Hello! My name is Jay Fagone. I graduated Cum Laude (no big deal) from Fitchburg State University in 2010 receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. I know what you’re thinking, Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, but working as a Personal Trainer?
As a young adult I found myself sitting in my cube thinking about how unhappy I was. Most days I would sit there thinking to myself how I couldn’t wait to leave so I could get to the gym and start my workout! One day it hit me, I need to become a Personal Trainer? Do what I love AND help others! So, that’s what I did. I got certified through NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) and also hold a specialization in weight loss also through NASM.
I grew up playing sports my entire life and have always had that competitive nature inside of me, wanting to be one of the best. I began weightlifting when I was sixteen years old to perform better as an athlete in high school, where I played soccer for 2 years, baseball for 4 years and basketball for 4 years Being an athlete all of my life I understand the importance of self-discipline and hard work and I absolutely love it!
Our bodies are one of the few things in life that we can control, so why not take care of them? I strongly believe that exercise is a catalyst to a healthier, happier lifestyle. I want to be a part of that change in others. My goal as a Personal Trainer is to have people leaving their workout feeling better than when they came in. I am happy to be a trainer here at Fitness Together and look forward to helping our clients achieve their goals and for them to enjoy the process while doing it!
Three of my favorite quotes that I try to live by:
“If you’re tired of starting over, then stop giving up.”
“Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.”