He’s fun to workout with.
Record-holding athlete. Forward-thinking entrepreneur. Phi Beta Kappa member. Above-average driver.
Just a few of the words that describe personal trainer and MORF founder Eitan Kramer.
At 15, Eitan became the youngest professional in-line skater in history. He holds numerous titles from the Aggressive Skaters Association’s professional world tour (the Passive Skaters Association could not be reached for comment), and competed in the first six ESPN X-Games and ABC’s Gravity Games. He appeared on ESPN, Fox Sports and MTV as a host and commentator, and was solicited for endorsements from Rollerblade, Senate Wheels and the Gap. He holds the Guinness World Record for the highest air on a half-pipe and can bend spoons using only his mind. (Okay, not that last thing.)
After retiring from professional competition, Eitan sought to share his love of sports, knowledge, and flagrant disregard for convention with others. He attended the Equinox Fitness Training Institute and joined Equinox Fitness Clubs as a personal trainer from 2005 to 2007.
Determined to translate the spontaneity and iconoclasm of extreme sports into the layperson’s fitness experience, Eitan developed an irreverent, play-based philosophy and approach to training. Incorporating high-intensity, high-energy circuit training, plyometrics, and overall strength, Eitan custom-designs each workout for the client’s specific needs and interests, building in innovative, playful elements to ensure that sessions are both physically and mentally engaging.
Clients improve their coordination and balance; they get toned and lean. But along the way they may play Capture the Flag, climb a tree, or beat Eitan at a rousing game of beach paddleball. (It’s been known to happen.) Eitan works with clients in their homes, at private training gyms, on hiking trails, and at parks, providing all necessary equipment (which may include TRX suspension trainers, kettlebells, pogo sticks, and/or a skateboard). Eitan is an honors graduate of UCLA, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the Golden Key Honor Society. He is certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine.