In 2007 I graduated from Central Methodist University with my B.S. in Business and Accounting. After my first year as an accountant at Williams Keepers, LLC I knew I couldn't sit at a desk for the rest of my life. Taking a leap of faith, I decided to follow my passion and became a personal trainer in 2008.
I grew from working at a corporate gym, to being contracted at a private studio and finally opened up a studio with my wife.
The industry continues to change; continuing education has been a main objective of mine. I see a lot of individuals pushing themselves to extremes in order to get the results "no matter" the cost. These results are short lived and usually end with an individual being overtrained and finally injured.
My approach is different and is based in science. I believe in building a program that will get my clients functioning in a pain-free environment. I do this by taking my clients through a comprehensive movement screening that allows me to assess which muscles need to be strengthened and which need to be lengthened. People either become tight through repetitive moment or through staying in an unnatural posture (such as sitting at a computer) for long periods of time.
Through a corrective exercise program, I get my clients moving and feeling better while they gain experience with resistance training. I progress them through their program as their goals change and their bodies adapt. By periodizing a client's program, we prevent injury and avoid plateaus and boredom.
I am also a firm believer in you are what you eat. No matter what your goal is, without proper nutrition it will not be reached.