Benefits of Working with a Physical Trainer


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Physical Trainer

As the current owner of MZ Berger and Co., Bernie Mermelstein has been able to grow the company by focusing on product innovation and starting new brands. While away from his work obligations, Bernie Mermelstein stays active through physical activities, such as spinning, lifting weights, and collaborating with a physical trainer.

Working with a physical trainer is optional, but you can produce even better fitness results by pairing with a professional. One of the main reasons that people tend to stay away from equipment other than the treadmill at a gym is because they have no idea how to use it or they are worried about injuries. Physical trainers will guide you on how to utilize the other equipment, such as weights and weight benches. A trainer can create a customized plan specifically targeted to your goals so that you can enhance your flexibility, core strength, and balance.

Although there are many videos and step-by-step articles online about the proper form for various workouts, having a physical trainer present will ensure you’re getting the most out of your exercise routine, exercising safely, and progressing toward your goals.


MZ Berger & Company’s 60 Year Growth

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MZ Berger Co

Bernie Mermelstein is the owner and chief executive officer of MZ Berger & Company (MZB). MZB is a large family-owned accessory company that has been in the business of manufacturing original timepieces for over 60 years. Founded in 1950 by Michael Zachary Berger and Joseph Mermelstein, the business began as a small boutique on Manhattan’s 5th Avenue. Joseph Mermelstein assumed control of the business years later, and his son Bernie Mermelstein came aboard in 1970.

Under Bernie Mermelstein’s direction, MZB has grown into a full-blown accessories company, expanding its product line to include jewelry, handbags, consumer electronics, home decor, clocks, and more. He also introduced new avenues of distribution for the company. MZB now employs over 700 people in offices in New York City, Detroit, Bentonville, Hong Kong, and Toronto.

MZB has earned the respect of its partners in the retail industry. In past years, it has been honored as Wal-Mart’s Vendor of the Year, Sears’ Partner of the Year, and Kohls’ Supplier of the Year.