USAW Sport Performance Coach
Functional Movement Screen Certified
Sport Nutrition Certificate
B.S. Health Fitness Specialist
Indiana University School of Public Health
I was born and raised in Indianapolis, 1992. I grew up off Oaklandon road, went through the Lawrence Township school system in the immersion program where I studied and became fluent in Spanish.
From the age of 7 through 18 I was extremely ill. I grew up with an un-diagnosable auto immune disorder. Because of my constant illness I was extremely sedentary, missed a lot of school, and even lost my eyebrows. As a result I went through my grade school years with very few friends and was the victim of verbal bullying. Being obese and not having eyebrows made me an easy target. It wasn’t until my senior year of high school at Lawrence North that I decided enough was enough and I would take things into my control.
In 2010 I embarked on my fitness journey. It all started with a desire to transform. I truly believed that I could take my life back. In nearly a year I went from 270lbs to 220lbs!! 50lbs of fat loss!
I was 18 years old. Growing up for most of my childhood I was sick with autoimmune issues, and I had no athletic background. I had no idea how to create this change within myself, but I knew and believed I was ready to change. I just knew I was sick of always feeling my stomach hang over the waistline of my pants, or wearing baggy clothing so that it wouldn’t cling to my stomach and chest. I didn’t want anyone having a clue what I looked like under my clothing. I wasn’t just hiding my body; I was hiding who I was.
Never having experienced a gym or even having a clue of what a healthy meal looked like, I threw myself to the wolves. After struggling for a bit, yet loving the process of going to the gym everyday, I did some research. I learned what to eat and what to do in the gym through an online fitness coach. With that knowledge I was able to run off and start my transformation.
By the end of a 12-week transformation challenge, I had found a new lease on life. I had a new found confidence that I never thought I would achieve. At this point I was down to 200lbs. I know 20lbs in 12 weeks might not sound like much, but it was the right way to lose the weight, one to two pounds per week. The fact that I had lost 70lbs was only the surface value. I could socialize without anxiety and I could actually talk to girls!!! This was huge considering I was soon going to college.
This journey eventually led me to a life decision of making health and fitness my life’s work. I graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology with a focus as a Health and Fitness Specialist. Since this journey began I have had the pleasure of helping so many other people improve their lives. I have worked with everyone including, high school athletes, elite pro athletes, pro wrestlers (yeah WWE) stay at home parents, extremely medically obese individuals, extremely busy business professionals, and even parkinsonian patients. Through health and fitness we are able to free the mind of doubt and anxiety. We can transform our bodies into what it is we WANT and ENVISION for ourselves.
In your journey to become pain free, feel good about your body image, be strong, and just overall enjoy life, we become close friends. This isn't just Personal Training, Semi-private training or online coaching; this is developing a friendship with someone that will help you through life. I will push you when you need to be pushed and encourage you when things don't seem to be going your way. This experience is about you becoming your best self, and it's a journey that I am so blessed to be involved with you.