My passion to be a trainer started at a early age. I was overweight the majority of my life. When I was a junior in high school, I ranked number 1 in the state of Oklahoma in power lifting and I weighed 240 pounds.
At the state finals I wanted to set the state bench record in the 220 pound class so I had to drop a weight class.I followed a fad diet and lost the weight but I lost a lot of muscle because I did what a lot of people do; they try to lose weight too fast. At the state finals I got set up to set the state record of 415 pounds and un-raked the weight, lowered it to my chest nice and slow and it did not move.
Everyone, including myself, was shocked. I had done it 6 days before the meet four times with perfect form.A personal friend that was a trainer there came to me and said, “Jeremy, I have seen you every meet out-lifting your competition by 600 pounds, what happened?” I told him about my fad diet. It turns out that the fad diet was the issue. I dieted so hard and so fast that I lost 13 pounds of muscle which resulted in a loss of strength.From that day forward my journey to become a better athlete and a trainer started. I got my diet on point and came back and took state the next year and set the record. I went to the University of Central Oklahoma and got my certifications to help others exercise correctly, like my friend did for me.
"Success is not a destination, it is a journey."