Having the opportunity to positively change the life of an individual is the most gratifying thing a person can do. With that mindset, it is not about how much financial gain or otherwise you obtain from the process. Instead, it is about how much passion you put into what you are doing with the genuine intent to make a better life for the person you are working with, no matter what type of interaction you are having with that person. This is why I became a Personal Trainer. I have been exercising in the gym setting for over ten years, mostly involving weight lifting and basketball. It was in recent years that I made a big transition into training involving stabilization, body weight, flexibility, and other non-traditional methods. I have had the chance to work with individuals as young as the age of 12 on up to the age of 92. I have had the opportunity to work with many people who have had a broad range of conditions including: knee replacements, hip replacements, total reverse shoulder, spinal fusions, lung transplants, heart bypass surgeries, extreme lack of flexibility, etc. In gaining these experiences, I have learned to always progress slowly rather than too quickly, and most importantly, keep very open and constant communication with the person I am training to ensure what we are doing is safe for the capabilities of their body. In addition to this, another area is helping ectomorph (typically very skinny or lean) body types to gain weight that is typically very hard to gain. This would mostly apply to anyone seeking to gain more muscle mass. With the male population, my methods make it possible to gain 2-5 pounds per month. With the female population, 1-2 pounds per month is realistic. Lastly, there are many people who have had a less than positive experience with a trainer in the past because the trainer pushed them beyond their limits, caused them injury, and overall caused them to have a bad experience in working with a trainer. I strive very hard to change the negative perception that some people have about trainers into a positive one. Overall, I have the experience and knowledge to help a person lose body fat, gain muscle, increase flexibility, reduce bodily pains, and most importantly, feel good about becoming healthy. These are the reasons why I love what I do. These are the reasons why I became a personal trainer. I look forward to having the opportunity to working with you to reach whatever your goals may be.