One thing about having my personal training studio on Main Street in Boonton is that I am surrounded by restaurants. I am literally walking distance from Mediterranean cuisine, Thai, sushi, Tex Mex, Jamaican, delis and more likely delicious things that happen to escape my mind at the moment. One thing that conversations with my personal training clients often times turn to is food.
Earlier today in my personal training studio, I was having a discussion about some of the various places to eat. The person I was talking to have been in Boonton for longer than I have, I was picking his brain about good places to eat. I’ve only tried a handful of places there and was looking for suggestions about others.
And he was surprised to hear about a fitness professional that eats pizza.
I think that’s part of the dogma that surrounds personal trainers. People think that we live like monks on boiled chicken and steamed broccoli, and yeah some of us do. But there is more to life than diet and exercise.
Life is for living, and your training and nutrition should be there to make it better. Plain and simple.
Actually that goes for everything.
I recently added life coaching into my services for this reason. And in life coaching (which is like half of what personal training really is) there is a thing called the wheel of life assessment tool.
The wheel of life assessment tool is a way of simplifying the life experience is really just a way of diagnosing what might be out of balance, and what needs to be worked on for improvement.
I want to point out, that health is only one aspect of the experience. It’s an important and often times overlooked one, but it is simply one. By improving it, you can vastly improve your life, but only up until a certain point.
I’ll give an example. One of my former personal training clients had been hit by a bus years and years ago. Being immobile and with the nature of his injuries it made getting healthy a more complicated task than an ordinary human. I screened him with the FMS, figured out what he could safely do, guided him with the exercises and when strength is done right, it can be therapeutic. To the point where he was able to get back onto the skis after about 30 years of not being able to.
One of my current personal training clients lives life to its fullest. In the winter she skis and shows people twenty years younger how it’s done. In the warmer months, she hikes and lives by the pool hanging with friends and eating, drinking and being merry. Thriving so to speak.
She already is healthy and looks good. If she wanted to lose more fat, she could, but she’d have to make some sacrifices. I actually recommended she just keep doing what she’s doing. To do otherwise, may throw her life out of balance and take away from the experience.
Now for me, one of the pillars of my personal training business is that I lead from the front. Essentially I walk the path, so I can help guide the path. I’ve built up my strength to the point of being able to do shows where I demonstrate my strength on stage in front of people. Strength training and fitness have transformed my life in a way that the kid in me dreamed about.
If my health started going by the wayside, I’d figure out what’s working and what isn’t and put the focus to get in back on track. In the meantime, I’m going to maintain and enjoy life to it’s fullest.
And life is more enjoyable when you are healthy enough to thrive.
Eric Moss is a world record holding professional strongman, author, speaker and personal trainer. In the tradition of the strongmen during the turn of the century, he performs feats of strength such as bending steel and breaking chains as part of a show and speaks on goal achievement for corporations, nonprofits, government as well as for schools and universities. His exclusive personal training studio is located on Main Street in Boonton New Jersey is close to Mountain Lakes, Denville, and Parsippany New Jersey.
I’m announcing officially that we have moved from Lewandowski Chiropractic to Main Street in Boonton (where Boonton Main Street used to be).
The main reason was that we needed to expand into bigger space, and also it has more visibility. I’m thankful for my time with Dr. Paul and Dr. Brett but it’s time to do it on my own again.
This past month I’ve been extremely busy getting the new personal training studio up and running and while moving in, people naturally have been wandering in to see what’s going on, who’s moving in etc.
On Main Street in Boonton, there are boxing gyms, yoga studios, pilates places and martial arts gyms. Knowing this, and hearing the general questions people have been asking me, I figured I would take the time to explain my unique approach and introduce myself and why I’m different.
I’m a personal trainer and modern day performing strongman. My strongman show is a classic feats of strength show with a modern day twist, and my approach to training is similar in that it is a mixture of time tested training methods mixed forged with cutting edge techniques. All of my training programs are customized to the unique needs of the individual but with the common purpose of getting stronger, leaner, fitter and healthier for durability, resilience and to become as Mark Rippetoe famously quipped “harder to kill”
And though I enjoy that explanation, the best way for you to know what I do is to allow me to show you, during the trial membership. That’s the best way to understand how I can help you. If you want to try it out, call or text (I prefer txt fyi) 973 476 5328
As a personal trainer, I had always come at it from the standpoint that if people were going to hire me to train them, I had to always be searching out different training methods and strategies that they wouldn’t find on their own. During my research, I discovered a unique form of entertainer known quite simply as “strongman” that would perform feats of strength as part of a show and predated performance enhancement drugs.
They knew secrets, and I wanted to learn them, so I sought out there wisdom and was taken under the wing of some of the greats, eventually becoming a strongman myself, and part of the new breed.
Come join me at one of my recent performances.