I am passionate about working with the older adult population (55+) as well as athletes looking to improve performance or prevent injury. As a former college basketball player who experienced season ending injuries as well as immense benefit from rehabbing with an experienced exercise therapist, I love helping people through post-rehabilitative and corrective exercise. If you are recovering from an injury up to and including, joint replacement surgery, or if you want to function better over the coming years, I am excited to work with you!
8 years of experience training in multiple settings, from corporate gyms, private studios and Physical Therapist's fitness center.
Areas of Expertise
- Core and Balance
- Strength Training
- Weight Loss
- Flexibility and Mobility
- Corrective Exercise
NCCA Accredited Certifications
NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist, NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist, Functional Aging Institute Certified Specialist, Z Health Certified Movement Specialist
Who I Especially Like Working With
This is an amazing place. My former career was physical education and coaching. That was many years ago, and like most of us - was never time and never made time to stay healthy physically. Strong Tower fitness helped to change that. Of course it is ultimately up to us, but the work that Brian and Amanda along with their staff - they drive you to want to do better. The work is hard (just like this morning) but it is never undoable. And as a former P.E. teacher what I appreciate is making sure we work hard, but not hurt ourselves. Brian is highly knowledgable of wholeness of health of body and mind - it is all inclusive to help us train. Resources for healthy eating are made available. The Almond flour pizza crust is awesome - and I am from Chicago and love my Chicago style pizza, so trust me! Anybody can go and work out and sweat. The goal here is to change bad habits and build healthy habits of diet and movement. I appreciate that Brian, Amanda and staff are genuinely concerned with making a difference. Zero intimidation. I often tease Brian about "who makes these exercises up?" Which is simply a fun way to acknowledge the good workout that we are getting. The exercise program is not the same every day - they change them up with great variety, but the same body parts get the workout that you need. As I said, I am a former P.E. teacher, and Brian has taught me things that I had not thought of or remember being taught, and how important they are. Exercises are well thought out and work with all part of the body in large and small ways. Additionally; those whom we work out with are friendly and hard work all at our own levels and speed - Brian and Amanda have created an atmosphere were everyone is comfortable regardless of our level of fitness and age. And that is so important to make folks comfortable to take those first hard steps to begin to regain a healthier life style. I can not recommend more - to take those first steps and experience Strong Tower Fitness! I will be moving away from the area soon - and I will miss these workouts - but I am committed to keep up the hard work ... Thank you Brian and Amanda and God bless.