Long Island, NY
"Question: Do you know that guy who trained hard five days a week, ate six meals a day, took vitamin supplements, looked impressive with a shirt on but couldn’t take off his shirt at the beach because he looked more like a water buffalo and less like a bodybuilder? I knew you recognized me from that summer at the beach. Yes, that was me for many years until 11 years ago. I had a body transformation that took me from not being able to take off my shirt at the beach to taking it off on National TV, The (Maury Povich show) the bodybuilding stage, Fitness magazines, among other accomplishments.
So, what changed? I went into law enforcement and let myself go. An old friend whose name is Bigorexia came back into my life. Bigorexia, also known as muscle dysmorphia, is a health condition that can cause you to think constantly about building muscle, and you never see yourself as big enough. The problem is I went from looking bulky to fat and very sloppy. I looked good in uniform, but I looked like just another fat guy when it came off. I started to hate that I was becoming that guy that says things like, “ When I was younger, I had abs. I used to model, do this, etc.” I was overweight as a child (36-inch waist in 4th grade), got in great shape 11 years ago, and it started to look like I was going backward. I decided I did not want to live in old glory and instead live for today and tomorrow, thus get in the best shape of my life. I wanted to get in the best shape of my life, not for self-gratification but to show others that they can also do it if I can. I can say with absolute certainty that I am in better shape at 36 than at 25 WEEPAA!!
As a personal trainer, my mission is to serve and help others. I want to be a guidance in their endeavors to improve their health, wellness, and how they carry themselves in everyday life. If I can make a difference in someone’s life by helping them transform their mind and physique, I have touched their social circle."