I got into coaching after injuring myself in high school working out with improper form and programming.
Since that moment, I always knew I wanted to help people but never knew in what capacity. I started out as an intern at West Valley Community College working with the Sports Medicine team there, learning the basics of functional anatomy, body mechanics and how to help athletes get back to the field of play after suffering an injury. Since then, I have graduated from San Jose State University with my Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology and Concordia University of Chicago with my Masters Degree in Sports Performance Training. I have spent the last 8 years working in multiple sectors in the fitness industry. From non profit, corporate, and now the private sector.
My methodology comes from the DVRT System. What I have learned from Josh Henkin, Jessica Bento and Cory Cripe has taught me how to not isolate muscles, but instead use the body as a whole to achieve greater activation and engagement. The DVRT System focuses on 7 Foundational movements (Squat, Hinge, Lunge, Pull, Push, Rotation and Locomotion). In this system we focus on incorporating stability, mobility and strength into our movements. This system utilizes sandbags, kettlebells, lever bells, bands and suspension trainers. The best part of this system is the countless progressions and regressions that fit to each persons goals, body types, and limitations. If you are interested in the best sandbags in the industry, check them out at: ultimatesandbagtraining.com
Progressive Kettlebell Movement
Functional Movement Systems
National Academy of Sports Medicine
Dynamic Variable Resistance Training (DVRT)