For years Tom was one of the most sought after personal trainers and body transformation specialists in Shanghai, China. His no-nonsense, unorthodox approach to mind-body training has made him an effective catalyst to extreme transformation among those who have found little success with conventional methods.
In 2003, not long after graduating with a degree in philosophy, Tom left the U.S. in search of life and learning, beginning with a stint in China training with Shaolin monks, and eventually landing in the jungle of Koh Phangan, Thailand, where he spent months with weight strapped to his ankles and torso, leaping in and out of holes, practicing martial arts, and coordinating breath with movement. After months of trying to reconstruct a lost performance craft that promises enduring sensations of lightness, Tom realized a release of psychological attachments that previously weighed him down, elevated and effortless physical performance, an integrated mind-body, and a profound sense of... Weightlessness.
Despite the impact of this experience, it took Tom another decade to reverse engineer his experience and begin to pass it on.
After a couple years of fitness and martial arts personal training in China and Hong Kong, Tom relocated to Shanghai in 2011 to launch a concept studio with fashion designer and former client Monika Figlewicz - Enso Temple: Fashion and Fitness Lounge. The studio was built around a vision of individual self-expression, and offered bespoke, custom tailored fashion and personal training.
These years were filled with aggressive transformations, experimentation with method and approach, and the development of Tom's soft weapons curriculum, centered around his modern innovation - The Sash.
After publishing "Weightlessness" in 2014, Tom committed fully to the development and coaching of his mind-body system Weightlessness - a method that integrates nutrition, strength, flexibility, meditation, and performance mindset coaching - by way of immersive peak performance programs with small tribes of high performing individuals.
In 2015 he launched the first Weightlessness "Tribe" in Shanghai, that took entrepreneurs, executives, athletes, coaches and mind-body enthusiasts through 100 days of soul-testing, mind-body rebuilding training. After a few years Tom elected for a change of locale, with blue skies and green rice paddies, and moved to Hoi An, Vietnam, where he fully systematized Weightlessness and began coaching it remotely to leaders and high performers around the world.
In 2019 Tom released the sequels to Weightlessness - The Essence of Lightness and Law of the Die - to round out The Weightless Trilogy, as well as Here Now Breathe, a story about mindfulness meditation for children.