Located in the heart of downtown Manhattan, we are located at 636 Broadway. We are on the east side of Broadway between Houston and Bleecker. WORK is easily reachable by public transportation with many trains 2 blocks away or less. Take the F,M,B,D trains to Broadway Lafayette, or the 6 train to Bleecker st.
Alberto Ortiz owner/founder of WORK, was born in the South Bronx, his ethnic background is DominiRican half Dominican and half Puerto Rican, :-).
He played baseball thru out college, until senior year a leg injury did not allow me to play anymore. Recovering from that leg injury he fell in love with working out. His then baseball coach told him to get certified as a personal trainer because he enjoyed working out so much. Shortly there after he started working at a big box gym. He then decided to learn as many fitness modalities as possible, but Boxing and numerous martial arts became his passion.
His ability to take his fight training and incorporate his clients fitness routine was what made him stand out as a personal trainer. After a few years of successful personal training he started to feel uncomfortable at the company he worked for, due to unreasonable quotas and job expectations that were not in the best interest of his clients. He knew at this point that it was time for a change, and that’s where WORK Train Fight was born.
In 2009, on his 25th birthday WORK was open, a fitness facility dedicated to personal trainers to allow them to focus on what they do best, helping clients get results. The facility was designed to fit every trainers style, ranging from fight trainer all the way to body building. The idea was a huge hit, and WORK had to quickly expand its location. Soon there after, WORK started our own personal training and boot camp program.