Mario Lopez, ATC/L
I am 23 years old currently and I was born and raised in Naples, Florida. I am also Puerto Rican with my family being born and raised in Puerto Rico. I graduated from FGCU with a bachelor’s degree in athletic training in 2020. Throughout the years of being in the athletic training program, I did my clinical internships over at Lely High school as well as in FSW working with the sports team. I was able to create many injury preventions protocols that are being used in does facilities till this date. I was involved in the sport medicine club over at FGCU while being in the athletic training program. Now as a certified and license athletic trainer I worked the FBU tournament that occurred in December over at the new Paradise Sport Complex in Naples.
Besides having a professional career in athletic training, I am also a professional elite BMX cyclist. I have been competing in this sport for 16 years and 3 years professionally and counting. I represent the Puerto Rican federation and I have competed in state, national, and internationally events. I have competed at many World Championships and World Cups events with the hopes of someday reaching the greatest event of them all, the Olympic games. I also teaches classes at the local BMX track here in Naples every Tuesday night and I am coach of an academy called “Sarasota BMX Academy” located in Sarasota in where I coach riders from any age or level on Saturdays. It is an honor being part of an amazing team like Core health and I look forward to seeing what great opportunities they give me!