I have been working as a professional trainer since September 2014 and have helped more than 300 people reach their health, fitness, physical fitness and lifestyle goals. I have trained athletes, entertainers, actors, fashion models, professional dancers, musicians, professional cheerleaders from the US and Japan, businessmen, doctors, nurses, elderly clients, housewives and children. My training is based on about 7,000 sessions and the experience gained from communicating with over 300 people.
My native language is English, but my major in college was Japanese Studies and I have been living in Japan for over 20 years, so I speak Japanese at a fluent level. I am confident in my ability to teach my clients about training, nutrition, lifestyle and mindset in Japanese.
We have a very global community at NORTHSTAR FITNESS and enjoy get-togethers and seasonal events with our clients several times per year.
CEO ・ Chief Trainer
My Qualification as a Training and Nutrition specialist
In order to provide the highest level of service, I keep abreast of the most cutting-edge information and scientific research and apply it to my coaching.
I have a qualification from Precision Nutrition (below).
I have had qualifications from ISSA (International Sports Sciences Association) for many years and feel that qualifications such as these are helpful to being a good coach. I stress the word helpful. The reasons for not continuing to decorate my wall or website with these kinds of certifications is because I don’t believe they provide value equal to the time and finances they require to attain them. I believe that consistent self-study, direct experience with clients and intuitive coaching based on knowledge and experience create a great coach, so that is how I approach my profession.
I have studied with great mentors such as Jeff Alberts from 3DMJ, Menno Henselmans, Keegan Smith and Ben Patrick from ATG. I have studied the works of Mike Boyle and Mike Robertson and many others.
I have experimented with many nutritional approaches ranging from 100% rawfood vegan approaches to 100% carnivore approaches and just about everything in between. I have done 10-day fasts as well. I have a great deal of experience in paleo, low-carb, zero carb and intermittent-fasting approaches. I also have had great success helping clients reach their aesthetic goals whether they be fat-loss or muscle gain as you can see from our client testimonials. In summary, I have many tools in my toolkit so that I am able to successfully help clients with different goals and preferences.