I offer personal training services in your home, office, gym, beach, park, or in our studio. I am a professional in sport specific training, post rehab training, flexibility and strength training.
My philosophy is: Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. I teach my clients about exercise, nutrition, and how to overcome fear and wrong beliefs so they can become the victor in their lives rather than the victim. Once you learn to change your mind (thinking), you will begin to change your body, and forever change your life.
My favorite client story
I arrived at Kim's home for a consultation and she was still in her pajamas (sweats) at 1:30 pm. She said I was her last hope before going on Prozac. She had worked with three other trainers and gotten limited to no results. She had become very depressed at 35 and being a size 14 despite having a wonderful husband and three awesome kids. She could not jog 100 yards without feeling like she would have to call 911. After training for nine months she was entered to run the New York marathon at a size 2. She and her family credited me for giving her her life back although I really only helped her do what she already had the ability to do. Her overwhelming energy and outstanding personality brought me 12 clients that year. One of which was her husband who had a similar story.
My favorite exercise
Eight count bodybuilders - I discovered this exercise while in the Marines and found it to be the most comprehensive of using all major muscle groups as well as requiring a lot of core activation and it is a great cardiovascular exercise as well. For those who are unable to do eight count bodybuilders my second favorite exercise is the lunge because it incorporates core strengthening as well as being a highly functional exercise since it both strengthens and stretches the muscles in the legs and core in a way that encourages balance in those muscles most used in our daily life's.
My favorite quote
It's always too soon to quit.
My training philosophy
My philosophy is not mine per say since I didn't come up with it but it is true and simple. Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. I teach my clients about exercise, nutrition, and how to overcome fear and wrong beliefs so they can become the victor in their lives rather than the victim. Once you learn to change your mind (thinking), you will begin to change your body, and forever change your life.
My training experience
With over 15 years of experience, I have had the opportunity to work with some of the most amazing people ever. My diverse clientele includes seniors to young children, students, blue collar workers, executives, to professional and Olympic athletes. I have worked with people that have been injured, people that have never exercised in their lives, and people of various fitness levels that just needed "something different". That "difference" I provide comes from years of experience and the ability to relate to what people want and need. I have designed and implemented different sport specific programs for such sports as tennis, golf, boxing, various equestrian sports, and adventure racing to name a few. I have also designed, implemented, and lead various fitness boot camps throughout the state of Florida. I have written health and fitness columns for various periodicals and websites. I have trained people in many environments with a variety of equipment such as weight machines, free weights, medicine/exercise balls, Isokinetic equipment (Cybex, Biodex), cords/bands, and calisthenics, to using backpacks and sand bags!! I have trained people in gymnasiums, fitness centers, on soccer fields, on the beach, in swimming pools, in their homes, and even in my own garage! The types of exercises and different routines I can come up with are LIMITLESS! As a US Marine and well rounded athlete, I have gained an appreciation for the unlimited potential that hard work, discipline, proper motivation, and proper direction can bring. When I was a child and as a teenager I was always overweight. After getting out of the Marines in 1997 I found that I had to keep up a steady exercise routine if I did not want to be 300 pounds before I hit 40. I am telling you this to make it clear that you do not need to be genetically gifted to look and feel great.
Areas of Expertise
- Core and Balance
- Strength Training
- Weight Loss
- Functional Training