ACE certified personal trainer

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About Dirk

I received my ACE Certification in 2016 and have thoroughly enjoyed training and helping folks reach their goals ever since. I happily travel to clients' locations or conduct online sessions. We will design a custom program together to fit your every need and want. I enjoy teaching others in a way that allows practices to become part of their lifestyle of health and well being.

Areas of Expertise

  • Core and Balance
  • Nutrition
  • Strength Training
  • Weight Loss
  • Muscle Gain
  • Posture
  • Functional Training
  • Sports Performance Training
  • Injury Prevention
  • Stress Reduction
  • Corrective Exercise

NCCA Accredited Certifications

ace certification ACE Certified Personal Trainer


Bachelor of Science in Business Management

Who I Especially Like Working With

Actors, Beginners, Brides-to-be, Law Enforcement, Men, Middle-aged, Overweight/ Obese, Peri/Post-menopausal, Post-rehab, Pre/post-natal, Rehab, Seniors, Student-athletes, Women, Youth

Medical Conditions Experience

Ankle Injury, Arthritis, Autism, Back Pain/Issues, Bad Posture, Depression, Diabetes, Golfers Elbow, Hamstring Issues, High Blood Pressure, Hip Pain/Issues, Joint Pain, Knee Pain/Issues, Limited Mobility, Lower Body Pain/Issues, Menopause, Neck Pain, Neuropathy, Obesity, Prediabetes, Pregnancy, Rotator Cuff Issues, Shoulder Issues, Sleep Apnea, Stress, Tennis Elbow

I have been trained by Dirk for three months now. During that time, he has been so helpful and supportive as I have worked towards losing weight. He checks in with me regarding my goals, seeks out my feedback, and helps me adapt my plan when needed.


I'm always a little hesitant about getting a trainer, I know I need one but every time I've tried somebody in the past they are either too intense or the don't seem to care enough to pay attention to what's going on. Dirk had such a wonderful energy to him! He was very diligent making sure I was doing everything to the best of my abilities and helping me work hard. In the moments in between exercises he was so calm and positive. I got exactly what I wanted out of a training session. Thanks Dirk!


Dirk helped me get rid of all my aches and pains. Now I can play with my grandbabies as much as I want. Thanks Dirk.

Pearl R.

I have made lots of progress since I started working with Dirk. I have a busy and constantly changing work schedule and Dirk is always able to adapt the workouts and my diet to my life. He is always in a good mood and pushes me when I need it.

Tony H.

Dude is the best. I wouldn't train with anyone but Dirk.


I started working with Dirk to try to lose a little weight and feel a little better. He was great and boy was he effective! With less effort than I had given in previous attempts he helped me lose more weight than I had even hoped for! Through getting to know Dirk I learned how much he knew about basketball and thought he could help my son out. Other trainers tried to help his knees and made no progress and many of the " basketball "trainers" didn't help his game either. He is playing better than ever and now has no knee pain at all! I am so grateful for all that Dirk has done for us.


Dirk helped me get rid of all my knee pain. After years of sports they hurt bad and I couldn't play any more. Working with Dirk has been the best and my knees both feel brand new again.

Darren S.

I thought I knew a lot about fitness and being healthy. After talking to Dirk I realized I did not. I grew up playing sports. I had talked to and worked with other trainers. I read about it fitness and health time to time. When I was telling Dirk what I "knew" he kept asking me- "why do you think that is?". He would then take the time to explain to me a better way to look at things. He wasn't trying to prove he was smarter than me or insult my intelligence. He truly cared about me having the most accurate and up to date information. Dirk has helped me see fitness and health in a new view. He really cares about helping his clients.


I had been training with Dirk for a couple months and after hitting my weight loss goal I wasn't ready to stop training. I had been having so much success and fun with Dirk that I wanted to keep going. Dirk asked me what I wanted to work towards going forward. I wasn't sure so I told him I don't know and asked what his goals were. Dirk said to me his goal was to teach me all the habits and information he could so that I didn't need him to stay on my journey to better health. I wanted to cry! Dirk cares about the life long practices of his clients and wants to set you up for continued success!

Lisa K.

I used to train with Dirk three times a week. He always got the best out of me. He knows how to give constructive criticism and he pays attention to the details. I moved away and couldn't train with Dirk in person anymore. I still reach out to him to ask him questions and he always gives me a thoughtful, helpful, and timely response. Anyone who chooses to work with Dirk has made the best decision.

Robert R.

I used to kill myself eating as little as I could and spending hours doing cardio to keep a figure I wasn't super happy with. When I started working with Dirk he helped teach me why what I was doing wasn't optimal. I now eat more, enjoy what I eat more and my workouts are only 30 minutes. I'm loving my new physique. Dirk has helped me so much!

Claire M.

As a new mom I wanted to get back in shape after the pregnancy while still being able to care for my sweet baby girl. Dirk was super accommodating to my situation and he always had a great attitude even if my little one didn't. When I told him that I just wanted to get back to feeling like my old self, he laughed and said he would put me through the pregnancy program. I didn't know what he was talking about but I laughed anyway and said "let's do it." Each workout Dirk and I worked on exercises to recover from my pregnancy and ones to prepare for life with a new baby. He was exactly what I needed and I'm feeling better than ever. I know that when the time comes for me to have another little one I will absolutely be training with Dirk. P.S. After learning what Dirk taught me I'll be training with him during my pregnancy too!


Dirk is a great trainer. He knows when to push me harder. He knows when to pull me back. He knows when I'm giving it everything I have. He's always encouraging me. He gets excited to see me do good. Best trainer ever.


I've tried many different versions of online training. I've tried different apps, independent trainers, and follow along class sessions. All of them are clunky and lack the attention some people need to truly make progress. I have exercised in the past and every time I would get into a rhythm of training for 3 months or so I would end up getting injured. I would then stop and fall off my schedule only to start up the process again eventually. I knew I wasn't doing certain things correctly and even though I tried to understand why and educate myself on the right way to do things I still had a tough time diagnosing my problems. I have a very busy chaotic schedule so it's hard for me to consistently make it into a gym. I had about given up on online training when a friend of mine recommended Dirk. He was exactly what I needed. He was able to recognize my issues and give me detailed feedback about what to change and how to properly progress myself, all from online sessions. If you are considering an online trainer please choose Dirk, he is absolutely the best.


Dirk is that dude. He knows his stuff better than anybody. He can do everything in the gym. Dude is crazy strong. He designs the best workouts especially for athletes. If you an athlete work with Dirk. He gets you right.


Dirk helped me recover from KETO! I had trouble losing weight so I tried KETO. It absolutely ruined my health. Dirk was super helpful in teaching me and helping me get my health back. After many long talks I now understand a better way to approach my nutrition. Thank you Dirk.


Dirk has been great from day one. He always shows up on time with lots of energy. He gets the best of me out of every workout. He helped fix my form on my exercises. He is a really good guy and works hard for you if you work hard for him. If you are looking for a great trainer you should choose Dirk.


I am so grateful that I met Dirk and we started working together. He was open and honest from the very beginning. I have had trainers and nutritionists before and I always felt like I was bothering them with questions outside of our sessions together. This was not the case with Dirk. He actually encouraged me to reach out anytime I had a question. It has been so helpful to able to ask him about things and get a prompt response. If I'm going out to dinner I know I can ask Dirk about the menu beforehand and he tells me what my healthier options are. He is a very aware of all the aspects of health so I can even ask him about my shampoo! Dirk has been so helpful to me and is always willing to discuss anything I'm curious about. It's so nice to feel like you always have some one on your team. I'm feeling better than ever and I have Dirk to thank.


Thank you Dirk for helping me be healthier.


Dirk is an amazing personal trainer. I started training with Dirk a few months ago and I’ve already had impressive changes. Dirk is knowledgeable and has shown me the intricacies of performing different exercises. He has been really good at motivating me to push myself which translates when I’m working out alone also. I’m a busy professional and he has worked around my schedule. I couldn’t imagine a better trainer and would recommend him without reservation.


I started training as middle-aged man with no experience with weight training or really any exercise whatsoever. I was looking for someone who could show me around the gym, but Dirk has been much more than that. Dirk has been professional, adaptable, and patient. It's very clear Dirk knows what he is talking about. He is highly competent. I have made progress each week. I can feel the changes happening in my body, and the change is great.


Dirk is a teacher, not just a personal trainer. He helps you understand how your body functions as a unit and gives you ways to improve full body movements. He values you as a client and cares about your life outside of the workouts. I also appreciate the integrity he shows as he lives out what he teaches.


Dirk is a very supportive and understanding professional. He wanted to know my goals, understand my previous injury and help me develop an understanding of how his training program would accomplish my goals. He continues to customize my workout as I get stronger and evaluates my form to determine new exercises to make me the best me. What separates Dirk from the rest is his understanding of people, their need for change, and a mastery of underlying concepts regarding physical performance. You will be lucky to have, and be well served with Dirk.


Dirk clearly has a firm grasp on his trade, using his knowledge to implement training methods and schedules specific to the trainee's needs. I was looking for weight loss and muscle growth, and Dirk developed an attainable plan in order for me to achieve my goals. I highly recommend him.

G.H. W.

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