Owner/Personal Trainer/Professional Fighter/Martial Arts Instructor
I am a son, brother, husband, father of two, as well as a certified personal trainer, professional Mixed Martial Arts fighter, and Jeet Kune Do instructor. I began my amateur mixed martial arts competition career in 2008. As an amateur, I was the two time Operation Octagon/OOFights Heavyweight Champion. I made my professional MMA debut in July of 2012. I am a Jeet Kune Do instructor under Dr. Dan Mikeska of Fairfax, Virginia. To further my knowledge in the fitness world and to aid others who are seeking guidance to help improve their own fitness, I became a certified personal trainer. I have constantly kept myself involved in fitness. I have competed in distance running, multiple track and field events, football, basketball, and was a collegiate baseball player. My life is constantly surrounded by fitness. In 2012, my passion for fitness became my career.
B.S. in Sports and Health Sciences from American Public University
National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer
American Council on Exercise (ACE) Orthopedic Exercise Specialist
American Council on Exercise Fitness Nutrition Specialist
NASM Youth Exercise Specialist (YES)
NASM MMA Conditioning Specialist (MMACS)
IDEA Corrective Exercise Certificate
IDEA High Intensity Training Certificate
Assistant Instructor in Jeet Kune Do Concepts and the Filipino Martial Arts under Dr. Dan Mikeska of Fairfax Fitness and Self Defense
Non-Lethal Control Tactics from the National Maritime Law Enforcement Academy
My goals for my clients:
My goal is to help set SMART goals with my clients, and achieve those goals. Whether your goal is weight loss, muscle gains, strength gains, improved martial arts abilities, or just an overall improvement in fitness level I am there for my clients. My personal training clients each have individual needs and I prepare specific programs for each client based on their body's needs, their wants, and the goal(s) we set out to achieve together. The martial arts students/clients I train each learn the basic principles to advanced techniques but I help the student/client mold what we learn to work for them.