Welcome to Vo2max Fitness! My wife and I have spent the last year making our dream a reality and I know that our concept will change your life! Here is a little about my history and the evolution of the Vo2max Fitness Revolution!
I have been asked many times why Vo2max Fitness? My answer is simple: I want to help people find wellness. I want to help our clients understand nutrition and fitness and how both play an equal and essential role in our lives. Anyone can make the change. Here is my story:
Growing up I was overweight at a time when being a “chubby kid” was not as acceptable as it is today. I never excelled at sports and I spent many days terrified of gym class: those ropes I couldn’t climb and the pull-up’s I could not do. I never completed a single pull-up my entire adolescent life! It is a regret I will always have, but one that motivates me to this very day. Today I can not only do multiple pull-up’s, but I can do a one-handed pull-up, a corn-cob pull-up and push-up’s balanced on four medicine balls! I can run faster, train harder and most importantly, confidently approach life. I have achieved balanced wellness in my life, training and nutrition.
My first real encounter with fitness began in high school. I attended the Belmont Hill School where I joined the crew team and rowed in the Head of the Charles my senior year. It was during my time at Belmont Hill that I discovered my love of fitness. While I was certainly not a stellar athlete, I enjoyed the training aspect of fitness. The skills, methods and determination I gained at Belmont Hill became the foundation for my quest to discover the benefits of fitness and nutrition.
My undergraduate years were spent at Boston University where I studied history and was also very active in my Fraternity, Sigma Chi, including assuming the role of President my junior year. During this time I pursued fitness from a new direction. I joined Gold’s Gym where I trained with a personal trainer for the very first time. I remember how massive my trainer seemed and I aspired to build a similar physique.
After college I studied education with a concentration in history at Lesley University. I received a degree and became certified to teach history in Massachusetts, which I did for a very short time. While I did not end up at the front of the classroom, the lessons I learned from teaching have guided me through life and significantly contributed to the development of Vo2max Fitness.
During my educational studies, I worked in the healthcare field at a physical therapy practice in Wellesley. I then joined my father’s medical practice and became the Chief Operating Officer in 2001. To gain a better understanding of business, I am in the MBA and MSF programs at Suffolk University.
I am also a Certified Fitness Trainer through the ISSA and have just begun an intensive nine-month Nutritional Therapy Program through the Nutritional Therapy Association (yes, the same program Tosca Reno just completed). I am a member of the National Association of Nutrition, the Nutritional Therapy Association, the Academy of Functional Medicine, the Society for Human Resource Management, the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Medical Group Management Association. I am a P90X Qualified trainer and an Insanity Certified Instructor.
I currently live in Framingham Massachusetts with my wife (and co-Vo2max Fitness President) Jessica, my four- year old daughter Leia, my three- year old son Luke, my two black labs Paige and Dala and our little Yorki-Bishon Cleo. I am also blessed with a seven-year old son Jason who is a star soccer, flag football and tennis player and has already surpassed my athletic prowess!
Vo2max Fitness is for everyone, young and old, fit and not-so-fit, student, and athlete, working mother, stay-at-home dad, retiree and everyone in-between. Join us and “train like a boxer”, learn how to do a pull-up and find your personal “wellness.” Don’t have any regrets…..I dare you!