Every Monday, we like to introduce you to one of the troops stationed here at Ft. Bliss. This week, we introduce you to Vince Valerio, nominated by his enthusiatic friend, Iris! 


courtesy: iris ramirez

Iris tells me that Vince is a R.I.P.P.E.D. instructor at ROCK THAT BODY FITNESS.  She says that they both teach R.I.P.P.E.D. together, and are awesome friends. Vince is from Corpus Cristi, and has 3 kids, Matteo, Arralynn, and Dayton.  She goes on to say:

"Vince Valerio is a kind man that is not only a hero because he has sacrificed his life by being a soldier, but because he also dedicates himself to helping people by being a fitness instructor. It's not taken as a side deal either, he dedicates himself 100%.

He is such a motivating person that cares so much for the people in his classes that people love him.  He makes sure they are all accountable by attending classes and gives them that extra push they might need if they are starting to give up.  When they stop coming, he makes sure he finds out what is wrong and why they stopped.

courtesy: iris ramirez

He, himself, has been through some trials and tribulations in his life and his weight and all he wants to do is help people realize that their goals can be met too.  He never lets them give up and he will give his classes 110% of himself EVERYDAY.

He manages to be an Instructor, a college student , a soldier and a father and husband all in one.  He sacrifices a lot of his time to do what he does and we all appreciate him. Truly a great man!  His motto is "The success of your fitness depends on how hard you push yourself daily." He definitely talks the talk but also walks the walk."

Thank you so much to Iris for introducing us to her friend, Vince Valerio.  We thank him for his service to our country.  Our prayers go out to him and his family.