My Fitness Training Experience and Qualifications                                              


2015 – Present:  World Instructor Training Schools (W.I.T.S.), Auburn, AL.
Instructor for the W.I.T.S. Personal Trainer Certification Course

2014-Present:  Ranger Joe’s God & Country Radio Talk Show AM1420, Columbus, GA.
Health & Fitness Speaker for the Dempsey’s Resolution Fitness Hour,
a weekly radio health & fitness forum

2006-Present:  Dempsey's Resolution Fitness, Salem, AL
Owner, Personal Trainer & Group Fitness Instructor

2011-2013: Dempsey's Resolution Fitness, North Columbus Studio
Owner, Personal Trainer & Group Fitness Instructor

2007-2011: Smith Fitness Center, MWR Sports & Fitness, Fort Benning, GA
Personal Trainer & Fitness Bootcamp Instructor

2006-2007:  Diverge Inc., Columbus, GA            
Personal Trainer

1986-2007:  U.S. Army, FT. Benning, GA
Infantry Noncommissioned Officer,  
Individual & Group Physical Fitness Training Instructor,
Unit Weight Control Non-Commissioned Officer

1981-1986:  Bob Meserve’s Health & Self Defense, Inc. Danvers, Ma,   
Assistant Karate & Fitness Instructor

Education & Certifications

California University Of Pennsylvania:
Master of Science Degree
in Exercise Science and Health Promotion
with a concentration in Wellness and Fitness
Integrated Approach to Fitness & Wellness
Orientation to Exercise Science & Health Promotion        
Essentials of SAQ and Endurance Training (NASE Certified Speed Specialist Level 2)        
Essentials of Human Movement Science        
Exercise Physiology: Assessment and Exercise Prescription         
Industrial, Clinical & Corporate Wellness        
Business & Entrepreneurship in the Fitness Industry        
Nutrition for Peak Performance        
Current Topics in Fitness & Wellness        
Program Design for Fitness &Wellness (NASM Certified Personal Trainer)                
Leadership and Professional Development        
Research in Fitness & Wellness- Literature Review on the optimal exercise intensity for fat loss

Troy University:
Bachelor of Science Degree
in Criminal Justice, minor in Military Science

Associate of Science Degree with a concentration in Physical Education & Fitness
(US Army Master Fitness Trainer Course Program of Instruction)
Combat Hapkido Course
Combat Pistol Course
Resistance Training Course (kettlebell, dumbbell, barbell, medicine ball, plyometrics and bodyweight training)
Introduction to Restorative and Martial Arts Course (Indian club training course)
Anatomy & Physiology Course
Unit Physical Fitness Program Design Course (US Army Master Fitness Trainer Course Part 1).
Foundations of Conditioning Course (US Army Master Fitness Trainer Course Part 2)

National Academy of Sports Medicine:
Certified Personal Trainer, 2006-present (currently on my 4th Recert)
Certified Weight Loss Specialist
Optimum Performance Training Courses for females, prenatal clients, seniors, youth and weight management.
Optimum Performance Training Course for Female Clients
Optimum Performance Training Course for Pre-Natal/Maternity Clients
Optimum Performance Training Course for Youth Clients
Optimum Performance Training Course for Senior Older Adult Clients
Optimum Performance Training Course for Weight Management
Integrated SAQ Training Course
Integrated Core Training Course
Neuromuscular Stretching Course

National Association of Speed and Explosion (NASE):
Certified Level 2 Speed Specialist (SAQ)

International Youth Conditioning Association (IYCA):
Certified Youth Nutrition Specialist
Certified Resistance Band Instructor

Perform Better Training:
Functional Fitness Seminar

National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association (NESTA) and the Spencer Institute:
Certified Kung Fu Fitness Instructor
Certified MMA Conditioning Coach
Certified Muay Thai Fitness Instructor
Certified Food Psychology Coach
Certified Endurance Sports Trainer
Certified Wellness Coach

Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA):
Certified Personal Fitness Trainer
Multiple Client Training Course

Penn State University:
Principles of Nutrition Course

Coastline Community College:
Exercise Physiology Course

Professional Career Development Institute (PCDI):  
Professional Fitness and Nutrition Course

American Red Cross & American Heart Association:
CPR / First Aid / AED Certification Courses

Fitour Certifications:
Motherwell Maternity Fitness Course
Certified Advanced Nutrition Advisor

International Fitness Association (IFA):
Certified Seniors Fitness Instructor
Certified Sports Nutritionist
Certified Aerobics & Fitness Instructor

Expert Rating Certifications:
Certified Personal Trainer
Certified Sports Nutritionist
Certified Master Trainer

Calisthenics Kingz:
Certified Elite Calisthenics Specialist

Training For Warriors (TFW):
Certified TFW Level 1 Instructor
Certified TFW Level 2 Instructor

Underground Strength Coach (USC):
Certified Level 1 Underground Strength Coach

Mindset Performance Institute (MPI):
Certified Level 1 Mindset Specialist

International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA):
ISSA Elite Trainer
Certified Fitness Trainer
Specialist in Fitness Nutrition
Specialist in Seniors Fitness
Specialist in Exercise Therapy

American Sports and Fitness Association (ASFA)
Certified Sports Nutritionist
Certified Group Bootcamp Fitness Instructor
I began my journey into the martial art and fitness world as a 11 yr old, overweight
kid, that needed an escape from a tough childhood.  This escape, quickly became
my life's passion. Everyday for 5 years, I came home from school, did my
homework, went to my karate school and stayed until it closed.

I quickly gathered a small following of friends and fellow students which I began
assisting and training. I taught my first group karate/fitness class at 12 yrs old to
the new kids that joined the school. Soon after I became an assistant instructor as
a green and brown belt. I taught youth and adult, group and semi-private, karate
and fitness classes in addition to my own training.  

At the age of 17, I graduated high school and joined the U.S. Army.
I became an Infantry soldier and began the long journey of military life that
spanned over 20 years and included combat tours in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Throughout the years, I trained hundreds of soldiers, in fitness and martial arts.
When I was about to retire, I decided to do what I love and I became a certified
personal trainer and sports nutritionist.

Due to injuries sustained while on active duty, I couldn't run anymore, could barely
walk upstairs and I couldn't squat or bend my knees and my back was shot.
20 years of physical therapy and chiropractor visits did little to help. Through
following my own nutrition program and strength and conditioning program, that I
developed over the years, I am now able to sprint, run stairs, jump, squat, deadlift
and lunge with fairly heavy weight.  I have proven that my own methods work by
using it on myself.  

35 years later, I am using my tried and proven program to help people just like you.
Military Qualifications include: Infantry, Long Range Surveillance Leader, Long Range
Reconnaissance Patrol Leader, Ranger, Airborne, Jump master, Pathfinder, Air Assault, Rappel
master, Man Tracking, Jungle Warfare, Survival.