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Zen Fitness Owner
The heart of Zen Fitness beats within our trainers.
We bring together trainers who are passionate and understand that life is only most fully appreciated with good health. Zen Fitness trainers are incredibly knowledgeable in exercise science and nutrition. They balance their role as trainers with being excellent chefs... an important component for a balanced approach. I am so proud to introduce you to our Zen Fitness team.
I like to be prepared, well-rounded, and efficient, but barebones backed with facts at the same time. I like to know the best, simplest ways to get things done. Combine that with the influence of video games I love, where you have to run, jump, fight, and climb through them, and you get my passion for fitness. That’s why I started working out, and lifting weights, so I’d be ready for a multitude of possible obstacles in life. Maybe I don’t need to run five miles or push 200 pounds, but if I do I want to be able to. Which is all why I earned my ACSM Personal Trainer certification, so I’m able to help guide others along to their own terms of preparedness.
Practicing a sport has been always present in my life which has made it a necessity to take care of my body so that I can always perform at a high level. Doing exercise along with a good nutrition and self-care play a big role in my daily life. I have played pro racquetball 3 years now. I incorporated the practice of Yoga to my routine and I discovered the beautiful connection of mind, body and spirit. This was so powerful to me that encouraged me to attend yoga school. In 2016, I finished my 200 hrs yoga teacher training in Portland, OR. When doing yoga, I cultivate health and wellbeing. I am passionate about spreading this practice to the world!
Starting from a very young age, I developed a strong interest in sports. I played baseball, soccer, basketball, football, wrestling, golf and above all, racquetball. It was racquetball that was my best sport. At age 10, I was a Junior National and World champion. After college I played seven years of professional racquetball and reached a rank of #8 in the world. I am currently #17 and continue to compete as much as possible. My path to personal training was very natural as I have spent close to 17 years in the gym, training at a high level for many sports, with many trainers from different backgrounds. I love learning new workouts and movements to better myself as a trainer. My ultimate goal is to send my clients home after a workout feeling great and wanting more. While competing at the professional level, I studied nutrition to better my performance. I started eating a plant-based diet at the beginning of 2016 and received my Plant-Based Nutrition Certification from Cornell University from Professor T. Colin Campbell. Nutrition is vitallyto health and performance. Never underestimate the power of a good diet!
I have been learning and training in exercise and the martial arts for 16 years, along with attaining a four-year degree in exercise science. Starting with Kung Fu at age 15, the learning process has never stopped. Group exercise, yoga, Kung Fu, kickboxing, Judo and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu have all been a constant part of the journey. I strive for constant betterment and thorough detailed instruction to help make each movement, exercise and technique to be as effective as possible. My goal is to provide each person with not just a workout, but knowledge they can use for the rest of their life.
I have been a personal trainer for over 5 years, but my passion for exercise and lifting weights stems back twenty-eight years. My love for athletics, sports and training started early as a varsity football player for 4 years in high school. I currently play basketball four to five times a week for the cardio, because I just love the game! My greatest reward is sharing my love for athletics and my training expertise with clients, watching them achieve results they never thought possible!
I've been training and counseling nutrition with my clients for 11 years. I've studied under numerous exercise physiologists, strength coaches, elite bodybuilders and nutritionists. This experience has given my the knowledge to help my clients achieve great success. I am also a bodybuilder myself and help other bodybuilders prep for shows.
I have worked out and been involved with a gym environment since I was sixteen years old. I love working out, getting stronger and feeling healthy. I became passionate and aware of the importance of good health when my mother was diagnosed with diabetes when I was young. It is my utmost belief that good health is something we all deserve and something we can all achieve. I am dedicated to seeing that my clients not only reach their personal goals… but attain their fitness level best!
Since I can remember, my life since has hinged on physical activity and a hardcore work ethic. After earning an MFA for sculpture from UF, I discovered that helping others achieve their goals through fitness, weight training and nutrition was the path for me. My life is defined by the activities I love--competing as a bodybuilder, long bike distances, snorkeling and exploring nature. I consider myself a teacher, and I love nothing more than sharing my knowledge and my lifestyle with others.