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? Well, Yes! I’ve always had a passion for fitness and hope to instill that passion in others as it can change lives for the better.
I grew up playing sports my entire life and have always had the competitive nature inside of me of 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. I immediately became hooked on working out and have held a regimented schedule in the gym ever since! Being an athlete all of my life I understand the importance of self discipline and hard work and I absolutely love it!
The most recent job I held I found myself sitting in my cube thinking about how unhappy I was. Most of the days I would sit there just thinking to myself how I couldn’t wait to leave so I could get to the gym and start my workout! That’s when one day it hit me, why not just become a Personal Trainer? Do what I love AND help others! So, that’s what I did. I got certified as a Personal Trainer through NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) and am also a certified EMT as I would love to be a firefighter some day as well :)
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 and I hope that I can be apart of that change. My goal as a Personal Trainer is to have people leaving their workout feeling better than when they came in. I am excited to help people 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.”