"How are you going to be revolutionary if you're such a traditionalist?" - La La Land
Exercise has been in my life since I joined my first recreational soccer league 13 years ago. The more I played, the more I fell in love with the beautiful game, and sports in general. Soccer was my gateway into the realm of health and fitness. My urge to play sports and belong on a team only grew as I got older. After a few years of solely playing soccer, I sought out different sports to challenge me athletically and to put me into new social situations. I picked up golf and football in high school to push me out of my comfort zone. My apprehension to meet new people disappeared when I stepped onto the pitch, course, and gridiron. Sports has always acted as a medium for me to interact with people without fear and now exercise serves the same purpose. Going into the gym to train, I feel like I can walk up to nearly anybody and help them- I’ve become happier, more sociable, and less tense. I want to help as much as possible whenever I can, whether that be through physical assessments, quality of life improvement, or even just putting a smile on someone’s face.
Exercise, to me, is more than something to help one get fit, it is a tool to improve one’s quality of life. My dad has dealt with knee problems for the past 25 years, and the only time I saw him have any physical improvement is when he would exercise. I knew there had to be some type of correlation there so, I sought out to find it. After studying the effects of exercise on quality of life at the University of San Francisco, I’ve implemented those lessons into my personal training philosophy. Exercise has been shown to lighten state of mind, provide more energy throughout the day, and even serve as a distraction from the stresses of everyday life. The psychological aspect of a better quality of life directly positively influences the effectiveness of exercise programs. Whether that be through enhancing mood or movement, once quality of life improves, things can only go up from there!
areas of expertise
Strength and Conditioning
Body Composition Change
Habit Creation and Modification
Prehab/Rehab from Orthopedic Injuries
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Exercise Programming
Sports Specific Training
Technical Soccer Skills Training
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