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coach chad

Founder of Next Level Fitness Academy


Born and raised in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan, I started being active in sports at a young age. I loved how it made me feel to work hard and accomplish my goals on and off the field. As I got older, I noticed that I had the ability not only to change my own life for the better through health and wellness, but others too! After high school, I received my degree in Kinesiology from Wayne State University and obtained numerous nationally accredited certifications.


Always up for the next challenge, I entered the world of fitness competitions where I received my IFBB Pro card in 2013. Being a natural athlete, this was a great accomplishment. I wouldn’t stop there. I continued leaving a mark in the fitness realm through commercial print and training ventures. Over the years, I have been featured in national fitness magazines such as Flex, Men’s Health, Muscle and Fitness, and more, obtaining the coveted cover model spot with Muscle and Performance in 2015.

I have been training clients for over 18 years with more than 40,000 hours of experience. My passion is to create a lasting impact in people's lives through health and wellness. 


Outside of health and wellness, you can find me spending time with wife Amanda and our dogs: Kona, a 9 year old Newfoundland and our 4 year old Golden Retriever, Milo. We lost our beloved lab retriever Atlas to an aggressive cancer in December 2023 at the young age of 7 -- he will forever be missed, but will continue his legacy through Pets & Sets.


If you have a vision and you want to make it a reality, you need to have the faith and belief that it can be done. Put your thought into action and create momentum to have lasting change. I am just a guy that worked hard mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually.

Work hard for something and don't give up; you will become what you focus on. Remember, when you invest in yourself, I'm invested in you as well. Let's make a change in your life TODAY!

Certifications & Credentials

  • Certified Personal Trainer for Over 18 years 

  • Magazine Fitness Cover model

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach (CSCS)

  • Author of the book “Lead Your Mind to Fitness” 

  • 40,000+ Hours of Training Experience

  • IFBB PRO Men’s Physique 

  • FOX 2 Detroit News Get Fit Trainer

  • Rated Top Trainer in Michigan by Metro Parent Magazine 2018-2022

  • Top Fitness Trainer in Detroit by Hour Detroit Magazine 2021-2023

  • Under Armour Trainer 

  • Former Member of the Men's Health Magazine Council

  • ACE Personal Trainer

  • Lifestyle Weight Management Certified Behavioral Coach

  • Certified Precision Nutritionist 

  • Tactical Strength and Conditioning Coach for Military and First Responders

  • Functional Movement Screen Certified

  • Certified in TRX Suspension and Steel Mace 

  • Pain-Free Management Certified

  • Certified Member of International Board of Coaches and Practitioners (IBCP)

    • Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming

    • Practitioner of Emotional Freedom Techniques

    • Practitioner of T.I.M.E. Techniques

    • Clinical Hypnotherapist

    • Success and Life Coach

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