Tony is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists and owner of Custom Fit Personal Training, LLC. He graduated from the University of Evansville in 1997 with a bachelor's degree in biology. While at U of E, Tony was a member of their national champion power lifting team. He was collegiate national runner-up in the 181 lb weight class in 1997, Junior National (23 and under) runner-up in the 181 lb weight class in 1998 and set a Junior American Deadlift Record with a lift of 611 lbs. Tony has competed in three drug-free bodybuilding contests, winning one overall title and one mixed pairs title.
In 1997-98, Tony served as a Graduate Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. He worked as an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at U of E from 1998-2000. Tony is a sergeant in the United State Marine Corps Reserves, and served in Iraq in 2004 as a part of Operation Iraqi Freedom II. Tony also works as a clinician for BiggerFasterStronger, Inc., a company that specializes in conditioning programs for high school athletes.