“We know a great deal more about the causes of physical disease than we do about the causes of physical health.” - M. Scott Peck
You only get one body - let me teach you how to use it
For too long health professionals have monopolized information that should be as ubiquitous as learning how to do laundry or make your mother’s meatloaf. I want to give people the skills they need to be able to take care of their body utilizing the best known modern practices of sleep, diet, exercise, distress management, and exogenous supplementation.
What I Offer
Words and concepts like health and wellness can be rather nebulous. I generally don't like to say that I help with these things because that's what everyone even remotely involved with the body does- from baseball coaches to doctors. Instead, I like to look at individuals and see what their idea of a healthy life is, and, from there, adjust the path they should take in order to achieve it.
One of the primary issues with this area is the fact that it typically includes a period of precluding clients from performing certain movements. This comes from a good place, but is generally not an effective method of incurring the adaptations necessary to be able to perform those movements effectively. It sounds goofy, but oftentimes the best way to improve at a given exercise is by simply doing it to the best of your ability until you improve.
Just like no two individuals will be able to make the most use out of the same training program, no two sports require identical training. I've been able to learn about a wide variety of sports in recent years and how to best help the athletes within them improve their performance.
Competition preparation can mean a few things: getting ready for a bodybuilding show, an Olympic weightlifting event, a powerlifting meet, strongman competition, or a variety of other lesser-known areas of competition. For many of these, there has been a long-standing notion that one must have competed in order to provide adequate training to those looking to do the same- and this is simply not the case. I've been lucky enough to be able to help several people who were on the path to becoming competitive athletes in their respective fields.
Strength training is one of the easiest and simplest ways of cultivating overall health and functionality. A common misconception about this style of training is that it leads to becoming big and bulky, but this is very rare and only occurs if a certain nutritional regimen is followed.
Weightlifting is one of those terms that, to a common observer, encompasses most disciplines of fitness. However, dedicated "weightlifting" is generally seen as a field of fitness which focuses more on technical lifts which demand enormous dexterity and physical prowess to perform. Think clean & jerk and snatch, rather than bench press and deadlift. This field is very closely tied to Olympic competition.
Size and shape- that's the name of the game here. In the most technical sense, bodybuilding is about sculpting a proportional physique while maintaining a moderate-low bodyfat percentage. However, it can be utilized by even the casual gym-goer to increase the size of certain muscle groups, or taken to it's logical extreme and absolutely maximized to build as "perfect" a physique as possible.
Personalized Diet Regimens
Unfortunately for the armchair experts in magazines and on diet-blogs, nutrition isn't nearly as complicated as they would have you believe. Even for those looking for high-level dietary advice, it's typically a simple case of counting your macronutrients and ensuring you pay attention to what your body tells you.
Scientific knowledge of aging is improving, quite literally, by the day. What was once somewhat of an imprecise discussion, has become more and more refined in recent years. Aging no longer has to mean deteriorating- utilizing the most up-to-date information available, we’re able to stave off many of the inexorable side effects of getting on in age. We can’t “prevent” aging, but we can drastically slow it down.