What started your fitness journey?
I was the fat kid everyone used to pick on back in the day. I started to play soccer in my youth, but what really made me take my health more seriously was boot camp, when I ventured into the military. That discipline increased my mental and physical strength tenfold.
What led you into the industry?
I was working as a basic trainer at Valley Total Fitness. I started working with Walt while I was training for a Spartan race. Our energy vibed very well together – we’re both so ambitious, and we want the same things – working together was a natural next step.
What does Synergy mean to you?
Synergy is bringing the best out of everyone while doing it in an environment where you’re not only a member, but you’re a family member, too. We might even take care of you better than your own family.
What’s your favorite workout?
Believe it or not, as much as I use to complain about it – leg workouts!
Favorite playlist song?
I always go to Spotify, Slipknot Radio.
When I’m teaching, I take my own class. Coach Zack teaches every Friday; I promised the members that, as long as they join me – I’ll be there.
What do you love about living in Fresno?
We have some funky weather, but I’ve lived here so long that I’m used to it. Fresno has come a long way; there’s never a dull day here.
What would you encourage someone to do, who’s new to working out?
There’s never a right moment to start. The pain, the suffering, and the soreness will be worth it when you’re at a whole new level mentally, emotionally and physically. The goal is to be ready to tackle whatever life throws at you.
Favorite cheat day snack?
Ice cream, specifically Coldstone. (Yum!)
Best motivational quote you’ve ever heard?
“The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war.”