Let me start by saying I am not an "Internet trainer" I actually train real people. I don't spend all day at the keyboard trying to have to coolest website on the Internet - I know I'm not even close. I am not connected with any equipment or supplement companies. I sell information materials that I have produced, training/consultation services and seminars - that's it.
Summary of Training Philosophy:
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- I care about 2 things: people’s overall well being and their training results.
- I do not do “fitness entertainment.”
- The goal dicates the program
- I will not be trendy or different for the sake of being trendy or different
- I’m not “married” to a special system of training or a certain piece of equipment.
- I will stay open to new ideas, focus on continual learning and change my methods as I discover new and better ways to get results.
- For more on my training philosophy, click HERE.
Current Work Involvement:
- Strength & Conditioning Coach for Trinity Western University's Spartan Athletics
- Performance Nutrition Consultant for Spartan Athletics
- Assistant Professor at Trinity Western University's School of Human Kinetics
- Education Director of Coastal Fitness Education
- Founder & Owner of Heming Training
- M.S. Exercise Science & Health Promotion, California University of Pennsylvania, Emphasis on performance enhancement and injury prevention
- B.H.K. Bachelor of Human Kinetics (Kinesiology Stream), Trinity Western University
- CSCS - Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (National Strength and Conditioning Association)
- Pn1 - Precision Nutrition Certified
- NSCA-CPT - National Strength & Conditioning Association Certified Personal Training
- FMS2 - Certified in Functional Movement Screen level 1 & completed level 2 course
- BCRPA-TFL - Trainer of Fitness Leaders - Weight Training & Personal Training (British Columbia Recreation & Parks Association)
- NASM-PES - Certified Performance Enhance Specialist (National Academy of Sports Medicine)
- NCCP Level 2 trained in sprints and hurdles
- CPR & First Aid
- Professional member of the NSCA (National Strength & Conditioning Association)
- Athletic Training for Fat Loss - for more info click HERE
- Co-Author of Weight Training Manual with Dr. Bill Luke
- Various online publications. See my Articles Page for links to other articles I have written
- "Partner Training", BCRPA Conference (BCFit14), 2014
- "Partner Training", HFA Fitness Conference, 2013
- "How to Fit Popular Training Tools into a Solid Training System", BCRPA Conference (BCFit13), 2013
- "How to Take Your Clients from Beginner to Advanced", BCRPA Conference (BCFit13), 2013
- "How to Look and Feel Like an Athlete" Winnipeg Momentum Fitness Conference, 2012
- "30 Practical Tips for Monday" Winnipeg Momentum Fitness Conference, 2012
- "Train Right for Your Body Type" Winnipeg Momentum Fitness Conference, 2012
- "The Coaching Eye" BCRPA Conference (BCFit12), 2012
- "Athletic-Based Training for Everyday Clients" BCRPA Conference (BCFit12), 2012
- "Train Right for Your Body Type" BCRPA Conference, 2010
- "Another 30 Practical Tips for Monday" BCRPA Conference, 2010
- "30 Practical Tips for Monday" BCRPA Conference, 2009
- "Strength Training for Optimal Performance" BCRPA Conference, 2009
- "Find-it and Fix-it: Assessment and correction of common kinetic chain
- dysfunctions" BCRPA Conference, 2008
- "Practical exercise solutions for the third age population" BCRPA
- Conference, 2008
- "Bullet-Proof: Injury Prevention Strategies for the Athlete & Active Participant" BCRPA Conference, 2007
- "Sport-Specific Conditioning for the Fitness Professional" BCRPA Conference, 2005
I live in Langley, British Columbia Canada with my lovely wife and our three children.
In addition to our training, we enjoy getting outside and spending time with friends and family.
I spend my days training athletes and students, teaching training-related classes and studying the best training information available. I have been fascinated with exercise since I was a little kid and have wanted to be a trainer ever since I learned that there was such a thing. I have been in the industry working as a trainer since 1998. I have been teaching at the University level since 2000 and I've been a University Strength & Conditioning Coach since 2003. Since starting in the industry I have logged thousands of hours training people and consider the lessons I have learned in the weight room to be incredible benefit to my current training, teaching and writing.
I have been passionate about training since I was a kid. While I have made countless training mistakes and have tried many stupid programs over the years, I keep training, adding more weight to the bar and trying to learn everything I can about training. The lessons I have learned "under the bar" training myself have been invaluable for me as a trainer.
I currently train 4 days per week. As cliche as it may sound, my goals are to get bigger, faster and stronger. While I have access to the university’s fitness centre and our Spartan athlete training area, I much prefer to train in our basement. I’ve got a power rack and lots of barbells and dumbbells and that’s all I need. I find this the best atmosphere for intense training.
I am a total training nerd who could easily spend an entire day in the library reading training books and articles and think it is a wonderful day. I’m passionate about learning the most effective and efficient methods to burn body fat, build muscle, improve strength & performance and enhance overall wellness. I read everything I can from popular bodybuilding websites to strength & conditioning research journals. I know I can always learn something and I try to keep a teachable attitude. I study powerlifting, weightlifting, bodybuilding, athletic therapy, physiotherapy, track & field and sports performance and I pick and choose the best from each to use as appropriate with those that I’m working with. I look for every opportunity to learn from other trainers and coaches in the industry who are getting great results. While I have the privilege of working with some of the best university athletes in the country, I enjoy training anyone young or old who is serious about setting goals and getting results.
I also have a huge passion for trainer development. I love helping other trainers develop personally and professionally while being able to in-directly help those who the trainer will work with. That is why I devote some of my time to teaching Human Kinetics/Kinesiology students and to providing courses and workshops to fitness trainers.