My Approach
Keep things simple. We need to do some simple things to improve. We need to move with a strategic challenge to see physical improvement. We need to create habitual change for easy, healthy food choices. We need to have a way to decrease stress to the body: physically and mentally. These ideas sound great in theory, but can be hard to implement into a busy lifestyle (if you let it be difficult).


Make it fun but safe. Change it up! Let me create exercises that are safe, unique for your body, and strategic enough to see physical improvement.

Exercise has been glamorized by magazines, TV shows and professional athletes. It isn't appealing to a majority of people for various reasons. The question then becomes, how do we make it fun, but safe?

The common sense answer should be risk vs.benefit. People usually say they want a routine for their exercise regimen. I say routine is boring! How about a different perspective on exercise. Why are 3 sets of 10 repetitions the best? There is no best exercise after three weeks of doing the same routine. Your body has adapted to it. But a majority of people stay with the same exercises for years. It is my hope that I can help you create your own exercises that are safe, unique for your body and strategic enough to see physical improvement.


Taking stress off the body physically and mentally can be done in so many different ways. There is enough research on various activities that can reduce stress to our body: Meditation, vacations, reading, hobbies, sex, massage, acupuncture, chiropractic, muscle therapies, exercise. The list goes on and on, so the question is what do I do and what is the best?

My answer is simple. Explore each possibility and see if it works for you. Many things you probably already do. Some of the ways cost money. The way I see it, if you don't try something you run a higher risk of health problems. The Mayo Clinic found that people who had a higher level of stress in their life had a higher rate of clogged arteries than those who just had a poor diet. What does that tell you?

It tells me that you should try and make a small investment in yourself now, so we can lead a better quality of life later. Each avenue doesn't work for everyone. That is why so many different stress therapies exist. We just need to participate in one or many of the ones that exist.


My approach to sports conditioning is tailored to the client -- whether they are preparing for formal sports like football or baseball, for competitive races or obstacle courses, or simply for an active weekend. For professional athletes, I use Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT) to help them get the most out of their workouts and to speed recovery and improve biomechanics. For others, I combine MAT with innovative resistance and aerobic exercises to help them develop the strength, skills, and balance needed to excel.


When I started understanding more about the body, "food stuff" tended to be the thing I hated to deal with the most. I didn't want anyone telling me I could have my large pizza for dinner or my bag of peanut butter cups while watching a movie. We have all been there at some point to different extremes. "Food stuff" or anything that deals with habits, food choices, food cravings, alcohol consumption to the timing of food, is a tough thing to change (if you let it be).

There are 3 habits that always have to be there no matter how well you eat.


First, we need to monitor our fluid intake. Our bodies lose 1.5 liters of water through perspiration, respiration and urination a day. It would make sense to me that we need to replace at least that much. If we are more active and sweat more or if we drink liquids (diuretics) that cause us to urinate more, we need to drink even more water. Our muscles are made up of water and if we are trying to improve them, we need to keep them hydrated.


Second, we need to eat frequently and often. It does not need to be much food each time we eat. Our body needs to have a steady flow of energy to be able to use it efficiently. There are other psychological factors explaining why frequent small meals work better for us but I will save that for another time.


Third, we need to monitor all of our available energy sources: Macro-nutrients. Macronutirents are proteins, fats and carbohydrates. Not all macronutrients are created equally for our bodies. We also need to have the correct amount of each. For now, make sure that every meal you eat has some fat, protein, and carbohydrates. The balance of these can get very scientific and boring to comprehend. However, I can help you understand each macronutrient, its importance to your body and its value.