My passion for athletic performance stems from my childhood.
When my father was a teenager, he was a professional soccer
player for the Portuguese European FIFA League. It was a dream come true for him and an opportunity not many others get a chance to take. But, after a few years, his career ended prematurely when he tore his ACL.
I grew up seeing the crushing effect his injury had on his ambitions firsthand. It inspired me to prevent that kind of personal tragedy for others. Even as a young martial arts combatant, I suffered the effects of improper training.
I failed to take into account the importance of physical and mental preparation while competing at the national level. If I had a better understanding of effective strength and conditioning modalities, I could have gone farther than I did. My twelve years of expertise in athletic performance training allows me to prevent young athletes from making the same mistakes by giving them the best physical and mental conditioning education possible.
(Running Mechanics Professional)
Level 1 Certified
Level 2 MED Certified
Certified Speed & Agility Specialist
Certified Kettlebell Instructor
Youth Athletic Assessment Specialist
Athletic Performance Specialist
Foundation Speed Coach & Short Sprints Course
JrFit Youth Fitness Specialist
Certification in Applied
Functional Science (CAFS)
Complete Coach Certification
MMA Level 1 Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach
Human Movement Specialist
Movement Optimization Specialist
Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
Certified Fitness Trainer
Fitness Nutrition Specialist
My journey began as a young, overweight, and unathletic kid through my elementary and middle school years.
With guidance from my brother, I eventually followed a mediocre program that consisted of two machine exercises and a medicine ball. I skipped meals often and did not know how to eat properly to reach my fitness goals.
Over the course of my high school years, I tried to educate myself and adapted a very generic bodybuilding program with a slightly better diet plan. I started to see results.
In high school, I began working with Coach Duarte as an ice hockey player and practiced bodybuilding on my own. I narrowed down my goals and evolved as an athlete. Gradually, I shifted away from bodybuilding and became infatuated with strength and performance training. Watching the human body perform at such high capacities with competitive weightlifting became a newfound passion. After I hung up the skates my senior year, I found a new sport in powerlifting. This path led me to help young athletes become the strongest versions of themselves to support their athletic ventures.
Fast forward to the present, I love what I do. I enjoy being able to play a role in shaping the lives of young and older clients by building their confidence levels with each and every session taught.
Certified Fitness Specialist
Movement & Mobility Specialist
Certified High School Strength & Conditioning Specialist
Certified Sports Nutrition Coach
ACL Accelerator Course