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Our staff at Relentless Fitness & Training consists of a close-knit team of motivated, experienced, and certified trainers. Co-founded by Matt Strout and Paul Alvear, they bring over 20 years of combined experience in the fitness industry, sports specific community, boxing community, and overall health and wellness field. The Relentless family of trainers includes men and women dedicated to our members and have a personal stake in the experience of every individual that enters our facility.
Matt Strout is the co-founder of Relentless Fitness & Training. He is a certified personal trainer that specializes in weight loss, conditioning, and teaching the art of boxing and Muay Thai kickboxing. Matt is an NJ boxing certified coach as well and prides himself in working one on one with competitive boxers. He helped lead 141 LB Finalist Alberto Dell Valle to the Golden Gloves Finals in 2015. During a four-year career at Centrastate Fitness & Wellness Center, he also developed experience in corrective exercise, functional movement, strength & power training, and has helped many clients reach their personal fitness goals.
Matt grew up with a strong influence in exercise with his father and uncle having owned gyms and participated in bodybuilding competitions. After working in the corporate gym environment, Matt decided to take a leap of faith with Jordan Kaufman by his side in an attempt to recreate the fitness industry. He is extremely passionate and dedicated to motivating and leading others to their own successes every day. Having a facility to call his own is a dream come true for Matt, and he hopes to influence as many lives as possible through Relentless Fitness & Training.
Paul Alvear is the General Manager and a Certified Personal Trainer. He specializes in weight loss and conditioning. He prides himself in program design and following a regimen in the best interest of his clients. Paul participated as a student athlete on the baseball field through high school and into college. He understands what it takes to maintain a balanced schedule between your health and wellness and your daily schedule.
He enjoys working with teams and groups training for sport specific results and to prepare for events and races. He has experience working with the Jackson Memorial High School Baseball Program and Manalapan High School Baseball Program during pre-season training as well as the Jackson Memorial Lacrosse and Varsity Football Program for preseason training.
Paul is a graduate of Kean University where he received his Bachelors of Science Degree in Health Administration and specialized in commercial recreation. He enjoys being part of the daily operations at Relentless Training and has a great grasp on understanding what the members here want. He is open to working with everyone and anyone. Individuals that have a specific goal that motivates them are a great fit for him. If you have a barrier or accomplishment you want to reach in any aspect of life, or if you are willing to be open minded and show up to workout, Paul has exceptional leadership skills that will take you to places in your fitness life you have never been. His passion is to change your life along with your body. Paul’s goal is to continue to create the best environment possible for everyone, starting with the Relentless Fitness member base. He strives to help lead the business through ultimate growth in the fitness industry and truly has a passion for success within yours and his lifestyle.
Pete Strout is a Certified Personal Trainer who specializes in combining strength and fitness to help create a stronger body and a strong positive mind. As a former competitive bodybuilder and gym owner, he brings more than 30 years of experience in helping people reach their fitness goals and aspirations. Take that first step in changing your life forever.
Hillary Kagan Hirschberg is a Certified Personal Trainer. Hillary has been a founding member of Relentless Fitness and Training since 2012. She attributes her weight loss and fitness accomplishments to the dedicated work of Relentless Trainers. This experience has motivated her to impart this knowledge to others. Teaching for 33 years within the NYC school system additionally enables her to be sensitive to the client’s needs and goals.
Hillary has her Bachelor of Arts in studio art from Brooklyn College along with her Masters of Arts in secondary art education from Brooklyn College and her Masters Equivalent in studio art social work from Brooklyn College and Adelphi University.
She is extremely passionate and believes “Nothing succeeds like success.” Hillary’s weight loss and fitness success continue to motivate her to achieve higher goals, not only for herself but also for the client. She strives to educate and motivate the client by instructing and discussing strategies and challenges that may arise during their fitness journey. Ultimately, Hillary is determined to create a recipe for a healthy lifestyle that will empower the client so that they will be able to achieve and maintain their goals.
Franco Fabiano is a Certified Personal Trainer. He focuses on exercise programming, body composition, cardiovascular assessments, strength assessment, anaerobic testing, speed, power, agility, and flexibility training. He is a graduate of East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania 2011 where he obtained his Bachelor of Science in exercise science with a concentration in sport and exercise conditioning.
Franco enjoys motivating people to not only reach their desired goals, but to live healthier lives through fitness.
Franco lives his own life on the firm belief that “Success is never final, failure is never fatal, and it is the courage to continue that counts.”
Franco works with a range of clients, from creating specific programs for sports athletes to creating challenging fitness routines for those who want to improve all aspects of their lives. He is dedicated to differentiating his programs based on the diverse needs of his clients. In his time spent at Relentless he has experience in preparing his clients for many events which include the Stephen Stiller 5k, Trenton Half Marathon 2013, Disney 10 Mile Tower of Terror 2013, Hershey 10k 2015, New Jersey Half Marathon 2015, Disney Crossfit Games 2014, Disney Castaway 5k 2014/2015, and the Disney Half Marathon 2016 just to name a few.
Evan VanArsdale has enjoyed fitness ever since he walked into Relentless at age 13, he instantly fell in love with boxing and the essence of fitness and coaching. Boxing is not only the physical aspect but is also a very mental sport, which has shaped his life and fitness career. He focuses on Boxing, speed, agility, body weight, and endurance training.
Evan was dedicated to becoming better and better at boxing and committed almost all of his time to it at a young age. Shaping and learning more and more about the sport itself. He also spent his time shadowing the team day in and day out and mastering the relentless coaching way. He is immensely passionate about being motivating and pushing each and every member.
Aside from personal training, Evan is concluding his 2-year Health and Fitness Technology Program at OCVTS. His ultimate plan is to continue on the journey of Relentless and continue to strengthen this industry.
Drew Keller is a Coach who specializes in Strength Training, Conditioning for High Intensity Sports, Bodybuilding, Weight Loss, and Lifestyle. He has been training and working out since the age of 8 and was a multisport athlete growing up, Wrestling, Football, Baseball, and Dance.
Drew takes many aspects of his training and applies it to his everyday life, as training is not just something he does, it is a way of life. He passionately believes in the power of mindset and preparing the mind for life and events that may occur throughout it, which is part of the Relentless mantra “We train for life!”.
Leah Schmidt is a certified personal trainer and group aerobics instructor through AAAI. She is currently balancing her drive for being at the facility, working with others and continuing her education to receiving her associates in health and physical education.
She has experience working with special populations and hopes to bring a new level of comfort to Relentless for anyone who fits those categories.With using her experience and knowledge, she makes it a necessity to help every individual find confidence in themselves the healthy way.
NEXT GENERATION COACH IN TRAINING
Lexi Klinger has been in love with fitness since day one of stepping into Relentless at 12 years old. Fitness is her passion. She wants to take all of the knowledge that we have gave her and will continue to give her and take it to a whole different level of fitness!
She does everything from boxing, to lifting heavy, light, body weight, etc. Everyday she comes in and all she wants is to learn. “ You learn one new thing everyday”. That quote stays in her head 24/7 but she doesn’t want to just learn one thing each day... she wants a million new things to learn each and everyday.