What certifications do you hold?

I received my bachelors degree in Health Education with a minor in Physical Education from Eastern Illinois University in 1982 which included running 4 years of college track. I received a masters degree in Health Education from University of North Carolina at Charlotte and started training in my last year of graduate school.

Do you have any specializations/areas of interest?

I have 23 years of personal training experience and have worked with a variety of clients ranging in ages from 14 to 85 with a variety of needs.

What is your philosophy on exercise and health?

I like to help people with their overall fitness and am motivated by seeing people get results. If I can help lay the ground work for someone to achieve long term results then I have succeeded. Everyone is different and has different goals. I work on establishing a program that is consistent with their personal goal and motivating people towards achieving their goal.

What are your hobbies outside of the gym?

I run and ride my bike in addition to enjoying time with his wife of 23 years and 6-year-old daughter. You may also see me carrying a variety of books since reading is something else I like to do. If you haven’t met me, please stop me in the gym and I would be happy to talk to you and help you with your fitness program!