There have been a few significant times in my life when in spite of what others did or said, I had to stand for what I believed and worked so hard for, totally against what I’ve been told to do or told to believe in.

I remember when I was twenty-three years old, and I had to fight for my right to choose my destiny.

The Romanian Olympic team had obtained a U.S. visa to train with the USA wrestling team at the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center.  But the officials of the Romanian team were preventing me from traveling to the United States by ”accidentally” misplacing my passport. So I had to follow my gut and, against their orders, begin to investigate and fight to retrieve my documents. Ultimately, the trip was canceled for lack of funds, but instead of staying put and obeying orders, I acted on what I thought was right for my future.  I defected to the United States.

I have never regretted that decision.

Now I find myself in a similar situation. I am giving everything I have and doing everything I can to make sure Results Personal Training survives when all this craziness is over. This time around, however, I’m not alone.  I’m not facing the future alone, the only one who will decide Results Personal Training’s fate.


In compliance with the Governor’s stay-at-home orders, Results Personal Training has been shut down for over seven weeks. I’ve applied for a Covid-19 disaster loan and a PPP (payroll protection plan) loan.  I’ve even applied for unemployment. But none of my questions have been answered and none of the applications have come through.


Believe it or not, YOU, our Results Personal Training clients have the answer to that question. Results is not just my business; it’s yours, too. We’ve worked hard together to achieve your health and happiness (and yes, pay the bills), and I know in my heart you’ll give us the opportunity to work together again.

I bought Results Personal Training on April 1, 2006, on my 30th birthday. Back then, I had bad credit, like a lot of young people.  But Gene Castellino, the original owner of Results for ten years, decided to trust his instincts, too, and he carried the loan. We literally shook hands on it.

Overnight I became a business owner, not based on experience but rather based on a big dream, discipline, hard work, and trusting my heart.

I’ve now owned Results for over fourteen years, making Results Personal Training one of the oldest businesses in Sherman Oaks, CA, putting us on the same level with many historical sites in Los Angeles. Gene’s loan was paid in full earlier than initially agreed, and before you know it, I had a “teenager” on my hands. Results Personal Training was my child, a dream come true.

Working at Results has allowed me to connect with a lot of people throughout the years and enjoy many long-lasting relationships.

Results Personal Training has brought me tears of joy and tears of sadness. Results Personal Training isn’t just a gym or a business, it’s family, not only for me but for many of you.

Results is not just a place to workout; it’s much more than that. Now the Results “brand” is twenty-four years old and we’re at a crossroads. There are tough challenges ahead. Will we fail to rebound after the quarantine is over and go out of business?  Or will we find a way to operate in the safest way possible and give the Results family a chance to survive?

Time will tell.  But the one thing that gives me hope and helps me sleep better at night is knowing you, as a member of the Results family, will help us survive.

It is week eight of the quarantine and we’re all losing patience. That’s why this week we’re doing something different and special. I have created a special workout that can be performed by almost anyone, at any fitness level. This one-of-a-kind workout is designed to quiet the voices in our heads and bring us peace. Do it, and I guarantee it’s going to make you very proud of your discipline, resilience and commitment.

Finally, I deeply appreciate your continued support. It means a lot to me and our Results staff. If you need anything, please let us know. We’re in this together, and together we must stay. Healthy and safe.

Thank you, and God Bless.

Special Workout