Edmund is a knowledgeable, trusting, patient and kind personal trainer who knows how to balance the right temperament of kindness and toughness to give you the incentive to better yourself.
Over 20 years of coaching at the varsity level in high school sports - and as a seasoned coach of a consistently successful program - I had hit a roadblock. How should we train our athletes physically to not only be successful in season, but become knowledgeable enough to prepare properly out of season and most importantly, for the rest of their lives. The question complicated; the answer simple. We found Edmund Duah & Sculptor at Strength.
Over the past six years, we have used Edmund's expertise to develop in-season training for our varsity athletes. Edmund has taken the time to educate me and my coaching staff about the importance of specific training schemes, the effect proper balance has on keeping athletes healthy and the value of adequate recovery days. We now use his philosophy of "filling up the athlete's cup before the season, building upon that at the beginning of a season, maintaining that mid-season and preparing to hit peak performance as the state tournament approaches." I have witnessed this approach working first hand over the last several years and have experienced moving into tournament play with strong, fit, confident competitors instead of players whose "cup" has been emptied resulting in nagging injuries, low energy and loss fiery ambition.
Our athletes are better prepared for the grind of the season because they gain knowledge of proper fueling, correct technique for strength training, effects of enough sleep etc. Edmund cleared the roadblock that was holding me back as a head coach. I am now equipped to give much more to the athletes who are part of our program.
Teaming up with Edmund made all the difference. I constantly hear from alumni who comment on how their training at S@S prepared them for collegiate level play - DI, DII, DIII and club, and from those who state they are better prepared to tackle the challenges of life.
It just starts with a conversation. Then together, you can map out what is best to reach your vision. Edmund's concern is building competitors for life, not just one game. Because of this, his success in assisting athletes, coaches and programs cannot be matched. His presence and use of Sculptor at Strength will elevate your program to an all-around higher level. I am thankful that I had that first conversation!
-Coach Maura Duah-Asamoah (Devaney)
Chelmsford High School Field Hockey
After joining Edmund’s BePowerful summer strength training program, my lifestyle took a change for the better. Previous to Edmund’s detailed programs, I endlessly attempted training myself incorrectly at local gyms. My back ached, knees throbbed, and I lacked nutritional knowledge leading to more and more frustration. Edmund’s Sculptor at Strength allowed me to understand the often neglected but important details – consistency, nutrition, and patience— that are essential to training effectively. Edmund’s carefully designed program is challenging and truly tests your capacity to work hard. However, his uplifting and motivating personality summons the inner strength deep within you to push past walls that previously held you back. Working out was fun again! Within the first few weeks I saw great results, and by the end I was a whole new person. Under Edmund’s guidance and knowledge I saw myself transform my lifestyle for the better. I am finally taking care of my body and now understand how to push myself. My only regret has been waiting so long to join Sculptor at Strength! With Edmund you are bound to succeed.
I highly recommend Edmund’s Sculptor at Strength! I have always wanted to be a police officer. After attempting to train on my own, I failed the Police Department’s fitness test twice. I knew I needed help to achieve this lifelong dream.
With Edmund’s effective training, I realized I was not pushing myself to the point where I would make significant strides. I shed over 20 lbs and cut off my 1.5 mile run by 2 minutes after working with Edmund! I not only passed every fitness exam since, Edmund was instrumental in getting rid of my crippling back pain!!
If you have fitness goals of any type, Edmund will be there to provide the best customized progressive program and motivation that you’ll be able to get anywhere!
– Joe Olmeda
“Edmund has been a huge help to me over the past year. From the first day that I stepped into his performance center he inspired me to work harder, run faster and lift more. He continually encourages me to strive to do it all BETTER than the last time. I felt motivated to achieve something greater than I could ever have before. With his help, I am in the best physical state I've ever been in and I continue to improve every day. Soccer games went from being difficult to get through to it being easy for me to get through the 90+ minutes I'm on the pitch. On top of that, Edmund's Soccer Strength Program has helped me to stand my ground against even the largest of opponents. I could never have achieved what I have athletically without the help of Sculptor @ Strength.”
– Noah Ludwig
"Over the course of the past few years I have been a member at Sculptor At Strength. I am finishing up my senior year of being a dual division three collegiate athlete. I played fall and spring sports so in order to compete and maintain my fitness, Sculptor at Strength has gone above and beyond to motivate as well as develop my fitness level and prepare me for my athletic seasons. This past summer I joined a group of college students attending five fitness sessions a week. We worked together motivating and building our knowledge, strength, agility and speed. By the end of the summer, I reached goals and levels of fitness that prepped me to compete in the fall stronger, with more intensity than I ever had. I also reached my personal and team goals. It beats just having a membership to any gym. Edmund took such care to bring us together to understand the importance of teamwork, hard work, and drive to find success and incorporate fitness into a lifestyle forever!
Westfield State University
"I first met with Edmund three years ago because I was seeking help in recovering from and wanted to prevent any further persistent running injuries. His knowledge, expertise, and skills as a trainer went beyond expectation. He is able to address individual goals and concerns that are appropriate for each person and make adjustments as needed. He takes the time to identify which muscle groups to strengthen and gives you the appropriate workout and exercises only after making sure you will perform them correctly and safely. He will encourage you to go beyond your limits and at the same time reign you in when necessary. Edmund is kind, warm and caring and takes an interest in you and what is going on in your life. The gym and its members are a reflection of this positive atmosphere. Sculptor At Strength has top of the line fitness equipment you will not find in most gyms. It is always kept in pristine condition. Whether you are an athlete looking to further your athletic abilities or you are just looking to maintain a healthy lifestyle, Edmund will help you achieve your goals and open your eyes to creating new ones."
- Sue L
Edmund’s Sculptor At Strength fosters positive self- improvement in an environment that is individually focused, but always team oriented. I have been training at his facility as a high school, collegiate and post collegiate athlete – Edmund has always been willing to help devise a plan to help me achieve my goals. Whether I need nutritional advice, a new lifting routine, or a great cardio workout, Edmund is always there. He genuinely cares about creating better people both inside and out. Something I will always appreciate whether I am 15 or 100.