I have a Degree in Kinesiology from the University of Texas in San Antonio. I am a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist from the National Strength and Conditioning Association and a Certified Medical Exercise Specialist from the Medical Exercise Training Institute.
As a professional personal trainer, exercise & post-rehab specialist, consultant & presenter, I have been providing fitness and post-rehab management, nutrition and consulting services to commercial facilities, corporations and private clients since 1991.
But my desire to help people learn a common sense approach to health, nutrition and exercise was sparked years earlier.
Growing up, I was an avid athlete. My drive to be the best led me to participate in amateur wrestling. My love and ambition for the sport drove me to win at any cost, including my health.
To make weight each morning, I’d wake up at 5 a.m. and would run 5-8 miles. I’d follow the run with an hour and half session in the weight room. My daily food intake barely totaled 600 calories and sometimes less. After a “normal” meal on the weekends, I would attempt to vomit in order to “make weight” for next week’s competition. At the age of 15, I was diagnosed as with an eating disorder not uncommon for young athletes.
With the help of my family, my physician and dietician, I began how to lose and maintain my weight safely and effectively. My performance improved on the mat and in the weight room. Developing a love for weight training and the sport of power-lifting, I began to personally coach others about the right way to get and stay healthy, and have ever since.