Resident Physician at Mt. Sinai St. Lukes – Roosevelt Hospital
“Over the course of 11 months training with Zach I lost 35 pounds, gaining muscle, strength, and (whether it’s cheesy or not, it’s completely true) confidence in myself and my abilities.”
I was lucky enough to find Zach through a colleague who knew I was looking to make a change in my life. I had always been somewhat overweight (5’4, 160lbs) and in recent years had fluctuated to more than slightly overweight (175lbs). I had never been an active person, never involved in sports, and had barely ever gone to the gym consistently. But I came to a point in my life where I wanted to change all that and I knew that if I had someone to help me, someone to push me, support me, and teach me, that maybe I could finally lose weight and have more stamina. So after failed gym memberships, trying all sorts of “diets,” and all of the other things that weren’t working, I found Zach.
From our first session together, I felt so motivated and encouraged. He never made me feel overwhelmed or pressured; he made me feel empowered, teaching me things I never thought I was capable of doing. I proceeded to see Zach 3-4 times a month (though if I could have afforded it, I would have seen him 2-3 times a week) and in that time he taught me multiple different exercises and routines, always ensuring my safety with each new technique. He also helped me tailor my diet to be more healthy, but at the same time filling and realistic. I faltered a few times here and there with my confidence and with sticking to the new diet, but overall, I felt better than I ever had before. If you are ready, if you are motivated, and if you want to change your life for the better, I would absolutely recommend Zach be your personal trainer. He was instrumental in helping me change my life.