I was born and raised in South Boston. I struggled my whole life with weight issues. I went to Catholic Grammar School and a Catholic High school. I played sports growing up – street hockey, basketball and some softball. One day I decided that “I can change this,” that being overweight doesn’t define who you are.
I was determined to make changes. Years went by and I asked myself one day, “What do I love more than anything?” Training! So in my mid-thirties that I went back to school and signed up for the National Personal Trainers Institute, where I studied Strength and Conditioning, and Anatomy and Physiology and Nutrition. During my studies, I was also able to get my Kettle Bell Certification and TRX Bands certification.
Besides hanging out with friends, entertaining people, I cherish my family, playing with my fur kids, dog Murph and cat Nearte’. I also love a good construction project around the house. But there’s nothing that I love more than being a personal trainer. Being a part of someone’s journey towards their best self, and seeing them achieve their goals -, there is no greater feeling in the world. I always tell my clients, “Results are the best motivation!!! Your biggest obstacle is YOU!”
Everyone has a testimony. Sharing your story with others can encourage someone to work harder. It’s all about Encouragement. I like to say Training comes with the 3 D’s…dedication, determination and discipline!