What They Say About The MCL Team
Tony is one of the top trainers in the country. He truly walks the walk. He is so skilled; yet amazingly down to earth, personable, motivational and fun. He brings a sense of humor to his work; but keeps his eye on the prize and makes sure his clients achieve optimal health and fitness. He knows how to shape things just perfectly and can get super specific with any area one wants to tone up; but he also makes sure everything is integrated. Tony is the ultimate student and he never stops learning or growing. He has more education than most fitness professionals I know and he still continues to study and learn all he can in and out of the industry. He brings more than just physical education to his clients and students, he teaches a lifestyle of true health and happiness. I’m honored to know Tony, to train with Tony and to be part of his team. I look forward to more glute training with him!
Kristin McGee, yoga/pilates/fitness host.
For the past year I have been training with Chris Algieri. Throughout this year, I have seen my technique and skill skyrocket to new levels. He has helped me build my boxing, kickboxing, and conditioning and has also given me great nutritional advice. I have built extreme confidence in my striking and fighting in general thanks to our training. Since we started together, I have had three fights and won all three decisively. Chris’s attention to small details has truly made me a better fighter. Because of Chris’s help, I felt confident enough to take my first fight on 2 days notice. Chris Algieri is not only a great coach, but a great friend and mentor. He is always there to give me advice about fighting, nutrition, and life in general. He’s someone that truly inspires me. His work ethic is second to none. I have never seen someone work as hard as this man, inside and outside of the gym. Chris not only helps me in the gym, but he sets a phenomenal example of what it takes to become a world champion. If not for Chris being in my life this past year, I can honestly say I don’t think I would be sitting here today 3-0. I look forward to a bright future with Chris guiding me every step of the way. Thanks for everything Chris, it’s truly appreciated!
Tony is one of the people I respect the most in the health and fitness industry. His dedication to staying on the cutting edge of the art and science of health is unparalleled. He constantly seeks to learn new information and isn’t afraid to let go of old out-of-date ideas when their time has come. At the same time, he has a gift for explaining complex ideas in a straight forward, down to earth manner. He is the rare combination of expert, educator and speaker all rolled into one package. I recommend that anyone interested in fitness, nutrition or the science of health contact Tony – whether you are a client looking for help in attaining your goals or a professional seeking to learn more about your field, Tony is the person you need to know.
Liz Neporent, health journalist; writer of The Winners Brain and co-author of Fitness for Dummies, 4th Edition, contributor ABC National News Medical Unit, columnist for AOL , Board Emeritus – American Council on Exercise.
I have been training with Chris Algieri for about a year now. His intensive conditioning style training has helped to sculpt my body and tone areas of weakness. His diet plans have taught me how to eat right and have helped me to gain energy and stamina. His fun effervescent personality make daily trainings something to look forward to. I would highly recommend Chris Algieri as the best trainer out there!
Anthony Ricci is an absolute wealth of knowledge in his field. He knows his craft exceptionally well. He understands how to tailor training to the individual, along with the client’s chosen sport. I find him also to be supportive of the athletes morale. His guidance in nutrition, endurance, and strength training has been invaluable to me.”
Steven Sciandra-The Martial Arts Studio
Kenpo Karate – Black Belt
Judo – Black Belt Second Degree – Promoted by United States Judo Inc
Kali – Certified Sayoc Kali Level II
Estacada – Certified Estacada Instructor –
Kajukenbo – Black Belt Third Degree – Sifu Level
Jujitsu – Black Belt Fifth Degree
National Judo Champion– Masters Division – 2005
Jujitsu World Champion- Masters Division– Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2006
First Place- World Jujitsu Championships, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2007
Second Place Senior Judo Nationals – 2009
I’ve known Tony for well over 25 years. Tony has always been ahead of his time. Fitness is not just a career for him, but a way of life. Tony’s strength and conditioning programs have helped my fighters tremendously. He is one of the major contributing factors to my fighters great success in the ring. He adapts programs to fit their needs, and their upcoming opponents. We are never unprepared thanks to Tony’s innovative strength and conditioning programs.
Trainer/owner Bellmore Kickboxing/MMA
Trainer of Current Three-Time World Champion Bobby Campbell
“I’ve had the privilege of working with Tony Ricci for a year now and can absolutely say that Tony is in a league of his own. At the time I approached Tony I was already making reasonable progress, but needed guidance to get to the next level. It was no longer the case of simply reducing calories or eliminating refined sugar. I needed to better understand, through Tony’s guidance, ways I could further manipulate insulin levels to optimize glycogen synthesis and muscle restoration, as needed. In addition, Tony has a remarkable ability to translate historical dietary data (i.e., what I eat) into highly specific measures of what I consume, and what opportunities exist to make improvements. Tony helped me create an entire nutritional plan around my complex training routine of 14 workouts per week in 3 disciplines (swimming, cycling, resistance training) to optimize for performance, recovery, and long-term health. It is with my highest confidence that I have, and will continue to, recommend Tony to all friends and family who are serious about improving themselves through what they eat” -
Peter Attia, M.D. Founder – The Eating Academy http://eatingacademy.com/