Jana’s Personal Training Success Story

Jana had moved here from the Czech republic when she was 21 and had always felt good about herself when she consistently worked out.  But with the demands of running high class classical music events, being a piano teacher and numerous other ventures she got away from training consistently.

So one day she was getting a cup from Boonton Coffee in it’s new location and saw my sign from there and walked into my personal training studio.  I was training a bunch of people at the time, but keep an open door policy and was happy she walked in and signed up for the free trial.

When she came to me, she wasn’t out of shape, she just wasn’t up to the standard she held herself to.  Even going to various gyms on her own she lacked direction/consistency and wanted to get the best results she could.  She wanted to take it to the next level to live her best life.

She had a goal in mind…to have a toned body (one that is both strong and lean).  Knowing this and knowing that the best way to improve someones physique is to increase their max strength for reps, I put a plan in place to do so and do so quickly.

It consisted of Bench press, vertical pulls…ie chin ups, standing military press, squats, hex-bar deadlifts, loaded hip thrusts, direct arm work and kettlebell swings as a finisher.

She promised to give me her best each and every day…and she did.

There were obstacles we faced for sure.  The tribulations of being an entrepreneur means the schedule can be stressful and unpredictable but she would find a way to get here and give me her best, many times giving me dirty looks during some of the more difficult days which always prompted a laugh.

picture of Jana on vacation living her best life and shows the results of her personal training

Jana on vacation in Europe living her best life

She worked the plan, and the plan worked and it worked quickly. In the 9 weeks I’ve been training her she….

Turned her bench press starting 1 rep max into an 11 rep max

Went from 1 chin up to 3 chin ups

Reps out with her military press starting max

…and more across the other lifts.  And people started noticing the changes in her body.  In fact, both her friend and her mom (who was visiting from the Czech republic) had asked her if she had butt lift surgery. 

No surgery needed…just the right plan in place that would strengthen her glutes from a variety of angles and the willingness to do her best each day.

I just want to say it again, she achieved all of that in the first 9 weeks.

Now she’s walking around feeling good, feeling strong, feeling confident in her own skin and living her best life….and it’s just getting started.

If you would like to live your best life by getting a body that is strong, lean, fit and toned, I offer a free trial at my personal training studio in Boonton.  Just text me at 973 476 5328 and introduce yourself to get started.


Eric Moss is a personal trainer in Boonton and moonlights as a world-record-holding modern-day professional performing strongman, author, and motivational speaker. In the tradition of the strongmen more common during the turn of the century, he performs feats of strength such as bending steel and breaking chains as part of a live show and speaks on goal achievement for corporations, associations, nonprofits, and government entities as well as for schools and universities. His personal training studio is located on Main Street in Boonton New Jersey and is close to Mountain Lakes, Denville, Montville, Butler, and Parsippany New Jersey.

The Pug of Steel – Dog Days of Summer

A couple weeks ago, I came to my personal training studio in Boonton and found one of the dog days of summer art pieces in front of it. I was surprised since in the time I’ve been here, this was the first time it happened. As I took a closer look I saw that it was a dog fashioned as Clark Kent tearing off his outer layers and being Superman.

 

Eric Moss wearing a Superman t-shirt posing with the pug of steel outside his personal training studio on Main Street in Boonton

How appropriate, but maybe not for the reasons you think.

You see the connection between me and the man of steel are obvious. We both bend steel and a stage nickname I had for a while was Last Son of Krypton (it was a tribute to my first mentor New Jersey’s Superman the late Greg Matonick….a nick name, not an official stage name…so don’t come after me DC).

But that connection isn’t what I’m talking about.

Here’s the thing that differentiates Superman from some of the others. Peter Parker started out as Peter Parker and he became Spiderman. Dr. Bruce Banner started out as Dr. Bruce Banner and he became the incredible Hulk. Most other superheroes are like that too.  Something happened to them, that gave them powers they didn’t have before.

But Superman started out as Kal El (Superman) and pretends to be Clark Kent, a meek uninteresting wimp…something he’s not. The real him is behind the glasses, and his strength was always there…just hiding.

And I feel like many of us are the same way. The training program methodology I use starts from the standpoint that we already have the power within us to lift a car off of a human, but it’s blocked behind all sorts of protective mechanisms within our mind and body.

What I do, is help them find the power that is already there…the inner Kryptonian and it allows people to be confident in their own skin, and to be themselves.

As an example Tony when I was preparing him to win Mr. Gay USA, the strength he gained in addition to his physique made him confident to be himself which is what made him win. You can read about it here Tony Ardolino’s success story

The other day, a woman popped into my studio with some questions while I was training him. When she asked him about the results he’d gotten training with me, his answer was “I no longer doubt myself.”

That’s what I’m talking about.

Matt's Personal Training Results in 6 months
Matt’s Personal Training Results with 6 months of training at Eric Moss Fitness

Matt was the same way. He was down on himself for how his health had deteriorated but as his physique and strength changed, so did his confidence in himself. You can read about Matt’s personal training success story here.

The same thing with Siddy. The strength carried over into her life so she can feel confident in herself which changed her outlook on life. Read her personal training success story here

I know I’m bragging a bit now, but last success story for this post…honestly. The very first person I trained who’s life is completely different as a result. That person is wait for it…me.

I sometimes lament on what life would have been like if I hadn’t found weight training. I’d probably be weak and lack the confidence to be myself. If you’ve ever heard my story you might know I was picked on and ridiculed as a youth. But weight training gave me confidence to live a life I would have only dreamed about, breaking the locks and chains that prevented me from living life to its fullest.

Eric Moss in locks and chains

Eric Moss in locks and chains

Even when I got down on myself from a failed marriage it was strength that got me back on my feet again. I’ve got a fun career that has me showing off and inspiring thousands at a time. I’ve become friends with people I was a fan of. I’m married to a woman that I definitely would have thought she was out of my league. Life is pretty cool and it started by finding weight training and the Kryptonian within.

If you would like to find the Kryptonian within and need help, I have a free trial at my personal training studio in Boonton. Just send me a text at 973 476 5328 and introduce yourself.

UPDATE:  Apparently some of my personal training clients went behind my back and collectively adopted this for me. I’m so thankful that they did this and chose Eric Moss Fitness for all their health and fitness needs. 


Eric Moss is a personal trainer in Boonton and moonlights as a world-record-holding modern-day professional performing strongman, author, and motivational speaker. In the tradition of the strongmen more common during the turn of the century, he performs feats of strength such as bending steel and breaking chains as part of a live show and speaks on goal achievement for corporations, associations, nonprofits, and government entities as well as for schools and universities. His personal training studio is located on Main Street in Boonton New Jersey and is close to Mountain Lakes, Denville, Montville, Butler, and Parsippany New Jersey.

 
 

Q&A How I train my fingers for feats of strength

Being a modern day performing strongman as well as a personal trainer (with a gym in Boonton New Jersey) I sometimes get questions about how I train for feats of strength. Though it may not be necessary for everyone to train hands specifically (it comes into play anytime you do an exercise involving your hands…which is most exercises) and having strong hands can transfer to a lot of different things.

I had started a youtube series where I answer people’s questions with a custom video just for them.

My gym in Boonton has all sorts of unconventional stuff, sometimes you have to be unordinary in order to get unordinary results. I hope you enjoyed the information today and if you are in the area and you want to try it out yourself, send me a text at 973 476 5328 to start your trial membership.


Eric Moss is a personal trainer in Boonton and moonlights as a world-record-holding modern-day professional performing strongman, author, and motivational speaker. In the tradition of the strongmen more common during the turn of the century, he performs feats of strength such as bending steel and breaking chains as part of a show and speaks on goal achievement for corporations, associations, nonprofits, and government entities as well as for schools and universities. His personal training studio is located on Main Street in Boonton New Jersey and is close to Mountain Lakes, Denville, Montville, Butler, and Parsippany New Jersey.