Hey and welcome to my longer bio page where you can learn a little bit about me and what’s lead me to this current leg of my life journey that includes the site you’re on right now – PrecisionMovement.coach.
1981: last of 5 kids born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; spend most of my adolescent and teenage years playing any and every sport I can especially ice hockey (centre) and
baseball fastball (pitcher)
1995: undergo major back surgery with complications that left me with a pretty significant scar
1995-1999: the side effects of the surgery included but were not limited to back, hip and shoulder tightness especially on the right side and recurring episodes of low back pain triggered from innocuous incidents like bending over to tie my shoes; ability to play sports hampered
1999-2004: attended the University of Waterloo to study Kinesiology and was lucky to have an innovative biomechanics professor who specialized in low back pain named Dr. Stu McGill
2004: earned my Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology; started working as a trainer at a big box gym but left after 4 months to start my own personal training business; began in-depth study in corrective exercise under Paul Chek
2006-2013: started blogging and sharing YouTube videos and switched my focus to performance training for MMA fighters; was lucky enough to work with a few UFC fighters and even feel the electricity from the crowd inside the octagon after a big win
2014: had a beautiful (and hilarious) baby girl named Livia; priorities = shifted
2014 to present day: I wake up, have breakfast with my family then get to work on helping my online following of 60,000+ active peeps around the world recover from and prevent injuries and improve flexibility, mobility and movement so they can do the things they LOVE, better; learn from a vast range of sources and many different coaches both living and not in all different fields; integrate what I learn (to the best of my ability) into an approach for people who want to keep moving and improving until they’re old and grey (and beyond) but require EFFICIENT solutions that can be implemented into their busy lives.
So now you’ve got the highlights that have brought me to where I am today…
I’m truly grateful for my present situation because I wake up everyday excited to do what I love to do, which is study movement and then go move and share what I’ve learned and created.
And I’m also grateful to have you with me on this journey, so THANKS for being here and I hope to be able to help you move, better.