Derek graduated from Colorado State University with a bachelor’s degree in Health and Exercise Science. He then went on to become a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA as well as a Corrective Exercise Specialist through NASM.
He found his passion for fitness in his home town of Aspen Colorado where he was a competitive freestyle skier and swimmer. He has been training for 6 years where he has worked in a variety of settings ranging from a physical therapy office to a small private gym. Derek has trained world class cyclists, youth sport teams, and everything in between.
When he isn’t in the gym Derek can be found outside doing activities like mountain biking, skiing, camping, paddle boarding, and spending as much time with his dog and fiance as he can. At the end of the day Derek loves to meet up with friends and get a beer at the local brewery.
“A simple smile”
Derek believes that a positive outlook can make the biggest difference in the world. “I love to make working out fun and enjoyable because at the end of the day we all love to do things that are fun! With a positive outlook on fitness you are unstoppable and can accomplish any goal you set your mind to.”