About Joel (CSCS)
Joel is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and Virginia Tech Alumnus with a multi-sport background in baseball and track. He's competed in bodybuilding and powerlifting, with an interest in bringing an high-skill product to the general population.
His work with Jacob's Chance, a Richmond-based non-profit, provides sports, fitness, and social activities to children with special needs and their families, and has most recently helped develop this program at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Since then, he's developed an internship program benefiting the students of VCU's Exercise Science department.
Joel has helped a wide-range of individuals reach Rehabilitation-specific goals, fat-loss totals, and lifestyle changes. Sports Performance training is a passion, but he understands that not one specific program design fits all individual needs.
His studies have taught him that movement is a gift, and every person should reach the best of his or her abilities with it.
About Vinnie (CPT)
During his time as a competitive athlete, he met some injurious adversity and faced it with intelligence, using strength training and rehabilitation as a growth opportunity.
This athletic hobby became a fitness passion and he’s inspired working with people to avoid some of the same pitfalls he experienced.
By joining Freedom Fit Gym, he hopes to add to the positive community and help newcomers crush their goals and fall in love with the process.
He’s a strong believer in investing in oneself to help present one’s best version each day.
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