I grew up knowing my mom would likely never meet her grandchildren. I hoped that she would be able to meet my future wife. By the time I was in college I prayed she would live long enough to see me graduate.
Like nearly 100 million Americans, my mom suffered with multiple chronic illnesses before passing away at 54 years old.
That was 15 years ago—losing my mom at such a young age led me to my career in fitness and shaped my philosophy on movement as preventative medicine.
When I started my finance program at Boston College I never imagined I would choose a career in fitness. Everything changed my junior year on a spring break trip to Puerto Rico. The vibrant colors and natural beauty was unlike anything I had ever experienced–I was overwhelmed with gratitude for the life I was afforded, . I As a person of mixed race I struggled hard to find my identity but suddenly I felt like I belonged. I had a manic episode and spent two weeks in a psychiatric hospital. I was diagnosed with Bipolar disorder and forced to withdraw from classes. Shortly after being readmitted to school, my mother was diagnosed with cancer and given six months to live; she passed away just before my final semester.
My experiences allow me to provide clients with more than fitness instruction. I am able to give emotional support, insight and perspective, all which are invaluable in helping clients overcome challenges, achieve goals and improve their quality of life.
15 years experience coaching clients with a variety of needs and goals, from busy executives to film actors to competitive athletes, with a specialty in post-rehabilitative training
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist,
Functional Movement Systems, Kettlebell Athletics, TRX, Pre/Post-Natal Certified
Resort Fitness Programs
5-years experience designing wellness retreats and staffing full-service fitness amenity for luxury resorts
Experience leading 1/2-day, full-day and 3-day retreats for corporate groups as large as 100 people
Health Club Management
Experience managing 30 personal trainers and 275 clients, driving $2 million annual revenue