Certified Personal Trainer
B.S. Physical Education: Applied Health and Fitness
- Athletic enhancement
- strength and conditioning
- injury prevention technique
- flexibility and range of motion enhancement
- high intensity circuit training
- agility/footwork/speed training
- long-term program planning
My favorite hobbies include:
- yard work/landscaping
- walking my black lab
- playing pick-up sports games
I was born and raised in Maynard, MA and attended Maynard High School. During my time there I was a three sport athlete (football, basketball, and baseball). My love for sports started at a very young age. As I got older I realized the importance of exercise and wellness, which lead to my career choice. As I entered my freshman year of college I was originally an athletic training major, but I quickly switched majors to applied health and fitness. I still wanted to work with athletes/active populations but I wanted my work to prevent injuries from occurring, rather than treating injuries after they occur. Later, I was hired as a strength and conditioning intern for two years at a high end training facility in Massachusetts. During my time there I trained many athletes from beginners to professionals. Personally, I have worked with professional athletes in the weight room and out on the field and have helped them reach life long goals. In the summer of 2015 I applied for the personal training position at Global, where I have been a member for the past 8 years, and I was hired in the early fall. I could not be any happier working with the people who sparked my love for health and fitness!
1. Hang Clean - the hang clean is the perfect mixture of intensity and finesse. This hip-dominant movement will improve your power output as well as your force production. It is perfect for high impact sports. Also, the hang clean can be used as a muscular endurance exercise with a lighter load and a high repetition scheme. Most importantly, you should only perform the hang clean if your form is checked and approved by a fitness professional!
2. Pull Up - the pull up is a measure of pure strength. Nothing hits the lats as hard as a pull up, when done properly. I like the pull up because it requires little equipment and can be done virtually anywhere. It is one of the more challenging upper body exercises out there!
3. Pistol Squat - the pistol squat is a complex movement that requires focus on balance and strength. I love this tough unilateral exercise because it isolates each side of the body. This eliminates compensation patterns that may be over looked when performing a squat with two legs. Also, the pistol squat is another body weight exercise that can be done anywhere!
As an up and coming fitness professional I strive to work as hard as I ask my clients to. I will never give a client a movement or exercise that I have not tried myself. I will go out of my way to ensure that all of my clients are exercising with proper intensity, proper form, and proper motivation. Most importantly, let's make fitness fun together!
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