I’m Omari, a certified personal trainer (NSCA-CPT) and fitness coach of 15 years. I hold a Bachelors of Exercise Science from Old Dominion University, which has become the foundation for my research based exercise techniques and training programs.
-Physical education director at Ghent Montessori for 11 years where I turned a mere PE class for ages 4 to 14 years old into a full-fledged physical education program.
-Personal trainer at The Fit Company, Norfolk, Virginia.
-C license in soccer coaching where I have coached numerous age groups at the travel soccer and high school levels as well as a headed youth soccer programs locally and abroad.
-I’ve coached numerous individual athletes and teams in strength and conditioning for soccer, basketball, gymnastics
-Former fitness specialist for the Department of Defense in their Sport and Fitness Division.
-Wellness Programming Intern for the City of Norfolk, where I instructed group exercises classes, made presentations to city employees, special projects (health & wellness fair) and administered exercise assessments for the fire and police departments.
How I Got My Start?
After pursuing a degree in Exercise Science and a place on a collegiate soccer team, collegiate sports came to an end but another door opened.
From there, while still pursuing my degree, I became an assistant to head strength coach at ODU, and I never looked back! Although I made my start in strength and conditioning athletes, I slowly transitioned into general public physical fitness.
In my attempt to help my parents put me through college, I held a second job as a maintenance man at one of the school dormitories. This is where I got my first group of clients together. Since I was known as the “fitness trainer,“ the ladies from housekeeping would always ask for my advice related to fitness. The next thing you know I’m training ten ladies at 6 PM every Monday and Friday.
I made them program booklet with motivational quotes and exercise routines. I was pretty legit! Workouts were always a blast! It became more of a family event.
Next, the head strength and conditioning coach at the time and my mentor, Andy Zucker, introduced me to a friend of his who owned a private gym nearby. That gym, The Fit Company, became the gym that I trained at for the next 15 years.
So… Why Choose Me?
You’ve made the decision to make a lifestyle change!”
That’s no small feat, and in order to meet your
No cookie-cutter workouts!“
My unique ability to understand each client’s mind and body is what influences the success of my programs. A person may come for training to lose weight and not understand that the mind must be strong enough to get them to test their threshold. With THAT and their goals in mind, I design their daily workouts with the mindset of progressively individualized mental strength and work on that person’s ability to defeat self-doubt. This is just one example of how I individualize a client’s program. Individualized programs do not just mean client specific resistance exercises. Everyone is different; it’s up to me to examine how and incorporate that into our one-on-one sessions.
When it comes to nutrition, we should put care in how we fuel our body. This doesn’t mean to go find an extreme quick fix diet or eat what one would consider “rabbit food,” it simply means to be aware of the unhealthy foods you put into your body and consume them in moderation. Diets are a temporary fix, but if you alter your natural eating habits to make them more healthy, you will ensure a progressively healthier lifestyle.
Your eating habits must coincide with your exercise regimens. If you’re NOT exercising, you should eat to fuel your body not to fulfill your mind! If you ARE exercising you have the leniency to be able to eat what you like….in moderation! Calories consumed versus calories burned!
If you’re not burning calories, limit your consumption to the necessary