Brandon’s own personal fitness journey began when he was just 14 years old- he had a
congenital chest deformity called Pectus Excavatum where the sternum does not attach to the ligaments in the rib cage properly which made him very self-conscious and only exacerbated his being underweight. It was through exercise that Brandon worked through this and improved his appearance and his confidence, as well as improved his athletic degree during his high school years and even made NH Division III 2nd team all-state soccer team.
These experiences made him want to share the satisfaction he derived from the process with other people with similar struggles. It was this motivation that drove him towards a career focused on exercise so in 2016, he went on to earn his bachelor’s degree in Health Science from Franklin Pierce University- covering general biology and chemistry courses as well as exercise physiology, kinesiology, anatomy, physiology, and human nutrition. While there, he also spent two semesters interning for strength and conditioning coaches and acted as a teacher’s assistant for an upper level strength and conditioning course.
The more he learned, the more he wanted to share his knowledge with other people to help guide them to their own fitness success story and keep people moving as long as possible- and he is very excited at the prospect of being able to do so at UVAC.
“We cannot change something until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it only oppresses.” – Carl Jun