I am a USAW Sports Performance Coach, RKC & SFG Kettlebell instructor, & a Level 1 CrossFit trainer. These methodologies form the backbone of our training methods.
The TEAM STRENGTH fitness system combines the best of all of my knowledge as a coach and an elite level track and field athlete into an integrated system designed to maximize physical performance with safety and effectiveness being paramount.
Who I am:
Living everyday striving to POSITIVELY effect as many lives as possible.
To leave this world better than I found it.
I was born and raised in Los Angeles California where I played football and competed in track & field at Eagle Rock High school. I earned an athletic scholarship for track & field to The University of California at Berkeley graduating with a degree in Integrative Biology with an emphasis in Human Bio-dynamics. Once I graduated it was either continue on to medical school or pursue my dream of making a U.S. Olympic Team. Upon graduating, I had the opportunity to come to Athens Georgia to be coached by Coach Don Babbitt and train with Adam Nelson & Reese Hoffa.
After graduation I worked through the summer to save money. At the end of October 2005 I sold all the furniture in my room, packed everything else in my 1995 Honda Civic and drove across the country to Athens Georgia. I have lived here ever since working at The Omni Club as a personal trainer. I now am the Director of the Personal Training department & The Omni Fight Club, and the founder of TEAM STRENGTH.
Certified Personal Trainer
HKC Kettlebell Instructor
RKC Level 1 Kettlebell Instructor "BEAST TAMER"
StrongFirst Kettlebell Instructor
CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
USAW Level 1 Sports Performance Coach
CPR, AED, & First Aid, American Heart Association
4x Los Angeles City Champion - Shot Put
2x California H.S. State Champion - Shot Put (1st State Champions in Eagle Rock High School history)
3x USATF Junior All American - Shot Put
Ranked in the top 10 nationally in 4 different throwing events
Two and three year Team Captain of the football and track & field Team respectively
University of California Freshman record holder in the Shot Put
2005 Indoor Conference Champion - Weight Throw
Multiple top 3 finishes in the Shot Put, Hammer, & Discus in the Pac-10 championships
Served as Team Captain for the Track team beginning his sophomore year
2x NCAA All American - Shot Put
2004 Olympic Trials Qualifier
2005 US Nationals -15th place
2006 US Indoor Nationals -9th place
2006 US Nationals -17th place
2007 US Indoor Nationals 6th place
2007 US Nationals
2008 Olympic Trials - 10th Place
2009 US Indoor Nationals -10th place
2009 US Nationals - 11th place
2011 Inducted into the Eagle Rock High School Sports Hall of Fame