As a teenager, I remembered hearing someone say, “I am the master of my fate, the captain of my soul.” I liked it so much that I subscribed to it. Since my genes make me prone to Diabetes and Cancer, I decided to become proactive about my future. I learned that each disease is manageable […]
As a teenager, I remembered hearing someone say, “I am the master of my fate, the captain of my soul.” I liked it so much that I subscribed to it.
Since my genes make me prone to Diabetes and Cancer, I decided to become proactive about my future. I learned that each disease is manageable with good nutrition and fitness. With my newly adopted lifestyle, my bones became stronger and my physique became athletic. In 2000, I survived a horrendous car accident against all likelihood. I later learned that EMT responded to the other car on site for the lone survivor. They believed the deceased was in my car!! My orthopedic surgeon cared for the Philadelphia Eagles Football team. He was amazed at my bone density, declaring that I was the luckiest person on earth. Drs came into my ICU to touch me for luck.
I began a lengthy recovery process. After ten years of managing my chronic pain issues, I was feeling the need to resume my fitness. I started working out to a video I used religiously before the physical trauma. I built up my endurance by increasing my exercise time to complete the hour-long workout. It was difficult and discouraging. I strained myself and set myself back because I was neither patient nor realistic with my intentions. Reluctantly, I submitted that my prior level of fitness was not attainable again for me. Then, I tried walking. I progressed to walking four miles a day. But eventually, that became written. The opposition I was experiencing was making me feel anxious! With my pain level, my age-46, and with an extra 30-40 lbs on my damaged back, I knew I was in for quite a challenge-one I was not willing to entertain failing.
I began training with Brandon Harris in May 2009. He quickly became related to my condition and my goals. I committed to training at his guidance. We began working together to channel my stress into determination. Brandon helped me manage my fear of failure, and improve my mental state through exertion. To begin, I worked out with pain patches on my back. After a month, I was able to work out without the pain management measures or the long recovery naps. In three months I was able to meet and exceed my anticipation by ridding myself of 30 lbs and 17 inches! Brandon’s investment in me was global. He saw to it that I synthesized my spiritual and fitness challenges through exercise. AMAZING! He has been an inspiration and an inarguable key to my success. I am 46 years old. I feel amazing! And my pain prone future is not so doomful anymore. With my health challenges at bay, I can focus on my tomorrows without dread.
Most importantly, I definitely could not have achieved this level of fitness without the expertise, investment, and knowledge of Brandon Harris!
For Brandon, fitness has been his passion for as long as he can remember. In high school he was a three-sport athlete and received a scholar athlete award in football. Later, he attended Arizona State University on an academic scholarship and received his degree in Kinesiology in 2004. When he was a junior in college, he started Personal Training and has since turned this into his career. Brandon is a natural teacher who is passionate about health, fitness, wellness, and life. Each and every day he feels blessed to be able to do what he loves most…help people achieve a healthier life! Working with his best friend and having clients who he considers to be his family is one of the best jobs he could ever wish for. What he loves most about being a personal trainer is helping his clients achieve what they thought was the “impossible”!
Brandon’s philosophy is that exercise and fitness should be viewed as preventive medicine. If one takes care of his/her body today, he/she will stay healthy for the remainder of his/her life. His main focus is on functional training that incorporates normal daily movements which strengthen core muscle groups and help deliver a functionally fit body. This body will then be efficient with all activities, from athletics to everyday movements.