I'm Vinny Black, and I work as a Personal Trainer and Exercise Physiologist in Murfreesboro and Chapel Hill, TN. 

I don't expect you to be perfect.  I'm a lot like you.  I bet some days you wake up and think, "How am I going to mess things up today."  Those same thoughts and struggles run through my mind as well!  I believe it's my honesty with my own failures and imperfections that gives me life and allows me to connect with you.

My Journey to Health

I ate my first vegetable when I was 20 years old.  There I sat in the middle of Olive Garden with two pieces of lettuce on my plate, four croutons, and a breadstick.  With my history of getting sick to my stomach at the crunch of an onion in the back of my head, I took one teeny tiny bite of lettuce, covered it up with a crouton, and two bites of a breadstick.  Voila!  I had done it.  I didn't throw up, it tasted okay, and I finished the other piece of lettuce too!

Up to that point in my life, I had exercised irregularly, taken a lot of different dietary supplements, played 3rd string Junior Varsity High School Football,  and even won a 5th place ribbon during an obscure track and field event.  I would not have considered myself on a journey toward better health.  But that magical moment at Olive Garden led me to look at better health as a way of life, not some gimmick we giggle about during the holidays.  Being a healthy active person is now the goal, nothing else!

My Qualifications

  • Masters of Exercise Science from Middle Tennessee State University

  • Certified Exercise Physiologist by the American College of Sports Medicine

  • Certified Personal Trainer by the American College of Sports Medicine

  • 7 years of experience with general and clinical population clients and athletes.  Able to work with all ages and experience levels.