My philosophy in fitness training is fairly simple: I like to combine cardio and strength training together — specifically designed for each individual.
I’ve been an athlete and involved in coaching and fitness my entire life. By age 13, I was already competing in cycling and playing football. From there I moved to competitive swimming at Chatsworth High School.
Later, I played football at LA Valley College and continued at California State University, Long Beach.
From 1994 to 1996, as I earned my Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education — I was the Assistant Strength Coach at Florida State University.
Then, during my tenure at Pepperdine University (1997-2009) I served as Head Strength Coach for their NCAA Division 1 Program. During that period, I am proud to have won 4 National Championships and over 50 Conference Championships.
I also was awarded West Coast Conference Strength Coach of the Year in 1999.
Currently I serve as the Strength Coach for Agoura High School Water Polo while doing personal training and deep tissue bodywork.
I’m a Certified Personal Trainer since 1989 trough the American Council on Exercise (ACE). I am also a Certified Massage Therapist, specializing in Neuromuscular Re-education (deep tissue work). And, finally I am a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
I am a single father of 2 sons and I love music (I play both upright and electric bass). Another one of my hobbies (and funny fact if you will) is bullwhips. I’m an expert with bullwhips. I often did brief performances at athletic events with bullwhips to entertain fans and athletes when I was at Pepperdine.