If you've found this website deep in the nether regions of the internet, it's either because you know me personally and I sent you the link or you stumbled upon an article I have written in the past and wanted to see what's up. As you can tell, I'm not a website designer. This modest site took me almost 8 months to put together. In my own defense, during those 8 months I have been trying to maintain a quickly growing client load at my gym and raising a 3-year-old and an infant. While Squarespace is certainly user friendly, it's not something I recommend trying to learn in between cleaning up a diaper blowout from your daughter and playing trains with your son. To say it's been a humbling experience would be an understatement.
But alas here we are: my fitness blog. While I'm no web expert, the bulk of my time as a contributing member of society has been spent accumulating and disseminating fitness knowledge. Over my 14-year career as a personal trainer/coach, I have worked with a varied population from young athletes to middle aged weekend warriors to cardiac patients and the elderly. To be honest, my clients have taught me just as much as I have taught them. I can’t imagine starting this page without the invaluable experience of working with 100's of different people. Most online and social media training sites seem to be created by those who are their only clients. A quick shot of some abs and a few idiotic motivational quotes isn't going to help anyone get in better shape. This topic infuriates me and I will cover this in greater detail in a later post. (stay tuned)
My main goal of going online is simple: reach more people in a shorter amount of time. While I love 1 on 1 training, it has limits. There are only 24 hours in a day and contrary to widespread belief, people have real lives to live. If my only opening at the gym is at noon on a Tuesday and someone who works a 9-5 wants my services, he or she is SOL. With this site, I hope to expand my reach to get quality info to those that could benefit. Too often I get questions like "what should I do for my arms?" or "should I cut carbs?". These are great questions that take time to answer, more time than the 5 minutes I have before my next client or on the phone when my son is begging me to listen to his farts. The need for sound fitness advice is there, and my hope is to fill that need.
Take a look around, read a couple articles and feel free to leave a comment or 2 about the site and any of the posts. Just like my training, I love to get feedback (positive or negative) to help me improve and make my content more beneficial for those that took the time to read it.