How does a kid with a sweet tooth, who was told by both his grand father and step brother that he was fat, go on to have a twenty plus year career as a personal trainer? How does someone with a family history of type II diabetes, heart disease and cancer get put in a position to help lead people to a healthier way of life? Because God can work miracles. And He has a sense of humor.
Let me tell you a little about who I am. I’m a Christian, a husband to a beautiful wife, a father of two adorable little girls, owner of a small business and of course a personal trainer. I have worked in the fitness industry as a trainer since 1996. After graduating from the University of Maryland with a degree in Kinesiology, I began working as a full time personal trainer. In that time, I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to work with clients from 8 years old to 86 years old. They have come from a variety of back grounds. Those clients have ranged from stay at home parents, to small business owners to collegiate athletes.
I love kettlebells, because they work, not because they’re trendy. If left to my own devices, I would do nothing but deadlift and eat peanut butter all day. To counter that God saw fit to give me an endomorphic body type and a daughter with a peanut allergy. This forces me outside of that box.
I’m a lover of all things Star Wars, Vader in particular, Superman, and Metallica. I’m a fan of the Dallas Cowboys, living in the enemy territory of the Washington Redskins. I think an ice cold Honey Brown while standing over a grill filled with meat may be the closest thing to Heaven on Earth.
I believe strength training trumps pretty much everything else and good movement should be our foundation not a side note. I believe that as a Christian, husband and father, honoring the body I have been given is my job. I’m not perfect. I’m a work in progress. But I’m on a journey and would love to have you join me. You are welcome here.