Austin has been training in sports since he could walk. He was a three-sport athlete in high school (soccer, basketball, tennis), and played hockey, club soccer, and travel baseball outside of school. In his junior year he led his high school team to their first league playoff appearance, simultaneously leading the league in goals and assists.
He then went on to play collegiate soccer, starting in his freshman year and eventually playing in the NCCAA national championship during his senior year in 2011. After graduating college, Austin weighed only 135 pounds at 5.’10”, and decided it was time to take weightlifting more seriously. Within 3 years he made his way up to 175 pounds, and has maintained around that weight ever since.
He noticed that taking his weight and fitness seriously helped him in athletics as well, and ended up playing two years of semi-professional NPSL soccer. This success made Austin really dedicate himself to learning as much as possible about health, fitness, and training in order to help others achieve the same positive results that he has.
While Austin had to stop playing NPSL soccer after relocating with his job, he still is extremely active in athletics, playing in multiple sports leagues recreationally. He also firmly believes in being a well-rounded athlete, and trains in martial arts, weightlifting, calisthenics, and parkour to achieve this.
Austin doesn’t just stop at making himself better, but constantly pushes to help others improve upon their physical health and well-being as well.
“For me, the most exciting moment is when someone has truly bought into the idea that physical training will improve one’s life as a whole. That person is now striving to be the best version of themselves that they can be. If I can help them see that, it is always worth it.”
Certified Personal Trainer – Fitour