Personal Trainer in Boonton Success Story Spotlight – Ken

One of the things I tell people when they ask about my personal training program and approach is “forget any marketing pitch or whatever and just look at the success I bring people. That should tell you everything you need to know.” I wanted to start this series of posts by highlighting some of my Boonton personal training success stories as they come in.

When Ken first came to me, it was because he had gone to a seminar about healthy living as we get older. He was recommended to find a Functional Movement Systems (FMS), certified instructor. FMS helps me to make sure it’s safe to load them, and if it isn’t provide corrective exercise strategies to get them to a point where we can strength train safely.

So once we got to a point where I could safely strength train him I put him on some progressions for exercises that would have a high transfer to the physical challenges that come from life.

Ken’s career keeps him consistently busy throughout the week so we set up a plan where he would do exercise “homework” and trains with me in person once a week.

Training with me he went from zero to 7 legit pull-ups (most adults can’t even do 1), he can lift over 200 lbs off the floor, and take it for a short walk across the room. Not bad for a man 68 years young who never trained with weights in any of the years before me.

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Ken hex bar deadlifting around 185lbs and taking it for a walk.

One of the things I like most about Ken is he’s knowledgeable, wise and has a unique perspective on a variety of topics. Each personal training session, I look forward to being able to ask him questions because I never really know what his answer will be.

Ken even helped me perform one of my feats of strength shows. Both by smashing a paving stone on my abs with a sledgehammer and “volunteering” for a version of a feat involving nail driving by hand that I like to call “DIY vasectomy”.

In this case, what prompted me to capture his success story recently was because he came into my personal training studio that morning and told me his chiropractor had noticed the changes in his body (better balanced) and said that he’s in the best shape in all the years he’s known him. In addition to that, we consistently bump up his strength. As of updating this on April 16th 2021 he’s able to do 7 chin ups (see how many 68 year old men you know that just started training 2 years ago that can do that many) his hex bar deadlift to loaded carry is currently projected to be over 230lbs. I have full confidence I’ll get him to do it with double bodyweight.

It is always an honor for me when people choose me to help them on their journey to strength, health, and becoming harder to kill. It is tremendously rewarding for me personally when I see them make progress and improve their lives as a result.

You can see more of my personal training success stories here.

If you want to try me out, I have a free trial membership so you can see if you like it. I’m now allowing up to 2 people at a time in the studio on a case by case scenario, so availability is still limited, but I have a bit more room now. Just make sure to wear your mask. Text 973 476 5328 to get started.

Eric Moss is a personal trainer in Boonton and doubles 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, nonprofits, government as well as for schools and universities. His exclusive personal training studio is located on Main Street in Boonton New Jersey, is close to Mountain Lakes, Denville, Montville and Parsippany New Jersey.

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