KEEP YOUR TRAINING SIMPLE. AND INTENSE.
I was an athlete in college, so I like to bring some of the athletic conditioning into my own and my clients' training. My focus is on developing strength and optimal function while working toward a lean body and a sharp central nervous system. Training with me, you'll learn how to train smart and sharp, and you will learn how to do build on a solid foundation to more advanced skills and techniques. Having a Masters Degree in psychology, I know that mental aspect of training becomes a driving force not only with motivation, but understanding the layers of you and finding what your fuel is.
Weight training = Strength. It is a staple in every program. Incorporating weights with big movement patterns builds a lean body, stronger joint and bone structures for optimal function and injury prevention. And let’s be honest, you look bad ass.
Interval training. Treadmill, rower, elliptical, skill mill, versa climber, aerodyne bike, outdoors - you name it, we do it. The goal is heart rate variability and to train in the max heart rate or ‘anaerobic’ zone, like athletes do. Think sprinter. Think lean body.
What about regular cardio? We tackle some of that through interval training, but cardiovascular endurance is not the primary goal. This can still be a part of your exercise routine, but it’s not something we focus on in the one hour session.
Read more on training philosophy in 'geek' section.
- Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
- Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist (FRCms)
- Pre- and Post-Pregnancy Training Certified
- Trigger Point Therapy Training - Myofascial Release
- Kettlebell Level 1 Training
- ViPR Training - Vitality Performance and Reconditioning
- Progressive Bodyweight Training
- Animal Flow Level 1 Training
While we out here, say the hustlas prayer
If the game shakes me or breaks me
I hope it makes me a better man
Take a better stand
WORKING THE MENTal muscle.
As much as we train our bodies to be functional and look good, we should make the same investment in our mental health. What is mental health? It's the score keeper of your emotional output, your energy, your time.
I graduated with a Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling at NYU. The two year program taught psychoanalytic theoretical practice and dynamic ways of working with individuals and their mental health. I currently work with clients doing one on on individual 'therapy' or what I simply just call a conversation.
How does it relate to me and my physical training?
That is the question I love hearing. It's not directly related to training, training is just the vehicle of how you can learn about your mind. The mind gets left out in our goal set because we can't see it, it's not tangible. Through training, I start asking you how are you treating yourself outside of training? Are you getting in your own way? Are your thought processes productive or unproductive to your well-being? With a mental health background, I use it as a coaching technique with the larger goal of helping you get a better understanding of you, and what you really want, not only with physical training, but with your life and relationships.
"When you lookin' at me, tell me what do you see?"
.."(I love myself)"