- Applied Science in Media Technology, Lansing Community College
- Certified Personal Trainer; International Sports Science Association
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What year/month did you first become certified as a Personal Trainer?
Everyone can become stronger and healthier. Getting someone to feel better about themselves; either physically, emotionally, mentally, or spiritually is the best part of fitness.
Fitness Interests & Other Hobbies
I plan on competing in an upcoming power-lifting meet and I hope to have clients that wish to join me in that competition.
What are your areas of specialty in personal training?
Powerlifting, barbell lifts, bodybuilding, and weight loss
How do you motivate participants?
Workouts can be hard. Having someone show up to work out with me excites and motivates me. I give them back that enthusiasm with a detailed plan of action to reach their goals and a positive outlook that each workout is one step towards those goals.
What has been your most rewarding moment as a trainer?
I helped a client lose over 100lb in just over a year and the change in his mood, demeanor, and lifestyle inspired me to take the plunge and make fitness my profession full time.
What types of clients do you normally take on?
Everyone is welcome!
Where else have you worked as a Personal Trainer?
Beacon Health and Fitness, South Bend IN; IQ Fit, Lansing MI
Why did you become a Personal Trainer?
I became a personal trainer because I have a passion for helping people reach their goals, be it increasing their bench press 1RM, losing weight for their wedding, or just feeling happier and healthier. I believe everyone has a goal and I love helping them reach it.
What is your personal go-to workout?
If I had to pick one lift and only one lift to workout I would pick some type of squat variation. Functional strength and movement that the squat provides is the cornerstone to a healthier lifestyle.
How would you describe your personal training sessions? What type of training do you like to take your clients through?
We start with a dynamic warm up to get the blood moving and the body warmed up. Then we work on any corrections or mobility exercises that are needed for the client. From there we move to core work, getting the body prepared for strength training. Strength training is the center piece of my workout, getting someone stronger, leaner, and meaner. From there we finish up with some light stretching and cool down work.