Founding Member of Men's Health & Fitness Council
For several months I had driven past Heathy Bodies located on Chatham Road in Summit, NJ and had always wanted to check it out because it looked like a place where I could get results. It looked like a personal, well-equipped studio to receive one-on-one attention. In May, 2016 I stopped in and met the owner and lead trainer Darren DiGiacomo. Darren and I sat down and discussed my health and fitness goal, namely to lose body fat while simultaneously adding muscle mass. We quickly agreed on a plan forward and now it was time to get to work. Over the course of the next year, I visited the studio about 3 times per week and told Darren I would take his lead and be willing to put in the work; to essentially be a piece of clay that Daren could shape based on my personal goals to be a more healthy me. In addition to the 3 workouts per week, Darren offered nutrition guidance, as well as 1-2 supplemental cardio workouts on the weekends.
Due to a combination of Darren’s formal training, experience and personal motivation, and my efforts, I lost over 13 pounds of body fat while simultaneously adding about 8 pounds of muscle, for a net change of 21 pounds of body composition. My body fat index went from 22.8% to 17.3%. Not only did I feel a lot better, I looked a lot better. The leaner I got, the more muscular my body appeared to have as well. It was a great transformation through partnership. About a year in work has taken me to Boston but I continue to use the knowledge gained during my time with Darren and he checks in as well to see how I am doing against my goals.
For anyone interested in committing or recommitting themselves to their health and fitness goals, and who prefers a more personal training experience, you need to look no farther than Heathy Bodies in Summit, NJ – a truly high-quality, results-based fitness studio. - Chris Nickerson, Madison NJ
Working with Darren was both life changing and an absolute joy. Not only was he instrumental in my weight loss journey (87+ pounds lost and counting), he was always kind and willing to listen to my sometimes long rants. Our sessions were always interesting and very effective. He pushed when I needed to work harder, all the while being mindful of my limits. I highly recommend Darren if you’re serious about getting results. - N. Niang, Summit NJ
DARREN IS MY PERSONAL TRAINER. HE IS VERY CARING AND ATTENTIVE TO WHAT EACH CLIENT NEEDS: WHAT THEIR LIMITS ARE, AND HOW FAR
HE CAN PUSH. HE ENCOURAGES AND MOTIVATES ME TO DO BETTER AND CHALLENGES TO GIVE IT MY ALL. I HAVE BEEN VERY IMPRESSED WITH DARREN'S PASSION TO GENUINELY WANT TO HELP PEOPLE GET FIT!!! WHEN YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A PERSONAL TRAINER, THERE IS ONLY ONE NAME TO KEEP IN MIND AND THAT I WILL HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
HEALTHY BODIES BY DARREN
DARREN THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT . - Cathy A.
I would highly recommend Darren DiGiacomo as a fitness trainer and nutritionist. Darren is highly professional and a dedicated goals oriented trainer. I have worked out with Darren for 20 years and I have achieved significant gains in weight training and overall fitness which is extremely important to me. Darren is a highly skilled and knowledgeable trainer and is able to design workout plans and fitness goals depending on the needs of the individual including becoming stronger and more healthy or being sports related. When I started working out with Darren, I could barely lift 225 pounds for 1 rep. Over the years, Darren took my max bench to 345 pounds and trained me to being able to do 19 reps of 225 pounds bench press. Darren is an extremely safe trainer and is always very careful when I am lifting heavy weight and takes technique very seriously. Another example of Darren’s dedication is that I shared with him that I wanted to learn how to play flag football and Darren coached me with football drills. We would start out the workout and lift and then do football drills for the latter part of the workout. Darren taught me how to play center and defensive lineman and allowed me to play on his flag football team which competed yearly at an annual charity event. Darren also trains my 18 yr old son and worked with him with strength training and his nutrition. My son has also making great fitness gains with Darren.
Short Hills NJ