Photo Credits Walter Savage @savagelens
DT: What is your goal as a trainer?
WS: The overall goal with my clients is to get them stronger, to lose body fat, and to move more efficiently in a holistic and pain-free manner while gaining better postural patterns in their everyday life. Becoming the best version of ourselves is all within our spirit, but some need a little time and faith to find that light inside.
DT: What excites you about working at The DOGPOUND?
My job as a personal trainer is everything I’ve ever wanted and more because of the people that I’ve worked with along the way, and because I love to give back. Due to their hard work and trust in my principles, we both, as a team, have been successful.
DT: How did you first get involved with personal training?
WS: I became so involved with working out because of what I’ve been through in my life. Working out has always been my escape. When I’m training, I enter into another world and almost disassociate. I’ve had a bit of a journey managing my emotions from my adolescent years to this very day. I was never one to argue so I would fight to end disagreements. The gym, along with martial arts, became my sanctuary; it calmed me down and set my mind straight. I fell in love with the result that I was seeing, and let’s face it, being strong is sexy. It’s funny to see the man I am today compared to the immature hot-headed prick that I used to be.
DT: What has your career in fitness taught you about yourself?
WS: My job as a personal trainer is everything I’ve ever wanted and more because of the people that I’ve worked with along the way, and because I love to give back. Due to their hard work and trust in my principles, we both, as a team, have been successful.
DT: Have you tried any diets that have worked for you?
WS: Learning is such an essential tool and when it comes to diet, I’ve experienced just about everyone imaginable. I was manipulated to lose 45 pounds to model; something that I accomplished for 1 year but it wasn’t until I realized how harmful this particular diet was for me that I learned how to gain it all back through proper training and consistent eating. In the end, there is a way to obtain a strong, healthy, natural physique, but you’re not going to get there without a little bit of sacrifice and feeling actual pain. Forget the facade, and see the truth of training. Limit your processed food intake, don’t be a zealot, and enjoy some cookies with ice cream every once in a while, but not every single day. Find your BALANCE.