Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Carl is the oldest of five siblings. Carl has two children. After suffering a minor heart attack at the age of 26, he decided that he needed to change his lifestyle of eating fast food every day and spending his weekends on the sofa. Carl began his journey to a healthier life at the age of 28 when he lost almost 140 pounds in about a year. He was determined to lose the weight without any surgical procedures or miracle diet pills. He focused on exercising seven days a week and ate a strict diet. Carl began exploring other means of exercise including weight training and indoor cycling. His passion for exercise began to be part of his everyday routine, so he decided to make it a career. With his intense energy and the motivation to motivate others, Carl has become a “small town” celebrity. Carl began exploring other types of exercise that he enjoyed, which included running. Since 2009, Carl has ran four marathons (San Diego (2), Atlantic City, and Philadelphia) as well as numerous other races where he has raised thousands of dollars for charity. In addition, he has participated in more intense obstacle races such as the Tough Mudder, Savage Race, and Iron Man. Carl holds numerous certifications including AAAI certifications in spinning, Insanity, and Group Fitness instruction. He is also certified in TRX, Yoga, Personal Training and Barre. Carl is sought out for his un-expiring passion to push individuals to their maximum limit so they feel rewarded for what they have accomplished. He continues his journey each day by continuing to show his fitness students that they have the ability, ambitions, self-esteem, and potential to reach their goals and lead a healthier lifestyle.