About Richard

My Story

I first discovered “high intensity strength training” around 1981, when reading The Nautilus Bodybuilding Book by Ellington Darden PHD. Immediately, I realized the logic behind the methodology as opposed to the arbitrary nature of everything I’d read to that point. Almost 40 years later, the scientific evidence has reinforced that these ideas were far ahead of their time. Over time these concepts have evolved and improved, in order to maximize efficiency and safety, allowing people to SUCCESSfully reap the benefits of proper exercise for decades. The reason this is SUSTAINABLE is because people can stick to something that only takes a few minutes a week and does not contribute to the wear and tear on connective tissue that is so common with many exercise recommendations.

After working for 30 years in the financial services industry, throughout which I followed this exercise regimen on my own, including competing in, winning and/or placing in a few natural bodybuilding contests (exercising less than 20 minutes per week), I’ve decided to pursue my passion of helping people to achieve their optimal physical results by starting this personal training business.

I am confident that these methods can help athletes young and old to maximize their performance, but for many of my clients their goal is to “age gracefully” ensuring that their physical independence is maintained well into their golden years (I know of clients in their nineties).

For much of my career, I helped people to achieve financial independence, and I continue to consult in that area as well, but I realize that truly “holistic” planning consists of optimizing both the “fiscal” and the “physical”, the combination of which can exponentially improve the quality of their lives.

Ideal Training Environment

We have the ultimate exercise facility, designed to provide you with an ideal training environment with the right privacy. During your workout only you and your instructor are allowed in the training area.

There are no Distractions, no mirrors, no music, no phones ringing, no children, no loud colors, no plants, foliage or decorations. The perfect environment for you to work towards your goals.

Constant Supervision

Your instructor will monitor every aspect of your workout, never leaving to answer the phone or deal with other clients. He will be there focused on what you are doing, helping you get the best of your workout.

My Mission & Vision

HELPING CLIENTS ACHIEVE SUSTAINABLE SUCCESS

PRINCIPLES:

Efficiency (Eliminate Inessential)
Safety (Minimize Risk)
Optimal Results
Comprehensiveness (Recognizing Interdependence of Multiple Factors)
Customization (Based on Individual Needs and Goals)
Short and Long Term Planning
Education (Understanding Improves Outcomes)

 

What We Do

High Intensity

To stimulate your body to make an adaptive change, your exercise intensity must cross a certain threshold before your body will respond. By training to muscular failure, we send an alarm to your body that more muscle and improved metabolic are needed. Also, we use a training protocol called “SuperSlow” which involves lifting and lowering the weights over a 10 second time frame. This eliminates acceleration and momentum which keeps the muscle under continuous load and more effectively fatigues the muscle.

Brief Workouts

All of our workouts last 20 minutes or less. We desire the minimum amount of exercise that will produce the stimulus for adaptation. Anything beyond this amount of exercise only acts to consume precious recovery resources.

Infrequent Workouts

Reaching the required stimulus intensity threshold consumes a large amount of your body’s resources and the subsequent adaptive changes are metabolically expensive. Replenishing resources and making metabolic investments takes time. Reintroducing the stimulus (a workout) too soon will interrupt these processes. During the first few weeks, many of our clients train twice a week. Within 2-3 weeks, most of our clients graduate to once a week training

Precise Record-Keeping

Keeping precise records of your workout performance allows us to know if we are manipulating the variables of intensity, duration, and frequency appropriately. By doing this our clients can show progress on every exercise of every workout.

The Best Equipment

We use Nautilus, Dynavec and Powertec equipment. Our body composition tool is made by Inbody and is considered 95% accurate compared to Dexa.

Environmental Control

The temperature is kept at a stable 65 degrees F.

Research has shown that this is the optimal temperature for performing high intensity exercise. Also the facility is impeccably clean.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I work with you if I feel ok now?

While you might feel good now, working out and investing this time in yourself will guarantee that you will maintain your body allowing you to keep your lifestyle and be an inspiration to others.

What could happen if I don't act now?

You could be facing many different problems:

Loss of mobility

Premature Aging

Difficulty to do normal activites

Risk of becoming a burden to others.

Having to go to the retirement home.

Missing many important events… like your grandkids wedding dance.

Why would you risk all of this?

I've never worked out, what if I hurt myself?

If you haven’t worked out before, that’s totally fine. Our routines are safe and we will help you in case you have any problem.

Richard has over 35 years experience in the field of High Intensity Strength Training and evidence-based physical conditioning. He is who I go to when I need input from someone who has cutting edge insights. If you want to walk on to a bodybuilding stage, or just get in the best shape of your life, Richard can get you there.

Doug McGuff

Emergency Room Doctor
Co-Author of “Body by Science”

In 3 short months, I have seen by body transform in ways I never thought possible. This unique 20 minute exercise program has made me stronger, leaner and more confident then any workout I have done in the past. I feel amazing! Melo is a pleasure and I enjoy working with her! A great workout that everyone needs to try, you won’t be disappointed.

Kelly Walsh

Endorsing same methodology

Yes, it’s true. 20 minutes once per week and I’m getting the same results as I was working out an hour per day 5 days/week. It’s all about the intensity and making your workout count. Amazing that it works – and it does. Try it!!

Lori Barer Ingber

Endorsing same methodology