St. Louis, MO 63122
A little about my experience, education, background and me:
I am currently working as a personal trainer at 24 Hour Fitness in Kirkwood, MO and have been at this location since July of 2006. While at 24 Hour Fitness I have trained over 100 clients and over 4500 session hours. I have received my bachelors in Nutrition and Dietetic Science through Saint Louis University and have plans of getting my Masters as well as becoming a Registered Dietitian down the road. I am also currently certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) as a Personal Trainer, Performance Enhancement Specialist, and a Corrective Exercise Specialist.
My passion for working out started in high school and continued to grow through my time in the Marine Corps where I served on active duty for 4 years. I still currently serve as a member of the Missouri Air National Guard and have been for the last 10 years as a training instructor for them.
My focus in training has been predominately in weight-loss, body composition/image change, nutrition counseling, general health and wellness, and injury prevention/rehabilitation. As I have grown over the years I have realized that many people have many different goals but most fall within the major categories I have focused on. This has also been influenced by my own personal interest in injury prevention as well as healthy eating habits for general health and body composition as I have gotten older.
Through the years I have broadened my approach to training. Realizing that being able to get my clients to enjoy every session they have as more than just a butt-kicking workout but a chance to unwind in the gym and use their time as an escape. The stress and problems of the outside world are always going to be there but as long as your only stress in the gym is the physical kind than I know you will have had a good time working out. I'm not a yeller or screamer in the gym but rather a motivator, educator, and shoulder to lean on when need be. I try to be an open ear for all my clients as they normally find their sessions to be a great time to work off some stress from life and know they have a person there to listen to all the little things that they need to get off their mind. Being able to have my clients walk away relaxed mentally and fatigued physically all while getting a good workout in towards their fitness goals is my main goal.
I truly believe that as a trainer, our education should never stop. There is always more to learn and always more ways to improve yourself so that you can help your clients even more. I love to learn and if I am not in class, I am looking towards other sources of good health and fitness education to pick up new things from.