Bachelors Degree - Kinesiology: Emphasis in Fitness: California State University Long Beach
3 separate certifications:
ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer
ISSA Fitness Nutrition Specialist
USOC- U.S. Olympic Committee Bronze Level Certification
Associate's Degree - Kinesiology (Santa Barbara City College)
Fitness and weightlifting
Weightlifting: my first love
Weightlifting has been a part of my life for over a decade now. I started lifting weights in high school as a way to add weight and size to improve my athletic performance. These days, I continue to lift weights and have my clients weight lift in order to increase muscle mass and decrease excess body fat. It is my belief that almost everyone who wants to be in shape should strength train. This can be done using low weights for high repetitions or heavy weights for less repetitions.
Fitness for aesthetics
Who doesn't want to look good?
Before I became a professional in the industry, I was interested in the art of training for aesthetics. It is amazing to me that through hours of work and preparation in both the gym and the kitchen, one can change the shape and look of their body. I make sure to keep aesthetics and symmetry in mind during training for both myself and my clients.
Fitness as a community
Muscle Beach Fun
The fitness community, as a whole, is full of positive and encouraging people. Anyone who is a fitness enthusiast has most likely heard of muscle beach. After enjoying some good food at a Venice restaurant, I decided to go do some climbing and pull ups on muscle beach. Beach training is one of my favorite ways to complete my workout. Being a private trainer gives me the freedom to be able to take my clients to the beach for outdoor training as well.
Fitness as a lifestyle
Upper Waikani Falls - Maui
I always remind my clients that fitness is not confined only inside the gym. The main focus should be to lead a lifestyle that challenges your body in a variety of ways. Hiking, walking, and swimming, are also great forms of exercise. Sometimes it is very beneficial to take a mental break away from the gym and do something outside. Get out there and keep moving!