Got me out of my rut and changed my view on how a gym should be. Motivating, perfect schedule for parents, the best trainers and class variations to keep it fresh and fun.
Jemand has been in the fitness industry for over 10 years. He
started out as a trainer in several big-box gyms in NJ and NYC, but
always knew he was destined for more. Jemand was always passionate
about the “personal” aspect of training and he knew that the people
he can impact and transform within a big-box gym were limited. He
wanted to touch more lives. Within 8 months of leaving a corporate
gym, Eze Fitness was born in 2010. Jemand rented out several
different spaces for a year until him and his
then-girlfriend-now-wife Kiko finally saved enough money to open
their first Eze Fitness gym in Neptune City, NJ in July 2011. Then
they opened their second Eze Fitness gym in Brick, NJ in the fall
Jemand quickly went from being just “him” to having an entire team. He realized he couldn’t do it alone. It took opening the 2nd gym to clearly understand how much his success as an entrepreneur depended on his ability to build, inspire, and lead a team. You can be the smartest, most talented, driven, and passionate business owner. However, without a great team, who believes in your core values and vision, none of what Jemand has today would have been possible.
Jemand has a Bachelor of Science in Sports Management – Fitness and Wellness from California University of Pennsylvania. He is certified through NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) and WITS (World Instructor Training Schools) as a CPT (Certified Personal Trainer). In addition, Jemand is a Certified Boxing Instructor through BFI (Boxing Fitness Institute). He is also a Certified Massage Therapist, which helps him further understand the complexities in sculpting and transforming the body. Jemand continuously invests in himself by attending yearly business conferences which forces him to grow and challenge himself. He is a firm believer in surrounding himself with like-minded people and meeting new experts and influencers.
Aside from being an owner and operator of Eze Fitness, Jemand is also a published author of “Breaking the Chains: Gaining Freedom from your Fat Loss Plateau” and creator of an in-home workout DVD called “Vacation Ready Body”. He also has an online coaching program called “Ripped Dad Quest”, where he works with dads around the world transform their dad bods into ripped bods and become a 2.0 version of themselves.
As much as he loves transforming and sculpting his clients’ bodies, Jemand takes pride in bettering his physique year after year. He has competed in 7 NPC Bodybuilding shows and have placed in the top 4 in all, including winning the coveted overall title in the Middleweight Bodybuilding division. Jemand is also a professional athlete in the WBFF, by winning the Muscle Model division and becoming a WBFF Pro in December 2014. Above all else, Jemand is a devoted husband to Kiko and proud father to their son Kai, daughters Aya & Umi, and fur “baby” Winterfell. He loves a great meal, traveling the world, and going to the movies. Jemand’s humility, grit, self-discipline, optimism, and respect are winning character traits that he adapted from his mother and transcends his business and family life.