One way to stay fit is to explore the idea of working with a personal trainer.
Mystic Personal Trainer Greg Drab started working out at age 12 and hasn’t stopped.
Years ago, in a simpler paced society, both the young and old would be outdoors more, engaging in sometimes necessary and sometimes enjoyable physical activity.
We can’t totally go backwards to those fun old ways, but we can enjoy being active and staying fit and healthy.
Drab owns and operates on 11 Main St., in Mystic. He has eight personal training certifications including: Advanced Personal Trainer by (ACSM), Strength and Conditioning Specialist by (NSCA), Club Coach 1 by U.S. Weightlifting Federation, and Reactive Neuromuscular Training by Reebok Inc.
He is the personal trainer for San Diego Charger Jacques Cesaire, a defensive end and eight-year veteran who plays for the San Diego Chargers. Cesaire attended Southern Connecticut State University.
But one of the things that impress me most about Drab is that he trains people from the ages of eight all the way to 96.
Drab enjoys working with clients that love to include physical fitness as a part of their lives, as he does, for better personal health results. According to him, there are many reasons to think about a personal trainer.
Maybe a bride wishes to improve her figure for her wedding, an elderly person trying to maintain his or her health to live well through physical activity or maybe a 12-year-old baseball player trying to get fit to make and succeed on a little league baseball team.
I was intrigued by the kinds of advice he gives his customers about positive goal setting and having a proper balance of everything they do in life.
Drab encourages each of his clients to set goals for themselves by attempting to achieve a little bit more from time to time.
In the event one cannot afford a personal trainer, Drab suggests people to be consistently active throughout their daily lives.
One of the key things Drab wants to do in the future at his gym, Advantage Training, is to continue to support NFL players.
My final question to Drab: ”Would you like to start writing books and important articles in magazines,” made him think, so maybe we’ll be seeing Drab’s name on the cover of a book or in a magazine.