Seraiah Training Bio
By meshing Eastern and Western training theories together Brian (Seraiah) Wood is leading the industry in innovative ways to access true potentials of the Mind, Body and Soul. Living a healthy life, training and teaching are life-long passions and very personal forms of self-expression.
Born a natural athlete with many gifts and abilities he advanced in many sports at a young age, but it was wrestling that led him to compete in Division 1 athletics and receive his Bachelors Degree (Exercise Physiology) from the University of Wyoming (1995-2000). He was 1999 Western Athletic Conference Champion (#165) and in 2000 was Ranked Top 20 in the USA (Division 1A).
To fulfill his college internship he was led to Gold's Gym in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, where he studied under Program Director and Head Trainer, Sharyne Herbert, for six months. This was both educational and inspiring as he learned much about teaching and training as well as enjoying a new cultural experience out of United States.
He then received the both CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) and CPT (Certified Personal Trainer) Credentials through the world highly respected and accredited National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Moving down the Pacific Northwest Coast he found himself in Portland, Oregon, where he found himself training at Mavericks Sports Club, which had a Yoga Studio and Group X training room. He found his love and respect for Yoga and Meditation and found the missing link to his training both for himself and for clients and knew there was more to training then what he had experienced thus far.
After 2 years in Portland he moved back home to Arvada, Colorado, and began studying Chinese Qigong and the respected Taoist and Buddhist Meditations. Reuniting with his former high school wrestling coach, Jim Hafke, he found himself as Assistant Wrestling Coach at Arvada West High School (2004-2006) and Head Wrestling Coach for Arvada West Youth Club (2004-2007) which averaged 50-75 kids ages 4-14.
In 2007, he Founded and opened Next Level Sports, which focuses on training athletes from youth to professional and has group martial arts and fitness classes is working with the best instructors and innovators in their respected fields.
His quest for knowledge led him to China in 2008. There he studied the ancient Chinese healing system known as Qigong, which is the foundation of Tai Chi, Martial Arts and Acupuncture. Along with Qigong he was able to train in traditional Shao-Lin Kung Fu.
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As a Pro MMA fighter and professional trainer, most of my time is spent in preparation and maintenance of my own physical body as well as those I teach. Last year I was approved through Workers Comp as Pain and Rehab Specialist focusing on Eastern Healing Modalities. As a Qigong and Yoga practitioner I have been my best test subject concerning injuries and the painful rehabilitation sometimes involved. Understanding the benefits of Western medicine when it comes to acute and life threatening issues, I find it all to common that the prescriptions are usually pharmaceuticals and physical therapy designed to to slowly heal and milk the twisted system of insurance payment programs. Often people come to me and find quick results and steadfast self-motivation to heal themselves after wasting valuable time with lazy or uneducated therapists.
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"I worked with Brian Wood as my personal trainer and during the 10 sessions with him I learned a lot about the importance of connecting diet with exercise. He taught me how to develop muscle memory and how to identify how my body should feel when I'm working certain muscles. During the time with Brian I lost five pounds and 2% body fat. I have developed a pattern of consistent exercise and have a variety of choices that will keep me exercising and not feeling bored. I appreciate all the help Brian gave me."
- - Mary Karter, Portland, OR