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Charles Addessi II


Exercise, sports and fitness have been central to my life for over a decade. My passion lies in helping others achieve greatness, whatever their particular goals. I have worked successfully with college level athletes, children with disabilities, weight loss clients, the elderly. I specialize in speed and agility coaching, strength training, bodybuilding, weight management and overall wellness. The level of energy and commitment I put into each and every client is what sets me apart from the rest. I have taken great care to hire and train a first rate personal training team for Iron Culture, all of whom embody the very highest standards of fitness expertise, professionalism and personal service. For me and for all of us at Iron Culture, personal training is more than a job, it is a calling to improve lives and bring out the very best in our clients. And Iron Culture is more than a gym, it is indeed a lifestyle, a set of values, a culture. I know you will feel that the minute you walk through our doors.

Arthur Imperatore

Managing Partner

My fitness journey began at 14 when I saw Pumping Iron for the first time and fell in love with bodybuilding and the fitness lifestyle. Ever since, gyms and weight training have been my passion, my therapy, my life discipline. I always had a dream to open a world class, hardcore gym and create a community of like-minded people who shared my commitment to hard work, clean living and transforming their bodies, minds and spirits through iron. After a successful 25-year career working in real estate and transportation for my family business, I was ready to pursue my dream to open the best high-end, hardcore gym in New Jersey. I had the good fortune to meet two young men who shared my vision and passion. Together we have built the best new hardcore weight training facility in New Jersey—Iron Culture. At Iron Culture, “hardcore” is an attitude, an outlook, a discipline, not a measure of skill level. Even if you are a beginner, if you are serious about your fitness goals and are willing to do whatever it takes to achieve them, then you are hardcore and are ready for Iron Culture, where you will find a home, a community, and the very best new facility and equipment to get it done!