A former high school teacher turned trainer. It's a different "classroom" with the same premise: I get to help people better their lives. The gym always felt like my playground, and I envied trainers who got to be there all day. So I became one.
I like to begin with stability and endurance work for most clients to provide a foundation before kicking it into high gear workouts. Once you have a solid understanding of how the basic movements work, I can begin to really push for high level workouts that are safe and effective. I can create entire workouts with just one tool or I can bring my sled and we can shove some weight around outdoors. I like to challenge clients and have a little fun. I don't bark orders, and I like to participate to both model and correct form. Don't be surprised when we are doing push ups and high fiving in between.
In my sessions, you can expect tons of support, guidance and encouragement on your path to a better you. Whatever your goal, I'm here to help. Weight loss is often the primary focus, and I can definitely support with this. Additionally, I am passionate about strength training, obstacle course races (8 Spartan races so far), partner/group sessions and making fitness fun. Whether you want to build muscle, squeeze back into those old jeans, or do your first pull up, I'm here for you.
My favorite client story
A young man who had recently lost weight and started hitting the gym came to me. He had never done a pull-up. I gave him some advice and technique for how to acquire the strength he needed a couple of months ago. He just did five pull-ups last week.
My favorite exercise
Functional Strength training using kettlebells
My favorite quote
"Those who think they can, and those who think they can't, are both usually right."
My training philosophy
My goal is to really understand my clients so that I know how to help when things get rough.
My training experience
Several years training in group fitness
Six months as a one on one trainer
Areas of Expertise
- Strength Training
- Weight Loss
- Functional Training
- Stress Reduction
NCCA Accredited Certifications
Master's in Education
Who I Especially Like Working With
Beginners, Middle-aged, Overweight/ Obese, Post-rehab, Student-athletes, Youth
Medical Conditions Experience
Plantar fasciitis, Shoulder Issues, Stress, TMJ
Additional Languages Spoken
Training Areas Served
In-home or Outdoor Training
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