My teenage and early adult years taught me what it was like to deal with pain. I have always pushed the limits, and in no realm was this more obvious than in physical pursuits. With pain came lessons, and these lessons are what brought me to personal training.
I have been able to take my unique experience and the knowledge and application these experiences forced me to pursue and have translated them into a training philosophy that serves a drastically different demographic.
I value intent over intensity, attention and focus over the number on the bar. There is a time and place to be aggressive and intense in the gym, but what i’ve found to be most valuable in helping people reach their goals is presence - What is going on, how does this feel and what is your body telling you. Movement is medicine, movement matters and I help people feel comfortable reconnecting with their innate ability to move.
If you weren't a trainer what would you be? Well, I tried to become professional in Downhill Mountain Biking but ended up putting my body through the ringer. I went to school for Physiotherapy but ended up dropping out. I am still interested in Physio, however, so I would say a Physiotherapist.
What is your guilty pleasure? Diet Coke and walking around barefoot where I'm not supposed to.