When I first walked into Hall of Fame back in January, I didn't know what to expect, and I only had some pretty vague fitness goals. After my divorce, I packed on some pounds and was completely out of shape. I mean, i really let myself go. I knew I wanted to get back in shape, get stronger, and put on some muscle, but I didn't have a solid plan. I was doing "The Big 3" (Deadlifts, Squats, Bench,) at the time but really at a leisurely pace and wasn't making any real progress. I came in for some personal training sessions about once a week for the first few months and Eddie worked with me on my flexibility, and correcting my form on my lifts. I acquired some home gym equipment and used the techniques and workouts that Eddie taught me at home in between personal sessions and started seeing results. The more I saw results, the more I wanted to do.
I recently started attending more of Eddie's classes, AMRAP, Cardio & Endurance, etc, and I can really see my fitness level starting to elevate. Muscles are popping out in places I didn't know I had them. People are starting to notice and it feels good to know the hard work is starting to pay off. I'm not going to lie, the classes are difficult, but you get out of if what you put into it. I think that no matter what your fitness level currently is, you will only improve by attending these classes.
A couple of things that stand out about Eddie are his commitment, dedication, and his passion for what he does. It's contagious. His knowledge and enthusiasm will motivate you, and you'll find yourself looking forward to the next class. Whatever he learns he passes on to his clients so that they can benefit from it. He really cares about what he does and it shows. So if you're not sure of what your fitness level is, or on the fence about working with a personal trainer, I'd strongly recommend coming in and trying out a free class.
On a personal note; I've run 3 Tough Mudders since 2011, and I plan on running 3 more this year alone, in addition to the Spartan Trifecta (Sprint, Super, and Beast.) These were goals I wouldn't have even dreamt about 7 months ago when I walked in the door of Hall of Fame. I can now deadlift over 400 lbs, and I've watched my bench press and squats soar to over 250 lbs, numbers that I thought were impossible only a few months ago. On May 17th of this year, I competed in the Stephen Siller (FDNY) Tunnel to Towers Climb in New York. I ran to the top of the new World Trade Center tower in 28 min 13 sec. That's 90 floors, 180 flights, 1970 steps. Next year my goal is to try and cut that time in half.
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