Since 1991, I have been providing health, fitness and nutrition services to commercial facilities, corporations and individuals.
Growing up, I was an avid athlete. I tried as many sports as I could get my hands on. But my true love was Wrestling. My passion for the sport drove me to compete at any cost, including my health.
Like many high-school and collegiate wrestlers back then, when it came to proper nutrition and training, there wasn’t a lot of guidance. Losing massive amounts of weight in order to compete at a certain weight class was just part of the sport.
During the season, I would wake up up about 5 every morning and run five to eight miles depending on how much “weight” I needed to lose that particular week. My food intake was barely 800 calories, sometimes less. And when I finally did eat a normal meal on the weekends, I would end up purging it all so I could do it all again the next week.
By the time I was 15, I was diagnosed with an eating disorder. Finally, with the help of my family and a dietician, I learned how to maintain my weight safely and effectively.
My performance improved on the mat and in the weight room. After which I developed a love for exercise and fitness as well as a passion for helping others to achieve their best selves through proper nutrition and exercise.
Having been recognized as one of the top fitness trainers and rehabilitation specialists in North Texas, my extensive background brings a level of expertise, ranging from injury prevention and rehabilitation, performance training, to one-on-one & group fitness training.
I have a Degree in Kinesiology and Exercise Physiology from the University of Texas in San Antonio. I am a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist from the National Strength and Conditioning Association and a Certified Medical Exercise Specialist from the Medical Exercise Training Institute.
My love for being on the mat has continued into adulthood. I now train and compete in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. In 2019, I won the IBJJF World Master Championship and in 2020, I won the IBJJF Pan American Championship, proving that age is just a number!