- Became a fitness instructor even though he wasn't involved with sports in high school.
- Moved to Los Angeles and started working with celebrity clients, beginning with Jennifer Jason Leigh.
- Received fitness-instructor certifications with American Fitness Training of Athletics and with the Aerobic and Fitness Association of America.
- Known as an active proponent of the Function Training Method fitness regimen.
- Has appeared in several books and DVDs under the Biggest Loser brand and released his own book, Are You Ready!: Take Charge, Lose Weight, Get in Shape, and Change Your Life Forever, in 2008.
- Attended Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, Tennessee, United States