post-natal exercise to multiple levels of kettle bell certification.
My coaching style is warm and cooperative. I keep clients focused on the goal, while not losing sight of the bigger picture. Setbacks are opportunities for growth, and I always bring a positive attitude to my time with clients.
Growing up, I wrestled for over a decade, practiced kung Fu, and played football. Though I still hit the weights, and continue to enjoy golf, I have traded combat and collision sports for the far-more-fruitful act of throwing my son as high as possible inside the swimming pool, and becoming a human “horsey”.
What’s downtime? Seriously though, work-life balance is a must. My family is my priority in my downtime, and I enjoy traveling with my wife, Michelle, and my son, Ford, whether it’s all the way across the pond in Europe, or a few days poolside in the desert. A few other things that help me decompress: working on my golf game, listening to podcasts, and banging around on musical instruments.
I once sold everything I owned (which wasn’t much) and moved from Nebraska to California with $120, a guitar, and a couple of friends. You need to challenge yourself: if you don’t take the risk nobody else will do it for you.
Set your own standards. Pursue your personal values, and develop your character and principals even though it’s hard. Get a clear vision of what you want to change, and change it. Change is good, but change for the better is, well, Better!
“seek and succeed with recovery”
|Random Weekday||Stuff I Do|
|4:45 – 5:45 a.m.||Time to get better— find something good to read.|
|5:45 – 6:30 a.m.||Prep for the day ahead, mentally, and physically.|
|6:30 – 7:00 a.m.||Do my best to be kind while sitting in traffic.|
|7:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.||Change the lives of clients, and personal trainers alike. Workout, followed by meditation.|
|1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.||Help people look better naked. Train some trainers.|
|5:45 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.||Family time, with emphasis on the tiny man who lives in my house.|
|8:30 – 9:30 p.m.||Unwinding with my wife, and then off to bed.|