About

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:
I love simple, effective, old-school exercises such as
 farmer's walks
  • 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:
Formal Education:
  • 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
Professional Certificates and Associations:
  • 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 Membership:
  • Professional member of the NSCA (National Strength & Conditioning Association)
Publications:
  • 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 
Presentations:
  • "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
Personal:
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.

Additional Information:
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.

1 comment:

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