Training: I earned my first personal training certification in 2011. In 2014, I began working for Sport&Health Clubs in Maryland, where I was promoted to the Elite level. I am continually improving myself by learning new techniques, exercises, programming strategies, and by staying up-to-date on the latest fitness research and trends. I believe that when the brain gets bored, it disengages, which can lead to poor form, injury, lack of motivation and a plateau in your results. My philosophy is that fitness should be fun – something that you enjoy doing. If it is tedious, boring, or too complicated, the chances are high that you will not continue, which will absolutely lead to a break down in results. Positive fitness and wellness results require a full lifestyle change in order to be effective in the long run.
Athletics: I grew up in Gettysburg and participated in just about any sport I could. I played soccer with many organizations, including AYSO and GYSC, and baseball through the Little and Teener Leagues. I also competed in individual athletics, including running, cycling, triathlon, tennis, and wrestling. My current focus is on endurance events. I have completed 14 marathons, including qualifying for and running Boston three times. I have also completed other events of all different types and lengths from sprint to iron-distance triathlons, mountain bike races, adventure races, mud-runs, and a 200-mile running relay. I have completed a few multi-day bike trips, including a solo trip across the United States in 2008. From 2015-2018, I ran at least one mile outside every day for over 1000 consecutive days.
Family: I met my beautiful wife Amelia in 2012. We have been happily married since August, 2014. A few months after getting married, we rescued Wyatt, a Redbone coonhound. At the end of 2018, we rescued Doc, another coonhound mix. Together, all four of us enjoy exploring nature through hiking and camping. We also find time to sit, relax, and take in the company of friends and family. Many of you may know my mom, Jamie, my dad, Gary, or my siblings Bill, Kendra, Megan, Bryce and Michael.