Women often fear that weight training will “bulk” them up. This is not the case, as women do not have the hormone levels in their body that cause hypertrophy like it does in men. Weight resistance training in combination with adequate amounts of sleep and clean nutrition will create an aesthetically pleasing physique in both men and women. 


Media and the internet often misrepresent weight training with intimidating imagery and misleading marketing. Unlike those stereotypes, you will find Brian to be fun, very friendly, and down to earth with a no-nonsense approach to training. Whether you are just beginning or have trained for several years, Brian will start your program at a level appropriate for you and gradually challenge you to push yourself to new achievements. Weight training is not about lifting extremely heavy weight. It’s about proper form with weights that are appropriately challenging for you.​ Additionally, training with Brian is not about being bossed around, it's about applying knowledge, wisdom, and passion to achieve effective results.


Brian is particularly interested in helping all adults prevent diabetes and osteoporosis by using weight resistance training to increase insulin sensitivity and build bone density. Bodybuilding is also one of Brian’s passions. In his 50s, Brian is an actively competing bodybuilder in the masters division. He has competed in several competitions in the state of Indiana,  most recently in 2017. 


A.C.E.  Certified Personal Trainer & Group Fitness Instructor
B. A., Exercise Science
Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED
Member of the National Physique Committee
Member of the American Council on Exercise
Certified R.I.P.P.E.D. Instructor
Member of the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce


Brian is lifelong bodybuilder with a degree in exercise science and two master's degrees in music. In addition to being a personal trainer, he is also an art model for Indiana University Bloomington School of Art, Architecture, and Design, and Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington. Brian teaches R.I.P.P.E.D. at the Monroe County YMCA and has lived in Bloomington, Indiana for over 20 years ​. He received his  B. A. in Exercise Science from Concordia University, Saint Paul.