Robin DeNicola has been exercising her whole life. She can remember as an 11-year old, running stairs and going for walks.
Then television fitness shows popped up and exercise tapes for the VCR. By the time she went to college, there were audiocassettes she used for her boom box. It was a way of life, to say fit.
"It's always been real important to me," she said.
Now, DeNicola, who graduated from Sachem in 1984, is releasing her first book, "Rockin' Robin's Handbook to a Healthier Life."
The owner of Rockin' Robin's Fitness in Blue Point for the last six years, DeNicola didn't plan on being a personal trainer, but after being a stay-at-home mom for 15 years she changed her mind following gym visits for herself.
"The trainer would say, 'you should do this,'" she said. "I always took a big interest in people's success of being healthy."
Her book is due out this month and is a way to share her experiences.
"When I started it was just about exercising," said DeNicola, who graduated from the Tobe Coburn School in New York. "Then I started eating good and learning more about nutrition. I would get a lot of positive feedback and someone said I should write a book. My whole thing is being healthier. It's so exciting to make the quality of life for people so much better."
DeNicola will be signing copies of her book, which is available at Amazon.com next week, at in Ronkonkoma, Saturday, Nov. 20 from noon-3 p.m.