Thinking about taking on one of our coaches as a personal trainer? Each one is unique in their own way! From their personality to the way they train. Every story, inspiration, and specialty is different. Get to know them a little better by reading their story below.
What are you Fitness Goals?
My fitness goal is to maintain the Army standards for my age group. I strive to find the perfect balance of health & fitness for my age, height, and societies norms.
What are the classes you teach? Fitness skills you've acquired over the years?
I teach the concepts of each lift and their function. With this training, the goal is to train smarter and target what needs to be focused on. I also don't recommend exercises or programs that I personally have not done. Authenticity is key and I try to make training simple because we all have life that factors into our daily schedules. I also teach groups, whether it is in a Crossfit setting or boot camp setting. These types of training programs allows individuals to compete with themselves and others while also being each other's motivation throughout the workouts.
I have acquired these skills and training methods over the 10+ years of training myself and being trained by IFBB Pro's, Strength & Conditioning Specialists, Exercise Scientists with PhD's and research I have done on my own.
What is your Educational background? Do you have any Certifications?
My educational background begins with my Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology. I received my degree from the University of Kentucky in order to learn more about the body and use my knowledge to get a jump start on training smarter.
The certifications I have earned is the Crossfit Level 1 Trainer certification. I am currently working on my NASM Certified Personal Training certificate and NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist certificate as well. Outside of training, I work with 1st Phorm Nutrition as a Legionnaire in order to help promote the health, wellness, and supplement aspect of training.
Have you attended any Fitness Expos? I try to attend various fitness expos to include The Arnold Classic, Europa, and events that come in town. I have also competed in a bodybuilding show myself as a Men's Physique Competitor.
How would you describe your Personality? What are you interests outside of the gym?
I am pretty easy going, but take the preparations of training and level of commitment into changing your life around very important.