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Sat., Aug. 19, 2017 12:00 AM to 5:34 PM EDT
Sat., Aug. 19, 2017 5:34 PM to 7:45 PM EDT
Sat., Aug. 19, 2017 5:35 PM to 7:45 PM EDT
HOMETOWN: West Warwick, RI
COLLEGE: National Academy of Sports Medicine
Hey Patriots Nation!
At this point I was about 16 years old and let me tell you lifting my brother and rolling patients not an easy task for someone as small as I was! I really disliked how weak I felt when I took care of both my brother and other patients so I began going to the gym about three days a week.
It definitely wasn’t the first day I walked into the gym that I considered becoming a personal trainer. It actually wasn’t until much later that I decided to make a transition. Eventually, when I became consistent with exercising that I started to notice how much easier it was to help Chris bear his own weight and I wasn’t struggling as much as I used to when rolling patients over in their beds. Fitness became a hobby of mine because it not only made me feel and look stronger, but it made me feel confident. Over time my friends began noticing the small improvements I was making and that I was also bringing healthier lunches to school. That also lead them to asking me for advice. I would always get really excited when someone would ask me questions about fitness or nutrition. When my hard work that I was putting in the gym began to pay off, fitness became my passion.
After high school, I went to college with an intention to continue working towards a career in the medical field, but as I became more enthused with fitness and nutrition, my focus began to shift. I knew I loved helping people and that transitioned into me earning a certification as a personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). I am now currently working at a gym in Rhode Island and you know the expression... if you do what you love then you will never work a day in your life. I can honestly say that couldn’t be more true!