I was not very active after graduating high school. I was an artist/musician and then fell into an IT tech support career. I was about to turn 30 and almost 300 pounds when my brother told me he was gonna take up karate under his father in law. I joined too and found that thing I needed. Movement,discipline and freedom in my body. I decided to learn how to get stronger. That led me to the kettlebell and learning from Danny Sawaya who is a Strongfirst instructor in 2011. The kettlebell taught me a lot and opened my mind up to lots of strength pursuits. Original Strength was brought up on a kettlebell webpage so I checked it out. That was the missing link I needed to bring everything together. The simple but effective movements in OS unlocked my body so I could get even stronger. I knew I wanted to share the transformation I had with everyone that I could.
I specialize in movement and strength training using various modalities like crawling, rolling patterns, kettlebells,bodyweight training,barbells,etc. My goal is to help people unlock their bodies so they can move with freedom, strength, and have a life that is enjoyable that will allow them to pursue all of their dreams. I beleive movement and strength training are a key to having a healthy life.
I train in karate multiple times a week holding a current rank of Sandan (3rd degree black belt) in Enshin karate. At the gym I like to explore movement and finding new ways to get stronger whether that is with handstand progressions or working on the Turkish Get Up. I love to hang out with my family and do fun things outdoors as much as we can. I read tons of books on training, nutrition, fiction, and enjoy movies in my spare time.
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Resetting everyday with Original Strength has given me the ability to relieve tightness in my joints and muscles, gain flexibility as well as build core strength. OS mimics natural movements we had naturally as infants. Activating these movements help connect body and brain, ultimately developing increased strength and flexibility.
I appreciate that Mike Moran, OS trainer, constantly adds new movements and challenges that continually help develop strength.
– Veronika K
I received a Bachelor’s of Science in Physical Education with a minor in Spanish from the University of Arizona. After graduating I have continued on to earn my Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) Certification through the NSCA, Precision Nutrition Level 2 Sport and Exercise Nutrition Coach, and a level 1 StrongFirst Kettlebell Instructor Certification.
I became interested in fitness after going through my own journey of losing 100 pounds in 2009. (read the entire story here)
I joined the Tucson Strength team in 2015 as coach and I am now the General Manager of the gym.
I specialize in lifestyle habit changes, nutrition education, weight management, cardiovascular fitness, and various strength training modalities. As a fitness professional, I have helped men and women lose hundreds of pounds while working with various programs through organizations like the University of Arizona, El Rio Health Services, Codac Behavioral Health Services, the Boys and Girls Club of Tucson, and various Tucson Public Schools.
During my off time I enjoy strength training in the gym, off on a trail riding my mountain bike, playing soccer, or baby proofing my home my wife Annette, for our growing family.
Over the past year I got out of my comfort zone and competed in my first triathlon and 1/2 marathon which has been a fun experience!
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