Rasean has been interested in personal training since high school, when he took sports medicine and medical science classes. He also played sports and studied martial arts for more than 10 years, which made him realize how fascinated he is in how the body works. He started training clients while at Howard University, where he majored in physical therapy. Rasean has also taught boxing, kickboxing, and one-on-one self-defense classes.
He’s now a NASM certified personal trainer, an ASM Performance Enhancement Specialist, a trained martial artist, and a Cancer Exercise Specialist. He has worked with athletes of all backgrounds throughout his career. He’s qualified to assess, design, and implement exercise programs for individuals diagnosed with cancer so that they can reach more robust health with positive lifestyle management. Rasean helps them in every stage of their illness — from treatment to recovery.
His interest in the human body is what drives him to help his clients (and himself) reach a state of optimal health, a goal he’s been pursuing for 15 years. He does this through lifestyle management and metabolic typing. He considers his client’s goals and environments and tailors the program to their wants and needs. He also works hard to make it a fun, positive experience.
He believes form and technique are much more important than the amount of weight you’re pressing. He also believes workouts should be functional — helping in your daily routine and in the power of healthy living.
“This is a lifetime journey,” he says to anyone interested in personal training. “Be prepared to always be learning and growing and not be afraid to fail. In fact, your mind set should be one of winning and learning — not losing and failing. Every goal, big or small, you achieve is a win. Every time you hit a wall you are not losing or failing but simply presented an opportunity to learn and grow. So always enjoy the journey.”
Outside of MINT, Rasean loves swimming outdoors on a sunny DC summer day. His favorite places to grab a healthy meal are Dukem on U Street and Daikaiya in Chinatown.