If you’re here, you’re interested in learning more about my fitness proficiency.
Fitness is one area
of my expertise in the realm of movement.
Fitness can be a
means to achieving the life you deserve – a livened and lengthened life.
If you’ve visited
the home page, you know that’s my WHY.
I am eager to engage with people who are motivated to liven and lengthen their lives!
How have I honed
my fitness proficiency?
AP Mentorship Phases.
Let’s start with my experience, which spans two to three decades, and includes both personal and professional fitness proficiency.
been a fitness enthusiast since my early high school days, which began in 1983.
It started as a way for me to heighten my fitness attributes as a means to
improve sport performance. These heightened attributes contributed to success,
as evidenced by a number of basketball accomplishments that I achieved during my high school days.
It continues to this day as a way for me to stay active and healthy.
perspective, my professional experience began in 1994 when I completed a
three-month internship at the Medical University of South Carolina’s Student
Wellness Center. This internship helped me fulfill part of my graduate degree
program requirements. After completing my MUSC internship in July, I departed
for Guam toward the latter part of August in 1994. I completed a four-month
internship in Sports & Fitness aboard Naval Air Station Agana.
beginnings, I have served as the Fitness Director at Headquarters Battalion,
Headquarters Marine Corps, Henderson Hall; Manager of Physical Training and
Wellness at Frederick County Division of Fire & Rescue Services; Exercise
Physiologist at Westover Air Reserve Base; and Health Promotion Program
Coordinator for an Air Force installation.
Throughout my career, I have helped countless men and women achieve fitness goals. Three of my proudest accomplishments, which demonstrate my fitness proficiency, include helping a:
Another element of my fitness proficiency is professional credentials, which I’m defining as certificates of completion and certifications.
I have held so
many certifications and been awarded even more certificates of completion
throughout my professional career that I am not going to list them all for the
sake of some brevity.
Before listing a
few cherished ones, I want to share my motivation for pursing so many certificates
of completion and certifications. My primary motivation was my internal drive
to improve my knowledge, skills and abilities to become the best fitness
professional that I could be. My secondary motivation was to meet job
requirements and fulfill continuing education mandates.
My most cherished
certification is the first one I ever earned – the Certified Strength and
Conditioning Specialist credential.
My second most
cherished certification is the Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator
certification that I cherished very much initially was the Performance
Enhancement Specialist. Out of a class of 11, myself and one other student were
the only ones to take the exam live. The remaining students opted to take the
exam online, which allowed them to use course materials during the exam. I
eventually let this certification lapse.
In fact, the only certifications that I
currently maintain are my three NSCA credentials and two Functional Movement Systems credentials that are very meaningful to me as well. These are my Functional Movement Screen Level1 and the Fundamental Capacity Screen certifications.
The final element of my fitness proficiency that I wish to share with you is my mentorship completion.
From 2005 through 2007, I attended three, week-long mentorships at Athletes’ Performance (AP), which is now known as Exos.
AP was, in my humble opinion, and may still be, the finest elite and professional athlete training facility in the United States.
While no credentials were bestowed, the completion of the Phase 1, Phase 2, and Phase 3 AP mentorship levels was the experiential highlight of my professional career.
This is due to two facts.
First, Phase 3 was invite-only at the time I completed it.
Second, I was one of the first 19 people in the world to complete Phase 3.
Note: It would have been 20 people, but our class was short one person.
Your fitness journey with me begins with a single step.
That single step
is to take action!
Our fitness plan of attack for your single step actually includes three steps:
This report will likely be available in August.
Please stay tuned.