Investing In Your Fitness

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As anyone who has embarked on a new fitness goal can tell you, the biggest hurdle is getting out, whether for a run, an indoor workout, or to the gym. Sure, you can buy expensive gym equipment for your garage, spare bedroom or basement, but how many of us end up using that stationary bike or treadmill as coat racks?  What if your workout came to you instead, trainer, workout, and the equipment? That’s the business model of GYMGUYZ, a new in-home personal training service for all fitness levels. 

Christian Silva, owns the local franchise of GYMGUYZ, which serves the Farmington Valley area – including West Hartford – and towns east of the Connecticut River as well.

A personal trainer with a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science and 27 years of coaching experience, Christian started his GYMGUYZ personal training business last year.

“Fitness and helping others are my passions, they’re my life.” 

Christian started a GYMGUYZ local franchise after working as a personal trainer and in fitness management at high-end fitness clubs in New York City and Massachusetts. 

“My area of expertise has always been fitness coaching and working with all different types of ability levels. Some trainers have a narrow focus, but my team and I work with clients covering the entire fitness spectrum – from folks who are seeking everything from post rehabilitation, senior exercise, adaptive training for people with disabilities, youth strength training to advanced sports training.”  

GYMGUYZ trainers use a dynamic, personalized program that the trainer draws up following a free fitness assessment with clients. Whether their goal is to lose weight or improve their general fitness, GYMGUYZ designs a flexible program to meet a broad range of its clients’ fitness needs. The programs are designed to be fun and challenging, and each session is different. The key is in developing motivational and personalized programs, either for one-on-one sessions or group workouts. After the initial free assessment, training sessions can be purchased in blocks of sessions or individuals can enroll in one of their popular monthly programs designed to meet every person’s budget and fitness needs.

GYMGUYZ launched in 2008 and began franchising in 2013. There are now over 135 franchises in the U.S., as well as numerous ones overseas. Christian said the certified trainers bring all the equipment needed for each workout. In the age of Amazon shopping and other types of online experiences, Christian said he thinks of GYMGUYZ’s approach to in-home personal training as “the DoorDash of working out.” 

“We’re very easy, we’re very convenient, and our workouts are very efficient and effective which keeps our clients coming back for more. Exercise is a difficult habit for many people, so we have to keep it this way. Nothing is easier than us bringing the gym to you. We use equipment such as kettlebells, dumbbells, medicine balls, stability balls, hurdles and fitness bands. You’d be amazed at the types of workouts, and the different levels of intensity you can achieve, with minimal equipment. We can give you a great workout right in your living room and you won’t miss a beat.

“We have a team of trainers who all have the highest level of coaching certifications, are trained by me, and they are background-checked and drug-screened to assure our clients safety.

Workouts are only one facet of the services GYMGUYZ provides, he adds. 

“We also offer corporate and community fitness programs, virtual coaching and workouts with our own GYMGUYZ app, in-home stretching services, metabolic testing that ties into our nutritional coaching programs. These services are bundled into our monthly lifestyle plans or can be purchased ala carte.

For more information or to schedule your free assessment, or call 860-352-5859.