I am a real-life athlete, a dedicated physical culturist, an adamant about exemplifying my training philosophy and I have been working in the Health and Fitness Industry since 1993. I am a Certified Fitness Instructor by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)since 1994. Russian Certified Kettlebell instructor (RKC) since 2006 (the first kettlebell instructor in San Francisco ), and a Certified Classical Indian Club Swinging instructor. That said, I am not limited to the use of kettlebells or club swinging as my training style represents selective pieces from a diverse range of disciplines applying the modality that is appropriate for a given goal and situation. Even though I am mostly known and seeked as a kettlebell instructor, I am about the principles I utilize no matter what methods I choose to apply.
Physical training is the practice of self-discovery about which disciplines and exercise routines makes the most sense for you. No particular exercise or training routine works for every body structure. Therefore, I help my clients to reach respectable amount of strength and their fitness goals by creating personalized programs that pass my standards for quality, unparalleled precision, technicality, and simplicity. I educate my clients about quality calories, I cut through the hype of supplements and provide in-depth information about what really works in the confusing field of nutrition and the fat-loss industry.
To age gracefully, my training style is a holistic approach to movement development balancing hard training and soft training. How you age depends largely on how you choose to move. Hard training is the standard for the modern fitness industry, and that approach alone is unsustainable in the long run due to the wear and tear it causes on the body. Therefore, I design soft training programs that integrate joint mobility, vibrational exercises, spinal oscillations, spinal decompression, breathing techniques and eclectic ground movement patterns to improve balance, spinal health, mobility, posture, and to restore the body.
Among my restorative training methods, I integrate Classical Indian Club Swinging to forge circular strength in the shoulder girdle. Indian clubs are an important and underutilized form of training used by Persian wrestlers and ancient Indian warriors to fortify the grip, correct spinal alignment, to strengthen the core and to rehabilitate shoulder health.
To stay vibrant, energetic, explosive, functionally strong, mobile and mentally sharp you need to move mindfully and frequently in a sensory rich environment, challenging your left and right brain hemispheres, moving in all planes of motions and prioritizing what your body needs at a given time without being restricted to a style of hard or soft training. In essence, this is my philosophy and what I signify.