What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Depending on your experience and fitness goals, we will work 2-3 times a week. I start off with a basic yet effective program (1-2 months). We will raise all your base fitness levels including proper form, strength, cardio, balance, core stability, and posture.
The next 2-3 months will build off of your program. We refine your program based on goal changes, movements you struggle with, and your goal.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have been a personal trainer since 2014. I got my start at Jake's Fitness in Brooklyn and quickly moved to Equinox in Manhattan. Since my start, I have trained dozens of clients, all with different strengths and weaknesses. Equinox allows a continuing education process-I was lucky enough to attend hundreds of classes and seminars throughout my time with the company.
I am well-versed in anatomy and physiology, including musculoskeletal pathologies. I have attended classes specializing in functional range conditioning, optimal performance training, integrative rehabilitation, alignment through exercise, functional movement, and nutritional coaching.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
Each session is 1 hour long. I offer various packages to fit your time and budget.
First 3 Sessions
$60 each / Home Gym: $35
Home gym session
$60 each (flat rate)
24 Session Package
$1800 for 2 months
($75 per session)
16 Session Package
$1280 for 2 months
($80 per session)
8 Session Package
$680 for 2 months
($85 per session)
How did you get started doing this type of work?
At 21 years, I was extremely unhealthy. I was a chain-smoking artist who couldn't run a mile or do 1 pushup. I soon began to explore fitness through much trial and error.
By the time I was 23, I had completely quit smoking, ran 4 half marathons, was lifting weights regularly, and was competing as an amateur muay thai fighter.
After sustained injuries from martial arts, I took a hiatus to pursue fitness and health full-time. I am now a seasoned trainer with a wealth of knowledge in fitness, health, and proper movement.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I primarily work with amateur athletes and general population.
As most sports go, most of the athletes I train are dealing with a chronic or acute injury. I take athletes through integrative rehabilitation, working with their physical therapist.
I have also trained people with very different physical issues that led to similar pathologies. For instance, I had a 20 year old female client who constantly sprained her ankle due to hypermobility, but also a 36 year old male who suffered from plantar fasciitis due to hypomobility.
I love to focus on strength training for women, since I have been through that exact journey before. There's an unfair stigma surrounding strength training: the "it-gets-you-bulky" myth (strength training actually promotes fatloss). My goal is to teach people that strength training is an important component of your fitness and rehab process.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Make sure you have a fitness goal in mind, even if it's a general idea. Training without a goal is just exercise, and nothing will be accomplished.
What does fitness mean to you? Do you want to work on your performance or body composition? Do you want to build strength or work on your cardio? Do you want to gain muscle or lose fat?
Though all of these goals sound similar, they are very different when it comes to what program I create for you.