Pump'n Personal Training, Gym & Massage in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Pump’n Inc. training facility is a state of the art personal training gym located in Fort Lauderdale just off of NE 13th Street behind the Pride Factory. Equipped with free weights, machines and cardiovascular equipment, you will receive the benefits of working out in private, one-on-one with a professional trainer using a workout especially designed for your own fitness needs. Fitness testing and evaluation are also available to help each client to chart his or her progress.

Mark's List spoke with Tom Bonanti to find out how he got started and what to expect from his training. 

JOML: How did you get into fitness training? 
TOM BONANTI:  I have worked out since I was twelve and I love it. Seven years ago I was at the end of my rope in a career, which I could no longer tolerate – big time burn out! So I took some time out and became a Certified Fitness Trainer and Licensed Massage Therapist. Upon moving to South Florida I began a new career in a field I adore. 

JOML: Was fitness always important to you, or did something happen in your life to make you take fitness seriously or look into becoming fit?  
I was a fat, shy, little gay boy who discovered weights in my cousin’s basement. I learned how they could transform my looks and my self-esteem. Now I see how weight training can keep me healthy and feeling young, and, oh yeah, big and muscular as well! 
JOML: What makes you different than other trainers? 
I know several local gay trainers and they are the best guys around – caring, conscientious, professional and gorgeous. I’d like to think I fit in with them. I think that my humor and sassy sarcasm help my clients to get through their routines just a little easier. 
JOML: How do you personalize your fitness routines for clients?  
Each client is unique, each has his/her own needs, goals, conditions, etc., therefore, each person’s routine is different, more specific to their needs and goals. 
JOML: Tell me about your gym – Pump’n Inc.  
Pump’n Inc. is a 1,600 sq. ft. one-on-one gym fully equipped with free weights, machines and four cardio stations, and a boxing and wrestling ring. I offer free initial consultations and if the client works with me I usually start off with a fitness evaluation and then launch into a personalized routine based upon his/her needs. I also have a massage studio at this location. 
JOML: How did you get into professional massage? 
I got into massage because I figured that it would be a great marketable skill to combine with training. I also believe that it offers my clients another aspect of healthy living and physical fitness.
JOML: What is your most requested massage technique? 
Hmm… in Fort Lauderdale, most of us professional massage therapists smile at that question. Seriously, as a professional and licensed massage therapist I usually do a combination of Swedish, Deep Tissue and Sports Massage for most of my sessions.

At Pump'n Inc. you will receive the one-on-one professional guidance you need to achieve your fitness goals. Whether you want to build muscle, lose fat, increase your cardiovascular strength, or just plain look better naked, Fitness Trainer Tom Bonanti can help you get in the best shape of your life! Training is hard work and you deserve to see and feel results. But without proper knowledge and direction you can often feel like you are spinning your wheels.

Pump’n Inc. Gym Amenities include:

  • Private Showers
  • Locker Room facilities
  • Workout Towels
  • Bottled Water
  • High Energy Music (you may also bring your favorite music – after all, the time and facility are your private workout space)


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