I knew early in life that Health and Fitness was my calling.
At 6 years old, I had visions of being a bodybuilder after seeing Arnold Schwarzenneger in a magazine at the local bookstore.
At 16, I ordered the American Council on Exercise (ACE) Personal Trainer Manual and memorized it cover to cover.
At 19, I was studying Health and Exercise at University.
At 22, I created alstrupfitness and stepped on the competitive bodybuilding stage for the first time.
At 27, I won the Canadian Overall Bodybuilding Champion and earned International Federation of BodyBuilders (IFBB) Pro status.
At the same time, I was awarded Sports Clubs of Canada, Personal Trainer of the Year.
Personally and professionally, I reached my ultimate goals.
At the same time, a conflict was brewing inside of me.
The next year at my very first IFBB Pro competition, I had a life changing moment backstage.
I saw the unhealthy reality, practice and mindset of my competing in the IFBB.
In the midst of the contest, while backstage, I walked out of the auditorium and away from that life forever.
The next 10 years were spent in recovery - mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically.
Here I learned about the power of the Natural, Drug Free Body, Mind and Spirit.
I began a yoga practice, started playing golf, began a vegetarian lifestyle, and also used the following decade to exercise some different muscles - my lungs and my heart - through marathon running and triathlon, completing 20 Marathons,
2 Ironman Triathlons and countless other varied range distance races.
Everything changed. I lost 70 lbs of muscle over that decade, transformed my physique, mind and life.
Inspired to return to the Bodybuilding stage, drug free and on my own terms, I began purposeful weight training again, re-emerged in 2009 winning my comeback contest and my Professional drug free status.
I've been competing since and now count drug free Pro USA, Pro Canada and Pro Mr. Universe titles to my resume.
I live and train completely substance free and feel healthier than ever!
As a Fitness Professional, my goal is to share these essential messages of Health and Fitness with as many as possible using any means possible. I am grateful to be involved and working in an industry that I truly enjoy each and every day.
There are many gifts that accompany a committed healthy approach to life.
Contact me today and let me help you get started!