In 2014, Men’s Health the first-ever Next Top Trainer competition.
This competition was created to see who America’s Top Trainer was. As a result, there were over 200 entries from trainers all over the nation to see who was the best.
My nerves were bad leading up to the live audition but I felt good going into it. Preparation is the key to success.
I was the first live audition of that day. It pleased the judges and I was chosen to be in the elite 8.
Being selected as a finalist was a big honor! While I was not able to win the title of America’s Top Trainer in 2014 I had a great experience learning from some of the top minds in the fitness game.
Back to Back
In 2015, I entered the competition again and was able to qualify for the elite 8 again.
I was able to improve from horrendous 7th place showing in 2014 to a respectable 4th place in 2015.
To be chosen in back to back years shows the value of hard work, consistency, and patience.
You can check out all of the links from season 1 and 2 below. This includes:
-The live audition from 2014 and 2015
-The exclusive interview with Men’s Health magazine from 2014
-all of the episodes I was in from season 1 and 2
My part in the 2014 live audition begins at 15:50 but I advise you watch the whole video. There are 3 other great trainers on the video who were selected too. They are Kevin Mullins, Graham Mitchell, and Pete Isip.
My part in the 2015 live audition begins at 5:25 but again I advise you to watch the whole video. There is is even a part in this video where I am singing. Yes, it is real bad.
There are 2 other phenomenal trainers who were selected too. They were D.C’s finest Kevin Mullins (2x finalist) and my main man from Massachusetts Anthony Passamonte.
I want to thank Men’s Health for the opportunity to be chosen as a finalist for the Next Top Trainer competition not once, but twice. It is truly humbling to know that what I am doing matters and that a publication as big and influential as Men’s Health took notice.
Casting Call 2014
Interview with Men’s Health
Men’s Health Next Top Trainer Season 1
Casting Call 2015
Live Audition 2015
Men’s Health Next Top Trainer Season 2