About Me

Life is hard enough as it is. The last thing you need is for it to be even harder thanks to the BS health and fitness advice you see in magazines, on social media, and on TV.

Juice cleanse? Keto diet? Cardio or weight lifting? How the hell is anyone supposed to know what’s going to work and how to do it right?

It’s easy to get stuck on the rat wheel, doing the same thing day in and day out without results.

On the other end side of the coin, it’s tempting to jump from one program to the next in hopes of losing those extra pounds, fitting into those old clothes, and being your old self again.

Your body is YOURS.

It shouldn’t be hard to know exactly what needs to happen in order to get the body, health, and life you want.

But in today’s day in age it feels impossible to know who you can trust.

I believe in always doing the right thing, telling the truth, and leading others with kindness.

My mission with this website is to empower you so you can take control of your own health and fitness once and for all.

I don’t want you to rely on guesswork or the word of that Instagram model with a million follwers. I want you to have a sound understanding of how your body works so that you can make the best decisions for yourself.

Know the path, stay the path. That’s the key to long-term success.

Who am I?

I grew up in a small farm town in central California where there isn’t a lot to do but get in trouble or play sports. I chose to play sports, which eventually lead me to playing football at Willamette University in Salem, OR, where I live now with my wife and two, soon-to-be-three kids, two cats, and our sweet minivan.

I’ve always been interested in fitness. I remember wondering why some kids were faster than others when we raced on the playground and later what made some us stronger than the others in the weight room.

I got my first personal training job in 2010, while I was studying exercise science at Willamette University. Learning the textbook stuff about anatomy and physiology was great, but it wasn’t until I did an internship with Aaron Hague of Resilient Human Performance that I learned how impactful fitness can be on a person’s life.

Aaron taught me how movement can change the way a person’s body works, but more importantly, he gave me a window into how exercise can change the way a person feels about himself down to the core (pun intended).

Being able to squat more weight than last year is great. But looking in the mirror and smiling at the person you see in the reflection is life-changing.

Once I learned how to use fitness to serve a higher purpose I dove in head first and have never looked back.

And that’s why I believe it’s so important to have truth.

If you’re going to put in the time, effort, and hard work to improve yourself, you deserve to have the best information avaialble so your efforts are rewarded.

Reading this blog will give you what you need to move forward and take control of your health and fitness once and for all.