A Saturday In The Life Of Angelo Grinceri, The Sexiest Trainer Alive
Despite his well-earned titles as author, movement specialist, and Sexiest Trainer Alive if you believe People Magazine (we do), Angelo Grinceri, 29, insists he’s just like “most New Yorkers”. He works (training celebrities at New York’s hottest fitness locales), enjoys hobbies (like tinkering with his vintage saxophone), and makes it a point to be a morning person: you know, regular New Yorker stuff. In fact, Grinceri’s dynamic lifestyle is most relatable when he’s relaxing, lingering over his Saturday morning coffee and enjoying tacos and beer with friends. Ah. Now, that sounds like us.
YOU CAN’T PLAN PERFECTION
At fifteen my perfect Saturday consisted of a few friends, my dirt bike, and one catch: be home by dark— or else. Back then we didn’t really plan our days, just rode around seeing what trouble we could get into and, more importantly, what trouble we could get out of. Today, my Saturdays no longer involve a pack of bike-riding teens roaming Jersey’s South side, yet there’s an underlying commonality between then and now, namely: doing whatever I want. Like most New Yorkers, I spend a lot of time working, helping New York’s finest to become their healthiest, best selves. Saturdays are the one day each week I set aside the needs of others and focus on my own needs, whatever those may be. There’s still no plan, no commitments; I just take the train now instead of my bike.
On days I don’t have to rush out of my apartment, I make it a point to bring awareness and enjoyment to my morning routine. I find that starting my mornings completely present with what I’m doing adds a quality of calm and contentment to my day. When focusing on the fresh smells and process, boiling water, slicing ginger and lemon for tea, or grinding up organic beans for a homemade Americano becomes a sort of meditation. Cup in hand, I like to sit, sip, and think. Depending on my mood, I’ll either read or get some ideas down on paper.
At some point I’ll begin to feel restless, and it’s time to get moving. I might do a few quick stretches or give my apartment a good cleaning while listening to music. Lately I’ve been enjoying a lot of classic American rock, like ZZ Top’s “La Grange” and the Stones’ “Can’t You Hear Me Knocking”.
ENJOYMENT THROUGH IMPROVEMENT
Eventually, I’ll make it out of my apartment. I’ve recently picked up the saxophone— an amazing 1930s Buescher— which I practice on my building’s roof. If I feel like venturing farther, I know a lot of movement-enthusiasts with goals similar to mine, and we’ll often organize Saturday meet-ups for some swinging rings or hand-balancing action. I usually try to take a moment to reflect on how grateful I am to know such incredible, interesting athletes.
After this comes a large meal shared with friends— preferably tacos! My taco of choice: al pastor, even better if it’s paired with a Pacifico beer. This is an essential part of my Saturday— intimate social interaction, I mean, not the tacos. I might sneak in a nap after this…
Saturday night’s a good date night. I take my time getting cleaned up and try to feel centered and present before walking out the door. When I do, I’m not thinking about what-ifs or how the date will go— just hoping to make some memories. Like Saturdays, some things are best unplanned.