I'm Vinny Black, and I work as a Personal Trainer and Exercise Physiologist in Murfreesboro, 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!