Camp Coach | Personal Trainer
“Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it....Now, water can flow or it can crash.”
Having recently moved to Austin from Fairfax, Virginia I am taking that quote to heart more than ever. Besides having lived in New York for several years while in school, I have never lived any where else, but in the suburbs of Washington DC.
Fitness became a part of my life late and I have never regretted this path. Even though I have a bachelor’s degree in culinary management and was a successful chef for several years, I realized it was not the path that was conducive for the lifestyle I wanted to eventually start and raise a family. So I took a 180 degree turn and decided to incorporate my knowledge of cooking to tie it into fitness. I obtained my PT certification and decided to make a career in the fitness industry and never looked back. Having been a personal trainer for nine years has not only changed my life for the better, but has helped me change the lives of others. It’s given me the opportunity to teach clients and friends how to make healthy choices and cook in a way to make food taste good without sacrificing the nutritious components of it. I’ve met many great people and made many great friends through this journey and I feel the most rewarding and flattering aspect of personal training is the positive impact I’ve made and will make on clients past, present, and future.
My fitness approach is similar to cooking. When we cook we keep the basic foundation of a recipe and then once mastered we then try to tweak the ingredient/s to make it look and/or taste better. Just like my workout routines, there’s always a foundation of an exercise and once mastered we tweak the weight, the environment, and/or the technique to make us look better or get stronger or both. And most importantly, to make it challenging and fun.
When I’m not training or working out I’m usually hanging out with my best friend, my wife Flor. We love to eat (who doesn’t) so we’re always seeking out new restaurants to try out and when we’re not eating (rarely) we love to hike and watch movies. You’ll soon find out that my energetic and enthusiastic attitude WILL make you Think Stronger and Be Stronger. Remember, Strong Mind Strong body.