AREAS OF SPECIALTY.

  • Corrective Exercise + Functional Movement
  • Diet + Nutrition Counseling
  • Body Composition
  • Pre and Post Natal
  • Strength Training

BIO.

Austin has been involved with sports his entire life. He grew up playing basketball and soccer, competed in track and field (decathlon) in high school, and rowed crew at UCSD where he would attain a human biology degree. He pursued fitness  initially because he was genuinely interested in working with people and their nutrition, clinically. However, as he found himself getting more and more involved with fitness and exercise, he found a niche that allowed him to dissect the nutrition of his clients while at the same time manipulating another major variable-the workouts. He got certified from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist-CSCS) because he felt it best portrayed his passion as it required a degree in a health-related field to obtain. After obtaining his CSCS and becoming a personal trainer at Equinox Fitness Clubs, he got certified in Precision Nutrition, Postural Restoration Institute (Postural Respiration/Myokinematic Restoration), StrongFirst Barbell, TRX, ViPR, Russian Kettlebell, Pre/Post Natal, and Functional Movement Screen Corrective Exercises.  

Austin is a strong believer in functional movement as a marker for overall health. His training approach, while adaptive to any goal, most often focuses on alternating exercises geared towards reaching client goals with movements that will produce an overall, more functional system. This type of program  allows for the most efficient use of the muscles being trained and thus the safest and most efficient route to a goal.   

While the workout is obviously important to results, of equal importance is the diet. Austin went to school for nutrition and therefore loves to manipulate diet. He has tried anything that he would prescribe in terms of dieting techniques. Anything from small, daily lifestyle changes to maintain health to dramatic weight loss techniques, Austin has the biology background to explain how it works. With diet intervention and regular reassessments, results are not only attained, but proven. 

EDUCATION.

  • BS Human Biology (UCSD)
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist - National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA-CSCS)
  • Functional Movement Screen Corrective Exercises
  • Precision Nutrition Level 1
  • StrongFirst Barbell, Russian Kettlebell, TRX and ViPR

TESTIMONIALS.

I don’t have enough good things to say about Austin. We started working together in 2013 when I was just using a free personal training session through my gym. I already had lots of weight lifting and work out experience, so I wasn’t sure that I would want to pay someone to tell me how to do things that I already knew. But I have to say: I’m so glad that I did!

Austin was attentive to my needs, strengths, and weaknesses, and helped me set and achieve goals that I wouldn’t have been able to do on my own. He is constantly looking to better his knowledge in the worlds of exercise and nutrition so that he can give his clients the best information out there. Are you looking for someone to hold you accountable for your diet? Austin can be that someone. Do you travel a lot and need a personalized workout while you’re on the road? Austin can do it for you. Did I mention he’s a blast to work with? Whether you need a “get down to business” kind of workout or something more fun, Austin is your guy. He is so much more than a personal trainer — he connects with you in the gym and out to ensure that you reach your goals.
— ANDREA
I have been training with Austin for a bit over a year and it has literally been life changing! Having always been active, I never knew what a mess my body was until I worked with Austin. I was also weary of weight training because I didn’t want to get bulky. I couldn’t have been more wrong! I have been amazed how after years of cardio, running, sports and yoga how weight training has been the most effective way to become lean and toned. When I started working with Austin, we realized right off the bat that I had muscles compensate for other muscles - some muscles wouldn’t even work. (Example: I’d be on a glute machine and feel it entirely in my quads or be on a lat machine and feel it 100% in my shoulders!) Austin sculpted our sessions and circuit training around figuring out how to get my body and muscles in sync - all working together properly so I could achieve optimal results.

Throughout our training, I have had other random peculiarities become apparent with the way my body works and Austin always takes the time to research these things and construct workouts around what I specifically need. I have worked with one other trainer in the past who haphazardly would throw together an hour workout which she probably used for all of her clients that day. I never saw many results and never felt too motivated. I didn’t really achieve any goals during that time.... I signed up with Austin because I wanted to give personal training another shot. I was always intimidated by weight training, constantly worried I had bad form and wanted to take my strength and health to the next level. Austin has helped me achieve all of these things. Austin keeps me motivated and now I can confidently walk into a gym and know what to do based on how my body is feeling. His passion is evident and I have such a blast working out with him. I have referred Austin to many friends as well as my mom! I can’t say enough about him and can’t wait to see how his career continues to grow because he’s doing everything right!
— AUTUMN