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More Than Fitness And Weight Loss: Coaching Mind, Heart And Body

December 26th, 2010

July 13, 2010 – CoachingCommons.org Rob Forcelli is among the most popular fitness coaches in Westchester County, N.Y.  This coach believes his focus on the mind/body connection is what makes his approach effective, and he’s made believers out of his many clients over the years. With more than two decades of experience in private personal […]

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The County’s Most Wanted Trainer

May 31st, 2010 - Westchester Magazine

Rob Forcelli’s classes run so big, the fire marshall gets nervous. Fitness trainer Rob Forcelli’s mantra, “Bring your best and nothing less,” is music to the ears of hundreds of Westchester gym rats. The 40-year-old Yonkers native has inspired such a loyal following that people line up a half-hour in advance to squeeze themselves into […]

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Hoops League Is More Than a Contender

January 13th, 2009 - The Examiner News

Rob Forcelli never intended to organize an adult four-on-four basketball league.

Forcelli, a personal trainer at The Gym in Armonk, who has worked with former New York Knicks Allan Houston and Howard Eisley, would hold workouts for his clients incorporating a variety of basketball drills for its fitness benefits.

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Learn How to Become a Contender

January 12th, 2004 - Honolulu Advertiser

Golden Gloves-winning boxer Rob Forcelli leads striving athletes through a tough workout in “Contenders Club” classes.

While the rest of the world seems to be slowing down and mellowing out exercise routines with low-impact mind-body-spirit activities such as yoga and tai chi, some dedicated New Yorkers are rising at 5:30 a.m. to wait in line for boxing-inspired “Contender’s Club” classes.

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Beauty’s Emerging Stars

January 1st, 2004 - W Magazine

Forcelli’s Contenders Club class at the Scarsdale Equinox has made him the fitness messiah of Westchester County. The class is so popular that even the 5:30 a.m. session is packed.

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A Party That Did and Didn’t Take Off

December 7th, 2003 - New York Times

EARLY last month, Robert Forcelli (friends call him Fastlane) thought he was going on a business trip, so he packed a change of clothes and hitched a ride with his business partner, Jesse Itzler (friends call him Jesse James) to Teterboro Airport in New Jersey.

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CBS Sportscaster Bonnie Bernstein Named as Co-Host of ‘Contenders Club’

September 8th, 2003 - PR Newswire

CBS sportscaster Bonnie Bernstein has signed on as a host for the Contenders Club fitness video series, the program that is sweeping the nation with its powerful approach to fitness. She will co-host an infomercial supporting the videos with former Golden Gloves boxer Robert “Fastlane” Forcelli, founder of Contenders Club, it was announced today by Contenders Club Chairman Peter Hochfelder.

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Golden Gloves Bouts are Heavy on Action

February 2nd, 2002 - New York Daily News

Robert Forcelli set the tone for the class by stopping Patrick Curley 40 seconds into Round 2. The 32-year-old personal trainer had surgery to repair a damaged right shoulder, just to take one shot at a pair of Golden Gloves.

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