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 to 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 Systems.
Instead of living a life for 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, 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. My service is built to empower those who are ready and willing to make the sacrifices necessary to achieve their own hopes and dreams. It would be my honor and pleasure to serve as a guide and a friend in this process.
"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