A lifelong athlete with boundless energy and a passion for helping people reach their greatest potential, Nick Castellano is an elite trainer, triathlon competitor and coach.
Nick works with a wide range of clients, from the novice to the division 1 collegiate athlete, to the older person needing to regain fitness -- all inspired by Nick's energy and enthusiasm, and genuine belief in the potential of each individual.
As a trainer, Nick has perfected his brand of fitness, based on the understanding that there are "no infomercials" or short cuts. Using his multi-faceted expertise and over 18 years of experience, he brings it back to basics and creates specific, individualized programs that strengthen and prepare clients for sports-specific training.
Nick is a strong believer that working hard and trying your best are what matter most, and he embodies a "no excuses" philosophy in overcoming his own training injuries and setbacks. Most importantly, it is his true dedication and contagious love of athletics that ultimately inspires his clients to transform their lifestyle.
A native of Queens, New York, Nick's early success was in high school where he went undefeated as a wrestler, and in Track and Field, where he was ranked "fifth fastest in the five burrows". Born of his childhood fascination with Karate, he went on to become a national Karate competitor at the elite level. As a single parent raising his son, he worked in the construction business, but returned to his true love of fitness in 1998 as a trainer with the Equinox in New York City. Furthering his education, he moved to Florida to study massage therapy. Upon returning to NY seven years ago, he entered the sport of triathlon and quickly rose to be a nationally ranked, age group competitor.
Nick now specializes in coaching runners and triathletes, both privately and in conjunction with his personal training at Equinox in Great Neck, NY. Nick holds a broad range of accredited fitness certifications in the fields of personal training, running and triathlon coaching. He is also a national board certified and licensed massage therapist, with an understanding of injury prevention and recovery, and Active Release Therapy (ART)