TJ is a certified personal trainer, natural health coach and raw vegan chef based in Minneapolis. He became interested in health and fitness a few years after college, initially intrigued by plant-based nutrition as well as orthopedic exercise and recovery. Seeking ways to advance physical recovery methods, he later opened up to exploring yoga, calisthenics and plyometrics, as well as natural hygiene.
TJ stays busy researching principles of natural health, also working with special needs students at a St Paul charter high school, coaching youth ice hockey athletes on and off ice, attending outreach and community events with local animal rights organizations, and creating fruit-based vegan meals in the kitchen. He lives with his best friend, a rescued companion-dog named Brooks who came into his care in 2012.