Thank you for visiting Sturdy Roots. I hope it is helpful for you on your path to a more healthy, vibrant, and rich life. My journey to exceptional health has been very long and rewarding, full of ups and downs. I have amassed extensive experience through my own practice and experimentation as well as traditional education. I have practiced regular martial arts for years, being awarded a green belt in a dojo that taught a hybrid method that incorporated Kenpo, Shotokan, and Tae Kwon Do. I have also practiced bodybuilding and power lifting for many years, experimenting with an assortment of methodologies and routines. When I was young, I played baseball, football, and basketball. In more recent years however, I have explored the world of yoga and quigong, a practice analogous to Tai Chi. My approach to fitness now combines each of the modalities that I have practiced over the years to provide a truly well rounded and adaptable method.
Along side with my experience in health, I studied nutrition and exercise and wellness at Mesa Community College and Arizona State University respectively. In my own time, I study various disciplines in psychology, sociology, philosophy, metaphysics, sales, marketing, and consulting. My foundational understanding of these varied yet intimately interconnected disciplines is what allows me to help you transform life in a truly meaningful way.
Probably more importantly, however, I know what it’s like to have a number of important responsibilities that need my time and attention. I know what it’s like to: own a business and serve clients, to have a woman I love needing my presence outside of the office, to ensure my health is adequately nurtured, all while honoring my need for relaxation and play with friends and family too. It is a delicate balance that is easy to get wrong.
Let me help you put the pieces of your life together in the right order so you can thrive and contribute the most to those you love.
Just as a seed must follow the guidance of its genetic code, you too need a reliable map to ensure your journey to health is fruitful.
For most of human history, health was understood to be nurtured in mind, body, and spirit. The three were inextricable linked. The ancient Greeks use to train their physical bodies in the gymnasium just as vigorously as they did their minds, as they knew that both were complimentary of the other. We are going to detach your journey somewhat from the modern approach. We will use dietary and exercise programming as tools to help you reach your goals, but they are just part of the equation.
Ultimately, you are developing strength, flexibility, stamina, and balance. All the work we engage in and strategies we use will be directed at aiding you in embodying those qualities. They will be nurtured in your body, mind, and spirit. So as we progress, you will find that you are better equipped to withstand great stress. You will be able to better adapt when life throws you curve balls. You will learn how to endure longer through challenging times. You will also learn how to properly distribute the weight of your responsibilities to live with greater balance.
These qualities will transcend every area of your life.
We are going to look at the entirety of your life and begin putting the pieces back together so that you have a solid foundation that will yield to sustainable and fulfilling results. I will not mislead you into thinking that it is going to be easy or quick. Was it easy or quick getting to where you are at currently in your career? It will require you stretch the limits of your comfort zone and reach into the unknown. But please rest assured, it will not be torture either. Our time together will be a continual dance of pushing your limits while also honoring them.
I know you have already read hundreds of articles and attempted a myriad of diets and exercise routines without the success you want and deserve. I’m sure that you’ve realized by now that returning to health is a complex, dynamic process that demands support, commitment, and patience. So, if you are finally ready to turn the corner and flourish again, please let me partner with you on your journey.