Over 20 years of coaching experience
"My real passion today is problem solving."
My journey in fitness began 25 years ago. My goal starting off was to train for athletics. My fitness goal changed once my days as a student athlete ended. Immersing myself in the knowledge of fitness only made sense; this is where the desire to make fitness a career spawned. Prior to making fitness a career, I successfully ran a construction business for 10 years.
Five years ago I made the decision to return to college and obtain a degree in Exercise Science and Kinesiology, with a minor in biology from The College at Brockport. I excelled while at The College at Brockport and was awarded the Adult Student of the Year Award my first semester. This award means a lot to me as it is presented to an adult who has overcome adversity to return to college to complete their degree. My senior year I was also fortunate to be the recipient of the Exercise Science Student of the Year Award, an award that I believe to be an epitome of my hard work and determination to succeed.
Amidst finishing my degree, my business partner Will Barker and I created DUNAMIS. I knew this was the path I was meant to embark on from the beginning. The chance to open this business at the closing of my time at Brockport was a blessing and a dream come true. In my time at Brockport I worked under the head strength and conditioning coach, Ed Jaskulski, and developed programs for the college athletes to follow. Working with the Strength and Conditioning department at The College at Brockport gave me the opportunity to truly respect each sport individually, and gain the knowledge to train each properly. Now when developing programs for athletes I recall upon this knowledge and take into account the demands of each sport specifically. I am a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and also have acquired the title of Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). This is held in high regards as the gold standard in the field of strength and conditioning.
My real passion today is problem solving. I enjoy the challenge of working with athletes and the general population to optimize their performance in whatever way that may be individualized to them. Being able to use physical activity and training to increase the capabilities of others, whether beginner in fitness, collegiate athlete or weekend warrior, is what I strive to accomplish.
"Too many people cut themselves short"
In my early quest for improvement I tried many things. Crash diets, drinking more water, exercising more, or just refusing to eat. I found some short term successes with these methods but mostly experienced failures.
There is so much information on the internet today. Everyone is a self proclaimed expert. Many are claiming their share of facts with very poor or non-existent scientific basis.
Through many failures, many later successes, and nonstop learning from world renown fitness professionals, I have effectively learned how to repair the body through both diet and movement. Consequently, I’ve fallen in love with the process of self improvement. Now after 6 years of conscious effort and education, I can passionately and confidently say I am ready to teach others how they can also change their body.
Through my journey of self improvement, individualized diet, proper training & movement, I am free of medicines that were claimed to solve the problem. I now have an unwavering desire to help others learn how to control their body and through the process grow their spiritual well being.
Too many people cut themselves short of their full potential - attempting to use their age, bad joints, health, or self imposed limitations to just give up on themselves. I believe one’s happiness is a priority to life! I can't impose change, but I can inspire those that want to change to seek happiness through fitness. People CAN fix their own body, and it's my passion to help lead them on that journey.