You love her Trainer Tips (as do we!). Now we get to share Sandra Ferrerio’s inspiring story with you! Sandra truly has passion for fitness and a heart for helping women overcome personal challenges. We’re happy to have her as part of the Lucille Roberts team!
How long have you worked as a personal trainer at Lucille Roberts?
I was certified 23 years ago when I was 16 years old. I have been a personal trainer at Lucille Roberts Yonkers for about 2 years. I help women lose weight and get or stay fit. I work with women on a range of issues, such as rehabilitating injured clients, dealing with special medical conditions, and of course training beginner to advanced/elite athletes, as well. Each client is special to me. I learn from them every day. Each client brings something unique to the table.
What inspired you to work in fitness, and how long have you been working in the field?
When I was a teenager, my mother enrolled me in a local women-only fitness center and spa. I was approached by the manager, who later became my mentor. She thought I would be perfect for teaching aerobics and toning classes. I was flattered and terrified. I received my first certification a short time later with ISMA/AAAI. The test was rigorous, and I had to perform a practical exam as part of it. I had to demonstrate perfect form and execution of many exercises. To this day, ISMA/AAAI does not allow online certifications. I have received a number of certifications since then, including Nutritional Counselor, and Level II Master Personal Trainer. I learned quickly that I LOVED teaching and training women. It became my passion.