No matter if your goal is to lose 10lbs or 100lbs or more, I am here to help you. I understand that everyone’s weight loss goals differ. I also understand how hard it can be to ask for help, and how nerve-racking it can be stepping into a gym for the first time. Everyone will face different obstacles on their weight loss journey. I promise never to embarrass you or waste your time with exercises that are inappropriate for your level of ability.
My weight loss methods involve making a series of lifestyle changes one at a time to return you to a healthy body weight and make you stronger than ever before. While some programs focus on fast results and short-term success, I focus on continuous improvement over the long term. While your goal may be to lose weight, mine is to teach you exercise and nutrition strategies that you can use for the rest of your life.
As a young athlete, I tried countless training methods looking for the competitive advantage. Jumping on fads and junk-science added up to a lot of fatigue, wasted training time, and a few injuries. I developed my training methods the hard way; in the gym, on the mat, and in the ring. After twenty years I stripped everything down to three components:
Obsessive practice and study of your sport
Barbell-based strength training
Appropriate conditioning methods.
I don’t hand out cookie-cutter programs to anyone, especially athletes. My sports-specific programs revolve around your season, your practice and your game schedule. Everything I do is designed to enhance your game, and never interfere with it.
It doesn’t matter if you are in your 40’s or your 70’s, everyone can benefit from an appropriately designed barbell-based strength program. Don’t think because you’ve got some grey hair that you’re too old to train. Strength is what allows us to get out of bed, do our groceries, and play with our kids…or grandkids.
A loss of strength is a loss of independence. In addition to enhancing or daily function, strength training can prevent muscle and bone loss, lower blood pressure, and help maintain cognitive function. My programs are safe, effective, and efficient, even for people who have never trained before. If you are approaching retirement and have never been to a gym before ask yourself: “How much better would my retirement years be, if I was stronger at 55 than I was at 35?”
Teaching martial arts was one of my first passions. I retired undefeated from professional mixed martial arts in 2008, and was honored to receive my Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu from Prof. Justin Bruckmann in 2012. I have coached professional MMA fighters, police officers, BJJ competitors, and men and women looking for recreation. If you are looking for private or semi-private training in kickboxing or Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, I would be glad to work with you.