Ambitious Athletics is a Washington, DC based Boot Camp, Personal Training, and Athletic Development company specializing in Weight Loss/Weight Gain, Strength and Conditioning, and Youth Development.
Ambitious Athletics works with the US Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs leading youth developmental workouts for underserved children from around the world who participate in the SportsUnited Program; with the Optical Society of America where we host onsite Bootcamp twice per week for employees; and various private clients.
NSCA, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
NASM, Certified Personal Trainer
NASM, Corrective Exercise Specialist
Precision Nutrition, Exercise Nutrition
USAW1 Sports Performance Specialist
Carmen trains a range of clients, producing measurable results in those who are serious about making a change. He spurs athletes on to achieve beyond their expectations, and coaches kids of various ages, laying foundations for athletic success and healthy lifestyles. Carmen launched Ambitious Athletics training in March 2010.
From 2007 - 2010, Carmen trained at a big box commercial gym in Washington, DC where he noticed the incomplete systems used to attempt to deliver a satisfied result to each member. He wanted to provide a better customer experience.
Ensuring that he provided the best client experience, he knew he had to gather the best knowledge. Over the last six years and countless hours of studying and research, Carmen earned many certifications through various credible sources enabling his growth of philosophy and knowledge of the human body and performance. The same certifications are held and used by some of the most credible strength coaches in the world.
From 2009-2012 Carmen assisted the head Strength and Conditioning coach at the Landon school in Bethesda, Maryland and also served as a coach for the Landon Bears 6th grade baseball team.
Through the US Department of State, Carmen has helped educate adolescents from around the world through smart exercise and nutrition, including children from; Maldives, Russia, Bolivia, Germany, Malaysia, Pakistan, South Africa, and the Palestinian territories.
Carmen continues to be a student of advanced physical education and stays up-to-date with the latest athletic research and understanding of the human body. His certification credentials also include: IYCA Certified Youth Fitness Specialist II, Resistance Band Training, TRX, Gray Cook Functional Movement Systems, Annette Lang Integrated Stretch, AED/CPR.
From 2007 - 2011, Carmen biked 100 miles every year for the American Diabetes Association, each year building a larger team of Ambitious folks to accept the challenge and raise money for a great organization. Carmen is a 2X Half Ironman finisher and a Savageman brick holder.
Carmen is a 2006 BA graduate of Penn State University.