Most personal trainers and nutrition coaches live lives revolved around health and fitness. As a result, they have a hard time relating to their clients, who have family responsibilities, career obligations, and numerous other interest outside of eating and exercising.
My goal is to help people get as fit as possible with as little time and attention on fitness as necessary.
I graduated from The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN with a pre-med biology degree in 1999 and started personal training in 2001. I’ve also gotten numerous certifications, including a few through NASM, (the late) Charles Poliquin’s Bioprint, and Precision Nutrition. I’ve maintained two throughout my career as I believe they’re the most valuable: Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) from the NSCA, and the Sports Nutritionist from the International Society of Sports Nutrition.
For most of my career, I worked with one of the top health club companies in the United States, starting as a personal trainer and working up to a Vice President role, where I ran the company’s nutrition, lab testing, weight loss, nutritional supplement, fitness device, and online training businesses.
My wife built a successful blog and network marketing business of her own, which allowed me to leave the corporate world and work from home alongside her.
Today, I do a little consulting with fitness companies, try to publish one new blog post each week, and run VIGOR Training, my online personal training program.
When we’re not working, we’re spending time with our grandson in the woods on our Wisconsin property.
I’m a Christian, conservative, and country music-lover. I believe in the value of hard work, discipline, honesty, and empathy.
I also believe we all could use a little more suckituptitude and less victimhood. That’s the case in the gym as well as in the “real world.”
From a fitness stand point, I believe the three habits that do more for your health than any others (covered in my First 3 Habits of VIGOR(ESS) Health ebook) are to:
Though I cover other aspects of nutrition, exercise, and supplementation on my blog, the three habits above trump all the others. From a supplement standpoint, I almost always start people with The Foundational 5.
If you’re still with me, I have more than a blog full of articles to offer.
VIGOR Training is my suite of workout programs, delivered in a team format, where you train “alongside” hundreds of other everyday athletes across the country. You just show up at your gym, open your app, and follow the workout for the day.
Sometimes people need more than basic guidelines. They need personalized coaching to tweak their workout, diet, or supplement program, or they need extra accountability.
I have options for a single session if that’s all you need, or multi-session packages. All sessions are completed over the phone and include a follow-up summary and recommendations from our session.
To make it convenient and more affordable for my clients, set up a Wellevate account through my Wellevate dispensary.
With your Wellevate account, you get…
Plus, I can send you goal-specific supplement protocols. Simply email me and I’ll send you the appropriate protocol.
Here are a few other things you might not know about me: