Areas of Expertise
Keith’s strength training career started 20 years ago when he wandered into a neighbor’s yard and started bench pressing. Strength training intensified in high school to support his years as an all-state wrestler, and continued through four years at FSU in the Business Management program. After graduation in 2011 Keith began studying to become a personal trainer while competing in Powerlifting & Olympic Weightlifting.
Keith focuses of big picture development for Seriously Strong Training. Systems, standards, methods. The things that are responsible for future growth and development of the team. Expansion & growth. You know. That stuff.
Keith’s personal training career officially began in the summer of 2013 when he earned the NSCA-CPT and began work at Gold’s Gym Downtown. He wasn’t quite sure what his training style was then but he knew it couldn’t happen at a commercial health club. By November 2013 Seriously Strong Training was born and he began hammering out the details of his training style centered around quality movements, effective exercises, and great technique. Keith grew up in the Tampa Bay area and moved to Tallahassee at eighteen years old to attend FSU.
-NSCA Certified Personal Trainer
-NSCA Strength & Conditioning Specialist
-NSCA Tactical Strength & Conditioning Specialist
-USAW Sports Performance Coach
"I was already strong when I came to SST last year, but I wanted to be a better lifter. Keith spent every session for months picking apart my lifts. Identifying weak points, faulty movement patterns, and addressing them. In the first few months I dropped pounds of fat and replaced it with muscle. When there was no more fat to lose I focused on getting stronger. Lately I had to tell him to back off on the muscle building because my suits are expensive, and I need them to fit. Now I bench 285lbs, squat 405lbs, and deadlift 405lbs."
“I have always doubted the need for a personal trainer until I met Keith. I always thought I could learn everything from a book or online. There is only so much you can get from a book…In 8 weeks I’ve outgrown my medium shirts, none of my dress shirts can button all the way up to my neck – my loose fitting jeans are becoming my skinny jeans and I can see myself getting stronger day by day.”
"...enter Keith at Seriously Strong Training. I learned that I was practicing all of my lifts on the 5×5 program with poor form, obviously. And once I started training with these guys in matter of weeks I went up to a 205lbs squat and then in a matter of months they got me up to 365lbs and now I’m at even higher numbers. The important part is that now I lift properly, I feel no pain, I no longer get injured."