I was born in 1950, which makes me a Baby Boomer. I qualify for Medicare, Social Security and all senior discounts from haircuts to coffee at McDonald’s.
I know what it’s like to be young, strong with tons of energy – feeling and thinking like I could live forever. I now know that life is precious and tomorrow could be my last. This was brought into sharp focus as I continue to undergo treatment for Stage 4 metastatic prostate cancer.
I’ve been married twice. The second time for over thirty years and I’m more in love now than when we were married.
I am the father of ten kids and grandfather to five (so far). I know about raising kids and the sense of pride and love as they grow and find their way through life.
I started my career in the health and fitness industry in 1975 when I graduated from UCSB with a degree in Physical Education and became the Freshman Crew coach. I found out I loved coaching and teaching people to excel.
Over the next forty-plus years, I have literally coached and trained tens of thousands of people to excel, to be better than they thought they could be. It is very rewarding and I never get tired of it.
I have seen many different “exercise” programs come and go – from Jazzercise, ThighMaster and Tae Bo to Kick Boxing, Yoga and CrossFit. I have always stayed true to what really works well – strength training. It may not be fun, entertaining or a social event, but it is the best way to stimulate the body to change in a positive way. This is even more true as we grow older.
SIMPLY STRONG is the culmination of all my life and fitness experience over the years combined with the most recent scientific research. I truly believe that our program is the safest, most effective and most time efficient means to improve health, fitness and the quality of life for anyone who is willing to work hard and put forth the effort necessary.
As an extra bonus, I get to work with my oldest daughter Katie who shares my love for coaching and fitness. She is a graduate in Exercise Science from Northwest Christian University here in Eugene and extremely passionate about her job at SIMPLY STRONG.
Our purpose is to help you become the best you can be – one training session at a time.
Stay strong forever and maintain your quality of life at SIMPLY STRONG!
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