First and foremost, I am a teacher – not a drill sergeant. For over a decade as a personal trainer and student of movement, I’ve been developing and refining the Primal Zen movement philosophy that I now teach. Through an in-depth study of many different systems and practices, from yoga to gymnastics to calisthenics and weight lifting (and many more), I’ve come to find that most of the fitness industry has lost its common sense and become little more than a random assortment of incomplete truths.
It’s my goal to move us away from a theoretical approach to exercise that treats us like robots, and apply a healthy dose of practicality and common sense to teach us how to move like humans again. We can all reach incredible levels of performance and begin to move and feel better than ever by simply tuning into our natural capabilities and abandoning the limiting “rules” of movement that plague gyms around the world.
Paul has been changing lives as a personal trainer for over a decade. He worked in a couple big box gyms early in his career, worked as an independent trainer for a few years, and then opened his own personal training gym (A&W Fitness) in Addison, TX in 2011.
Paul graduated Magna Cum Laude with his Master of Science Degree in Exercise Science & Health Promotion with a concentration on Performance Enhancement & Injury Prevention from Cal U.
Paul graduated Magna Cum Laude with his Bachelor of Science Degree in Fitness & Wellness from Cal U.
Paul is a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) through NASM – the top certifying body in the fitness industry.
Paul is a certified Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) through NASM – the top certifying body in the fitness industry.
Paul is also a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) through The Cooper Institute.
Paul is a certified in the Bio-Mechanics of Resistance Training through The Cooper Institute.
Paul is a Level 2 (of 2) Certified Speed Specialist (CSS) through The NASE. This certification is all about building power, explosiveness, speed, agility, and endurance through advanced strength & conditioning.
Paul is also a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) through Apex Fitness.