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About Thomas

I have been training for 4 years now and I am passionate about changing people's lives. I have a thorough background in kinesiology as well as exercise physiology. My bachelors degree from Campbell University as well as my masters degree from the University of Tennessee has provided me with the proper tools to be a trainer. I have trained people that range anywhere from 5 to 90 years old that includes athletes, rehab patients, rotator cuff problems, knee injuries, and cardiac patients just to mention a few. I can modify any exercise as needed and am accommodating every single one of my clients.


My favorite client story

I was training a lady in her 50s and she had never exercised in her life. We started with her riding the bike for about 5 min before she got so winded. Eventually she was able to go 30 minutes without stopping and her shortness of breath was gone. We worked together for about 6 months and her she took another job in another state. Before she moved she thanked me for helping change her life and she has such a better outlook on life. Before she left I wrote her a plan to follow and one of the first things she did when she moved was that she found a place to workout. We stayed in touch briefly and she was able to work out on her own. Before working with me she had no clue what to do, but now is working out on a regular basis on her own.

My favorite exercise

Running

My favorite quote

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

My training philosophy

I will push you within your limits and I am very knowledgeable of modifications for any and all exercises. My goal is for you to leave with a great workout, but not any pain. I focus on your overall wellness and well being.

My training experience

I have trained 5 year olds though 90 year olds. I have worked with people at all stages of life: athletes, teenagers, stay at home mom, obese clients, cardiac patients, rehab patients, people with orthopedic problems, arthritis clients, and many others.

Areas of Expertise

  • Core and Balance
  • Strength Training
  • Weight Loss
  • Flexibility and Mobility
  • TRX
  • Functional Training

NCCA Accredited Certifications

ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist

Additional Certifications

ACSM Exercise is Medicine Credential Level II

Education

MS in Kinesiology, BS in Kinesiology

Who I Especially Like Working With

Post-rehab, Seniors

Medical Conditions Experience

Arthritis, Back Pain/Issues, Bone/Joint Injury, Cancer, Diabetes, Hip Pain/Issues, Hypertension, Joint Pain, Knee Pain/Issues, Lower Body Pain/Issues, Neuropathy, Obesity, Osteoporosis, Plantar fasciitis, Sciatica, Shoulder Issues

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