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Currently residing in Oregon, after having relocated from Champaign, IL and Vancouver, BC, respectively. I''m originally from Tucson, Arizona. I''m an ACE (American Council on Exercise) Certified personal trainer, and I currently run an independent personal training business. In addition, I have trained at Steve Nash Fitness World, Kitsilano Workout and Momentum Fitness in Vancouver, British Columbia. I''m a keen believer in diversifying my skills, and therefore have obtained a wide variety of additional certifications, including ACE Group Fitness Instructor, ACE Cancer Exercise Trainer, RKC Level I and II Kettlebell, BCRPA Fitness Theory and Weight Training, IFPA Kinetic Anatomy, IFPA Sports Nutrition and IFPA Youth Fitness Instructor certifications. I have a keen background in biology, and worked as a terrestrial predator specialist before dedicating myself to the wellness industry. I specialized in wolves in particular, but also studied cougars, bears, coyotes, bobcats...essentially anything with paws and claws that hunts other creatures. Several years ago, I decided to broaden my horizons regarding my career-track, as I was looking to apply my biology background to the human machine as well as to wildlife. As a result, I''m now able to combine my scientific expertise with my bulletproof optimism as a personal trainer, nutrition consultant and life coach. I''m a firm believer of not only fitness of the physical self, but also of the health and wellness of one''s mind. It has become abundantly clear to me that regardless of any physical limitations that one must overcome, if the mind gives up, the body will surely follow. If you have any more questions or comments, feel free to drop a line. I''m looking forward to making your acquaintance! Oh, and stay tuned for some killer content!

Member Since: 3/2/2009

Fitness Minutes: 62,652

My Goals:
Life is For Living, and I Wish to Maintain a Body and Mind That Can Help Me Accomplish My Goals and Dreams.

Ongoing Goals (Physical): Maintain a level of fitness that not only allows me to chase any goal I set my mind to, but also represents all the ideologies I hold dear regarding health and wellness.

Ongoing Goals (Emotional): Create more balance in my life. I want important aspects of my life to flourish, instead of watching that scale of good-fortune tip back and forth.

Ongoing Goals (Occupational): To share all that I've learned in my life with others, helping them to achieve balance in their own lives. Paying it forward is the ultimate gratification, and is how I've chosen to leave a positive mark in this world.

My Program:
Resistance Training 5x/week

Plyometrics 2x/week (Typically Combined with Anaerobic Work Days)

Aerobic Interval Training 2x/week

Moksha Hot Yoga (90 minutes) 2x/week

Misc. Outdoor Activities (Kayaking, Rock Climbing, Hiking) Throughout the Week

Personal Information:
Born in Tucson, Arizona. I've attended University in Seattle, Tucson and Vancovuer, BC.

Now settled in British Columbia for a few years, and am planning on relocating in several years to utilize my skills as a fitness professional in Europe or the Southwestern United States.

Other Information:
Fave Music Artists: Morphine, Dinosaur Jr, Tiger Army, Koffin Kats, Mad Marge and the Stonecutters, Faith No More, The Cramps, The Damned, Stiff Little Fingers, Superchunk, At-the-Drive-In, Roy Orbison, Thelonius Monk, Stray Cats, Bireli Lagrene, Curtis Mayfield, Del the Funkee Homosapien

Fave Movies: The Great Escape, La Strada, The Outlaw Josey Wales, Riding Giants, The Big Lebowski, The Sting, V for Vendetta, Anything directed by Sergio Leone or starring Peter Sellers

Fave Books: A Sand County Almanac - Aldo Leopold, Native Son - Richard Wright, Scar Tissue - Anthony Kiedis, The Art of Racing in the Rain - Garth Stein, The Professor and the Madman - Simon Winchester, A Romance on Three Legs - Katie Hafner, 1776 - David McCullough

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    I was doing awesome until I weighed myeslf this morning. First time in 4 months, I said f*ck the scale and I still believe in f*ck the scale but I wanted to take a peek. Now I am working hard to forget what I saw and remember why I am doing what I am doing.
    I am currently in week 6 of Jamie Easons LiveFit 12 week program

    and I am loving it. I have realized I seriously enjoy weight lifting and have put all of my focus into it. I set up my spare room and we have a bench press, free wieghts, pull up bar, stability ball and I just yesterday got a decline sit up bench (hell yeah $10 on craigslist)
    After I complete this program I am going into the 6 month program from the New Rules of Lifting for Women. Running my ass into the ground has not made my belly shrink so I am counting on these programs to get me there. I am working hard on clean eating 90% of the time and not being afraid of fat and calories. I was busting my ass and eating 1300-1500 cals a day and getting nowhere. I am averaging around 1700-1900 now, lower carb (100-120g) and high protein (175-200g). I am getting around 50-60g a day of fat, should I have more? Im taking 1 1000(mg?) flax seed pill a day.
    Not much has changed in the last 10 months but I am still pushing forward and I know what I am doing is going to benefit me in the long run. Im seeing cuts in my legs and arms that I have never seen before. And I am strong, so much stronger than I ever could have thought. It is an amazing feeling!
    Where did you move? Are you still in BC?
    3444 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/28/2011 12:22:52 PM
    Thank you for the info!
    3471 days ago
    Hi Mike!
    I am looking into possibly going for personal training certification
    Can you shoot me a message with your thoughts on how to get certified. I need online and evening as I do work full time. I read up a bit on CanFitPro and there were a lot of negative reviews. I would like some insight from someone who is in the business. Thanks!
    3493 days ago
    No worries on the late responses!!!!
    Im doing the Run for Water Half Marathon in Abbotsford on May 29th!!! Im at the point now I just can't wait to get it over with. The training is so time consuming! Im still not seeing the results I want and am trying really hard not to get frustrated. My belly isn't going anywhere. Im sure it will catch up eventually. After the race Im moving right into Insanity as a last ditch effort to get my ass into a bikini for the summer. We shall see!
    Pretty stoked on the Hockey!!! I was shocked at the turnout between Boston and Philly (but I love Boston.....) I think the only thing standing in our way is Lou's inconsistency. If he can keep it together, its ours! If we lose, well hopefully there are no riots. The crowd and the community are quite a different make up then they were in 94..........
    The fans in Van are definitely passionate, we just need to keep it on a positive level!
    3580 days ago
    Just popping over to say hello! I hope you're all healed up!
    3624 days ago
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