365lb Clean & Jerk
385lb Bench Press
Springfield's Unofficial Greatest Yard Gamer
MS - Health and Human Performance
BS - Exercise and Movement Science
NSCA - Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Level 2 Certified Functional Strength Specialist
Voted 2018 "Best Personal Trainer" by 417 Magazine
From an early age, I have always been involved in a physical lifestyle. From the 3 major sports to taekwondo and competitive fitness, I have never missed an opportunity to be competitive and put my fitness to the test. Following high school, I played two years of college baseball before hanging up the cleats in exchange for fitness. It was during these college years that I discovered a deep passion for human performance and helping people achieve their own personal goals, so I decided to pursue this as a career. I spent 7 years working alone with individuals in a 1-on-1 environment before I decided that I was ready to pursue bigger dreams by opening my own facility, building a team, and ultimately helping more people than I ever could have by myself. This is my passion, and I want to share that with as many people as possible, without losing the value of working with individuals in an intimate setting.
In 2014 (age 24) I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis, which led to the immediate removal of my entire large intestine. After finding relief for a few years, I was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease and Ankylosing Spondylitis. I share this information because I know that the prevalence of autoimmune diseases is rising, and it helps me share my story with others who may be struggling to overcome their health struggles. It has humbled me and made me better at doing my job of empathizing with my clients.
I know the role that fitness has played in my life, both from a competitive standpoint and now from a health and longevity standpoint. I feel that I can relate to and work well with a wide variety of populations and goals. I also want to be a role model for my children, and raise them in a healthy, physical, and empowering environment. And I believe we provide that at SSC better than anyone else.