I was born and raised in a little town called Nacogdoches, Texas. I have always loved sports and being active. I was always known for being athletic, I lettered in basketball and swimming while in high school, competing my senior year in the Texas State Championships.
As you know, swimmers eat A LOT! I ate all the time and that lifestyle didn’t change upon graduation. The first month of college I tore my meniscus playing basketball. The resulting lack of activity coupled with my poor eating habits quickly made me overweight and unhealthy.
Fortunately, I found a path to functional fitness and was able to get active again. With the help of trainers, I was able to get back on track. Married in 2016, my wife Abbiey and I are expecting our first child. Through healthy living and functional fitness we hope to inspire others to join us at HexCity.
I was born in California but grew up in Oklahoma.
Always involved in sports, I enjoyed soccer, football, swimming and wrestling.
With a very active lifestyle, eating was a constant and I was too young to understand good nutrition. At a young age, I quit doing sports but kept the bad tendencies of over consuming and not watching what type of food I was putting in my body.
This habit has been something I’ve struggled with my whole life and still dictates a lot of what I do.
At the start of 2019 I started focusing more on what I was eating, consistently working out and being more aware of what type of person I wanted to be. After losing 35 lbs, I gained more confidence, started feeling stronger and just overall felt like I could do more.
For me it’s still a journey, I’m not where i want to be at right now and I know it’s going to take time. But being a part of HEX has brought a whole new light of opportunities for me. And it’s one that I’m happy to share with you.
My fitness journey began on sports fields and parks. For as long as I can remember I’ve always loved playing all kinds of sports, so most days after school I was either kicking a soccer ball around or shooting hoops. I was never the biggest or fastest player, but I made up for it with maximum effort and passion for teamwork and competition. If I could do one thing for the rest of my life it would be to play soccer until my legs fall off.
My first semester of college soccer was not ideal for me at all, not only on the field but off as well. It was my first time being far from home and on my own so I chose to socialize and skip classes instead of taking care of business. After I switched my major to Exercise Science is when I realized what the mind-body connection is really capable of. I decided to rise and grind, every morning I would run four miles at a local park and on the weekends I ran hills. The morning runs helped to get me to class on time instead of sleeping in because I stayed up late the previous night.
With the change of classes and new early regimen I started to find my niche. I was learning a lot and reaching peak fitness levels which left me wanting more. So, in addition to the few hours in class and at practice, I started teaching and training myself during my free time.
This transcended into me learning to say no to certain things and yes to everything that came my way. I was able to focus on bettering myself but quickly found out that this can be exhausting if you overdo it. I realized I couldn’t do it on my own. I wanted to share what I was learning and achieving with people around me so I began including them in my ideas and plans. Knowledge isn’t worth much unless you share it with others, and you don’t have to cross oceans to change the world, you just have to cross the street.
I strive to approach every situation and person with individuality and giving my all in that moment not worrying about what comes next. We make a lot of decisions every day and I strongly believe that life is all about having balance and a goal in mind when making a choice.
I graduated from Southern Nazarene University with a bachelors in Exercise Science May 2018. I have been a Fitness Specialist/Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor at Chesapeake Energy for over a year now. Started personal training at 10 Gym at the beginning of this year. Always adding to the hustle.
Speaking of hustle, Hex City and I are ready if you are! It’s not easy but it’s worth it. It’s tough but we’re tougher.
I grew up in small town Hinton, OK. I was a four-sport athlete in high school, but never took fitness/working out as seriously as I should have. I relied on natural ability to make it through seasons of different sports. It wasn’t until college that I finally understood I was not realizing my full potential.
I played college football at Southern Nazarene University and over my five years in the program, I developed a love for fitness and working out. I was fortunate to have great strength and conditioning coaches who helped develop my technique and passion for working out and staying fit. After going through shoulder, knee, and elbow injuries, i realized the importance of flexibility and working out on an ever deeper level. Working out has helped in the recovery from those injuries, and I feel as strong now as I ever have.
I graduated from SNU in 2017 with my degree in International Business and then graduated with my Master of Business Administration in February of 2019. I’m very excited to work with Hex and it’s members and hope that I can help someone else realize their passion for fitness as I have!