Tell us about yourself.
I am from Altoona, PA. I have an undergrad degree in nursing from Penn State and an MBA from UConn. I have been married to Paige for almost 29 years and we have three sons. We have lived in Bradenton for 25 years. After being a stay at home mom for 22 years, in 2014, I helped Paige open a solo practice in General Surgery and I am the boss. My athletic background consists of being high school cheerleader before it was a sport. I may not be an athlete, but I am a strong athletic supporter of Penn State and I bleed blue and white. Don’t ever ask me a question about Joe Paterno, you will regret it.
How did you get started at Fit Crew?
I got started at FC when a friend from LA Fitness told me to try it. I can’t say I loved it at first.
Since I am not an athlete, I guess my proudest athletic moment is each day when I get through a WOD or a session with Judy. With consistency in both my private training and group classes, I feel more and more like an athlete. I am proud and blessed to be able to continue to get stronger each day.
What is your favorite and least favorite movement/lift/drill?
What do you think makes Fit Crew different from other gyms that you’ve tried in the past?
Fit Crew is different from other gyms because it does not feel like a gym. It feels more like a family of everybody wanting the best for everyone. I have made so many good friends at FC and that is why I love it and keep going back.The comradery makes it easy and fun to work out at FC.
What do you like to do when you’re not training at Fit Crew?
I love to travel and one of my favorite places is NYC hanging with my college BFF. I also love to cook and try new recipes. And I love to eat. I always have fun at FC, but when I am not at FC I have most fun partying like a rock star, drinking tequila in the Vining bus with my tribe! I also love college football and have so much fun going to games especially when Penn State plays Michigan.
Tell us a fun fact that we might not already know about you.
Paige and I met in the library at Hershey Medical Center in 1985. His pick up line was “do you have a highlighter?”