Meet Tony Books

Tony Books Avilez, CSCS has distinguished himself as a top notch fitness advisor and lifestyle coach. He has been recognized as one of the best in his field.

Tony has certifications from American College of Sports Medicine as a personal trainer as well as a lifestyle and weight management consultant from the American Coucil on Exercise. He is certified as a nutritional consultant by American fitness professionals & Associates. He also possesses the prestigious Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist from the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Most importantly, Tony (or Books as he is often called) has used his special gift as a communicator to motivate and inspire his personal clients and seminar audiences to implement exercise, nutrition and lifestyle management as a means to effect change in their lives for the better. In his effort to develop an easy to follow lifestyle format for his clients, Books developed The D.E.C.K.S. Method. The D.E.C.K.S. Method is basically a formula for developing ‘The Ultimate Physical You’ by using what Tony calls, ‘The Seven DECKS of health and Fitness.’

He is the author of 5 books on health and fitness and has appeared in national periodicals such as Flex magazine, Black Enterprises as well numerous local and regional publications.



He has been acknowledged as one of the top 100 fitness professionals in the country and appears in the book ‘The Power of Champions’. This book is a compilation of top fitness experts from across the country.






Tony is a very gifted and entertaining speaker. He frequently appears as a presenter at various public and private functions to share his unique philosophies on the importance of health, fitness as well as conditioning yourself for success. He frequently conducts a workshop entitled How to lose 20 pounds in 14 Days at The Learning Annex in New York City.

Mr. Avilez is also a member of Directors for the Staten Island Fitness and Weight loss institute. This is a compilation of medical, wellness and fitness professionals committed to improving the state of health for all Staten Islanders.

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