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 wellness, 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 goals, one-on- one. In 2012, he moved to Los Angeles, California, where he started and operated a personal training and nutrition consultation firm at 24, and then wrote and published a 400 page 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). He has been an active member of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the Nutrition and Metabolism Society for the last five years, and has been heavily involved in the fitness industry for 11 years. In college, he studied pre-medicine and psychology, where he graduated summa cum laude. In the fall, he will be starting a masters of public health (MPH) degree program, where he will study epidemiology and biostatistics.
Ultimately, Ian is striving to achieve a Ph.D. in quantitative health sciences, where he would like to research the impact of strength and conditioning on chronic disease prevention and health maintenance in a more rigorous manner than is currently being done, and then apply those data in the practical, one-on-one setting in the studio. When he’s not training and analyzing sports science data, Ian does a lot of writing, hiking and still dabbles with gymnastics.