“Gregg Avedon, NASM-CPT has been in the fitness industry for over 30 years. His dedication throughout that time as a professional model traveling the world and personal trainer have earned him unparalleled success, which is why he has perfected the art of staying in top shape year round.

Gregg has been on the cover of Men’s Health magazine more than anyone in history with over 20 covers. He has also written for Men’s Health magazine, including a monthly column that was spun into his popular book, Muscle Chow, his other book, the 14 Day Get Lean Diet, and his groundbreaking nutrition plan Truth Diet. He’s written and hosted television segments for the Discovery Health Channel, and was named among the 5 best bodies in the industry by People Magazine.  In addition to all that, he’s also modelled for Giorgio Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Krizia, Trussardi and Valentino Garavani.”

Gregg and his family recently moved to Evergreen, and I learned that both he and his wife are, like me, Miami natives.  Gregg is now offering personal training to clients in the Denver metro area, including Evergreen, and I was fortunate to speak to him recently and learn more about his philosophy.

How did you get into the business of fitness? 

I started training at 15 in high school, I played football and team sports, and started competing in teen body building competitions.  I moved into modeling from there, and worked as a health and fitness model, and also modeled for some top designers. At one point, I moved to New York for a few years in my 20’s and studied acting. I modeled and wrote for Men’s Health for several years.

Q – What sets you apart from other fitness trainers?  

I’m empathetic, intuitive and I place a high value on my clients’ feeling safe.  My priorities are listening to them, and getting them results. I look at each client as an individual. When I’m working with a client, as far as I’m concerned, they’re my only client that day.

My goal for each of my clients is to get them great results.  I want to help them to be more mindful about nutrition because performance is all about what you eat.  They are choosing to spend their valuable time with me, and their time is very important to me. I want them to walk out in a better place than they came in.

I emphasize body shaping because when people look good, they feel better about themselves, they have more confidence.  And I enjoy getting to know my clients, hearing about what’s going on in their lives. We have a good time.

Self-care is a popular topic for women over the last few years.  Do you find it’s more difficult for men to prioritize taking care of themselves?  What would be your advice to a man when it comes to taking good care of himself? 

It is harder for men to think about things like taking care of themselves.  Men have the notion of what it means to be a man, they have their own stresses to deal with, and self-care isn’t always a priority. But there are things a man can do, basic grooming, for example, makes a big difference. Besides exercise and nutrition, I do recommend that men moisturize their skin.  It doesn’t take a lot of time and it helps keep skin young and healthy.  

What is one piece of advice you would give to someone looking to start a fitness program?

I would say they will get out exactly what they put in.  If you put in 100% effort, that’s what you are going to get back in results.

It’s clear you’re passionate about what you do. What else are you passionate about?

I’m passionate about nature and the outdoors, my family, animals, excellence, photography.

Gregg’s positive attitude, and his knowledge and experience with health and fitness is abundantly clear when you meet him, as well as his commitment to supporting others to achieve their own great results. He offers a free consultation and can be reached at 305-798-4109; gavedon@att.net.

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