Carlos grew up in the Bronx as a skinny kid who was never really into sports. In college he studied psychology and "filled out" a little bit. While playing flag football, he was recruited to play on a semi-pro football team, based in the Bronx and ended up playing defensive back for three years. A few years later while attending grad school, starting a family and figuring life out, Carlos discovered personal training and group exercise. Carlos became completely immersed in the culture of the fitness industry and consequently sought and attained a position at a luxury, holistic interdisciplinary training facility that allowed him to wed his interest in healthy and wellness with his academic pursuits in psychology.
He continued to pursue ways to meld his vast experience within the fitness industry with his knowledge of psychology.