How did your career in health and fitness begin?
I needed a summer job when I was 19. I went everywhere in my hometown looking for work, including the gym. They asked if I was a personal trainer, I replied “no, but I could be.” I got certified, and off I went. That was in 2010, and while it started as just a job, I’ve since fallen in love with it.
What is your favorite way to exercise?
I need to see tangible results in my training, and I need to seek challenging goals. My favorite way to challenge myself is with strength training. How heavy can I lift? How much stronger can I get? But I’ve also challenged myself to reach certain marks in the mile and half mile, which took me several months of training to reach. My favorite way to exercise? The way that challenges me, isn’t easy, and leads to measurable results.
Do you prefer waking up early or staying up late?
What was the last book you read?
Good to Great, by Jim Collins.
If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?
I’d read and exercise more, probably. Maybe clean my house more to make my wife happy!
What are you currently watching on Netflix?
Parks and Rec.
What is your favorite way to spend your weekends?
Being outside with my wife and son.
Where is the next place you’d like to travel to and why?
My wife and I have always wanted to go to Spain. She dances a traditional Spanish dance called Flamenco and we both speak moderate Spanish. We’d love to go spend time there so she can study Flamenco and we can enjoy Spanish culture together.
Do you have a favorite inspirational quote?
What is your favorite part of your job?
My favorite part of my job is living my passion of making people more resilient by engineering superior health and fitness. I like removing obstacles that prevent people from reaching happiness, and empowering people with strength and mental toughness can remove a lot of obstacles.
Do you have any advice for anyone starting a new health routine?
Get a plan, make sure that plan that is a good plan, and stick with the plan. If you’re confident your program will lead to results, by golly stick with it.