Hello, my name is Todd and I'm excited to be working as a personal trainer and fitness instructor at Columbia Lake Health Club. I was born and raised in Waterloo and I have just returned to the K-W area after having completed four years of schooling. Along with personal training, I am looking forward to pursuing a career as a firefighter. A few highlights of my fitness career have been working as a fitness instructor for the military and becoming a Reebok spin instructor. A childhood interest in sports opened my eyes to the world of possibilities that are available to constantly challenge and strengthen myself. I have a never-say-never policy that has allowed me to experience and learn new things on a daily basis (a component that I believe is necessary for an on-going commitment to a healthy lifestyle). The last thing anyone wants to hinder an active lifestyle is to feel bored. My family is made up of a wide variety of fitness levels and I understand that it is important to work with the individual in order to maximize not only the results but also his/her enjoyment. For example, I've learned that when I come to the gym with my sister or mother that if I don't make it enjoyable and rewarding for them, I will have a full out evaluation on the car ride home. I love to work hard but I also think that laughter enables us to gain confidence and try new things, realizing that next time our coordination, balance or strength will be that much better. I look forward to meeting and working with many of you in the near future.