Client Testimonial

When I contacted Sharissa about training, I had thought that I knew what I wanted:  a few sessions to teach me how to safely do a few dumbbell exercises to supplement my cardio.  What I got was so much more.  She has showed me a wide range of exercises that do large muscle groups, small muscle groups, abs, balance, and coordination.  Although I’ve been working out on my own for many years, I have never seen my body change so quickly, and get so much stronger in so many ways. Its only been about 10 weeks!   I don’t like gyms, and she designed the training to be done at home with a minimum of equipment.  Furthermore, I was apprehensive about starting to do weights again after having overdone it and given myself a case of tendonitis.  When I told Sharissa about this, she worked my exercise program around it, and my elbow is MUCH better than before I started.  Furthermore, she helped me with some shoulder tightness that has been bothering me for years.  She is careful, attentive, and really knows her stuff.  She will push you, but not further than you can go.  I can’t recommend her enough.
Paul Geltner, Psychoanalyst, Park Slope.

Brick Bars , Snack Review



New Product Review: Bricks Bars


While shopping in one of the fancier markets in a high-end neighborhood near the gym where I work, I ran across some “meat bars.”


It was one of those stores where you buy five things and are shocked at the bill, and these bars — made by Bricks Bars — were no exception at $3.99 for each 1.5 oz bar. That is about 40 bucks a pound, folks.


That day, there were two types of bars available at the store: one that contained grass-fed beef with uncured bacon, cranberry, and sunflower seed; and another one composed of Turkey with sweet potato, cranberry, and pumpkin seed. Curious and hungry, I got both.


I showed one to a friend, and she asked if I had just bought a Thanksgiving meal in a bar. I laughed, recalling the “Meal in a gum” concoction created by Willy Wonka, where the more you chewed the more different flavors you tasted.


I ate the beef one on the way home. It was coated with a kind of oil and was nice and solid. It tasted kind of like trail mix with jerky in it.


The flavor was… good! All of the ingredients were really complementing each other. By the time I finished the bar I was giving this product a thumbs up and an A plus. It WAS really good and the best part a nice lingering peppery taste in my mouth. I wish it was a little saltier, but the low salt is better for you.


More than anything, I could taste the love the makers of the bar must have put into the development of this product. Making something this unusual and healthy must have taken tons of time, and they did a fantastic job of it. It reminds me of Astronaut food (and, as matter of fact, they should market this great snack to NASA). The best part was with the bars 10 grams of protein, low sugar content, and one to two grams of fiber, which staved off my hunger through several personal training sessions.


Upon closer scrutiny of the label, I noted the bar was a local product made by a family right here in Brooklyn! So hooray for local business! That, in and of itself, makes me not mind the high price. My money goes into local pockets and not some CEO’s million-dollar bonus. That means I could, literally, run into the makers of Bricks Bars by chance, and tell them I love their products.


Overall, I give both Bricks Bars flavors high marks. If you’re looking for a filling snack that’s savory and sweet, they’re perfect. Buying a bar will satisfy your hunger and, if you’re in the New York City area, help a neighborhood business.