“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” -Benjamin Franklin
Unlike our other trainers at P4L, I didn’t grow up playing sports or exercising in general. My parents never pushed me to go outside or try out for sports and an Xbox was more than enough to keep a chunky little kid entertained. It wasn’t until freshman year of college that I started to work out. I don’t exactly remember why. To keep off the freshman 15? New year new me? Who knows. But I was an out-of-shape chemistry major that worked out 5 days a week late at night so no one was in the gym. A semester later, I built a decent foundation and found my passion. So on the first day of my second semester I changed majors and haven’t regretted it since. Fast forward another year and I’m working at one of the best gyms in SF besides equally fantastic coaches, constantly pushing myself outside my comfort zone, and learning more than I ever could’ve without these wonderful people.
Embarking down the road of fitness from a once sedentary lifestyle taught me a tough lesson: you’ll only get out as much as you put in. In other words, hard work is the only way to get better. The common questions are how to get fit fast, what’s the easiest way to lose weight, or how to look good by the summer. The harsh reality is there are no shortcuts or secrets to fitness, just hard work. My goal as a trainer is to inspire people to give their 100% in and outside of the gym, 24/7. Because that’s the only way to get better.
American Red Cross - First Aid/CPR/AED Certified
NSCA Certified Personal Trainer
Areas of expertise
Strength and Conditioning
Body Composition Change