ISSA | Fitness Professional
Brookfield Personal Trainer
I currently attend the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and finishing up a bachelor's degree in Kinesiology and a minor in Nutrition. I have been certified by the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) to train, for 2 and a half years now. I played a lot of soccer growing up and eventually decided to pursue my other passion which is participating in weightlifting. Weightlifting became one of my favorite activities that I soon took my physique to the stage to compete.
Q: Why did you become a personal trainer?
A: I enjoy educating clients about ways to change their behavior to adopt a healthier lifestyle. Nutrition/physical activity are both important factors that can effect every single person no matter their occupation. Both are significant because they help increase a person's lifespan and that would enable a person to have a higher quality of life free from disabilities
Q: What has been one of your favorite client experiences?
A: I was able to help a client who was a gym teacher lose weight she felt like her students couldn't take her seriously because she was overweight and she felt like her students could follow her discipline If she started changing her relationship with food. She was able to lose 40lbs. in 6 months much of that weight loss came from cutting junk food out alone.
Q: What is your proudest physical achievement?
A: One of my proudest moments came my freshmen year in college when I was able to prepare successfully to compete in my first bodybuilding show. I didn't know how to get started but with some help from like minded friends I was able to get my body fat to 9%, which was difficult with junk food all around me in college but in the end I was able to place in the top 5 in my class while maintaining a 3.7 G.P.A. and working a 3rd shift job on top of that.
Q: Why do you love Orange Shoe?
A: I like the fact that they help different individuals from all walks of life change the way they about physical activity.