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ON THE RUN

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ON COVER - VALENTINO

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CULTURE

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EVAN KNOWS BEST

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BARRY'S BOOTCAMP TURNS 20

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PELOTON

SOULCYLCE

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MAN IN THE MIRROR

ON COVER - VINTAGE GIANNI VERSACE

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ON COVER - HUGO BOSS & MICHAEL KORS

LINES OF WALL STREET

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EDITORIAL

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Our eleventh issue marks our 3 Year anniversary at MAN OF METROPOLIS. I have been thinking about this letter since mid-July when we started on the issue. I have been on a journey of self-rediscovery this year. I have reconnected with old friends, recommitted to my health and wellness, and have become reacquainted with my CREATOR. You see I started the magazine because I love to create, because something inside of me that burned like a fire called me to embrace my gifts and breathe life into an idea that really mattered to me. I am supposed to just talk to you about the editorials and the interviews and what you should expect in this issue, which is our best issue yet and I really mean that. But first I want to talk to you about how I decided to reset my life and this magazine. Two years ago around this time I became very depressed. Life happens and I wasn't prepared for some major changes that were coming at me fast. Like so many people I coped by eating and inactivity. This is a strange thing for me to share because I was a high school and college athlete. I was a really skinny kid and young adult. Before I knew it I was almost 190 lbs, my normal weight is 155 lbs. I ate when I was sad, I ate when I was angry, I ate when a moment of happiness would come over me, I ate all while doing nothing. I had fallen into the deepest darkest valley of sadness I had felt in a long time. I didn't talk to anyone about it and didn't ask for help. I just thought time would heal these wounds and eventually I will get over this and get back in shape. I was emberassed to attend several NYFW shows and

events and even felt at times I was treated poorly because of my physical appearance, but no one knew how I felt inside which was far worse than the outside. I decided I was going to have to end this chapter on my own terms. It was affecting my work, relationships, and seemed to be in the way of any breakthroughs that might be around the corner for me personally or professionally. January 1, 2018 I hired a trainer named Stan at Equinox who looked like a Suphero. I thought if I can get strong again, that will make me mentally tough, I also started monitoring my diet, which was extremly hard for me the first 90 days. It took me almost 9 months to get to 165 lbs almost my weight when I started the magazine. I decided to take all this new found passion for health and wellness and feature some of the best fitness programs, classes, and trainers in New York. I got my butt kicked at Barry's Bootcamp, and by my friend Evant Betts at Performix House, and tried out a few other classes around the city. I want to say thank you to the entire team who dedicated themselves to producing some amazing stories for the Autumn Issue. I am so very honored to share these inside the pages of MAN OF METROPOLIS magazine.

Seth Travis FOUNDER, CREATIVE DIRECTOR AND EDITOR -IN- CHIEF

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Tom Ford is known for his sexy and modern menswear collections and fragrances. The brand also has a line of beauty products for men to give their skin the right balance and luxury for every season. The bronzing gel is great for that night out when you can't hop a plane to Miami, and the anti-fatigue eye treatment will rerfresh even the hardest working guys mug. Shop the entire collection for men at tomford.com


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We sat down with Billy Reid to talk about the brand that started 20 years ago and how things for the designer and his brand have stayed the same and how things have changed since his start. Where have you been influenced as it relates to building and designing your fashion brand? I have had the chance to live in a lot of places, and kinda get a good view of the United States from living in Los Angeles to New York, and Boston. I grew up in south Louisiana which is like another country all together at times. I have spent the last 17 years living in Alabama, we moved here right after 9/11. I grew up a southerner so I have gotten to see the world through that lens. I don’t really think about it too much it is second nature. I get labeled as a southerner because I know I have a little bit of an accent, I know where I’m from and I’m very proud of that. We go out to make great clothes and beautiful products and we are engaging with the whole world to do that whether we are engaging fabrics in Japan or France to Italy or in the garments center in New York, and we are still making things there. It’s all those things that come together to make what we do — what it is. Probably the biggest pivot was going from William Reid to Billy Reid, was that I could be myself. It felt more real. I just wanted to be myself. I could be myself here in Alabama, I feel free here. I need the energy of New York and Paris and all those things in my life too


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Were there any formative stores or shops growing up that were formative for you? My mom had a really incredible shop. It was heavily focused on denim in the 70s and 80s so this was the times of the Gloria Vanderbilt jeans and Calvin Klein. She was right there, her shop was in my grandmother's old house. When you walked into her store it felt like Steel Magnolias set in a clothing store, it felt very hospitable. She had a full kitchen and constantly had events. The service was off the charts. That always stuck with me how she did that. It was very unique and people came from all over to come to her store in rural Louisiana. We had a friend that had a men's store. He had a few stores, one in Mississippi and one in Louisiana. He was just such a well put together place, and I worked there. It gave me such a good foundation of the essentials of menswear. I look back on him and the influence he had on teaching me. He was impeccable in everything he did, you would see him on the golf course in beautiful linen trousers and oxford button down shirt. He really stood out almost like a Hollywood character. By the time I was 18 years old I knew the essentials a man needed to have in his closet. Hospitality and style were the two things that gave me a great foundation to go work at Saks 5th Avenue. Do you think men’s essentials have changed much since you were 18? That’s a great question. Yes and no I guess. Your essentials now would be a great pair of tennis shoes, or sneakers and a great pair of jeans. You are going to need a great navy blazer that fits you well that you can wear any at any time. There are still those things that every man is going to need in his wardrobe. We all wear sneakers all day now, that might have been a wingtip 20-30 years ago or a great loafer. I don’t know if you need a great loafer now but you are going to want a cool pair of tennis shoes. In some ways, some things change and some things don’t. Versatility is such a big part of things. It is critical to be able to get multiples uses out of a great piece. The way a company works today has a lot to do with the culture of the organization, what is the culture like at Billy Ried? We don’t really beat a drum or have something written that says this is our culture. What we have done we really strive to look for good people first. We don’t just look at skill, we ask what is their behavior what is their character. How do they get along with the team. I would rather have someone I know that is incredibly gracious and humble and has great character than someone who is just terrifically skilled. In some cases,


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you can teach the skill but you can’t teach the other. There are so many good people here, so if there is someone off track or not pulling their weight they don’t last. I try to give our people creative freedom. I want to work as a teacher in some ways. I try to stir their thoughts and get them to expand on their ideas they are having. We try to create a very collaborative environment where anyone can speak their mind. That’s how we operate and we try to make sure that it goes all the way down to the store level. You have to have a super clear message that is so key. We bring our people in twice a year to Alabama so we can educate them and keep the vibe. How has your leadership style changed from 1998 to now? It has absolutely changed with age and maturity. When I first started I probably wasn't open-minded to other peoples ideas. I had the mindset I’m going to do it my way and that's the way it needed to be done. It was a smaller team back then too. I was probably more insecure just starting out. So you are more protective of ideas, instead of thinking if we work together on this we may get a better result. I try my best to learn from that. A little over 10 years ago we started to have interns come in, and I realized I had a little more responsibility to try to teach and try to guide and advise. The more comfortable I got with that the more I was able to open up and have more

confidence. You then become more comfortable with being open-minded. It happened gradually and now I try to really work in that capacity. You realize you are there to teach and make everyone better. What has the Billy Reid style evolution been like for you and the brand as you celebrate 20 years? Some of our best selling things that we have today are things from 19-20 years ago are still our best selling pieces. A denim shirt we have that I used to make at William Reid. It’s a two-pocket denim shirt with snaps and a cool wash on it, well it's our best selling shirt and still is our best selling shirt today. There was a polo shirt that came from a runway piece I did in 2001 that we sell to Nordstrom and we sell tons it. That polo was from 18 years ago. Daniel Craig wore our Pea Coat in Skyfall that thing has been crazy and went viral for us. Well, that was a piece originally made in Fall 2001. Some of these things are sort of essential pieces that have been around forever. They are still completely relevant and meaningful to us and the collection. Over time there have been categories added, like accessories or footwear. Those things have kind of evolved. I always keep these runway sheets from the first three or four shows that I have ever done. I constantly refer back to them because they are still what I want it to feel like today.

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today. I think it still feels that way to me conceptually. It was about how we combined fabrics or the textiles we developed. We may reinterpret the design five or six times but in some cases, it’s exactly the same piece. There has been a consistency with some of the things but I have experimented with textiles and silhouettes. We love that, we love to twist that. We have customers that want to buy something experimental. I think having a base or core thing that we make or is expecting to make works. They also come to us and ask us, I want that shirt, and we say ok we are going to make that have a lot of them. I love to make things but you have to sell things too. There is a lot of noise out in the world now. I try to block it out. I am not a huge social media guy, but I know what is log in on and I try to keep up with it. I try to focus on what we are doing. We want to put as much effort and integrity into our clothes as possible. The benefit of having our own stores kinda gives us that freedom to go do what you want to do and build a loyal base. We are not as dependent on the next Instagram post. Who is the Billy Reid guy? Our customer is super diverse. I think that comes from us having our own stores. I have seen the grandfather, the father, and the son all at the same time and they are buying the same thing. Our guy is looking for something that they feel is somewhat unique without sanding out too much. They love the subtlety of it, our customer doesn't want the clothes to wear them they want to wear clothes. They are looking for something in the fit or the detail they are not going to find anywhere else. Luxury for Billy Reid is a wearable collection. We want you to use it. Famous last words or words to live by? Believe in yourself. Be nice to people, be humble and be grateful.

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COVER: GIANNI VERSACE Gianni Versace dominated the runways during the height of 90’s fashion. His menswear was a combination of flamboyant Italian machismo and homoerotic styling that became a covetable message across many demographics. Consisting of the infamous Italian Baroque patterns, animal prints, florals, and bold, unapologetic colors his fabrics romanticized the male form. The true essence of the Versace man was captured exclusively by Doug Ordway during Gianni’s dynasty featuring slicked gallant men in a series of eclectic printed silk shirts and tight belted jeans. The Versace signature of the 90’s.


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ALEXANDER MCQUEEN - S/S 1998 GOLDEN SHOWER McQueen was a master of harnessing beauty within the macabre landscape he created. His attention to detailing was impeccable as a designer and stylist. The Golden Shower collection featured collaged/ pieced men’s suiting styled with a metal ‘Male Jaw-Piece’ by jeweler and collaborator Shaun Leane. His influence lives on as we see collage prints, textiles, textures, and gothic styling continue.

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HELMUT LANG - A/W 1998

A/W 1998 was first season that Helmut Lang moved his show from Paris to New York and simultaneously altered the fashion calendar. His embrace of futuristic tech fabrics and innovation led to this being the very first fashion presentation to be shown unfiltered on the internet. A recap was sent to editors on a CD ROM. But he has paved the way for minimalist urban workwear.

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GUCCI - A/W 1999 Tom Ford is synonymous for Sex. He is one of the most notable designers of the 21st century for his resurrection of the Italian luxury house, GUCCI, through exotic skins, furs, decadence and sexuality. Along with his friend and confidant, Carine Roitfeld, they created some of the most thought-provoking, sensual, and progressive campaigns. We are witnessing a sexual awakening in fashion again, and I think we can thank Mr. Ford for part of that. MANOFMETROPOLIS.COM


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DIOR HOMME - A/W 2001 Hedi Slimane altered the men’s fashion landscape when he joined DIOR HOMME creating a new wave of silhouette and model aesthetics. The skinny black suit became the uniform for creatives and musicians world-wide. With a rumor that Karl Lagerfeld changed his physical image to be able to wear one. Slimane also drafted young, frail, androgynous boys from the eastern block and streets of Williamsburg to represent his new DIOR HOMME vision. MANOFMETROPOLIS.COM


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Look at the coveted streetwear brands of the last 5 years and you can instantly see the inspiration that came from Raf Simons. His S/S 2002 collection is no exception. The layered pieces, the oversized proportions, bold use of sans-serif stacked text, and the urban regime that was casted for models all paved the way for brands like Hood by Air, Off-White, and Been Trill.

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SEAN JOHN - A/W 2003

Urban luxury began in the late 90’s through hip-hop and rap. The decadent music videos, exuberant lifestyles, and collaboration with fashion was unique to the time. Sean Combs launched SEAN JOHN in 1998 and reached instant success. The A/W 2003 collection was set in NYC’s Cipriani’s and felt like a live concert. It had a star-studded model casting wearing exotic furs, leathers, and military grade details setting the tone for the future of urban fashion and streetwear. AUTUMN 2018


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What makes Joey Gonzalez Human? I’m very human. I make a ton of mistakes. I am very vocal about it. I am extremely affectionate with my children and my employees. I have a lot of very close friendships and relationships, I am just a relationship driven guy. My children probably make me the most relatable from a public perception standpoint. I totally soften up around them, especially my daughter. To those wondering about your workout/life balance, what would you share about that thing we all seek in life called balance? It was pretty amazing when we direct messaged the CEO of Barry's Bootcamp on Instagram in April and Joey Gonzalez himself answered back. One of the things that is important for the features we do is that they highlight people who are inspiring successful and also kind. So it was no surprise when our time with Joey exceeded our expectations while learning more about Barry's Bootcamp as the brand celebrates 20 years. Read on for our full interview with the CEO of the global fitness brand. How was Barry’s Bootcamp Brand DNA changed and stayed the same over the last 20 years? It took me two years to go to Barry’s. So many people went and they were all in such good shape. I had this idea of what it was, and what people would expect of me when I showed up. I think that is why I made such a commitment to dispelling that myth once I became apart of the leadership team. I was just so eager to help people like myself get through the door and not take years to do it. When I first started doing Barry’s in 2002 there wasn’t an element of humility. It was a different time, it was a very cliched boot camp experience. I have made efforts over the past 15 years to soften that touch. As you have experienced first hand it is a very welcoming environment. The instructors are highly encouraged to leave people feeling good. It the past people used to say; ’you can do anything for 30 seconds’ or ‘why aren’t you running faster than that?’ Today is very different. The approach is more in line with ‘we are so glad you showed up’ and ‘everybody has bad days’. It is just a different vibe, there is friendlier and more approachable energy in the studio. We have invested a lot in locking down what our values are and what our mission and vision is. These touch points help provide direction to all our employees. The mission of Barry’s is that we inspire people to work hard, have fun, find your strength and be your best. Those are top of mind for every employee on a daily basis. The vision has changed from the early 2000’s when we were just a West Hollywood gym. Now we are global and our vision today is to transform lives worldwide. If you ask anybody what they love about working at Barry’s, 9 out of 10 people wills they feel lucky to be a part of such a transformational experience.

Whenever I hear the word balance, I automatically think about how for me and my life its about integration. Some of my best friends are some of the people I work with. My weekends are filled with social activities that include Barry’s employees. It is totally blurred lines for me between my social, professional and family life. That’s how I achieve balance is that I have a fully integrated life. I’ve chosen a career path and the people that I surround myself with that luckily it all overlaps. It’s totally effortless. Do you ever find a moment where you stop and reflect on how you got to this place in your life? Yeah, oh yeah. I am very struck with humility. I feel like the luckiest man on earth. I have felt that way all my life not just because I am a CEO and somebody that is successful. I think that is just something you feel or you don’t. In terms of having time and space for myself I do meditation every morning, sometimes it falls in the afternoon or night. I’ll do 10 to 20 minutes and recently I have been using this app called Headspace. It’s really great because it helps with clarity of the mind and anxiety. That is usually my time to have that moment of reflection. I also get it in the red room. Meditation is really about mindlessness, and when I take Barry’s its the opposite I come up with the best ideas in class. My mind doesn’t stop moving when I take a class. It is a very powerful experience and you are constantly overcoming challenges and somehow having fun along the way. There is a very creative flow that happens in my brain when I take a class. What are your leadership values or methods? During the values exercise that we did at Barry’s I noticed that three of them were something that came directly from my parents and I am sure the executive team feels the same way about their own life experience. The three are: Family, Work Hard, and Have Fun. Family, we treat each other with respect and support and trust one another. The second: work hard, which has to do within the red room and out of the red room. It takes hard work to see results. Our employees work so hard, from 4:30 am to 9:30 pm

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We make sure that people acknowledge this is a team sport and humility is something we really value at Barry’s for the long-term success of our instructors and all our employees. What does the future of fitness look like for Barry's Bootcamp?

trust one another. The second: work hard, which has to do within the red room and out of the red room. It takes hard work to see results. Our employees work so hard, from 4:30 am to 9:30 pm all we do is make sure our customers are having an incredible experience. And the third is have fun. That working hard piece is not great if you are not having fun while you do it. I think it is really great to work at an organization who requires you to have fun. As an employee, it helps people figure out that they might not be in the right job. Barry’s can be so fun, and people who are not having fun will think maybe I should move on. My background is Latin and Italian it’s loud, there is laughter and wine and food it's all about celebration and having fun. What does Barry’s look for in a trainer? Two words that come to mind, are inspirational and aspirational. I think inspiration because this is a performance an individual who somehow has to help you as the participant gets through 60 minutes of a challenging workout. During those 60 minutes, the trainer should be evoking some type of emotion. We have some people who are kind of more spiritual and other instructors are really funny and inspire through humor. They are aspirational because this is a lifestyle that we are selling we absolutely want people who live our truth. So the best Barry’s instructors are usually in classes themselves sprinting at 15 or 20 MPH; they are invested in the community. We have something called the farming method where we pull instructors through the funnel of customers, which is how I became an employee at Barry’s along with some of our longtime instructors. We see a customer shows an interest and athletic prowess. You also have to be sharp. There is a lot of multi-tasking involved, it's not just one group its two groups at the same time. You are dropping a beat, leading sprints and keeping control over everything, so it has to be someone who is good on their feet. Finally, you have to find someone who is humble. It’s the one thing I would say is most important because our instructors are definitely stars and we recognize that. But we don't tolerate a diva attitude, that is not in line with our values. We are family and the front desk person is just as important as the instructor who is just as important as whoever is on maintenance.

I am not saying this is going to happen next year but I would imagine as this company and community continues to grow we would experiment with different types of workouts that somehow still share our brand values. A value of our is to continue to innovate and so there really is no ceiling on what I think we are capable of doing. We recently launched 4 studios in North America called the Flex Studios where we have been trying different curriculum, including a stretch class, a double floor class where it is all strength training. I think that the playground and experimentation are going to continue and we are going to have a varied offering in the foreseeable future.

“We recently launched 4 studios in North America called Flex Studios where we have been trying different curriculum."

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We took a class with SoulCylce Director of Talent Acquisition & Program Development / Master Instructor, Marvin Foster Jr. We covered a lot of ground with the South Carolina native who has been leading the pack at SoulCycle for over 7 years. Since MAN OF METROPOLIS is a men's fashion & culture mag, what can you tell a guy he would be surprised to know about SoulCycle; if they have never tried it? There is a huge retail/fashion culture at SoulCycle. We’ve partnered in the past with brands stretching across the shopping continuum including Nike, LuluLemon, Fila, Target Corp., Free City and most recently Public School, a hip New York-based streetwear brand with a taste of couture. What was the draw or hook for you when you decided to join SoulCycle? Truly, our Co-Founders Julie Rice & Elizabeth Cutler. They focused on providing careers for fitness professionals at a time where Instructors worked several jobs in order to survive in NYC. After returning home from a stint in Europe, Julie found me online and asked for a meeting. My background is in Dance and Mind/ Body modalities so I immediately connected to the theme of movement and music and how those elements are married in the

experience at SoulCycle. How has the program, experience or ride changed since you first started to now, and how has Soul Cycle stayed the same for you/the riders? SoulCycle is fun, challenging and our community of riders run deep - that hasn’t changed. We often describe ourselves has a hospitality company, not a fitness company and that remains true. In January of this year, we launched a new class experience called SoulActivate. This class incorporates high-intensity interval and strength training on the bike, an additional arms series with heavier weights and timed intervals that manipulates the heartrate. It’s our answer to cross-training for our riders who take multiple SoulCycle classes a week. Diversity is really embraced in your classes, marketing, instructors. What kind of guy comes to SoulCycle? Honestly its a mixed bag of cookies. The Instructors in many ways are a reflection of our riders across the nation. Athletes, Artists, Motivators, Educators, Dads, Students, etc. It really runs the gamut. We know SoulCycle can stir some emotions out of you, and

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moments like the 2013 New Years Eve ride are one of your biggest memories, do you have any news ones? Not necessarily class related, but working with the Instructors with our incredible Talent Team is usually an emotional rollercoaster. Many of us have nurtured the relationship with Instructors from auditions, to training, to graduation and then witnessing all the amazing work they’ve accomplished over the years. They've built communities that have ignited positive influence and ultimately changed people’s lives. That’s always a trip to think about it when we go down the rabbit hole. Let's talk about fitness and mental health, it isn't all about the abs right? How has the brand or you as a master instructor approached this with instructors or riders? A lot of studies talk about a correlation between working out and happiness, can you share your views or a personal experience. In general, people have a need to find something connected to heart or in some cases connected to spirit. At SoulCycle, we are able to fill a role in those capacities in addition to fitness. Currently, the world is experiencing a health crisis and I hope more individuals can find happiness through physical release. I’m not a scientist, but many of them take class and have communicated how music provides a sort of therapy that stimulates are central nervous system and polishes our physical engine. A community is really important in this hyper-connected digital age, Soul Cycle clearly connects people to fitness and community. What has it been like to be a part of that for so many years, and more specifically, is there a story or a (male) rider who you saw really transform their lives through the workouts and community created by SC? There are so many examples over the years that have blown my mind. From marathon training, to battling cancer, the list goes on and on. I recently met a rider who was introduced to SoulCycle by his wife (who is loyal rider). This particular guy was a huge skeptic, and was intimidated by the room and all the stimuli. I didn’t think he would return to my class. But, he not only returned to class, he rides 4x a week and confessed that it’s something that really helped his marriage. He and his wife now ride together and its an activity they look forward to. They look better, feel better and sometimes compete with each other, fighting for the best bike in class. It’s pretty cute. What do you think men are looking for in 2018/2019 as it pertains to health and wellness and how does SoulCycle meet those needs? Technology is a huge trend, specifically wearable technology. We are in a culture obsessed with data. At SoulCycle, we try to keep things pretty analog in the room during class and disconnect from numbers, gadgets and other distractions. Our CEO, Melanie Whelan, recently announced the launch of our media division. The goal is to serve our ridership in new, innovative ways across the globe between digital, media and product experiences.


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We have been watching Evan Betts run, jump, flip, flex and

How do you measure success for a client?

train all over New York city for years. We decided to take a 1-on-1 session with the athlete trainer and talk more about

When my clients train with me, I give them daily challenges to

his mothods at Performix House and what else he us up to.

work through. For example, If we do a timed circuit, I challenge them to beat the previous time set to set. If we do a special

When did you start training at Performix and what

challenge, I'll revisit that challenge a week or two later to then

attracted you to this brand?

see if we can do better as well. Other ways I check progress is by watching how they are moving. Are they moving with better

I am one of the founding trainers at Performix House. The

functionality? Are they quicker, faster, stronger week to week?

gym opened in February of 2018. I was first made aware of

We obviously pay attention to see if they are losing the weight

the Performix brand by a friend of mine who made me one of

they want to lose, but for me its less about pounds and more

their shakes, and I thought it was delicious. I did some more

about composition.

research and found out that a couple different friends of mine were actually Performix athletes too. Thirdly, I engaged

Talk us through what you did with me for our 1 on 1.

with the Performix mantra of "Own Everything" as I was in the

What do you look for from strengths and weaknesses

process of joining the team. Its a Mantra that coincides with

and ways to challenge the client and help them meet

my life as a fitness instructor and human being.

or exceed their physical goals. You def kicked my ass, how do you know where the line is with each client?

What kinds of clients come to you for 1 on 1 training and what are the advantages of the space, gear,

During our 1 on 1, I definitely challenged you. I'm a huge fan

equipment that allows you to test/challenge your

of circuit training, bringing three or more challenging elements

client?

together during one set, and I did that with you during our session. Each exercise alone was very achievable. The challenge

A lot of the clients I work with are 25-50 and are looking to

then came from putting those exercises together and timing

improve their functional mobility and lose 10-15 lbs. Since

how long it took to finish each set. During our first circuit, I gave

the gym is only 8 months old, we have the newest and in best

you a 5 burpee penalty if you weren't able to complete the next

shape equipment on the market. We've utilized the space

set faster than the one before, and you passed with flying colors

into workable sections to fit anyone's physical needs. Not

(Yay! No Burpees!). With strengths I look for more ways to make

only do we have the best workout equipment, we have the

element more challenging to keep the client challenged. With

best in recovery as well, with a cryo chamber, infrared sauna,

weaknesses, I look for ways to turn them into strengths. Do we

and massage therapy. Additionally, we have Performix

regress the element? Is it a mobility issue? Is it an injury that

supplements and in house food prepared by Don't Be A Pig

needs to be worked around? All of that is decided client to cli-

available for any of our clients to enjoy.

ent. Finding the line with a client is different person to person as well. What is their willingness to try harder/ effort level? I do a lot of listening to know where the client is at menally/ physically to then decide if were at their threshold or if that have the ability

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to safely give me more.

privilege of being the instructor for three of the workouts in three different environments, one being at Performix.

What other elements or programs exist at Perfromix that you can offer a new client? Group fitness etc?

What is on you playist when it is just you and a workout?

Performix Houses the best trainers in the world, with incredible minds and talents. Each trainer unique in what they

As a group fitness instructor I'm constantly searching for

do and what they have to offer their clients. A new client

the newest music or hottest remixes. Five that I carry on my

coming in has access to these people and information. We

playlist right now are:

all bounce ideas off of each other, workout together, col-

1. BYB (Bounce and Break Your Back) - Flosstradamus

laborate, and challenge each other on a daily basis. Its one

2. Can't Be Broken - Lil Wayne

of my favorite parts of the house, because we are constantly

3. Stay For It - RL Grime (feat. Miguel)

learning new things and I can bring those new things into my

4. WIN - Jay Rock

sessions to benefit my client. Performix House is working

5. Mr. Brightside ( Jacques Lu Cont's thin White Duke

on an in house group fitness concept that will be available

Mix) - The Killers

very soon. For now, we use the group room for in house activations, seminars, special events, and different training

As we discussed in person, their seems to be a tight

purposes.

group of fitness experts like a botherhood; what is it about fitness that binds you to the other guys who

It is no secret you are out and about back flipping

do what you do?

and front flipping and racing like a super athlete, thanks to Instagram; what do you most enjoy when

I think it's the idea that were in an industry where the main

you are testing your limits, is there a specific class,

goal is to motivate others on their journey. People look up to

race, or contest you did this year that stands out?

us, and so in a way we have a responsibility to set a good example. Keeping that in mind, it's only natural that you would

I do enjoy a challenge that is for sure. I really just enjoy the

want to surround yourself with as many of those people as

idea of getting better and working through harder tricks. I

you could.

also really love the process of video creation, and so editing a video of me doing different tricks is really fun for me. I

Finally, Summer bodies are made in the winter we

actually got to try out the American Ninja Warrior course in

hear; What is your sales pitch to a guy that wants

Philadelphia this year. I don't have an actual place to train for

to come to Performix and be challenged for the first

it, so I do the best I can to train in proprioceptively enriched

time 1 on 1 with "Evan Fitness"?

environments to be ready for anything. I thought the course was extremely fun, very doable, and I would love a chance

Haha! I don't believe that summer bodies are made in the

to actually be on the show one year. The community they've

winter as they say. "Summer bodies" and being healthy is a

built is noticeably close knit and supportive, so I think it would

choice you make 365 days a year. If you take the daily wins,

be cool to be apart of it.

eat right, and workout hard, then "getting back in shape" wouldn't be so hard. If you're ready to work, you know where

There is a lot of active gear out there, and you LIVE in it. Do you have a lucky pair of shorts, shoes, shirt? Why? I definitely love my active wear. Living in New York has given me access to any active wear brand you can think of, and as a model with Wilhelmina, I've not only worked with a lot of these brands, but built some long lasting relationships with them. Overall, I could wear Nike all day everyday head to toe. I live in the AIR MAX 270's. One of my favorite brands for leggings/tights is WOLACO. their tights are incredible with the two side pockets for wallet and phone, and the fabric is extremely durable. Another brand that I enjoy is RHONE. They've gifted me with a wide variety of gear that I wear on a daily basis when I'm training or coaching one of my classes. They also host what seems like weekly workouts with different gyms around the city that bring a lot of the fittest guys in the city together to crush a workout. I've actually had the

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Lance is a former soccer pro, has a degree in business, is a

I believe there is much more to health and wellness than

Certified Nutritionist, Personal Trainer, and Group Fitness In-

just nutrition and exercise, however, nutrition does play a

structor, has been modeling for over 10 years, is the Director

large role in the equation. Today we have an epidemic of

of Nutrition at Performix House, and is also the Founder and

sedentarism along with the fact that nutrient-void, pro-

CEO of Parker Peak Performance. In addition, Lance recently

cessed foods are everywhere and easy to access. The

took on a new project with a cutting edge at home fitness

combination of people’s lack of daily movement (usually

brand called, MIRROR. We sat down with the world-class

due to long hours at a desk job) along with not consum-

athlete and trainer to talk about all things fitness, food, and

ing enough nutrient-dense, minimally-processed, whole

even sleep.

foods is leading to many of the health problems we face in America today. If you eat five servings of fruits/vegetables

Nike says if you have a body you are an athlete -- but

daily, exercise five times a week for 30 minutes, maintain

you are someone that has competed at the highest

a healthy body-weight, and don’t smoke tobacco, you’re in

level, what was the experience like for you to play

the top 3% of people in North America. If all you do is focus

pro soccer and how has it prepared you for being a

on getting in some type of daily movement and the majority

trainer?

of the time slowly eat minimally-processed, whole foods until you’re satisfied, you’ll be doing quite well. Consistency

Ever since I was a kid I had always wanted to play profes-

is key.

sional soccer, so to say it was anything short of a dream would be an understatement. Playing soccer allowed me to

Sleep is something you really zero in on and many

master different skills as an individual and also helped me

of us especially men don't get enough. In an urban

develop my skills as a coach. To be a successful goalkeeper

environment like New York, you work hard and play

you not only have to make sure that you’re doing everything

hard and I think what that really means for many

in your control to perform at your best, but you also have to

men is, 'I will sleep when I am dead'. How danger-

learn how to read and communicate properly with all of your

ous is that thinking and how can we approach rest

teammates in order to help them play their best as well. As

differently without canceling plans with buddies or

a keeper, the more that you are able to help the guys in front

sleeping in and missing an important meeting?

of you succeed, the easier your job will be. Learning these social and communication skills has had a huge impact on

It comes down to setting priorities and really understanding

my nutrition coaching and training abilities.

just how important sleep is for your overall well-being. Sleep is a master regulator of metabolism and brain function. If

People always say diet is 80% of health and well-

we don’t get it, our body and mind suffer. We age faster,

ness. What is your philosophy on balancing working

become sicker and feel crappy, are less able to cope with

out with diet and everything else men juggle these

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days?

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play hard, but if you do, you have to remember to recover hard

only that, but you’re able to see all of your biometrics (e.g. heart

too, and proper quality and quantity of sleep is a big part of this.

rate, heart rate zone, etc.), compete with other people taking

If you’re worried about having to choose between going out with

the class, and so much more. I love giving shoutouts to people

the guys or getting sleep, you could always try to compensate

in my class and seeing their heart rates soar when we push

- maybe instead of going out at 11 pm you push the schedule

hard! Another big plus of working out in front of the Mirror is that

up a few hours allowing you to party with the guys and still get a

you can constantly see yourself and make sure your form is on

decent amount of sleep that night.

point, not to mention being able to use it as a normal mirror the rest of the day.

Let's talk about training. How long have you been at Perfromix and what is your approach there with

Ok, famous last words or words to live by?

clients? How often are you there training is it easy to book time with you? What is the best approach for a

Don’t take life too seriously. Many times in life people that may

new client, ex: do they see you 3XS a week 4Xs a week

cause you trouble don’t do it because they want to harm you,

for 3 months or 6 months?

rather they are thinking about themselves (not focused on you at all, actually) and are just trying to put themselves in a better

I’ve been at Performix House ever since they opened in early

position. When things happen that are out of your control, take

2018. When it comes to personal training, it’s currently hard to

it as an opportunity to practice positive thinking and having an

book in time with me as I’m also splitting my time working with

open mind. Change the story that you tell yourself in these situ-

Performix House members on their nutrition, in addition to all

ations and find the good in it. When you can constantly do this, I

of the other projects I currently have going on. I’m at the House

promise life will be all that much more enjoyable.

just about every weekday and work with my training clients in different capacities. When deciding how long and how many times per week to train, my clients must first be clear on their specific goals and the timeline in which they want to achieve those goals. From there, I tailor a training program that works in with their weekly schedule to help them achieve their fitness goals. OK, let's talk about Mirror! You are one of the premier trainers and it recently launched. How did they recruit you and what can a beginner expect from classes? Yes, I’m so excited about MIRROR’s launch and am extremely humbled to be working with the amazing group of world-class instructors! MIRROR reached out to me a year ago while I was at the EXOS headquarters in Phoenix, AZ, finishing up my Phase 3 Mentorship program there. We have 8 different founding instructors at MIRROR and offer many different types of classes (e.g. boxing, yoga, strength, HIIT, pilates, barre, etc.) and each type of class is offered in 4 different levels (beginning to expert). The main classes that I teach are Cardio & Strength (Levels 1-4) and Total Body Strength (Levels 1-4). There is something for absolutely anyone, and we offer over 50 new classes every week! There are a lot of at home options like Peloton, and so many workout DVDs or youtube experts, what can you provide to a client at home taking a class on Mirror that the other guys out there can't? One big thing that separates MIRROR from all of those is the ability to interact with the instructor when taking a live class. Not


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If you are in New York or LA and you haven't experienced Peloton don't worry, the expeirence is available in the comfort of your own home or at hotels everywhere. There are retail shops popping up all over the country in smaller cities like Denver that make it even easier to set up your very own Peloton studio in the comfort of your own home. Peloton is a spin class that let's you compete with riders in the room or online taking both live and on-demand classes. They have instructors that curate rides tailored to your needs from cardio torching rides to fun rides with new music ranging from pop to rap. We took a ride at the New York studio with Alex Toussaint where the class was packed, the energy was palpable and a sound system that would make any club promoter green with envy.

When we arrived to the Peloton studio in New York it felt more like lounge or car club at a Lexus dealership, complete with smoothie station, comfortable couches and chairs and complimentary waters and towels the perfect touch for a busy professional who may rush in from the office to knock out their daily sweat. Don't let the stylish lounge areas and in-person studio fool you into thinking it is the only way to experience Peloton. We took several on-demand classes with Alex from a hotel this October and we loved the sound, energy, and oversized screen interface it was like being in the studio. Thanks to the resistance and cadence on screen you will still get a great workout with an average of 400 calories burned on any given 45-minute ride.

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Issue 11 - Lost At Sea by Menelik Puryear  

Issue 11 features Lost At Sea by Menelik Puryear styled by Javon Drake for our 3 Year Anniversary Issue