Vinny began his fitness training in the Navy in 1995 then later became a football player for the Sull Ross State Lobos in 1997. After sustaining a major football injury, he started his career as a Personal Trainer and proactive wellness coach in Houston. He partnered up and started Elite Personal Training where they trained some of the most influential people in Houston.
In 2001, he moved to San Antonio where success continued during work with Bally’s Total Fitness as he received the MVPT Award (Most Valuable Personal Trainer).
In 2007, while working with Spectrum Athletic Clubs, Vinny earned the Trainer of the Year Award and was rated one of the top 5 trainers in the United States for Spectrum.
In April 2010, Vinny and Tiffany moved into the beautiful Hill Country and founded Strive 24 Fitness & Salon where his focus has always been to treat clients with integrity and respect.
Vinny has continued to expand and advance his education in the fields of hypertrophy, balance training, passive stretching and cardiovascular conditioning.