When the [mental kilter] site was first launched, Zach was one of the first to openly send an email telling his story. I felt others could be encouraged by reading:
Alcoholism took away some big opportunities from me at a young age. I had committed to play collegiate lacrosse but I chose to drink instead. My life spun out of control at 18 years old and it was time for me to get sober.
I got serious about fitness at five years of sobriety. It was the missing piece in my recovery for such a long time. I have been fortunate enough to make a career out of fitness in Los Angeles and believe my sobriety to be the keystone to my success.
I now work as the Wellness Director at Breathe Life Healing Center in Los Angeles, as well a coach at Brick Los Angeles. I teach fitness to both Substance Use Disorder and Eating Disorder clients. My own recovery allows me to serve those who need it most and I am able to share my passion at the same time.