Flex has a B.S Degree in Human Development and Family Studies from The Pennsylvania State University. He is a Professional Natural Bodybuilder, a Jack Canfield Certified Success Coach, an NGA Certified Personal Trainer, an ACE Certified Personal Trainer with a specialty in Sports Conditioning and Behavioral Change, and has a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
His passion for fitness stems from his exposure to the martial arts world as a child. When Flex was 8 years old, he began taking Sho-Kin classes with his Uncle, the owner of the Hillside Sho-Kin Karate Academy in New Jersey.
Through his training, Flex was taught to master two important skills: how to individually activate his body parts to execute strong and precise body movements, and how to control his breathing to maximize his power. The importance of muscle and mind connection remains at the core of everything Flex teaches in The BodySmith Plan.