For former basketball star John Calarco, the concept for his new Harrison fitness facility, Power Health and Performance, stemmed from gratitude. “Gratitude for this amazing life on earth … along with my lifelong desire and purpose, which is to maximize the health and performance of the people I come in contact with,” says Calarco.
Calarco himself has plenty to be grateful for. He played four years of collegiate basketball at Adelphi University before going pro, pursuing this goal for three years while simultaneously working as a strength, conditioning, and nutrition coach.
“Soon, I came to the realization that I was ready to move on and follow my passion for helping others reach their highest level of health and performance,” recalls Calarco. “At that point, I had already been serving dozens of clients during my three years of balancing my playing and health coaching career, so it was a smooth transition for me.”
This passion has manifested in Calarco’s holistic training facility, Power Health and Performance on Halstead Avenue in Harrison. ““What makes us different from others is our holistic, individualized approach we take with each of our clients,” explains Calarco. “We work with our clients on mindset, nutrition, managing stress, and of course training.”
New clients to Power Health and Performance first go through a detailed evaluation that enables Calarco to create an individualized plan to accomplish their goals. Once the evaluation is complete, clients receive comprehensive training and nutrition programs, as well as optional health screenings and massage work. The facility itself features a range of up-to-date training equipment ranging from barbells to box jumps.
“The mission of Power Health and Performance is to empower people with the best coaching, programs, accountability, knowledge, and resources to experience their full potential and become the best version of themselves,” says Calarco.