I didn’t take the traditional path to become a strength and conditioning coach. Many of the strength coaches out there played and loved high school sport and then went on to study the academic aspects of training. This is a legitimate path. Others simply take a weekend course and hang out their shingle – it might surprise you to know that even some of those guys are pretty good too.
Here’s how I became a fitness professional…
Growing up I had a dream that was the same as most of the other kids in my small hometown. I wanted to play professional hockey. When I wasn’t drafted into the OHL, I knew the cards were stacked against me.
I knew that if I was going to achieve my goal, I was going to have to work harder than everyone else on and off of the ice. After a lot of hard work I was able to earn a spot on the OHL’s Guelph Storm as a Walk-On. From there I took the next step in signing my first Professional contract and spent the next 4 seasons playing in the AHL, ECHL and Europe.
Once my professional career was finished, it was a natural progression to pursue Strength and Conditioning as a profession. From that point on, my mission was to help other underdog athletes achieve their goals. I saw so many athletes working hard on the wrong things, the things that maybe even stunted their development and I wanted to help them avoid those mistakes.
That is what I get to do every single day at Revolution.
When I am not in the gym, I have two beautiful young girls (Adalyn & Ava) and a rockstar wife who keep me busy.