Derek holds professional certifications as a personal trainer, sports medicine specialist and is a Strength and Conditioning Specialist (SCS).
Derek is an educator, coach, trainer and consultant working for athletic programs at the high school and university levels, sport instruction organizations and college recruiting businesses. An expert in human performance, in addition to his private clients, he has trained professional athletes in the MLB, NCAA, NAIA, USA Track and Field, and PGA.
Derek has completed specialized continuing educational courses in:
• Shoulder Performance
• Weight Training for Weight Loss
• Optimal Muscle Training
• Strength Training Past 50
• Focus on Health, Fitness, & Body Composition
• Performance Nutrition
• Beginning Strength Training for Kids
He is a member of the National Strength & Conditioning Association and the International Fitness Professionals Association. He coaches and consults for the Baseball Factory, a preparation program for college baseball players.
A graduate of Azusa Pacific University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physical Education, he competed as a member of the Cougars baseball program. Derek began his coaching career at his alma matter where he served as pitching coach and oversaw the year-round strength and conditioning regimen for five seasons. During his tenure there, the program made back-to-back appearances in the college world series in 2007 and 2008. Derek will complete his Masters in Theology degree from Veritas Evangelical Seminary.
My favorite client story
Catherine Are other who is a great women and hard worker lost 100lbs
My favorite exercise
My training philosophy
Train the body from the inside out!
My training experience
Areas of Expertise
- Strength Training
- Weight Loss
- Sports Performance Training
NCCA Accredited Certifications
IFPA Sports Medicine Specialist
BA in Physical Education
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