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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 16 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 my four year old labrador retriever Atlas, and my one year old golden retriever, Milo. 


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 2021-2022

  • 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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