Zack has been involved in athletics practically his whole life. Beginning at the age of 6 he played tackle football in Los Angeles CA., where he grew up and continued to play through his senior year of High School. When he graduated in 2001 he had no specific plan of what he wanted to do athletically. He dabbled in BJJ, Muay Thai and body building. While attempting to find what he wanted to do to stay active, his health took a big hit and he rapidly started to gain weight.
Fast forward to 2013 and Zack went from 215 lbs. his senior year of school, to 320 lbs. His most eye opening experience and the one that brought him to the conclusion he needed to take charge of his health was a 1/2 marathon he completed. It took him 4 1/2 hours and it was the most painful, embarrassing experience of his life.
Soon after Zack moved to Northern CO where he began to do Crossfit. After a year of CF he moved to a strength & conditioning gym where he started a nutrition program and became very interested in powerlifting and kettlebell training. In 2015 Zack got his Strong First Kettlebell certification. With his new love of training, nutrition and learning how the body uses food, he lost 104 lbs in just 18 month using flexible dieting. Through his journey he has learned from the best of the best about athletic training and nutrition. He has tested different nutritional methods on himself to see what the human body best reacts to and now has this amazing opportunity to share his knowledge and passion with others. He has come through some of the darkest places of health and he is now uniquely qualified to help others reach their own health and fitness goals.
He believes there are too many tainted people in this industry. He along with the Chasing Muscle team are setting a new industry standard of support to truly help people reach their fitness and nutrition goals with personal attention and a commitment to overall health and nutrition designed specifically for the needs of the individual.
– Strong First Level 1 Instructor