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Former Greeley Quarterback, 'Swolemate' Create Social Media Stir

Mike Aidala with his swolemate Chelsey Korus.
Mike Aidala with his swolemate Chelsey Korus. Photo Credit: Contributed

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- Michael Aidala has found his "swolemate."

The personal trainer, who starred as quarterback at Horace Greeley High School, was recently profiled by the Associated Press along with his girlfriend, Chelsey Korus on the concept of swolemate- a girlfriend, wife or even a friend that you bond with through workouts.

Aidala and Korus met while on a photo shoot in Central Park, quickly bonding over their love of working out and keeping each other in shape. The couple do a lot of acrobatics together, chronicles their efforts on Aidala's Instagram, where he has 58,000 followers.

"We both work as movement artists and do a lot of strength and conditioning," Aidala said. "We're inseparable."

At Greeley, Aidala won a league title three years ago, where he learned the value of teamwork. Aidala later played football at SUNY Cortlandt.

"It's great to bring everyone together for a common goal whether it be scoring a touchdown or making the world a better place."

Aidala said he enjoys going out there and keeping his body moving, whether it be hiking, running a mile or playing a tag.

"My number one tip is to keep it fun," Aidala said. "I get bored easily, so I like to change it up. I try not to stay stagnant."

From balancing on his hands or learning how to do a backflip, Aidala said he is always challenging himself- and it's even more fun when he's with his swolemate.

"We're smiling and laughing while we're exercising," Aidala said. "You're working together as a team."

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