A psychological approach to fitness and nutrition.

My name is Karl.

I have been interested in sports and fitness my whole life, mainly basketball. While studying economics and political science at Arizona State University, I also started learning more in-depth about nutrition and fitness science. By immediately applying everything I was learning through my studies, I went from being very skinny to muscular and fit. As my nutrition improved, so did my overall physical and mental health. In my senior year of college, I started training friends and athletes looking to improve their fitness and health.

Returning to the east coast in 2012 for work, I began training clients on a freelance basis. Combining my studies of fitness and nutrition science with the lessons learned from training friends and college athletes, my approach was to oversee clients nutrition while training them. I further refined my methods by adding mindfulness coaching and stress reduction. The culmination of developing this protocol has lead to  finalizing my first wellness book,focusing on a psychological approach to health, in addition to two extensive video programs for people looking to lose weight or gain muscle.

My short-term goal is to help people here in New York and New Jersey improve their health and fitness, making it a lifestyle. The book and video programs will allow me to reach a wider audience. The long-term goal is to use the revenue generated here to go back to Africa and build gyms that employ this same approach to health and wellness. In this modern world where the speed of information is key, Africa is often left behind. Health prevention is more effective and less costly than disease management and medicine. The goal with Atena is to bring cutting-edge nutrition and fitness science to Africa with our psychological approach to healthful behavior. I am still learning every day to improve my practice and for the last three years I have begun to incorporate teachings on Yoga and Zen. From breath control to mobility, concentration, and meditation, yoga and zen are enabling me to enhance the inner workings of my mind and become more aligned, congruent, and centered.

Beyond Wellness.

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My name is Karl.

I have been interested in sports and fitness my whole life, mainly basketball. While studying economics and political science at Arizona State University, I also started learning more in-depth about nutrition and fitness science. By immediately applying everything I was learning through my studies, I went from being very skinny to muscular and fit. As my nutrition improved, so did my overall physical and mental health. In my senior year of college, I started training friends and athletes looking to improve their fitness and health.

Returning to the east coast in 2012 for work, I began training clients on a freelance basis. Combining my studies of fitness and nutrition science with the lessons learned from training friends and college athletes, my approach was to oversee clients nutrition while training them. I further refined my methods by adding mindfulness coaching and stress reduction. The culmination of developing this protocol has lead to  finalizing my first wellness book,focusing on a psychological approach to health, in addition to two extensive video programs for people looking to lose weight or gain muscle.

My short-term goal is to help people here in New York and New Jersey improve their health and fitness, making it a lifestyle. The book and video programs will allow me to reach a wider audience. The long-term goal is to use the revenue generated here to go back to Africa and build gyms that employ this same approach to health and wellness. In this modern world where the speed of information is key, Africa is often left behind. Health prevention is more effective and less costly than disease management and medicine. The goal with Atena is to bring cutting-edge nutrition and fitness science to Africa with our psychological approach to healthful behavior. I am still learning every day to improve my practice and for the last three years I have begun to incorporate teachings on Yoga and Zen. From breath control to mobility, concentration, and meditation, yoga and zen are enabling me to enhance the inner workings of my mind and become more aligned, congruent, and centered.