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ACE certified personal trainer

About Brian

Training and fitness are all about motivation, discipline, and hard work. I aim to help you harness these 3 powerful traits in moving forward to achieving your goals in and out of the gym. Being fit can open up so many doors to a fun and rewarding lifestyle. Our training sessions will be engaging, challenging your focus and mental grit.

Make a positive impact on as many people as you can. You get one chance in this life to become something great - the only way to get there yourself is to help others get there first.


My favorite client story

Last year a middle aged woman came to me in need of a serious lifestyle makeover. She was on multiple medications, including one for depression, hypothyroidism, blood pressure, and cholesterol. Our first sessions had to be tailored to 30 minutes because she was struggling to get through the exercises without feeling light headed. We worked out twice a week, on her lunch break, for 30 minutes at a time. We tackled her diet, picked it apart piece by piece. We went shopping together - I showed her how to read Nutrition Facts and Ingredients Labels - and we even cooked together. Changes came slowly but steadily...after 6-7 months working with her she had lost 20 pounds and was able to stop taking both her blood pressure and cholesterol medications. She had the bug; she became addicted to living a better lifestyle. Hers is my favorite story because of the sheer dedication and hard work she put into changing her life and taking charge. So proud of her.

My favorite exercise

The burpee - One calorie a burpee baby!

My favorite quote

"Be the change you want to see in the world". - Ghandi

My training philosophy

Make a positive impact on as many people as you can. You get one chance in this life to become something great - the only way to get there yourself is to help others get there first.

My training experience

This last year I suffered from a major injury. My lifestyle at the time was busy, stressed, and lacking self discipline. Going against what I knew, I neglected to stretch regularly in conjunction with my intense training routine. I made up excuses that I was too busy, that I could use that time to do more important things. This and a combination of bad habits and posture resulted in a herniated disc in the lower lumbar vertebrae in my back. I had no idea what I had done at first...it took about 2 months of icing and hoping the pain would stop before I finally got in to get an MRI. After the news confirming my injury, I embarked on a rigorous routine of physical therapy including stretching, strengthening my lower back, and rest as a last ditch effort to avoid surgery. Going to school full time and working full time, I simply could not get the rest required of healing this injury properly, and my efforts failed. The disc ruptured, sending fluid into my spinal canal and compressing my sciatic nerve. The compressed nerve sent burning, tingling, excruciating pain signals down the length of my buttocks and right leg. I could not escape it either: because of the nature of the injury I was in pain no matter whether I was walking or lying down in bed. My days became a fight to function. I could no longer neither walk to my classes or sit through them, and work was torture. Every goal I had attained in the gym began to melt away before my very eyes. It seemed as if my life had come to a screeching halt. After 8 months of debilitating, torturous pain I agreed to surgery. I was lucky to have an excellent doctor and everything went perfectly. I was determined to get my life back, and within two weeks of surgery I found myself on top of the first of 10 fourteeners I would hike that summer, skipping physical therapy (The doc told me the best recovery was walking, so what could be better than hiking mountains?). I tell this story because it illustrates a key point in my life where I began to stop taking things for granted, including my health. I've been a fitness nut my whole life, but this event has given me a passion to help others achieve their goals and avoid crushing injuries that could have been avoided with the proper knowledge.

Areas of Expertise

  • Strength Training
  • Weight Loss
  • Core and Balance
  • Flexibility and Mobility
  • Muscle Gain
  • Posture

NCCA Accredited Certifications

ace certification ACE Certified Personal Trainer
ace certification ACE Certified Health Coach

Education

BS in Psychology

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