How did you get started with health and fitness? What drew you in?
Growing up, I was very active competing in multiple sports. From my athletic career right into my military career, fitness was always a priority in my life. I continue to work toward being the best athlete I can be. I also really enjoy helping others accomplish their fitness goals, whatever they may be.
Favorite exercise and/or workout style:
My training consists of Olympic Weightlifting and various leg strengthening exercises. I enjoy anything that is functionally based, because I like to be continuously tested both physically and mentally. With all of this being said, every once in awhile I enjoy a good “bro” session — lots and lots of curls! — in hopes of one day looking like Ryan Amundson [Wellmark YMCA's Health and Wellness Senior Program Director].
I respect everyone that is willing to make fitness a priority in their lives, and I will be committed to helping you accomplish your goals any way that I can. I am very straightforward. I will tell you what you can expect from me as well as what I will expect from you. If I feel that you are not giving 100 percent, I will be sure to let you know.
“Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.” –Babe Ruth
Pause Squats and Olympic Weightlifting!
When he's not at the Y, he's...
Spending time with family or playing baseball
When does he feel his best?
Being on a baseball diamond or crushing tacos on Taco Tuesday!