Artist/Acrobat Performer, Strength & Conditioning Coach
I am currently an acrobat, strength & conditioning coach and aerials performer for the Cirque du Soleil show La Nouba located in Disney Springs, Orlando, FL. Originally I was cast for my background in tumbling and trampoline. Since the age of 4 I have been training gymnastics, played baseball, motocross racing, skateboard and snowboard.
I always was a fan of sports that demanded a high amount of energy because I had a lot of it and I remember watching those action movie stars on the big screen looking strong and saving the day! I always told to myself that one day I wanted to look like that!
I really started my fitness and health journey when I was 22 and met my wife in 2006. I quit smoking and started training aerials. I had to built my upper body strength and flexibility in order to lift my body in the air and do all the acrobatics. In October of 2016 she had a bad accident and nearly died from a fall with a traumatic brain injury (TBI), followed by a stroke caused by the crash. At that time my son was 6 month old and it was the hardest time in our lives but also the most revealing. She has been working hard since then to recover from her injuries so I told myself that I was gonna work even harder to get my dream!!
I am fortunate to have the opportunity to work with the best supplement company out there: Optimum Nutrition. I've learned a lot through my 15 years competing in tumbling and 12 years of professional stage performance. I now preform 10 shows a week, train clients, work out, father to a one year old with a wife in a rehabilitation center recovering from a TBI and realizing that life is not always gonna be easy but it is worth it!!
I believe that life will happen for all of us, but what makes the difference is what we are going to do about it. I choose to see the positive no matter what happens, working hard daily and going from my dreams and then the universe will provide.