The PROJECT trainer on empowering others through fitness.
Whether it’s aside hustleor some othercreative pursuit, every high performer needs a passion—and a project. That’s the idea behind the newPROJECT by Equinox. It’s a “creative space for fitness rebels” in downtown Manhattan where breakthrough fitness talent creates innovative workouts ranging from The Sculpt Society (a total-body cardio workout that incorporates light weights and sliders) to The Ultimate Runner’s Workout (drills and unilateral exercises to improve speed, agility, and balance). Over the next six weeks, Furthermore is introducing you to six of PROJECT’s top trainers that are challenging you to move differently. This week we’re featuring Gerren Liles.
After a career in public education (and a pre-diabetes scare), Gerren Liles shifted from shaping minds to shaping bodies. In 2009, he entered the fitness industry and quickly rose through the ranks. Now, he’s an Equinox master instructor, ReebokONE Elite Ambassador, and teaches the Strength & Conditioning class at PROJECT by Equinox. The circuit-style class focuses on total-body exercises, but it's far from basic. “I'm generally known for thinking outside the box with my programming, and PROJECT gives me a chance to push my creative limits even more,” says Liles. And his creativity has paid off: the trainer and fitness guru is well on his way to becoming an Instagram star (with more than 16K followers).