Robert LoFaso

Mahwah, NJ 07430

Robert LoFaso is a Professional Fitness Trainer in New Jersey with over 20 years’ experience. He holds exercise physiology certifications from S.U.N.Y Rockland Community College, World Instructors Training Schools at Bergen Community College and the Gray Institute. Robert currently trains clients of all ages and fitness levels at their homes or local gyms. Over his fitness training career, Robert has conducted over 17,000 sessions. Robert believes in a holistic approach to fitness. He specializes in cardio, resistance, core training, stability, flexibility and functional movement workouts. For over three decades Robert has studied martial arts, holding 1st degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and Aiki Jujitsu. He often uses teachings from his martial arts training in his fitness routines and techniques. In addition to fitness training, Robert also provides longevity and wellness coaching. He helps clients alter their eating and exercise behaviors to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle. Robert is a U.S. Navy Veteran

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About Me

Degrees

  • Exercise Physiology, Rockland Community College

Certifications / Trainings

W.I.T.S. - Personal Fitness Trainer Certification
Verified
Expires: Nov 30, 2020
GI - Certification in Applied Functional Science® (CAFS)
Verified
IDEA - Group Strength Program Design Certificate
Verified
RCC - Fitness Specialist
Verified
TRX - TRX Functional Training Course
Verified
GMP - Core Training Specialist
Agency Unavailable
GMP - Flexibility Training Specialist
Agency Unavailable
GMP - Balance Progressions Specialist
Agency Unavailable
GMP - Longevity Wellness Specialist
Agency Unavailable

CPR Certified

American Health Care Academy - CPR/AED
Expires: Sep 18, 2018

AED Certified

Amercian Health Care Academy
Expires: Sep 18, 2018

Robert's Locations

BEFITANDLIVE

Within 10.00 miles of 07430 (Mobile Training Radius)

Additional Information

Rate

$0.00 / hr

Payment Methods

Cash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks

Years Experience

21-25

Awards & Accomplishments

  • Black Belt Martial Arts

Languages Spoken

English

Gender

Male

12 Ratings

4.8 out of 5 Stars

  • by Stephen Colin on Sep 11, 2017

    A Review and Thank you to Bob:

    So where do I begin---

    Well I had two strokes in the past

    The first one was minor but the second was catastrophic

    The story goes-when I was in Vietnam I picked up Agent Orange. When I returned home all was fine (crazy) but fine for many years.

    But later on In my life, I suddenly contracted Diabetes and soon after I had my two strokes.

    The VA agreed that what happened to me was all Vietnam related

    I went for years of physical therapy with some but not significant success

    My wife, of which I call footsteps (she's great) said and I quote..." you're always complaining that

    the help you received was not complete--that you wish for both rehabilitation and strength+ training

    Well to make a long story short she recommended a personal trainer

    I said look into it

    In steps Bob (a navy man)

    Results to date--arm getting much stronger-leg limp dissappatting-walking much further (I now go up and down stairs!)--but still I am a littte crazy ---- guess he can't fix everything

    IF YOU NEED SOMEONE WHO NOT ONLY REHABILLATATES BUT ALSO BUI(LDS STAMINA

    BOB's your guy

    Sincerely, and I mean very sincerely,---Steve

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  • by Stephen Colin on Sep 11, 2017

    A Review and Thank you to Bob:

    So where do I begin---

    Well I had two strokes in the past

    The first one was minor but the second was catastrophic

    The story goes-when I was in Vietnam I picked up Agent Orange. When I returned home all was fine (crazy) but fine for many years.

    But later on In my life, I suddenly contracted Diabetes and soon after I had my two strokes.

    The VA agreed that what happened to me was all Vietnam related

    I went for years of physical therapy with some but not significant success

    My wife, of which I call footsteps (she's great) said and I quote..." you're always complaining that

    the help you received was not complete--that you wish for both rehabilitation and strength+ training

    Well to make a long story short she recommended a personal trainer

    I said look into it

    In steps Bob (a navy man)

    Results to date--arm getting much stronger-leg limp dissappatting-walking much further (I now go up and down stairs!)--but still I am a littte crazy ---- guess he can't fix everything

    IF YOU NEED SOMEONE WHO NOT ONLY REHABILLATATES BUT ALSO BUI(LDS STAMINA

    BOB's your guy

    Sincerely, and I mean very sincerely,---Steve

  • by melissa iorio on Mar 23, 2017

    I have been training on and off again with Bob for years. He is always changing up our workout and providing exciting new techniques to improve my stability and strength. He is super encouraging and always supportive. He helped me get in the best shape of my life before my wedding, ensuring I had the best looking arms for my strapless gown :)

    Another plus is Bob shares lots recipes that are not only yummy, but healthy! He is available anytime of the day to help with any questions along the way. Definitely would recommend Bob to anyone looking to start their fitness journey!

    Thanks Bob!

    Response by Robert LoFaso on Mar 27, 2017

    Thanks Melissa it great working with a SUPER client...

  • by Cristen Fitzgerald on May 11, 2016

    I started training with Bob February 23, 2015 weighing almost 250 pounds, sad to say it wasn’t the heaviest I had been in my life, but I was not happy with where I was and I knew it was time to get serious about weight loss and changing my lifestyle. To say the whole experience has been life-changing sounds cliché but is not an exaggeration. Being extremely overweight for so long, achieving a healthy weight seemed impossible, an insurmountable goal that was beyond discouraging. I am happy and proud to say that through hard work and Bob’s expertise and guidance, I continue to accomplish some tremendous weight loss goals, just over 80 pounds to date! I have learned so much about health and fitness along the way, truly making great strides to live the healthy and active lifestyle I have always wanted to live.
    Having tried on my own in the past, I was overwhelmed by what to do, start a fad diet, buy an expensive piece of equipment? I reached out to Bob online and I am so glad that I did. Living in Philadelphia, utilizing social media to connect with Bob on an almost weekly basis has been invaluable. We use Skype to discuss my progress, nutritional questions, and most importantly to visualize technique on exercises. Even though I live in Pennsylvania, I can easily obtain training videos from Bob’s Facebook page. Bob is always connected, sending me emails with detailed images of how to use equipment at my local gym such as the TRX suspension training (my favorite!), BOSU ball, and resistance bands. I always joke that he is the encyclopedia of exercises; he seems to have an endless supply and modifications that keep me from getting bored and continue to challenge my body! Accountability has been a huge part of my fitness challenge. Bob keeps me accountable with texting and email, where I can check in for weight and cardio goals for the day, adjusting diet and exercise along the way to stay on course, or just get some well timed words of encouragement.
    His fitness services and overall knowledge on the subject of health and wellness are invaluable. Weight loss and achieving a healthy lifestyle are no longer out of reach for me. I can do things now I never could like 20 mile plus bike rides, hiking, paddle boarding and even some running. I can live my life and not feel weighed down or held back by my size. I can’t wait to continue my training with Bob and working towards my other fitness goals.

  • by Tierney Tramontozzi on May 10, 2016

    My husband and I started training with Bob in March. For financial reasons, we could not continue indefinitely, but Bob gave us the tools to get started. And he graciously gave us lots of tips on how to manage the training on our own. Bob is a wonderful trainer, not only very knowledgeable in his field, but also very personable, positive and friendly. He trained us in our home and often brought different exercise equipment with him and always changed up our work outs. For us, it was important to feel comfortable and at ease in this process and we always did. He gave us some great local tips too on things to do with the kids. You can tell he’s the type of guy that will help you even if that exact transaction does not put a dollar in his pocket. He often helped us on his own time by sending us links to various items he thought might be helpful in our gym, but at the same time he taught us how to work with just our bodies. Overall, a really nice person and someone we consider a friend. Reasonably priced too.

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