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Participants must be a Hampshire Athletic Club member or pay a facility guest pass, payable to HAC. All session fees are payable directly to the trainer.
“Fall down seven times stand up eight” -Japanese Proverb
What eventually led Andreˊ to a career as a Personal Trainer was his passion and involvement of Martial Arts. Growing up with a Jiujitsu background led to an increased awareness of how the body moves, what it is capable of, and the preconceived limits people unknowingly can push through. Having achieved a black belt in the art, he also helps instruct children and adult classes part time. After seeing just how rewarding it is to guide others to make progress, he knew becoming a trainer was what he wanted to do. Andreˊ received a formal education in Health Sciences, and Nutrition, as well as attaining a Personal Training certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. He then went on to develop his skills working with clients, helping them achieve their goals in and out of the gym. Andreˊ strongly believes that personal training is exactly as it states, “personal”. His job is to help guide, educate and nurture the goals YOU have!
Andreˊ will meet you at your current level of fitness, and help you find strategies for better health. Having worked with a large age range of clients from high school Athletes to older adults, he has come to the conclusion that age has very little to do with what someone can accomplish both physically and mentally.
His favorite client is not necessarily the one with the open schedule, or the daily drive to exercise. His favorite client is the one that doesn’t give up even when conditions are less than ideal and obstacles inevitably present themselves. Andreˊstrives to help clients navigate their busy schedules in a way that amplifies their fitness, mental health, and life as a whole.
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-I love training Shoshin Ryu/Brazilian Jiu jitsu, playing guitar and piano, and to keep my body moving outside of the gym, I really enjoy hiking various mountain peaks in the New England area!
-Certified Personal Trainer
through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM-CPT)
-A.S in Health Sciences, and Nutrition.
-Black Belt in Shoshin Ryu Jiujitsu
“I’ve had an interest in health & fitness since I was a teenager. I noticed that lifestyle mattered and played a huge role in how we feel and how we age. I also saw how adding healthy habits in your life can change your life at any age. Exercise is like a fountain of youth! I worked in a stressful professional office for over 30 years, and I saw the struggles my co-workers were having with working, raising children and trying to balance their lives. It was taking a toll on their energy and overall health. Most were over weight and had poor eating habits. Although I worked in an office, I always dreamed of being a personal trainer, so I could help others to reach their fitness potential, as well as enrich their lives with good health. I made up my mind that it was time to change careers and start doing what I love.”
Anthony is originally from the island of Trinidad & Tobago. He has been involved in sports and training from an early age. With a great measure of success, he played and coached his neighborhood’s basketball team the Green Acres. He represented Trinidad & Tobago on the national rugby team and played internationally for 7 years. After moving to the United States, Anthony continued to play rugby for the Springfield club rugby team from 1987 to 1993. He got involved with Smith College where he served as the head rugby coach for 7 years. After his time at Smith College he spent 5 years coaching rugby at Amherst College. He is currently the assistant coach for the men’s rugby team at UMass Amherst. He has been coaching there for 6 years in counting. In 2010, Anthony attended Brandford Halls where he studied to become a personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. While he was completing his coursework at Brandford Halls he participated in an internship at the Northampton Council on Aging. He came to find that the senior population is greatly underserved. He now enjoys working most closely with this age group.