Countless people have transformed their body at MRG Fitness.

We take pride in their success because we watched them grind to achieve their goals!

A big thank you to all of Mike Marchese’s clients willing to share their story.



When it comes to fitness, I have always had problems with inconsistency. I have had 2 different gym memberships, and been to 3 other personal trainers locally, yet after a few months with each I would give up. Mike has been my personal trainer for a year and a half now. I believe this speaks volumes to the type of trainer he is…

Mike is an expert at his craft. He not only teaches skills, but teaches the WHY or the HOW behind them. I have learned not just how to do a skill, but the impact and cause/ effect of certain motions on my body. He also switches up workouts to cater to his clients needs and likes which keeps all workouts challenging yet fun. I genuinely enjoy each and every session.

Thank you mike for being passionate & committed to your clients!

Jennifer Oliva

Mike is hands down the most attentive, innovative, and effective trainer I have had the pleasure of working with. His flexibility, motivation, skill, and overall attitude has helped me immensely. From identifying initial goals to modifying exercises, Mike has promoted my physical fitness and abilities to their peak. He is clearly passionate about what he does and is eager and able to provide knowledge and rationale for each exercise and movement. I highly recommend Mike as a trainer!
Marina Stal

Mike is one of the best trainer in the industry. I have worked with Mike for years and my fitness has level has excelled since working with him. He is patient, knowledgeable and a great teacher. He makes all his client feel at home in his gym. If you can’t work him privately he has the best “boot camp” class around. I would highly recommend him!

Kathleen Powers

Mike is one of the best trainers in the industry. He has the patience of a saint and is truly committed to his clients form, technique, strength, and growth. Mike has opened my mind towards my own fitness journey and has been helping me achieve my goals while learning so much about how the body moves and how to overcome various mobility and fitness obstacles. Anybody who gets the opportunity to train with Mike is very lucky!

John DeOca

Mike is the best trainer you can ask for. His fitness knowledge and patience for his clients is truly special. I have been training with Mike for 6 months now. The progress I have made is absolutely amazing. Sometimes I cannot even believe it. I have seen improvements in all parts of my body. I have improved both mentally and physically. I came to Mike to learn advanced calisthenics and to prepare myself for my future career. It was by far one of the BEST decisions I have ever made. I look forward to every session because I know I am learning from a true expert and someone that truly cares about each and every one of his clients. I highly recommend MRG fitness to anyone looking for a trainer.

James Schneider

Last year, a repetitive routine of chronic cardio done in a futile attempt to burn off an overconsumption of calories, led me to be thirty pounds heavier with a stress fracture in my pubic ramus and tendinitis in my left ankle. I came to the tough realization that I needed to improve my unhealthy eating habits and overcome my exercise addiction. I turned to the only personal trainer that I felt was knowledgeable enough and whom I could trust to coach me through my injuries, Mike Marchese at UpYourFitness.

Mike is a treasure trove of health and fitness knowledge. He is also very caring and attentive to what each client needs, what their limits are, and how far he can push them. I knew that he was the only person that could help me achieve new goals while recovering from multiple injuries. He is the perfect combination of tough and warm, and he works with the whole person – mentally, emotionally and physically. There was not a day that went by during the first few weeks of training that I was not extremely grateful for the presence of Mike in my life. He became not only my calisthenics trainer, but also my nutritionist, therapist, and friend. He found creative ways to challenge my strength and flexibility in spite of the fact that my injuries severely limited what I could do.

Today he continues to encourage me, motivates me to push past my perceived limits to get results, and yet he knows how much I am capable of. He makes each workout challenging, creative and most importantly, fun! He also places a high value on correct form with each exercise. I have gained immense knowledge on proper form and technique needed to reduce the risk of injury. Mike has also instilled in me the confidence and discipline I need to continue to improve my body and mind through sound nutrition and the right types and amounts of physical activity. I have lost fifteen pounds and have never felt stronger or healthier. I have incredible energy, my balance and flexibility have improved immensely all while making a fully recovery.

Juliette G

During my time with Mike and MRG Fitness I have had astonishing improvements in my body weight, strength and endurance. I started training with Mike weighing 230lbs and now I am a leaner 180lbs. His programs helped me improve my strength and endurance. Mike knows how to push you to do those extra reps and how to build your confidence up. I recommend MRG Fitness to everyone.”

Chris Kenny

“Training with Mike transformed my appearance more confidence to walk across that stage with my head held high and be proud of my body. The time I spent in his studio was so valuable to me. Mike taught me new techniques and exercises but went beyond our time together to teach me how to properly eat to make the most of my body so I would be in my personal best shape.
He was understanding and motivating and new the right amount of pressure to put on me. I would recommend him to anyone, regardless of what their goals are.”

-Miss New York 2012 Contestant, Top 3

Maria DeSantis

“Thanks to MRG Fitness I’ve lost 55+ lbs and I’m in the best shape and health of my life! It’s only taken me months to achieve what I have been trying to achieve in years. Mike is a great trainer with a great personality and attitude that will have you leaving every workout with a great sense of achievement. Thank you Mike for believing in me and pushing me to limits I never thought possible, I couldn’t have achieved that 5:15 plank without you! If you are serious about losing weight, weight training and conditioning taught the “right way” in a private, comfortable environment then MRG is the place to go. Stop the nonsense,go to MRG today-you’ll be happy with the results!”

Dominick S.

Throughout the past year I have made many failed attempts to tighten and tone my body, working with trainers and even changing my diet considerably with little to no results. My time with Mike Marchese and the training I received at MRG Fitness has been a great help to my appearance, confidence, and energy—along with getting me a six pack just in time for summer! Mike showed me training I’ve never seen before, along with help and guidance with my daily nutrition that added to my results! I recommend MRG Fitness to anyone looking to get in the best shape of their life!

Laura C

As someone who has been “on a diet” and “watching my weight” since 12 years old, I have NEVER learned so much before as I have during my 8 months working with Michael. Not only has my body seen a transformation from working out at MRG, my mind has seen a transformation on how I look at myself. Michael is more than a fitness trainer. His knowledge goes way beyond any trainer I have ever experienced and has taught me so much about my own body! He has pushed my mind and body more than I ever imagined. He has been a great motivation and teaches us that our expectations and visions are never out of sight.

I came to Michael, newly engaged with the idea of “getting in shape” for my wedding. I started to see results right away. It was astonishing that just 45 minutes 2-3 times a week could transform and change my body! After two weeks of honeymooning, I found my self MISSING MRG!

Christina L


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