Assistant Strength Coach
USPA Certified Powerlifting Coach
Competitive USPA/IPL Powerlifter
When you think of the typical strength, health and fitness professional you most likely don’t think of someone that used to be morbidly obese that eventually turned their life around, but in Dennis’ case that’s exactly what you get.
Weighing in at 165 pounds in high school, he watched his weight slowly creep up once his days of playing football, baseball and judo ended. The poor eating habits he had gotten away with in his active youth now began to slowly take their toll on his sedentary body. His weight eventually topped out at 288 pounds, he had a list of prescription medications he took, and he suffered from physical ailments that grew at an alarming rate.
Of course all along the way to becoming morbidly obese he tried every fad diet that came along, but as is almost always the case with such diets he ultimately failed to either lose weight or maintain whatever meager weight loss he was able to temporarily achieve. Then, thanks to Game Time Strength, he discovered something old, something that has stood the test of time, resistance training and macro nutrient manipulation, and lo and behold he started to see the results that had eluded him for so long.
Before joining the coaching staff at GTS, Dennis spent over 25 years honing his skills as an educator and trainer, helping both individuals and organizations improve their performance and achieve their goals, and it’s this experience combined with GTS’ proven training and nutrition programs, as well as his own success at overcoming obesity that make him such a passionate and effective trainer and coach.
Today Dennis is in the best physical shape of his life. He not only no longer takes any medications or suffers from any physical ailments, but he holds the USPA California state record in the deadlift for his age and weight, and has been ranked in the top 30 nationally in two different weight classes according to powerliftingwatch.com. When he’s not helping others achieve their strength and weight loss goals, you’ll most likely find him off on some adventure doing things that his once obese self could only dream about.