“I see the concept of legacy show up in my impact on other peoples’ lives through fitness; I feel like that’s something that lives with me and hope it’s something that will live beyond me.”
Tell us about your early roots in your practice of choice
I started playing basketball and football at the age of 6. Sports felt like a great outlet for me to relieve stress and have fun. My first job in group training was as the head trainer of the basketball and football teams at Fort Hamilton High School. My practice grew from there into what it is today.
What inspires you in your practice?
I’m inspired by legacy and the idea of creating something eternal, something that lives beyond me. I see the concept of legacy show up in my impact on other peoples’ lives through fitness; I feel like that’s something that lives with me and hope it’s something that will live beyond me.
What are valuable lessons learned from your training?
A great piece of advice I carry with me is to treat people like people and not like transactions. It’s important to me to focus on the intrinsic value of others as human beings and inherently worthy of respect.
What are some other classes you enjoy at Rise?
TURF ONE with Kurt & TURF PFX with Curtis
What does social wellness mean to you?
To me social wellness is the idea of a community practicing wellness as a unit for the sake of uplifting and inspiring one another. I see this at Rise when members engage with one another, not just while class is on but also outside of class. Those are the moments I enjoy.