Setting Your Fitness Goals

Achieving your fitness goals takes hard work, discipline, and a positive mindset.

In other words, you need a strong mind in order to achieve a healthy body, yet transforming your image, however strong your desire to change, can be impossible for some who need a guiding hand from an expert.  

Someone like sought after fitness expert Tony Greco, who trains NHL players, celebrities, and athletes looking to improve their station in life can be just what the doctor ordered to get you on track.

Greco is also a motivational speaker, founder of Greco Fitness Studios and author of Strong Mind, Lean Body, which is a book about healthy living, using both mind and body to achieve your fitness goals.

The Ottawa resident’s passion for fitness and staying healthy started at a young age.

Greco graduated from the Sports Performance Institute and has over 20 years of experience in the fitness industry.

He has also directed 15 fitness centers and created custom fitness programs for high profile athletes, celebrities such as NHL players Claude Giroux of the Philadelphia Flyers, Dan Boyle of the New York Rangers, Mike Fisher of the Nashville Predators and Chris Phillips of the Ottawa Senators; and celebrities country singer Carrie Underwood, former supermodel Carol Alt, and Kevin Dillon from Entourage.

Greco’s motto is, “Know who you are and what you want,” a message he still lives by and which helped guide him throughout his professional life, and also the thought he implants into each of his clients.

In a Q&A interview, Greco shared his thoughts about the release of the book last August and how it can transform you to having your own lean body and strong mind.

Q: Is this your first book?

A: No, this is my second. Early on in my career, I wrote a book with Dan Boyle, former NHL player and Stanley Cup champion with Tampa Bay, Train like a Freak.

The book is about training to be better on the ice with intensity workouts.

Q: Why did you write Lean Body, Strong Mind?

A: The book is about life success through fitness and building a strong mind. The book is for everyone who works hard and wants to achieve their goals and be successful.

Health and fitness is always evolving and the book takes a look at other aspects of fitness that is not only about working out and lifting weights it’s about achieving success through building a strong mind.

Q: What has the feedback been like so far?

A: Excellent, many expected it to be all about fitness and the traditional theory but it is so much more than that. Readers are impressed with the message of success through fitness and health. This book is about changing the way people think about fitness and health.

There are so many different aspects of fitness and training your mind to achieve success in all areas of your life. The concept and tools are one of a kind.

The uniqueness of Greco’s workouts can be underscored by chapter titles such as:

1. How to do a full body-mind workout with one piece of equipment in one space.

2. How weight training is a form of meditation and strengthening the mind.

Greco, says, “You’re put to the test. You have to walk a tightrope and make it to the other side or stay where you’re at – stuck behind.”  

Your chances of getting there will be exponentially better with a strong mind and a lean body.

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