HEAD TRAINER - GERRICK KING
With a master's degree in Exercise Physiology with a concentration in Performance Enhancement and Injury prevention and over 10 years of training experience, Gerrick takes pride in helping you reach your fitness goals, no matter what your starting point is.
Gerrick grew up in a family of competitive swimmers, so he was taught the importance of work ethic and discipline at a very early age. He earned his bachelor's degree from Rutgers University in Exercise Science and Psychology. While studying at Rutgers University, he interned at TEST Sports Club and Football Academy, where he was initially exposed to the world of Strength and Conditioning. He helped train NFL Combine prospects in preparation for the 2015 NFL Draft - Notable Athletes - Justin Hardy, WR - Atlanta Falcons.
After graduating, he simultaneously developed a personal training department from the ground up at a start-up gym while studying for his Master's degree in Exercise Physiology at California University of Pennsylvania.
Through these experiences, he was quickly recruited by Equinox in New York City. Within a year, Gerrick had a trained notable clients like Luke Sherwin - CEO of Casper. While working in the city, his training clients in New Jersey begged him to come back on the weekends to train them so he started a weekend bootcamp service called NJ Strength Lab. This was the spark that created his entrepreneural spirit.
Shifting gears to business - Gerrick got hired as a Program Manager for EXOS, where he was positioned with Prudential in Newark, NJ and then American Express in New York City. At EXOS, Gerrick created work place fitness initiatives to improve the quality of life for corporate workers.
Then he decided to open King Strength and Performance, the rest is history.