At some point, I went to school and didn’t agree with it or it didn’t agree with me. I somehow managed to read many of the greatest books in the English language (and tried a few in French and Spanish). I managed to plow through years worth of research to become an important figure in my field. Sure, I keep my certification with the National Academy Of Sports Medicine up to date. I might even toy with the idea of going back to the formal path. For now, I love the unpaved road. It’s on that road I learn about life, love, music, and...
I can even give CPR to many a furry and feathered creature.
You aren’t going to find me at any alumni parties bragging about the letters after my name, I don’t have them. Luckily, I have had the honor of being able to work with the best in multiple industries. I utilize the gift of public domain information to stay well informed on what used to be “closed” topics. I continue to utilize those resources to this day. I am forever learning and eternally grateful for the opportunities I've had and to my mentors for their guidance.
I have many dreams, and I have many roles. My most popular and noted role is that of a trainer, author, and coach to those who wish to embark on a greater future. At the forefront of this is usually aiding in physical transformations, mostly fat loss. But there are many layers and levels to these transformations ranging from eating more again and body acceptance to redefining self worth and life goals. I try to help people achieve their dreams and goals on multifaceted levels. I try to help people reach for what they can out of life. In doing this I have written two full books – The Fat Loss Troubleshoot and Starve Mode.
Aside from that, I was a co-host on the popular The Fitcast podcast, as well as my own former podcasts Ask Leigh and You Need To Hear This. I am currently producing a new podcast called I'll Just Leave This Right Here. Lastly, I have been featured in multiple books, magazines, and websites.
I have a lot of experience in the art of metamorphosis. I have gone from a hard and troubled youth to a happy and (mostly) peaceful adulthood. I am among the few who have said, “No, I am not going to do what life expects out of me. I am not going to travel the ordinary path. I am going to carve out my own and await the new on the other side.” I’m not even supposed to be here. We aren’t supposed to be communicating right now through these waves and signals of the internet. Yet here we are.
Maybe later this will link to posts that share a little more. For now, know that I cheated it, and I can help you cheat it too, if you want.
I train every aspect of my being to be in the best shape, mentally and physically, life and chance will allow me to be. It isn’t about perfection, it will never be; it is about effort. I don’t have the lowest body fat known to man, the biggest lifts, or the fullest brain. I also don’t compare myself to other people, hide behind fear of the unknown, or hold my tongue during the important moments in life. Which line would you rather subscribe to? I’m not afraid of food, love, or challenges. I live for music, good people, my dog, and other general creatures of the world. Most of all I yearn for real connections. Connections to everything in this world from adventure to human.