At 8 years old, I began working the soda fountain in my family's pharmacy, D'Andrea Pharmacy, in Providence, RI. Both my father and grandfather were alchemists, mixing compounds for members of our community.
Along with learning to provide excellent customer service, I also learned the value of health. Having been born with hip dysplasia, spending a summer with bronchitis and being sidelined by Osgood Schlatter disease, I had my own health struggles early in life. For someone who was athletic and liked to play, it was tough to be inactive.
Early on in life, I decided to take care of myself as best I could, and it developed into a passion for personal development.
Through my own circumstances, I realized how entwined the body and mind were. Mental and physical blocks were just as prevalent as the physical. Although down, I was never out or feeling sorry for myself. Instead, I sought solutions and explored the depths of mind and body.
It has been a lifetime of serving as a facilitator in fitness and coaching that I have learned the most. Experience has made sense of textbook learnings that help busy professionals just like you to have a strong, aligned connection of mind and body to live the freedom lifestyle you desire.