James and I had the opportunity to work together at the New York Health and Racquet Club as both personal trainers and massage therapist. I was automatically drawn to his energy and vigor for his trades. James has walked (and run!) many miles in the shoes of someone looking to transform his own body into a lean machine capable of great athletic adventures. He teaches his clients skills to strengthen not only their body from the core out, but also their mind. He meets you where you are, and then you travel the path together, it’s a total experience, always looking to the next level of progress. James’s has a realistic (systematic) and yet positive view of all aspects of life, which ultimately affect your training and daily activities. James is a fantastic trainer and massage therapist, having the skills to blend both into an overall wellness experience for those who are open and willing to improve their lives! I highly recommend him to all ages and walks of life.
James is a gifted massage therapist. I leave his massage room freed up from pain and with a deep feeling of well being. His skill draws from extensive and ongoing training, vast knowledge of how the body works, and powerful intuition. He works with, not on, his clients. He asks questions, listens well, and shares what he knows so I can participate in the healing. The work is never about him and his success, but about what I need to learn to heal. When he thought another approach might help, he worked with me to figure out the next step.
I’ve worked with James for almost a year now. His skills as a personal trainer are truly exceptional. He brings a wealth of knowledge to the task and then distills it so that it is tailor-made to the special strengths and weaknesses of the partcular client. He is very intelligent, articulate, professional and has an exceptional work ethic. He is serious but contagiously happy. When I retained him as my personal trainer I was focussed on correcting serious mobility and discomfort issues with one of my shoulders (which I otherwise thought would require surgery). James developed and oversaw an exercise program to rebalance some of the muscular and skeletal issues involved and most importantly started a remedial program of massage therapy on that shoulder. James, unlike most trainers is highly knowledgable of and professionally licensed in massage therapy. I now have recovered about 80% of the mobility I’d lost over the past couple of decades and have decided that surgery is no longer needed. James gets my very highest recommendation.