How did you get started doing this type of work?
I decided to become a fitness trainer because it was my life. I use to be 280lbs when I was 16, and I am glad to say today I am 6' 135lbs and even though I might have fluctuated up and down to 145 I am glad to say i have been able to keep it off.
I also use to play collegiate basketball and after losing all the weight I trained myself to improve skills. But unfortunately due to a knee injury my basketball career was cut short. But during rehab I learned a lot on how to bounce back. I was told that one day I would need a knee replacement an dto limit jogging. Well through core work and conditioning I completed a marathon in 2009.
I went to college to be a Dr. when I got my acceptance letter to University of Pittsburgh. I decided to not go and instead get my MS in Exercise Science. I wanted to help prevent rather than treat problems. Too many of todays chronic disease are cause by obesity and too many people are sedentary to the point that picking up a paper blows ther back out.
I want to prevent this from occuring and I believe my life experiences has taught me enough plus coupled with my education to give me the knowledge to help those that suffer from these problems.