Wealth managers Scott Rockwell, 44, and Rich Williams, 41, both of Morgan Stanley, allocate their workout time to John Selzler of Opening Day Training.
Why Opening Day Training? Rich:
Rich:John’s got a master’s degree in exercise physiology and was the strength and conditioning coach for the Baltimore Orioles. With all that, plus his quiet intensity, you know you’re getting a good workout. Scott: And it’s fun. What we do professionally is very stressful, and we’re inside 24/7. It’s great to get outside two or three days a week.
Describe a typical workout.
Scott: John’s very fond of cones. We’ll do a series of drills—run to the cone, shuffle sideways, run backwards. Then he’ll take out the football and make us run different pass patterns—it’s a great change of pace. We’ll do some strength work—pushups, pull-ups, lunges—mixed with core and balance drills, too. Doing a squat is a whole other thing when you’re standing on a BOSU ball.
Rich: And he’s always cognizant of things like ankle injuries or shoulder issues, so he can give you alternative exercises.
How do you stay motivated?
Rich: When you have a group, there’s somebody there to give you moral support, or throw you under the bus if you don’t show up. Scott: John’s on my calendar. Today I have a client meeting at 3:30, we’ll meet with John at Bee Ridge Park at 4:30, then my son’s baseball practice starts at 6. I wouldn’t work out today if it wasn’t on my schedule.
What are the benefits of this kind of personal training?
Rich: I’m the kind of guy who has a Y membership but only goes once a year. I’ve been working with John for three or four years now. He gives us creative workouts. Scott: This year I want to add 10 pounds of muscle and lose 10 pounds of fat. John’s pretty low-key, but he has the ability to turn it up as high as you need.