t the age of thirteen, I was tired of getting my butt kicked all the time so I began working out, using my brother’s plastic sand-filled weights in the basement. I quickly discovered the need for a coach after getting trapped beneath the weight bar while doing chest presses. So, I got my first gym membership and bought Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Bodybuilding Encyclopedia.  I was on my way to greatness, until I herniated two disks in my lower back by lifting too much weight using improper form. It was while receiving physical therapy that I was properly introduced to the world of Health & Fitness; I gained an understanding of the importance of proper training techniques and the long-term benefits that they provide. When I finally left the restaurant business, I pursued my dream of becoming a personal trainer.  Now, almost twenty years later, I have to say I’m still fascinated by it.  I enjoy learning and implementing the newest and most advanced training methods, tips and techniques; and I excel at customizing my client’s program based on their specific needs, desires and challenges.