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Younger Than Last Year is a fitness studio and healthy lifestyle resource hatched from the mind of personal fitness instructor Robert Troch.

After years of training groups and individuals in different modalities, Robert noticed that there was a lack of consistent fitness and nutrition advice for those who wanted to reconnect with their younger selves.


So he decided to fill the gap – not only for his students, but also for himself, because at the time he had just entered into his early fifties.


Currently, we offer group fitness classes at our studio in Brooklyn, New York, and share easy-to-understand fitness and lifestyle advice through our website and social media channels.


But we’re just getting started! 

More on Robert

Robert is a Brooklyn-based personal fitness instructor and teacher with a varied background in strength and conditioning, flexibility, nutrition, and yoga. Over the years, he’s taught at the Park Slope Academy of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, the New York Road Runner’s Club, and the New York Times.

He holds certifications as a level 1 USA track and field coach, a level 1 Russian Kettlebell instructor, an Intrafitt coach, a NASM integrated flexibility practitioner, and an Ashtanga Yoga teacher.

Originally from Chicago, he attended DePauw University and New York University. When he’s not coming up with innovative ways to make exercise fun and exciting, he builds award-winning monster model dioramas.

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