For the past four years, Joseph V. Lazo has worked at some of New York City’s most elite fitness clubs, including New York’s David Barton Gym and Complete Body, and has made a point of educating himself in myriad disciplines in order to develop the workout his clients have come to depend on. Lazo currently holds five certifications, in ACE, NCCPT, CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Movement & Mobility, and CrossFit Kettlebell Trainer.
While Lazo has mastered his craft, it is not something he always had his sights set on. Prior to delving into the fitness world, he modeled for A-list brands including Calvin Klein, Hugo Boss, Y-3, and DSquared. A career off the runway followed, and Lazo worked behind the scenes as a buyer, a manager of high-end Miami boutiques, and sales representative for Prada. Still, Lazo knew there was something else he was meant to achieve.
Lazo’s signature workout combines elements of CrossFit, Muay Thai, and functional mobility and movement to give his demanding clients—many of whom come from the upper levels of the business and entertainment world—the sort of world-class workout they need.
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