PJ was born and raised in Newport, NH where he was always involved in some sort of sport or athletics. He played football, basketball, and baseball during the school year, and continued to play sports like tennis, soccer, swam, hiked and biked during the summer months. This helped to shape his mindset for the rest of his adolescent years and into adulthood. He was a 3 sport varsity athlete for his high school for 3 years and knows the dynamics of working in a team, being a good teammate, and understanding the importance of being disciplined. His love of strength training started around 13 years old when he starting lifting weights before school to get stronger for high school football. He hasn’t stopped training since then! PJ attended college at Thomas College in Waterville, Maine where he played lacrosse, a sport he had never tried before. Prior to his freshman year, PJ had never even touched a lacrosse stick! But because of his vast athletic upbringing, he was able to draw on past experiences and become a starter on the men’s lacrosse team for all 4 years he played, and was named captain his senior year. He even left the school being the all-time points leader for defense at Thomas. Knowing the importance of playing a variety of different sports and trying new things, it has shaped how PJ implements his methodologies in his training programs for kids. PJ moved to the Seacoast after college and has been on the coast since 2009. He and his wife Kathleen, married on NYE of 2016 and just welcomed their first son, William, on 2/22/18!
Students will learn the importance of being a physically active person. Through play and exploration, students will move along their journey in their developmental sequence.
Hopping, skipping, jumping, throwing, catching, spinning and rolling are all great ways to help develop a child’s brain so that they can be a more successful and well rounded human beings.
We can develop all of these traits through age appropriate games and tasks while working as part of a group and striving to complete a common goal.
I did gymnastics for almost 10 years and never lose a handstand contest!