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CEO ・ Chief Trainer
I have been working as a professional trainer since September 2014 and have helped more than 200 people reach their health, fitness, physical fitness and lifestyle goals. I have trained athletes, entertainers, actors, fashion models, professional dancers, musicians, professional cheerleaders from the US and Japan, businessmen, doctors, nurses, elderly clients, housewives and children. My training is based on about 3500 sessions and the experience gained from communicating with over 200 people.
My native language is English, but my major in college was Japanese Studies and I have been living in Japan for over 20 years, so I speak Japanese at a fluent level. I am confident in my ability to teach my clients about training, nutrition, lifestyle and mindset in Japanese.
We have a very global community at LFBX GYM and enjoy get-togethers and seasonal events with our clients several times per year.
My Qualification as a Training and Nutrition specialist
In order to provide the highest level of service, I keep abreast of the most cutting-edge information and scientific research and apply it to my coaching.
I have four qualifications from the International Association of Sports Sciences (ISSA) and one qualification from Precision Nutrition.
I am currently working on three other Certifications:
- Menno Henselman’s Personal Trainer Course – this is a world-class 8-month science-based fitness education for serious professionals. It focuses on how to design optimal training, nutrition and supplementation programs for muscle growth, fat loss and strength development. https://mennohenselmans.com/online-pt-course/
- Mike Boyle’s Certified Functional Strength Coach is a course which focuses on coaching Functional Strength Training for adult clients who want to train to improve their health, strength and mobility https://www.certifiedfsc.com/
- Mike Robertson’s Complete Coach Certification, is a course which focuses on Functional Anatomy, Program Design, Coaching, Cuing and more. https://gymlaird.com/mike-robertsons-complete-coach-certification-review/
Hitomi and I are also developing our online business and virtual training programs, so we can help more people get healthy, strong and fit across the globe.
I would like to share with you some of the highlights of my life
1989 – Eighth Place – Michigan State High-School Championships – 100-yd Breaststroke
1998 – State Champion – Southern California Masters State Championship – 50-yd & 100-yd Breaststroke
Men’s Physique Bodybuilding Contest
Here as one of the Top Five Finalists at the 2015 Best Body Japan Tokyo Contest, I took fifth Place.
La Jolla Shores & Black’s Beach in San Diego used to be my favorite surf spots. I enjoyed surfing on the islands of Hawaii, Maui and Kauai, Oahu and Fujisawa, Japan.
Between 2003-2011 I had the wonderful experience of touring Japan nationwide as a musical performer in a musical for children for an amazing company called World Family.
At the age of nine, I was chosen for the league All-Star Team as a catcher. This is the first time where talent went to my head and I was under the impression that I was really cool. The uniform and hat of that team made me feel like a rock star. Unfortunately I don’t have a photo of me in that uniform.
I have loved singing since I can remember. I loved oldies music as a kid. When I was 20, my eldest brother, Jim, died and from that time on I was suddenly able to write lyrics and compose original songs. In the past 5 years, I have been active as a vocalist for TV commercials, video games, as well as getting invited to work with and perform with top-level professional musicians and actors in Japan.
It was a great experience to be selected as a baseball catcher for the 2014 movie “Asahi in Vancouver”. It was set in the 1930s in Vancouver, so it was fun to experience history on set and work with so many amazing people.
Entrepreneur / President
I’ve done lots of different jobs in my life, but presently I’m excited to run my own company and take a shot at being an entrepreneur. I love the freedom of being my own boss, but what I love more is the ability of bringing the best of what I have to offer as a service to others with the intention of making their lives better.