"Our son has been attending Zen for the past 4 months. Friends referred us to Zen as an alternative to traditional sports work-out programs because Duarte does not just go through the motions, but instead concentrates on the specific needs of the individual child athlete. Duarte is clearly passionate about teaching and instructing athletes on proper forms, routines, and nutrition to ensure they develop the mindset to build the foundation to a healthy and safe sports lifestyle. Over the past 4 months our son has dramatically improved his abilities in many areas. As a beginner ice hockey player (at age 14) he has developed both his upper and lower body strength, which is obvious from the improvement in his stamina, skating speed, and the power of his shot. He looks forward to every workout and his confidence is also higher than it ever has been. We credit Duarte with making that happen!" Tom and Trisha Valcich
"What I love most about ZenSport is that the training program has a purpose, a process and structure. The focus is on the athlete and their sport of choice. Unlike the "one size fits all" approach most commonly used, ZenSports first looks at the individual athlete and uses a systematic approach to identify their strengths and areas of opportunity. The baseline evaluation not only identifies the athletes current condition, it serves to gauge progress through the process. The individualized program is developed to improve the areas of opportunity while always maintaining focus on the key needs of the athlete related to their sport and injury prevention. Both of my kids train with ZenSport and each has different areas of opportunity and the training program is built to their needs. The best part - they love to train. A fantastic environment where self confidence and character are never sacrificed. HIGHLY recommended."
Scott Muscarella, Corporate Executive
"Having our athletes work on the speed and agility clinic with Duarte this summer has been an incredible addition to our training programs here at Mantua Township Soccer Association. His attention to injury prevention and soccer specific speed drills was extremely impressive. Zen Sport's curriculum centered on getting our player’s faster and stronger. Duarte took the time to provide each player the individual attention they needed and made the training fun for everyone. The results have been amazing and we look forward to getting the next group of teams entered into the program!"
Charlie Curley President, Mantua Township Soccer Association
"4 months ago Charlie started at Zen Martial Fitness, doing the Youth Sports Conditioning Program. The progress he has made since Day 1 has been remarkable! His core strength, balance, and coordination have increased weekly. Duarte has structured a program to fit Charlie's needs to help give him the confidence and ability to be a better athlete."
Tony and Lynn Leonard, Clinical Case Manager
"I have been training with Duarte for the past several months now and I am incredibly impressed with his program. From the very beginning he has been 100% dedicated to me and my lifestyle goals. I would and have recommended his program to anyone interested in ĺooking and feeling their best!" Sara Gumbiner
Aspiring Equestrian Olympian "I have been attending Zen's Martial Arts and Fitness for over a year. I began attending classes as another avenue for cross-training workouts. Instructor Monteiro provides me with quality attention and challenging workouts that are perfect for my lifestyle. I now attend classes not only for the exceptional workouts but also to learn the many martial arts disciplines Zen provides. Instructor Monteiro is very passionate about the true essence of mixed martial arts, which is obvious, as he maintains a classy atmosphere suitable for all ages."
Tony Chila, Athletic Director, Paulsboro High School
"The results that I have achieved to date have encouraged me to continue on with Zen Martial Arts & Fitness for as long as Duarte will have me. I have learned so much about proper form, the importance of weight training, cardio routines that are the most effective (i.e. Interval Training) and a core strengthening regimen that is unlike any I have ever seen. It continues to amaze me when I learn how some exercises that I have been doing for years were not using proper form. I have been short-cutting several things without ever realizing it. Quite a difference when you do it right!
I highly recommend Zen Martial Arts & Fitness to anyone that has the desire to work hard to achieve results as well as learn how to make the most out of every step of their fitness routine!"
June Busch, Corporate Executive
"When I first started training at Zen Martial Arts, I was out of shape and consistently tired. After a short time of training with Duarte Monteiro, I immediately noticed an increase in my stamina and overall body strength. I am in the best shape of my life and I'm learning the proper kickboxing techniques along with diverse exercises to improve my strength and condition training. Thank you!"
Tracy H., Domestic Engineer
"Zen Martial Arts & Fitness is an excellent school that consistently provides high quality instruction in a positive, supportive environment. Our children look forward to the fun, new challenges in each class. We appreciate the positive life skills that the children take with them. We are very happy with our experience at Zen Martial Arts."
Lynn and Tim Benson
"I am pleased to announce, after 18 weeks of training with Instructor Monteiro, I currently weigh 285lbs, no longer have diabetes and have improved my golf game by 10 strokes. It is all attributed to Monteiro's professional mentoring and my hard work. I was so pleased with Monteiro's training methods. He is now training my 13 year old son who wants to train for Freshman Football. I highly recommend Zen Martial Fitness for any one who needs a personal trainer that offers flexible hours and can help you get safe results within a short perood of time. Thanks Duarte, I couldn't have done it without you."
Forever Great Full, John Zizzami, Cable Engineer
"My son started at Zen Martial Arts a year ago and he absolutely loves it. Instructor Mr. Monteiro stresses respect for yourself and your family as well as for the techniques and traditions of the various martial arts being instructed. His ability to train and motivate children of all ages through positive reinforcement is both admirable and commendable. I view my son’s time at Zen Martial Arts not simply as martial arts instruction but as an investment in self-confidence, pride, hard work, and dedication."
Natalie Michal, Domestic Engineer
"I switched my 2 children over from another karate school to Zen Martial Arts and am amazed at the difference. At Zen Martial Arts the class sizes were much smaller so the children got more individual attention. They learned the technical details of all of the moves. I was most impressed with the students not just copying a move. They actually learned the reasoning behind the move and the action and reaction so they are always prepared. My children love going to class. I can see them continuing with Zen Martial Arts for many years to come."
Ron H., Director of Accounting
"My son is enrolled in Zen Martial Arts and I'm very pleased by the way Duarte conducts his classes and highly recommend him as an instructor. Duarte does his best to ensure the kids are engaged, learning, and progressing at their respective paces. Most important is that the kids are having fun and enjoy going to class."