Early in my college career, I struggled knowing what I wanted to do specifically but knew that my passions were among fitness, health and wellness. I started out as a Nutrition major at Cal State University Chico, but soon switched my major to Kinesiology. I eventually graduated with my B.A. in Kinesiology with a minor in Exercise Science.
I gained valuable knowledge about nutrition and proper body mechanics through my time at Whole Body Fitness. I then went on to work as a rehab aide for Enloe Medical Center in Chico, CA where I experienced physical therapy and occupational therapy. It not only opened my eyes to how integral those practices are in our society, but it also helped shape my personal views; how I wanted to serve those in need while feeding the hunger of wanting to be in the world of health and fitness.
I've struggled with hip pain since I was 17. After cortisone shots, surgery, physical therapy and having two babies, I'm still working towards my functionality, and I've got a ways yet to go. However, I take comfort in knowing how far I've come. I know firsthand the frustrations that come with having a body that doesn't operate as it "should". Since then I've had a passion to help those in pain. I'm finally in a place in life where I can direct my time and expertise into helping others regain what they felt was lost. I decided to create a platform that can help people get out of pain, and regain functionality.
B.A. Kinesiology - CSU, Chico
Minor in Exercise Science
Fitness Nutrition Coach - N.E.S.T.A.
It's been a long crazy journey up to this point. However, along the way, there have been a few constants. I love getting to know people on a personal level, I love fitness, and I enjoy helping others in need.
I have always been attracted to careers and opportunities that had me work closely with people. I love getting to know folks on a personal level. It's part of what ultimately led me to excel at personal training. I didn't get drained by all the back and forth interaction. For me it usually has an energizing effect, and also allowed me to better tailor fitness sessions for my clients.
Over my ten + years in the fitness industry, I've had the opportunity to work with, and learn from some of the best and brightest in the fields of health and fitness. The Cal State University Chico Rec Center, Whole Body Fitness, and most notably Align Holistic Health Management.
I personally find a great deal of satisfaction from helping others. There is no better feeling than walking someone through a series of progressions to help them fix pain they thought would be an everlasting part of their life. Or show someone that they need not be bound by the chains of their current abilities; rather they do in fact have the capability to increase their functionality to do the things they WANT to do.
Those three passions have ultimately led me to helping create Apex.
Aside from all the business stuff, I’m a proud father of three wonderful children and a partner to an extremely driven woman/mother/owner.
Corrective Exercise Specialist - NASM
Personal Training Cert - AFAA*
Nutrition & Hydration Cert - NSA
Fitness Instructor Cert - NSA