North Bergen, NJ 07047
Born June 12, 1973, I have battled my weight my entire life. I know the struggles, I know the challenges and I know the fear, but I also know, I am the only one who can make the commitment and make the change happen for me. I battled with my weight throughout my entire childhood, always uncomfortable in team uniforms and didn’t exactly get to wear the prom dress I really wanted to wear...I struggled with my self image daily. It took one month, after High School graduation, spent at the Duke Diet and Fitness Center in North Carolina, to launch my passion for physical fitness. They helped me gain the basics in weight loss, both in nutrition and exercise and taught me about being an individual and how I am the only one in charge of my destiny. I was doing great for years...until it happened...I was diagnosed with Stage 3 Breast Cancer on February 15th, 2005. It was at that time that my fitness focus went through the roof! After 4 months of chemotherapy and working out at home…I then had a bilateral mastectomy, followed by 10 hours of reconstructive surgery and back in the gym 2 weeks later. I continued to stay fit while fighting for my life. I even stuck to it through an additional 5 weeks of radiation. I continued working out each and every day to maintain my mental health most of all, it was the only thing that ever truly made me happy. When I sweat, I know I’m working towards a longer and healthier life for myself. I see results both emotionally and physically. Needless to say, I kicked ass...Now Cancer free as I continued to stay fit. So here I am. Ready to introduce you to a NEW level of fitness, techniques and nutritional info to help you get in the shape of your life and fuel your passion for longevity. I’ve surrounded myself with an array of fitness professionals since the age of 18, with over 17 years of experience in the weight room and still constantly learning about new nutritional programs and plans, I’m constantly learning how to challenge my body and my mind. I will introduce you to new workout ideas and nutritional plans that will help keep you motivated and focused. I myself work with trainers who have been in this business much longer than I, to keep my body and mind in motion. You can never consume enough information on how to better yourself. One of my strongest targets would be those who have fought various types of cancer and whom have undergone surgeries as well as various types of medications, which have taken a toll on their physical strength and self-image. I know these struggles all too well and aspire to pass on my knowledge and experience onto others as well. I myself have gone through a number of reconstructive surgeries, as well as lost my hair and each one of these experiences only made me fight harder to bring my body and self-image to the highest level possible. By launching VIVO I can assure you, my experience, knowledge and passion will help make VIVO Fitness a welcome asset to people of all fitness levels. Centrally located in Rutherford, NJ, there will be no one like us, we will not be your local ‘muscle builder’ or ‘social health club”… we’ll bring a new outlook and regime to the health industry, by allowing our clients to obtain a lifestyle and not a quick fix, no long term contracts, no over crowded health clubs, and no unobtainable and unrealistic goals to be set. I will help guide and assist each client in obtaining realistic goals in a much more unique and personable setting.
North Bergen, NJ 07047