Fitness Background

I’ve been working in the fitness industry for a while now. I’ve worked at big box gyms here in Sacramento and held multiple fitness certifications. I don’t necessarily feel like I learned a whole lot about the human body and how it works until I started doing my own research. I really credit Osteopathic medicine, Myofasical Massage, and practitioners like Paul Chek, Thomas Myers, Robert Sapolsky, and Ida Rolf. These people answered the deep questions I had about the body and how it’s supposed to move. There is so much more to fitness than muscle and fat. Sadly, the industry is saturated with “how to get ripped in 6 weeks” gurus out there clouding us from the “good stuff.”

Why Fitsom?

Fitsom Studios has been such a big part of my life over the last four years. It’s truly incredible to see what it’s become. From a garage to a place of true health and wellness, I couldn’t be prouder of the people working here today.

Favorite Exercise

A Hip Hinge! There is something truly elegant in a nice hip hinge. It demonstrates so much. If you really look at the squat, deadlift, kettlebell swing, lunge… all of them are a variation of hip hinging.

Biggest Physical Accomplishment

Completing a 20 mile hike while in the Marine Corps with a good 50+ lbs of gear. It might not sound like a lot of weight, but trust me the human body has nothing to do with a hike that long or a pack that heavy. It’s truly all mental toughness.

Favorite Food

I have to say it’s my mothers enchiladas. And if we want to get fancy with it, there is nothing wrong with a steak, mashed potatoes and mushrooms from Ruth’s Chris.

Music To Move To

Reggae for sure!

Bob Marley – Jammin.
Sublime – Garden Grove.
Pepper – Zicky’s song.
Sashamon – Necta (Butterfly)

Do for Fun

I am a big fan of business. I love learning and working on our business. I love history, philosophy and just recently found computer programming.

You can find me running around Curtis Park with our dog Achillies or working out at the studio. Trail running has been a hobby for sometime now. It’s meditation for sure!

Fitness Advice

Walk into Fitsom Studios, get assessed. Let us help you find the root of dysfunction! This isn’t a fat vs muscle thing, fitness is so much more than that. Let us do what we do best, if we don’t know, we can point you in the right direction.

Favorite Quote

“You only live once, but when you live like this… Once is enough.”
-Written on a wall in dungy bar in Prague

3 Words to Describe Teaching Style

Educational, motivational, intense


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