Specialty: Strength Training and Acrobatics
Jim is an award-winning trainer who has a passion for healthy living and a wide base of knowledge. He utilizes this to develop a personal and effective program for each client.
He was voted "Best Personal Trainer" for Washington D.C. in 2010 from the Washington CityPaper. In addition, he is a two-time consecutive winner of Men's Health magazine "How Fit are You?" contest, as well as a CrossFit Challenge winner for handstand pushups.
Jim has a diverse background in the field of physical fitness. He started weight training over a decade ago in high school, where he also ran Track and Field for 12 seasons, heading to the State Championships several times in both team and individual events.
While in college at the University of Maryland, Jim joined the exhibitional gymnastics group, Gymkana. This group performs both traditional and non-traditional gymnastics for local area schools with the message of drug-free, healthy living. He has since focused that love of gymnastics into a personal website dealing with bodyweight strength: www.BeastSkills.com. The site has garnered much attention and respect in the fitness community. As a result, Jim has been interviewed numerous times and internationally requested to travel and speak on his expertise.
Jim is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He is also a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer. In his own training, he enjoys powerlifting, Olympic lifting, acrobatics, and grip training. He continues to read and research extensively in order to stay informed of cutting edge ideas and methodologies.