They say you should do what you love. If that is true, I am certainly doing the right thing. I love working with people to achieve a higher level of fitness. Whether it is losing a few pounds, overcoming physical or life challenges or competing in a race, my background as an athlete, coach and human being will help you. I guarantee it.
Success Athletics and Education
I understand what it means to balance work and exercise and how to find creative ways to “have it all”, if you will. Setting goals, focusing and following through on plans is what I do, whether it in the business world or preparing for a race. As a business person, I knew that my success was tied to those around me, so I worked hard to build strong teams and motivate those around me. I take this same approach to personal fitness training.
My lifelong commitment to fitness has helped me compete in 7 Ironman Triathlons, five 6.2 mile open water races, numerous marathons and many many triathlons and road races. I have competed in Racquetteball and Tennis leagues/teams and loved to play in tounaments. Like many athletes, the road to fitness is neither straight nor flat; I have been injured, had surgery and completed many rehab protocols along the way. My drive to stay fit, share my knowledge and help others, however, has not wavered. My experience will help you avoid common mistakes and help you reach your goals more quickly.
Practical training experience is, for certain, important; experience plus education/certifications is essential. I have certification from the top program for personal training–the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). Add to that my additional studies and certifications as a league cycling instructor, (including lifeguard, CPR and first aid) and you can see that I am serious about providing my fitness training clients in Hawaii with top-notch training and support. Doing what I love.
Understanding of Injury Rehabilitation
Things I have personally experienced,
o Numerous sport related rehab protocol measures
o Knee: Tore and had 2/3 of meniscus removed
o Stress fractures
o Neuromas removed from both feet
o Osteo arthritis (hips)