1. Favorite Cheat Food / Restaurant:
Pizza— pretty much any kind and anywhere. I’ll have to give a shout out to my neighborhood hangout: PR-Pizza Rustica. Real Italian cooking, great drinks and staff.
2. Favorite Healthy Food on the Go:
Apples with Pete’s Peanut butter or Almond Butter. It satisfies your crunch, sweet and salty craving all at once! Decent protein and fiber.
3. Favorite Exercise:
This is a tough one. I like moves that I am shocked my body can do: Box jumps and wall balls. Its amazing how much power you have stored in your body. I also like deadlifts now. I was always afraid to try them because i thought I would hurt myself. Thanks to Sonya and the other instructors I learned they can be safe, painless and effective.
4. Fitness Goal:
My goal is to be stronger, have more muscle and grow older healthier.
5. College or University attended:
University of Rochester for Undergrad and NYU for Med School. Both of which were 1000 years ago.
6.Fun Fact about you:
I’m a bariatric surgeon. I help very heavy people who have tried everything else to lose weight by surgically manipulating their digestive systems. Over the past few years I have helped hundreds of people lose thousands of pounds. In addition to the surgery, I discuss nutrition and fitness with my patients. I have lost close to 100 lbs myself in the past without surgery, and realize the struggle is real. I fell off the wagon many times myself, and sometimes my patients help me get back on track!
7. Favorite work out Song right now:
I like all kinds of music from hip hop to metal to EDM, but ultimately I am a pop fan. Lighting by Rihanna/Clavin and anything Justine Bieber get me going right now.