Menlo Park, CA 94025
MY PASSION for fitness began at an early age while growing up in Brazil. Like most of my friends I played soccer or "futebol" as we like to call it. I began strength training at age 8 as I would finish up the day with sets of pushups and crunches. Shortly upon moving to the US at age 11, I took up running and participated in cross country and track in both High School and College. I received my degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion from Florida Atlantic University.
While in College I began personal training and I have enjoyed every moment and aspect of it. I was also fortunate to serve as one of ING Miami Marathon spokesmodels. As a promoter of the event, I got a chance to travel to major cities all across North America including Chicago, New York, LA, Boston, San Francisco, Atlanta, Toronto, Ottawa, to attend fitness and marathon expos where I learned valuable lessons from the industries leading fitness experts and runners.
My experience extends to over 5,000 one-on-one training sessions in various locations such as Maine, Florida, Kansas, California, Canada and Brazil. I am fortunate to have trained and continue to train a diverse and unique clientele ranging from a 5 year old child with autism to a 76 year old individual with osteoporosis and major vertigo. Professional clients include professional runner Kirby Davis and professional triathlete Manny Huerta. In addition I am a published fitness author and continuously seek further education within the exercise science world to bring my clients the most efficient, up to date and safest ways to train the human body.
Many people don't achieve their fitness goals for the simple reason that they are not taught what to do when they are done with a workout. The time in between workouts is 70% of achieving your ultimate fitness goal. That includes a proper and strict diet, sufficient sleep, motivation and most of all consistency and persistency.
I love what I do and look forward to every day at the studio--including those 5 AM wakeup calls =)
In addition to training, I also serve as an instructor for ACT organization teach Anatomy & Physiology for up and coming personal trainers.
I'm also the Official Running Coach for the Run Like a Diva half marathon series.
Currently I am working towards attaining my Masters in Science to continue to grow within the industry.