NTC & THE FHITTING ROOM
Meet Benjamin Wegman and Dennys Lozada, trainers at the upscale High Intensity Training boutique fitness studio known to New York at the Fhitting Room. With H.I.T being all the rave in NYC, Benjamin and Dennys bring their Unlimited intensity to the comprehensive, body-changing workout in a very intimate setting. As some of the best in the business, Dennys and Benjamin’s programming not only get the body right but allow for others to get up, get out and make the most of the city that never sleeps. We sat with the FHITpro all stars to talk about their moves on a day to day in Unlimited NYC.
NAME: Benjamin Wegman
TITLE: FHITpro – the fhitting room
NAME: Dennys Lozada
TITLE: FHITpro at The Fhitting Room
BOROUGH: Brooklyn born, Manhattan current resident
Take us through a day in the life in your “Unlimited NYC”
BENJAMIN: My alarm goes off at 4AM most days. While getting ready for my day – feeding the cat, making sure I have my multiple outfit changes for workouts -I like to drop and perform sets of 50 push-ups at a time. I’m out the door by 4:45 and at the fhitting room by 5:30AM. I teach the 6 or 6:30AM class most days, and I like being that first positive experience for many of my clients in the morning.
After I finish my morning classes, I head right to my workout of the day. I vary my workouts between HIIT based fhitting room style workouts, some more classic strength training, and cardio and/or yoga classes.
Mid-day usually involves checking emails, working on our programming schedules for the fhitting room, and working on my own projects.
By the evening, I’m either back at the fhitting room for another round of teaching classes or often at workout #2 of the day. Teaching and working out always require another meal, so a quick, simple dinner at home usually finishes off my day before I prepare to do it all again.
DENNYS: Being a trainer, every day is different, but my Saturdays tend to be pretty regular. I teach at The Fhitting Room, the 8, 9 and 10am classes. Then I usually take the 12pm class. From there I head downtown to Church Street Boxing. After getting in some boxing work, I’ll grab a late lunch at Hu Kitchen near Union Square. After that, my workouts are done for the day and on my way home I usually stop by Nike to see if there is any new gear I want. Then, I head home to shower and get ready for dinner. I love going down to Little Italy for some good Italian food.
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Unlimited:
BENJAMIN: When I think of Unlimited, I think of pushing past my threshold. Whether it being pushing harder than I thought possible during a workout or challenging myself to be kinder and more empathic, Unlimited is never holding back. It is working to be better in every aspect of your life.
DENNYS: There’s nothing you can’t do. You can’t be held back. I have the power to do anything that I want. With that being said, nothing is for free and you have to have the dedication and motivation to reach your max potential.
What does NYC mean to you:
BENJAMIN: NYC means acceptance to me. NYC is a city where you get to be who you want to be without judgement or questioning. NYC is home for the game changer and the boundary pusher.
DENNYS: NYC is home to me. You have to be tough to be here, both mentally and physically. You have to be willing to put in the work into whatever craft you are passionate about. It’s a place full of diversity; you can meet anyone from anywhere in NYC.
NYC gems for HIIT training and why people should pay attention to it:
BENJAMIN: The fhitting room really is the best spot for HIIT training in the city. What I love about the fhitting room is how effective it is in such a short period of time. I leave every class at the fhitting room confident that I have received a comprehensive, total body workout.
DENNYS: I’m a former professional boxer, so I go to Church Street Boxing a lot. It’s a homely environment, it’s not luxe, it’s tough and rough in there and I love it for that. People go there from beginners, to professionals, to models and actors; it’s a good mix of people there. If I’m doing HIIT, I of course go to The Fhitting Room. It’s a top-notch facility and I know that when I take class I am getting a combination of strength and conditioning, aerobic and anaerobic and metabolic work. There’s a variety of equipment from kettlebells, rowers, ski ergs and much more.
What makes NYC training scene so unique:
DENNYS: The NYC training scene is so unique because it draws on the resources of the best athletes and minds in the world. NYC is a city about competition, about striving to be better and so the training scene here is constantly pushing to be more effective, drawing on the latest science to create better workouts all the time.
BENJAMIN: NYC is as diverse in people as it is in specialized boutique fitness. There are so many studios specializing in what they do best. The diversity of fitness genres available is unique in itself in NYC.
What sessions and neighborhoods inspire you to push further than ever before:
BENJAMIN: Nothing inspires me more than the water surrounding NYC. I can run along the west side highway forever with the sun shining and the breeze off the water. I also am constantly inspired by the light as it hits the city at sunset. That’s my favorite time to be out working out in the park.