Where do I begin....
About 36 years ago I began my journey that takes me to this day. My story's beginning is very much like most young kids today. I was the shy quiet, artistic kid in school that got bullied daily. Fortunately for me, my parents blessed me with some incredible genetics. I got so good at running from the mean kids I became extremely fast. They could never catch me. I loved that powerful feeling of pushing my limits. Eventually, a few bullies caught up with me and knocked me around. I went home upset and started throwing around some weights in my basement that my little brother never used. I remember my very first workout. I was hooked.....I was addicted! I grew like a weed!
In school I participated in some sports but only to complement my weight training. I would do sports after school and go to work immediately after. When I would get home from work i would lift weights for hours. I should note that I rode my pedal bike to and from work (work was 10 miles from home).YES, I was a little excessive :)
After graduating high school, I enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. Because of my constant attention to detail, I was immediately noticed by the Drill Instructors and they gave me the task of the prestigious "Guide"(in charge of the other recruits)I graduated top of my class as "Honor Man" and was meritoriously promoted. I got to wear those Dress Blues on graduation:)
During my 4 incredible years in the Marine Corps I began competing in bodybuilding and Powerlifting events. I won my first contest. I was now hooked again on an even higher level. I started helping other Marines with weight training and contest prep. It was the beginning of decades of personal training. It was my purpose. I could feel it flowing through my veins like fire. I enjoyed guiding people to their best.
After my honorable discharge from the Military, I dedicated 20 plus years to competing in bodybuilding and personal training. Over these past two decades I've personally achieved some proud accomplishments such as the overall winner of the 2001 New England Bodybuilding Championships,as well as being a National level competitor. I’ve been hired by famous actors, actresses, radio personalities, professional athletes but more important Ive had the great honor of training THE Most incredible people(regular,normal people) I've ever known. This past 36 years has been a blessing. The opportunities I have been honored to bestow are without words. I started writing a book several years ago. I hope to someday complete it. It would quite an interesting read to say the least.
If you’ve ever seen me in town or beating clients up in our studio here you may be a little apprehensive to meet me....but honestly....I'm that same little shy, artistic kid from 36 years ago. The only difference is that playground is MY playground now and I’m the one kicking butt....in a good way! Thank you for taking the time to read this. Hope to see you soon Soldier :)