This could easily start off with a sob story about how I suffered a career-ending back surgery my senior year in high school, which shattered my dreams of playing college football and so forth. However, I won't bore you with the details. Here's the gist of why I do what I do. I played football, got hurt, stopped truly exercising, got fat (250lbs at 5'9"), and here I am now. I am healthy, active, and about 30lbs lighter with a strong foundation to continue to build on. Everyday I wake up to better myself and find new ways to implement healthy stressors on my body that will improve my overall well-being. I don't take supplements or enhancers, and I eat pretty healthy without being on a super strict diet. Most people want the results but go about it the wrong way or lack the dedication. They think it is too hard or too time-consuming. Well, they are right. It will be hard, because nothing is easy in life. It will be time-consuming, because like the cliche saying 'Rome wasn't built in a day'. The key is to know your limits and break down those barriers that keep you from achieving your goals.
Misconceptions of fitness and health lead people to believe that you have to have an eight pack and 4% body fat or bulging biceps and ginormous pecs. Not true! All you have to do is work towards a better you and how you imagine that look. I instruct people and motivate them to be better than the day before, to FEEL better than the day before. It isn't rocket science, but it's necessary in order for mankind to continue to have the quality of life that we deserve. So the question remains. Why do I do this? It's simple, I love fitness and health. With a change in my ways, I try to grow physically and mentally on a daily basis. I promote that to others and watch the results follow suit. The question then becomes...why not?