Visit with the Legendary – Bob Gajda – Chicago

Bob Gajda July 2009Hi All,

What am amazing trip!!! I had the privilege of sharing some time with Fitness and training legend Bob Gajda.  In his prime he defeated someone by the name of Arnold in a Mr. Universe contest.  Many college and professional athletes in the Chicago area seek out Bob to get healthy when no one else can help.  He has worked with a true hall of fame list of athletes!!

Bob welcomed me like an old friend and he and his staff were amazing hosts for my visits. All of them were eager to share what they do at their facilities.

My favourite demo of the day was the bungee cord jumping platform.  Bob showed me how it worked and then set me up to try it.  After 3 or 4 different exercises to get my muscles activated, I took the belt off and then tried a jump on my own.  I was totally shocked as I went up in the air and hung there like I had not done in 10 years.  It reminded me of my basketball days in high school and university when dunking was done for fun.  It felt so amazing to get that high again and I thank Bob for the “Fountain of Youth” experience.

I am just as excited to be able to share the jumping apparatus with all of the students that I teach and athletes that I train back in Kitchener/Waterloo.

Bob, thank you so much for your kindness and generosity that you demonstrated to me on my visits to your facilities.  Your clients are very fortunate to be able to work with you.

Also, thanks to Susie, John, Tim and the entire staff for making my visits so memorable.


Coach G