I am a true Renaissance Man. I have honed my other abilities in numerous skill sets over a long period of time. I do one of these skills at a time for clients, so high quality service is the result. After years of hard work and dedication to these other chosen skill sets, I am ready to serve more types of clients beyond fitness coaching. I love being a Family-man! I really enjoy spending time with my Wife Cecilea and our little girl, Audrey Mae! We hike together, I love cooking for my family, taking little adventure-drives in my VW Golf TSI and simply being alive and feeling healthy!
The term, Renaissance Man originates from the Renaissance period from the 14 to 17th century. A polymath (Greek: πολυμαθής, polymathēs, "having learned much") is a person whose expertise spans a significant number of different subject areas; such a person is known to draw on complex bodies of knowledge to solve specific problems. Hence a Renaissance Man. Click on the link to read more. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polymath
Being of German heritage, I am naturally organized and very efficient. I have been called very organized by many people since I had a paper-route at 10 years old, and in my adult life people called me, Renaissance Man for a long time. I've been organizing since I had my first rock collection at age 8. At 10 years old, I had a paper route and my first checking account. My Mom was a bookkeeper; her influence of organization was lasting in me, as she was by biggest supporter growing up. My Dad worked for Mutual of Omaha for 30 years. He was very effective and helpful with his clients. His follow through with people was something I modeled throughout my fitness career and now in my new business, All Points Organized!
I have evolved into my new business with a new and exciting business identity, All Points Organized. I was inspired by the compass, direction and finding the right way to go! I designed my logo from scratch to match my dreams and aspirations of re-inventing myself in the business world. I accomplished my mission! I have brought together all of my passions in serving people in business and I know I can help you improve and organize your life! My clients are very pleased with my work.
I bring six distinctive services to improve your life.
I've always kept a very organized garage and home, and life. My neighbors always complimented me about my garage being so organized with two cars in - a two car garage no less! Driving through my neighborhood, or any neighborhood, I always see a garage full of boxes and so much clutter and disarray; I will never understand how not to stay organized in my garage and my house! People love it when I organized their garage or home; they feel liberated from stress and anxiety!
I bought Windows '95, my very first Personal Computer, (PC) in 1995 locally build in Portland Oregon. The computer didn't work right, so took it back for a full refund. I decided to learn from scratch how computers and operating systems worked. I then enrolled in Microsoft Certificate school in Portland and attended for two years - loved it! My fitness clients' all needed computers! I started a small computer consulting business; I would have a computer designed and built for the client. I then would deliver, set up and configure the computer for the client, teaching them basic to advanced computer skills so they could properly use their new computer.
III. Fitness Coaching
Age 12, I began my quest to workout and learn every bit of knowledge I could about fitness and nutrition - to say I love it is an understatement! I was blessed to carry out this dream for now over 40 years now. I couldn't wait to go workout, spend time learning and dedicating myself to a discipline; it helped every aspect of my life. Then after deciding never to take steroids to advance into the upper echelons of professional bodybuilding from being an amateur - I decided to help others in the gym. I would "spot" them during a bench press, hand them dumbbells during a set, and be a training partner for someone. I met and spoke with Arnold Schwarzenegger in 1980 at the Mr. Universe Contest in Columbus Ohio, he was the MC of the show. That same year, I took third in Mr. Teenage Indiana body building contest. The focus, inspiration, determination and drive I drew from in those early years of my life, drove me to never ever stop chasing dreams.
Volunteering at the YMCA back in Ft. Wayne back in the late 70's was my way in; I started my people skills at the gym. Fast forward to the late 90's and 2000's I was in full stride after decades of dedication in personal training, then into Fitness Coaching. I lived my dream well, succeeded in every way I could and found a life through the discipline of fitness and helping others do the same thing.
IV. Car Detailing
Owning an MGB Roadster since I was 21, taught me plenty about caring for a motorcar that requires close attention to detail mechanically and aesthetically to maintain the beautiful design and function of a classic car. Keeping my MGB better than new as many have told me has taught me respect for the carmakers, (British Leyland) and being involved in very enjoyable car hobby and passion for classic British cars. My 1979 MGB is a first place show winner, many times over - and my fitness clients noticed. One of my clients in 2014 asked me if I could detail her car, her Toyota Camry. I agreed and my detail business was born! I have thoroughly enjoyed detailing cars; as the paint is the most expensive component on any vehicle.
I've enjoyed cooking since I was 10 years old, inspired by a Mom and Dad who gave me permission to cook and prepare food when most of my friends then didn't know how to boil water, much less cook! My parents really enjoyed cooking and eating, as do I! Cooking is life, eating is pleasure and these two things go hand in hand. I have always been, "the cook" within any social circle I am in. My Wife loves the fact that I choose to cook, it relaxes me and makes me feel very useful too! More than that though, cooking is something that many people simply don't have time to do or, want to do. They see it as a chore to have to do, not me! That's why as a Personal Chef I prepare food for people, make it quick and easy and then their taste buds stay happy and content!
Along with cooking, grocery shopping is very enjoyable to me, I like seeing all the various foods, aromas, colors and textures in grocery stores. Using my imagination, it's fun to think of "what's going to be for breakfast, lunch or dinner, coming up." What foods can I combine to make something scrumptiously good to eat!? The discovery of food is most of the fun, not just the preparing and eating, hence my passion for grocery shopping. Grocery shopping simply makes sense to me to do; it saves time, money and effort when all the foods I want are at arm’s length in my own kitchen. Many of my fitness clients over the years have needed help with their grocery shopping, so I was already quite familiar grocery shopping when I started a small business helping others with their grocery needs.
If you would like to contact me, please do and give me a call. You will find I'm friendly, courteous and professional. I love helping people, that's precisely why I'm here to help you. I'm blessed with a small family, a 4 year old baby girl that my Wife Cecilea and I absolutely adore - Audrey Mae's a very happy little girl! And, my stepson, my Wife's son graduated High School in June 2017 now on to college and leading his own life.
I love being alive, it's a gift! I am enthusiastic, organized (naturally) and I follow up with people very well. I will do more than expected for you. I will arrive ready to help you and have plenty of patience to listen and help!
I look forward to hearing from you.
Thank you! Dan