O.k. you’ve made it to this page because you want to know about the coach you’re going to be working with. So…I’ll give you everything.
I grew up in a working class neighborhood in the far South Side of Chicago (well, not that much)
Coaching Style: I am a firm believer in the idea that strength and endurance are great qualities but you have to be able to do something with it. So, it’s important that in the coaching relationship that the program is built specifically around your activities and things that you enjoy. This way you are fully invested. A stock workout can’t do that for you. One word that describes my personality and style is adaptability and generally, I’m a laid back person.. There are many tools to consider and with those tools there are many ways that they can be implemented. I like to take the eclectic approach with implementing my tools because my job is not to try to hammer you into a methodology but rather to apply some flexibility to the method so that the learning takes place in your style, your needs and your pace. My temperament spans between the
football coach (It’s my nature…thanks Dad) to the meditating monk, and they are both genuine. Again, this all depends on your needs and to the “energy” that you prefer. It is my goal to be a guide and advocate for you to reach your goals. Through this collaboration we’ll come up with the best program approach that takes into consideration your individuality.
I have worked in the industry since 1995 starting out as an intern for my father’s junior college basketball team. During that time, along with working with the team’s conditioning program , I also attended the National University of Health Science where I earned a Chiropractic degree. Later I earned the title of Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner under the ABCSP. During my time time in practice, I was blessed to work with people across diverse populations from semi-pro volleyball players to martial artists and the general public who were all trying to get back to their respective playing fields. I developed an appreciation for corrective exercise and the idea of functional movement as a major building block to overall performance.
I am also certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine where I am also a master instructor. My main modalities include: the kettlebell and barbell (SFG Certified), bodyweight training, primitive patterns (basically crawl around like a feral child), PNF flexibility and coordination techniques, and martial arts principles (30 years experience). Most recently my interests have expanded to the study of behavior change, NLP, and visualization training.
All of that sounds like …blah…blah…blah…AND I get that.
What that means for you is that I understand that there are more than a few ways to get things done. You have options on the table to get you to where you need to go.