Hello My friend
Dad + Husband + Pharmacist + Gym Owner + NBA Enthusiast + The #1 Fan of The Office + Traveler + Fitness and Health Nerd + Reader of Many, Many Books
Everyone should have a training philosophy – a set of fundamentals that you believe are so true that all of your training and nutrition plans are built upon them, no matter the goal or circumstance. In physics, we call them laws.
What I blog about
I know you’re not here for me. In fact, if you didn’t think I could help you, you probably wouldn’t read another sentence.
But you are here, and it would be impolite if I at least didn’t introduce myself and at the very minimum help you answer the question that’s bouncing around your head – Can this guy really help me lose weight?
I’m a pharmacist, trainer, and small business owner. I graduated from the St. Louis College of Pharmacy in 2007 with my Doctorate of Pharmacy. Over the past 10 years, I’ve been in charge of Sullivan’s Drugs, which does a little more than $2 million in sales annually.
Although I truly enjoy pharmacy and its ability to help people, fitness is where my heart is at. I started my first gym in 2007 with a childhood friend. It started out in 2,000 square foot building, and since then has grown to a 9,000 square foot 24-hour gym called Ageless. During those 10 years, I got gym fever and opened 4 more gyms. I ended up selling two, and currently am an owner of 2 gyms (co-owner of IO Fit and Flow).
My fitness certifications include Precision Nutrition Level I coach, EXOS level I coach, FMS certified coach, Certified Sports Nutrition Coach from the ISSN, Training for Warriors Level 1 and 2 coach, and Spartan SGX. I also had my CSCS for around 6 years but let it lapse a few years ago.
As a pharmacist, I’ve done additional training for diabetics and created a diabetes-specific fitness program called DiaBeat-It. I’ve also had additional training on hormone replacement therapy, including testosterone replacement and offer blood panel consultations for those interested in optimizing their biomarkers.
In addition to the gyms, I’ve also contributed articles to Fight! magazine, Bluff! magazine, IHoops.com, Stack.com, ConFitdent.com, Natural Muscle Magazine, Personal Fitness Professional, and The Personal Trainer Development Center, as well as several other regional media outlets.
In short, I’m a fitness dork to the core.
And if you missed it, here’s my Call Me Zaddy training and nutrition philosophy.
If you’d like to train with me, click here to see what I offer.