What is our philosophy? It's simple.
Your success is our priority.
We believe that every client that walks through our doors should feel supported and appreciated. Here at Elite Custom Fitness there are no cookie-cutter training routines. We utilize research-based training techniques and individualized training programs to fit your needs. Whether you are trying to build strength, lose weight, or enhance your athleticism, we will create the perfect program for you. With experienced and passionate trainers who are invested in your success, as well as a motivating environment, we ensure that you will not only reach your intended goals, but also surpass them.
Elite Custom Fitness in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is a training facility that serves the Pittsburgh area, providing a new way to look at fitness through one-on-one personal training, group classes, nutrition counseling, and a state-of-the-art facility. Trust me, you don't want to miss the opportunity to join our elite group.
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Every client that walks through our doors starts their training session the same way- some form of sled work. I believe that sled work is something that is non-negotiable to any comprehensive and effective strength and conditioning program (if you have access to it). Many commercial facilities have your typical “cardio equipment”, but lack turf and space for sleds. At ECF we have a handful of different sled options that allow our clients many sled work variations. Overall, there are many benefits to sled work and adding it to your programming.
99 percent of people that walk into Elite Custom Fitness do not know how to move properly. I am talking everyone from an 11 year soccer player (understandable) to a college athlete (not acceptable) to a 45 year old man that has had 3 coaches before walking into the doors (understandable but not acceptable).
I wanted to shed some light on the benefits that I have seen first hand in training a variety of different women over the years. Regardless of their experience level, these benefits apply to anyone that lets go of the misconceptions surrounding women and weights, and says "YES" to weight training.
According to Webster’s Dictionary motivation can be defined as, “having a strong reason to act or accomplish something.” What makes motivation special, though, is the reason that drives each individual to put their thoughts into action. So I wanted to frame this blog around one big question: What motivates you?
Mitch Wiggins is a client at Elite Custom Fitness who appreciates the benefits of training in his everyday life. He is a 19-year-old student at Butler County Community College’s Cranberry Campus whose current ambitions are to transfer to the University of Wisconsin in order to pursue a career in forestry. He is a nature lover and working out at the gym is a good way to stay fit for hikes.
Everyone has something that motivates them to succeed; to be better. For some people it happens naturally and for others, it takes a little more soul searching to find what truly ignites their motivation. For me, it happened without any second guessing. My motivation came from the gift that Shylynn and I received on June 26, 2017 when my son, Ezekiel Jones, was born.
As two Pittsburghers, my wife and I only cross the Pennsylvania/Ohio border for a few reasons, and one of the biggest is to visit and learn from some of the best in the strength and conditioning industry. As gym owners, we are always looking to further our knowledge on how to effectively educate our clients on building strength and reaching their individual goals. Elitefts has had a huge hand in helping us with that. I have been an avid fan and supporter of elitefts for many years, and through coming into my life, my wife has grown to love and appreciate it just as much as I do. So it goes without saying that when I saw this opportunity present itself, my wife and I knew we had to attend the UGSS with John Meadows.
Looking back on it now, making that decision was one of the scariest and riskiest things I have ever done. I was young, had no experience or education in running a business, and had a lot of odds against me. On top of that, people had a lot to say about my decision.
“I appreciate you”... This was said to me today after finishing up a training session with a long time client and friend of mine, Michelle Parolini. It’s amazing how a few short words can have such a profound impact. Hearing those words today felt different than the other times I have heard them, though, because today was a different type of training session with Michelle. This session had a ton of meaning behind it for a variety of different reasons.
With new year quickly approaching, there will be many people that commit to resolutions that involve an attempt to start living a healthier lifestyle. Whether that be adding in a work-out routine, making better choices with eating, or simply trying to reach a healthier balance between their mind and body, it will happen.
Although I am all about taking a different approach to the typical "new years resolution" (see my latest blog post on making your new year revolutionary), I think it's worthwhile to provide some insight on what can make your fitness-related resolutions/goals a jumping point toward a long-term lifestyle change rather than just being a short term goal that you achieve and forget....