From the Heart of an Athlete

Hey Squad! I’m Carmen, a former hard-nosed athlete turned coach from South Philly. Growing up, my father (former boxer and forever role model) raised me to believe that if I wanted it, I had to work hard to make it happen. So I went for it—eventually working my way onto Temple’s Division One baseball team… and MLB tryouts until one too many injuries ended my career. Fast forward to now, and my mission is different. Using learnings from my own experiences as an athlete, I’m in pursuit of becoming my best by helping other professional athletes realize theirs. Let’s go!

Q: You were a beginner once. Who/what did you rely on for information? For inspiration?

A: I was trained by my father growing up, then it was basically all self motivation from the negativity others put on me. From telling me I wasn’t good enough, I was too small... etc.I felt like I always had that chip on my shoulder.

Q: What was the defining moment that changed the way you look at health & fitness?

A: Being an often-injured athlete throughout my career. I knew once I became a coach that the mistakes I made as an athlete wouldn’t be made with my athletes. This is what fuels me every single day!

Q: We’ve all had those moments where we wanted to cancel our alarm clock, rebel against our meal plan, put it in reverse after parking at the gym. Can you tell us about the moment that comes to mind? How did you push through?

A: I don’t ever run from these moments, I see them as moments of growth. I’ve had a 4:30/5:00 am alarm go off for a long time now and I know that if I don’t get up, I can’t make a living.

Q: What do you expect from yourself?

A: I’m my toughest critic so I’m usually very hard on myself. I usually expect nothing but the best in both my work and personal life.

Q: What do you expect from your performance nutrition products?

A: Better performance and recovery.

Q: What does fortitude mean to you?

A: Showing up everyday.

Q: What does it mean for you to be on the Dymatize Squad?

A: It’s an honor to be associated with a company that takes pride in what they are putting out. I remember learning about Dymatize and trying the product years ago. I’m truly thrilled to be associated with such a respectable brand and can’t wait for a big 2023!

“I am in pursuit of the perfect balance.”

Carmen Del Mastro

Carmen’s MVPs

(Most Valuable Proteins)


Fruity Pebbles™
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Chocolate Peanut Butter
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Fudge Brownie
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