-NASM certified personal trainer 2008
-NASM certified corrective exercise specialist 2009
-NASM certified fitness nutrition specialist 2011
-Freemotion certified instructor 2008
- TRX/RIP Trainer 2008
- ViPR training
- Personal weight loss success of 200lbs loss 2006 to 2008
-Defeated type 2 diabetes with exercise, nutrition and non-medical aids.
-CPR/AED certified American Red Cross
-experience with all ages and fitness levels from young adults to senior adults.
-Neuromuscular Stretching Specialist NASM 2010 (PNF, Facsia and sports stretching).
A Little About me....
I am happily married to woman of my dreams Laura. She is a great special education teacher and also helps me with nutrition with clients (certified FNS NASM. We are East Memphis natives for over 30 years and have two little mini Schnauzers named Lucy and Charlie Brown and our beautiful baby boy Max. When i am not training or helping clients with there fitness and wellness i am a avid Woodworker/Creator. I spend time building beautiful furniture or design pieces for events in my workshop.
When I first began in this business, I wanted to be the very best trainer I could be and offer something unique and innovative to my clients. I knew that there were many competitors in my field so I decided to play to my strengths rather than try and compete with my competitors because in the end we all are just trying to help people become healthier. I love being healthy, fit, and inventing new everyday concepts to get fit and live a long healthy life with my wife and family.
I didn't have it easy getting to where I am in my fitness career. I started as a 446 lbs. man with Type 2 Diabetes and little to no exercise in my life. I came to a breaking point in my life that forced me to make a life changing decision. I had to decide to either take my life back and become something greater or to continue on my current path of obesity. I decided to take the first road by becoming the best trainer/coach I can be with continued education, learning from colleagues, and with practical application and experience with each client over time. I never stop learning something new from clients, competitors, and friends. In my mind, knowledge is the key in this business and it is important to understand that you do not know everything to being a great trainer/coach.
I consider myself a wellness trainer because unlike personal trainer, which is my certified title, I feel I focus on an overall wellness of more than the physical nature. As a wellness trainer I emphasize all angles of our lives from daily schedule, nutrition, physical fitness, and psychological health. Total wellness has to be in balance or you will never continue to progress. If one leg of a table is broken, the table will eventually fall.
I offer my clients something different at every workout and meeting. I like to constantly keep my clients guessing what's next. One thing I pride myself on is my professionalism, accessibility in scheduling, family oriented style of training but more than anything making exercise just fun. My goal is to help each client better their lives everyday through vitality, reconditioning and overall performance.