Atlanta, GA 30342
In order to know me now, you first need to get to know me as a 5-year-old.
That’s when the first of many life-changing things happened - my father died.
What does my father’s death have to do with who I am as a personal trainer today? Well, I’ll tell you…
In order to comfort me, my babysitter fed me. And I needed lots of comforting.
This led to me becoming an unathletic, chubby kid and I was ridiculed and teased about it for years.
By the time 6th grade came, I was sick and tired of being made fun of for my weight and I decided I had to do something about it. I had to take action. I didn’t want to be the overweight kid anymore.
I started school that fall and that’s when everything changed for me.
The school’s gym had just gotten a brand new universal weight machine and that machine became my salvation.
I began working out and I dedicated myself to learning everything I could about becoming stronger. By the time I graduated high school, I was the strongest kid in class.
From then on through college and my 20’s, I worked out religiously; 5 days a week for an hour at a time. I felt like I basically lived in the gym. But that was ok because in order to stay strong and fit, that is what it took.
Then, I turned 30.
As my body aged, aches and pains started popping up all over and I thought to myself, “how am I going to keep this up for another 40-50 years”? I wasn’t that high school kid anymore but I didn’t want to go back to my chubby self either.
It was around this time that I was introduced to a method of weight training called Superslow.
It was a game changer.
By training in this new way, I went from living to work out to working out to live.
Instead of 1 hour 5 times per week, I lifted weights for 30 minutes 2 times per week.
My body was just as strong but my aches and pains were gone. I had more free time to do other things in life that I wanted to do.
Fast forward 20 years and I’m still working out this way and training individuals from 35 years of age all the way to 80 years young using the Superslow method. I, along with my clients, feel good in our bodies and we know that no matter the situation, we’re in good enough shape to handle it. We’re healthy, strong and living life to the fullest.
AND - we’re not spending all of our free time in the gym lifting weights.