Who am I?
Since I could walk, I’ve loved all types of exercise. I began playing team sports such as soccer and basketball and then transitioned to individual sports such as track and field and cross-country running later on. I’ve invariably found a particular affinity with Eastern martial arts and self-defense; some might even call it an obsession. As a child, I had a total fascination with Bruce Lee, his way of living, his training, and his philosophy on life. I was so inspired by Lee’s philosophies and healthy lifestyle that I decided to take my own martial arts training to the next level.
After graduating from the University of Colorado at Boulder, I decided that I wanted to dedicate my life to martial arts and fitness by moving to Hong Kong to learn Wing Chun Kung Fu from the source. What I learned there was invaluable. Having gained two completely different perspectives, one Western and one Eastern, I developed a well-rounded mindset toward exercise, diet, health, medicine and other aspects of fitness. Many people view exercise as an annoying chore that they know needs to be done but hate doing. Another way to view it is as tool and a mechanism for strengthening the mind. Part of the reason I am a personal trainer is to experience that fleeting moment when a person pushes their body beyond what they thought was possible, making their eyes light up as they realize that this is a skill that can be learned, developed, and applied throughout all areas of life.