Having the opportunity to be a part of The Wave, something so much larger than myself, has been the opportunity of a lifetime.
Art is a native Montanan who hails from Great Falls. His passion for teaching and coaching has led to experiences that includes working in education, athletics, healthcare, and fitness.
Art entered the fitness industry in 1994 when he volunteered to work at HealthWorks, a small medical fitness facility in Great Falls, Montana. Art credits any success he has had in the world of fitness to the wonderful people that he had an opportunity to work with at this time of his career.
This same experience working with such dedicated and passionate fitness industry leaders led to his desire to pursue multiple certifications and continuing education. He has been certified by The American College of Sports Medicine as a Fitness Instructor and Older Adult Specialist, and is currently certified at the highest level as a Health Fitness Director by the same organization. He has also held certifications from the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
In the past 12 years Art has spent countless hours as a personal trainer as well as instructing group exercise classes, developing programs and managing. He feels his greatest accomplishment is that he has had an opportunity to experience, at every level, each facet of a fitness facility and has gained the understanding of what it takes to be successful. It is his greatest desire to pass along that knowledge to others in hopes to advance The Wave as a premiere aquatic and fitness facility, but and the fitness industry as a whole. The most gratifying moments to me are when I am able to be a genuine part of someone else’s success.
- B.S. Health and Physical Education