I (35 year old, male) have been working with Mariano for 8 months, in which time I’ve lost 30lbs, ran my first marathon (3:52:12!) and have more energy than at any point in my life. Mariano has worked with me, steadily increasing the intensity of our training to help me quickly achive my weight loss and running goals. He provides challenging and interesting exercises tuned to help meet my goals and helped me understand my nutrition needs. Mariano really listens to what my body needs; making adjustments to our workouts to help ensure my body stays in balance and helping to strengthen my weak areas. For instance, while on a long run, training for my marathon, I strained my left psoas muscle. Mariano adjusted our workouts to not exacerbate the problem, then we worked to specifically strengthen that system so that the Marathon, while longer and harder posed no problems for me at all! On top of that, I prefer to workout outside at the park and Mariano has braved the morning cold with me throughout this year’s brutal New York winter. Thanks Mariano!