BY NICOLE DIRENZO
Eddie O’Donnell is the owner of Iron Athletics, a new facility with a twist on a personal training right in Boca.
Iron Athletics is a one on one private training facility where a variety of impressive trainers can work with any client.
“Iron Athletics is private, it is exclusive,” said O’Donnell. “It is targeted for any client’s specific goals.”
O’Donnell is new to owning the facility, but his passion for fitness and sports, as well as his vast knowledge of personal training has led him to opening a desirable gym for any trainer and their own clients.
“I enjoy owning my own gym,” said O’Donnell. “I have built and designed it as what I think a gym should be.”
Iron Athletics has top of the line equipment, many of which are rare and unique, and are not found in many other facilities.
O’Donnell took time and consideration when designing his gym, ensuring that any goal can be met. He focused on free weights and cables so that any client can learn proper form and function as well as be continuously engaged.
There is also a turf strip for a variety of circuits, which is not only helpful for athletes, but any person looking to get fit.
The three types of training O’Donnell focuses primarily on are strength training, functional training and athletic training. Each if these target a variety of clients and their needs, whether it be muscle gain, weight loss or athletic purposes, such as sports teams and players. O’Donnell is able to train any type of athlete for any sport in his facility.
“Functional training is exercise and movements that are natural to the body,” said O’Donnell.
O’Donnell is also planning on beginning boot camps three times a week, which is open to anyone who is trying to work on their fitness goals. He explained that the first step for anyone to live a healthy lifestyle is to become motivated, which is part of a trainer’s job.
“If you are trying to gain motivation for a healthier lifestyle, it is crucial to get a trainer,” said O’Donnell. “Even professional athletes have trainers. You need accountability. With a trainer you have somebody to push you.”
Working out with a trainer provides a surplus of positive aspects for any person, whether they are just starting their fitness journey, or are an athlete; it is important to have somebody knowledgeable to motivate and help one learn.