Experience:Certified Personal Trainer - National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM); Certified Weight Loss Specialist (NASM); Functional Movement Screen Level 1 Certified; Crossfit Level 1 Trainer; Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certified Coach
VP of Operations and Certified Personal Trainer
I have been involved with physical fitness for most of my life. I ran cross country in high school and, later, began weight training while in college. Both experiences were relatively one-dimensional. While competing in high school, I just focused on running without paying much regard to the benefits of weight training. While lifting weights in college, I was more concerned with the aesthetics, instead of performance.
After joining the Marine Corps, I recognized the importance of a well rounded approach in order to be prepared for whatever challenge life would throw my way. I also recognized that I had more weaknesses than strengths. I could do 20 pull-ups but could not squat my body weight. I could do a bunch of push-ups but my flexibility and low back strength was lacking. This realization changed the way I was training, further developed my knowledge and passion for fitness and, ultimately, led to me to where I am today.
The importance of a well rounded approach guides the customized personal training programs I create for my clients. While some advanced clients come to me with requests to help strengthen or rehabilitate specific areas, many reach out seeking guidance on weight loss, gaining lean muscle mass, nutritional coaching or to improve flexibility and coordination. For the latter, a well rounded, customized training plan is created in order to help them achieve their goals.
When I am not training at the studio, I enjoy running along the Beltline, playing with my dog and hiking. I have a weakness for hot wings and IPA’s. Fun fact is that I am a licensed attorney in the state of Georgia and have been on inactive status for the last 2 years, as I pursue my passion for fitness and helping others.