I’ve been a coach, counselor, and advisor for more than three decades. I help people get fit and healthy by:

  • coaching with compassion and conviction
  • making exercise fun
  • creating connections and community

I wasn’t a born athlete. My long journey from bespectacled nerd to fitness instructor has taught me that we’re all capable of being fit and that exercise is so much more effective when it’s creative and fun.

Fitness is for everyone. Given the right coaching, we can all enjoy and benefit from movement.

I started out as a 96-pound weakling. But with a little hard work, faith, and dedication, I transformed myself into an athlete. As the years have gone by, I’ve had to contend numerous injuries and the unavoidable aging process, but through it all, I’ve always found a way to stay active, even if that meant modifying my workouts. Becoming fit and adopting a vegan lifestyle has changed my life for the better to such an extent that I decided to become a fitness coach so I could share what I’ve learned with whoever is interested.

My approach is to meet people where they’re at and never judge. I want you to feel great about yourself as you are, but also to realize you can feel even better. And, most importantly, I want you to have fun while you sweat.

Since my early days of coaching I’ve stressed the importance of community and connection. In a sense, I don’t coach individuals. I coach teams. And good teams are close-knit. My “team” goes on pizza crawls; we visit museums; we compete in races; and we kick back at happy hours. Over the years I’ve organized hundreds of gatherings for my students and, as a result, countless friendships have been formed.

And finally, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention music. Where would we be without music? I know I’d be nowhere. I’ve been going to live shows since 1976 and hope to never stop. Each week, for more than a decade, I’ve created a new themed playlist for Punk Rope. Suffice it to say that I LOVE all types of music!

Well that’s me in a nutshell. If you want to chat about fitness or music or whatever I’d love to hear from you .

Credentials and Accomplishments

  • ACE-certified Personal Trainer
  • USA Track & Field Level 1 Coach
  • USA FIT Marathon Coach
  • Resist-A-Ball Stability Ball Instructor
  • Co-creator of the Run4Fun program
  • Created Punk Rope and Beastanetics
  • Created Stretch Happy and MoshFit
  • Completed three marathons
  • Rope jumped numerous 5Ks
  • Trained 1100+ Punk Rope instructors