Having been involved in sports and fitness in some way for most of my life, I was naturally excited about starting Going Strong 805, and to create a unique and synergistic exercise program for adults of ALL ages.
Although basketball was my passion all through school, it wasn't until the mid 1980s that I discovered bodybuilding, but more specifically, strength training and its numerous benefits. I remember joining the local gym, buying all the books and magazines I could get my hands on, and following the greats, like Arnold, Corey, and Rachel through their careers. At a time when aerobics was the talk of the town, I found it fascinating to be able to achieve similar, if not, greater benefits using dumbbells and my bodyweight. I can recall how quickly my body took shape, yet the scale showed a very small weight difference. I witnessed firsthand the power of resistance training, and I believe no program is complete without including a strength building aspect.
The motivation to embark on this new Journey was born out of a desire to continue on the fitness path I had started and grown to love alongside the great friends I have made through 805 Boot Camp, which sadly closed its doors in June 2017.
Fitness is about much more than the activity itself.
It's about much more than working out and eating lots of fresh fruit and vegetables. It's about doing these things together. It's about the deep and lifelong friendships that develop as you work on similar goals and encourage each other. It's about serving others and making them more important than yourself.
This is what my desire is with Going Strong 805 - to have a welcoming program, where the people are involved in each others' lives, where we build each other up, and treasure every day that we are given. As our Family grows, my hope is that we can build on this solid foundation through each season of our lives, and keep Going Strong - together!
Certified Personal Fitness Trainer - National Academy of Sports Medicine and Aerobics and Fitness Association of America
Certified Adult HEARTSAVER FIRST AID/CPR/AED - American Heart Association