I have always struggled with my weight since I was a teenager. Standing only at 5’0″ tall, my weight ranged from 125 lbs – 160 lbs. With years of yo-yo dieting and yo-yo exercising, I gained more weight than I could have ever imagined. My heaviest was at 180 lbs.

It was only in 2012 that I had a wake-up call. I was not in the best of health and to make matters worse, I hurt my lower back. I got so tired of being sick and the way I looked that I decided to do something about it. I came across Alex at the gym while he was training Rayven, who was another client. She only had good things to say about him, but I was still not 100% convinced. I asked myself how his workout program set himself apart from the other trainers, specifically how he worked with back problems. He may be able to ‘talk the talk’, but can he also ‘walk the walk’?


Alex tailored the workout according to my goals and needs. If we were working on my abs, for example, and the exercise causes pain in my back, he would show me different options but the routine was still for the abs. Alex is very detail-oriented in that he would take the time to show and explain the exercise even if it meant going over the allotted time. I am amazed that with only the use of certain tools such as the Kettle Bell, Bosu Ball, and Medicine Ball, Alex’s workout program really works. My body has more definition and shape and my energy level has increased. And the best thing is I no longer experience the back pain that I used to!