Vince "Vinny" Paquette became a strength enthusiast from the first time he picked up a barbell at 9 years old. In his twenties he began powerlifting, opened his first gym and assembled a champion PL team that established numerous state records in its first year. Vinny's own state record bench press stood for nearly two decades. As a business owner, Vinny has been a home builder and remodeler as well a gym owner. He is a Certified Personal Trainer, Sports Nutrition Specialist, and Certified Strength Coach through the National Council on Strength and Fitness.
Hi, I'm Vinny!
I started Vinny's Gym five years ago, after working two decades in carpentry that had started to take its toll on my body. I love what I do. It's an honor to help ordinary people learn to do extraordinary things. The sign from my first fitness center, Hardbody Gym, hangs in my new space; when I started a family and a contracting business I left that business behind, but always kind-of wanted to go back. Now that I have, I am stronger and happier than ever.
I live on the same property as my gym. I have a wonderful and supportive wife and a small army of children (and now grandchildren!). I love God, marshmallow guns, and rock music. The best part of my job is the people I get to work with, my trainees. I love the look of triumph and excitement on someone's face when they discover they're suddenly able to do something they were never able to do before.
This is a good life.