It’s always a bit uncomfortable talking or sharing about yourself. My goal here is to help you understand why we do what we do – For you to get to know me, my family, passions, and values. We all have a story. Here’s a bit of mine.
Billy Hofacker has been in the personal training industry for almost 20 years. He has had a variety of experiences within different settings in the personal training field. He first began working at a local gym for a few months and then began working in a “Gym on Wheels.” Here he would travel to his clients’ homes and conduct their sessions within the truck set up with workout equipment. It was a fun time for Billy and he was able to learn a lot from those sessions. He then moved on to a physical therapy setting and was the head trainer working with clients post rehab. After his time ended there he went back to school to earn his degree in Exercise and Nutrition Science from Queens College. Billy Hofacker has also received his certification under NSCA as a certified strength and conditioning specialist.
Billy began training people in his home, one on one as he was working towards his degree. He started his personal training business under the name Hofe-man Fitness Systems and quickly became very successful on his own. He began meeting people and developing relationships. He worked very hard in building his clientele and people soon began seeing results like they had never seen before. He would develop a nutrition and exercise plan specific to their needs and goals. Then in May of 2004, Billy had the idea to hold a short term boot camp in which a group of his clients (and new clients) could get together and add a new dynamic to their workouts. Instead of just the usual working out one on one, he built a system of support for his clients through the group aspect. The outcome would later on lead to Total Body Boot Camp.
As time went on, Billy continued to work as a personal trainer while pursuing his love of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and eventually working full-time at a local Jiu-Jitsu gym when he wasn’t training clients at home. The thought then occurred to him to start the boot camp back up but this time go further with it! Thus began the idea and planning of Total Body Boot Camp.
In February of 2010, Billy held his first boot camp session at an indoor soccer training facility in Lindenhurst. With another trainer on board and a growing clientele, we quickly outgrew our initial facility and took our show on the road. Sessions were held at Fireman’s Park in Lindenhurst.
When the NY weather started turning cold, TBBC found our current facility in Farmingdale. We began holding our AM classes there in the downstairs portion of the building in October of 2010. Soon we had more than just a handful of clients and saw a need for more class times. We then began our 9:15AM classes as well as some of our current evening classes. Soon, the opportunity opened up for us to gain more floor space and we moved all of our evening classes to the upstairs portion of the building. We have 2,000 square feet available to us…just for TBBC!
Thanks to our amazing team and Warriors, we’ve grown quite a bit! We now specialize in small group training! We have a second location in Babylon which opened its doors in February of 2014 and have expanded into Corporate Wellness. In July of 2017, Billy’s first book was published, Lose Weight & Feel Great: Transform Yourself the Total Body Way. He is a much in demand speaker, and consults with training facilities around the world. This journey all started with a passion to help people feel better about themselves and help them to achieve the health and fitness goals they desire.
In November of 2018 we moved to a location more conducive to our small group training style. It was at this new location that we hosted a charity event and raised over $8,000 for the Children’s Heart Foundation as well as out 10th Anniversary Celebration.
Like many businesses, we adapted as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. While we maintained an online presence before the pandemic, we stepped up our virtual offerings in a big way. Currently, we offer many virtual personal training time slots throughout the week and while Warrior originally chose this option out of necessity and/or safety reason, they now choose it because of convenience.
We hope that you find a home here with us! Check out the rest of our website and see all that TBBC has to offer you! You can always register for a Free Fitness Strategy Session. Thanks for checking us out and we wish you the very best on your journey!