Here’s how 20 minutes, twice a week, can change your life

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At Jeff Tomaszewski’s MaxStrength Fitness, clients like Richard V. Hausrod, MD, chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center, appreciate getting a total body workout in 20 minutes, twice a week—focused and concentrated with respect for the life of a busy professional. (Photography by Benjamin Margalit)

By Ken McEntee

Most successful professionals understand efficiency.

How’s this for efficient: 20 minutes, twice a week.

That’s the commitment necessary to improve your quality of life through better health and fitness using the MaxStrength Fitness plan, promises Jeff Tomaszewski, owner of and “Chief Life Transformer” at MaxStrength Fitness.

“The two main reasons people train at MaxStrength are the amazing results they experience and the very short interruptions to their lives,” Jeff says. “Our program takes just 20 minutes of your time, only two days a week. It’s all about the quality of our workout system, not the quantity of time you put in.”

The end game is a better life, he says.

“I got into the fitness field because there is no other business I know of that allows you to so profoundly improve the quality of somebody’s life,” Jeff explains.

“When you are healthier, stronger and more flexible, everything else in your life changes. You have more energy. You’re more alert at work. You can play with your children or grandchildren without dozing off all the time. You can enjoy retirement without nagging aches and pains. And you can spend your money on something other than doctor’s bills.”

MaxStrength’s personalized fitness program is not only effective, but it’s also convenient. You can work out during your lunch break without offending the afternoon noses of your colleagues.

“You will not sweat when you work out at MaxStrength, and that is by design,” Jeff says.

“The perception that you need to sweat for your workout to be successful is completely false. On the contrary, like a car engine, a cool body works more efficiently than an overheated body. That’s why we keep our training room at 65 degrees. We want to dissipate body heat very quickly, so if you start to sweat we crank up a fan to cool you off. That’s why our clients can go straight to the office without showering after a workout.”

The MaxStrength workout, Jeff summarizes, yields a strong return on your investment.

“The program is based on pushing your muscles to high levels of fatigue, to a point where they can do no more, in a condensed period of time,” he explains.

Serious business people who have had their work interrupted by an outdated computer or a slow network connection understand the importance of quality equipment. Specially designed, computerized resistance training machines are the key to the MaxStrength workout.

“The unique machines provide the maximum resistance training for muscle strength, cardiovascular conditioning and overall health and wellness,” Jeff emphasizes. “They are designed to make muscles work hard, but without dangerous jerking that can result in injuries to your joints. Most gym training can make injuries worse. Our job is to fix people, not break them.”

The exercises may appear easy to an observer. That’s because there is no obnoxious shouting or loud grunting like at a gym. Once you use the machines, however, the intensity is evident.

“I don’t kid people into thinking this is fun,” Jeff says. “It may be the most brutally hard work you’re ever going to do. But it’s safe and just about anybody can do it, from a professional athlete to an 85-year-old woman with a hip or a knee replacement.”

Jeff says the MaxStrength program evolved from a Nautilus funded osteoporosis study done by the University of Florida in the 1980s. The study demonstrated increases in bone density resulting from strength training exercises.

“We evolved that equipment into our system,” Jeff says. “The study showed tremendous increases in bone density, but it also revealed tremendous increases in strength. When you increase your strength that much you profoundly increase your functional ability throughout the day.”

The experience at MaxStrength, Jeff promises, is quiet, calm and professional.

“We don’t have music blasting or sweaty dudes trying to impress the ladies,” he insists. “The only noise you’ll probably hear is the sound of your personal trainer—professionally dressed in a shirt and tie—encouraging you toward your goals. That’s why we’re especially attractive to high-level business professionals and active, affluent supermoms.”

To find out how your professional, efficient workout can result in a happier, healthier lifestyle, you can schedule your complimentary consultation with MaxStrength Fitness, with two locations serving Northeast Ohio—located at 2211 Crocker Road in Westlake and at 4212 State Route 306, Suite 120 in Willoughby. You can find more information, including client testimonials, by visiting, or you can call 440-835-9090 (Westlake) or 440-226-8080 (Willoughby).