I am passionate about training people because I want everyone to live a long, healthy and happy life. I hope my work will also prevent people from the kind of pain I felt watching my mother’s rapid health decline caused by diabetes. When I was a kid, my mother was always a strong, independent woman. We enjoyed life on the Caribbean island of Antigua and good food was always a big part of the fun… but we consumed a lot of carbs, especially sugar. We just didn’t have a lot of information about the dangers. And Mom didn’t change her eating habits, even after being diagnosed with diabetes.
When I left my country on a basketball scholarship in 1998, my mom was still working and going strong. By 2003 she had lost a lot of weight and experienced discomfort in her eyes. The problems grew worse. In 2008 she was declared legally blind and had such severe kidney damage she had to stop working at the young age of 55. She has been on dialysis ever since and, just two months ago, lost a toe to the disease. Thankfully, Mom is still with us and just as strong as ever in spirit. She has lived long enough to know my wife and hold my beautiful daughters. Mom gives me remarkable strength. I know my goal to keep everyone healthy is a big one, but I am determined to help as many people as I can experience the benefits of eating correctly and exercising.
I am certified by the ISSA (International Sports Science Association) as well as by the National Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), which is a non-profit educational association recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
I hold a Bachelor’s in Business Administration, with a minor in Kinesiology.
I graduated from Lewis-Clark State College, equipped with a solid foundation of knowledge to serve clients in accordance with best business practices. My knowledge of Kinesiology enables me to take a “mind-body” approach to fitness training, which oftentimes helps clients deal more effectively with difficulties such as stress and fatigue. As you can see, we extend benefits far beyond what you get out of a physical workout, as our workouts positively impact other areas of your life.
I earned my college education on an athletic scholarship, played basketball at Lewis-Clark State College. I served on the Antigua National Basketball team, which competes in the International Basketball Federation (FIBA). That experience enables me to coach clients towards a winning mindset, and the technical skills that come along with that, as they work towards their ultimate fitness.