American Council on Exercise (ACE) I Certified Personal Trainer I American Council on Exercise (ACE) I Metabolic Training/HIIT Certified I American Council on Exercise (ACE) I Orthopedic Exercise Specialist Program (In Progress) I Trigger Point Performance I Myofascial Compression Technique (MCT) Level 1 I TRX I Group Suspension Trainer Level 1 I 9ROUND I Kick Boxology Level 1 I Kukkiwon World Tae Kwon Do Federation I 2nd Degree Black Belt I Tae Kwon Do Institute of America I 3rd Degree Black Belt (Instructor Level) I The World Kuoshu Federation (Tien Shen Pai Kung Fu) I 1st Tuan (1st Degree Black Belt) I Bok Fu Do Chinese Kenpo I 1st Degree Black Belt
WHERE ARE YOU FROM? WHY PORTLAND?
Originally from the Philippines, and grew up in the Bay Area in California. My wife and I moved to Portland in search of a more balanced and active lifestyle. We love the outdoors and the Portland vibe.
WHAT MAKES YOUR CLASS SO AWESOME?
“It’s like a box of chocolate. You never know what you’re going to get!” I use my
creativity to think out of the traditional fitness box. I use the experience I’ve gained in my martial arts studies, various sports, and fitness to create fun, challenging, functional movement classes to keep you on your toes.
WHAT IS YOUR TEACHING STYLE?
To keep you moving and sweating in a safe and controlled manner while having fun!
WHAT'S THAT EXTRA SPECIAL SAUCE YOU POUR ON ALL OF YOUR
I put my heart and soul into every class which motivates people to push and do more, more than they think they are capable of.
WHAT QUOTE IS MOST LIKELY TO COME OUT OF YOUR MOUTH DURING A
Amazing job and thank you for giving me your all. I appreciate you!
IS THERE A SPECIFIC MOMENT THAT GOT YOU INTO FITNESS? GUSH ABOUT
I will never forget the first fitness Bootcamp I ever taught. My friend and mentor threw me in with little or no experience but believed in me and my skills. After the class, I felt amazing and empowered. A participant came up to me after class and said “thank you, that was amazing. I never thought I could push myself that hard or do the stuff you asked me to do.” That is when I realized that I was meant to be in fitness as a career.
WHEN YOU'RE NOT FITNESSING, WHAT ARE YOU UP TO?
I love exploring new places to camp and hike with my wife. We also love sampling
Portland’s amazing food scene and dancing. I enjoy getting out and meeting interesting and diverse people.
WHEN YOU'RE FEELING DOWN, WHAT'S ONE THING YOU SAY TO YOURSELF
TO GET YOU GOING?
When I’m feeling down I think to myself that I just need to show up and get started doing something I am passionate about.