As a fitness trainer, I’m not someone who took the gym right away. When I first walked in, the only thing I liked about it was the door on the way out. I grew up playing baseball but my focus was always on the field of play. However, I knew the benefits of having a healthy lifestyle and was well aware of how it could have a positive impact on my performance.
So I worked out. Hard. I soon found that the harder I worked out, the better I played. Soon enough, I began to enjoy working out not just because of how my performance on the baseball diamond improved, but also because I truly liked tackling the different challenges I faced in the gym.
After four years of college baseball, seven years of professional baseball, and a whole lot of miles riding on a crowded, bumpy bus, I decided to hang up the cleats and pursue a career as a fitness trainer. As a certified personal trainer (ACE) and a certified strength and conditioning specialist (NSCA), I love working with all different types of clients. However, my biggest passion is being able to work with athletes. Helping them improve their performance on the field with sport-specific workouts is my specialty and I truly enjoy the entire process. I never thought I would love anything as much as I did baseball, until I became a fitness trainer.
When I’m not helping clients work out at BeneFit Studio, I’m likely with my amazing wife (Amber) and our two dogs. Their names are Axel and Rawlings. They are the worst brothers in the world, but we still love them anyway. You may also find me coaching some high school baseball in the area as well. I still have not been able to get the dust of the diamond completely out of my system yet.