Armed with a passion for fitness and a willing participant – who just happened to be the owner of the professional soccer team I used to play for, I began training in-home clients in 1986. One of the very first to do so in New Jersey. It’s been a myriad of learning curves and evolvement over the last three decades; from academia, to management, to brain-picking, to the methodical protocol and red tape minutia of the corporate fitness world – where I had the experience of not wanting that experience again.
The club setting provided its own unique skill set. I hired more trainers than I fired, thankfully, and trained an eclectic mix: from preparing a 31 year old F.B.I. Agent wannabe for his fitness test, to developing explosive power in a 14 year old soccer player, to implementing an appropriate yet challenging program design for a 63 year old woman afflicted with multiple sclerosis.
Over the years, it became evident that expecting an optimal strength and conditioning program from a traditional commercial fitness setting, who offered little more than rows of cardio, machine-based weight circuits and fern and mirror décors, was a losers gambit. As a result, tgfit was born.