Aaron HighVerified 3 Reviews
I have been in the health and human performance industry for over 10 years. I was first introduced to the field in college where I majored in exercise science, and played on the football team. After completing my athletic eligibility, I took on a student coaching position with the football team, working on the field, in the weight room, and in the athletic training room. It was during this time that my passion for coaching and helping others maximize their potential was born. After graduating, I spent the next 3 years as a Division 1 Strength and Conditioning Coach, during which time I was able to hone my skills and understanding in the fields of strength and conditioning and sports performance.
After coaching for 3 years, I entered the world of corporate wellness where my career in personal training was kick-started. From the beginning I worked primarily with middle-aged to older adults, as well as individuals in post-rehab from physical therapy. Many of my clients also had chronic conditions such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, hypertension, and diabetes. Working with these special populations was a great opportunity to expand my knowledge and professional tool set. I learned through experience how to apply the principles of strength and conditioning and sports performance to everyday people. I quickly became the go to guy for elderly clients with chronic conditions and movement dysfunctions, or post-rehab clients from physical therapy. After making a diligent effort to learn as much as possible about sports medicine and rehab science, I began to develop what I call the High Performance Training Method. This training method blends the principles of strength and conditioning, sports performance, and rehab science to bridge the gap between rehab and High Performance. I have truly developed a strong passion for working in this niche and helping people discover what High Performance can look like for them at any phase in life.
I believe High Performance is a lifestyle, whether you’re behind the desk or on the field. It is the pursuit of continuous improvement, personal growth, and lifelong learning. That is why I am committed to being a better me everyday. Everyday I aspire to keep my mind, body, and spirit, in the best shape possible, so that I am ALWAYS ready and able to do what I love, serve others, and enjoy an active lifestyle. I look forward to taking this journey with you!
My favorite client story
I once had an elderly client who had Parkinson's disease and could barely walk when we first started training. He had been training with a different trainer for about 1-2 years before he began to train with me. He was one of my 1st 1-on-1 personal training clients after I had been working with Division 1 athletes for the past 3 years. I wasn't sure how much I could help him improve, but I learned what training strategies, methods, and progressions would best fit him. Over time he got stronger, improved his balance, and gained more confidence in his phyiscal ability which also had a positive effect on his mental health. After several months of training for only 30-minutes 3x/week, he was able to do freestanding strength training exercises and jog laps around the indoor track at the fitness center. It was great to his amazing progress, and to see how strength training can benefit people of all ages and varying chronic conditions.
My favorite exercise
Not a single exercise, but I love single leg exercises as the are great for develop balance, neuromuscular coordination, strength, and athletic power.
My favorite quote
My training philosophy
No matter the goal, make sure the client or athlete can first move well. Once they move well then they can move often, and move often under load. Quality movement lays the foundation for sustainable training in order to achieve fat loss goals without injury, recover from an injury, or improve strength and athletic performance.
My training experience
Areas of Expertise
- Strength Training
- Flexibility and Mobility
- Functional Training
- Sports Performance Training
- Injury Prevention
- Corrective Exercise
- Weight Loss
NCCA Accredited Certifications
ACE Fitness Nutrition Specialist, TRX Level 1, USAW Sports Performance Coach, NSCA Certified Special Populations Specialist, NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist
Master's of Kinesiology, Bachelor's of Science in Health and Human Performance (Exercise Science
Who I Especially Like Working With
Beginners, Middle-aged, Overweight/ Obese, Post-rehab, Student-athletes, Women, Youth
Medical Conditions Experience
ACL tear, Ankle Injury, Arthritis, Artificial Hips, Artificial Knees, Asperger's Syndrome, Asthma, Autism, Back Pain/Issues, Bad Posture, Bone/Joint Injury, Cardiac Rehab, Chronic Pain, Congestive Heart Failure, Diabetes, Golfers Elbow, Hamstring Issues, Heart Attack, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Hip Pain/Issues, Hip Replacement, Hypertension, Joint Pain, Knee Pain/Issues, Limited Mobility, Lower Body Pain/Issues, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Neck Pain, Neuropathy, Obesity, Osteoporosis, Parkinson's Disease, Postural Issues, Prediabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rotator Cuff Issues, Sciatica, Shoulder Issues
Training Areas Served
In-home or Outdoor Training
Great trainer. Aaron was encouraging, supportive and very knowledgeable.
Aaron was very knowledgeable about the situation. He took the time to understand my history and goals - then recommended a holistic plan that included exercise and nutrition choices.
Great experience! I loved the session with FYT. The trainer was on time, was super knowledgeable and friendly. He encouraged me to spend some time healing with a physical therapist before continuing any shoulder exercises.
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