Weight Loss & Sport Specific Training
NASM Personal Trainer, NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist, NASM Weight Loss Specialist, Metabolic Precision Nutritionist
When did you first become interested in a career as a fitness instructor?
Becoming a personal trainer is something that has always interest me. I grew up in an environment where I saw first hand how poor health habits can heavily impact an individual's quality of life in a negative way. Because of that, I've always been involved in fitness and helping others implement it into their lives. I made the decision to pursue personal training as a career after my wife asked me, "If money weren't an option, what would you do?" My answer, "personal training."
Describe your exercise routine.
My routine varies depending on the time of year because I like to be involved in different types of athletic events from mud runs to half marathons. So the training requirements are very different for those events. The common theme for my training for any of those events or just in general always involves 3-5 days per week of strength training and 2-4 days per week of cardiovascular training.
What is your go- to- post workout food?
40g of Beverly UMP Vanilla Protein
10 oz of orange juice
1 Hour After:
Solid food meal with high quality protein, simple and complex carbs, healthy omega 3 fat source
What "exercise fad" do you wish would disappear?
Any program that promises something for nothing. I see the late night infomercials, the magazine advertisements and the news/ talk shows promoting the 5 minute workouts which will make you look like the model in the advertisement who has probably worked out 5-7 days per week and has eaten clean for years. Or they promote a new pill or piece of equipment that's the solution to all our fat loss problems. Those are gimmicks that don't work for anybody when they're trying to achieve fat loss. You have to make exercise and eating clean a priority in your life if you want to see results. There's no way around it. Ask yourself, "why not make it a priority?"... Because this is the only vessel we get to carry us through this life. It's in your best interest to put yourself first by keeping it running optimally.
How do you keep your fitness knowledge up- to- date?
I make it a point to read at least one fitness article per day. I am also enrolled in a program where I have access to over 600 online seminars from the top fitness professionals in the world. I attend at least 1 seminar bi--weekly. I also get a new certification every 2 years to satisfy my continuing education requirements.