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Meet Coach Alex

Coach Alex

  • Favorite Food: Chicken Salad
  • Food I hate: Raw Onions
  • Hobby: Mountain Biking
  • Dog or Cat: Dogs! 

I am a Personal Trainer that specializes in youth fitness and nutrition. I love helping others realize that creating healthy habits is not as hard as they think.  Being able to get kids excited about their physical and mental health ensures that they will grow into health aware adults. I’m not a fan of “diets”, 30 day workouts or quick fixes.  That is why the information you find in Boost Basics has no time frames, it’s all about learning and implementing tips and tricks! That’s how we create new habits. I can’t wait to hear about your success! 

David at Bubble Run 2018

David

  • Favorite Food: Meatloaf
  • Food I hate: Olives!
  • Hobby: Gaming
  • Dog or Cat: Either

I started my fitness journey later in life, at 18 years old.  Unfortunately, when I was younger I didn’t understand the value of exercise and staying healthy.  It seemed more like a way to be thin rather than the way to a healthy lifestyle. 

I grew up like many in my small Midwestern town, eating fast food and sweets, drinking soda, and living a sedentary lifestyle.  By the time I graduated high school I was 265 pounds and ashamed of the way I looked.  I didn’t want to go to the pool or do anything physical, for fear someone would see me shirtless or I wouldn’t be able to keep up with my friends. 

By the time I went to college I decided I wanted to lose weight, mostly to look better.  I started cutting out soda and sugar, eating out less, and doing some basic exercises.  It took me years of physical therapy, reading, videos, learning, and talking to experts to develop a routine that allowed me to lose more than 80 pounds.  Now, in my 30’s I’m in better shape than I’ve ever been in, but I’ve already felt many of the effects of an unhealthy lifestyle, with back and neck problems and fibromyalgia.  I wish I would have had a guide to give me an understanding of how to move, what to eat, and how to reduce stress. 

I’m here because I want others to feel comfortable, confident, and knowledgeable about exercise and proper nutrition.  It’s not just a way to look better, but a way to feel better and perform better, both mentally and physically.  I have no doubt sticking to a program like this at a younger age would have changed my life in a very positive way – and that’s what I hope to give to others with Boost Basics.


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