To be honest, I started strength training purely for aesthetics. I was always naturally skinny, and like most teenage boys I wanted to pack on muscle mostly to fill out my shirts. My first routines were comprised exercises I read up on in fitness magazines, and whatever would best help me on my quest to make my shirts appear sizes too small. Eventually, training plateaus and personal injuries forced me to re-evaluate my approach. While initially frustrating, they ultimately served as opportunities to try and learn from different approaches, I sought after ways to find better balance in my own training regimes.
Exercise taught me disciple, challenged my determination and helped me build confidence in the strength and capability of my own human body. My goals, initially aesthetic based, had evolved to become more performance based as I sought to challenge myself and what I thought I knew about strength and conditioning. As a trainer and coach, this is at the core of what I believe and provide. I utilize a balanced training approach, taking what is necessary from bodybuilding, powerlifting, functional fitness, strongman and athletic training to build the right routines for the right people.
With 7+ years of experience, I take pride in finding creative solutions to work towards goals and around obstacles. I work with a variety of people in both group and private settings, including those with injury or specific considerations. I gravitate towards people who take their goals as seriously as I do, I believe effort and determination are the most valuable tools at your disposable. My specialty is in building general strength, conditioning and fitness; a wide base is a solid foundation to build on.
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