First off, I do work out of a commerical Fitness Center (Crunch), within this gym, I run a particular philosophy and training style called Promedex. Promedex (Progressive Medical Exercise) has a number of different students, patients and clients who walk through our doors looking for a change. Many of the patients I see come in with either debilitating medical conditions or have gone through surgery and are finished with their physical therapy. These individuals, much like the Phoenix who does and is reborn stronger, go through a training process that gradually progresses them and makes them better versions of themselves.
As a CMES it is my job to foster an environment where my patients and students can learn proper form and exercises that can help them not only manage, but in some cases, reverse their conditions. Patients are referred to me after completion of a rehabilitation program and now need a fitness program tailored to their medical conditions.
Mike is a fantastic trainer. He knows exactly what I'm capable of (even when I complain that "I can't do it!"). He pushes me, and because of his dedication, I have seen amazing changes in my body. He's professional, punctual, and as committed to my personal goals as I am. Working out with Mike has completely changed not only my body, but my life. I couldn't recommend his training services more!
My trainer was Mike Alicea and he was fantastic! He kept the workouts both fun and challenging, so much so that the hour would zip by without me ever noticing! I feel healthier and more fit than when I started, and I learned a lot from our time together. I would recommend training with him to anyone - well worth the investment!!
Mike is a great trainer. He's attentive, hardworking, and encouraging.
I have experienced not only a change in my body, but also a change in my attitude by working out with Crunch. They push me past what I believe I can do, because they believe! And this, this has made all the difference! Working out is no longer a chore. It's become a time for me to push past my personal boundaries, to achieve success beyond what I thought was possible, and to make real and visible changes in my life. But also, they make working out fun (especially Mike!).
If you are interested in training we will speak over the phone to set up a date and time to do a one-on-one complementary assessment. This includes going over a health history form, talking about goals, taking initial measurements (i.e. weight and body fat percentage) and performing a small workout. After this is completed we will go over a timeline for the program and when you should expect to see your goals come to fruition.
- Metropolitan College of New York: MBA in Management (2017)
- Syracuse University: BS Public Health, minor in Policy Studies (2014)
- American Council on Exercise (ACE): Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) (2014)
- ACE: Certified Medical Exercise Specialist (CMES) (Pending: April 2018)
- ACE: Pre- and Postnatal Certified (2015)
- ACE: Boxing and Kickboxing Certified (2015)
- TRX: Suspension Training Instructor (2017)
- Bulgarian Bag Instructor (2017)
- Strong First: Kettle Bell Workshop Certified (2017)
- Precision Nutrition Level 1 (Pending: July 2018)
- Exercise Etc.: Senior Conditioning Specialist (Pending: February 2018)
- Functional Anatomy for Movement and Injury (FAMI): Certified (Pending: June 2018)
- Functional Anatomy Seminars: Functional Range Conditioning (FRC) (Pending)
Being at a commerical gym there is a monthly membership ranging between $80 -$100.
Single Session: $145
1X Week (4 Sessions Per Month): $540
2X Week (8 Sessions Per Month): $1040
3X Week (12 Sessions Per Month): $1536
4X Week (16 Sessions Per Month): $2000
If you are interested in package (i.e. 5, 10, 15, 20, etc.) sessions please inquire.
Fitness has always been a big part of my life. I started playing sports at the age of 3 and haven’t stopped. I was involved it everything from martial arts, football, baseball, track and field and much more, so training became second nature to me. In 2014, I decided to get my personal training certification and I fell in love with being a trainer. The more I learn in this industry, the more I want to learn and pass that knowledge along to my students.
I don’t have a “typical student” all the people I’ve worked with vary in age, race, income and physical abilities. I’ve had clients that used to play collegiate and professional sports and clients whom come in needing a wheel chair to get around, and everything in between. As I go forward I look to work with more special populations, such as post rehabilitation patients, but I’m happy to work with anyone who wants to learn more about fitness.
One of my most proud moments was when one of my older clients told me that I not only changed her life, but saved it. When she first came to me she suffered from severe knee and back issues along with frequent gout attacks. Her knee problems where so bad that she could only use the elevator when coming to see me. After working (and continuing still) with her, she can use the stairs unassisted, is 3 inches taller from “straightening out” her back and has lost 7 inches around her waist.
Look for someone you get along with. This is “personal training” so it’s a good idea to have a great relationship with the person who’s training you.
I would advise them to ask the following questions;
- How long have you been training in the industry?
- What certifications do you hold?
- What continuing education are you looking to pursue?
- How many people have you worked with?
- What type of people have you worked with?
- Is this your life long career or is this a stepping stone for something else?
- How often should I work with you and do you assign “homework?"