I also do workouts here at The Yard(Hermosa Beach) with Troll Subin.
Throughout the year, Eric Karros gets whipped into shape with the help of his trainer Jeremy Subin, a muscular 5'5", 180-lb fitness genius better known as "Troll
Subin- "No, honestly, call him Troll
," says Karros.
, first met Karros in 1993 by proxy.
introduced Karros and Piazza to a new
"The more we talked, the more we knew this was meant to be," says Troll
."A lot of times when you deal with superstar athletes, it takes a while to build up that trust factor, especially with someone who will be working with you on your personal training, something that effects your livelihood.But when we found out how much we had in common, all the walls came down.That helped accelerate the training process."
So, starting at four hours a day during the off-season for the next four years, Troll
introduced Karros and Piazza to a new way of training.
And since Troll
's gym was located near beautiful Hermosa Beach, Troll would take the two out for conditioning work, just like Rocky and Apollo in Rocky III.
The two men transformed their eating habits after undergoing hair analysis, blood testing, and body-fat-composition readings to find out what specialized nutritional programs they needed to be placed on, based on what their bodies had too much of or lacked."They were able to absorb more nutrients faster so that they were able to recover better and build up their strength," says Troll
In the rare ed realm of million-dollar professionals, where talent and drive are common commodities, Subin
gives them a competitive edge.
"Most of the athletes who come to us are already tremendously successful and now they want to get as close to perfection as possible," Subin
The Redondo Beach Resident is more than just a conditioning coach, he's
a taskmaster, teacher, motivator, sounding board, No. 1 fan, good luck talisman, and friend.
In addition to voting Troll the South Bay's Best Trainer, and The Yard Best Training Facility, the Easy Reader has featured Subin
in a number of articles.
"Once the teaching curve is completed with these athletes, they understand the value of the training," Subin
As a Strength and Conditioning Consultant for the Beach Volleyball Tour
wrote a series of articles relating to conditioning for volleyball.Excerpted from an article in HEAT Volleyball Magazine by Troll Subin and Steven Griffth
...The ad (tagline: Feel Comfortable in Your Own Skin) won awards and "caused quite a disturbance," says Troll Subin, Yard's president.
..."If you really want to improve your performance and prevent injuries, you need to train like an athlete, regardless of your level," says Troll Subin, sports conditioning specialist and owner of The Yard fitness Center in Hermosa Beach.
"At The Yard
, we've carefully selected high-end equipment to help both professional athletes and ‘civilians' maximize their physical potential."
makes appearances on television and radio programs, as well as in interviews, seminars, and presentations around the world."
Excerpted from an article in the Easy Reader by Robb FulcherThe Yard's co-owner Troll Subin hones the professional life expectancy of some special athletes.
"Everybody at this level is good, or they wouldn't be here at the professional level.So a general tness program would not help to improve these athletes," says Subin
creates workouts for clients that are geared toward their particular sport, position, age and strength.
"Developing strength through weight training is simple," Subin
says."Improving reaction time and mobility through skill-specific tasks is a bit more complicated."Troll helps me stay strong for 162 games without losing my flexibility," says Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Jason Kendall.
"The real gold is in kids," Subin
wasn't talking about gold medals or gold coin.He
was talking about the reward he
gets when a kid who couldn't walk the block from The Yard
to the beach without getting winded, learns to sprint around cones that Subin sets in the sand.During the eight-week, 90-minute clinics, kids six to 16 are given drills that develop strength, coordination and balance.
Back at The Yard
core clients happy by constantly upgrading the equipment.