“The People’s Meathead” is a moniker I jokingly adopted several years ago as I found myself, to be sure, a full-blown meathead working in a big box fitness facility. The type of facility where that breed of personal trainer can be a rare sight. So, I stood out. Credentialed and experienced but legitimately meeting the visual stereotype of the exactly who the average gym-goer was worried about; bulky, seemingly intimidating and probably not technically qualified beyond “lifts heavy weights.”

So, I accepted that this would be many people’s first impression, absorbed that reality and made it a part of my pitch for helping them.

And I’m happy to say that I’ve done very well, despite appearances, with having a positive impact on the lives of many people. Helping to shape their knowledge of and sense of self-efficacy with fitness.

In short, I’m a meathead, through and through, but I’m on your side.