Train Like A Human – Let Me Show You How Much You Can Do!

So…if you come and train with me, I will show you that you are a fighter and an athlete – even though you may never have done anything athletic in your life!  It has been proven and IS BEING proven as I write this, that HIGH INTENSITY EXERCISE is a neuron-protecter within  our bodies.  High intensity exercise gives us enhanced dopamine levels, makes us feel good, and allows our nerve cells and pathways to work better allowing us to work and play better – to be more alive!

Exercise allows one to come alive!  Exercise allows one to be arrogant and rightfully so!  In Canada, they have nicknamed the Boomer generation the ZOOMER generation.  They are not buying into all of the crap that we have been fed about being old.

We can and should live longer because we have TENACITY; something that I’m not sure any of these younger people have anymore.  Exercise allows one to let out one’s demons!

Exercise allows one to “come take it” and be more alert and functional.  Exercise allows one to hone-in their toughness.

Have an attitude – exercise!

Why Hire a Personal Trainer?

My goal as your personal trainer is to help you be “vibrant at any age!”  I specialize in helping people like yourself, active age adults 40 and over all the way to 95, to stay vibrant and healthy.

Independent Performance Fitness clients receive a specifically customized program to meet their personal needs.  IPF is geared toward adults who want to get fit and have some fun while doing it in a private pristine atmosphere.  I offer one-on-one personal training or small group packages for groups of 2, 3 or 4 people.

The IPF facility is a place to get energized!  My facility is small by design so  that I can focus on your needs.  It is small, sanitary, clean, quiet (no loud blaring music) and private.  Oh…and  no mirrors to flex in!  A redesigned gym experience for the boomer crowd who wants to get healthy and get in shape!

I am an encourager.  I always wanted to be that teacher and coach that got his students and athletes to their goals.  It worked well for me in my educational career: teaching, coaching wrestling and administration.  It worked well for me in my small business martial arts career back in Indiana…and it will work well for you here in Texas.

I will work closely with you week to week on your exercise program, your  nutrition program,  your muscle & strength building program, and finally your balance and mobility issues.

I want to see you achieve your new vibrant self, because remember…being fabulous is the best revenge!

The following video of Miracles Fitness, out of Lafayette, Indiana, shows Dr. Dan Ritchie and Dr. Cody Sipe; the two men that are my Mentors at FAI – Functional Aging Institute.  This is why I believe in fitness for the over-40 active adult!

Don't wait until the new year to find out what makes us such a great facility.

Posted by Miracles Fitness Greater Lafayette on Wednesday, December 7, 2016




Why Train at Independent Performance Fitness LLC?

Independent Performance Fitness LLC will open in February 2017.  Why me?  Why IPF?  After relocating to Brazoria County in late summer of 2014,  since all three of our children decided to leave Indiana and relocate to Texas for jobs and careers, I joined a big box gym…and watched the young trainers give the mature clients – that had just joined the gym – their one complimentary training session!  Wow, I thought they were trying to kill them!

Down through the years the Baby Boomer generation have changed this country for the better.  As we age, we need to do it better than our parents and grand parents did it – aging that is!    Our generation has NEVER followed the status quo!

I am a certified Functional Aging Specialist through the FAI (Functional Aging Institute) that is specifically trained to help people achieve the best possible health and quality of life through innovative and evidence-based functional fitness programs that are safe, effective, enjoyable and purposeful.  I also have  BS and MA degrees from Ball State University in Exercise Science.

FAI Core Principles 

We believe:

  • Aging is mandatory…but growing old is optional
  • Improving functional fitness is critical to living a long, healthy and enjoyable life
  • Traditional resistance training does NOT maximize function
  • Exercise is a powerful stimulus with numerous benefits
  • It is NEVER too late to begin a fitness program and reap its benefits
  • If you move better you will feel better.  If you feel better you will move more.  If you move more you will look better.
  • Fitness is one of the best investments of time, money and effort that a mature adult can make and it will yield huge benefits
  • All exercise programs are NOT created equal!

I believe that our body is our temple, given to us by God, for us to use to help ourselves and others achieve great things.

I want to help you to live your Carpe Diem lifestyle.  I will hold you accountable to both me and yourself.  I have three favorite words or phrases that I have lived by for many years:  1)  perseverance – I’ve always said that I was just too dumb to quit; 2) creativity – I like to think outside the box and take the road less traveled…do my own thing and not follow the crowd; and 3) hard work / work hard – the two dirtiest words in the American English language the past few decades.