Fifteen years ago, Clayton Johnson says he never predicted his Farmingdale roots would lead him into national bodybuilding. Johnson, co-owner of Monster Nutrition, began his career in high school and has since blown up in the world of fitness. "Training for football in high school was my first introduction to weight training," the Farmingdale High School graduate said. "I loved it and I just took off. It gave me a big boost of confidence and self esteem, and I couldn't stop." After placing seventh in the Junior Nationals in Chicago last month, Johnson has been training extensively to prepare for the Junior USA competition this weekend in Las Vegas. "I have to come in a little bit grainier, a little bit harder and pull the rest of that little bit of water out," he said. "It's one of the biggest amateur shows in the country and the winner turns professional." Johnson has trained at Infinity Fitness in Farmingdale for several years, and found it to be the perfect space to open his own store, with his business partner and childhood best friend, Darren Anselmo. View More on Patch Website
Monster Nutrition will be setting up a promotional table at Hooters of Farmingdale on Feb 4. Stop in for Free T-Shirts, Infinity Fitness of Farmingdale Gym Passes and a 1 Free Membership, Parkway Car Stereo of East Meadow is donating 3 Remote Starts, we will also be handing out FREE Product Samples (protein, pre-workout, energy, etc.) from many major vendors. Come down to meet the Hooters girls and watch some great fights over some wings! CFFC Pro MMA fighter and Farmingdale native Dan 'K-9' Cion will also be in attendance at our table for a meet and greet. Definitely gonna be a great night!
Tommy 'The Razor' Rainone earned his 17th professional boxing victory Thursday night at the Garden Inn Hilton in Staten Island, NY. Thursday's win brings his current record to 17-4 as a pro. We are very proud of Tommy and hope he continues his winning streak. Great job Tommy! Follow his progress my "Liking" his athlete page on Facebook. Tommy 'The Razor' Rainone
Thanks to the support and effort of all of the people who support us and what we are trying to do, we came in 3rd Place in The Long Island Press's: BEST of L.I. 2012 contest!! We really want to thank all of you guys for voting for us. Only being open for a year now, this is one of the greatest accomplishments we have so far; and it was all because people like you stood behind us and what we are trying to do. As many of you know, we here at Monster really do care about getting people to their fitness goals, and THAT, is what sets us apart from all of the other stores. Speak to ANY of our customers, and they will tell you THEY are the bottom line. There is nothing we wont do to show people we really do care about their results and not a profit margin. Again, Thank You guys SO much this means the world to us!! And lookout Vitamin Shoppe, we're coming for that belt next year!!!! L.I. Press's Best of L.I.