THE WAY OF THE GUARDIAN
RESPECT YOURSELF AND OTHERS
DISCIPLINE YOUR BODY AND MIND
DESTROY ALL VICE WITH VIRTUE
PURSUE EXCELLENCE IN ALL ASPECTS OF LIFE
DEVELOP SUPERIOR SKILL THROUGH RELENTLESS PRACTICE
DEVELOP YOUR MIND ABOVE ALL THINGS
FIGHT FOR WHAT YOU LOVE
DO NOT FEAR DEATH
DEFEND YOURSELF FROM OUTSIDE OPINION
BE TRUE TO YOURSELF
NO EXCUSES, YOU ARE THE CREATOR OF ALL THINGS IN YOUR LIFE
My multidimensional training system harnesses knowledge acquired from 25+ years of athletic competition, training with the best coaches and mentors in the world, and my own personal in-depth studies. Over the years, I have experienced and experimented with a diversity of strength training protocols, conditioning methods, joint mobilization techniques, physical therapy approaches, yoga practices and martial arts styles. The training methods in this system rely on thorough planning but also can be spontaneously customized to meet the needs of the moment.
My training sessions are crafted to train all aspects of the body and mind, pushing you to your physical and mental limits. The goal of my training is to follow the first rule of survival: Adapt or Die. Destroying previous plateaus and producing positive change takes great effort, but no undue harm needs to be done to the body or the mind. Through my understanding of progressive training, body mechanics, and fundamental human physiology, I set the stage for success. Each session is administered in a safe, well thought out manner.
My system is a balanced one. Not only will I push you to your limits, I also will provide you with diet recommendations and recovery techniques to help rejuvenate the mind and body. Understanding that you can only adapt to what you can recover from, I use a variety of recovery methods to help you de-stress. These techniques take you out of survival mode and bring you back to a restful state where you can re-build your body with proper rest and nutrition.
My training system was built out of out necessity. My entire life I have set high-standards for myself, always aiming towards excellence. All my knowledge, acquired through a lifetime of study and practice, has been distilled into a practical training method that I personally use in my daily life. The goal is to empower each individual with skillsets that will create a sense power and stillness within, enabling one to grow in every aspect of life. It is my hope to share my creation with those who possess the desire to live with humility, courage, and honor. With these virtues in mind, one can take on any challenge in life and come out as the victor.
"The first and greatest victory is to conquer yourself."
Tony Fiammetta (Owner/Creator)
My youth was the same as most active boys; I was always outside playing and getting into some kind of trouble. I was involved in many sports including football, lacrosse, basketball, wrestling, and track and field. I played sports year-round, sometimes participating in multiple sports within a single season. As a child, I began to develop my dream of becoming an elite athlete. It first started as a hope, then a desire, and then suddenly a reality because of an unrelenting belief in my dream and myself. I did my best to embody focus and self-discipline, training regularly for years on end. My efforts set me up to leave my small town behind and step into the NCAA ranks.
In 2003, I received a Division-1 football scholarship to Syracuse University. During my collegiate career, I became a standout player, receiving numerous accolades including Team Captain and recognition as a First Team All-American. I participated in the premier college all-star game, the Under Armor Senior Bowl, and was a Top Performer at the NFL Scouting Combine.
In 2009, I was the 1st Fullback selected in NFL Draft, being drafted in the 4th Round with 128th pick to the Carolina Panthers. During my time in the NFL, I served as the starting Fullback and a Core Special Teams Player for the Carolina Panthers, Dallas Cowboys, and Chicago Bears. I helped several running backs pass the coveted 1,000-yard rushing mark and break rushing records. But, after years of injuries from playing one of the most violent positions in the game, my body began to break down. Unfortunately, despite my best efforts, I was ultimately released from the Chicago Bears due to injury. Still in my prime as an athlete, I decided to leave my career in professional sports to be re-born into a new life of self- development.
In 2015, having retired from the NFL, I started on my journey to re-create and re-discover myself. I began use the art of introspection and intellectual study of philosophy, psychology, classical literature and science to reform myself into a happier, healthier man than I was before I stepped onto the world stage. This process was simple but not easy. It called for a relentless destruction of my prior beliefs and perspectives. As a disciple of truth on a solitary path, I challenged myself daily to sharpen my body, mind and soul. Refusing to be satisfied until I was living a life based on my own personal truth, I dedicated my life to self-mastery. This process of discovery culminated in the construction of my multidisciplinary training style, now known as the Guardian Training System.
Instead of living a life for vain glory on the football field, I now live a life based on the pursuit of a more virtuous and beautiful soul. Focusing my energy towards into a life of training and self-examination, I attempt to improve myself on all levels, discarding my weakness and replacing it with strength. I hold strong to the belief that one can achieve all things through the power held within. Once an individual becomes united with the unique potential held within their soul, all things become possible.
My passion in life is to develop my own ideals and help others develop theirs. My brainchild, the Guardian Training Systems, is the culmination of a dream that is now a way of life. I am happy to share my heart and mind with any honest soul that is ready to walk the road less traveled and always aim for the best. It would be my honor and pleasure to serve as a guide and a friend in this process. My service is built to empower those who are ready and willing to make the sacrifices necessary to achieve their own hopes and dreams.
"Never stop working on your statue until the divine glory of virtue shines out on you, until you see self-mastery enthroned upon its holy seat."
6 year NFL Veteran, Starting Fullback and Core Special Teamer for the Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys, and Carolina Panthers
Drafted In the 4th Round of the 2009 NFL Draft, Pick #128 by the Carolina Panthers, 1st Fullback Selected
NFL Combine Participant, Top Performer in Bench Press and 40 yd Dash
Under Armour Senior Bowl, North Team Starting Fullback
NCAA First Team All-American
Syracuse University, Bachelor of Arts, History Major
Syracuse University, Member of the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll
Team Captain for Syracuse Orange Football Team
Syracuse University Iron Man Award Winner (For Toughness and Exemplarily Play)
Syracuse University Mark Hoffman Award Winner (Best Back)
Awarded a Full Football Scholarship to Syracuse University
PrepStar All-East Region High School Player
Super 22 Maryland High School All Star Team
Maryland High School Junior Combine Top Performer
"I’ve worked with a lot of different trainers and strength coaches through my years of playing football, but Tony has been one of the best I’ve worked with. He’s professional in what he does and has tons of experience in training athletes (being one himself). He knows and spends time learning different sports to provide specific training for each athlete’s sport. He prepared me for my first season in the NFL with the San Francisco 49ers physically and mentally. Tony brings to the table his passion for sport, developing athletes to be their best in the healthiest way and loving what he does!"
CHARLIE WOERNER / Tight End, San Francisco 49ers
“I had the absolute pleasure of working with Tony. He gave me the tools to be successful at the next level. We worked on nutrition, mental, strength, conditioning, and agility work. He gives you the tools to be successful and is one of the best trainers I have ever worked with.”
NAVY SHULER / Quarterback, Appalachian State University
"Tony and his system is something that I couldn’t be happier crossed the path of my football team and has become part of Christ School. I have already noticed that the guys move better, focus better, and most importantly are healthier than they have ever been. Tony’s knowledge of the demand on the body is second to none. He understands the young men and what they need to perform at a high level. I have been around a lot of people in the fitness/strength and conditioning world and Tony’s method is so much more in depth and state of the art to what today's game is. In a time where people are always trying to find the edge over others, Tony definitely has a blue print for that. I would highly recommend Tony to people of all walks of life."
TOMMY LANGFORD / Head Coach, The Christ School
“Tony is one of the first Trainers I've used that stressed the importance of mental health. On top of providing a great program to enhance your physique, he also provides you with exercises to recenter yourself. Since working with Tony, my posture & mobility have made a significant improvement. No matter how old or young you are, I highly recommend Tony's training.”
LOUIS D. / Photographer & Graphic Designer / Queens, NY