I have been training at SCI for five years. My goal has always been to stay in shape, maintain my overall body strength, and remain strong for my every day tasks (driving a car, shopping, housework, gardening, and dancing.) The staff at SCI is extremely knowledgeable in every way. They are creative and the training is never boring, as they always seem to come up with a new, challenging way to approach my fitness. What I like best is the open line of communication I have with the trainers. We can discuss anything and they are helpful and quick to offer advice. I consider them good friends.
Brad became my fitness trainer 3 months ago. I recently suffered a brain infection that left me very unsteady on my feet. I am now stronger than ever and have very good balance. Brad and his staff are genuinely interested in my physical development and are just good people.
I've been training at Sports Conditioning Institute for 4 years, and I cannot emphasize enough how knowledgeable, motivational, and dedicated Brad and the rest of the staff are to helping clients reach their fitness and/or sports specific goals. As a physical therapist, I'm impressed with all the trainers knowledge on correct posture during lifting, creativeness with balance and stability exercises, and ability to progress and push clients to increase strength and endurance with a safe and functional method. I've witnessed numerous trainers who put clients into positions that can put added stress on joints, or give exercises that provide no carry over to a specific sport or goal and only leave the client at risk for injury.
I've had the opportunity to train with Charlie Toole and participate in his Bootcamp classes and they've helped me lose body fat, increase muscle mass, and improve my endurance. I love the challenge of the classes, and how they incorporate strengthening, balance, and cardio into one class with functional and creative exercises that I've never experienced at any other gym. With the help of the trainers to improve my strength and running mechanics, I've begun participating in local 5k's with a personal record of 21:52 with no prior racing experience. Not only does the staff provide excellent training sessions, but they have the ability to realize potential in clients and have the compassion to push their athletes/clients to reach goals they may have never thought they could attain. I wouldn't be where I am today without these guys! Even though I have a background in the health field, I continuously learn from the staff about how to challenge clients and myself with new exercises and techniques to improve overall fitness capabilities and lifestyle. Thanks guys!!!!!
Danielle Irish - DPT (Ramsey NJ)
Brad became my fitness trainer thirteen years ago. I had just completed a round of physical therapy for ongoing back problems. What I liked about Brad's technique was that he was very attentive to my specific needs and abilities. Brad is genuinely interested in his clients and wants to assure that they are doing what they need to do and are doing it correctly.
I was, and continue to be, appreciative of the excellent training that I received. So much so that I followed Brad, first to Ridgewood, then to Wyckoff and now to Oakland. During that time I have also trained with Matt Conway and am now training with Charlie Toole. Both are excellent trainers who Brad has carefully selected because their methods and beliefs reflect his own high standards.
Over the past year I have developed some additional physical challenges. Charlie has worked carefully with me to develop exercises and routines that accommodate my limitations and, at the same time, help me progress in strength and fitness.
I am comfortable recommending training at SCI to anyone who is seeking guidance and a good experience.
Jeanne Michaud - Wayne, NJ