Personal Senior Fitness Trainer Exercise Program and Wellness Services Mesa, Az
After many years of trying to find my purpose in life, I was faced with the realization after having overcome food addiction and obesity that my true direction had been realized.
I was in college when I initiated my weight loss journey and pursuit of education regarding all things health, nutrition, exercise, wellness, and psychology. Once I had basic tools in place, I created all of my own fitness and nutrition programs, as well as making changes to lifestyle and activity habits.
In a very exhausting but fruitful 15-month journey, I lost 177 pounds of excess body weight, did it all myself, and 100% naturally. It was during this process that many of my friends and co-workers would see my rapid progress and inquire as to what I was doing. I began coaching them, and ultimately this turned into professional training.
Since this humble beginning, I have enjoyed a fruitful career which has included: multiple levels of national recognition, authorship, professional peer mentorship, education/motivational speaker, college instructor, and entrepreneur.
This page offers a summary of my biography, credentials, experience, and accomplishments. All with the purpose and vision to provide you with the best quality programming and fitness experience available anywhere.
I am honored to be transplanted from Tulsa, Oklahoma to Mesa Arizona and to create a business with one primary goal in mind, that is to provide older adults with the tools necessary to live the quality of life they've earned and deserve.
On 9/11/06 (in memory of the twin towers disaster), I ceremoniously opened the doors of a small studio with a concept of my own design. The business philosophy was simple, exceed client expectations every session every time and the money will come!
Soon Success Fitness becomes the largest private training facility in the state of Oklahoma and employs 15 trainers, servicing a spectrum of fitness training goals: athletic performance (to include professionals), body building, weight loss, combat sports, TRX/kettle bell small groups, family fitness, and my special "hope after cancer" program .
The concept of Age-Well Arizona is very near and dear to my heart and I feel incredibly honored to have created an integrity based company based in Mesa Arizona which will serve to empower, educate, motivate, and support functional aging for adults from 45 - 105 .
The National Academy of Sports Medicine selects me as a contributing expert for the curriculum design & publications development department.
The online wellness resource Livestrong.com features me in over 100 videos covering numerous topics & subject matter.
My Senior Strong program was featured in American Fitness Magazine as a means of inspiring the fitness industry to re-think quality exercise for older adults.
After many years of various levels of contribution to the fitness education entity IDEA, I have been selected to provide content and direction for professional development programming.
From attending classes literally in the hundreds, I have been provided the honor to join Fitness Greats like Dr. Len Kravitz as a facilitator to provide education to top industry professionals.
On numerous occasions I was selected to provide on-camera health/fitness/wellness related content for all local news affiliates as well as contributing content to the Tulsa World and Broken Arrow Daily Ledger newspapers.
Spanning a term of a little over 10-years, I would run Success Fitness during the day and teach at the local technical colleges Community Care College - NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) and Tulsa Technology Health Sciences Center - ACE (American Council on Exercise) Certified Personal Trainer programs in the evenings.
Over the course of my career I have facilitated numerous lectures, programs, seminars, workshops, and classes. Content covers the spectrum from peer development, nutrition, fitness, exercise, weight management, through technical subjects such as the brain & exercise.
After I sold Success Fitness, I was afforded an opportunity to become an instructor within the training department at the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office in tandem with my duties at the colleges. Areas of expertise included: defensive tactics, physical conditioning, performance nutrition, custody & control, conflict de-escalation, and crisis management.