A Little History on Paul
Today Paul is retired and lives with his wife and daughter in Alameda, California. Paul is beginning to create video-blogs to help fellow athletes reach their goals as well as teach people about bicycle safety. Most of all Paul hopes to create video-blogs that are interactive with his viewers by answering their questions and creating content that you personally request. If you have an idea or request for a video you’d like Paul to create, please send him an email!
From 17 to 73 Paul has trained as a competitive athlete in three major sports: Power-lifting, Cycling, Bodybuilding and then back to cycling again. Paul began weight training at 17 in a small gym called Iron Island in Alameda, California. He ultimately went on to set several power-lifting records. He caught the fever for cycling at the age of 30 and continued in that sport until he saw first hand Ed Corney’s bodybuilding exhibition in San Jose. Ed Corney’s genius for posing routines which resembled sculptured works of art more than simply an expose of muscle was the inspiration which catapulted Paul into his next sport, bodybuilding. In 1979 he won the title of Mr. USA, Masters in bodybuilding. After dealing with several injuries Paul once again changed his sport and his body structure so he could return to cycling in which he competed at the U.S. Masters Sprint Cycling levels and currently holds World and National Championship titles.
From 1977 to 1981 Paul worked as a personal training adviser to individuals. From 1981 until 1997 he owned and operated Fitness Equipment USA, a chain retailer of exercise equipment.
Paul has also served as an Expert Witness within the exercise and fitness industry.