Providing A Framework For Athletic Development.
We saw huge gaps in training methods for student athletes and created Fit2Play in 1997. Our focus was (and still is) minimize injury, and improve performance.
We focus on the fundamental movement skills that underlie athletic ability, then move to performance. Think of it like a, “start here, do this, now that” approach to strength, conditioning and overall physical preparation.
We call this framework, The Underpinning of Athleticism.
We work with a limited number of local athletes, provide coaching and consulting (distance and local), and teach live workshops.
Looking back it’s hard to remember a time when I wasn’t interested in sports. Growing up in southern California, I surfed, played baseball and had a blast.
I started lifting weights around the age of 14. I’d love to say I was focused and training was all about increasing performance, but nobody (I knew) did the stuff we do with athletes today. This was my ‘passion’ and it provided me a laser-focus and a never -quit mindset to make it a career. Along the way, I met three men who changed my life forever. They were some of the best sport scientists in the field.
After spending time with the docs, I started an educational process that has never ended for me. I went back to school, attended UCLA, studied exercise science and continued to work with my mentors.
Over time, I developed a successful practice in Los Angeles working with individuals, corporations and high level athletes. From there it was to the North Shore of Oahu for a couple of years, and then in 1994, relocated to Columbus, Ohio. In 1996, I became the Strength and Conditioning Coach for The Columbus Crew of Major League Soccer culminating in 2002 by winning the US Open Cup.
What you do and how you train depend on where you are — your entry point. I help you find that point and show you what to do next.
- Fit2Play, Founder
- MovNat, MCT & Certification Team Instructor
- Master of Sport Sciences (International Sports Sciences Assoc.)
- Studied Exercise Science at The University of California, Los Angeles
- Fascial Movement Taping Level 1&2, Rock Doc
- FMS Certified
- Y Balance Certified
- 1994 “Trainer of the Year” (ISSA)
- Former Strength, Conditioning and Movement coach for the Columbus Crew, MLS (2002 U.S. Open Cup Champions),
- United 94 Soccer Club,
- Ohio Premier Soccer Club,
- Midwestern Force Lacrosse Club,
- Columbus Destroyers
- International Sports Sciences Association member