What got you interested in fitness and exercise?
Growing up I was always interested in sports. I’ve played soccer for most my life as well as volleyball and track for a few years. Although I played a lot of sports, up to junior year in high school, I was that kid that looked unhealthy because I was so skinny. I was underweight and extremely weak compared to my peers. Having two parents that were both personal trainers and bodybuilders in the past suggested I start to work out to gain some weight. I took their advice and have been going to the gym ever since.
Why did you want to become a personal trainer at Campus Recreation?
Being a personal trainer at the Campus Recreation Center will allow me to help people achieve their fitness goals and so much more. I love to work out and I want to pass on a positive experience to everyone so they can continue a lifelong passion for fitness.
What is your philosophy on fitness?
Fitness should not only be about gains and muscle, but it should be fun and enjoyable. There are multiple ways to stay fit, besides going to the gym. I understand that “lifting things up and putting them down” might not be for everyone, and it’s perfectly okay.
What are some of your hobbies and other interests?
I currently play intramural soccer. I also enjoy doing action sports like mountain biking, longboarding, skiing and wakeboarding.