Work hard. Have fun.

I am a native of Southern California. I have run over 35+ years, 40 marathons and over 300 races since 1993. I am a Rescue Scuba Diver (PADI). I practice Bikram Yoga 5x a week. I keep my life in a very positive “cup ½ full” attitude. Anything is possible, no one or anything will ever stand in the way of your dreams and goals.


In the early 80’s I worked for Richard Simmons and joined his facility as a member when he had his Anatomy Asylums in Beverly Hills. I weighed 210lbs at that point and lost 18lbs in the first month. That is when Richard approached me and asked me how I was doing it and if I would like to be an instructor 2x a week. By the time we opened the new Woodland Hills location I was head instructor, teaching 10 classes a week and program director.


We developed a food program which is the same one I use today with my clients. This program is called the OWA program. OWA, Overweighter Aiders,  was designed for people who are 25+ lbs overweight. I lost close to 100lbs on this food plan over 25 years ago and kept it off. So I know it works!

Certifications & Accomplisments

Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) thru the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)

Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES)

Behavior Change Specialist (NASM)

Published in Runner’s World Magazine under “Ask the Professionals”

Certified Nutritional Counselor (CNC) thru the American Fitness Professional Associates (AFPA)

Weight Loss Specialist (NASM)

Certified Women's Health Specialist (NASM)

Running Coach for Chiropractic Sports Institute (CSI) with published monthly “Running Tips”

Certified Running Coach (NCCPT)

Certified in Senior Fitness (NASM)

Golf Exercise Specialist (NASM)

Certified in Shotlink for Golf