I am a trainer at Gym One in Austin, TX. I began my journey into fitness nearly seven years ago at age 14 where I developed body dysmorphia disorder and traits of anorexia. Since then I have found a way to live a balanced lifestyle through the patience and guidance of a coach. I’ve been in the best shape of my life as well as the worst. I’ve had a conquer all mindset and a defeated mindset. Now I train to pass on balance,confidence, and self- awareness to my clients. I believe in regimens that can be maintained for a lifetime and not just a short period of time. I encourage my clients to train with a purpose and achieve the muscle-to-mind connection. I work to transform my clients from the inside out and to embrace a positive mindset to overcome challenges.
My fitness and health journey has been very personal to say the least. I joined the Army back in 2011 and was quickly consumed by the military party life. One day while doing an outdoor rugby tournament I tore my ACL and meniscus. I had to get reconstructive surgery to fix the damaged tendons. This led to months of rehabilitation where I also became aware of my deteriorated physical condition. I began weight training and dieting to try to get on the right track. After I got out of the Military I got hired at a nutrition store and fell victim to the infamous dirty bulk. I reached an all time level of out of shape weighing as much as 189. I hired a coach and did a transformation contest which sparked a flame in my realization of how much you can transform the body through proper nutrition and training. The next year I dedicated myself to competing in a bodybuilding competition, placing 2nd in my class and showing me the true potential of the human body. My philosophy is that people need to do what is maintainable in the long run, the longer you do something over and over the more profound the results will become. The person who diets for two months and falls off will not see as good of results as the person who diets for a year and enjoys themselves.