Hi, my name is Fabian, and I’ve been a Certified Personal Trainer since 2014. But, my love and passion for fitness started in 2010 following a suicide attempt.
At the time I was coming back from my second combat tour as a soldier in the U.S. Army. I didn’t know it, but I was suffering from a severe case of PTSD, which forced me to believing that I didn’t deserve to live. Late one evening I decided to slit my wrist, and with knife in hand my daughter walked in, which stopped me. I didn’t that night, but of fear of following through with it the next day I decided not to go home after work. Instead, I found myself inside a gym and 2hrs later I found strength I didn’t know I had and I walked out feeling like I mattered. But, most importantly I knew I wanted to live.
Since then fitness as always been an anchor that keeps me grounded, a constant reminder that life is beautiful and worth living to the fullest. There is no doubt that for me this is where my love and passion for fitness comes from.
Three years later following my suicide attempt I decided to take my fitness one step further, by getting my Personal Trainer certification along with a certification in nutrition from the American Council on Exercise (ACE). I’m also CPR and First Aid qualified – a qualification I earned from the American Heart Association. Currently I’m in pursuit of a Sports Psychology degree, which I’ve already began incorporating into my clients’ training programs.
When it comes to my one-one sessions, there’s nothing that brings me greater joy that helping my clients accomplish their goals. One thing they always say they love about me and the way I train is my holistic approach to fitness.
After two years of helping others accomplish their fitness goal(s) I realized that this is something I’m passionate about, it’s something that sets my soul on fire and helping people make healthier – fit choices is something I want to do for the rest of my life. So, as a result I took the time needed to earn my certification as a personal trainer and in 2015 Change iz Fitness was born.