I became a personal trainer because exercise and fitness saved my life when I was younger. And ever since, there has never been anything else that I have considered doing with my life. I knew my calling was to help others through exercise. I have worked as a personal trainer, group coach and a strength coach. I have also been coaching high school varsity sports—soccer and track—for four years now.
I like my job because of the people I get to work with and the relationships I develop with them. I also like learning about the human body and different training modalities, but I wouldn’t be able to apply any of that knowledge if it weren’t for my clients. It’s so rewarding to watch someone improve their quality of life in ways they never thought possible!
I once had a client who was in his late 70s who had a whole list of medical issues going on. My favorite memory is taking him from not being able to move without a walker, to being able to walk across the gym, complete exercises while standing and then sit down without assistance. It was not only amazing seeing his life change before my eyes, but it also made me grateful for what I have and what I can do.
As for my ideal clients, I love working with athletes because I can apply training theory to them. But I also njoy working with anyone who is willing to make a change.
Endurance and strength training, injury prevention, muscle gain, and sports-specific training.
My training philosophy prioritizes mobility, function and strength. Weight loss and muscle growth doesn’t happen overnight. Be patient and consistent.
Outside the gym
Most of my spare time these days is taken up by my studies. But when on break from school, I enjoy rock climbing and camping with my girlfriend and dog.