"I have been working with Ed for the last few years. I don’t just consider Ed my personal trainer, I consider him my partner in health. Through our partnership, I have come to appreciate a holistic, interconnected approach to doing what’s right for my body, for myself, for my family and for my health in general. I am not a gym rat and I certainly don’t love to work out. I exercise (and sometimes eat right . . .) to give myself the best shot of being there for my family for as long as possible. Ed implicitly understands that. He feels the same way about his family.
Ed seamlessly introduces exercises that are specific to my every day life — whether it is working on intervals to improve my speed on the tennis court or shoring up my core strength and posture to perform daily tasks. Ed is nonjudgmental and calls things like he sees them. I feel comfortable sharing concerns (or bad habits) with Ed because I know he will treat my information with caring and thoughtfulness.
Ed truly is a unique mix of qualities and strengths. He is bright, personable, knowledgable, and a very good person. Hats off to you Ed!"
- Ellen (Client)
"I am so grateful to have Ed Napper in my life! As a Type 1 Diabetic who is lucky enough to also have Rheumatoid Arthritis, I am very cautious with personal trainers. The 'no pain no gain' philosophy has put me out of commission for weeks or months at a time.
My personal goal in training always been to keep moving, to avoid complications and stay healthy. I appreciate that Ed listens to my needs and adapts to my issues of the day. Over months, he has really gotten to understand how my body works and doesn't and is able to push me to the edge of what I can do, without ever taking it too far.
I came to Ed to stay healthy. I have accomplished this and also gotten a whole lot more out of my time working with him. I feel great, look fit and have an amazing friend who really cares about me.
I would honestly recommend Ed to anyone (I've seen some of his other clients!)- but especially those who are worried about getting started and working out in a safe way when they have health limitations."
- Stacy (Client)
"REENGINEERING. That is what Ed does. He reengineers your body which leads to your entire well-being improving. Ed delivers . . . a new body, a new psyche, and new approach to your daily routine. Ed learns your body and tailors his training to YOUR needs. It's not copycat. It's focused and on target. Having a severe case of scoliosis and back surgery, Ed has taken my body to new levels as well as my mental approach to fitness, diet, and lifestyle. I can actually "live" and compete daily thanks to Ed's work and guidance. I am blessed to have Ed as my fitness and training guru. Get REENGINEERED . . . let Ed push you to be better. You won't regret it."
- Brian (Client)
To give some context to what I have to say about Ed Napper, I think it important to understand my own background. I trained with Ed for over a year from 2014 to 2015. Prior to that, I’d trained with various coaches, using a myriad of equipment ranging from therabands to club-bells and everything in between. Over the last 15 years, I’ve been a member of a national judo team, as well as an officer in a special reconnaissance unit in an active military. The only reason Ed and I stopped training together is because I left New York City.
Besides Ed’s extensive knowledge about nutrition, training methodologies, and injury rehabilitation, his demeanour on the training floor sets him apart from the rest. Ed does not need to scream at you in order to get the most out of you. His quiet manner manages to squeeze every last drop of effort from you in a way no drill sergeant could achieve. He motivates. He listens. He has expectations. The beauty of it all is that his expectations become your own, and surpassing them is a joint accomplishment.
I learnt more about my own body’s mechanics and capabilities in the time I spent training with Ed than I did as a competitive sportsman or as an active duty soldier. Ed was able to harness my army approach and mentality and channel it into effective, results-producing training sessions. Ed truly sets the standard when it comes to training his clients, as well as himself. He lives what he teaches, and leads by example. I’m honoured to call Ed a friend, and am truly grateful for what I learned from him.
Ed has ruined me for any other trainer.
When I set out to find a new personal trainer I looked for three qualities: 1. Smart; 2. Very knowledgeable of the field; 3. Strong enough to not allow me to dominate. With Ed I got everything I wanted. I have a very strong personality that respects intelligence, proficiency, and strength because without all three, I will lose respect and then run over the trainer, not accomplish my goals, and waste his time and my money. Ed is excellent for me since I was not easy and early on, I balked at some things he wanted me to do. There were days I was absolutely frustrated and angry with him and a few times I worked with him and we did not speak beyond instruction and correction about proper form. Over time I came to realize the person I was really angry with was myself. I learned to take direction, I grew to trust him increasingly and without reservation as desired results began to appear. He refocused my thinking and behavior on so many things starting with diet, then learning to believe in myself and to own my own “stuff,” and understanding that real, sustained change does not come easily nor quickly. As much as I admire, respect and highly recommend him, I must also say that Ed is not for everyone; meaning--if you are not really serious about training and not willing to make the sustained commitment required on all fronts, you’re likely to be unhappy, because he will “sniff” that out very fast.
- Rick (Client)
"In my line of work we have a saying: If you think good advice is expensive, wait until you see how much bad advice costs you. I can’t help but think how these words also apply in the world of health and fitness. Ed’s training and advice are best in class. He has meticulously developed his own unique training plan and the incredible results are achieved safely. Ed teaches you what to do, and perhaps more importantly, what not to do. I could not be happier training with Ed!"
- Scott (Client)
"I began working with Ed after witnessing how he transformed a good friend of mine. Those results were no fluke; and I too quickly began to benefit. Ed is dedicated to his clients, results driven with a strong work ethic, but also a pleasure to be around. It's work hard, play hard - pain yielding pleasure... I look great, I feel great - and as a friend recently commented, I went from "fat ass" to "phat ass!". Woot! Woot!"
- Omar (Client)
"I have been working with Ed for a little over two years. I came to him after working with two other trainers so I had some experience with what it is like to have a trainer. Ed exceeded my expectations. He has taken my training to the next level. I am HIV positive and was suffering from chronic fatigue and depression. Ed took this into consideration when we started working together. He specifically tailored our workouts to my body and health concerns. Needless to say, I am feeling much better, sleeping better and feeling great.
Ed has the attitude of determination which is a great quality in a trainer. He pushes me further towards my goals yet never forces me past my comfort level. In working with Ed the last 2 years, I have yet to acquire an injury from strength training and am very satisfied with my progress. My husband is also very satisfied with my training results. In fact, I have reached many of my goals and we have made new ones together. He is the best trainer I’ve worked with yet and I highly recommend him. "
"I came to Ed on a mission. I'm an actor, and needed to look camera ready immediately. To put it simply, he changed my body completely. I feel confident, strong, and above all, empowered in my industry. While our sessions our tough, he always gives me the support and guidance needed to get through that extra mile. His work is targeted and specific - and I've never met another trainer who will work as closely with clients and their goals. I'm forever grateful for our work together."
- Arielle (Client)
"I was fortunate enough to have met Ed when he first started training at Equinox, little did I know, I hit the jackpot when I was paired with him for my initial training package. I never intended to continue after the first 6 sessions but, we connected and I saw progress fast! He is a super-star human being and that is evident in everything he does, particularly personal training. He is a perfect example of what following your heart can lead to; he lives consciously aware of each step, always focusing on the positive. His energy is contagious and powerful. I never expected I would exceed the goals I set but, if you work with Ed the sky is the limit!!!"
I’ve had the pleasure of calling Ed my trainer for over 3 years. During that time his expertise and passion for his craft has helped me achieve a complete transformation both physically and mentally; something no other trainer has been able to accomplish in my 20+ years of working with fitness professionals. Under Ed’s supervision I’ve lost 32lbs (current 185lbs; previous 217lbs), shed off 7% of body fat (current: 11%; previous 18%), have increased my strength & speed, and have a completely different outlook on physical fitness.
Ed is a compassionate human being who invests 100% in his clients every single day. He is patient, professional, educated, and knows how to properly communicate/ motivate his clients without any form of intimidation. Ed understands that it takes more than just strength training to achieve the goals we all walk in the door with on day one. Whether your desire is to lose weight, gain muscle, increase speed or just feel better, Ed is able to craft a program that is tailor-made for you and, as equally important, realistic and attainable. Most importantly, Ed’s expertise and guidance does not stop at the end of each session. He checks in on your days off to see how you’re feeling (physically and mentally), what you’re eating, offers supplement recommendations; all of which help keep you motivated. This goes way above and beyond what I could have ever expected out of a trainer which shows me that he truly is the best of the best. For all of these reasons and so much more, I highly recommend Ed to anyone looking to advance their fitness goals (regardless of age, gender or build.)
- Jeff (Client)
"I have really enjoyed working with Ed. He is an expert in his field and will create a customized plan to help you achieve your goals. The bottom line is that you will get the results that you are looking for."
- Jack (Client)
"Ed literally changed my life. He is the real deal. Ed filled in the missing pieces on nutrition, functional movement and the importance of rest and recovery. And then he took it one step further by motivating and inspiring me to push a little harder and go beyond what I thought I could do. And I take that with me to other aspects of my life both in work and personal relationships. I hear his voice when something seems daunting ahead of me. “Keep going…keep pushing…keep your head up. If you need to take a break ok, but get back up and finish.” I admire Ed for his integrity and character to always do the right thing for me. I trust him and I will always be grateful for helping me upgrade my life to perform my best at everything I do."