Bachelors in Psychological Sciences
Enrolled full-time in a Ph.D. program in Behavioral Sciences
Certified Personal Trainer - National Association of Sports Medicine; American College of Sports Medicine.
Ian has lived and studied in New England for most of his life, where he was a competitive gymnast and martial artist growing up. As an athlete with a passion for health and fitness, Ian was certified as a personal trainer shortly after graduating high school, and has maintained various national certifications ever since, never losing his drive to help people achieve their wellness goals. In 2012, he moved to Los Angeles, California, where he started a personal training and nutrition consultation business at the age of 24, and then wrote and published his first book on the science of fat loss in the obese population. He ran this company for approximately three years, before returning to the east coast to finish his education.
Ian is an experienced strength and performance coach, certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), and a sports nutritionist with the International Society for Sports Nutrition (ISSN). For several years, he has been an active member of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the Nutrition and Metabolism Society, and has been heavily involved in the fitness industry for nearly 15 years. More recently, Ian has also become an active member in the Association for Psychological Science (APS), the Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science (SIPS), the American Public Health Association (APHA), and the International Neuropsychological Society (INS). In college, he studied psychology and public health, where he graduated summa cum laude.
In the fall of 2019, Ian began working on a PhD in behavioral science at the University of Rhode Island, where he studies quantitative health science and psychophysiology. His research is focused on the bidirectional relationship between neuropsychiatric symptoms in young adults with serious mental illness and lifestyle factors, such as sleep, stress, nutrition and exercise. When he’s not training and analyzing data, Ian does a lot of reading, writing and hiking in his spare time.