JARED WALKER, OWNER & HEAD COACH
NASM Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) 2009
NASM certifications are the most sought after in the personal trainer industry, as its systems and methodologies represent the “gold standard” in fitness. The organization’s certifications require the most comprehensive knowledge of human movement science, functional anatomy, physiology and kinesiology, as well as functional assessment and program design.
NASM Corrective Exercise Specialization (NASM-CES) 2010
Corrective Exercise is one of the most important components of a comprehensive exercise program. Regardless of athletic ability or fitness level, almost every person has some degree of dysfunction that increases the chance for injury. This could include muscle imbalances, decreased flexibility, or lack of core and joint stability. Leading fitness professionals should be able to identify these dysfunctions and create an integrated corrective exercise training program to help their clients remain injury free.
CrossFit – Level 1 (CF-L1) 2012
The Level 1 provides an introductory education on the fundamental principles and movements of CrossFit. It is the starting point for anyone seeking to improve their health and fitness through effective training and nutritional strategies.
·Strength & conditioning
·Programming with a focus on mobility, strength & application
·Teaching clients how to turn their frustration into motivation
My fitness philosophy is to constantly improve on optimal fitness through Functional movement. Every person has a different view on their own optimal fitness, but the need for functional movement remains the same. Humans by design, are meant to move. My focus is on improving functionality through strength, balance and range of motion.
I started working out in my teens. Most people don't know I struggled with my own weight and self-esteem early in my life. I joined the CCBA when I was 15. Self-taught and tested, reading Books like Arnold's Bodybuilding for Men, and Men's Health Big Book of Exercise.I continued to educate myself in the gym into college. In the Army, my view on fitness completely changed with my very first "CrossFit" style work out. That fueled my desire to become an NASM Certified Personal Trainer in 2009.
I had many setbacks early on, mainly in the form of that dreaded word "Plateau". Once I learned that my routines were inhibiting my goals, I knew I need something different. I tried many different routines only to have the same result. CrossFit was the answer for me. The variety of exercise was very beneficial to getting past this plateau phase I seemed to be getting stuck in every couple of months.
What makes me unique in my field is my passion for fitness, and compassion to help others reach their goals. I am doing what I love through promoting what I believe in. Everyone has a story of why and who they are, and more importantly how they got to where they are right now. I also believe that most everyone wants to better themselves in some way, shape, or form. I believe it is my gift to be able to help them along the way!
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