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You might recognize me from A&E's Fit to Fat to Fit. I often get feedback from people who have watched the show that my emphasis on empathy, efficiency, and cultivating a genuine relationship with my clients has raised the bar for the kind of coach they look for, which means the world to me.
Today, my approach goes well beyond physical fitness.
I’m a Holistic Systems Coach, uniquely positioned to address the intricacies of your life. Unlike traditional fitness or life coaches, I delve into the mental, emotional, physical, sexual, sensual, and spiritual aspects of your existence. My mission? To help you flourish, not just survive, through all seasons of life.
Committed to Evolution
Like you, I'm always evolving. My commitment to continuous education in diverse fields—be it science, spirituality, or human behavior—fuels the coaching I offer you. I don't just rely on past knowledge; I actively seek new ways to support your unique path to well-being.
Working with me means we're in this journey together. It's not just about reaching a specific goal; it's about creating a meaningful, balanced life. I value your individuality, and the wisdom we gain along the way won't just benefit you—it will positively impact everyone in your life.
Education, Trainings, and Expertise
Florida Atlantic University
Master's (M.S.) in Exercise Physiology and Strength & Conditioning
I graduated from Florida Atlantic University with my Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology and Strength & Conditioning, and I became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) where I became a personal fitness trainer in Palm Beach, FL and ultimately founded my own gym, Iron Lion Fitness.
While completing my Masters Degree, I worked as a Strength & Conditioning coach at Perfect Competition (now Bommarito Performance Systems) training elite athletes from the NFL, MLB, NBA, college athletics, and more. I left that position to for a new opportunity to be the south east sales manager for VPX sports, where I learned the ins and outs of the supplement industry.
Iron Lion Fitness
Entrepreneur & Personal Fitness Trainer in Palm Beach, Florida
At Iron Lion, we incorporated affordable personal training, yoga, endurance training, nutritional counseling, spin classes, and life coaching for folks in South Florida, where our workouts were both challenging and diverse — we held seminars on, among other things, hot yoga, vinyasa, cardio, and weight training — however, inevitably, I noticed that some of my clients didn’t sustain their wellness goals.
After being a fitness professional for 6 years, I realized that if I continued to focus solely on my clients’ physical fitness, then I would only be treating the symptoms of a larger wellness problem. When you’re only looking at a fraction of a whole system, you miss important things!
Even though I’ve helped thousands of people shape their bodies, both inside and out, I couldn’t keep watching my clients continue their unhealthy and self-sabotaging patterns; this was when I began integrating psychological, mindfulness, and spiritual elements into my work which was later showcased on A&E's featured series, Fit to Fat to Fit, and in People Magazine.
Yoga & Meditation Instructor
Featured in Yoga Journal (2015) and in Yoga Magazine (2019)
Because I saw the difference that meditation and spirituality made in my own life, I sought out the best teachers and guides that I could find to ensure that I was approaching holistic wellness training ethically and with full integrity, a journey of learning that will never end. When I initially was certified as a Yoga teacher, I dove deep into study and practice, though I realize now that most Yoga teacher trainings in the West just scratch the surface of the profound whole life system that Yoga provides. Because of this, in recent years I have focused more heavily on the paths of Yoga that have a strong emphasis on spiritual, mental, and devotional dimensions of our growth; this includes, among other things, delving deep into the Bhakti yoga world of Neem Karoli Baba and Ram Dass. While studying these spiritual paths, I kept returning to my profound connection with my Jewish heritage and, as a result, I simultaneously dove deeper into indigenous Jewish mysticism and integrated what I learned from my spiritual journey into my work with clients in inclusive ways.
Ordained by OneSpirit Interspiritual Seminary (June 2020)
My profound connection with my Jewish heritage grew alongside my career which, coupled with my perspective on holistic fitness coaching, Yoga, meditation, and spirituality, led me to consider becoming a Rabbi. I consulted with Rabbi Rami Shapiro, who helped me realize that the best path for me was to study to become an Interspiritual Minister; an approach to spiritual guidance that meets anyone where they are — regardless of whether or not they are religious, atheistic, or agnostic — and support them in finding more meaning and connection in life. Thanks to Rabbi Rami Shapiro's guidance, my wife, Ganga Devi, and I dedicated ourselves to two years of in-depth study and became ordained as Interspritiual Ministers from OneSpirit Interspiritual Seminary.
Authentic Tantra Practitioner®
Accredited by the Institute of Authentic Tantra®
I've pursued formal practitioner training with the Institute of Authentic Tantra®, the only government-accredited school of Tantra in the world. Authentic Tantra® is a trauma-informed holistic healing modality designed to awaken, heal and integrate body, mind, spirit, and sex. Our methods are rooted in Tibetan Tantric Buddhist teachings that are designed to catalyze profound healing and transformation in every area of life. Becoming an Authentic Tantra Practitioner® has been a profound experience that has completely woven together all areas of my unique background and education which I'm confident will benefit myself (and my clients) profoundly.
Certified by the American College of Sexologists
Though Tantra is not all about sex; sex and sexuality do play a role in most forms of Tantra, and the Institute of Authentic Tantra takes this seriously. In my practitioner training, I received training that goes above and beyond the criteria for the American College of Sexologists, receiving both certifications at the completion of my Authentic Tantra® training. My approach to supporting my clients with sexuality is trauma informed, and I seek to be always up to date with the highest scientific and ethical standards in the field.
Certified Trauma of Money Practitioner
Accredited by The Trauma of Money’s Professional Pathway
Certified in the Trauma of Money Method, I offer an integrated approach to financial and emotional well-being. This method demystifies financial trauma, reduces shame, and fosters discernment. As a licensed practitioner, I extend this transformative framework into my diverse coaching offerings.
Note: When we work together, you can ask me any time to talk about the unhealthy shadows of the worlds of fitness, spirituality, tantra, and neo-tantra. There are significant negative effects these shadows have on our everyday lives; it is important to me to shed light on these shadows so that people seeking guidance in any of these areas of life can make informed choices and recognize red flags. This also means that I am always checking myself for these shadows and red flags. I am committed to always learning, always growing, and always supporting my clients to become the most whole, integrated versions of themselves, as I continue to commit to the same for myself.
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