Studied Kinesiology at George Mason University
CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
USAW Level 1 Trainer
Perseverance will get you further in life than talent. Through personal injury, I've learned perseverance and how having empathy allows a coach to develop a relationship with their clients that lasts beyond the training session. Perseverance and hard work lead me to an athletic career, although short-lived, on the US National Bobsled Team as a pilot in the Para World Cup where I competed and won the premier Para World Cup Championship and raced, as one of the US's top pilots for 4 seasons.
In March of 2002, while in the Army, I was injured in a training accident that lead to the amputation of my left leg below the knee and my eventual retirement from service. Having to learn to be physically fit as an amputee was a challenge and took years of trial and error before I began to hit my stride and learn that I could make use of what I had learned to teach other clients with permanent adaptations to be physically fit. This translates to a different mentality when adapting training for all potential clients!
My methodology is directed towards making my clients better at what they want to do outside of the gym instead of making them simply better at being in the gym. The gym and our training should facilitate a better life outside of the gym.