- BCRPA PERSONAL FITNESS TRAINER
MEND Physical Activity Trainer
- THIRD AGE
- CPR / FIRST AID.
ELITE TRX TRAINER:
- TRX® Suspension Training
TRX® Group Suspension Training®
- TRX® Sports Medicine Suspension Training®
TRX FORCE® Trainer
- TRX® Group Rip® Training
TRX® Rip® Training
I have been a personal fitness trainer for the past decade. I was a jack of many trades before, but after healing from a life-threatening accident, I was inspired to assist others in the same way that I helped myself. The accident caused a serious brain injury. I could no longer walk, talk, or function on any normal level. In fact, the physicians questioned if I would ever walk or effectively process thought patterns again.
I had to relearn everything. Mentally, I was child-like and had the capacity of a 6 to 8 year old, but, physically, I was in the body of a 30-year old. I felt like Tom Hanks in ‘BIG’. It was a long, hard road, but we always learn the most when we are faced with hardship. I gained so much insight, and learned to appreciate what most of us take for granted—the ability to just live and to purely survive. The saying, ‘you don’t know what you have until it’s gone’ is very true.
The rehabilitation process was grueling and incredibly humbling, but I pushed my body and mind, attaining the unthinkable. In total, I was in the hospital for three months, and my body weight dropped from 230 pounds to 185 pounds. When I was released, I started going to the gym twice a day just to strengthen my basic muscles. Before you know it, I was back at 230 pounds, but a better me, topping the charts at 230 pounds with lean muscle mass.
I refer to myself as an example of how anyone can overcome their challenges. Since then, I have devoted my life to health and fitness.