I want to take the opportunity to let you know how I became the athlete I am today. My story might not be far off the path that you or someone you know has been down. When I finished school, I went right into a full time working career, earning a good living and paying my way as a Brick Layer. Not the easiest job on my body, as I eventually was forced to undergo multiple hernia surgeries. After these surgeries, I had a harder time at work. I gained weight and wasn’t happy with my reflection in the mirror.
I decided at this time I needed to make a change in my life. I needed to lose weight and get back to the healthy, active person I was before the operations.
In 2009, I walked into Pound 4 Pound in Pickering and signed up for Muay Thai classes. I was simply looking to improve my health and fitness, but did not anticipate the journey that would follow.
Now, 5 years later, I have not only got my health back, but I have put brick laying behind me for a full time career in Muay Thai.
Not only am I earning a living fighting and training, but am able to expose others in the community to the benefits of Muay Thai. On a daily basis, I push myself and others to achieve better than average results out of our lives. I set goals for myself and always push the limits of what can be accomplished.
In 2012, I married the woman of my dreams. She has supported me everyday. Through victory and defeat. My family has played a huge role in my journey and I couldn’t be more thankful for their support.