EMB #458: Natural Strength

Oscar Smith has a lifelong dedication to fitness as a lifestyle. Oscar has personally mastered multiple disciplines to develop a specialized training system for total body transformation.

His fitness services are offered at his chic Tribeca personal training gym, O-D Studio. His level of experience and expertise has made him one of the most sought-out trainers in NYC.

With athletic experiences on his high school football and track and field teams, Smith went on to major in physical education and minor in business, and receive his master’s degree in kinesiology and biomechanics.

During college, he also become a level two all-around gymnast. With over 25 years of experience, Oscar’s notable accomplishments range in scope.


Oscar is a Certified Personal Trainer [ISSA-International Sports and
Science Association],
Certified Flexibility Technician,
Gymnastics Coach [USGF- United States Federation of Gymnastics],
Kinesiology and Biomechanics Specialist (movement of the muscles and tendons),
Senior Ocean Lifeguard and Ocean Rescuer (diver),
USLA Competitor [United States Lifesaving Association],
six-time tri-athlete (30-mile bike ride, six-mile run, one-mile swim),
and a New York City Marathon participant.
He was also a grade 3 ocean beach lifeguard and member of the lifeguard
completion team, travelling to compete in worldwide events.

Smith started his personal training gym, O-D Studio in 2003, before anyone knew what a personal training gym was.
He had a simple vision: to create somewhere where people could work out with a one-on-one trainer, where people didn’t pay for the use of a building, but for the use of a trainer.

What he didn’t realize in creating his vision is that his gym would come to attract celebrities, because they could work out without the prying
eyes of the public.
O-D Studio has since attracted celebrities that include:
Katharine McPhee, Tom Brady, Rosario Dawson, Val Kilmer, and many others.

Smith is the author of the book Natural Strength, which focuses on how readers can overcome their weight loss plateaus, and also encourages readers to reconnect with their inner child and try different things to have fun working out again.

He also has a YouTube show, S.W.E.A.T., which explores the latest trends in working out, from aerial silks to trampoline workouts to underwater spin.

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