CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER (NASM & NESTA)
certified personal trainer
I am a personal trainer because I care about my clients’ success. I have numerous professional certifications: National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), National Exercise and Sports Trainers Association (NESTA).
I come from an athletic background and enjoy teaching people about fitness, and I have had years of experience training both athletes and health-conscious adults in their quest for fitness.
Throughout my life I have played just about every sport, but my main two sports have always been baseball and wrestling. I wrestled at the collegiate level at California State University, Fullerton in 1999-2000, and I coached wrestling at the high school level from 1999-2003.
I chose a career in health and fitness because of my athletic background. I initially only wanted to train athletes, but after several years of training the general population, I discovered that it was quite moving to see how people’s lives were affected by personal fitness.
My biggest personal training success story is a current client of mine named Markus. When he came to me, he weighed about 260 lbs. After setting him up with cardio requirements and food calorie requirements, he got down to 176 lbs. His current goal is to gain muscle, so now he watches his food by eating “clean” foods, and not just watching his calories. His cardio regimen now consists of less time, but he has to maintain his heart rate within a specified range. Over the last two years he has learned how to take care of his body safely and reach his goal. He is my biggest success story because he has changed his life; it was not just a quick fix, but rather a lifestyle makeover. He is now at 199 lbs, but with a lower body fat percentage than he had at 176 lbs.