Personal Training Biography
Wall of Fame bench press record holder 405lbs at Hanscom AFB 2011-2019
Most successful personal trainer at Hanscom AFB - 2012-2019
Most successful personal trainer across all bases in the country. - 2016
Number 1 rated personal trainer in Lexington, MA on Google. - 2017-Present
Number 1 rated personal trainer in Massachusetts on Google. -2018-Present
Ten years of personal training experience - 2019
Personal training studio open Nov 8th 2019-Present
Wicked Local Readers Choice Award Winner - Best Fitness Studio Lexington 1st Place 2020
Number 1 rated personal trainer in New England on Google 2020-Present
Number 2 rated personal trainer in the USA on Google 2021- Present
The number one thing you need to know about my personal training philosophy is that I believe in one on one attention, no two people are the same, thus no two workouts should be the same. That is why I don't believe in group fitness, most people will benefit from one on one work more efficiently. Things such as women-only fitness gyms, boot camp, CrossFit, BodyPump, or other group fitness classes are designed for one thing and one thing only, to make as much money as possible by optimizing space and time. I wanted to make a facility that leaves all that behind and just focuses one on one with the client. The average person isn't prepared for group training like they were 20 years ago. Consistent sitting has thrown our bodies out of alignment and preparation to realign your hips and spine is needed before you can attempt any complex movement. That's where I come in.
As a personal trainer, I can relate to my target clientele because I have had chronic lower back pain. In fact, to this day I have only met one person with a worse back than me. I herniated 2 discs when I was 17 years old from lifting weights too heavy (600lb squats) and being born with degenerative disc disease. By age 18 I had tried everything from physical therapy to acupuncture, to steroid injections. Unfortunately, nothing could help with the severe nerve damage from herniated discs so I ended up with a double microdiscectomy at age 18. Afterward, I needed to make some life changes. My X-ray showed an amount of degeneration consistent with a 70-year-old man and I was only a teenager. I needed to find a job where I could stand on my feet instead of sitting at a desk, and even though it hurt me I still loved working out. So I hit the books and started studying personal training. Implementing what I learned my new program moved away from heavy weightlifting and crosstraining, and more toward functional movement and core strength. I also wanted to help teenagers stay safe and learn from my mistakes. It is easy to get caught up in the moment and think you're invincible (especially when you're young).
To this day I build a practice working with primarily middle-aged injured adults. People come in with various injuries from backs to knees and we work hard to develop a plan to work around those in an individual low impact environment. My facility is perfect for introverts (and the COVID era) because it gives you a private environment to work out without other people watching you. You can relax, be yourself, and I might even tell you a joke or two.