Mike Occhipinti, Owner
Eight years ago, I found myself at a fork in the road - I could continue to work in a field I had no passion for that paid well but gave me no sense of personal satisfaction, or take the scary, but courageous, step and change careers to create a future for myself. I wanted to feel good about what I was doing and legitimately help people live better lives. I took the leap of faith, and accepted my first job as a personal trainer, at a large commercial gym, leaving the automotive business in my past. Once I began seeing people achieve success and reshape their lifestyle in and out of the gym, I knew I was doing what I was set out to do. While my time there allowed me to learn from many great trainers, I knew this corporate structure was a distraction from the way I envisioned helping people.
I decided it was time to take another leap, I felt a driving force to open my own gym, I wanted to give people PERSONAL training and not a cookie-cutter workout set forth by a company.
National Strength and Conditioning Association - Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA CSCS) - are professionals who apply scientific knowledge to train athletes for the primary goal of improving athletic performance
National Academy of Sports Medicine - Certified Personal Training and Performance Enhancement Specialist (NASM CPT and CES) - Since 1987 NASM has been a global leader in providing evidence-based certifications and advanced specializations for fitness professionals. In addition to its NCCA-accredited Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) exam, NASM offers a progressive career track with access to Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and specializations including the Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES), Fitness Nutrition Specialist (FNS) andPerformance Enhancement Specialist (PES).
Fascial Stretch Therapist - FST is way beyond stretching - it quickly improves function of the brain and body. FST is based on original research, neuroscience and on emerging new discoveries.
Long Hill Chamber of Commerce - Long Hill Township, formerly Passaic Township, was established in 1866. The township consists of five communities; Gillette, Millington, Stirling, Homestead Park, and Meyersville. The Long Hill Chamber of Commerce is an organization of Long Hill Business people who sponsor events to make the town a better place to live. Our purpose is to provide leadership and unity for the stability, growth and prosperity of the overall economy and environment for the Long Hill area.
Pingry School - Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach - "We pride our self on being a "full service" department with programs tailored to meet the needs of each Athlete. Staffed by qualified strength and conditioning coaches, the 2,500-square-foot state-of-the-art training facility is equipped to accommodate needs of each athlete. The training center is divided into three areas allowing athletes to improve in all facets of physical fitness."
Nutrabio Brand Ambassador - NutraBio was founded in 1996 with the goal of providing our customers with the most effective pharmaceutical-grade supplements. In 2002, we revolutionized the supplement industry by introducing four quality commitments:
- Never using proprietary blends & guaranteeing full label disclosure
- Banning all fillers, excipients, & additives from our products
- Guaranteeing full therapeutic dosages of every active ingredient
- Manufacturing our own products so we could control every aspect of quality.
CPR Certified - "About 92 percent of sudden cardiac arrest victims die before reaching the hospital, but statistics prove that if more people knew CPR, more lives could be saved. Immediate CPR can double, or even triple, a victim’s chance of survival."