Famous Athletes I’ve Trained

Dave Veres

Story time: As a very young trainer, in 1995 (I was 10 years old ;)) Obviously I was a bit older than that…. I came in contact with a Major League baseball player named Dave Veres. I started working at the local Elite Gym , at the time, ‘The Q’ “The Q” back in the day had many professional athletes from basketball players, to football, to baseball even the Houston Aeros Hockey team. I had just come from working in hospitals as a Registered Dietitian and thought I would give a go at Personal Training. I had been an athlete all my life and decided I would get the best Sports Specific Trainer certifications- CSCS.
A young Dave Veres , pitcher
(Houston Astros (1994–1995)
Montreal Expos (1996–1997)
Colorado Rockies (1998–1999)
St. Louis Cardinals (2000–2002)
Chicago Cubs (2003)
came to the trainer’s desk and ask if someone could stretch him. I immediately said that I would. I think this was a Friday and scheduled an appointment for Monday. Between Friday and Monday I studied day and night to soon become known as the Expert Stretcher at the Q LOL. I was NOT going to miss out of an opportunity to train a Pro BB player. Little would I know that I could be responsible for this STAT (I mean not sure I am responsible but I did meet him in that year) 🙂
Dave Veres- “Among relievers who made no starts during eight-year span from 1995-2022, led majors with 620.1 innings pitched and was second in National League with 542 appearances” (Robb Nen, 575)
You are welcome Dave Veres 🙂 lol
Extra bonus: And little did I know that all these years later one of the nicest couples would still be friends of mine (long distance of course)

Stone Garrett

Gregory Stone Garrett (born November 22, 1995) is an American professional baseball outfielder, for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut in 2022 with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

On November 29, 2022, Garrett signed a major league deal with the Washington Nationals.[17] Garrett was optioned to the Triple-A Rochester Red Wings to begin the 2023 season.[18] He was called up to the big league club soon after on April 2, 2023, after Corey Dickerson was placed on the injured list.[19]  In 89 games for Washington, Garrett batted .269/.343/.457 with 9 home runs and 40 RBI.[22]

Nick Zaleski

The Sugar Land native spent his collegiate playing career as a Sam Houston Bearkat from 2006-2009.
During his time in Huntsville, Zaleski played a large role in their three Southland Conference Tournament Championships and three NCAA Regional appearances, including the Oxford Regional Championship game in 2007. In 2009, Zaleski claimed the single season batting average record at Sam Houston after hitting .419 and still holds the title. During this time Zaleski received a Ping! Baseball honorable mention All-American and was named the Bearkats’ Most Valuable Player. 

Zaleski played a year professionally in the Toronto Blue Jays organization in 2009-10.

Our Studio

Our Studio

Our studio is a cute cottage with vibes that inspire and uplift. We offer top quality Pilates training in a group class setting and one-on-one.


We use Balanced Body Reformers, TRX suspension system, weights, Springboard and Individual Ballet Barres to  maximize flow, efficiency and safety in a class with the added ability to seamlessly incorporate fusion modalities like Yoga, Barre, and fitness without losing the traditional Pilates Reformer repertoire.

How to Train While Losing Fat

How to Train While Losing Fat

How To Train While Losing Fat

If you’re trying to lose fat, you have to imminently make a change to your lifestyle, by manipulating your nutrition and activity levels.


However, though fat loss sounds simple, there are many important considerations to take into account when you are going through that period.


One of those is namely the approach to training while losing fat, as it can make or break your process.


In this article, we’ll go through every important detail regarding fat-loss training.


Without further ado, let’s get to it!

The Deficit

One of the underlying principles of fat loss, is the so-called “caloric deficit” which implies consuming less calories than your body requires to maintain its weight and physiological processes.


In doing so, you allow the body to burn more fat than it stores, thus tapping into your fat reserves and burning them off.


Though a caloric deficit is good for fat loss, it inevitably leads to loss of lean body mass (LBM), along with your fat loss.


Your goal while losing fat, is to reduce the losses of lean body mass, in order to retain health, energy and metabolic rate.


Before you get into training during the weight loss phase, make sure you have the following in check:


  1. Moderate caloric deficit of 400-500 calories
  2. Sufficient protein of ~1g per lb of body weight
  3. Good amounts of fat – 0.35-0.45g per lb of body weight
  4. Sufficient amounts of carbohydrates (remaining calories after calculating protein and fats)


Once you have these in check, you are halfway there on your goal of preserving LBM.

How Training Can Help You

Besides proper nutrition, training is another thing that can help you retain your muscle mass and keep your metabolic rate up.


Though a caloric deficit is the only MANDATORY thing for weight loss, it is highly recommended that you do your workout sessions as well.


In doing so, you will stimulate the muscle protein synthesis inside of the muscle cells and thus, create stimulus for greater retention of lean body mass (including muscle mass).


This is mainly relevant for resistance training, which can also be combined with cardio training.

Important Training Considerations

Before you get into the gym and go all in on your workouts however, you have to factor in a couple of things.


Otherwise, you risk poor recovery and chronic exhaustion.


Here are our best fat loss training tips:


  • Lower the intensity (Slightly)


Due to the fact you are in a deficit of energy, you inevitably have to train at a different level of intensity.


Because intensity is demanding by nature, you have to make sure that you aren’t reaching failure far too often.


It is recommended that you work with heavy weights, but not too heavy.


Remember to always leave 1-3 repetitions in reserve, as this is what will allow you to recover well, though you are in a caloric deficit.


  • Do More isolated movements


Though heavy, compound movements must be at the core of your fat loss workouts, you can also include more isolated movements.


These exercises emphasize on one specific muscle group and improve the shape and details of the muscle itself.


Looking for aesthetically pleasing muscle separations? Don’t forget your isolations!


  • Flex, flex, flex!


Besides helping you retain muscle mass, training is supposed to bring out the fine details of your musculature during the weight loss phase.


This can be done not only through isolated exercises, but also… Flexing!

That’s right – Just flexing your muscles and holding that peak flexion, can help you further chisel your biological sculpture!

On top of that, practicing posing can greatly help with your presentation and how you feel on your own skin.


Flexing in front of the mirror looks stupid? Not anymore, it has benefits!




During a period of weight loss, you lose both fat tissue and lean body mass, which is every other tissue in the body except fat.


Your goal is to not only lose fat, but to also retain as much of that LBM as possible.


To do so, you must ensure that your caloric deficit is moderate and supported by solid amounts of protein, fats and carbohydrates.


After having checked those important points, you must engage in regular resistance training, which is exercised at moderately high intensity levels, without reaching failure.


In doing all of this, you will set yourself up for the healthiest, leanest and happiest version of you!

So, what is there to lose? Go crush your goals!

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Energy Ball Recipe

Energy Ball Recipe


Servings: 18 (1 serving = 1 ball)



  • 3 Crushed Graham Crackers or Gluten Free Graham Crackers


1. Mix together your almond butter, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, and vanilla extract until smooth.

2. Add in the protein, coconut flour, pumpkin spice, and white chocolate chips until the mixture is fully combined and there are no clumps. The dough will be a little wet, but if it’s too sticky to work with, add an extra tbsp of coconut flour until you reach the desired consistency.

3. Roll the dough into roughly tablespoon-sized balls for a total of 18.

4. Optional – If you’d like to, you may roll the balls in the crushed graham cracker.

5. Refrigerate the energy balls for 15-20 minutes before serving.

*Can be stored in the fridge for up to a week.


Calories: 145
Protein: 6g
Carbs: 10g
Fat: 9g

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