We Have a Bigger Gym!

Apologies for the radio silence but the last couple weeks have been rather eventful. Yes, we moved the gym! Even though the details of said move would make a great broadway show or at least two family guy episodes I will spare you Instead, I shall outline the reasons for the move as well as our vision for the […]

Your Metabolism did NOT Slow Down!

Your metabolism is just fine! We have all heard or said it: After 30 , your metabolism slows down, it is all downhill from there. This is either a convenient excuse or a sad reality, depending where you stand. Personally, I have always doubted whether this made any sense. Last time I checked the body does not possess a calendar according to which […]

We won some stuff!

There truly never is a dull moment in this city , for better or worse. Not only are we having our busiest August ever ( there go your summer vacation guys, sorry) but we also received some favorable press. One was the award for best personal training business in Manhattan which is a rather competitive […]

Why Reading This Book Will Get you in Great Shape!

During the last week I started rereading “Kitchen Confidential” by the late Anthony Bourdain. For those unfamiliar with this masterpiece , it is basically a chef’s odyssey through the NY restaurant world. Bankruptcies, successes, coke binges, burn outs, disasters, the mob, machine guns in the kitchen.. you name it , it’s there. Here is a guy who had the highest […]

Don’t be a douche!

Don’t be a douche I admit it, I was wrong. One of my predictions or hopes during the annus miserabilis that was 2020 was that people would be a bit nicer once things are looking up. This does not seem to be the case at all. Humans are just as selfish and entitled as ever. […]

Now What?

Yesterday I had a thought provoking conversation with a client as he was asking me what I want to do next. At first, I went through all the boxes such as 1. Save /create jobs. Done 2. Expand the business. Got it. 3. Create the best equipped gym in the city. Done ( yes, one […]

One year ago…

One year ago,I was biking all by myself on Madison Avenue. No cars, no motorcycles, no bikes.. nothing. It was eerie. I felt like the guy who did not get the email about the zombie attack. Needless to say my place of business was closed and things in general were in dire straits altogether. Today, […]

The Garden went Crazy!

Yesterday, Shane and I had the good fortune to attend the first NY Knicks play off game post covid ( and in almost a decade) and it was absolutely electrifying. It almost felt odd to be in a huge crowd without masks ( no entry without a vaccination card) but I got used to it […]

Should you do more in the gym?

We live in a society where more seems better at all times. So the logical conclusion seems to be that doing more in the gym will lead to greater results. So on to more supersets, dropsets, paused reps, more volume overall? The answer is as so often: it depends. I often compare training to writing code: bad reps […]

Happy Birthday, Sophie!

Today would have been Sophie Scholls 100th birthday and being somewhat of a historian, I feel compelled to work this event into my newsletter. For those that never heard of her, she was a member of a resistance group during the Third Reich, named the White Rose. Sophie along with her brother Hans and several others […]