By taking an integrated approach to your overall health, it clears out the confusion the fitness industry can create and helps you come up with real world solutions to your real world puzzles. Going after clarity and implementing actionable steps to win your day.
I enjoy seeing the confidence and freedom people feel when they achieve something they thought they could not. The empowerment that have to tackle the problems they encounter.
Juan is incredibly strategic, knowledgeable, and holistic in his approach to goal setting, training, and creating a customized personal program for each of his clients. He is not a cookie cutter type trainer/coach, and totally values each individual's unique profile needs and wants. He is also dependable, dedicated, and driven, all qualities I value in a coach and partner. He is a master in helping me set aspirational, yet reachable goals, and in helping me get there. He has built my trust, respect and admiration during the years we have worked together.
His passion for what he does, coupled with an innate desire to learn what makes me tick; that is what I love about working with Juan. He has taken me from average to athletic in a matter of months and his skillset goes beyond exercise and nutrition, as demonstrated by changes he made to my sleeping habits and lifestyle choices. I feel full of vitality and strength since working with Juan - his support is constant, and he inspires me to strive for greatness.
Juan has this great attitude and grounded approach with his coaching. He has this desire to know what I am going through, what I've done, and where I am each week to give me the best advice to motivate me, push me or challenge me...because he believes and knows it's not only possible, it's necessary. Sometimes his strategy is to pull me back when I need to refocus and redirect myself. I appreciate this so much. It is what allows me to keep seeing the changes and results that are keeping me emotionally-mentally-physically engaged and progressing.
First, is knowing where they want to go and getting focused on specifics. Then we'll go over what an average day looks like for them so we can work with their realities and find solutions that best fit them and their world.
We talk about any prior injuries or fears that may be holding them back.
A movement assessment to gage where they are strong and where they need work.
I have a Bachelors of Science degree in Kinesiology. About eight years of experience in the field, including:
NCSF Certified Personal trainer
Precision Nutrition Certified Coach
Animal Flow Certified Intructor
Pre and Post Natal Certified
Kettlebell Athletics Certified
NCSF Certified Personal trainer
Epigenetics- We are not slaves to our DNA.
Behavior Science- Why we do the things we do and how to make our biology and environment work for us, instead of against us.
Motivational Interviewing- Client based coaching
PRI (Postural Restoration Institute)-Myokinematics, Postural Respiration and Pelvis Restoration.
Gut microbiome and it's affect on our overall health.
Primal Movement Chains- How our bodies are set up to perform, and how to help our bodies perform optimally.
Online nutrition - 150/month
One-on-one coaching 125/session (includes overall personal development: nutrition, habits, sleep, fat loss, muscle gain, strength. Overall health coaching)
I started doing volunteer work coaching young athletes.
I have worked with individuals from 16yrs to 60+yrs young.
I've worked with:
Individuals with back pain
Underweight and overweight
Individuals looking to lose fat
Individuals looking to gain mass and muscle
Individuals with movement restrictions
Pregnant women (postpartum as well)
One of my women clients (who is over 50), had a check up and had the bone density of a 20year old. That is the power of the magic we possess!
You want someone who, not only understands what they are speaking about, but is a living example of it as well. No one is perfect, but they should not be on the opposite side of the spectrum.
Ask questions. Just because they have a nice looking body does not mean they know how to train or coach someone else (this is a big one!)
Discern if they really care about you as an individual or just trying to get through a session.
Look at their energy and enthusiasm. You don't always need a cheerleader but having someone that is engaged in your time together is big.
Are you able to be honest and open with your trainer or coach (This is huge!)
Ask your trainer or coach about their philosophy and process. See if you both have similar value systems. This IS your health that you are entrusting this person with.
Ask them about their history. Many of the questions here are great to start off with.