Charlie has been a huge influence in my life. He was the one to get me interested in weight lifting when I was 43 years old. I was looking for a workout routine that I could stick with, enjoy, and see results with. Charlie taught me not only how to lift but how to lift correctly. He was very patient and understanding of my inexperience with weights at that time.
Since working with Charlie I have gone on to compete in Figure – part of body building. I still lift and still enjoy it just as much almost 10 years later. My son has also begun lifting and Charlie showed him the ins and outs as well. Patiently explaining form and what each lift does and why we do the different lifts. What my son and I have learned from Charlie is invaluable. Thank you Charlie!
My Name is Jonah Drescher. I have been a top athlete and coach my whole life.I spent the early 90’s on the US ski team and have had three Olympic medalists, one world champion, and many world cup athletes go through my coaching programs. When I wanted to take my strength and fitness to the next level I contacted Charlie at Genetic Synergy. Even top coaches need a coach! Charlie has helped me work smarter, harder, and the results are fantastic! I will continue to work with Charlie and incorporate Genetic Synergy and their knowledge into my programs and athletes. Thanks Charlie!
My name is Mikaela Casey and I started working out with Charlie about a year ago. I compete in freestyle snowboarding on a professional level so fitness is very important to me. Charlie used to train my sister when she was in high school so when my dad ran into him in the supermarket and told him my story Charlie said that he would train me. I was a little skeptical at first because I have never done any heavy lifting (yoga and cardio are generally my go to). However, I decided to try it out and started going to Charlie twice a week to lift. We only had about 2 months together before I had to go to Colorado so we did an intense power program. I was absolutely blown away at how much improvement there was from week to week. My numbers went up and although there were days of being sore I could feel my whole body getting stronger. I couldn’t do a single pull up at the beginning and by the end of the 2 months I could do 9. I also started attending Charlie’s cycle and Yoga Sculpt classes at Pedal Wild to balance things out. I am not sure I have ever sweated more in 60 minutes than I did in these classes.
What was even cooler about the experience was when I got back on snow. It took a few days to get my legs under me but the first day the jumps opened I landed almost every trick. I was landing tricks that I normally would have fallen on from landing too much on my heels or taking the jumps deep. But this time right when I landed I could feel my leg and core muscles engage and really help me ride away.
Overall, I have had a great experience training with Charlie and really owe a lot to him. He is such a good guy with a lot of knowledge on strength and endurance and I would recommend his training to everyone!
Geoff & Kaitlin Hollister
We’ve been riding downhill bikes for many years. It’s always been a great passion, and a way for us to connect with friends and the outdoors. Recently we’ve been gearing our riding focus more towards the race oriented side of the sport. It requires supreme fitness, focus, and a training program that can address all those needs. We’ve been a physical couple, working out regularly, doing yoga, and riding as much as possible. Charlie brought a level of knowledge to our new training regime that we didn’t know existed. His professionalism, combined with his compassion for those he works with provides an unparalleled training experience. Charlie brings well researched and thought out nutrition coaching, as well as one of the most progressive training programs available. We’ve been stronger, faster, and healthier than ever training with Charlie. We can’t thank him enough for the support he’s given us!
Hey Charlie,I did a field test on Saturday and my numbers were awesome compared to last year! I think it’s working!
Charlie is an exceptional educator, driven towards detailed excellence in all his pursuits. Any individual or organization working with Charlie can be assured the receipt of personalized, up-to-date, efficient, premier, and easy-to-understand educational techniques and materials. Perhaps most impressive, is the human touch provided by Charlie. By taking an altruistic no strings attached approach, Charlie takes great pride in results often following up with you and your organization to ensure your satisfaction and success.
Noelle K. Robichon
Owner, Robichon’s The Original Inline Skate School,
Hey Charlie I just want you to know that you have changed my life in so many ways I wouldn’t have been able to do the things in wrestling that I have done without you I am using your program you sent me a while back and I’m loosing weight fast and my body is changing as well once again thank you!
3 Time Minnesota State Champion
2013, 2014, 2015
Eighth grade year I started a power lifting program with Charlie. At first I didn’t know why I was lifting. All I knew was wrestling. My benchmarks, which are our starting point, were low. But after working with Charlie I have greatly improved them. My bench press alone is up over 150 pounds. Through the times of being sore after lifting, great payoffs have come. In eighth grade I placed 6th at the state high school wrestling tournament. As a ninth grader I placed third. And finally, what I have been working for. After a long hard year of wrestling, lifting, and cutting weight, I won the state title as a sophomore.
Not only did we lift with Charlie, but after lifting we would go out tubing on Lake Minnetonka which was a blast!
It was our way of having fun but still putting the extra workout in! (Especially the way my dad drives.) I would choose to lift and train again and again with Charlie’s program. It helped in every way and it was a great decision.
3 Time Colorado State Runner Up
Training with Charlie over the last few years has helped me improve drastically as a wrestler. After my first high school season I was not pleased with the results. I had come up short of qualifying for the state tournament. Over the next summer Charlie developed a plan to increase my strength which would put me at the next level. The following year I punched my ticket to the state tournament and made it to the finals. Making strength, flexibility, and cardio improvements in the offseason helped immensely, and it showed in season. I attribute much of my success to Charlie’s program which made me stronger and allowed me to compete at a high level. I highly recommend working with Genetic Synergy and Charlie as you will see great results.
4 Time State Entrant
Training with Genetic Synergy throughout my high school wrestling career was an absolute game
changer for myself. Charlie is unbelievably knowledgeable when it comes to every aspect of training
which for me, being a wrestler, included weight lifting, cardiovascular training, diet, and healthy ways
for me to get down to the weight I wanted to be at. Training was completely catered to myself and my
goals which certainly helped me get out of it what I wanted to. I cannot express how grateful I am to
have found Charlie my freshman year and work with him throughout the rest of my wrestling career.
Minnesota Runner Up
The weight training program throughout the summer that Charlie runs has impacted my wrestling greatly and has improved my strength to where I am now. As summer wrestlers make winter champions, Charlie’s program has proved that statement true. With becoming stronger through the program it made wrestling kids my size a lot easier to control from all positions during the match. Whether it was trying to escape from bottom or finish strong on a take down, it has positively benefited my wrestling abilities. When it came down to crunch time, increasing my weight and strength over the summer helped me excel in the state tournament. I highly suggest training with Charlie as you will see rapid results through his program.
Minnesota Runner Up
This program helped immensely. I noticed an increase in numbers the very next time we tested. It helped me achieve my 3rd place finish at state in high school wrestling, and my runner up finish at nationals in Fargo for wrestling Greco. Charlie was very supportive and up-beat every time we went to work out with him. The lifting was quick and intense. We showed up, warmed up, and lifted then were gone within half an hour of starting.
As a lifelong lifter and a certified personal trainer, I can wholeheartedly recommend Charlie to any level of athlete looking for a strength coach. He has a wide base of knowledge garnered from old school training methods, the latest scientific research, and even holistic practices. In addition to his knowledge, Charlie’s personal attributes set him apart as an exceptional coach—he’s a humble and intellectually curious person who’s willing to explore a variety of strategies to help his athletes achieve their goals. Finally, Charlie’s cheerful, supportive demeanor makes it easy for his athletes to stay motivated, train hard, and compete with confidence.