Let’s work together!
I’ve been fortunate enough to have the opportunity to help a lot of great people achieve their goals.
We’ve worked on…
- Understanding treatment concepts
- Assessment design for a new business
- Athletic performance
- Better movement
- Patient cases
- Look better
I want to be able to say the same about you.
There are several ways we can work together to meet your needs.
I’ve been fortunate enough to have several mentors throughout my life help me with my professional and personal struggles. Having these connections has expedited my learning process.
Without mentorship, you are forced to learn by trial and error. While effective, this process is inefficient.
You want to get better now!
Mentors have an advantage. They’ve already made the mistakes. They’ve gone through the struggle. They’ve figured out what works and what doesn’t. They’ve had the benefit of time; something you may not have had.
Mentors can save you from common mistakes, because they’ve already made them. You’ll have less error, more trial. Most importantly, you’ll save time.
While you are grinding away in the trenches, a good mentor can scout the area from a different perspective; providing you solutions you may not have seen otherwise.
I’ve been fortunate to mentor many people over the years. Some of the areas we’ve had success with include:
- Explaining movement, respiration, and mechanics
- Working through tough clinical cases
- Movement assessment design
- Fitness program writing
- Pain education
- Case Studies
- Exercise program design
- Return to play
- The learning process
- The writing process, including editing
We all need mentors.
Here is what past mentees are saying
“The first draft of anything is s**t.” – Ernest Hemingway
Great writing requires great editing. It’s not just about grammar. I trust Zac to provide the objectivity that I need to be successful.
Zac is an outstanding writer himself, so he grasps the author’s mindset and how we get too attached to our writing. He clarifies my voice without altering content, and his suggestions and organization are consistently on point.
I can’t thank Zac enough for making All Gain, No Pain better than I ever could have imagined. Thanks to Zac, my readers benefit from the full intent of my message toward their greater success. Zac is my editor.
-Bill Hartman, owner of Indianapolis Fitness and Sports Training
As someone who wants to learn everything to do with human adaptability, resilience and performance I unfortunately spread myself quite thin coming out of my physio degree trying to be at every course and conference imaginable and read everything under the sun. Seeing in Zac someone who had similar views and interests I reached out to him to help me understand concepts on a deeper level.
His understanding of the complexity of emergent outputs (see Cynefin) and interaction of different systems helped me add to my training and treatment philosophy and contributed greatly to my clinical practice. Through a better understanding of where different interventions fit and how to better individualize them and communicate with my patients I saw a significant improvement in my interventions. Probably most importantly, discussing specific cases helped me improve my clinical reasoning as well as my effectiveness with complex cases that I doubtfully could’ve helped previously.
– Iordan Krouchev, physiotherapist, Corexcellence
Now if you are wondering what the structure is like of these mentorship programs, here’s how a typical program would look, with built-in flexibility to fit your needs:
- Monthly Skype sessions of 30+ minutes
Here we will have a conversation regarding questions you have within your current area of study. You learn more effectively the more you are involved in the process, so you’ll summarize where you are currently at with a topic, and I’ll help fill in the gaps. To maximize your time, I recommend developing a running question list ahead of time so we can organize the session, stay on task, and get the most benefit out of each session.
- Session Debrief
After the session, I’ll write a summary email of the major points, provide action steps for your learning, and give you relevant resources to review until our next session. In many cases, you will have an assignment to complete before the next session.
- FREE Post-session Debrief
If this sounds like a great learning experience for you, fill out the form below and we will get started on your journey.
Feel tight? Restricted? Uncomfortable? Or maybe just not moving the way you want to?
These are among many reasons why people have sought my help. Traveling as far as Australia, Canada, a few states across, or right next door.
But maybe traveling to work with me isn’t possible.
Don’t. Let’s work together from the comfort of your home.
My online movement consultation is the next best thing. Here we will look at your entire body’s movement capabilities, and we will devise strategies to enhance your ability to move. You’ll get direct coaching from me, and often see results right away!
Here is what my clients are saying
Over the course of one year, I developed severe upper back, lower back, and right shoulder pain. It was Unresponsive to traditional measures such as pain medications or topical agents. The pain was significantly affecting my quality-of-life. I was cranky and miserable around my family. I even thought about possibly even giving up my career ( which took over 10 years of education to achieve) because it is very computer intensive and the keyboarding/mouse work was nearly unbearable. I would become depressed just looking at my workstation.
In short, I was a miserable total mess. Initially, I went to physical therapists closer to my home, performing an extensive amount of rehabilitation exercises which took up one or two hours each day. It was so frustrating because I was diligently performing the exercises, yet I was not getting better, in fact some symptoms were getting worse.
Through extensive online research and the all important Dr. Google, I discovered Zac and scheduled an online consultation. He performed a detailed evaluation, looking at my entire body ( something no one else had done) and movement mechanisms. He Prescribed two exercises, much simpler schedule than previous regimens. Within about 10 days, I began feeling so much better. My back began to open up and my shoulder felt much better.
Now, after three sessions, I am able to work at my workstation completely pain-free, something I’ve been unable to achieve in one year. I’m getting a lot stronger physically and mentally. On another note, I feel like I’m a much better mother And wife now as well, the pain took up such a large amount of my energy.
Thank you Zac for helping me get my life back on track!
-Valerie R, Houston, TX
- FREE Post-session Debrief
Online Performance and Fitness Training
How would your life be different if you looked better? Performed better? Felt better?
Life changes for us when we have the body we’ve always wanted. When we jumped higher than ever, and when we’re finally able to walk around the grocery store unlabored.
These are all things that my training programs have helped clients do. Clients who have been in the NBA, D-league, or just regular people like you and I.
I’m now offering my training knowledge to you.
Online training starts with a conversation. We will talk about your goals, successes, struggles, and what changes are feasible for you to make.
Once we’ve had our initial conversation, we will perform an online movement assessment so I can best tailor your program to you.
From there, I’ll write a program that meets your needs and goals. To make sure you get the most out of your program, I’ll send you videos on how to perform each exercise, and we will have a weekly debrief on how the program is going. I’ll also provide you areas of focus—nutrition, sleep, stress management—to further enhance your progress.
You’ll have all the support you’ll need to be successful. The rest is up to you!
Here is what my clients are saying
Working with Zac was very helpful for me. I broke my foot halfway through the year so I spent a lot of time with him. He helped me stay in shape even when I wasn’t able to do all of the exercises because of my broken foot.
– Matt Costello, professional basketball player with the San Antonio Spurs
Zac was asked to train the entire team in the weightroom, manage pregame and recovery meals/snacks, give individual attention for injury prevention/rehabilitation, and ask each individual how their bodies felt and how much they slept that night. Zac went above and beyond on each of those tasks, and he put everyone of us in priority over him.
He was willing to work at any time. He was always enthusiastic about improving the team everyday as well as himself. Zac improved my athleticism dramatically.
Before working with Zac I was guarding the opposing team’s worst guard offensively at the collegiate level, after rehabilitating with Zac for 2 months I was guarding the opposing team’s best offensive player at the professional level. Zac helped my career for years to come, and I know he looks to continue his growth more than that. On all road trips I witnessed Zac studying textbooks and taking notes. He is relentless in pursuing excellence.
Zac is the total package.
– Kellen Dunham, Professional basketball player, Iowa Wolves
I had a great experience working with Zac in the weight room . He made the workouts challenging and enjoyable while introducing many ahead of the game techniques. He constantly studies what he teaches and continues to grow as a coach. In the physical therapy room he challenged me post surgery to work on the muscles necessary to get back as quick as possible. He showed me movements and drills I had never seen before. I always looked forward to working with and learning from Zac during our sessions.
– Matt Gatens, former professional basketball player.
Zac is a wonderful personal trainer who not only helped me actualize my own personal health goals, but made the process fun and rewarding.He took time to learn about my past training experiences and made adjustments along the way to determine the best program to achieve my personal goals–which in turn helped me to see the change I wanted.Zac’s knowledge as a physical therapist provided tremendous value as I was able to learn proper technique for each movement to maximum benefit and minimize potential for injury.Most importantly, he has a great attitude and matches the sessions to your mood on any given day. I am happy that I had the chance to work with him. Thank you Zac!-Chantal H. Memphis, TN
Price: $300/month (minimum 6 month commitment)
- Includes weekly email check-ins with videos of exercises in your program
- One 4 week block of programming
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