Dutch has been in the fitness industry for 10 years and coaching for 8. He has taught everything from Crossfit certifications on the Crossfit HQ staff to Pilates at Texas ATM. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, USA Weightlifting Level 1 coach and a level 2 Crossfit coach. Dutch’s Fitness Philosophy is:
Fitness is an ongoing journey in which we improve our ability to live life to it’s fullest. Each goal reached is but a step in the right direction on the road of life.
Dutch approaches each client as an individual and helps each person understand what the correct path is for them to accomplish their goals. It is important to him that everyone trains according to their own goals.
As an athlete Dutch has performed at high levels in many sports. As a child (11 and 13 years old) he was the National Handball champion in his age group. He has also been a national competitor on the collegiate level with 2 top 10 finishes and a top 8 national ranking. He also played Collegiate Soccer for East Carolina University where he walked on as a freshman and played for 2 years. He then moved on the be a competitive Crossfitter where he finished 7th at the Crossfit Games in 2008. In 2009 he finished 1st at the Southwest Regional and competed at the Crossfit Games 2009. He is now a competitive weightlifter and ranked in the top 10 in the country in his weight class (69 kg (152 lbs)). His current best lifts are Snatch: 118kg, Clean and Jerk 145kg.