Various testimonials from some of our athletes.
Pat has not only invested in me as a coach but he is a friend.
Thanks to Pat I have a better awareness and understanding of my body then I ever had before! I was a professional ballet dancer for 10 years then changed careers. I became a pharmacist and my level of physical activity diminished. I was sad because I had always been use to pushing my body toward a goal. Fitness competitions seemed to be the answer.
After meeting Pat the first time I was so confident in his passion and experience. I have been working with Pat for almost 2 years now; and I am a completely different person. Pat has not only invested in me as a coach but he is a friend. He completely understands that this sport infiltrates your entire life and he is very supportive!
One of my favorite parts of working with Pat is competition day and hanging with the entire Exile team, a really great group of people.
I’m much more muscular than I’ve ever been…
I started working with Pat when I joined a new gym, and wanted to transition from power lifting to bodybuilding. Being in my 50s, I was unsure how much I could actually change my physique, especially since I had been lifting weights for many years already. Under Pat’s guidance, my body weight dropped from 210 to 185, while my lean mass simultaneously increased. Then, Pat made some adjustments to my program, and things really began to change! Now my body weight is back up to 210, but this time with almost the same body composition as when I was 185! I’m much more muscular than I’ve ever been, thanks to Pat’s broad and deep expertise in training, nutrition, and supplementation. I’m even looking to enter my first bodybuilding contest, maybe even this year! Thank you, Pat!! I couldn’t have come this far without him, and this party’s just getting started!
Pat G. is NOT, your average coach.
“Pat G. is NOT, your average coach”. The first thing you will notice is his vast knowledge. Whether it’s a customized nutritional plan, exercise physiology, body mechanics, posing, supplements, judging, tanning… the list goes on. In 90 days his training has elevated my physique and I am so excited to be part of Team Exile. I can’t wait to see what kind of package we deliver this season. I trust Pat 100% to help me achieve the best body ever!
Belinda Cook Smith
Pat is a first class trainer/nutritionist and a first class guy.
For the past 2 years, I have had the pleasure of working with Pat for my competition prep. In that time, the thing that stuck out to me was that he genuinely cares about his client’s success and truly takes the time to make sure they have what they need. He is very knowledgeable when it comes to nutrition and all aspects of training. I plan to keep using Pat’s services to achieve all of my goals in bodybuilding. Pat is a first class trainer/nutritionist and a first class guy.
Without his guidance, I would not have been able to obtain my goals…
Working with Pat Grieco was a true pleasure. Within the 12 week period that we worked together, Pat demonstrated his professional abilities by providing me with a detailed diet, as well as step by step workouts to follow. Without his guidance, I would not have been able to obtain my goals needed to compete and comfortably step foot on stage. Thanks to Pat, I placed 1st at the 2006 NPC NJ Gold’s Classic in the heavyweight division of Women’s Bodybuilding and placed 1st and overall at the 2006 NPC east coast Bodybuilding championships.
Thanks to Pat, I have achieved levels which I never have thought possible to achieve.
Wow, where do I begin? It is very hard to put together the caliber of words necessary in order to explain the magnitude of how much Pat Grieco has helped me over the past 3 years. From the first time I stepped foot into his office and we started game planning where we were going with my physique, the level of confidence and trust has been extremely rewarding. In order to gain full trust in someone, not only do they have to be motivating and inspiring with their words, but more importantly they must follow through with their course of action and deliver as expected.
There has never been a moment where I have left his office feeling down about myself. Due to the fact that every individual body responds differently to specific foods and things may not have always worked out precisely how they were anticipated, he always had a confident plan of action to move forward. Thus, I never felt stressed out or less than one-hundred percent confident that he was going to bring me to the optimal level that I could achieve. In my very first bodybuilding contest, I won the THREE classes that I entered and out of the 8 shows that I have entered in the past 3 years, I have consistently been either 1st or 2nd place thanks to Pat and his precise guidance. Moreover, the diet was never taxing on the body. Most of the time people tend to under eat and not know how to capitalize on the right foods that are going to bring you the maximum amounts for your calories and taste. Pat knows how to fill you up with taste and quality in order to break through the barriers of fat loss. That is an art that many other nutritionists are lacking the knowledge in. Thanks to Pat, I have achieved levels which I never have thought possible to achieve. For anyone looking to bring back their intended youthful self, Pat Grieco is the number one man for the job.
My advice is to call Pat Grieco and get the body you want now!
By utilizing Pat’s advice I became 2nd runner up in
Eric "Mr. Energy" Taylor
Pat has a lifetime of knowledge…
My first Bodybuilding show I did without a coach and got crushed. I questioned myself back and forth on when and how to make changes to my nutrition, cardio, training and supplements. I tried to follow a plan the last week before the show but it was a complete train wreck.
Other than my parents, never in my life had I had someone with such amazing faith in me.
Pat Grieco is the greatest coach I ever had. When I first decided to compete in Men`s Classic Physique, a number of thoughts raced through my head. Can I do this? Can I really go on stage in a posing suit in front of a crowd of people? As with any new journey or experience negative and fearful thoughts arise. With Pat`s guidance, that was all taken care of. At times after months of training, cardio and dieting when my energy was low and my resolve was in question, all I needed was a meeting with Pat and I was made to believe in myself once again. Other than my parents, never in my life had I had someone with such amazing faith in me. In October of 2016 I won my first show and the overall, an incredible accomplishment.
His attention to detail ensures that all of his athletes bring their absolute best to the stage, stress free.
I tell everyone that I feel like I won the lottery when I chose Pat as my contest prep coach. Pat’s wealth of knowledge and experience allows him to give his athletes exceptional guidance in all areas, from workouts and nutrition to competition suit design and tan application. His attention to detail ensures that all of his athletes bring their absolute best to the stage, stress free.
I signed up with Pat in 2013 after our paths crossed at the gym thinking I would just do one body building competition but I gained much more than just that experience. Thanks to Pat, through the years, not only have I gained a new physique, IFBB Pro Body Building Status (and many other trophies) through his guidance, I have also gained improved self confidence, increased passion and focus for fitness which has open doors for many opportunities! However, more importantly, I have gained a great mentor and friend.
Nicole Leverett IFBB Pro Athlete
To say that I strongly recommend Pat Grieco would be an understatement.
It is with great honor and pleasure I submit this testimonial on behalf of Pat Grieco and Team Exile. To say that I strongly recommend Pat Grieco would be an understatement. I would go as far to say that if anyone was looking for help with nutrition and contest prep, to go anywhere else or use anyone else’s services you would be doing yourself a disservice. I have now completed 2 competitions with Pat and I have been able to see firsthand the level of experience, knowledge and passion that he brings to his profession. I was able to see athletes at shows that looked completely lost without their coach being present, and I could not have been more confident having Pat by my side. People often say if you were to go back and do something again, what would you do different? Well, I can honestly say that without a doubt, I would not change a thing! Hat’s off to Pat and I look forward to working with him and Team Exile for years to come.
Pat is not only my coach but I also consider him to be my friend.
About 25 years ago I found myself in an unhappy place. I was 300 pounds and morbidly obese. I made a decision to turn my life around and get into shape. For years I went to the gym and attempted to eat healthy but I never truly got the results that I wanted and I just thought because of my unhealthy background that I never would. Then, around two years ago, a mutual friend introduced me to Pat Grieco. He took the time to sit down with me and really listen to what I was doing and what I hoped to accomplish. He assured me that I could achieve the results that I wanted if I was willing to stick with his program.