Get fit without giving up your vices.
My fitness experience began in the musty depths of my parents’ basement, at the emotionally composed age of 13, straining to grow hair on my chest by bench pressing a couple plastic plates loaded with sand while listening to Usher’s Confessions album.
Maybe it was the lyrics from Usher’s “burn” speaking to me or just a newfound ~passion of fitness~, I then began an 8 year spell of powerlifting 6 days a week – a regretful move for my shoulders, knees, and spine. That decision led me down a serendipitous path studying athletic performance at UConn, injury rehabilitation at a half dozen outpatient therapy centers, and the sciences behind weight loss and behavior modification with some outstanding mentors.
Now, after 5 years at an *unnamed* luxury gym, I’ve worked with nearly every type of human being: CEOs, CFOs, grandmas, collegiate and professional athletes, bankers, NARPs, lawyers, doctors, yuppies, and ineffably rich international students. All I’m missing are toddlers and rich toddlers (referrals open).
Years working with successful, type-a, tycoons has taught me many valuable lessons, but most notably: you don’t need to live perfectly to get what you want. Each and every person has something they care about; whether it’s your job, going out, video games, meeting your special someone, leaving your special someone, your pets, or just looking your best – fitness plays a role in whatever that is – it’s just a matter of finding out how, why, and the most efficient path for you.