The Stats

Age: 33

Height: 5’7″

Weight: 195 lbs

Hometown: Staten Island, NY

Certifications: NASM-certified personal trainer; corrective exercise specialist; performance enhancement specialist; fitness nutrition specialist; TRX group fitness instructor

Most of us seek personal fulfillment in the gym, but there are those, like Mike Giliotti, who use their physical attributes to help others. “I’m still in the business because I love the feeling of helping people bring out the best in [themselves],” says Giliotti, of Staten Island. He found himself under the iron for the first time after getting snubbed during tryouts for his high school baseball team. 

Gillotti sought refuge in the weight room, looking to get into a hobby that would give him a return on his efforts. More than a decade later, he’s still at it, and these days he’s training others through his E.D.G.E. program (E.mbrace D.evotion G.enerate E.xcellence). He says that the goal of the program is to increase functional movement and overall performance while decreasing body fat. “When a person devotes himself to one cause, like the gym, [he] can get significant results,” Giliotti says.

E.D.G.E. Chest

Rest 90 seconds between sets (two minutes for supersets)

15-MInute Warmup

Cable Crossover

■ 3 sets ■15 reps

Slight-Incline Flye

■3 sets ■15 reps

Weighted Dip (Lean Slightly Forward)

■3 sets ■12, 10, 8 reps

Incline Bench Press-superset with-Dumbbell Bench Press (supinated grip)

■4 sets ■10, 10, 8, 6 reps