Jeff GYMGUYZ OwnerJeff GYMGUYZ OwnerFavorite Quote:
"You can make progress or you can make excuses....but you can't make both." - Herb Brooks
25 years of developing, mentoring, and coaching athletes
BA in Business Administration, University of Saint Thomas
At GYMGUYZ Triangle, our goal is to change people’s lives through passion and a strong value system. We are dedicated to creating a positive and encouraging environment for growth. As the leader in Home Personal Training, we take pride in providing convenient, customized and creative workouts that results in a new you.
Married to wife, Torrey Beth and 2 children
Dale Certified Personal TrainerDale Certified Personal TrainerEducational Background:
B.A. Exercise and Sport Science (UNC 2018); A.S. Health, Fitness, and Exercise (AACC 2013); NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (01/2019); ACE Certified Personal Trainer (2012-18); Letter of Recognition – Personal Training and Nutrition (AACC 2012)
Have been lifting weights since I was 11; Wrestled and played football in high school; Have been working as a personal trainer since 2012; Coached high school wrestling from 2013-2016; Currently compete in powerlifting; USAPL Maryland Bench Press state record holder at 53kg weight class (2016); Physical therapy clinic technician (2015-2016)
Area(s) of Training Focus:
Strength training, improving body composition, having fun
Fitness and Wellness Philosophy:
My philosophy as a personal trainer is to come prepared to learn and have fun. My goal is for you to learn how to exercise effectively and efficiently in a way unique catered towards helping you attain your personal goals. I aspire to help people gain confidence in themselves, inside and outside the gym.
Interests and Hobbies:
My favorite hobbies are lifting weights, wrestling, and reading research on exercise and nutrition related topics. In my spare time, I work as a research assistant at UNC studying the effects of dietary and exercise related interventions on body composition and strength.
Dale loves being physically active. He played football most his life, started lifting weights in 7th grade, and took up wrestling in high school. As a wrestler, he was a county champion, state qualifier, and team captain his senior year. He now competes in powerlifting and currently holds the Maryland state record for the bench press in the 53 kg weight class.
Dale has a very diverse background in the fitness industry. Spurred by his passion for lifting weights, Dale decided to pursue a career in personal training. His love for wrestling lead him to a job as an assistant wrestling coach. His desire to have a better understanding of how exercise is medicine lead him to a job in a physical therapy clinic. He was even the head trainer for a national television series called, Camp Fit.
While Dale learned a lot through these experiences, he believed he needed to learn more about exercise and physiology to really have a significant impact on our nation’s obesity epidemic. Therefore, he enrolled back in college and completed a bachelor’s degree in exercise and sport science at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.
Currently, Dale works as a research assistant at UNC studying the effects of resistance training and supplementation on body composition and strength gains. His lifetime goal is to become a college professor, but he would like to continue to coach wrestling, compete in powerlifting, and conduct research.
Dale’s philosophy as a personal trainer is: “If your clients are not learning and having fun you are doing it wrong.”
Dustin Certified Personal TrainerDustin Certified Personal TrainerPhilosophy: Life begins outside your comfort zone. I have always been prone to challenging myself; in my professional career, personal, and especially with fitness. I enjoy trying new things and will push my clients to do the same. Its only when you challenge yourself that you find who you are and what you can do.
# of years working as a trainer/coach: 15 years
Certifications: ACSM - EP-C, Red Cross First Aid, CPR and Emergency Oxygen, Cancer Exercise Specialist
Education: B.S Sport and Exercise Science- U.of Northern Colorado; Masters in Exercise and Sport Science-U. of North Carolina
Favorite Quote: "if it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you"
Activities you do to stay in shape: Cross training and HIIT, Spartan/Obstacle Course Race Training, trail running, any sport with a ball, trail maintenance, family bike rides
Joy Certified Personal TrainerJoy Certified Personal TrainerPhilosophy: I have been on a health and fitness journey and I am ready to share my passion with others. Fitness has changed my life and helped me overcome a lot of obstacles including a loss of 98 pounds! I never knew I could feel this good. Fitness is a complex thing that looks different for everyone. I want to help people take steps in reaching their goals!
# of years working as a trainer/coach: 3 years
Certifications: NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Red Cross CPR, First Aid, AED
Education: Bachelor of Science Degree in Education, Masters in Education, National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified.
Favorite Quote: "It take physical strength to begin, and mental strength to finish!"
Activities you do to stay in shape: Weight lifting, Spartan/Obstacle Course Race Training, high intensity cardio workouts, running
Paul Certified Personal TrainerPaul Certified Personal TrainerPhilosophy: I used to think that fitness was how much weight I could lift or how far I could run, but now I know its so much more. I train my clients to have a well rounded approach to fitness so that you don't just look good, but feel good for the rest of your life based around your flexibility, strength, and cardio function. Fitness should be for life, not just for your younger years!
# of years working as a trainer/coach: 3 years
Certifications: ACE Personal Trainer, American Heart Association CPR and First Aid
Education: AS degree in exercise science from Manchester Community College, Internship at Focus Physical Therapy in Hooksett, NH
Favorite Quote: "there is no passion to be found in settling for a life less than the one you are capable of living"- Nelson Mandela
Activities you do to stay in shape: Weight lifting, resistance band work, high intensity cardio workouts, volleyball, playing with the dog
Lauren Fitness CoachLauren Fitness CoachPhilosophy:
You will never regret showing up for yourself. Living by this idea has transformed me physically and mentally. I want to share my journey to positive and healthy living with others and help them forge their own path.
# of years working as a trainer/coach:
NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Red Cross CPR, First Aid, AED
Bachelor of Science Degree in Ecological Engineering, The Ohio State University
"Wish less. Work more.”
Activities you do to stay in shape:
Weight lifting, Hiking, Kickboxing, Dancing, High Intensity Cardio Training, Trail Running