Fitness has always been a part of my life. From the little kid who swam, biked, and did everything active outdoors; to the teen who competed in sports; to the adult who has made fitness his profession. Exercise always was and still is a part of my life, not a trend or fad I got into to pass the time or lose a few pounds. As the years continue to go by, not only do I feel in better physical condition, but I embrace the challenge to see just how far I can physically go.
I am not perfect. I love life. I love to eat. I love to play. I love to rest. But there is always time to stay active, stay fit, and stay well. And it is that passion that I wish to share with you.
There are hundreds of programs, disciplines, and beliefs out there as to what is the best way to improve fitness. One may think their way is the best and the only way to go and others just attempt to reinvent and repackage the same old information. I believe that fitness is not a “one-size fits all” solution. Rather, it is a culmination of multiple disciplines based on sound knowledge and solid fundamental, scientific principles.
I believe the body to be a complete, highly sophisticated and functional machine and should be trained as such. The question I ask all of my clients is, “What have you done in the past” and “What do you want to accomplish?” What I generally find is that the exercise choice, selection, and/or modality do not match the desired outcome and life is too short to be just spinning wheels. There are few things in life we can control – our health and fitness is something we CAN and DO have a say about. Change is possible and it starts with the right attitude.
BS Exercise and Sport Science, Penn State University
NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
NSCA Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT)
ACE Certified Medical Exercise Specialist (ACE-CMES)
Athlete’s Acceleration Certified Speed and Agility Coach (CSAC)
American Heart Association Certified CPR, AED and First Aid
Strength and Conditioning Journal
- April 2010 – Bodyweight Training: A Return to Basics
- December 2012 – Applications of Kettlebells in Exercise Program Design
- February 2017 – Interval Training for the Senior Population
ACSM Certified News
- April – June 2010 – Piriformis Syndrome: A Real Pain in the Butt
- January – March 2008 – Coaching Weight Management Through Behavior Modification
- April 2012 – How to Workout With Rotating Push Up Handles