About Me


Carlos Perez, MS | Personal Trainer

I developed an interest in sport and exercise early in life.  The level of fitness required to participate at a high level in sports motivated me as a young athlete to increase my physical strength, stamina, and mental grit.

I carried these attributes into my young adult life, finding joy in exercise and fitness while challenging myself to master different sports and exercise methods.  Now, many years later, it is that love of physical activity and fitness that keeps me feeling great and allows me to participate in all that I choose.  

While searching for a career change in my 30’s, I decided to trust in the concept that one could have a career doing what they love.  My passion for exercise and fitness was no secret to my family and friends, who frequently came to me for advice and for whom I often devised exercise routines.  I suppose I hadn’t considered incorporating this love into a career because I didn’t consider it “work.”  Coming to the realization that I could and should combine passion and career was truly an epiphany and changed the trajectory of my life.   I returned to school and earned a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science, further developing my readiness and excitement for the challenge ahead.  

I have now been coaching people through their health and fitness goals and challenges for over twenty years and love doing so.  I know, first hand, the many physical, mental and emotional benefits of regular exercise, and am honored to help improve the quality of my clients’ lives.  I’ve learned that the love of exercise doesn’t come easily to many people.  If you are one who struggles, you are certainly not alone, and I am here to help! 

My mission  is Twofold :

1. To empower as many people as I can with the tools to gain strength, lose weight, eliminate pain and do more of the things that make life meaningful.  

2. To show my clients that by incorporating exercise into their lives they will reap tangible, long-term rewards.  Exercise, along with healthy dietary and lifestyle choices, forge the ultimate path to youthfulness, vitality and, ultimately, a life well lived!

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Education & Certifications

Southern Connecticut State University,
BS, MS, Exercise Science, Human Performance
ACE – Certified Personal Trainer
ACE – Orthopedic Exercise Specialist
ACE –  Senior Fitness Exercise Specialist
RTS – Resistance Training Exercise Specialist
TRX – Suspension Training Qualified
Golf Fitness Performance Enhancement Specialist
Red Cross AED and CPR Certified
*ACE-American Council on Exercise


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