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Business Profile: GYMGUYZ

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GYMGUYZ founder Josh York, left, and Westchester franchise owner Sam Langer.
GYMGUYZ founder Josh York, left, and Westchester franchise owner Sam Langer.

So you want to get in shape but don’t feel like getting up at 5 a.m. a few days a week before work to hit the gym. Or you don’t have the energy to complete your workout in the evening.

For everyone who uses those old and worn out excuses, you’ll have to come up with something new. GYMGUYZ, a mobile personal training and fitness company, has recently started operating in Westchester, bringing a certified personal trainer and all the state-of-the-art equipment needed for a complete and stirring hour-long workout right to your door.

Josh York, a Plainview, N.Y. native and GYMGUYZ’s founder launched the business in 2008 from his mother’s couch when he was 25.

“We literally mobilize our staff of certified personal trainers to bring our state-of-the-art fitness equipment and training programs to the most accessible venue possible—their doors,” York said. “It’s that game-changing strategy that will allow us to continue growing our clientele through excellent service, as well as our national presence through franchising.”

In the past six years, GYMGUYZ has gained a foothold in Long Island, Queens and Manhattan. Now, York is franchising his company looking to expand its reach. He was introduced to Sam Langer , a 24-year-old Irvington resident, in December and brought him on in March as the company’s first franchisee to serve all of Westchester.

Langer, an Indiana University business graduate, was working as a project sports planner for ESPN in Bristol, Conn. when he heard of GYMGUYZ through his father and learned the company was looking for people to own and operate franchises. For someone who is a fitness enthusiast and who dreamed of opening his own business, GYMGUYZ represented a perfect fusing of his passions and expertise.

“I always loved fitness,” said Langer, a certified trainer, who will travel anywhere in Westchester to work with clients. “I’ve been into fitness for a long time now. I always wanted to do personal training. I wanted to go into business with personal training.”

GYMGUYZ is different not only because it travels to meet its patrons in clearly market vans but there are no memberships. Those who sign up receive the first visit for free and are given a body, fitness and nutrition assessment to customize every client’s regimen to help each individual meet their goals.

After 15 weeks the client is reevaluated and given a new assessment.

Clients have the opportunity to buy packages ranging from two to seven days a week. Appointments can start as early as 5 a.m. The latest hour workout starts at 10 p.m.

“It’s very convenient for the working family,” Langer said.

York said that GYMGUYZ not only does personal training but also group work in order to make it more affordable. If friends, neighbors, co-workers or organizations want to join together, the trainer can go to a park, an office or almost anywhere to accommodate those who want to get fit.

To learn more about GYMGUYZ, call 855-469-4899 or visit To reach Langer directly, call 914-586-2266.


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