Carla Morello moved to Jacksonville Beach from New York as a child. She wasn’t an athlete. But she had a career goal.
“I thought I was supposed to be a nurse,” Morello said. “I did that for a little while, then realized I didn’t like it, didn’t want to do it anymore. I went for a shift one night and turned around and came home. My husband said, ‘what are you going to do?’ I said, ‘I have no clue, but give me a day to think about it and I’ll figure it out.’ I just made a list of what I like to do, and what I liked to do most was exercise. So I became a fitness trainer and aerobics instructor.”
Morello worked as a trainer at a number of fitness centers and resorts in the area. Then an injury opened her eyes to yet another health-related profession — massage therapy.
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