It just seemed like a good idea at the time,” said J.R. Pinto, who teaches in the Department of Literature, Languages, Writing and Philosophy at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Florham Campus. Pinto made his bodybuilding debut at the American Natural Bodybuilding Federation (ANBF) Jersey Shore Natural Pro/Am Competition on Sept. 27.
Pinto’s journey began when a fellow member of his gym suggested that he consider the sport. He began training and dieting on his own, but eventually started working with his coach, Vinny Galanti, who is a retired champion bodybuilder. Galanti, from Mahwah, N.J., still actively power-lifts and coaches professional and amateur bodybuilders. Continue reading