Frederico Tonete

1.) Tell us your WHY - why are you in the industry of fitness and why did you want to become a Personal Trainer? I guess you can say I have always worked in the fitness industry, it started off with Taekwondo which led me to the big box gym, and eventually into boutique fitness studios.  I wanted to become a personal trainer because I like pushing people to do things they say they "can't" do.

2.) How did you get started with Personal Training? I started PT with my friends when I was younger, I would invite them to the gym with me and put them through my workout that day.  Never thought it would become a profession, because I was so focused on Taekwondo.

3.) What is your experience in Personal Training (length of time) and what is your expertise or speciality? I started doing PT with HYLO in January 2020, before that group fitness was the only fitness I had really focused on. My expertise is functional training, I love all the traditional gym exercises but I love things that will help you move in everyday life.

4.) What types of clients have you seen the best results with? I love training people who don't have any experience in the gym.  It's fulfilling to watch people learn how to navigate the gym, get stronger, transform their body into their "ideal" body.  It is always a blast to train super athletic people. Seeing what crazy things you can push them to do and even surprise them in their own abilities.  The best results come from clients who are honest with themselves about the good, the bad, and the ugly decisions they make in and out of the gym.

5.) What is your expertise // knowledge in nutrition? My nutrition knowledge is not much except what works for me.  I am always more than happy to explain my lifestyle when it comes to eating, but it is not ideal for everyone.  I have a very active job and I workout 4 to 6 times a week, so most people can't eat the way that I do and shouldn't.  I think if fruits and vegetables are the main staple in your diet, then you should be fine. I learned that from dear old dad, he's a chef.

6.) What do you love to do in your free time? In my free time I love to go to the beach, play with Gus, eat good food with great people.

7.) What is your favorite mantra? I don't know if this is a mantra per se, "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow".  I even have that tattooed on me.

8.) How do you practice Balance (Fitness Balanced) in your lifestyle? I think I have always practiced balance in my workout routine, because I like it all.  On any given week I do HY, yoga, barre, Crossfit, lift in The Open Gym.  I am a firm believer in moving in as many different ways as possible to be a more well rounded athlete.

9.) What are your certifications and are you pursuing any currently or in the future? I have an ACE personal training certification, and my future goal is to get my yoga certification.  I would love to be able to coach in the HY room, LO room, and train in The Open Gym.