Coming from rural Western Kansas, Derek learned that is takes a lot of hard work and dedication to be successful in life. Being in a small town and from a close family taught Derek how to build strong, and personal relationships.
Derek was a three sport athlete in high school. The coaches he had during his high school career were a strong influence in his decision to study Sports Medicine upon graduation. After two years of college, he decided to change the direction to something that allowed him to be more of a "coach".
Derek received certification from the National Strength and Conditioning Association. In his 17 years of training, he has worked with young and old from pre-surgery training, sport specific and everything in between. Derek would tell you that his favorite part of being a personal trainer is enabling people with the knowledge and know-how to start and maintain a healthier lifestyle. He would also tell you that he enjoys the personal relationships that he has with his clients.