Head Trainer

Meet The Sensei 

Edem has been a personal trainer and group exercise instructor for more than a decade. He's worked in senior capacities at New York Sports Club, Equinox, and several private training establishments throughout New York City. His unique training style, borne from his background in psychology, track and field, and martial arts, allows him to establish progressively intense programs characterized by a unique blend of therapeutic support and intense motivation. Edem is cool, calm, and collected but his workouts are extremely calculated and challenging and the results are evident! 


Edem's Role

As Head MECO Trainer, EDEM is committed to helping drive the MECO Mission by challenging our communities, clients and trainers to be more than they are comfortable being. He has taken on the responsibility of identifying and helping develop meco trainers, Overseeing community programs and operations throughout New York and is the Co-head of the MECO Matching Committee; 

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Education | Psychology, Hunter College


Certification | National Association of Sports Medicine (NASM), Black Belt in Taekwondo, CPR

Specialities | Strength + Conditioning and Weight Management

TidBit | Edem possesses an extremely unique combination of freakish strength, athleticism, and intensity and comforting humility, intelligence, insightfulness, and peaceful vibes. He is  a Master Trainer, a collegiate Strength + Conditioning Coach,  has a degree in Psychology, is a black belt in Taekwondo (we think he moonlights as a Ninja), and has a presence that can entrance and comfort a kitten. He has an uncanny ability to combine all of these seemingly contrasting characteristics to create memorable one of a kind experiences for everyone from his clients to close friends.   

Philosophy |Strive to be the best version of yourself at all time.

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