The purpose of this blog is to chronicle all of my fitness endeavors, from bodybuilding to kettlebell instruction and everything in between. There have been many trials and tribulations along the way. I hope to motivate, inspire, and encourage someone who may need support. I also share workouts, videos, and other fitness related information.
I am a health & fitness enthusiast, and my passion lies in encouraging others to adopt healthy lifestyles and teaching others through exercise instruction. I have been a fitness instructor and personal trainer since 1997. I have taught at the University of MD, World Gym, Gold's Gym, and the Riata Apartment complex. I hold certifications in the following areas: personal training, group exercise instruction, and indoor cycling. I am also a former member of the National Strength & Conditioning Association. I am an avid kettlebell lifter and have completed Anthony DiLugio's Kettlebell Essentials Instructor Certitifcation course (2009). I also plan to get certified by the IKFF in 2011. I am a former NPC figure & amateur bodybuilding competitor (2003, 2004, 2006). I went through a period of high stress and anxiety which wreaked havoc on my body for a few years. I gained about 40 pounds in a very short period of time. Getting it off has been an arduous process to say the least. Anyhoo, I can say proudly that I have weathered the storm, am reducing my stress levels, and am slowly getting my body back to a place where is comfortable for me. My horomone and stress levels are returning to a normal state, which is producing a noticeable change in my body composition, energy, stamina, and response to solid eating. As a result, I feel good enough to announce that I am preparing for my comeback competitive NPC appearance in Fall 2013. I specialize in underground training methodologies, and I love finding new ways to push myself to a higher level of fitness. I enjoy learning about new ways to attain optimal fitness and conditioning levels. I also enjoy participating in several on-line fitness related forums.
Thank you for letting me share a bit of my personal journey in cyberspace.