I am an expert trainer backed by extensive education and experience. Over the past 10 years, I have coached children, teenage athletes, adults who want to be healthier and look good naked, collegiate athletes from multiple sports, and some professional athletes.
I truly care about my clients and it shows in the results they boast and in my laborous precision with their training and programming.
EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS
Master of Science, Sport Conditioning and Performance, Southern Utah University, 2017. I received the "Outstanding student of the year" award at graduation for my thesis presentation on female collegiate rugby athletes.
CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specalist), through the NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Associaton), 2009 to present
USAW (USA Weightlifting) Performance Coach, 2011 to present
CCFT (Certified CrossFit Trainer, CrossFit Level-3 Trainer), 2017 to present
CPR/AED - currently certified
Over 10,000 lifetime coaching & training hours
- 4,000 hours coaching collegiate athletes
- 3,000+ hours coaching Olympic Weightlifting Technique
I have coached/trained small-to-large group classes, personal training, team training, Olympic weightlifting, Tactical training (police/fire/military), Powerlifting, Bodybuilding, Track & Field, Rugby, Baseball, Softball, Volleyball, Football, CrossFitters, Adventure Racers, Strongman Competitors, and Distance Runners.
I love being a part of helping other people reach their physical performance, competitive, or aesthetic goals. I find each person is a challenging puzzle with unique solutions that take time and effort to discover. This process is fun and rewarding for everyone involved! Training is usually pretty simple. Keep in mind simple does not mean easy.
My monthly program is designed by Fritz and it is about smart training, The purpose is to perfect technique in every movement either weightlifting or CrossFit. It is all about learning to perform a movement, and how to achieve consistency and efficiency. His program consists of: a warm-up specific for that training day, follow by gymnastics or Olympic lifting skill work (progressions). After this, a structured WOD or Olympic lifting workout, which it could be high intensity, intervals, etc. The rest of my daily work consists on strength or benchmarks and finally some accessory work. Fritz's knowledge and experience is not only in training. It expands to mobility, nutrition, and performance. I am getting fitter and stronger every day- injure free.
I ask questions and listen to your answers to gain a better understanding of what you need from me to reach your goals.
Sometimes, I offer a free initial session to see if you are going to be a good fit for me, and vice versa.
Masters of Science in Sport Conditioning and Performance
USAW L1 Performance Coach
Pricing depends on the commute distance from me and the type of training. The more complex the training and programming, the higher the price to accomodate the back-end work of writing tailored training prescription.
I love teaching and coaching. In it's simplest form, my teaching philosophy is this: Minimum Effective Dose. What this means: If 8 reps will help you reach your goal, I will not make you do 12 reps. You will do 8 reps. Nutritionally, same philosophy. Life-wise, same philosophy. Any more than the right amount is too much. That's where the element of "art" comes into the science of training - learning how to see when enough is enough.
I began as a volunteer assistant track and field coach at the University of Illinois in Champaign, Illinois, 10 years ago!
Since then, I have coached and trained hundreds (I might be in the low thousands by now) of clients and athletes.
Athletes: Track and Field, Rugby, Strongman, CrossFit, Olympic Weightlifters, Baseball, Softball, Volleyball, Football, Tactical (police/fire/military/SWAT), Adventure Racers, Bodybuilders, Powerlifters. There are more, but that's enough for now.
Regular people who want to be happy, feel good, and look good naked.
Children, youth athletes, high school athletes.
Look at their certifications and education and make sure they look experienced and educated enough to help you reach your goals. You must believe that they can truly help you.
The main reason, however, that you hire a personal trainer is not for what they are on paper. You know that to get in shape you need to work out and eat better, manage your life stress and get on a good sleep schedule. You hire a personal trainer that you BELIEVE can keep you motivated and keep you believing in your own continued success. First you must believe in yourself. Then you find someone that believes in you.
IF you believe in yourself, then I will sense this, and I will find many ways to believe in you.
It should be a firm "yes" or "no" after working with a teacher/trainer the first time. If it feels just ok, then you should move on and find someone who really "gets" you. Maybe that's me. Maybe that's someone else. Only you can decide!