Joe grew up in Agawam, MA and currently resides in Chicopee. He graduated from Westfield State University with a B.A. in History and is scheduled to complete his M.S. in Human Resource Development from Villanova University in summer 2013. He has participated in a variety of organized sports since the age of 5. Having played soccer, baseball, softball, basketball, and track and competed at various levels, his love for athletics has been a lifelong commitment. He has been very actively involved in his son’s athletic endeavors and has been fortunate to coach and officiate at the youth and high school levels. Weight training since the age of 16 and consistently active in that regard for the past 20 years, he also enjoys running, hiking and generally any physical activity. A lifelong learner, Joe expects to bring his passion for knowledge and continuous self-improvement to Train For Life to help others realize their personal goals.
Alora Lynch was born and raised in Hampden, MA. Alora graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2012 with a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology. She has had a strong love of sports and fitness for many years. Alora has experience in many sports from softball and soccer to tae kwon do. Through her experience as an athlete and a student, Alora has developed a strong passion for motivating others to work towards their goals to achieve their fullest potential. She is a certified lifeguard through the American Red Cross and she also holds a Basic Life Support certification through the American Heart Association. Alora wants to inspire others to develop an enthusiasm for bettering themselves.
Miguel Santiago was born in Columbus, Ohio and raised in South Hadley, MA and Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. Miguel graduated from Skidmore College in 2013 with a Bachelors of Science in Health & Exericse Science. During his time at Skidmore, Miguel was a member of the varsity basketball team and an active member of Skidmore's First Responder Health and Safety Laboratory. Currently, his senior thesis is being reviewed for publication by ACSM's journal, Medicine & Science in Sport and Exercise. Miguel currently holds certifications through Functional Movement Screen and American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED and is planning to sit for his NSCA-CSCS certification in the near future. An overall enthusiast of sports and movement, Miguel is hoping to enter graduate school for Physical Therapy but while at Train for Life wants to help motivate others to reach their health and wellness goals.
Erin Sweeney was born and raised in Chicopee, MA. Erin graduated from Rivier University in 2014 with a Bachelors Degree in Business Management. Growing up, she was actively in sports especially basketball. At Rivier, Erin played with the women's basketball and volleyball teams. She is currently certified in the American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED and is very excited to continue learning the fitness and wellness fields in order to help others reach their full potential. Erin also hopes to continue her education by working towards her Masters Degree in Teaching.
born in springfield and raised in chicopee, ma, joel studied human services at greenfield community college and is a certified medical assistant. joel is a father of two and husband to his wife anna. joel came to train for life over a year ago and quickly became a passionate member. he has always been involved in fitness and sports and after spending time at train for life, he became intrigued with the training philosophies and wanted more. he hopes to further his education and training in the field and already has plans to attend the dvrt level 1 certification coming up in may.
VIN GREW UP IN BERGEN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY. HE IS A RECENT GRADUATE FROM SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE, WHERE HE STUDIED APPLIED EXERCISE SCIENCE AND ATHLETIC COACHING. VIN HAS ALWAYS HAD A PASSION FOR ATHLETICS, WRESTLING BEING HIS MAIN FOCUS. HE WAS ONE OF THREE CAPTAINS OF THE WRESTLING TEAM AT SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE. HE ALSO PLAYED ON A CLUB RUGBY TEAM IN NJ. DURING THE SUMMER OF 2014, HE INTERNED FOR REACH YOUR POTENTIAL TRAINING (RYPT); A TOP TIER SPORTS PERFORMANCE FACILITY LOCATED IN SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY. ANOTHER WAY VIN EXPRESSES HIS DEDICATION FOR HELPING OTHERS IS THROUGH HIS INVOLVEMENT IN ADVENTURELORE; AN ADVENTURE BASED COUNSELING ORGANIZATION WHICH SPECIALIZES IN AT-RISK YOUTH. VIN IS CURRENTLY CPR/AED CERTIFIED BY THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION AND IS STUDYING FOR THE NATIONAL STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING ASSOCIATION'S CERTIFIED STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING SPECIALIST (CSCS) EXAM. VIN LOOKS FOWARD TO ASSISTING OTHERS IN ACHIEVING THEIR GOALS IN HEALTH, FITNESS AND OVERALL WELL-BEING.
JEFF GARVIN GREW UP IN CHICOPEE, MA AND CURRENTLY RESIDES THERE. HE GRADUATED FROM JOHNSON STATE COLLEGE WITH A BACHELORS DEGREE IN EXERCISE SCIENCE. HE CURRENTLY HOLDS CERTIFICATIONS THROUGH THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SPORTS MEDICINE (ACSM), FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT SCREEN (FMS), AND THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATIONS (CPR/AED). HE HAS A PASSION FOR STRENGTH TRAINING SINCE THE AGE OF 15 AND HAS COMPETED IN BOTH POWERLIFTING AND STRONGMAN COMPETITIONS. HE HAS EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH CLIENTS FROM STRENGTH COMPETITORS TO BUSY PARENTS. HE ALSO ENJOYS HIKING, BIKING, KAYAKING AND DOING ANYTHING WITH HIS 2 DOGS (LEIA & OBI) AND HIS WIFE TIFFANY.