I am a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Strength & Conditioning Association having worked with hundreds of individuals across the world both in person and online. I’ve worked with a very wide range in demographics and don’t mark myself down for one niche.
Over the years, I have coached:
- Navy Seals & various special operators
- Collegiate, high school, & youth sports teams
- Competitive powerlifters
- Mixed martial artists
- Ultra runners, triathletes, cyclists
- First responders & law enforcement
- CEOs, doctors, & executive level clientele
- Pre & post natal clientele
- Cancer/remission patients
- Special needs youth
- A paraplegic
- Other special populations
I have also done year long programming for a handful of large group training classes, mentored interns who have built their own successful career in the fitness industry, and been a guest speaker for various wellness programs.
The principles I follow are a combination of the methods I have adopted from my mentors and years of trial and error through coaching others.
And though I don’t coach everyone like an athlete, I stand firm in using an evidence based and results driven approach.
My coaching principles are simple:
- Individualize programming to the individual’s needs
- Measure and assess progress through out various cycles
- Teach a sustainable approach that can last a life time
- Encourage everyone to push their limits, but most importantly: have fun!
AS AN ATHLETE
I have been an athlete for nearly my entire life and still continue compete to this day. I have competed in wrestling, powerlifting, and jiu jitsu.
Wrestling has always been my first love. I started wrestling when I was 10 years old. As a high school athlete, I was an All-American, California Greco Roman State Champion, California Freestyle State Champion, and national team member. I also had the opportunity to train overseas at the Spartak Olympic Development Center in Alushta, Ukraine. As a college athlete, I was an NCWA All-American, NCAA Division 1 National Championship qualifier, conference champion, and team captain.
As a powerlifter, I have achieved a raw total of 1520 pounds (520 squat, 370 bench, 620 deadlift). Upon completing an internship under former NFL strength coach and world champion powerlifter, Bill Gillespie, I grew an appreciation for strength sports and had the honor of training with and being mentored by a handful of world class strength athletes.
As a grappler, I have won tournaments in both gi and no-gi. I have earned my blue belt under the teaching of Gustavo Machado and plan to continue competing for as long as my health allows me to.
My wife and I live in Virginia Beach, VA. When I’m not training clients in the gym or working on my business, you can find me surfing for hours or writing music in my home studio.