I take a calm, methodical, and evidence-based approach to exercise, getting to know my clients and what motivates them. I have dedicated my life to learning everything I can about the human body, Beginning with Martial Arts at A young age followed by Yoga and Tai-Chi. I then pursued Personal Training, Functional Exercise, and Sports Nutrition, Ill-equipped to apply this knowledge I explored Mindfulness Meditation and Life Coaching techniques. I am now offering my skills as a holistic approach to health and fitness.
My favorite client story
I once worked with an elderly man with who after retirement mostly sat in front of the tv all day and had done so for many years. He developed such a rounded and hunched back it was difficult for him to breath, he could barely walk due to his legs being so weak and stiff. His family had mostly given up, and hired me to do some light exercises to help his breathing. After a few months of just 15-20 minutes sessions 3X a week he was able to do push-ups, walk normally, and breath easily.
My favorite exercise
Barbell Back Squat.
My favorite quote
If your expectations are always those of someone content to live without physical challenge, then when it comes time for mental, moral, or emotional challenge you fail to meet it because you are out of practice. Meeting and overcoming obstacles are skills that can be honed, as opposed to talents with which we are born. The best way to prepare for the inevitable shit that life occasionally hands us all is to live in a way that prepares you for it. If you can treat personal tragedy like a heavy set of 20 squats, you'll do better than someone who has never met any challenge. Intentionally placing yourself in the position of having to complete a task when you don't know if you can is the single best way of preparing to be in that position unintentionally.
My training philosophy
Get strong, apply that strength to a skill, apply that skill to life.
My training experience
I have nearly 2 decades of martial arts experience, including Tae Kwon Do, BJJ, Kenpo Karate, Tai-Chi, Kickboxing, and Boxing, 1 decade of experience in Yoga, as well as about a decade with various forms of Strength and conditioning such as body weight conditioning, calisthenics, barbell and dumbbell strength training, running, cycling, acrobatic/gymnastics/tumbling/dance strength drills.
Areas of Expertise
- Core and Balance
- Strength Training
- Weight Loss
- Flexibility and Mobility
- Muscle Gain
- Functional Training
- Cross Training
- Stress Reduction
- Corrective Exercise
NCCA Accredited Certifications
RYT 500 Yoga Alliance, Tracy's Kenpo 1st Degree Black Belt, AHA CPR/AED, ACE Functional Movement Specialist, Taekwondo Master (4th Dan), Mindfulness Meditation, Life Coach
EQF5 Sport and Exercise Nutrition
Who I Especially Like Working With
Beginners, Brides-to-be, Cancer Survivors, Dancers, Men, Middle-aged, Overweight/ Obese, Post-rehab, Student-athletes, Women, Youth
Medical Conditions Experience
Bad Posture, Depression, High Blood Pressure, Joint Pain, Knee Pain/Issues, Obesity, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Visually Impaired (Blind)
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