This is our mantra. What we live by.
When you become part of the PIT Family, you'll become the strongest, healthiest, fittest version of yourself physically and mentally.
Whether your goal is to get in better shape, prepare for a specific competition or event, get bigger/stronger/faster for your sport, or simply be around people who bring the best out of you, we can help you get started -- and be there every step of the way.
The Training and Nutrition Programs that are available and at your finger tips will get you out of your comfort zone and into a community that wants nothing more than to see you change your life.
If you're looking for a quick fix, fad diet program, discounted gym membership, or an over-booked training class you won't find them here.
If you're ready to commit to building friendships that last a lifetime, bullet-proofing your daily habits, and getting results that you never thought possible, then it sounds like you're definitely Strength Pit material.
The Jersey Strength Pit is Jackson, NJ's original strength and conditioning facility.
With humble beginnings we opened our doors in April of 2012 in a 700 square foot storage space with very little equipment, armed only with the mission of changing the lives of Youth Athletes and Adults in the Jackson area.
Fast forward a few years and into a fully-equipped 3,000 square foot facility, our members include District, Regional, and State Placeholders and Champions in Wrestling, State Champions in Football, and State and National Record Holders in Powerlifting.
Many of our Our High school athletes have carried the life lessons of hard work, commitment, integrity, and discipline they've learned from their time at the PIT and gone on to successfully compete at Division 1, Division 2, and Division 3 levels for basketball, baseball, lacrosse, football, and wrestling.
Many of our Adult Members (including those who have never lifted weights before) have completed their first Obstacle Race or Powerlifting Meet (some holding State and National Records).
What was once a small "garage gym" has now become a movement, and we're ready for you or your child to become the newest addition.
If you want to change your life or the life of your child, give us a call -- we'd love for your family to become a part of ours.
Coach Christopher Lopez is the Owner of the Jersey Strength Pit in Jackson.
While the Pit has only been open since May of 2012, he has been coaching both Athletes and Adults since 2003 in gyms across central New Jersey.
He's trained Middle School, High School and Collegiate Athletes, MMA Fighters, Law Enforcement Officers, Firefighters, Military Personnel, and Adults looking to simply improve their life in and out of the gym.
He looks forward to empowering as many young athletes and adults as he can through training at 'The Pit'.
His book, "The Parent's Guide to Strength Training for Football" focuses on helping parents understand the importance of strength and conditioning in preparing for football season.
Coach Zachary Hagenberg came to the PIT as a trainer from a popular gym chain.
Seeing how members were treated as dollar signs instead of people prompted him to look into other opportunities to work with people who were looked after and cared for in and out of the gym.
He believes that strength training is simply a tool to improve people’s lives and by putting our members first by giving them the best coaching experience possible.
Coach Megan Ántoni Placa is a Clinical Nutritionist who is passionate about helping men, women, and student athletes become the healthiest version of themselves.
After earning a BA in Communications from Montclair State University, Megan completed post-baccalaureate studies in Dietetics, and completed the Health Coach Training Program at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) in New York City where she studied a variety of dietary theories and effective coaching methods.
Currently, she is in progress of a Master of Science degree in Human Clinical Nutrition at Maryland University of Integrative Health.
Her award-winning book, “PUSH Past Perfect” offers inspirational strategies for pushing past obstacles and common struggles that get in the way of reaching diet and fitness goals.