My name is Tony and I am obsessed with strength training.
I’m a strength and conditioning coach at Cressey Sports Performance in Hudson, Massachusetts, and a personal trainer in Providence, Rhode Island.
I’m a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and earned my Master’s degree in exercise science from Adelphi University in 2013.
I’ve worked with people of all shapes, sizes and abilities. I’ve helped professional baseball players, record-setting powerlifters, marathon runners, movie producers, Ivy League professors and more.
I’m also an avid writer, and my articles have appeared on various websites such as STACK, Testosterone Nation and MyFitnessPal.
Prior to my coaching career, I played baseball at Saint Michael’s College, a small Division II school in Vermont, where I played catcher and led the team in home runs and slugging percentage as a senior.
But it wasn’t all back squats and barbells from the beginning. In fact, I got my Bachelor’s degree in journalism, of all things. Not exactly the brawniest of majors. But I love to write and I love to help people, which is why I wrote this – to help you, the reader, make sense of an all-too-confusing topic and reach your health and fitness goals.
My most recent athletic endeavors have been in the world of powerlifting. I have recorded personal bests of a 540 squat, 385 bench press and 575 deadlift for an elite-level 1500 total in the 198-pound weight class. I continue to train and compete in powerlifting as my competitive outlet.
When I’m not training others or myself, I enjoy watching baseball, writing, playing guitar and listening to heavy metal music at ear-shattering volume. Most importantly, I enjoy spending time with my wonderful wife, Emily, my dog, Eddie, and my cat, Aggie.
Good luck and lift heavy!