My name is Tom LaMonica, 50 years old born and raised in Jersey City, NJ, currently living in Bloomfield, NJ. I’ve been training since high school, playing almost all sports. I really started to learn how to train while I was in the Navy, during this time I got to train with competitive bodybuilders and power lifters learning the parts I liked from each. I’ve attended numerous seminars using various tools [kettlebells, sandbags bodyweight, etc] over the years and I'm an ISSA certified trainer and IKFF CKT1. Currently I am training for the national championships in Nov.2013 [IKFF event]. The big thing about this, to me, is I had major rotator cuff surgery last 9/ 24/12, the doctor said it would be well over 1 year until I'm 100%, so we'll see. Besides enjoying helping others reach their goals training, I am an engineer in a power plant [sort of like Homer Simpson].