Excel Fitness Welcomes New Trainer!

Gary Maher                                          B.S., UMass Amherst

Motivation for Fitness:

For over 20 years, I have been committed to helping individuals achieve a healthy and active lifestyle.  The first step is to realize and accept that you need to make some changes if you want to have success.  Believing and then practicing this truth will ultimately give you the results you want.

 Fitness is NOT a 12 week program, or until you reach your goal (this almost invariably relates to weight loss, or body composition change) but rather is from now until you die. This is a dietary and lifestyle change that can be permanent if you choose.

 Remember-we are creatures of habit.  Good habits can take over if they are nurtured.  Don’t ever say “I can’t”.  We choose to do things or not to do things!  We as humans are prone to take the easier way.  We like comfort and ease. Take comfort in this… Clean eating combined with regular, intense exercise, and plenty of rest will make you look and feel a way that you may have only dreamed of.

 Trainer Specialization:

 I will design a custom exercise and nutrition program for you, combining all aspects of fitness…strength training, cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, and nutrition.  “Being fit” and “looking good” is about making changes first on the inside and then on the outside.


I have been in the fitness industry since 1990, and earned a degree in Exercise Science from the University of Massachusetts. Before coming to Connecticut last year, I was in San Diego for 12 years running a personal training business, training all over San Diego County, as well as the General Manager for the San Diego Athletic Club. I worked as a Fitness Director at The Longfellow Sports Club in Natick, MA for 7 years prior to that. I have also taught spinning, boot camp, CrossFit, boxing, abs, and stretching classes.

 “EARN your shower everyday!”

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