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About Neil

Hey I’m Neil. I became a trainer because I learned that with consistant exercise I can drastically improve someone life. Thats not a hyperboly; When done properly, exersice can heal injuries, improve your mood, regulate eating habits, and so much more. My personal experience with fitness started off with sports, then after high school I fell in love with strength training and CrossFit. While in the Army, I was fortunate enough to be selected as 1 of 15 members of the Army CrossFit team where I competed on behalf of the Army. It was during these years I learned nutrition was more than chicken and rice, and that 6 hours of sleep wasn’t enough recovery for the stress I was putting on my body. I quickly noticed how nutrition and recovery fueled not only my workouts, but life in general. As I dug deeper and received my Precision Nutrition Certification I found ways to simplify living a healthy lifestyle so that anyone could sustain it for life and still enjoy the things they love! I then attained my Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) to understand the why behind exercise and what the different body types need to do in order to perform better or reach specific performance goals.

My favorite client story

My favorite story comes from a client of mine who came to me because she barely ate any food but couldn't lose weight; She couldn't complete 15 squats without getting fatigued and siting down due to lack of energy. She didn't know what she was doing wrong, but she chose to trust me when I told her I wanted to help. Through a few changes in diet, and 3 x 45min of exercise a week, in 6 months she lost 18lbs of fat and put on 8lbs of muscle. Now, 1 year later she's leaned up even more, is deadlifting 165lbs and squatting with 50lbs for 15reps (a feat she never though possible for her) and has a goal to get even stronger in 2024. It's these stories that bring me fulfillment in what I do. You have no idea what they are actually capable of, but I'd love the opportunity to be the person that shows you.

My favorite exercise

My own training background is CrossFit, so I love HIIT style workouts. My favorite exercise though is the power clean. It's so good for power development but not something every needs to learn.

My favorite quote

I'll give you 2:
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil, is for good men to do nothing.
Everyone I meet is my superior is some way. In that, I learn of him.

My training philosophy

You don't need to have perfect form to benefit from exercise, but you do need to be able to move your body in a safe way. If you can't move safely, we find something else to do. That being said, we're not going to ignore that limitation, were going to work on improving it.

My training experience

I started sports when I was 5, ran triathlons from the age of 16, got into CrossFit and MMA when I graduated High School and have been doing some form of strength training ever since.

Areas of Expertise

  • Nutrition
  • Weight Loss
  • Functional Training
  • Injury Prevention

NCCA Accredited Certifications

NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Additional Certifications

Precision Nutrition Level 1


BA Communication, AA Intelligence Operations

Who I Especially Like Working With

Actors, Beginners, Middle-aged, Military, Post-rehab, Rehab, Student-athletes

Medical Conditions Experience

Anxiety, Back Pain/Issues, Bad Posture, Golfers Elbow, Limited Mobility, Osteoporosis, Pregnancy

Neil is a fantastic trainer. He has taken the time to know me personally which allows him to motivate me and become my friend as well as my trainer. I have been working out my whole life but the past 6 months with Neil have completely transformed my body. I would recommend working with Neil to anyone wanting to build a healthier lifestyle and body.


Neil’s wholistic approach to training and health coaching has helped me make lasting changes in my strength and overall health. He has helped me to develop sustainable fitness habits, and helped me identify and reach my goals for improved health. As a 50+ grandmother of 4, I greatly underestimated the growth I could achieve, and with Neil’s encouragement, I’m stronger now than I was a decade ago.


Neil is a great trainer. He’s knowledgeable and pushes you to reach your fitness goals. He’s fun to train with!

Laura M.

I’ve been training with Neil for over a year now. He is tough but fun. Every work out is different and fresh. He is very motivating and has a great attitude. Highly recommend.

Jennifer R.

Neil is a true professional who cares and supports his clients.


Neal is super enthusiastic and positive in his work. He pushes hard and gets the best out of each workout all while building a friendly and fun space.


I worked with Neil for a year before I moved. He is kind, personable and caring. Always listening to what his clothes to say and tailoring the workout accommodate each individual.


Worked with Neil for a year, very knowledgeable and a great trainer. Always knew when to push it and when to hold back. 5 stars highly recommend

Sam E.

I trained with Neil and was inspired to a highflier level of self discipline and awareness. As a person who spends way too much time sitting at a computer Neil’s routines were a relief to tight muscles and I always got a sweat going from the sessions. In addition Neil has good methods for mindfulness about nutrition that made it easier for me to improve eating habits on a busy schedule.

Dad in Dunwoody

Neil tiene un conocimiento increíble sobre el tema de entrenamiento personal. El siempre responde a todas mi preguntas ( yo pregunto mucho!!!!). Sabe de técnica y cual músculo esta siendo trabajado. Lo más que me gusta es que me escucha y prepara las sesiones de entrenamiento con mis metas en mente. Su entrenamiento es intenso! Neil es motivador y muy profesional. Si quieres sudar, mejorar tu salud y tú físico, Neil es tú entrenador!!!

Sonia R.

I cannot recommend Neil enough. He is the perfect balance of challenging you to try your hardest and accommodating to reflect your needs. He actively participates and is zoned-in during every set, giving helpful form tips, alterations, and emotional support. He's also great at getting into the nitty gritty of the science behind health/fitness, if you like that kind of stuff too! If you're looking for someone to help you start your fitness journey, 10/10 would recommend.


Neil is an excellent trainer! He has the ability to go beyond the "give me five more" mentality often associated with trainers, and help you understand the hows and whys of what he's asking you to do, in terms of physiology. Beyond that, he is just a super-friendly person, and it's a joy to work with him. Highly recommended.

Jerry K.

Neil is the absolute best as a person and a trainer! He pushes me beyond my comfort zone in all the best ways. At 55 I’m stronger than I’ve ever been.

Lisa S.

I started with Neil a while ago and we worked together for about 6-7 months. He got me over a knee injury and basically doubled my strengths. Not only with PR’s, every session was filled with support and knowledge that has lasted me until this day. He truly was the most influential person to my physical health. He not only taught me movements and strategies, but a way to be a better man. Couldn’t have asked for a better person to train with!

Henry M.

I started working with Neil in March 2023 and has been a great trainer and accountability partner! He designs the perfect workout routine and diet so that you can reach your ultimate health goals! If you are looking for an awesome person inside and out, look no further!

Tyler C.

I cannot recommend Neil enough as a personal trainer! From the moment I started working with him, I knew I was in good hands. Neil's kindness and encouragement create such a positive atmosphere during our sessions. His attention to detail is unparalleled; he consistently ensures proper form and offers modifications when needed, prioritizing safety and effectiveness. Having worked with multiple trainers in the past, I can confidently say that Neil stands out as my favorite. He's not just great at his job; he's exceptional. Neil's dedication to challenging me while guiding me toward my weight loss and fitness goals has been instrumental in my journey. He genuinely cares about his clients' success, and it shows in every session. If you're looking for a top-notch trainer who will support you every step of the way, Neil is the one to go to!

Lori L.

Neil has been training my wife and I for a year. We were absolute beginners without a training/fitness background. He's helped us become comfortable with the gym including learning proper form for exercises and how to use the equipment. Moreover, he's also helped with guiding our diets to maximize the results we are working so hard for in the gym. He's great at pivoting exercises if one of us has an injury. He is an excellent communicator and will make sure you hold yourself accountable. Neil is not only an expert but also a great person who truly cares about your health and it shows.


Profesional,conocedor,respetuoso y exigente.

Luis R.

Neil is a miracle worker. Through years of bad form, non-existent stretching, and the belief that I was getting older with "bad joints", I had developed pretty intense pain in my right knee that prohibited me from performing deep squats. Previous trainers would either ignore my complaints and have me push through the pain, prohibit certain exercises, or modify the exercises, but Neil addressed the pain. How? By addressing weakness and low range of motion in my hips and ankles. Through a regimen of banded walks, side plank leg lifts, curtsy squats, and other exercises targeting my abductors, my knee pain is virtually gone. He is worth every penny.

Dana J.

It was a pleasure working with Neil. He is intelligent, compassionate, and informative. I was able to make significant progress with his help. I don’t believe I would have advanced as quickly without him. I’ve recommended him to my friends.


I have worked out with Neil for a number of years and highly recommend him! He's always ensuring I have the correct form, always pushing me to do my best (and add a little weight when he knows I can handle it!) and always smiling with an encouraging, positive word to share! I've truly enjoyed my sessions with him and know he's helped me improve my fitness!

Vicki S.

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