With nearly four decades as a full-time fitness professional, Derek has trained everyone from the general population to collegiate and professional athletes. Derek’s fitness programs are tailored to meet the specific goals, expectations and unique lifestyle challenges of each client. As a baby boomer himself, Derek is keenly aware of the needs and challenges of the aging population.
Derek received some of his formal training from arguably the world’s greatest fitness trainer; internationally acclaimed fitness and movement coach Pat Etcheberry. Pat has trained global athletic icons, Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi, and numerous top athletes across many other sports including the NBA, NHL, PGA, LPGA, and MLB. Derek combines many of Pat’s fitness techniques with his own to deliver a customized approach to each client.
Derek’s personal coach and mentor was Robert “Bobby” Johnson, Jr. who was the coach of U.S. Open and Wimbledon champions Arthur Ashe and Althea Gibson.