Nick is an avid lifter and has been experimenting with weights since he was 13 years old. That’s when he started playing rugby, and he wanted to get bigger and stronger to dominate on the pitch. Since then he has used a variety of training methods, but none more effective than Starting Strength.
Nick attended Radford University in Southwest Virginia where he earned a B.S. in Philosophy. After university, Nick was commissioned into the U.S. Army as an infantry officer. During his four years of military service, he attended many training schools, including Ranger School, and deployed to Afghanistan. After the military, he moved back to his home state, Virginia, and worked as a Police Officer for two years. Currently, he works in the private security sector.
In addition to working with BLOC, Nick lifts and trains clients out of his gym, Blue Ridge Barbell, located in Northern Virginia. If you can’t find him in the gym, you will find him on shooting range, practicing Jiu-Jitsu, coaching a local rugby team, and spending time with his wife and daughter. Nick has a passion for teaching people how to become their best selves through strength training. He holds Professional Barbell Certification (PBC), and a Personal Trainer Certification from the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA-PT). Nick specializes in working with the military, law enforcement officers, first responders, and security personnel.