JC CrossACE CPT, Master Trainer, Marine Corps Officer, Older Adult Fitness Specialist, FallProof Balance and Mobility Specialist
Personal training didn’t start as a lifelong pursuit. In fact, I stumbled upon it in the midst of a real low point.
Five years out of college, I was serving as the Executive Director of an international non-profit in Mexico City. As we worked with national leaders to tackle some systemic issues, I couldn’t help but feel a burning desire to do more to help people. This didn’t naturally lead to the health and wellness industry, however. The amount of corruption and injustice I encountered rekindled a boyhood dream to serve as a Marine. So I enrolled in Officer Candidate School and became a Second Lieutenant.
While serving as a Marine demanded rigor and discipline, it didn’t provide much opportunity to help others. So after a short stint, I jumped back into civilian life uncertain of what to do next. In order to pay the bills and support my growing family, I took an offer from a fellow Marine to work as a personal trainer at a large gym in Denver, Colorado.
My long personal history with fitness and athletics paved the way for quick results. Within a few months I had a full schedule and a list of clients with wonderful results. With their encouragement, I started my own personal training business in Denver before moving it to Minneapolis
Now, I help clients achieve a variety of fitness goals. I’ve furthered my own education with specialties in older adult fitness, kettlebell training, brain health, and behavior change coaching. I’ve tested all of my own advice. It has applied across multiple industries. I’ve had the privilege of leading consulting engagements for several Fortune 500 companies, as well as competing and placing at the top of numerous physique competitions.
Today, I examine the latest research from psychology, neuroscience, and fitness. I continually look for ways to help people move out of negative mental and physical states, while building a positive framework to achieve their goals.
“I lost 120 lbs. with his help, and for the first time in over 10 years, I was under 200 lbs. I can say with honesty that JC has been one of the most positive role models and inspirations in my life. I don’t think you could go wrong working with JC.”
Alex Boyd, Young Professional
“Out of all the trainers I looked into, JC was the only one who was knowledgeable about diastasis recti. JC trained me into fixing my condition without the need of surgery. I am forever grateful to him for this.”
Chammy Choe, Fulltime Wife and Mom
“Training with JC was certainly one of the best things I have ever done! His intelligence and experience combined with intuition and creativity helped me to reach and even exceed my goal.”
Mary Coit, Small Biz Administrator
“In my time with JC I increased in strength in all areas, I dropped my body fat from 15% to 3.7%, I took first place in one of my competitions and was in the top 10 for models overall (out of about 100)! If you are motivated and committed to getting the results you want, JC can get you there. Call him, its worth the free consultation. You won’t regret it!”
Brian Schmitz, Model, Developer
“I have shed 10% body fat and reached my weight loss goal! I have lost a total of 75 pounds over the past 14 months. My BMI is below the original target set when I first started training with JC. And, with his strong encouragement (and detailed preparation), I ran my first 5K.”
Mike Beck, Mortgage Broker
“JC is amazing to work with and gets results! I have dropped a lot of weight, gained a lot of muscle, and am very happy with the work JC does; he is a life saver…literally!”
John D., Professor and Dean
“I sleep and eat better and am more productive at work. I have been able to stop taking some of my medications and reduce the dosage of others. I am healthier and stronger, and in the best physical shape of my life. My weight is the lowest it has been in 20 years.”
Brian Ruschmeier, Database Administrator
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