Fitness Started to play a big part in my life when I was 14 years old. A friend and I were in a jet-ski accident resulting in me breaking my femur bone. After the doctor inserted a titanium rod and 4 bolts, they were able to save my leg, but there was still a long road ahead. That experience really taught me to not take my health and over-all ability to function for granted. I joined the navy right out of high school, where I learned discipline and structure. After leaving the navy in 2003 I went on to get certified through the EMT program and even considering the fire academy. However I quickly discovered that I wanted to help people learn to take care of themselves. These past experiences lead me to fitness, which is what I love doing.
Since getting certified through PFTA in 2012, I have held many Fitness positions such as Personal Trainer, Fitness Manager, Group Class Instructor, Small Business Owner, Personal Training Instructor for PFTA, Power Lifting Coach and of course my newest venture of taking over PFTA Personal Trainer School-Austin in November 2017. I pride myself on education, and that is why our motto is, "creating successful personal trainers through classroom and gym training". When I am teaching someone, I want them to understand that it's more than just how much your client can lift or if you made someone puke today... It's about the beat of the belt under your Clients feet when they hit a personal best on the treadmill or about the clink of racking the weights after an amazing lift session with a stressed out client that didn't want to come to the gym. It's not about making people look good, but helping people feel amazing. ok... so its a little about helping people look good but It's more about overcoming obstacles and building confidence while doing so. I pour my life into fitness every day because I feel like there is a lag in the education of personal trainers.
There is so much information out there that most people seldom know where to start. Not to mention that information changes everyday. So I like to think that if I can give just one person the education and skills to help others achieve their goals then I have passed along the very best of my knowledge and I couldn't ask for more.