I'm Steve. I started working as a personal trainer in 2012 after leaving a career as an officer in the Marine Corps. I now own and operate Bonfire Wellness, which is an Austin-based fitness and nutrition club.
Bonfire Wellness focuses on small group training for people looking to lose weight, build good eating habits and improve their overall health and fitness. We train in crews of three clients and a trainer. Each crew chooses their own workout location and schedule. Sometimes our trainers host workouts and cooking sessions in their homes, and sometimes crews meet outdoors for workouts when the weather is nice. Crews meet with their trainers twice a week for workouts and twice a month for cooking sessions.
Upon signing up for a Bonfire membership, each client is given their own equipment. Clients are encouraged to workout on their own in between sessions with their trainer so that they can achieve results more quickly. In the event that they have learned enough to train themselves and would like to discontinue their memberships with Bonfire, clients keep their equipment so that they can stay fit for life. I personally believe that a trainer is an educator first and a motivator second. If I can help my clients understand the importance of what we're doing and guide them to motivate and train themselves, I can make a much bigger impact on their lives than I can by pushing them to do a few additional sets of a particular exercise.
NCCA Accredited Certifications
NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist, NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist
BS in History from the US Naval Academy