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what people are saying about us

“Back in late 2007, I was looking for a new personal trainer. I had been working with an excellent trainer at Fitness 121 in Livingston, New Jersey, but after moving to North Arlington, it was difficult to keep our weekly sessions. Because of time and distance, it became impractical to drive to Livingston.

Then in December, Lou and I were introduced at the Senior Citizen’s Christmas Party at The Queen of Peace High School. Lou was very eager to give me his business card, but it took me about a month to give him a call. We began our sessions in January of 2008 and it was the best thing that happened to me.

Seriously, Lou is the best thing that has happened to me in a long time. I was getting too heavy again and I needed someone to rescue me from becoming too heavy for my own good health. Lou installed in me a dedication and commitment that I could better myself by exercise and watching my diet. Lou’s knowledge and experience in the field of Person Training made our sessions an eye-opening experience for me.

Lou’s youthful enthusiasm gives me an enthusiasm also to keep it up and better myself both physically and mentally. I can look in the mirror and see some physical changes for the better. I can get on the scale and feel a sense of accomplishment. Lou knew how I felt when I got on the scale at the beginning of June and for the first time in many years; my weight was below 300 pounds. It was good to see a 2 as the first number.”


“It had been about at year and a half since I had set foot in a gym, and I was ready to sever my membership when a group of colleagues suggested personal training as a way to get me back into shape. Traditionally, the thought of working out alone or taking classes caused me certain anxiety, so on their suggestion I decided to give training one last chance.

With unyielding apprehension, I met with Lou Gencarelli for an evaluation. Sympathetically, Lou listened to my reservations and expectations and developed a program befitting my ability. Over time, training with Lou evolved from a dreaded chore to an enjoyable activity I now look forward to. In the first two months that I had been training with Lou, I lost 10 pounds and went from a size 8 to a size 4. Aside from a physical change, my confidence and energy have increased, my stress levels have decreased, and I have developed a healthy lifestyle that I never imagined obtaining.

Lou possesses a level of maturity and professionalism rare to find in today's often uncouth world. His knowledge, enthusiasm, and expertise exemplify Lou as an outstanding trainer who not only takes pride in his career, but also truly believes in his craft. It is his amicable personality that has changed my outlook on health clubs and training, and it is because of him that I am now able to voluntarily incorporate personal training into my already busy schedule. Convincing me that training is an activity I could fit into my schedule and enjoy is close to impossible, but Lou was able to change my outlook. I highly recommend Lou as a professional trainer and thank him for keeping me motivated.”


“Lou, I want to thank you for helping me achieve my goal in losing the extra weight that I was carrying around with me. You engineered a diet and work out program, which helped me shed a total of 25 pounds in short 12-week period. Without your guidance this would have been an unsuccessful endeavor. The diet was easy to follow and the workouts were not dull and boring. You managed to keep me upbeat and positive in our weekly sessions, which made it much easier to accomplish what we started as a team.

You, young man, are a credit to your profession, as a bodybuilder and a trainer. I believe anyone that teams up and listens to you can achieve an immeasurable amount of success. Just so you know I am not stopping at the 25 pound mark, you have changed my entire life, and you also gave me the tools and the knowledge to continue my journey to lose and additional 15 pounds and live a long healthy life of fitness. I will strive to do this on my own, but if I should falter, I know you will be there to lend a helping hand.

Again, I want to thank you and wish you continued success. Without you, I would still be that fat, lazy man, sitting on the couch eating junk food. I can't possibly thank you enough, let alone think of a way to repay you for what you have done for me. You gave 100% of your attention to me during each and every one of our sessions. You brought my spirits up when I was discouraged, and most importantly, you were a shoulder to lean on when the diet and the training got a little bit rough on a bad day.

Lou, thank you again, you have truly done a good job, I’ve had other trainers in the past. You; however, are the only one who managed to changed my sedentary life style forever. I wish you nothing but the best of luck in your journey to become a professional natural bodybuilder and becoming the best professional fitness trainer you can possibly be.”


“I have tried everything to lose weight, such as diets that don't work and exercises that didn't help slim me down. In February that all changed when I started at the gym. I signed with a trainer, Lou, who changed my life for the better. On my first day of my workout I got weighed in and was very upset with what I saw. After 4 weeks of training I lost 2 pounds and 6% body fat, in which my clothes do not fit anymore. Lou has done wonders for me and is such a pleasure to workout with. I am looking forward to working with Lou again. I can't wait to get back in the gym and workout and be healthier with Lou.”


"Less than a month ago, I began training with Lou. For years, I've lived with 2 herniated discs and nerve damage in my lower back and leg. Although I was still active, I had to avoid many activities and wasn't as strong as I wanted to be. Lou worked with me slowly and steadily to increase my strength in my weak areas, which contributed to my back pain. He was very cautious and avoided any position that may compromise my back, while still working the necessary muscles. He is very knowledgeable and passionate about his work, and a pleasure to train with! No single training session was the same! During each session he provides different exercises and fun activities to keep the body working hard!

The doctor said my condition is improving since the pain has decreased and is becoming more localized! Within three weeks, I dropped a pants size without altering my diet much. Coming into this, my goal was to become stronger and already I see and feel a change in my body. Achieving results this quickly has kept me motivated to continue. I look forward to each session with Lou!".


“I've been training with Jarret since April and I have totally changed my body. I've always done cardio but weights have intimidated me. He taught me the proper way to lift and also how to use the machines not to mention he has been a pleasure to work with I've dropped almost 2 sizes and 2.5 inches off my waist being over 40 its not the easiest to achieve. I get compliments all the time now especially by men I have no problems picking up that case of water either :) I have upped my goals and Jarret is working with me to keep my workouts interesting and fun.”


“I have been working with Jarret for quite awhile now. Working with him I have been able to lose the baby weight that I was unable to do on my own. Jarret has led to me achieve fantastic results, and these results have been noticed by my friends and family which is awesome. He is a motivator and pushes the right buttons to get you the best and most complete workout possible. Each workout is challenging, but also interesting and fun. I now enjoy going to the gym! He is very flexible and is able to work around your schedule. He goes above and beyond for his clients. He has trained me while he was on vacation down the Shore and found a park where we could train and was so creative and innovative that he gave me a Great workout at the’ Jersey Shore! Thanks to Jarret, I now feel comfortable in a bikini! He’s one of the best trainers around, hands down!!!!”


“Great Gym, great people and everything is always so clean!!”


“What a great gym to be a part off. The place is spotless, the staff is always friendly, the equipment is always available.
I would highly recommend this gym to all my friends.”