JULIANA CARRARA

Millersville University Women’s Soccer

“By training with Charlie I was able to learn the proper technique for deadlifts, squats and the Olympic lifts so I would be ready to lift with my team in college. He really stressed the importance to me of staying healthy as an athlete and showed me stretching techniques and how to warm-up properly so I could always be ready to play. As a soccer player, he worked with me a lot on improving my running technique and I was able to get a lot faster and stronger training with him.”

MIKE STUMPF

Mike increased his total push-ups from 35 to 58, pull-ups from 5 to 14 and sit-ups from 35 to 65 in two months of training to pass his Navy Physical Readiness Test and get accepted into the United States Naval Academy.

“Training for the United States Naval Academy was tough. I didn’t think I would be able to make the requirements, however, with Charlie’s help, I accomplished my goals. I already started to see major improvements. Charlie was there for me every single step of the way and I was extremely fortunate to have his support. I wouldn’t have been able to do it without him.”

CHERYL LAFER

Cheryl has lost 31 pounds and 12% body fat in six months. Her relative and absolute strength increased as she can do 15 pushups, box squat 135 pounds for 15 reps and push a 400-pound sled 20 yards.

“When I met Charlie, I knew he would be the one to help me stay accountable and achieve my goals, as I was referred to him by one of his previous clients, Camille Faccio. His passion for training is quite impressive and strives to excel as a trainer. This is the first time training in my life and it has been the best investment I ever made for myself. I’ve only had positive changes since I started training — both physically and mentally. I stand taller and feel so much healthier. I used to play volleyball, and with the increased energy I have now, I’m back playing again. It’s been years since I last played. I notice I have more power, endurance and am a lot quicker on my feet while shuffling through the court since training.

“I am so much stronger now in my late 30s than I ever was in my 20s. I look forward to each session and always learn something new, whether it’s the correct form, technique or a new method of exercise. He’s provided me with great resources. He pushes me beyond my limits and makes the workouts fun. When I first signed up for the gym years ago, I was intimidated by all the equipment. I had no idea what to do and was reluctant to go. Now that I’ve been training for a few months, it has given me the confidence and determination to hit the gym daily. I see and feel a huge difference. It also feels good to know when people are seeing your results and receiving compliments from people I haven’t seen in a while.”

JOE URSINI

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Joe added 35 pounds to his bench press max in six weeks, moving from 190 pounds to 225 pounds.

“Charlie is an excellent personal trainer. His training methods and techniques helped me reach my goal of gaining more strength. After a few sessions with Charlie, I was able to lift more weight than I could imagine. Within weeks, I was able to max out 225 pounds on the bench press, as well as learn the proper technique. During my sessions with Charlie, I learned the proper form on many different exercises, including the squat, bench press and deadlift to prevent the possibility of injuring myself. Overall, I would definitely recommend Charlie as a trainer. He truly cares about his clients and devises excellent fitness plans to meet each client’s individual goals. I guarantee you will be satisfied with the end result.”

CAMILLE FACCIO

 

Camille lost 49 pounds and went down 10 dress sizes in six months of training.

“I dropped about 10-12 pounds a month and, overall, I became stronger. I think that’s the most awesome feeling when you can lift something with ease and know you’re stronger because you’ve been working out. He worked with me to help me gradually build up my strength and stamina and knew when to challenge me. He went above and beyond with me. He constantly pushed me to a level I was definitely ready for, but wouldn’t have been able to do it alone. Charlie is the best trainer I’ve ever had. He makes himself constantly available for you. Results will happen if you train with Charlie.”

LUKE SANTORE

 

15-year old Luke deadlifting 345 pounds. His one-rep max went from 160 pounds to 210 pounds on the bench press.

“Training with Charlie and the progress I made both exceeded my expectations. I wanted to get bigger and lift more weight and was able to do both way beyond my expectations.  My favorite part about training with him is how dedicated and committed he is towards who he’s training. He put a lot of time and effort to make sure I did everything I needed to do to see the results I was after. He keeps it interesting and this helped me learn a lot about different types of movements to help me achieve my goals. The most important things I learned after a year of training with Charlie are how to properly bench press, squat and deadlift and make programs. I learned about how to put on size and how to cut down. I also learned numerous new movements and how to use them. I would 100% without a doubt recommend Charlie for anyone who is looking for a trainer. Whatever you’re looking to do, he will help get you the results you want. All you have to do is put in the effort.”

ETHAN BLOOM

Tottenville High School Lacrosse Goalie

 

“I came to Charlie because I wanted some help learning what to do in the gym so I would know what to do when I’m working out on my own in college. Charlie made me more confident in myself and working out in the gym. He introduced me into new ways of training that I’ve never done before or would have even thought of doing. I saw a lot of progress in my lifts, especially with my chin-ups and bench press. I went from not being able to do a plate on each side (135 pounds) to being able to lift 185 pounds with no problem. Overall, I feel a lot more confident going to the gym and lifting thanks to Charlie.”