THE XPO TRAINER FROM A COACH'S PERSPECTIVE - PETER MONGE, NY FITNESS
Optimizing sports performance is Peter Monge's specialty (along with spine health). And we think it's also the XPO Trainer's specialty!
Peter Monge is the owner of NYFitness and is a NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist. With over 25 years of experience, their clientele includes professional athletes, celebrities, political figures, and people interested in optimizing their health and performance. Additionally, they have been helping patients with severe back issues since 2015.
Outside (well, maybe it's really inside and outside the gym), Peter has some high training goals. Currently, Peter is training for the OCR World Championships (Obstacle Course Racing) and the Spartan World Championships in 2021. His sports background includes: International level Swimming competitions, Nationally Ranked Triathlete and former competitive Soccer Player. Last year he brought home three gold medals at the 2020 WOCR World Series AG. Clearly, optimal sports performance is his goal, and he's using the XPO to help him get there!
Why did you purchase XPO Trainer(s) for your gym?
We purchased it to help build more resilient spines and to improve the running mechanics and the strength of our athletes/clients.
What benefits do you see when you or your clients add sled training to a workout routine?
It helps them strengthen their spine and the ability to produce force from the core, hips, and feet.
What makes the XPO Trainer different from other sleds you've used?The XPO trainer can be adapted for all levels of fitness. You get what you put in.
What is one of your most memorable workouts using the XPO Trainer?
50 yards sled push
50 yards rope/climb pulls
AMRAP 20 min
(passing out is optional)
We asked for photos, but as Peter mentioned, he works with some pretty elite clientele. He's got one private client using the XPO often, but no pictures or videos yet (those NDAs are important)! But that sure piqued our interest!
But pictures or no pictures, the proof is in the pudding. Or in the races and medals. And his last comment as we signed off our email interview with Peter was,
"Love your sled!"
That's enough for us!