Qualifications: Bachelor of Science in Human Movement and Exercise Physiology. Masters in Health and Physical Education. Certified by AFAA in Group Exercise and Personal Training. UCA Instructor (Universal Cheerleading Association). Certified by Les Mills' Body Pump/Body Attack.
Personal History: I've been involved in both the personal fitness industry and cheerleading for the past 15 years. I attended Carmel High School in New York and Sacred Heart University in Connecticut. As a cheerleading captain and flyer on the Sacred Heart University competitive cheerleading team, I led my team to a National ranking — the first time in school history. I was a member of the UCA staff for 10 years. I've also coached high school and all-star teams in the New York and Connecticut area, judged numerous cheerleading competitions, and choreographed routines for many teams. At the age of 22, I began a personal training career and became a certified group exercise instructor. During my tenure, I've gained extensive knowledge in cardio and strength training, stability and core, plyometric training and nutrition. My passion is teaching group exercise classes and keeping up with cutting edge cardio workouts.
Workout Philosophy: My philosophy is helping people achieve their goals through fun yet challenging workouts. I believe the combination of a well-choreographed workout and powerful music injects excitement into any fitness enthusiast. My satisfaction comes from seeing clients improve their overall health, strength and well being.
Sucess Story:I knew that I would be a fitness professional for the rest of my life when I met Frank. Rewind five years ago, while I was teaching classes and doing some personal training at a local office building. I always saw this guy working out by himself in the office gym. I saw that he struggled with his weight. For six months, I noticed he made very little progress in his attempt to get in shape. I finally walked up to him one night and asked him if he ever thought about having a personal trainer. After a few minutes speaking with him, I convinced him to give me a try.
As I do with all my clients we developed a workout and nutrition program to help him reach his goals which was to lose weight, feel healthier and have better work performance. When we started working out, I realized this client was not the most athletic or the most coordinated. But what he did possess was heart and determination.
At the end of three months this client reached his goals and continued beyond his goals. It was not only what he did with me three hours a week, it was what he did the other 165 hours of the week. At that point I realized that my clients share the responsibility for achieving their desired results. I began to engrain in my clients that it takes an enormous amount of discipline and determination with me and without me. I learned a great lesson from Frank.