I am a Philadelphia native raised in the Northern Virginia area. While studying Athletic Training at George Mason University, I learned to evaluate, treat, and rehabilitate sports related injuries. During my time at Mason I had the privilege of working with the athletic staff and sports teams of Falls Church High School, Pope John Paul the Great Catholic High School, St Stephen’s & St Agnes Upper School, Marymount University, and the Washington Redskins. Certified as a personal trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine and as a Spin instructor through Mad Dogg, I spent the first 8 years of training with Washington Sports Clubs (WSC), a huge North Atlantic gym chain. I later began work with The Energy Club in Shirlington and Foundation Fitness, a training studio in Del Ray. On the side I am a certified EMT with firefighting and hospital experience from the Burke Volunteer Fire Department and the Inova Fairfax Heart and Vascular Institute building. Over the past decade, I have followed a vegetarian diet that has become mostly vegan. I believe in, and strive to help others build a stronger mind, body, and spirit through proper nutrition and physical exercise. I have helped a variety of clients achieve their fitness goals, which has included; building strength, losing weight, gaining muscle mass, increasing muscle tone & definition, improving health vitals (cholesterol, resting heart rate, etc), and rehabbing injuries. I personally enjoy focusing on strength training, building muscle mass, improving functional mobility & posture, and improving athletic performance.