St Petersburg, FL
I began my fitness journey in the Marine Corps as a bodybuilding enthusiast. During my time on active duty, I had suffered trauma from combat and utilized alcohol as a coping mechanism. I realized I needed to make a serious change in my life, so I began therapy for PTSD, abstained from the use of alcohol, and began learning the science behind bodybuilding. As a Marine, physical fitness was always a priority for combat readiness. So evolving into the fitness industry proved to be relatively easy in the regards of physical strain.
After my time was complete on active duty, I decided to make a career to help others (both veterans and civilians) cope with trauma by changing their lifestyle by adding physical fitness to their daily routine. This endeavor has given my life purpose and aided many people who desire to make consciousness health decisions that improve their quality of life. I've faced many adversities, thus allowing me to assist others in their fitness and personal goals.
Fitness isn't just physical. It releases a myriad of hormones that aid or deteriorate our mental, psychological, and emotional health and responses in our organs. My desire is to help those willing to help themselves. Changing a lifestyle is a challenge, but with the right mindset and guidance, the endeavor becomes more tangible.
An important factor to change is finding like-minded people and surrounding yourself to become the change you want to see. I've been able to accomplish this and made multiple lifelong friends during this important change. Be the change you want to see. Help others when possible, and always strive hard to be the very best you can be in your personal and professional goals. We only have one shot at this life, influence as many people in a positive manner, as possible.