Elite Trainer | La Habra, CA
Ever since I was a little kid, I was all about sports and being active. I grew up in a really small city in Southern California and there wasn't much else to do. Once I hit high school, I started hitting the weights and immediately loved it! College took me to Los Angeles where I played basketball for 4 years. After graduating, I bounced around from job to job until I found what I thought would be my career, firefighting. I spent almost two years at the fire department before I made a decision that would ultimate change my career path and my life. I got behind the wheel of my truck after too many drinks one night. I got in a horrible accident, got a DUI, lost my job and a lot of other things. I found myself clueless as to what the next step in my life would be. I became more and more active in the gym the months following my accident...I think it was an escape from everything and a way for me to let out my built up frustration. I love the feeling I get from working out, being healthy and living an active lifestyle and I want to help as many people as possible experience the same thing!
MY "AHA" MOMENT
After losing my job, I was really hitting the gym hard for several months. A guy I had seen at the local gym a few times sent me a Facebook message saying that he would like to pay me to train him and take him through my exact workout and diet. At that point I realized that not only could I help people gain a better understanding of how to get in great shape and be fit, but I could also make a career out of it.
MY SOURCE OF INSPIRATION
Doubters. I've always been the type of person that likes to prove others wrong when it comes to them doubting me. That's how I've always been. When someone tells me I can't do something, it lights a fire underneath me and drives me to do just that.
THE NEVER SETTLE ATTITUDE
So many people never find out what they're capable of because they get complacent. They get content. They settle for something that is so much lower than the standard of something else they could have accomplished. I am constantly setting goals, achieving them, and then setting NEW goals. Never settling at any one point.
Turning my negative life-experience into something great. I never dreamed I would be doing what I do now and making a career out of it.
THE THING THAT KEEPS ME GOING
I'm a competitive guy. I'm always striving to be the best. "They" say that you should only strive to be the best YOU. Well, I definitely want to be the best version of myself, but a lifetime of sports and competitiveness has also led me to want to excel past the masses and be better than the competition.
THE END GOAL
There is no end goal for me. I want to continue to improve and get better until the day I die.