Master Resilience Coach

It’s not uncommon to reach a mental barricade/thinking-trap that hinders your progress, performance, and overall execution of a sports related task or life event. These types of barricades/thinking-traps prevent athletes from making it to the next level and oftentimes lead to continuous failure or premature exit of their sport. As a Master Resilience Coach, I can help you remove the barricades/thinking-traps and give you the mental strength needed to ignite your physical & spiritual strength. The goal is to help you develop and improve your self-regulation, self-awareness, mental agility, character strengths, and optimism; all of which will help you build a stronger body and improve your athletic performance.

Masters Sports and Health Sciences, Exercise Science and Human Performance (Current Student)

Delves into concepts and applications designed to appraise and enhance athletic performance for researchers and practitioners through test administration and program design. Focuses on factors influencing health and performance, including biomechanics, nutrition, testing and evaluation, exercise techniques, exercise prescription, and psychological aspects of performance.

Master of Science in Organizational Leadership

With a focus on current and emerging leadership theories, best practices, skills, and tools used to enable organizational innovation, creativity, and change in complex work environments, obtaining a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership degree greatly enhanced my 17 years of military leadership experience provided by the U.S. Army that resulted in my retiring as Master Sergeant.

Bachelor of Business Administration – Marketing

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) degree equipped me with the knowledge of business theories, policies, and procedures and gave me better preparation to assume a responsible position within the world of business. The program refined various degrees of commitment to personal values and moral excellence as well as professional competence.  Today’s businesses need creative, highly educated marketing specialists who understand the ever-changing contemporary global economy.

ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer

It’s no secret – fitness training has been proven to prevent disease, strengthen your health and improve your confidence and outlook on life. As a certified fitness trainer, I’m deeply trained in everything from muscle mechanics to flexibility and cardiovascular dynamics. So if you want to live a stronger and more confident life, I’ve got the training and the expertise to help you every step of the way.

ISSA Specialist in Fitness Nutrition

Whether you want to gain muscle, lose fat, or live healthily, your limiting factor usually lies beyond exercise. Poor nutrition is what holds people back. As a certified specialist in this area, I can help you dispel the common myths about nutrition, and then work with you to design a “real world” nutrition plan that you can actually stick with and enjoy.

ISSA Specialist in Strength & Conditioning

Until recently, most people believed that power athletes are born and not made. That has changed. Modern training techniques can make anybody faster, stronger, and more powerful. Athletes at all levels – from grade school to the NFL – can sharpen their competitive edge with the help of an expert trainer. As a certified specialist in this area, I can help you expand your body’s capacity for challenging athletic feats while remaining strong and free from injury.

IYCA Youth Speed & Agility Specialist

The IYCA YSAS is your top resource when it comes to learning all about speed and agility and how to gain these skills as a competitive athlete. As a YSAS I will equip you with the skills you need to become faster and more agile.

ISSA Youth Fitness Trainer

Countless studies show that children and adolescents today are in worse shape than at any other time in recent history. As a certified youth fitness trainer, I understand how timeless fitness and training principles apply specifically to kids and teens. I can help them train safely and knowledgeably for their age, boosting their confidence and giving them a stronger and brighter outlook on life.

IYCA High School Strength & Conditioning Specialist

The International Youth Conditioning Association’s (IYCA) High School Strength and Conditioning Specialist (HSSCS) credential has a primary goal to provide a useful and meaningful series of tools to help positively impact both the content knowledge and coaching behaviors of reflective coach practitioners.

CPR/AED

Current certification date range 11/23/2014 through 11/23/2016

Russian Kettlebell Certification (RKC)- Instructor (RKC)

A Certified Russian Kettlebell Instructor, or RKC, is one who has passed the Russian Kettlebell Challenge. There are currently FIVE levels of RKC: The Master RKC, The Senior RKC, The RKC Team Leader, The RKCII Instructor, and The RKC Instructor.

Since Dragon Door launched the modern kettlebell movement in 2001, this amazing “gym-in-the-palm-of-your-hand” has redefined the fitness landscape on a global level, liberating hundreds of thousands from the limitations and frustrations of machine-based workouts.

Dragon Door challenges the tyranny of rigid thinking and of outmoded ideas about how best to cultivate yourself physically. We free you to achieve your full athletic potential by offering you the most effective, results-producing strength and health programs on the planet. We create equipment and systems like the RKC that free you from the wasted effort and time associated with the traditional gyms and health clubs.

The ultimate tool for independently-minded individuals looking to take charge of their own health and strength is the kettlebell. The kettlebell gives you more health, strength and conditioning benefits than you’ll get from a whole facility full of equipment.

In fact, coaches, trainers and health professionals of all kinds have been quick to take advantage of the kettlebells’ almost magical ability to reduce unwanted fat, restore lost function and rebuild lost strength and vitality…

Chiropractors, massage therapists, physical therapists, physicians, sports coaches, you name it, have also eagerly embraced the kettlebell’s uncanny ability to rehab injuries—in particular, back and shoulder injuries.

Athletic coaches at the school and professional level have seen their athletes gain an obvious competitive advantage through proper kettlebell training.

The police and military—whose very lives can depend on their physical strength and conditioning levels —have welcomed kettlebells as a high-yield, simple, portable tool for fast and permanent strength, power and cardio gains.

With the kettlebells growing popularity as the exercise tool “that does it all”—be it for the professional athlete or the everyday fitnes enthusiast looking for a more effective workout—there’s a rising demand for highly skilled and competent kettlebell instructors.

And there’s ONLY ONE KETTLEBELL CERTIFICATION PROGRAM in the world that delivers the depth and breadth of core competencies critical to successful kettlebell instruction… Dragon Door’s Russian Kettlebell Certification, the RKC…

ISSA Specialist in Exercise Therapy

All too often, people suffering from debilitating medical conditions are inclined to think that fitness doesn’t apply to them. In reality, fitness is even more vitally important to those who are recovering from medical care. As a certified specialist in exercise therapy, I can help you design a fitness program that works around your condition, giving you a healthier and brighter future to look forward to.

ISSA Specialist in Senior Fitness

Modern science has given us the ability to slow and even reverse the negative effects of aging. And study after study has shown that seniors are not only capable of real exercise, but can vastly improve their health, strength, mobility, and independence through exercise. As a certified specialist in senior fitness, I can help you set realistic goals for your health, and then enjoy achieving and exceeding them.

Associate of Science in Exercise Science with an Emphasis in Personal Training degree

IYCA Youth Olympic Lifting Instructor

IYCA Certified Speed Agility Specialist (CSAS)

Certified Speed and Agility Coach (CSAC)

IYCA Youth Athletic Assessment Specialist