Mario is different than any trainer I have had in the past and it is best to think of him as a coach. He actively listens, thinks, and adjusts his plans to get the best out of you. He started me off with MAT to fix a few imbalances in my muscles and relieve some issues I was having in my back and shoulder. Taking those items into account we then started working out at the gym with a goal to get me working out regularly pain free. The real difference was his method of Phase 1, Phase 2, and Phase 3 workouts in combination with his MAT expertise
I was used to getting started on a workout and pushing myself really hard with and without a trainer. This would lead to days where I could not train due to incredible muscle soreness (DOMS) and injuries. Mario’s phasing is specific to each person, but it all starts out with a general conditioning of full body workouts on equipment throughout the gym.
His method allowed me to workout 3-5 days per week (or more) as I was never “over doing it”. Once the basic strength of the body is there, then Mario moved me into Phase 2 which starts adding heavier weights to build muscle. Finally, reaching Phase 3 is about loading the body and doing more advanced movements and I’m fully enjoying this phase!
He has me hooked on both the gym, his workout method, MAT, and especially the results. At 40 I am stronger than I was when I was an athlete in my late teens / early twenties.