Hi, I am Tony. I am a NYC based Exercise and Wellness Coach. My mission is to share my love, passion, and knowledge on health and fitness with as many people as possible.
Five years ago, I was working in Corporate Finance for a major investment bank in New York City. I was making a six-figure salary in my mid 20s. Most of the time, I was busy crunching some numbers away at my cubicle. The upside was to take annual trips to travel the world: Spain, Portugal, Argentina, Italy, France, Hong Kong, Costa Rica, and the list goes on…
I should have been satisfied with my life. I was “successful” according to societal standards. However, the longer I worked at my job, the more unsatisfied I was. I didn’t feel like I was contributing to the world nor advancing myself. “What am I doing with my life?” I would ask myself all the time.
During that soul searching period, I found Crossfit and Olympic Weightlifting. I enjoyed the satisfaction from a tough workout. I started to immerse myself in the fitness world. I competed in CrossFit competitions, a weightlifting competition, raced in obstacle courses, attended fitness seminars, and eventually got certified as a Personal Trainer.
One thing led to another, I stumbled upon a medical doctor turned Acupuncturist Emily. She encouraged me to change my career and to do what I love – helping people, continued education, health and fitness. I decided to enroll in a four year graduate program to study Chinese Medicine.
I spent two years juggling between a full time job, training myself and other people, and attending graduate school part time. In March 2015, I took the leap of faith and worked as a trainer full time. The decision was not easy but it was worth it. I am living my life to the fullest everyday!
Over the past few years, my philosophy on physical training has evolved around wellness. I am blending my knowledge from exercise science and Traditional Oriental Medicine together, which gives me a unique skill to provide the best care for my clients based on their needs. If you would like to learn more about my training, please send me an email!