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I saw incredible improvements in all aspects of my speed, agility, and mental toughness

As a division I athlete, there is a lot of emphasis on off-season training. With the help of Tony Sabanos and Xcellerated speed, I was able to return back to preseason in shape and without injury. Tony gave me the tools to rehab a previous injury and prevent others from occurring. He also helped me implement proper nutrition and running techniques to help me get the most out of every workout. I saw incredible improvements in all aspects of my speed, agility, and mental toughness and wouldn’t have been able to do it without the knowledge and motivation Tony has to offer.

 

Maura Keith
Boston College field hockey defender

Best collegiate season of my career

Training with Xcellerated Speed and with the superb help from Tony Sabanos, my soccer game was elevated in less than one summer. After a month of training with Tony, I noticed peaks in my speed, running technique, and agility. Tony’s knowledge not only in speed training, but also nutrition and injury prevention helped me excel in my senior year at Susquehanna University, making it to the Sweet 16 in San Antonio. Working with Xcellerated Speed training, I not only had the best collegiate season of my career, but I made a great connection in Tony Sabanos.

Sam Meister
Right Back Susquehanna University & PA Classics

Took my soccer game to a new level

Tony Sabanos and Xcellerated Speed training took my soccer game to the next level. Tony helped me improve my speed, quickness, and agility. From his training, I gained exercise and nutritional knowledge that I will use throughout my athletic career. Tony pushed me to achieve the goals that I set at the beginning of our working together. Working with Tony was both gratifying and rewarding in terms of working out with a purpose.

Todd Pratzner
Center Back Philadelphia Union and PA Classics Academy

I definitely became a better athlete/football player working with Tony Sabanos

I definitely became a better athlete/football player working with Tony Sabanos and Xcellerated Speed Training. He pushed me to my body’s limit every workout and with his expertise, gave me that edge I have always been looking for. It moved my physical and mental toughness to that next level. The training helped with my athleticism, football skills, functional strength, and most importantly, the belief that I can achieve my GOALS. ” You as an athlete always have two choices: get better or worse. With Tony and XS you only have one option..You will get better! TRUST ME!!

Clarence Curry
Former Arizona Cardinal, Philadelphia Soul and current Reading Express Football Player

With Tony and Cody’s program my cardio, endurance, and footwork improved dramatically.

As an older athlete conditioning takes on even more importance. Working with Tony and Cody’s program my cardio, endurance, and footwork improved dramatically. There knowledge and motivational ability inspired me to push myself even further than I thought possible. I would definitely work with the two of them again if given the chance.

Mark Stout
Reading Express Offensive Tackle

Our players were faster, stronger, and more prepared for the season.

In 2008, the Wilson Bulldog’s Girls Soccer Team went 23-5 to become Berks County Champions. They went on to become not only Berks County Champions, but Berks Division 1 Champions, District III Semi-Finalist, and PIAA State Semi-Finalist.

The training techniques used by Tony and his staff made an immediate impact. Our players were faster, stronger, and more prepared for the season. Using proven fitness strategies and excellent motivation, our players could not wait for the next season. It was a key ingredient for our success.

Tim Fick – Head Coach
Wilson Bulldog’s Girls Soccer Team

If your looking to get an edge on your competition, Tony is the guy you want to train with

If your looking to get an edge on your competition, Tony is the guy you want to train with. His commitment and dedication towards making athletes the best is second to none! Tony improved my strength, endurance and conditioning in a short amount of time and got me ready for the Reading Express 08′ and 09′seasons. Train with Tony and be the best you can be on the field!

Eric “Rock” Rockhold
Reading Express Football Kicker

The job Tony and Cody did for us and our team this year was priceless

This year the Reading Express are off to a 10 – 3 start with hopes of clinching their fourth straight conference championship. In 2008, the Reading Express went 12-5 to become the Northern Division Champs. Their record over the last 3 seasons is 41-11 with 3 straight conference championship appearances and 1 league championship appearances.

The job Tony and Cody did for us and our team this year was priceless. They made the guys on our team faster, stronger, and more durable for the longevity of our season! We look forward to continuing our relationship with Xcellerated Speed Training program for years to come.

Chris Thompson – Assistant General Manager
Reading Express

This speed and endurance training has helped to prevent injuries and improved my tennis game

Since injuring my back three years ago, Tony has been working with me to get stronger and faster. This speed and endurance training has helped to prevent injuries and improved my tennis game. I have been ranked in the top 50 nationally in girls 14 tennis, and am currently ranked 97 in Girls 16’s nationally and third in Middle States sectional Girls 16 and under. Thank you Xcellerated Speed Training

Cara Wirth
Wilson Tennis

Thanks to Tony Sabanos, a personal trainer and specialist in performance nutrition, I am on the road to a much healthier lifestyle.

In the past couple of years, I made attempts to exercise, and what I thought was eating better, hoping to lose a few pounds. I would continue to get frustrated, as I would not see any results. My husband would occasionally ask me when I was going to go back to the gym, knowing that exercising would make me feel better. I would reply, “one of these days”. Then my clothes started to get tighter. Plus turning 50 did not help in thinking if I would ever be able to get on the right track.

After my husband encouraged me to come to the gym with him I did and I sat down with Tony and discussed proper nutrition. I never imagined that in a couple of months I would lose 12lbs, reduce inches as well as reducing my bodyfat from 24%20to 13.2%. The primary change was my eating habits. I would have never believed that I would have lost weight eating so much food. I then had some personal training sessions with Tony who set up a program for me which includes monitoring my heart rate while exercising and doing cardio. I now get to the gym at least five days per week, and feeling guilty if I don’t. I look forward to Tony’s continued support and guidance. Thanks to Tony Sabanos, a personal trainer and specialist in performance nutrition, I am on the road to a much healthier lifestyle.

Peg Hockley
Personal Training Client

In the 6 weeks that I have been following this plan, I have lost approximately 6 pounds, dropped a pants size, my body is leaner and stronger and my skin is clearer and softer!

I just wanted to let you know how happy I am with the results that I am seeing after implementing the nutritional eating plan that you put together for me. I attended your Nutrition Seminar and after hearing what you had to say I knew I needed to do something to see more results from my workouts.

In the 6 weeks that I have been following this plan, I have lost approximately 6 pounds, dropped a pants size, my body is leaner and stronger and my skin is clearer and softer! It’s truly amazing to see the changes. I have been trying to lose “belly fat” for years and I can honestly tell you that I have with my “new style” of eating. The plan is very easy to follow.

Thank you so much for providing me with the means to achieve results that I have been struggling with for years!!

Kathy Hiester
Nutritional Counceling Client

You were always prompt for our appointments and pushed me to my full potential!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all of your support throughout training. Your enthusiasm and knowledge enabled me to reach the short term goals you and I set together. Now, with the program you put together for me I am able to continue to strive and I am confident I will reach my long term goals.

I thought for sure I knew what a “healthy” diet was. Then I met you!! You educated me on what is “healthy” eating. Now I eat several meals a day and am able to maintain my desired weight. My energy level has skyrocketed! I feel GREAT!

For year, I focused on cardio training and while I was able to shed pounds I was extremely bored with my routine and stopped seeing results. You encouraged me to weight train., and put together a program designed specifically for my body type. I was hesitant of weight training. I thought I would “bulk up”. Thanks for reassuring me that with your program combined with nutrition I would see definition. This is what I had been trying to accomplish through cardio for quite a number of years. After several weeks of my trainer challenging me, and grueling mornings of pain I started to see results! Now I weight train consistently to maintain my lean physique.

Tony, you were always prompt for our appointments and pushed me to my full potential!
Thanks Tony!

Katie Erdman
“Survivor of the Tony Sabanos Challenge”

I am a believer!

I am writing this testimony because I am a believer! I have been exercising since the age of 18. So it has become a lifestyle for me. I never entertained the idea of a personal trainer before because I was always a self-motivator, and disciplined where exercise was concerned and my theory was I didn’t need a personal trainer. My curiosity got the best of me and I decided to try the nutritional program and training regimen put together by Tony Sabanos. Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks!!! The program was 6 weeks of training twice a week along with a nutritional consultation.

After going through the 6 week program, I am pleased to tell you that I have lost five and a half pounds, eight and a half inches in all over body measurements and two percent of body fat in only 6 weeks!! I signed up for more sessions with Tony. My weight continues to decline, I feel fantastic, and I feel fit. It is amazing to me how these weeks of training and nutrition have physically and mentally changed me for the better. I have since abandoned my theory of having a personal trainer. I now know how highly effective a good personal trainer can be. Thank you!

Sandy Wysocki
Personal Training Client

My son Christian is stronger and faster than he’s ever been

The work that Tony Sabanos has done with my son Christian Melecio and myself has been outstanding. His dedication to his work and making people attain their goals far exceeds anyone I have ever worked with. His professional expertise in nutrition and training is top-notch. I have been working out for 10 years with weights and never in those years have I felt so strong and powerful. This method of working out gives 100% results. I lost 20 pounds and 4 inches off my waist and my energy levels are 100% better.

My son Christian is stronger and faster than he’s ever been. He has impressed the coaches with his skills on the court and his level of conditioning. Christian’s level of play on the basketball court is the most intense it has ever been.

I would recommend Tony Sabanos to anyone for personal training on any level. I’ve been training with Tony Sabanos for 4 weeks on my karate training and it has been a lot better. My kicks and punches are 100% stronger and my conditioning is getting better every day,. I’m very happy with everything he’s done for me and my son. Thank you Tony Sabanos for everything you have done for me. (Great Work).

Ramon Melecio
LinkTech Inc.

Todd Long

I have been a member of a gym for the past two years. I recently discovered that just being a member doesn’t get results. I decided to give it one last try this past March when I was introduced to my personal trainer. After a short conversation, his sincerity convinced me to sign up for twelve sessions.

I must say I was totally embarrassed by my performance when my trainer gave me my initial Microfit. I started to wonder if it was possible to make any kind of improvement, but after three or four sessions I started to see and feel the changes. I play one-on-one basketball with my 16 year old son once or twice a week. In the past, I have had to take a breather after the first ten minutes or so, but now I am proud to say that after a half hour of continuous play, I’m still going strong.

My trainer suggested that I see Tony Sabanos regarding nutrition. What a fantastic job he has done putting a menu together for me. I soon realized that I was not on a diet, but tha I had simply changed my eating habits. As a matter of fact, I eat more than I did before!(Thanks Tony)

To date, I’ve lost 40 pounds, 7 inches on my waist, and lowered my body fat from 25% to 15%! I am exceptionally proud to say that I am also the winner of the local contest at my gym . My only regret is that I waited until age 49 to get into the best shape of my life.

Special thanks to Tony for changing my life.

Todd Long
Nutritional Counceling Client

Anyone considering working with Tony Sabanos Re: You Can Do it!

2003 Pennsylvania State Singles Tennis Champion, Varsity Tennis Player for the South Carolina Gamecocks

To become a NCAA Division 1-A tennis player at a top-ranked school, I have had to supplement my tennis workouts over 10+ years by working with many different personal trainers. Each was adequate, but to keep up with the competition of the SEC, I have recently needed the best trainer available, and in Berks County, Tony Sabanos is decidedly that.

Tony is highly professional yet amicable in a supportive manner that ensures a positive experience. His style seems so natural that I almost didn’t notice how he consciously directs each workout in a way that is highly planned yet impressively adaptive.

In fact, it is my firm belief that Tony’s ability to assess and plan accordingly is his strongest asset, and a large part of what makes Tony clearly better than other trainers. He has a keen eye for body movement and a wealth of knowledge to allow him to specially tailor long-term training plans and individual workouts as he does. In the short time of six weeks, Tony was able to identify and correct the weaknesses and flaws in my movement and strength to an astonishing degree. I went to Tony with the lofty goals of significantly improving my strength, speed, agility, flexibility, and overall cardiovascular fitness, and he not only met but also exceeded all of my expectations.

While producing results, Tony’s workouts are also engaging and enjoyable. Each is emergent but focused, challenging, purposefully directed, and never boring or stale. I left every session exhausted and physically spent, but also gratified and highly motivated, regardless of how I had felt before I arrived to work out.
Fortunately, I was able to utilize this out-of-gym motivation in implementing Tony’s nutritional suggestions, which are nothing but solid. Tony offers a wide range of knowledge with regard to nutrition. His suggestions account for many concerns, including protein/carbohydrate ratios, vitamins, meal timing, energy levels, performance, and taste.

Tony’s nutritional knowledge, along with his eye for movement, understanding of kinesthetic intelligence, personable manner, and shown results make him the absolutely best trainer I have ever worked with or encountered. I enthusiastically recommend Tony Sabanos to anyone looking for a high performance trainer.

Grace Blakely
2003 Pennsylvania State Singles Tennis Champion, Varsity Tennis Player for the South Carolina Gamecocks

Thank you Tony, for making me realize there is so much more than calorie counting, and dieting when it comes to changing how I look and feel.

At 115lbs. I didn’t necessarily need to lose any weight. I did however, need to start eating healthier. I have a fundamental understanding of nutrition and would consider myself a healthy eater for the most part. I avoided fried food, ate lots of fruit and vegetables, and was able to stay away from most things considered junk. But I still needed help.

Because of my job as a Group Fitness instructor I exercise a lot, sometimes too much. I could feel the overtraining taking its toll on my energy levels. I could feel that my performance was being affected. I have always considered myself an athlete, and I wanted to start eating as such, so I could handle the demands for my job.

I went to Tony and told him my story. I wouldn’t mind losing 1 or 2 percent bodyfat, but primarily I wanted to eat to fuel my body so that it would work more efficiently for me, I said. He had me fill out a survey that questioned things like my sleep patterns, my weakness foods, my medications, and so on. He put me on the scale and we went from there. In no time at all Tony provided me with a meal plan that was specific and easy to understand. He recommended supplements, and reviewed everything with me answering my numerous questions.

Seems that even though I ate most healthy foods, I wasn’t eating as often as I should, or in the right proportions. For example, too many carbs not enough proteinat meals or vice versa. I learned how to couple foods together to eat for optimum performance and also for body fat loss. When I follow my nutrition plan, I feel better, I work out better, and I even sleep better. And the fact that my “skinny jean” are starting to get loose doesn’t hurt either!

Thank you Tony, for making me realize there is so much more than calorie counting, and dieting when it comes to changing how I look and feel.

Lisa Ostergaard
Personal Trainer/Group Fitness Director

He taught me to expect more from my body by demanding more from my mind

Tony was my personal trainer for four months. We trained twice a week for an hour. Many days I didn’t think I’d make it out of the gym alive! Somehow I always did!

Tony coordinated my workout regimen, counted my reps, changed my weights, spotted me when needed, and gave me his undivided attention and guidance each and every workout.

Tony encouraged me to push myself beyond my every limit. He taught me to expect more from my body by demanding more from my mind. It’s amazing how the mental and physical realms can produce results when the desire to achieve is there.

However, it’s not all about the workout. Nutrition is paramount. Tony taught me that making physical changes cannot happen without the synchronization of diet and exercise. He crafted an easy to follow food guide but the follow through was on me.

Tony not only talks the talk, but also walks the walk. It was motivating for me to see Tony drinking the Myoplex shakes. It made me realize physical aestheticism does not just happen, but rather attained through conscientious efforts. Tony facilitates this process utilizing his vast knowledge of nutrition and personal training.

The bottom line stands – If you have a will, Tony will show you the way.

Signed,

Karla Reppert

Karla Reppert
Personal Training & Nutritional Counceling Client

Once considered a placement pitcher, now I am considered a power pitcher.

I am a college baseball player. My position is pitcher. Throughout my life I was always trying to increase my velocity and endurance on the mound as well as my overall strength. Before visiting Tony, my bodyfat was at 23% and I had only 155 pounds of muscle on me.

Thanks to Tony, presently my bodyfat is 8.3% and I have 170 pounds of muscle on me. This change in my body elevated my game to a new level. Once considered a placement pitcher, now I am considered a power pitcher. I cannot say enough about the support and dedication given to me by Tony. Not only has my athletic ability increased, but my confidence level is through the roof.

Matt Burkhart
DeSales University Pitcher

The combination diet and fitness program increased my energy level tremendously while reducing my bodyfat from a lifetime high of 33% to 16.9%.

As I approached 40 my old workouts and diet seemed to continually become less effective. I was spending way to long in the gym without seeing the results that I used to, which became very discouraging. I had heard about Tony from several friends and started training with him in September. It took only two weeks after starting the personally designed nutrition and workout program to see results.

The combination diet and fitness program increased my energy level tremendously while reducing my bodyfat from a lifetime high of 33% to 16.9%. I have lost 12 pounds while spending only half the time in the gym. It has proven to be a much more effective and efficient workout. In addition, Tony has taught me how to use the equipment in a more technical way, which has greatly reduced my chance of injury. Tony is likely to go far in his career because of his positive attitude, level of professionalism, interest in continuing education, care and dedication. Keep up the great work Tony!

Kerry Engle
Personal Training Client

My life and my mindset have literally evolved and I have so much desire and incentive to continue living the way I am.

My name is Isaac and I’m going to tell you how Tony Sabanos has helped me turn my entire life around. Pretty much my whole life had been spent overweight, inactive, lazy, and all-around unhealthy. Last year I reached my low point.

So I joined a gym and went on that horrible Atkins diet. I was going regularly, but the results were slow to come and I quickly became discouraged. And then I ran into Tony. I talked to him about my situation and maybe I was just genetically predisposed to being “big-boned”. My best bet was to meet a girl that liked chubby guys. Tony didn’t want to hear that. His confidence to change my lifestyle was contagious and I hired him!

That day began my journey into the golden world of health and happiness. He told me that from the start that there would be some discomfort involved in the beginning. He wasn’t going to put me on a fad diet or routine, he was going to change the way my body and mind functioned for good! And he was right, Tony will never lie. The first week was tough, but Tony was always there for advice to tweak my program. I would also call him when I needed extra support and instruction. He said hang in there, the second week will get better. And again, he was right. I started to feel better and the weight started to gradually come off.

I passed the level of energy and strength that I had when I first started with him! I was happy with that, because I wasn’t able to figure out how to do it on my own. One day around week 4, Tony and I were talking about my progress, and he said to stick with it and watch that would happen. Then my body really started to respond to Tony’s program. Soon I lost 5 more pounds, then 10, then 20, then 30, then 40 pounds! It just kept peeling off and now I proudly weigh in at 234 pounds and counting! For a guy that is 6’4″, that’s exactly where I want to be.

60 pounds and 5 months later(you do the math) I now have energy, motivation, love for life, more attention from women than I can handle, and the knowledge that I am living the way I am supposed to!

Tony tells it to you straight, and is always there for you. His vast knowledge covers diets, supplements, exercise, medications, and anything else you might be concerned about. One misconception I had was I thought that you needed to exercise as much as possible to lose weight.

Not true…..I learned from Tony that nutrition is the key and exercise simply supplements that foundation you build.

He wants to know how you are doing and encourages you to update him regularly. Tony cares more about his client than he does about his client’s money. I have told many of my friends about Tony, and whenever someone else asks me how I did it I point them to Tony right away.

This testimonial is the least I could do. My life and my mindset have literally evolved and I have so much desire and incentive to continue living the way I am. I love eating correctly and exercising to maintain my mind and body. And this coming from a guy that used to live at the all you can eat buffets and Wing eating competitions! While I do enjoy the occasional impulse, I am never going back. Thanks a millions, Tony.

Isaac B.
Personal Training and Nutritional Client

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