Franz Edson

I recently retired from a fantastic job as a Director at a large defense firm. After 35 years, it was time to start enjoying the fruits of my labor. I wanted to pursue retirement with the same zeal that I pursued my career. However, in order to do the things I wanted to do, including skiing, golf, sailing, and travel, I needed to be in better shape. Although I had worked out for years in my basement with a Bowflex and Nordic Track, there was no rhyme or reason to my workouts, and I kept doing the same routine over and over again.

After talking to several friends, and visiting a few gyms, I stopped by Advantage Personal Training in Niantic and had a long talk with the owner, Calvin McCoy. I was pleasantly surprised when the first question he asked me was what I wanted out of an exercise program. Was it conditioning, toning, weight loss, etc. I told him that I wanted to be stronger, with more stamina so I could spend more time at sports and working in the yard. Based on my goals, he set up a graduated program, where I work with a trainer one day a week, and work on my own two days a week in accordance with a specialized program they developed.

Fast forward 15 months. I have been working with Paul Palazzo regularly in accordance with the plan we set up. I can ski aggressively all day, I’m hitting the golf ball farther than I ever have, and I just feel better and stronger. As a bonus, I lost five pounds and my blood pressure dropped from 120/80 to 115/75. Each workout with Paul is different, which keeps it interesting and also works different muscle groups, and my “own your own” regimen changes monthly. Paul is a great motivator, extremely knowledgeable, and fun to be with.

I cannot state strongly enough how Advantage has improved my life. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to improve their level of physical fitness.