What made you seek out and join a program rather than just joining a traditional gym? 

We had been members of traditional gyms in the past and the pattern kept repeating itself. We would go consistently for the first couple of months but eventually life would start to get in the way and we would inevitably miss a night here and there, which would always snowball into not going at all for months at a time.

We sought out this program in hopes of breaking that cycle and over 3 years later, we’ve managed to stay consistent. This never would have happened for us at a traditional gym.


What do you view as your greatest accomplishment(s) since training at Ambitious Athletics with Carmen? 

Getting married and buying our first home in the span of six months. That was a lot of planning and a lot of change but we always had the consistency of Ambitious Athletics to help us stay grounded.


In 5 words or less, describe Ambitious Athletics to an outsider. 

Strength in numbers.


If you were to be stranded on an island but could take one piece of training equipment, one music album to listen to, and your favorite food, what would you bring?   

Nick: I would bring mask, fins, and snorkel as my training equipment since I would be able to fashion a pull up bar somewhere on the island. This would provide a good leg workout and allow me to provide fresh seafood for the family.

As for food, I would bring a clutch of chickens as they would provide a long-term, renewable protein source and, for anyone familiar with the great Rocky Balboa, they also double as a great speed and conditioning workout. My album would be The Rolling Stones Exile on Main St, always reminds me of hanging with my pops. 

Mimi: Since Nick has our snorkeling gear covered, I would bring a TRX with us to keep up with our bodyweight strength training. In terms of food, do avocados and coffee grow on the island? What about starches? If I had to choose, it would probably come down to two things Carmen would cringe to hear – either a lifetime’s supply of white rice, or a lifetime’s supply of chocolate. For music, it would have to be Seu Jorge’s The Life Aquatic Studio Sessions.


If you could share some words of wisdom to a new member at Ambitious, what would you tell them?

Stay with it and be consistent, also don’t try to compare yourself to others…set your own goals.


Nick & Mimi