Ginny Silvestro, C.P.T., F.N.S., B.C.S. M.S., B.S.
Meet Coach Ginny
Throughout my life I’ve always been drawn to helping people. It’s just second nature for me. When I decided on a career years ago I loved technology and computers but it just wasn’t the right fit. It wasn’t satisfying. I thought long and hard about what I was good at and decided to use the skills I had to make a change.
Being a lifelong athlete, it became natural for me to choose to be a Health and Physical Education teacher. I have over 17 years experience as both a teacher and a coach. I took a break from it all to raise my own children but now I’m back and raring to go as a personal trainer. As a mother of 3 in the suburbs of Long Island, NY, I found a career where I can still fulfill my passion but also be there for my family. My family is focused on health and fitness. I can help you do the same. I’ve always strived to help others see the best in themselves and guide them to achieve more than they have ever imagined.
- B.S. in Physical Education
- M.S. in Health
- NASM Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
- NASM Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist (FNS)
- NASM Certified Behavior Change Specialist (BCS)
- AED/CPR/ First Aid
I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) in 1998...
Throughout my life, this diagnosis has played heavily with my health, my body size, and my body image. Although I was always active, I'd say my true health journey began in 2011 when the extra weight I gained during my first pregnancy was playing into issues with fertility. In order to better control my insulin resistance that developed as a result of my PCOS, I began an exercise program with a personal trainer and altered the foods I was eating to a recommended PCOS-friendly lifestyle. I finally began to feel good. I was energized. I was enthusiastic. I looked forward to every workout. I had so much success that I had not one, but two healthy pregnancies afterward.
After my third pregnancy, my PCOS flaired uncontrollably. It was at that point where I needed some intervention with a doctor. So in 2015, I started all over again. I continued for two years, fighting injuries, my uncooperative body, and my declining health. I chronicled my journey online for all women with PCOS, not only to educate others but to give them hope. Throughout it all, I discussed how fit doesn't have a size. Your body shape and size don't define who you are. Health doesn't fit a specific picture. It was at that point where I decided that I was going to also become a personal trainer to not only empower myself, but empower others to live their best life while working towards their health.
Where Else Can You Find Me?
Articles I've Written
Find me on The Mighty
8/06/2019 - "PCOS Took My Dignity And How I Earned It Back"
1/04/2018 - "Dear Loved Ones: This Is How It Feels to Live With PCOS"
Articles/ Advocacy Work
WEGO HEALTH AWARD - Nominee "Rookie of the Year"