Education & Certifications:
Bachelors of Exercise Science from William Paterson University
Functional Training, Pilates, Balance and Movement Basics, Small Group Training, Special Populations (Osteoporosis, Osteopenia, Cardiopulmonary Health, Post-Rehab)
I am currently continuing my education with Balanced Body’s Comprehensive Pilates Instructor training program. I have recently received certificates in Pilates Movement Basics, Mat Pilates, as well as the Pilates Reformer, Chair, and Trapeze Table.
Why did you go into Personal Training?
When I was in college, I really enjoyed my internship in cardiac rehab. I value fitness and outdoor activities like hiking and kayaking. I saw how much a person’s quality of life depends on their mobility and noticed the patients’ improvements mentally and physically in the short amount of time, they were in the cardiac rehab program. It has been very rewarding to see my clients grow and be able to accomplish more in their life outside of the gym through their hard work and dedication while training.
Tommy’s Success Stories
I have been training with Tommy since I became a Center member. From the start, I could see he was caring and professional. I am an older adult with some limitations. Tommy designs programs to fit my needs while still challenging me. I am stronger and have better balance, as a result. He is truly an asset to the Center. I have the highest regard for him, both as a trainer and person. I look forward to continuing to increase my fitness level and strength with Tommy.
I needed physical therapy for several issues. When I take the Seated Strength class, instructed by Trainer Tommy, it helps so much. The work done with Tommy enhances the exercises required in physical therapy. After his class, I really feel good. He is attentive to every detail, ensuring each participant receives the care and supervision necessary for a successful outcome. I appreciate the high-quality trainers at HackensackUMC Fitness & Wellness Powered by the Giants.
I met Tommy the day I joined the Center. As he took my blood pressure and scheduled my orientation appointment, I was guarded and apprehensive. However, I went home hopeful I would like the Center and start exercising regularly. Within a week, I was hooked! I started personal training with Tommy and never imagined I would enjoy exercising as much as I do. Tommy is a fabulous trainer. He is smart, skilled, and good at explaining things. He instantly helped me feel comfortable and safe, which has been very important to me.
He challenges me when I overthink things, and redirects me when I lose focus. He is funny, kind, supportive, and connects with people of all ages and ability levels. Our training sessions are never boring. I love going to the Center! I have had great results, thanks to Tommy who seems as pleased with them as I am. At one of our first training sessions, I forgot to bring water. Tommy noticed I was thirsty and overheated, so he took out his wallet and bought me a bottle of water. I cannot imagine a trainer at any other facility doing that. I’m very thankful for Tommy. I feel fantastic, physically and emotionally. I couldn’t have come this far without him.
I have worked with Tommy for months now, both in strengthening classes and training sessions. I notice improvements in my balance and overall strength. As an added bonus, I lost weight and inches. I admire how he listens to his clients’ concerns. He is happy to work alongside his clients’ doctors to create a workout plan suited for individual needs. He has helped me with several challenges. He shared his knowledge as well as information about other services the Center offers that can safely keep me on my fitness track. I recommend Tommy to everyone.
Tommy is professional, knowledgeable, personable, and caring. He continually monitors my physical condition and plans a variety of workouts to build my mobility, strength, balance, and endurance. He encourages and motivates me so I enjoy each session. I definitely have benefited from training with Tommy. He is everything a personal trainer should be.