PN Level 1
FMS Level 1
Background: How did you get started in fitness and athletics?
When I was 10 my Mom put me in ballet, reasons unknown. I was absolutely devastated. It should have been any boys dream – myself, 8 girls, and a teacher who put me front and center. But I’m pretty sure I had to wear a leotard and I’m not sure I ever recovered from that.
Fast forward 8 years, like most 18 year olds, I want to be jacked.
For some reason I feel like the blending of these two life events really epitomizes my fitness journey.
Experience: How long have you been a trainer?
Training Philosophy: What is your training philosophy?
Mindful Movement – Move, learn, discover.
My movement practice constantly changes depending on my mood, primarily dictated by the state of my lawn. Currently I’m very interested in utilizing movement as a form of play and exploration. I know this probably sounds a little obnoxious, but if you’ve ever seen me rolling around in the gym you know what I mean?
Client Success Stories: Can you share a memorable success story or moment with a client?
Every time a client comments that exercising has given them the confidence to try something they would have never tried before and enrich their lived experience.
Advice for Beginners: What advice would you give to someone just starting their fitness journey?
Consistency is by far the most important piece of the puzzle, but it’s not a ‘one size fits all’ concept. Consistency for a 20-year-old high schooler probably looks much different than a 45-year-old accountant – and not just because he’s 20 and still in high school. Understanding how fitness can mesh with your lifestyle is huge for long term success.
Overcoming Challenges: How do you help clients overcome common fitness challenges?
Avoid setting yourself up for failure. Falling victim to doing too much too soon inevitably (for most of us) makes a routine hard to stick to when life decides to interfere. Find your rhythm.
Favorite Workout: What is your favorite type of workout or exercise, and why?
Probably Bulgarian squats. If you know, you know 😉.
Personal Fitness Goals: What are your personal fitness goals for this year?
For the most part my goals are quite general when it comes to fitness. Moving pain-free is always top of mind, followed by exploring different modalities and trying to add more tools to my toolbox, expand my fitness repertoire, and to stay healthy decades down the road.
Hobbies: What are your hobbies or interests outside of fitness?
Tennis, video games, scootering, mindfulness practices, travel, Christmas, Lord of the Rings, Roger Federer shoes, investing and losing money, chasing happiness, my daughter yelling at me, watering my lawn.
Inspirational Figure: Who or what inspires you the most?
Connecting with people.
The Roman Empire – all men think about this at least weekly.
Fun Fact: Share a fun or surprising fact about yourself.
Favourite colour: lush green
Number: Infinity 8
Holiday destination: ocean or sea-bound
Landscape: weedless grass
Least liked element: wind