Why I started my own fitness and kicking business...
Have you ever played a sport where every single day you wake up thinking about it? Soccer was my life until the dreaded cut day, and it was then when my fitness ambitions and football career took off. 

I believe that to truly be great at something you need to study it, work at it, head back to the drawing board, and continue refining it until you reach the point where you are truly satisfied in yourself. People go through life expecting great things to happen to them, but we really achieve greater things when we don't hold expectations and just continue to work and pour our hearts and souls into something we believe in. 

I always expected to play soccer my whole life. It was something I grew up with and surrounded my life with. What I failed to realize was the work the top athletes were putting in, that somehow I deserved the same shot they had. I learned the hard way that nothing is ever just handed to us. Now faced with adversity, I could have folded and given up, but I didn't let it stop me. I found I was good at kicking a football, and so I rolled with it. I went to the gym, trained hard, studied my craft, and attended Assumption College. By my senior year I was an All-American, an All-Conference selection, and a D2 nationally recognized kicker. Leaving college I wanted to do more. I wanted to play professional football, so I continued to work, hit the gym, and attend camps all across the country. Of course there were times where I doubted my talents, told myself I was too small and not good enough, but I surrounded myself with people who picked me up, who pushed me, and who told me that the journey would only make me a stronger person. After more than a year of trying, traveling, and training, I got the call to head to the Indoor Football League (IFL) as a member of the Colorado Crush. My dreams came true and now looking back at my journey I realize that I threw all expectations out the window and just poured everything I had into something I believed in. The outcome was what I put into it, countless hours at my craft to the point where I was recongized at something I loved.

Through the process of hard training, long days, failures, and many ups and downs, we may forget those who have helped us get to the point of success. For me, my parents and brother have been my backbone, the people who never quit on me and taught me that failures in life are positive, that without them we will never know how far and hard we need to push ourselves to just see some light at the end of the tunnel. Then there is the rest of my family, friends, and coaches in all sports who have all shared their wealth of knowledge to help me better myself. We must surround ourselves around those who make us stronger people. For me now, it is time to continue on teaching others my passions and helping people achieve goals of their own just as others have helped me. This is something that I look forward to every day.

Football and fitness are my passions.  Both have taken me across the country and helped me grow into the person I am today. From playing professional football to becoming a certified personal trainer through the I.S.S.A, I have been able to begin to help others beleive in themselves and build successful lifestyles. 

In 2014, I began Extra Point Kicking, a training tool for kickers in the North Shore area to use to help them grow and succeed at their craft. I truly enjoy every session I have had and continue to have with local kickers. I have the ability to show what I've learned throughout the years and give that knowledge to aspiring kickers. I am excited to grow Extra Point Kicking and help kickers achieve goals of their own. 

In 2016, I began EPiK Fitness. EPiK Fitness runs on a goal oriented approach for anyone who seeks a better lifestyle. Whether it is an athlete preparing for a sport, a person seeking weight loss, someone looking to increase strength, or anyone who hopes for a healthier lifestyle, we tailor to that individual to help them achieve their goals. At EPiK Fitness we believe that educating the individual down the correct path will lead to a succesful experience. We want you to become part of a family where knowledge, honesty, dedication, and hard work will make you feel the environment you are in will help you achieve your fitness goals. I believe in EPiK Fitness and I hope to share the same passion with many others in the years to come. 
 
"Don’t think about what can happen in a month. Don’t think about what can happen in a year. Just focus on the 24 hours in front of you and do what you can to get closer to where you want to be." - Eric Thomas

“Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek.” - Mario Andretti