The Freedom Zone Mission

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My goal with Freedom Zone Coaching is simple: help men regain their strength & find their freedom so they can live an abundant life. I desire to add value and years to your life. In a world with ever-increasing rates of chronic diseases (such as asthma, cancer, diabetes, and heart disease), I help people transform their lives and find freedom through fitness and healthy living.

Freedom Zone Coaching helps you regain your strength & take control of your life by providing the highest standard of personalized coaching and training programs. Let’s work together to improve your nutrition, fitness, mindset, and spirit.

It doesn’t matter where you are on your journey. I’m ready to join you.

It doesn’t matter if you want to work out in a gym, in the park, or the comfort of your own home; I will create a plan that fits your unique situation. And while important, it’s not just about the workouts. I will also coach you every step of the way, helping you create new habits that will balance your energy & improve the quality of your life.

I’m here to help you find and live in your freedom zone.

My Story

I’m just a normal guy. I’m a husband, father, and Christian. No different than anyone else.

I grew up in North Carolina and Virginia as the product of a military family. Growing up, I was a huge basketball fan and played throughout the majority of my childhood. I participated in recreational leagues and even did some AAU in middle & high school.

Basketball was my primary fitness means; I didn’t work out otherwise because I played year-round. So, when my playing days were over after a church rec league or two in my early twenties, family life and desk jobs took over. I went from a very slim 185 in 2004 to topping the scales at nearly 300 pounds in 2014. What a difference ten years makes!

The First Try

It wasn’t until a father-daughter dance that I realized how big I’d gotten. I squeezed into my pants that were two or three sizes too small, hoping they didn’t rip. Three months later I dedicated myself to change. I invested in a cheap stationary bike, my first fitness wearable, and worked my butt off for seven months. In that time I lost over 40 pounds and regained my fitness.

I was near my goal weight (about 10 pounds away), and then I stopped after hitting a hard plateau. Sure, I’d gotten fit and starting cycling, even investing in a real bike (and trainer for the winter months), but the change didn’t stick.

I slowly crept back up to the 240’s where I got comfortable. Then life happened again, and I ballooned to where I was at the beginning of 2019: over 285 pounds!

Creating a New Me

At this point, I knew a change needed to happen, permanently. I could no longer live with the guy staring back at me in the mirror.

After watching the Netflix documentary What the Health in January 2019, my wife and I experimented with a plant-based diet. Within the first month I shed 15 pounds without any exercise. I got back into running. Then I sold my car and started riding my bike to work.

The changes finally started to stick, but I didn’t want to keep it to myself. So, in the last quarter of 2019 I studied to become a certified personal trainer and nutrition coach through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). Then I fell in love with resistance band training, which revolutionized how I worked out.

Now I spend my days training and coaching others, helping them achieve the lifestyle change they need to live a long and healthy life.


  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
  • NASM Certified Nutrition Coach
  • NASM Weight Loss Specialist
  • Resistance Band Training Certification Level 1 –
  • TRX Qualified Coach
  • TRX and Resistance Band Training certification
  • NASM Virtual Coaching Specialist
  • Certified Online Personal Trainer Level 1 – Online Training Academy
  • IOFBC Level 1 Certified Coach (Behavior Change)