Q&A with Noah Syndergaard

“Thor” talks off-season fitness, gluten-free eats, and finding a Pilates reformer that fits him.

Opening day is still months away (April 2) but that doesn’t mean your favorite players aren’t already in full swing. Take Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard for example. “Thor,” as he’s known, is one of the pre-season favorites for the Cy Young award (given to the best pitcher in the league). Syndergaard, who is also a pretty stellar hitter, spends four days a week in the gym in addition to his other training. He works in yoga, Pilates, and has his recovery and nutrition dialed in. Somehow he manages to find time to feud with @MrMet via Twitter (follow him @NoahSyndergaard) and entertain his 404,000 followers. We sat down with him to talk mental and physical fitness, comedic inspiration, and more.