Ah, so what do you want to know about me? Probably my education and certifications so you can decide whether or not what I write is credible and actually applicable to your life, training programs and workouts. Well, I went to Eastampton elementary school and got an award in second grade for listening well. If that doesn’t sell you on me, I’m not sure what will.
I graduated from Rowan University in 2012 with my Bachelor’s in Health and Exercise Science. I was a big nerd in college and graduated with a 3.9 GPA. Straight out of college I passed my Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification and spent a lot of time reading and watching DVD’s on training, improving athleticism, and how the body works. Guys like Mike Boyle, Eric Cressey, Mike Robertson, Tony Gentilcore, and Dan John are all guys who I follow and you should too if you’re serious about bettering yourself as a fitness professional.
I’m familiar with the Functional Movement Screen and all the processes that go along with it as well. To this day I’m always trying to learn as much as I can about the human body and performance because in this line of work, once you get comfortable with your level of education/knowledge is the day you start sucking as a coach and trainer.
My clients have ranged from 8 year old youth athletes to 84 year old retirees looking to move and feel better. I’ve worked with Division 1 athletes looking to increase their performance and sedentary soccer moms who just want to fit into their pre-wedding clothes again. And pretty much everyone in between.
I’m the current co-owner of Grit Fitness and Performance located in Cherry Hill where we focus on helping people move better, feel better, and perform better.
What about my personal life you ask? Ok here’s the rundown.
I’m married to my wife, Krystle. We’re high school sweethearts (cue the awww from the audience).
I have a mini Australian Shepherd named Dexter. Yes, the fictional serial killer served as inspiration for his name.
I Love Philadelphia sports. I need the Flyers or Eagles to win a championship asap. (UPDATE: EAGLES SUPER BOWL LII CHAMPIONS)
I like lifting heavy things.
Breaking Bad is the greatest show ever.
I love sushi and burritos.
That about sums it up.