I have always had a passion for being active and for the mechanics of movement since I can remember. In my late teens, I discovered that I have a strong passion for helping others to learn and grow. Combining those passions with a visceral need for working towards improving myself and getting better in everything that I do, my desire to become a trainer and coach was born.
After several years of Muay Thai Kickboxing training, I became a successful amateur competitor, and started training other fighters, eventually ending up working with a few UFC competitors from 2007 to 2009. After sustaining several broken ribs, tearing both rotator cuffs and tearing my ACL off twice in training and competition, I started researching various rehabilitation techniques and nutritional strategies to help speed my recovery. After losing my last professional MMA fight, and sustaining some pretty severe injuries that required surgery, I was lead to discover the true power of nutrition and it’s affect on recovery and optimal health and healing.
I am now very lucky to be able to share my hard earned knowledge with my clients to help them achieve optimal levels of health & fitness through functional training & strengthening of the body, along with balanced nutrition to suit their varied goals.
Below is a highlight of the formal education I’ve received over the many years I’ve been involved in the fitness industry. This list does not include the countless hours reading and researching training techniques and nutritional strategies outside of the classroom and curriculum, nor the trial and error it took to get it right.
- Certified Fitness Nutrition Coach
- Certified Raw Food Nutritionist
- Certified Body-Mind Nutritionist – Level 1
- CMMACC (Certified Mixed Martial Arts Conditioning Coach)
- TRX Individual & Group Exercise Trainer
- TRX Rip Trainer Certified
- Core Conditioning Specialist
- 3 Time Amateur Muay Thai Kickboxing Champion
- Professional MMA Fighter & Coach