He’s 75. Been rode hard and put up wet. He’s been fat, skinny, drunk, sober and everything in between. He’ s been detoxed, divorced, detained and discredited.
He’s the oldest of ten children from a rough and tumble Irish Catholic neighborhood called Somerville, where the real Winter Hill gang took up residence.
He was expelled from Catholic school at the age of 14, and soon after sentenced to an indefinite term at the Division of Youth Services.
He did a year in Vietnam, studied music at Berklee College of Music and then became a professional chef.
The next fifteen years found him in busy kitchens and rowdy barrooms fronting blues bands. He was “slinging and singing”.
And putting anything in his face that would alter his consciousness.
On May 20, 1979, life caught up with him and he cleaned up. For a while.
He’s worked docks, warehouses and even sold radiopharmaceuticals for Dupont and Bristol Myers Squibb before becoming a corporate video producer.
In 2016, at the age of 70, life caught up with him again and he was institutionalized for alcohol and prescription drugs.
His weight ballooned up to 230 pounds and he was forced to use a walker.
Through all of his ups and downs he knew one thing: how to train his body. He never stopped taking his iron pills and always craved the physical.
Which is why he has survived himself.
In less than a year he lost 70 pounds and became a track star. He knows no moderation.
He is now a certified personal trainer through N.A.S.M. (National Academy of Sports Medicine) and is also certified in nutrition, weight loss and senior fitness.
He is arguably in the best shape of his (or anyone’s) life at his advanced age.
His experience and knowledge in physical fitness cannot be questioned.
He didn’t get it out of a book or a weekend course. He’s lived it.
If you’re serious, reach out. If not, don’t.
You want some of this?