14 Points Fitness
I am very client focused and what I mean by that is that I don't try to make you fit a program--I try to find a method and a program to fit your goals, personality, time and ability. It isn't where you start, it's THAT you get started. That's where I hope to excel.
I try to make it as easy as possible. I plan the workouts, I bring the equipment and I use everything from traditional weight lifting, to rowing, to bands, calisthenics, HITT and more. I've been in physical training for over 15 years. We can find a way to reach your goals.
A sense of purpose has always driven me. I've always needed to feel like what I am doing is important. Having in impact on the mental and physical fitness of a person is one of the most important things I think I can do. I enjoy the process and I make a friend in the process.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
Meet and greet. Get to know one another and see if it is a fit.
Assessment of medical / physical condition(s)--tell me about that trick knee.....
Set goals / identify obstacles- define strategies--this is easier when we have a plan
schedule our workout times
Get to work!
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) Certified Personal Trainer
Diabetes Prevention and Lifestyle Coaching certificate under the CDC's "Sparkpro" Program
Retired Army /Intel Branch/ Linguist
USA Soccer D license
Crossfit Athlete (131 in the world men 45-49 in 2020; quaterfinal qualifer in 2021)
Applied / Functional Gymnastics
Olympic Lifting certified
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
$50 per session / flat rate. Discounts available if you love close! lol I live in Bulverde, Tx. I'll go just about anywhere in SA.
$85 for doubles--depending on distance.
More than 2, we will have to set up pricing.
Online nutrition coaching is free / part of the service.
How did you get started teaching?
I've been working with athletes / Soldiers for the last 25 years. Fitness was something I've always enjoyed, but it wasn't until I we had kids and the 9-5 office grind got to me (in the form of about 40 extra pounds) that I decided to get serious about it.
I got fit.....the hard way. But when I did so, I ended up taking over the fitness programs in my military units and I did that as an additional duty the rest of my career. This was just a natural progression for me when I retired.
What types of students have you worked with?
My typical clients are busy professionals who don't have time to drive home, change, drive to the gym, work out, drive home, shower, make dinner and actually spend time with their families somewhere in there.....and have any idea how to plan meals.
I also have had several rehab clients. I enjoy that work very much. I've worked with seniors after strokes, heart attacks and other events. It's challenging, but helping people get some of their independence back is rewarding.
So far, I only have one young person. He's working to be a professional golfer and it's amazing how much energy and power young people have. I do miss coaching little league teams. I am very open to being a trainer for an organized sports team / individual player. I can assist coaches find more specizalized routines that address the demands of their sport.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
Anything competitive. I am not so much concerned with winning as I am the experience of putting everything out there. I compete in Crossfit and last year I was diagnised with Moderate to severe depression. It was horrible. But with medication I've recovered. I placed 137 in the world in the 2023 quarterfinals in my age group.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Simply put--anyone telling you anything that is too good to be true is playing on your fears and insecurities about fitness and self image.
There are a million ways to be fit. Fit is a word, feeling, image that you get to describe for yourself. If a trainer isn't listening to what you want, they most likely are pushing products or only have one modality in mind. Ex: "I'm a body builder and I only train people how to do that."
That's no fun. I certainly know not everyone wants to be a crossfitter and that's wonderful. It allows me to tailor programming to suite their goals.
There is a line between being suportive and being a cheerleader. I will be positive, but I will be honest with you. With that said, most of the people I meet are far too hard on themselves......the A #1 top dog problem is consistancy. This is where I really help. I will always be there. I have cancelled less that 5 sessions in 3 years of training due to my illness/issues. Habits and consistancy are the recipe. Everything flows from that.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
Honestly.......if you are looking for a major change--are you willing to change anything? I run into a lot of people who want to look better and feel better but won't part ways with any of the foods they know are too high in calories and are not willing to work.
First and foremost- know what you want and know what you are willing to do to get it. Life matters. If you are working 55 hours a week, how much time do you have for this? Are you willing to let your 3 hour a night netflix habit go to maybe 2 nights a week? If you are looking for change, be prepared when it comes.
I can help. I love to help, but I can't do it for you. There are steps you have to take. I'm here to help. Life is a team sport.