“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 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.
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 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 as a personal trainer, 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.”
– Chris Wild, Wyckoff, NJ