Body By Bello
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I've done some personal training over the years and have to say that Mike Bello is by far the best, most effective trainer that I've ever worked with. He is knowledgeable, conscientious and, above all, genuine. At 59, I found myself totally out of shape. My aerobic capacity was completely in the toilet. Added to that were a couple of medical issues that further impacted me. I was at 220-222 lbs and I decided it was time to do something. However, due to one of the aforementioned medical issues, I had just had eye surgery and my movement was limited. Mike methodically researched the type of procedure I had undergone to understand my limitations as far as movement/exertion went and then prepared a list of exercises for my doctor to review/approve. After she nixed a number of them, Mike came up with acceptable alternatives. After working with Mike for 4 months, I was down to 199 lbs, feeling fit and looking good. The coaching he provided also included dietary/nutritional guidelines which proved invaluable. I highly recommend Mike.Dec 8, 2015
When I started training with Mike I had no strength and could barely do one push-up. Mike didn't make me feel bad or embarrassed about this. He also didn't baby me and pushed me hard from the first day. I thought about giving up after the first day but Mike's passion and enthusiasm for training someone no matter what shape they are in kept me extremely motivated. After just a few months I was able to do a super set of 100 push ups, 100 sit-ups, 100 squats and 100 reverse pull-ups! It was hard to believe only a few short months before I could hardly do that one push up. Derek FarrarFeb 10, 2014
- How did you get started doing this type of work?As a dance instructor for many years I was introduced to group fitness and quickly became a coach since it helped me with my fitness and I wanted to share that with others. Several years later I attended the American Academy of Personal Training and have been a Certified Personal Trainer ever since working for the New York Health & Racquet Club and running my own boot camp.
- What types of customers have you worked with?Most of my clients are looking to lose significant amounts of weight and/or are trying to increase their fitness level.
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?Always look for someone who will absolutely work toward your goals and will modify concepts that do not work for you.