When did you start coming to the gym and how did you hear about it? “I’ve been a friend and client of John’s for a long
time. I’ve been here since the very beginning – I mean VERY beginning when I worked out at Reality Fitness in the Oregon District – John’s first gym. Because I have no sense of time or reality (pardon the pun), I don’t know how long ago that was.”
What advice do you have for newbies? My advice for newbies – don’t be a pussy and realize that John has your best interest at heart related to your fitness goals. If you wish to have your hand held and to be coddled – wrong gym.
What is your favorite class and/or your favorite part about class? “One on one training with John is second to none as are his cardio/ boxing classes. However, be prepared to have your ass kicked. If you don’t like to have your ass kicked – refer to the last sentence of question 2. I also spend a lot of time on the road and John has helped me develop programs that I can do in the shit hotels that I’m holed up in most of the time. The man is a true motivator.”
How do you stay motivated? “You are either motivated or you are not – enough said.”
If you were telling somebody about the gym, how would you describe it? “The best way to describe Drake’s Downtown Gym is with a comment a woman gave me years ago about the place. She said that she quit going because there were not enough mirrors for her to look at herself while she worked out. That’s how I describe the gym.”
Learn more about Eric at www.ericjerardi.com