I’m the guy who started Incremental Gains, a personal training and nutrition coaching company dedicated to helping high achievers just like you transform their lives through fitness. Seriously, we train like professional athletes and celebrities.
I know your time is extremely valuable and I promise not to waste it.
So here’s a quick snapshot of who I am, what I’m all about, and why you should listen to me.
“Believe me, I know what it feels like to have goals that seem impossible to achieve. I’ve been there.”
I was born in Upstate New York, grew up in Raleigh, and have called Chicago my home base since 2013. Traveling the world is my favorite thing to do. I’ve skied the Bavarian Alps in Germany, snorkeled the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, climbed the Great Wall of China, toured the Colosseum in Rome, kayaked the Mediterranean Sea, and even went skydiving over the Carolina coast among others things. I went to East Carolina University, received degrees in Professional Acting and Business Administration, and now I work as a health and fitness professional.
It makes perfect sense when you connect the dots.
I worked at a technology start-up and the majority of my time was spent sitting in front of a computer. This is how I spent my days, and I was miserable. One day I was “zoning out” at work and noticed something. Everyone around me was facing the same problem, confined to a desk chair and surrounded by temptation (junk food, fast food, sweets, etc.) every single day. It was a lifestyle and an environment holding everyone back from maximizing their overall health and performance. And I knew people in my office weren’t the only ones suffering. This was a societal problem.
Completely unfulfilled by the work I was doing, I realized that I actually had a lot of knowledge and experience when it came to health and fitness. I studied the best training and nutrition practices and tested them myself in my 20’s for fun, and saw amazing results. I also learned directly from some of the best minds and coaches in the entire fitness industry, some of whom work with professional athletes and celebrities. Fitness had already transformed who I was as a person at the time, physically and mentally. I knew more about fitness than the stuff I was doing at work. I also knew that I loved teaching people having been a tutor in college.
The light bulb went off and I quit my job soon after.
popular Chicago gym and within nine months, I was one of the top performing personal trainers in the entire company. But I was still being held back. I had amazing fitness tools and strategies ready to share with my clients (aka Rockstars), but certain policies kept me from doing so. So I bet on myself again, this time parting ways and starting my own personal training and nutrition coaching business, Incremental Gains, LLC.
Que the adversity.
Starting a business was hard. I faced challenges and made sacrifices on a daily basis. At one point, I had no clue how I would pay rent or other living expenses, let alone make it in business. Believe me, I know what it feels like to have goals that seem impossible to achieve. I’ve been there. But when you truly want something bad enough, you’ll do whatever it takes to succeed. Right?
Since then, I’ve been helping people just like you look, feel, and perform better. And it’s been a great ride so far.
believing in yourself, trusting the process, and knowing that no matter where you are today, you can get better. Whether you’re brand new to fitness or elite, the same rules apply. Everything we do is evidence-based and personalized to fit your wants and needs. And if you put in the work, your life could permanently change for the better.
that having someone you feel comfortable with, someone you can trust, and someone who speaks your language is important, but having a qualified professional is too. So you can learn more about my credentials by clicking the links below if you’re interested.
StrongFirst Instructor (Strength & Conditioning)
Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist (Joint Mobility)
Z-Health Trainer (Athletic Performance, Pain Relief, & Injury Prevention)
Precision Nutrition Coach (Sports Nutrition)
BioForce Certified Conditioning Coach (In Progress!)