Alex’s own desire to train smart, have fun and be challenged while becoming the healthiest and strongest version of oneself is practically written on the walls of the 2 alternative boutique EPIC Hybrid Training gym locations in New York City. During my own difficult journey of a complete life transformation–quitting smoking and partying, cutting out beer, pizza, bagels and pasta, throwing myself into every intense workout I could as my new outlet for stress and anxiety, and learning how to fuel my body and feel good with clean foods–I found EPIC Hybrid Training, and met Alex.
What started as a groupon deal to try some Spartan race training run classes, became weeks, months, and now years, of always coming back for more classes with the best coaches, team races, and team celebrations because Alex envisioned and built something truly special at EPIC:
It’s a rare success story but with the right personal motivations and coaching, you can see amazing changes within yourself–leaving doubt behind, becoming unstoppable, realizing your potential and excelling at anything you put your mind to–Alex is is a master of the mental game and who better to teach you to take that control.
There’s a few particularly poignant things Alex has said and done that I will never forget in my athletic journey from novice to athlete to coach: “You can slow down but never stop. It’ll be that much harder to start up again” (This one has made me a much better racer and it’s a great motivator that I share as a coach). Alex will stand and run alongside you station after station, obstacle after obstacle until you accept and embody his demands that you push harder–and you will amaze yourself when you realize he was right and there was more gas in your tank, you just had to dig deep and call on it. His impressive athleticism and coaching success with other top race finishers is constant motivation to keep hustling and that there is no top, no plateau to accept–you can always get better and keep working towards something for a lifetime of strength, health and happiness.