Alessio grew up in a large family in Stoneham, MA. From early childhood he was interested in sports, as well as outdoor activities. He was prominently involved in soccer and martial arts, receiving a fifth section belt. In high school Alessio excelled in football as an offensive tackle, guard, and defensive tackle. He also participated in track and field as a sprinter and shot-putter. Despite his active life, Alessio was a heavy child and was not concerned about his health until one of his high school coaches got him started with a strength training program, which transformed both his body and his view on health and fitness. During Alessio’s second year at college he found his passion and became a certified personal trainer. His cousin, Nick Zullo, an SLS Trainer, introduced him to Sherri Sarrouf, owner of SLS Fitness. Sherri’s energy and encouragement helped Alessio to make the decision to switch his major to exercise physiology with a minor in nutrition at the University of Massachusetts. His long-term goal is to become strength and conditioning coach for sports teams of any age.
American Academy of Personal Training
Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC)