about mad-dog & me

Hi, name is Trent Layley and I am a fitness coach and soccer instructor from Portland, Oregon. I have been keenly invested in fitness from my childhood and seen all benefits for a physically active lifestyle first-hand.

That would explain my career choice, I’m sure. However, as I grew up, I noticed how, unlike me, most people tend to shy away from the idea of having to go to the gym every day. Or even go running once a day.

That is when I realised that I have something to give back to my community – the knowledge and experience that I have gained from my own experience as well as talking to clients I have worked with. It showed me that the general opinion about fitness and sports can change. The key to that is to stop forcing it down people’s throats and, instead, give them enough good, constructive information to rebuild their opinions.


Your health depends largely on the state that your body is in. Learning more about the connection between fitness and health will help bridge the gap you have created between your mind and body.


The kind of lifestyle you lead can directly affect your body and the diseases you may or may not suffer from, not to mention your lifespan as well.


Do I have to wake up early in the morning for my workout?

No, you can conduct your workout at any time of the day, depending on the schedule that you have.

Will I have to give up all my favorite dishes?

No, with the right nutritional knowledge, you can still enjoy all of your favorite foods without compromising on your fitness progress.

Can I maintain the current weight I have and work on fitness at the same time?

Yes. All workouts do not necessarily target weight loss. You could consult a personal trainer or do some research to learn about muscle and strength building instead.

What does it typically take to lose substantial weight in limited time?

This differs form person to person. It would largely depend on your current lifestyle, weight goals, dedication and consistency, among other things.

Trent Layley

connect with me

First of all, thank you for visiting my blog. I deeply appreciate each and every person who takes the time to read and engage with the information that I provide. I would be glad to answer more questions that you may have, so please feel free to get in touch with me.