Me with elitefts founder Dave Tate at the 2016 SWIS Symposium.

I started this website as a way to do two of my favorite things: write and talk about training. I’ve been fortunate enough to have some memorable experiences in the field and got to meet and listen to the best of the best in this field. This site gives me the chance to share those experiences along with other things I’ve learned.

I started training in 2014 right around the time I changed careers from a sports writer to a paraprofessional. I started training out of Intoxx Fitness in Staten Island, NY. A lot has changed since then as I got my Master’s Degree and am a special education teacher and now train on my own.

Once the pandemic hit in 2020, I decided to build a fully functional gym in my basement and go out and train on my own. That’s how Guthrie Training came to be. I offer 1-on-1 and group training to people of all ages either in my gym or outdoors.

I’m a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and a Level 2 King Sports International (KSI) coach. I’m also a Certified Physical Preparation Specialist (CPPS) and a Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). In October 2015, I won the first SB911 challenge offered by Joe DeFranco and Jim Smith, beating out a field of more than 600 contestants. I was featured on Joe’s site and was a guest on his “Industrial Strength Show” podcast.

Before personal training, I was as a sports writer for six years. I was the statewide football, girls basketball and boys lacrosse writer the Newark Star-Ledger, covered Rutgers football, men’s basketball and recruiting for and high school sports for the Home News Tribune. I’ve published training articles for, and the Athletes’ Acceleration newsletter.

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