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In 2015-2016, Nick was our family trainer. Myself, my wife and son worked out with Nick 2-3 times a week. One thing you can say about a training session with Nick: It’s never the same workout. That is by design. Nick brings decades of experience as a trainer and high performance athlete to the table. […]

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Only a year ago I had back surgery. I was depressed and out of shape. It felt like I would never cross a finish line again. Then I met Nick. He promised to get me back on my bike, in the pool and on the track. He gave me an exercise plan, nutrition tips, cycled […]

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2016 was the year I decided to tackle some recent weight gain. I went from the 130s to 152 at my highest point, and felt constantly, uncomfortably bloated and full. Nick helped me jump start the process with exercise and diet advice that I still use to this day. During this process I moved to […]

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As a surgeon I realized Nick’s knowledge of the different muscle groups and how he can tailor specific exercises for each. We also discussed my hydration and diet and he trained me both physically and mentally. I think Nick is a treasure and epitomizes what one would want in a personal trainer. I have trained […]

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Nick is a true inspiration. I was never an athlete, and with flat feet I always felt pain in my knees and feet.  After 39 years of general apathy I decided to get myself into shape and with Nick’s help and motivation lost 12 pounds (decreasing my body fat by over 10 percent), lost 3 inches […]

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I have been training with Nick Castellano on an Individual Tier 3+ basis twice a week for about 7 weeks now. I underwent an L5-S1 laminectomy/discectomy 24 years ago, and Nick has done a great job of individualizing the program in order to both protect and strengthen my low back area.  Nick coaches with both […]

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I have been training with Nick Castellano since early January.  I am not an athlete and made a commitment with a team of colleagues from work to participate in my 1st triathlon on April 1.  This gave me only 12 weeks to train in total.  Fortunately, I was partnered with Nick, who has made a huge […]

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Nick, Just wanted to send you a note to thank you for all the work you’ve done with me over the past year.  I came to you last June out of shape and you’ve whipped me into it! I was using an upcoming triathlon as a fitness goal, but you’ve really helped me take my […]

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Over the years I have been no different from the other folks who have had weight and fitness trouble since the glory days of high school. I’ve tried multiple diets, pills, workout routines, and just about every book on the market (Atkins, Zone, South Beach, Paleo, etc.)  All of which have ended up with frustration […]

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When I began working with Nick, I presented him with some real problems involving tendon and ligament damage in many joints, which was caused by a bad medication.  After 1.5 years of training with Nick, I was in the best shape of my life.  His knowledge of anatomy and sophisticated training methods, some used by […]

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I feel that Nick is one of the most understated and focused individuals that I have ever met. Most importantly, he is completely dedicated to excellence. Some qualities that attracted me to him as my personal trainer included being caring and compassionate about his clients, and working with each one as individuals while staying focused […]

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I have been training with Nick consistently since January, 2009. My original purpose in seeking a more one-on-one training experience in the gym was due to exceedingly high cholesterol levels and an overall feeling of being unhealthy and unfit. Training with Nick is as unique an experience as one can ask for in the gym. […]

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Almost a year and a half ago I had a back operation where four titanium rods were implanted in my back.  I had to learn to walk again and to try to get back some of the movement I had lost. It is truly a miracle how far along Nick has brought me in the […]

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This year, Nick coached me to run the Long Island half-marathon. Nick’s expertise as both a personal trainer and a run coach provided me with an integrated program. It was my second year running the race and with Nick’s help, I improved on my last year’s time by 22 minutes. I’ve been training with Nick […]

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