- CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
- Owner/Physician Integrative Medicine private practice - DeVito Internal Medicine and Pediatrics office, est. 2008
- Clinical Assistant Professor in Department of Medicine, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, since 2013
- Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, since 2007
- Rutgers-UMDNJ Medical Training, completed 2007
- Villanova University, BS Biology, BA Sociology, 1996
I have been practicing and enjoying CrossFit since 2012, and by 2022, I decided to become a CrossFit trainer. Why?
As an integrative medical physician (since 2008), I have utilized a functional medicine approach with individuals and families to improve one’s overall health. At their core, integrative and functional medicine include assessing, tracking and optimizing sleep, nutritional intake and (functional) movement, aka fitness, along with better understanding and positively influencing the psycho-social and emotional components of one’s life. Functional movement has often been difficult to recommend a one-size fits all type of exercise routine that can be quantified, tracked and used for assessing improvement.
As a father of three energetic sons, and having played many sports in my lifetime (soccer, basketball, cross country running, tennis, to name a few of my favorites), CrossFit has been the core (pun intended perhaps) fitness option that has enabled me to keep up with my sons and participate in many other sports.
I also see CrossFit helping with more than just the fitness component of one’s health which can be summarized with some slightly modified famous movie lines:
WOD-on, WOD-off and connect.
Strength, inside and out… Freeeeedom!!!!!
Sometimes when you lose, you win.
I am grateful to become a part of the Salus community, and in turn, will do my best to help you bring out and experience your best self.
Thank you for learning some things about me, I look forward to getting to know everyone in this extended family.