EXPERIENCE & CREDENTIALS
Born and bred in Miami Beach, Florida, my career in the physical fitness industry began in 1996 as a personal trainer at The Fontainebleau Hilton Resort & Spa. I continued in the gym management industry until 1999 where I then moved into coaching & teaching students across various ages, grades and levels including coaching American football and basketball teams. In 2003, having already experienced coaching and teaching at the elementary, middle school and high school levels, I seized an opportunity to be the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for all varsity sports at Florida International University.
In 2005, I moved to Gainesville, Florida to be closer to my family who had relocated to northern Florida. During this time, I pursued competitive amateur Track and Field middle distance running focusing on the 400 and 800 meters distances. Additionally, I worked at the Gainesville Health and Fitness Centre as a sports performance coach, fitness consultant and personal trainer. Here, I aided in the creation and promotion of “The Athletic Academy”, a program focusing on aspects of athletic development such as speed, power and agility in athletes of all levels. I acted as a fitness consultant with Alachua County’s Extended Day Enrichment Program (EDEP), conducting workshops for EDEP staff and mini-camps for EDEP students in order to illustrate better ways to bring physical fitness to the after school program. As well, I maintained a diverse training clientele (athletes of all levels) such as elite & professional athletes, senior citizens, “weekend warriors”, children, pregnant women, small and large groups and those “limited” due to injury.
In 2009, I moved to Geneva, Switzerland to pursue a special someone I now call my wife. Immediately upon arrival, I established a private training clientele & joined the local American football team, the Geneva Seahawks, to immerse myself in the local community. I contributed my experience as a football player/coach and strength and conditioning coach. In 2010, I established my company, Athletic Prime Sàrl, in order to open my first fitness facility. At this point, my initial aim was to try and combine the CrossFit philosophy with that of Athletic Prime’s via the establishment of the first CrossFit affiliation in Geneva called CrossFit Geneva. After several years of implementing this approach, in 2018, I decided to fully dedicate myself to my Athletic Prime philosophy which is to provide safe, simple, practical and efficient training solutions for athletes of all levels whether competitive or not. My current focus is on maintaining and growing the private training clientele via personal training and remote coaching as well as offering group workshops.
MASTER'S DEGREE, MASTER OF SCIENCE (MS), EXERCISE & SPORT SCIENCE
Florida International University, 2004
BACHELOR'S DEGREE, BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (BS), FOOD & NUTRITION
Florida State University, 1996
CERTIFIED STRENGTH & CONDITIONING SPECIALIST (CSCS)
National Strength & Conditioning Association, 1999 - present
CORRECTIVE EXERCISE SPECIALIST (CES)
National Academy of Sports Medicine, 2008
CROSSFIT LEVEL 1 TRAINER CERTIFICATE
CrossFit Inc., Basel, Switzerland, 2010
CROSSFIT LEVEL 2 TRAINER CERTIFICATE
CrossFit Inc., Basel, Switzerland, 2015
CROSSFIT GYMNASTICS TRAINER CERTIFICATE
CrossFit Inc., Horgen, Switzerland, 2014
CROSSFIT WEIGHTLIFTING TRAINER CERTIFICATE
CrossFit Inc., Zurich, Switzerland, 2015
EXERCISE NUTRITION LEVEL 1 CERTIFICATE
Precision Nutrition, 2020