I’m a personal trainer, a strength coach and a martial artist. I’m also a reader, a writer, an animal lover, crossword addict, and recovering music snob (10 years sober and counting!). I grew up in the suburbs, in a household where quinoa, kale and collards were dinnertime staples long before Dr. Oz was even a twinkle in Oprah’s eye. Now I live in Kitchener (90 minutes west of Toronto) with my wife Jo and our rescue dogs, Captain and Jean-Luc.
My goal is to make fitness and health accessible for everyone. I want to erase the negative associations many of us have with exercise (thank you, Biggest Loser!) and replace them with empowering ideals. Picture it for a minute — a world filled with strong, vibrant and healthy role models; communities where walking and running are the norm and all the McDonald’s are empty.
My eyes well up at the very thought.
As you can tell, I’m a bit of an optimist. In no way is that a bad thing. I genuinely believe everyone has the ability to achieve great things in life, and few things actualize untapped potential like weight training. The discipline, the focus, the determination — all of the lessons learned in the weight room are transferable to life itself.
Strength training changed my life.
It can do the same for you.