How My Work Can Benefit You
I’m some (weird) combination of chiropractor, engineer, and teacher, which I think is synergistic. My work is focused on helping people to actually enjoy an active life. Too often I think an active life becomes a source of burden, wear and tear, and mental burnout. Or, people just aren’t sure how to go about it.
My favorite teachers and authors seem to share common characteristics, such as careful thought, organized or systematic content, and research-backed info (whenever possible). I’m so thankful for these people and try to work in a similar manner. I don’t think anybody likes hype, exaggeration of benefits, or wants to study someone’s creative whims.
To help people in the few ways I’m capable, I run the following:
- Zach Snyder Performance Courses to help student-athletes access effective and efficient training information from sports science and from what experienced, thoughtful coaches have already figured out.
- Hip Dry Needling and Weekly Chiropractic to help people make chiropractic and dry needling a routine part of their lifestyle for a nearly non-noticeable price. These clinical practices are designed to help people get joint and muscle support for their work or active lifestyles, rather than trying to “fix” something or provide a perceived miraculous “cure”.
- Appetite Under Control to help people who have high food reward to lose weight and achieve the lean body they’ve been after, without an everyday, uphill fight against appetite and food cravings.
- Leg Training Made Simple so adults can keep a measure of youthful athleticism in their legs with 2, 20-30 minute strength training sessions per week.
Here are a few notable things about me…
Education and work background:
- Doctor of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic
- Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines
- Science, math, weight training, and physical education teacher for grades 1 – 12.
Current (?) and former athlete.
- In college, I played wide receiver and earned All-Conference
- I like to sprint, although I definitely lost a few hundredths on my forty yard dash when I turned 40 years old.
- Mountain biking is fantastic. Luckily I live within 10 – 40 minutes of many great trails and parks. And, luckily my neighbor is an absolute bike mechanic wizard.
General Interest Books
- Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott – such honest thoughts about the struggle of writing and life. Maybe my favorite book of all time.
- Indistractable by Nir Eyal – the time block schedule has really helped me.
- Atomic Habits by James Clear – instead of focusing on goals, focus on developing good habits.
- Several Short Sentences About Writing by Verylyn Klinkerborn
- The Great Mental Models by Shane Parrish
- My favorite author of all time has to be Kenneth Bailey. He has several great books, my favorite of which is Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes
- D.A. Carson, especially his books The God Who is There and Scandalous
- For tough issues in Genesis, I like the work of John Walton
- For a brief defense of the historical Jesus, I found Who Is Jesus?: Linking the Historical Jesus with the Christ of Faith by Darrel Bock to be helpful.