The City Gym Boys selflessly teach more than fitness and the fun of exercise – they teach responsibility to one’s community as a core human value. This is what we teach at HealthCorps and CGB has brought this in their work with our students. Their outlook and philosophy is exemplary and downright cool.
– Dr. Mehmet Oz MD, Host of The Dr. Oz Show and founder of HealthCorps
City Gym Boys worked with Hip Hop Public Health to teach kids cool new ways to exercise in a manner that was both engaging and motivational. The outcome was powerful. It did not take long before I witnessed the kids showing off their new exercise routines, some of which we captured in our Songs for a Healthier America video.
– Dr. Olajide Williams MD, Founder and President of Hip Hop Public Health
The City Gym Boys are incredible! While they have a deep knowledge of physical fitness, they also know how to make exercise fun, easy and cool for our students and parents. They are an indispensable resource to communities in New York City, and an example for health advocates across the nation.
– Carlos Alonso Nugent, Health Corps
I would have to say working out with Charles has taken me to another level of strength: mind, body and spirit. He is a very passionate and motivated person, who genuinely wants to see people healthy and positive. He understands the intricate balance between dedication and motivation. I appreciate him as a trainer as well as a person. The world is a healthier place because of master trainer Charles LaSalle.
– Doug E. Fresh, Hip Hop Icon
Our youth are practicing healthier eating habits, encompassing a fitness regimen into their lives and learning how to be excellent stewards of their community because of the City Gym Boys.
– Edith Massiah, Director of Programs at Boys & Girls Club of Harlem
Having the City Gym Boys’ fitness program here at Saint Bridget’s Shelter has broaden our holistic approach to our clients well being.
– Ernest McCullough, Program Manager at Catholic Charities
…I weighed 230 pounds. It got to the point where I felt out of breath so I decided to loose the weight and lost 70 pounds…Thanks to Charles LaSalle and the City Gym Boys for giving me the opportunity to achieve the body that I always wanted.
– Mike Bibbi