Testimonials

* client results may vary

I lost 15 pounds and went from a size 8 to a size 4

I lost 15 pounds and went from a size 8 to a size 4 training with Charlie. Charlie is very committed to my goals. He is passionate about health and fitness, which makes me passionate. The workouts are interesting and challenging and I’m excited to continue to see results!

Dianne,
Wyckoff, NJ *

I’ve shed 25 pounds in 4 months

Working out with Charlie has been life-changing. He has helped me to make healthy eating and proper exercise a way of life– and as a result, the pounds have melted away. I’ve shed 25 pounds in 4 months and have never felt better. I have been so impressed with Charlie’s professionalism and vast knowledge. He has balanced pushing me with keeping me injury free during my workouts. Charlie is more than a trainer, he is a life coach. I feel like he is committed to my success and a partner in my personal journey to be the healthiest woman I can possibly be.

Nancy
Franklin Lakes, NJ *

Allowed me to drop over 30 pounds

My whole life I have been up and down in weight and Charlie finally made me see that it’s not about specific diets, it’s about lifestyle. Using his nutrition guidelines and training with him has allowed me to drop over 30 pounds in a way where I don’t feel deprived. He truly adapts his training techniques in a way that keeps you interested and not bored.

Greg
Oakland, NJ *

Lost more than 10 pounds

The treadmill was no longer working; I needed to find a new workout to keep me in shape and motivated.  Thanks to a friend, I was introduced to Charlie at CR Fitness.  I thank that friend all the time!  Not only have I truly enjoyed working out over the last 18 months, I have seen tremendous results.  Charlie’s boot camp has changed my life.  I have lost more than 10 pounds and my entire body has completely changed shape.  Gone are the love handles and extremely flabby mid-section.  I have strengthened my entire body and feel so much better about myself.  Charlie’s knowledge as a trainer as well as his information regarding nutrition is stellar.  I am addicted to boot camp!

Michelle
Franklin Lakes, NJ *

I am in the best shape of my life

What a rewarding experience. I am in the best shape of my life. Charlie’s boot camp challenges me both mentally and physically. I have obtained my fitness goals and beyond! Charlie is very intuitive and understands your individual nutritional and exercise needs. His nutritional guidance is wonderful. I eat better and actually enjoy working out. The best part is I feel great in my clothes again!

Stacey
Wyckoff, NJ *

I have lost 8 pounds and 3% bodyfat

In the past, I’ve stayed in shape by spending 2 hours at the gym/3 times a week – an hour class for cardio and another hour class for weight training. What I like about Boot Camp is I can get the same results in 45 minutes/3 times a week. I also feel like I challenge myself more in Boot Camp. Recently, I took 2 months off this summer and of course, I noticed that my clothes were tight and that I felt sluggish. Now, thanks to my Boot Camp classes, I have more energy and I have lost 8 pounds and 3% bodyfat! I am motivated to continue to see results!

Tracey
Franklin Lakes, NJ *

I’ve improved my knee and lost 12 lbs

When I began using Charlie as a personal trainer, I was recovering from a knee problem which created certain exercise limitations and potential for knee pain. I was skeptical about my potential to see results through training, and honest about my lifelong hatred of exercise and love of chocolate. After 6 months, I’ve improved my knee and lost 12 lbs. by developing healthier patterns and lifestyle choices, thanks to Charlie’s informed persuasion and guidance. I feel good about getting stronger, slimmer and healthier. I really didn’t think it was possible. But, Charlie is well informed and teaches his clients the most current literature on health, fitness and weight loss. It is this combination of knowledge, consistent support, hard work, a good sense of humor, balanced by his keen understanding of human nature and realistic practicality, that set him apart from other trainers. He is the nicest drill sergeant you will meet. With Charlie’s excellent work, I have gotten the job done (no longer hate exercise, still enjoy some chocolate) and am thrilled by the results.
Thanks Charlie!

Randi
Glen Rock, NJ *

You really feel good

I have been working with Charlie (on and off) for almost three years. I started on a 1-1 basis and then more recently became involved in his boot camps. Charlie has helped me tremendously in both capacities. I never developed a love for working out, but when I hit my 40’s it was clear I had to do something. Charlie has shown me how to work out in a typical health club setting as well as with limited equipment which allows me to have the ability to train at home and on the road. I used to think that unless you had about an hour to spend on working out it wasn’t going to be effective. I now know, thanks to Charlie, how to make the most out of a workout if you find yourself short on time. The boot camps are enjoyable to me because it offers an opportunity to work out with other people and the work outs have variety. When you leave a boot camp session you have done both strength training and cardio. You really feel good.

Nancy
Wayne, NJ *

Lost almost all 15 pounds

After gaining the notorious “Freshman 15″ during my first year of college, I resorted to weight loss products and crash diets. However, when I started training with Charlie, he provided me with nutritional suggestions and effective workouts. I can proudly say after training with Charlie for 3 months, I have lost almost all 15 pounds and I replaced my once favorite word “skinny” with his favorite word “healthy.” Not only did each session with Charlie provide me with innovative workouts, but he ultimately strengthened my self esteem! He also encouraged me to look at myself for who I am, rather than the contour lines of my legs, or the number I see on the scale. Charlie has transformed the concept of working out from a mundane task to a creative activity which I look forward to each Tuesday and Thursday.

Rachel
Wayne, NJ *

I feel great every time I leave the CR Fitness facility

I’ve been working out with Peter for over 3 years now. Peter and Charlie are extremely knowledgeable and created a highly customized program related to my specific injury. They assess, help you set your goals, and then push you to surpass those goals. Peter is creative and keeps the workouts fresh. I feel great every time I leave the CR Fitness facility.

Scott
Wyckoff, NJ *

A one in a million “body coach”

Charles of CR Fitness is a one in a million “body coach”. He draws on an extensive knowledge base to conceptualize a unique fitness program focusing on form and correctness of execution leading to fast paced results. This has and continues to have a very positive effect on my daily quality of life.

George
Harriman, NY *

Went down 2 jean sizes in less than 2 months

After becoming bored with the gym, feeling generally unmotivated, dissatisfied with my appearance, and on the brink of turning 40, a friend told me about CR Fitness. By the end of the first week in my free 2 week trial, I was hooked. By eating cleaner, and working out 3 days per week, my whole body changed — I lost weight and inches and went down 2 jean sizes in less than 2 months. The best part is that I’ve been able to maintain my motivation and investment in looking and feeling good, and being healthier in general. Charlie is an excellent trainer, well read on everything current regarding diets, holistic approaches to lifestyle, and even cognitive psychology. He customizes workouts to accommodate different client needs, and creates an atmosphere that is fun among all of us hardworking boot campers. I have stayed with CR Fitness for a year and a half so far because it works. I recommend it to anyone who has hit a plateau in their workout routine, looking for a great group of people to bring motivation and inspiration, or just needs to shake things up. It’s a great place to start moving towards where you want to be.

Jen
Wyckoff, NJ *

I highly recommend CR Fitness to anyone

After attending several weeks of “boot camp”, it is clear that Charlie of CR Fitness is a master at what he does. His knowledge of both fitness and nutrition is impressive. He keeps the classes both fun and challenging and I am already starting to see results. His passion for what he does comes through and inspires you to work that much harder. I highly recommend CR Fitness to anyone who finally wants to see results.

Jill
Wyckoff, NJ *

He works the core muscles, tones the arms, legs and stomach

I would recommend Charlie’s Boot Camp to anyone wanting to feel better about themselves! His class allows you to work at your own pace pushing as far as you feel comfortable. A couple of days later, you are sore but you feel rejuvenated and energized and eager to get back to class again! He works the core muscles, tones the arms, legs and stomach and even makes you smile while you are working out! Great class for anyone!

Leslie
Wyckoff, NJ *

Highly recommend CR Fitness to anyone

Being at CR Fitness is something I never expected. I was initially nervous at the idea of being trained because of various things that fueled my insecurities about exercising. But training at CR Fitness has changed me for the better both physically and mentally. Most of this has to do with Charlie who pushed me in all the right ways. Whether it be with effective training methods or challenging me to find an exercise I’m passionate about. His coaching not only helped me become physically stronger but helped me find confidence in myself. These teachings will hopefully help me stay both physically and mentally fit for college. I would highly recommend CR Fitness to anyone who wants to lose weight, gain strength or just love exercise.

Ed
Wyckoff, NJ *

My arms, legs, stomach, and hips are much more toned

I’ve been working out for over 20 years and although I’ve seen results from running, weight training, and yoga, Charlie’s boot camp brings the results to a completely different level. Over the past few months I’ve seen my body shape change (all my jeans are now loose!) and my arms, legs, stomach, and hips are much more toned. He is extremely knowledgeable about the importance of incorporating core, cardio, and weight training into a workout program and makes it challenging and fun at the same time. I greatly appreciate the nutrition advice he shares at the end of each class and his ability to acknowledge that you can eat healthy and still enjoy life! He’s motivating to his clients, passionate about what he does, and a true student of his profession. I would recommend Charlie’s boot camp and personal training expertise to anyone who truly wants to get into the best shape of their lives.

Susan
Oakland, NJ *

Charlie doesn’t stop at trying to transform your body

As a trainer, Charlie doesn’t stop at trying to transform your body (exercise and diet) – he goes right to the heart of the matter by taking the time to understand your underlying beliefs about your body. Through great conversations and continuous coaching he comes to understand what he needs to tweak to help you change your belief systems and get you the best success that you yourself are capable of!

Christine
Ridgewood, NJ *

In 3 months I achieved those goals and more

My goal was simple. I wanted to gain functional strength, increase balance and tone muscle. In 3 months I achieved those goals and more! Charlie is a terrific trainer who is consistently supportive. During a group class he seamlessly manages to challenge the advanced while never minimizing the needs of newcomers. Irrespective of your fitness level, Charlie has just the right adaptations. Without a doubt I train much harder than I ever have on my own. Yet, I’m having the best time! Charlie seems to draw only the nicest clients so we’re all having fun while getting in shape. Lastly, Charlie teaches the class so much about nutrition. This enables us to combine both fitness and healthy eating for optimum results. Thank you Charlie!

Mary
Wyckoff, NJ *

Charlie is a great trainer

Charlie is a great trainer. He really listens to you and makes sure your workout is effective. He is very knowledgeable about not only exercise but nutrition too.

Virginia
Franklin Lakes, NJ *

I feel so much stronger and healthier

Charlie: You are the best! I started with you last Spring and “Love”every minute of boot camp! I can’t wait to get to the next session to see what you will challenge us with! I feel so much stronger and healthier with all your nutrition suggestions! Thanks for making working out so much fun!

Ruth
Allendale, NJ *

I’m stronger, more toned, my jeans are loose

After not doing any real exercise for my entire life, I was lucky enough to find Charlie. Whether you’re a newbie like me or a veteran exerciser, with Charlie’s extensive knowledge base, practical nutrition advice, and safe and fun workouts, results are inevitable. I’m stronger, more toned, my jeans are loose, and I’m eating much healthier. I can’t recommend Charlie enough.

Elizabeth B.
Wyckoff, NJ *

Charlie is patient, innovative and understanding of my limitations

I am recommending without reservation, Charlie Remiggio as a personal trainer. I started training with Charlie about 5 months ago with the express purpose of improving my posture and balance and to also strengthen my core. Charlie is patient, innovative and understanding of my limitations. In just a few months, I am well on the way to achieve my goals, due to his ability to motivate me. The program he has structured is just right for my capabilities. I am 71 years old and am now doing exercises and stretches that were previously beyond my capabilities.

Irwin
Glen Rock, NJ *

Charlie’s training program and guidance helped me achieve passing scores

Charlie’s training program and guidance helped me achieve passing scores during rigorous physical training in the military. He is always a positive influence and respects limits but encourages a person to go farther.

Pat
Franklin Lakes, NJ *

I’m stronger and healthier

Want to feel good? Workout with Charlie. For me it’s about getting strong; shedding 4 pounds was an added bonus. After working out 2 1/2 months with Charlie I can honestly say I’m stronger and healthier. There is a lot of physical abuse getting a house ready for sale and I know without a doubt I would be crippled by now had I not joined CR fitness. With Charlie’s knowledge and attentiveness I achieved this without injury.He truly motivates me to sign up for every session. Charlie, is there a lifetime membership?

Elizabeth M.
Wyckoff, NJ *

It’s just an awesome, fun workout

Charlie’s Boot Camp incorporates all the best of strength training and cardio while working all the muscle groups. It’s just an awesome, fun workout for anyone trying to get fit or lose weight.

Doreen
Wyckoff, NJ *

I’ve lost 58 pounds and 7 inches off of my waist (and counting!)

In 5 months, I’ve lost 58 pounds and 7 inches off of my waist (and counting!) following the program outlined by Charlie. I could not have reached my goals without his help!

Will
Oakland, NJ *

Lost 10 pounds as well as several inches

I started boot camp with Charlie in October. It was the best decision I could have made. I am over 40 and like most women have struggled with my weight over the years. I have tried numerous diets and exercise regimens but was never successful. For the first time I actually enjoy exercising and have lost 10 pounds as well as several inches. Charlie is very positive and very passionate about helping you to reach your goals. Since the classes are small you feel like you are part of a family and Charlie gives lots of individual attention. Everyone is very supportive and it motivates me to keep coming back. Thank you Charlie!

Beth
Wyckoff, NJ *

I am down 12 pounds and my mushy middle is gone

I first called Charlie for two reasons. One, I had chronic neck and shoulder pain that would often plague me for months at a time, putting an end to my workouts and any progress I had been making at the time. And secondly, because I had, in the last year or two, been carrying around that “mid-life middle” that torments so many women of a “certain age.” I had started to believe there was nothing I could do about that, as all the books and magazines told me, it was the hormones and a slowing metabolism. Skeptically, I decided to give it a shot.
After only a few months I have to say that I am down 12 pounds and my mushy middle is gone. I’ve gone down a pants size, although I’m thinking of returning my new size 6’s because they are too big. What’s more, I’ve been working out pain free, I’m not worried about throwing out my shoulder doing simple tasks and my posture is better.
Charlie is the most focused personal trainer I’ve ever worked with. He asks you to set a goal and then does everything in his power to get you to it. But he will not kill you. His workouts are tough, getting gradually harder as you get stronger, but his interest is in getting you to your goal in a healthy way. Always mindful of preventing injuries, he creates a plan that works with your life. We talk about nutrition, a subject I originally fought him on while he patiently waited for me to see the light. And we talk about the biggest obstacle most people have to achieving health and fitness: our own heads.
Charlie knows a million exercises, but to him that’s not enough. He spends countless hours researching exercise physiology and philosophies, nutrition and health. If your elbow hurts one week, he’ll come back next week sighting five studies on elbow injuries.
Having surpassed my goals, I now need to decide on a new one. Oh, I’m not done. As Charlie says, we are all a work in progress. But I’m turning fifty in a few months and planning to hike the Grand Tetons on my birthday. Thanks to Charlie, I think I’ll make it to the top. Now all I need is a new pair of size four hiking shorts.

Lisa
Franklin Lakes, NJ *

Lost over 40 pounds in my first year of working out

In late March of 2015 I found myself weighing in at 297 pounds, with little energy, no cardiovascular stamina, sore joints and generally feeling lousy about myself.  I was an athlete my entire life, playing 3 sports in high school, continuing 2 of them into college and playing basketball, golf, baseball (then softball) into my 30’s and now 40’s. With the weight I was carrying, how unhealthy I  generally felt and the wear and tear I  was feeling in my legs, back and joints, I was facing the serious reality that I would need to give up playing these games I still loved.  Although I felt there was still an athlete trapped inside that could play these sports the way I wanted to, I was physically unable to perform at the level I wanted to.

Over the years past 20-25 years since college as I put on the weight, I always wanted to return to working out consistently, but each time I tried to start working out I could only pull from the knowledge I had developed while working out in college and my early 20’s and inevitably that would result in me injuring myself and quickly abandoning the workout regimen.  Faced with the prospect of needing to give up my continuing passion for recreational sports activities while still very much wanting to rediscover some resemblance of the athlete that I had once been, I decided to seek out a personal trainer, something I had never believed in, to see if that route could help me get back into shape.

With so many options to choose from I had no idea where to begin.

My wife suggested Charlie, as she had been part of and enjoyed some of his boot camp workouts in the past.  I immediately liked that Charlie wanted to sit down with me for a consultation first.  We talked about the past, my goals, nutrition and I recall leaving after that first consultation feeling like he knew his stuff and that I wanted to get started right away.  I scheduled my first workout that same week.  We started slow, building up range of motion and strength.  Charlie is exceptional at designing a program for the individual, tailored toward my needs and progressing at a pace that is safe for me but effective.  I saw results very quickly and I started to get more lean and fit.  The pounds came off quickly at first and we continued to set and adjust personal goals.

I started to see and feel a little more like the athlete that I once was and am now able to do things and partake in activities like softball, basketball and golf that I struggled with prior to working out with Charlie and had considered giving up as I could not do the things I could and could or could not do them without injury.  I lost 20 pounds quickly, the next 10 were tougher and I hit a bit of a plateau after 30 pounds but Charlie was ready with some tweaks and adjustments to my workout and some very knowledgeable discussion about food and nutrition and I was able to work through the plateau and have now lost over 40 pounds in my first year of working out with Charlie.

More important than the number on the scale however, is the fact that I feel great, mentally and physically. With Charlie’s guidance I feel like I have developed and continue to develop life-long healthy habits with regard to weight training, cardio training and nutrition.  Joints that used to be chronic problems for me: back, knees, hips, shoulders and elbows are no longer a problem and it has been a very long time since I’ve looked and felt as physically fit as I do right now.  I have developed greater range of motion and flexibility as well as strength and I find myself able to do things physically and athletically that I haven’t been able to do for 15 to 20 years. I actually feel so good and feel so strong that sometimes I do need to remind myself that I am not 20 years younger but it’s a good reminder to have to give yourself.

Happy, healthy and feeling great.

Chris Wild
Wyckoff, NJ *