Basic Wellness Training

My mission is to help you be clear minded and strong.

I’ll help you attack ailments taken for granted, such as constant joint and muscle pain, headaches, mood swings, energy crashes, weight fluctuation, puffiness, and inflammation. These are not normal conditions to be tolerated.  Let’s try to address them by natural means.

Simple principles involving food and eating, physical movement, connection to nature, and mind cultivation have improved my own well-being. Those near me who have adopted practices based on these same principles, fitted to their daily living, have also benefited from very small changes. I will share these principles with those who are committed to a life of self-determined wellness.

Learn the science of the effects of foods on the body. Develop your food choices through experimentation and observation. Incorporate good fats into your diet and learn to adapt to this essential energy source. Filter out the foods, some well-known and others not as much, that contribute to your discomfort and cause negative reactions.

Build mobility and strength through training, while your food and eating changes affect body composition, energy capacity, and resilience. Use safe practices to open the hips, stabilize the knees, and develop your feet. Build a strong and flexible back and functional shoulders through progressive movements. You will become more physically independent in your daily life and more capable of handling emergencies.

Reconnect with nature and realize the necessity for your body to be in touch with the earth. Cultivate your mind through simple systems of information processing and daily habits that minimize the noise and maximize the positive mindset that will create your future. Through development of food and physical strength, you will find increased capacity for mental strength. Utilize it to expand the possibilities of your life and fulfill the purpose you choose to pursue.

Who I am: I start each day with butter coffee and strength training. My focus is developing a long term training regimen that I plan to use for years if not decades. I started purposefully building strength in grade school with monkey bars, pushups and pullups, advancing to machines and the barbell in my adolescent years. In college, I played rugby and increased my strength through the primary barbell, and some dumbbell, exercises. Today, I use the barbell and kettlebells as my tools of strength. I’m a StrongFirst certified barbell strength instructor and I plan to achieve kettlebell certification as well.

My USPA powerlifting record for the California 2014 Championships is as follows: Squat 369lb; Deadlift 391lb; Bench Press 237lb. Body weight 168lb.

According to the strength classification based on 70 years of research by Dr. Lon Kilgore, I am ranked:
• Squat – Advanced
• Deadlift – Intermediate
• Bench Press – Intermediate

According to the Russian Classification Chart based upon a raw total of these lifts, I am ranked a novice, or just below Class III, at 76kg body weight and 452.5kg total.

As of 2020, I currently train with the 32kg and 40kg kettlebells on the Simple and Sinister regimen, alternating with deadlifts and presses on the Power to the People program.

This gives you an idea of where I stand in my own strength training experience. Rather than a number of years or certifications, I consider the actual strength I have built as a measurement of my training background

My work experience has also expanded my perspective on human health. I am a former supervisor of a healthcare organization in Los Angeles. My work involved reviewing medical histories and causes of death for thousands of deceased patients. I saw that many people today are suffering from health problems that have causes which can easily be resolved by adjusting daily habits.

When: You can plan training sessions with me according to your schedule. Training will be casual and light at first, as we get to know each other. With time and increased commitment, you can schedule more sessions according to your goals and progress.

Where: I am currently in the Bay Area, California. Training will begin at your home or any place of your choosing that is agreeable to both of us, if you are within reasonable distance. Otherwise, we can arrange for online sessions.

Our first few sessions will involve a lot of dialogue and easy assessments, and no equipment will be necessary. As your needs and your goals for wellness become apparent, I will suggest changes to the place of training if needed. If you have exercise equipment, I may be able to incorporate that into your training.

I will make your training reasonable and effective. This will improve the longevity of the habits you build and make it simpler for you to continue to develop wellness through your whole life.

Why: You want to build a life of wellness. You may have tried different diets and nutritional guidelines, workout routines, and other changes to your lifestyle for better health. However, there are things that bother you that you can’t seem to solve. Pains, discomfort, energy crashes, or a busy schedule seem to prevent improvements to your health. You have tried medicine to either short term or no effect. You want answers but there’s so much noise you don’t know where to begin anymore.

If you have the will, I can help you find the way to a stronger life.

Training Sessions:

Pricing and depth of training is based on your means, goals, and needs.

Free Introductory Meeting

This session is to get to know each other, to introduce you to my training philosophy, and to gain an understanding of your wellness goals.

I’ll give you as much info as you need to decide whether you would like to move forward to focused training. We can talk further by phone for any additional questions.

Focused Training Sessions

Weekly one-on-one training sessions will be one hour. You will also be able to contact me between sessions for additional guidance.

I will follow up with you throughout the week, on a schedule predetermined at our face to face sessions. If there is a need to meet in person in addition to our weekly meeting, we can do so.

I look forward to hearing from you. Please contact me by email.

Live powerfully.