BIO

My story

Fitness became part of my life when I was 10 years old when my parents realized I needed an outlet to burn off my high level of energy.  Enrolling me in the local soccer and baseball leagues provided the perfect solution.

Once in high school my desire to play team sports faded as I found my new passion playing drums for the school band along with playing my drum at home with hopes of one day becoming good enough to play in a rock band.

After taking a weight training class and seeing and feeling the effects of weight training, I was hooked. Having no idea how to properly train or any guidance I picked up a copy of Muscle & Fitness hoping to find some answers. Once I saw those bodybuilders gracing the pages, my desire and passion to become a bodybuilder took control. I made it official with my 1990 New Year’s resolution. I started that journey by joining a local gym I heard all the hardcore people trained at.  Here is where I met my mentor, Joe Troccoli, who took me under his wing, teaching and guiding me for the next 8 years. Hard work and extreme discipline were the principles he preached instilled in me.The message, “never let anyone out work you”. Those principles are a big factor for the success I’ve had during my competition career.  These same principles I preach to the clients I work with today.

My bodybuilding journey lasted 20 years with my long-term goal to become a professional bodybuilder. At the 2003 Nationals, I placed 2nd in the heavyweight class, missing professional status by one spot. That was the closest I would come to obtaining my dream. The knowledge and wisdom I’ve gained over my 29 years are vital tools I pass along to my clients helping them reach their fitness goals.

 

EDUCATION

  • B.S. Therapeutic Recreation (University of Florida, 1998) GO GATORS!!!
Certifications
  • I.S.S.A. Certified Fitness Trainer, 2001
  • C.P.R. certified since 1989
  • Les Mills Body Pump Instructor, 2009
  • TRX Suspension Training, 2011
  • Orange Theory Fitness Coach, 2013
  • I.S.S.A. Sports Nutrition, 2019
C.E.U.'s
  • Plyometrics to Enhance Strength-Quickness-Speed
  • Developing Power and Speed: Strength-Quickness-Speed
  • Unilateral Training
  • Squatology
  • Practical Nutrition for Fitness Professionals
  • Exercise Anatomy
  • Advanced Power Training
  • Advanced Strength Training
  • Kinetic Anatomy
  • Hormones and Performance
  • Five Step Back Solution
  • About Knee Problems
  • Supplementation for Training and Performance
  • Orange Theory Fitness: Indoor Rowing
  • Orange Theory Fitness: Program Design – Resistance Training Blocks
  • Orange Theory Fitness: Treadmill Interval Training
  • Orange Theory Fitness: Program Design Treadmill Interval Training (Updated)
  • Flexibility for Performance
  • Speed, Agility & Strength Training
Contest History
  • 1993 Gainesville (1st Middleweight & Overall)
  • 1994 N.E. Florida (1st Light-heavyweight & Overall)
  • 1994 S.E. USA (7th Light-heavyweight)
  • 1995 Jr. Florida (2nd Light-heavyweight)
  • 1996 S.E. USA (2nd Light-heavyweight)
  • 1998 Southern States (1st Light-heavyweight & Overall)
  • 1999 Nationals (6th Light-heavyweight)
  • 2000 Nationals (7th Heavyweight)
  • 2001 Florida State (1st Heavyweight)
  • 2001 Nationals (15th Heavyweight)
  • 2003 Nationals (2nd Heavyweight)
  • 2005 Nationals (12th Heavyweight)
  • 2006 Nationals (7th Heavyweight)
  • 2007 Sunshine Classic (1st Heavyweight)
  • 2007 U.S.A.’s (5th Heavyweight)
  • 2007 Nationals (10 Heavyweight)
  • 2008 Nationals (7th Light-heavyweight)
  • 2009 Natinals (7th Heavyweight)
  • 2013 Southern States (3rd Heavyweight)

My story

Fitness became part of my life when I was 10 years old when my parents realized I needed an outlet to burn off my high level of energy.  Enrolling me in the local soccer and baseball leagues provided the perfect solution.

Once in high school my desire to play team sports faded as I found my new passion playing drums for the school band along with playing my drum at home with hopes of one day becoming good enough to play in a rock band.

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After taking a weight training class and seeing and feeling the effects of weight training, I was hooked. Having no idea how to properly train or any guidance I picked up a copy of Muscle & Fitness hoping to find some answers. Once I saw those bodybuilders gracing the pages, my desire and passion to become a bodybuilder took control. I made it official with my 1990 New Year’s resolution. I started that journey by joining a local gym I heard all the hardcore people trained at.  Here is where I met my mentor, Joe Troccoli, who took me under his wing, teaching and guiding me for the next 8 years. Hard work and extreme discipline were the principles he preached instilled in me.The message, “never let anyone out work you”. Those principles are a big factor for the success I’ve had during my competition career.  These same principles I preach to the clients I work with today.

My bodybuilding journey lasted 20 years with my long-term goal to become a professional bodybuilder. At the 2003 Nationals, I placed 2nd in the heavyweight class, missing professional status by one spot. That was the closest I would come to obtaining my dream. The knowledge and wisdom I’ve gained over my 29 years are vital tools I pass along to my clients helping them reach their fitness goals.

Education

EDUCATION

  • B.S. in Therapeutic Recreation (University of Florida, 1998) GO GATORS!!!
Certifications

EDUCATION

  • I.S.S.A. Certified Fitness Trainer, 2001
  • C.P.R. certified since 1989
  • Les Mills Body Pump Instructor, 2009
  • TRX Suspension Training, 2011
  • Orange Theory Fitness Coach, 2013
  • I.S.S.A. Sports Nutrition, 2019
C.E.U.'s

EDUCATION

  • Plyometrics to Enhance Strength-Quickness-Speed
  • Developing Power and Speed: Strength-Quickness-Speed
  • Unilateral Training
  • Squatology
  • Practical Nutrition for Fitness Professionals
  • Exercise Anatomy
  • Advanced Power Training
  • Advanced Strength Training
  • Kinetic Anatomy
  • Hormones and Performance
  • Five Step Back Solution
  • About Knee Problems
  • Supplementation for Training and Performance
  • Orange Theory Fitness: Indoor Rowing
  • Orange Theory Fitness: Program Design – Resistance Training Blocks
  • Orange Theory Fitness: Treadmill Interval Training
  • Orange Theory Fitness: Program Design Treadmill Interval Training (Updated)
  • Flexibility for Performance
  • Speed, Agility & Strength Training
Contest History

Contest History

  • 1993 Gainesville (1st Middleweight & Overall)
  • 1994 N.E. Florida (1st Light-heavyweight & Overall)
  • 1994 S.E. USA (7th Light-heavyweight)
  • 1995 Jr. Florida (2nd Light-heavyweight)
  • 1996 S.E. USA (2nd Light-heavyweight)
  • 1998 Southern States (1st Light-heavyweight & Overall)
  • 1999 Nationals (6th Light-heavyweight)
  • 2000 Nationals (7th Heavyweight)
  • 2001 Florida State (1st Heavyweight)
  • 2001 Nationals (15th Heavyweight)
  • 2003 Nationals (2nd Heavyweight)
  • 2005 Nationals (12th Heavyweight)
  • 2006 Nationals (7th Heavyweight)
  • 2007 Sunshine Classic (1st Heavyweight)
  • 2007 U.S.A.’s (5th Heavyweight)
  • 2007 Nationals (10 Heavyweight)
  • 2008 Nationals (7th Light-heavyweight)
  • 2009 Natinals (7th Heavyweight)
  • 2013 Southern States (3rd Heavyweight)

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