Bill is originally from Calgary, Canada and prior to fitness toured as a professional musician/lead trumpet player from 1990-1996 working on cruise ships around the world, various road tours, playing with the likes of Petula Clarke, Ben Vereen, Tony Bennet, Vic Damone, Lew Rawls, and many more, concluding his music career with Andy Williams at his Moon River Theatre in Branson, Missouri.
As often in life, one door closes and another opens. For me a career in my favorite pastime of sports and exercise seemed the obvious choice. I re-located to Overland Park in 1995, started Personal Training and delved into studies of Anatomy, Kinesiology, Biomechanics, and Natural Medicine.
I enrolled in the Resistance Training Specialist Program and attained Master Level status in 2000. RTS is the only education in the world for the exercise professional to study Physics, Orthopaedics and apply it to exercise. Workout construction must begin by investigation and analysis of joint interrelationships, the neuromuscular system, and all forces involved to effectively apply resistance to the human body.
I enrolled in the Muscle Activation Techniques program in Denver to compliment my training ability and address muscle imbalances which can hinder progress. MAT is a therapy-based bodywork method which identifies and treats muscular imbalances through biomechanical analysis for injury prevention and rehabilitation.
I was faculty and continuing education provider for both RTS and MAT for three years and enjoyed sharing knowledge with other fitness professionals throughout the USA and Canada.
Throughout my 28 years in fitness, I have strived to live a process of Mastery by continually improving upon my knowledge base to better serve my clients and improve the quality of the industry as a whole. I must give credit to my mentor and friend Tom Purvis, founder of The Resistance Training Specialist educational program, who initiated my thought process and changed the trajectory of my career.
With the opening of this facility in 2014 a new journey begins. To offer multiple fitness, wellness, and therapy practices under one roof and work alongside so many talented practitioners has been a vision of mine for years. I hope you enjoy what we have created. ~BL