I am thankful my parents instilled a love of exercise in me from an early age. I grew up playing baseball and in 9th grade I got my first taste of lifting weights. The first workout with the baseball team was squats, and I was so weak I could not even squat the bar ten times. That night I got home and begged my parents to buy me a weight set. From then on every night after practice I went into the garage and lifted weights. After a year, not only was I much stronger, but I had a newfound confidence that carried into all areas of my life. I felt better about myself, and I found myself to be more outgoing. From then on fitness became a huge part of my life. I discovered working out was something no one could take away from you. Eventually I stopped playing baseball, found an additional passion for acting and performing, and fitness has been by my side the entire time. As a certified personal trainer, it is a huge honor to help people reach their fitness goals and to instill in them a lifelong passion for exercise.