Barry Lee Fitness
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I started training with Barry in 2010 I believe. I was seeking a Jeet Kune Do instructor when I started training with Barry, but through the years have gained so much more than just martial arts training. Barry not only taught the ideas, concepts, and techniques of JKD, but he incorporated other martial arts to form a well rounded, well prepared student. In addition to that, he also helped me to realize my strengths and weaknesses as a martial artist and how to progress forward. Along with our training we also had fitness classes that kicked my butt. The fitness classes were still fun and enjoyable even though they were physically demanding, leaving me sore the next days. Barry trained us in small groups, he encouraged us to work together, to get to know each other, and to motivate each other. To this day the people I've met training with Barry are some of my best friends. Lastly, I have grown personally after training with Barry. By relating training to other aspects of life, Barry made it so training isn't "training" anymore it is just how you live your life. There is more I could touch on, but I'll end with learning what I have from Barry has helped me to refocus and lead a healthier life.Jan 13, 2017
I have been training with Barry for a number years now. The training has been nothing but top notch. He has a way of finding out who you are physically and mentally,so that he can provide you with the training and tools needed for you as a person to understand efficiently. Training is never an easy task,because you are pushing your self to that limit,but Barry makes it fun and exciting.I always leave my sessions with something to think about ,and something new to add to my life. When I started with Barry ,I wanted to learn how to fight ,which is fine.I think everyone needs to be able to handle themselves in bad circumstance.In the years I've been with him though, he has helped me with more then just learning how to fight. I am healthier,more aware of my surroundings and my body.This is a rare kind of training,in my opinion.The bottom line is, he will do what it takes to get you on the right track,and teach you things that you would never expect. It's awesome and I recommend Barry to anyone looking to start learning or expanding their martial art.Jan 7, 2017
I have trained with Barry in both, personal training and martial arts. I found Barry at a time in my life I most needed. Looking for Martial arts training, I came across Barry and we sat down for a one one one interview. I knew he was serious about what he trained from the start. Barry is one of the most attentive and resourceful trainers I have known. He is constantly looking for ways to better himself and educating himself across many modalities. It shows and comes across in his training. Like he has said "If you want to be "like" someone, you have to put the work they put in and train like them". Barry will help you cultivate what you want to become by challenging you to challenge yourself and encouraging one to find what they seek. He embraces any and all questions and if he cant answer it, you netter believe the next time you see him he will have worked on that problem and most likely figured it out. He is open minded and always has some insight. Dont get me wrong, you have to put in the work to get the results. If you are looking for change and wanting to better yourself, then working with Barry is a great beginning. Patrick M.Jan 8, 2017
I started training martial arts with Barry as my instructor in 2011 when I moved to Chicago. Since then I studied under him for about 5 years until he moved to Colorado. He's a great teacher who always worked hard to present information to us the best he could, I've learned a lot in the way of martial arts but also myself. We have been under somewhat strict physical training, explored new concepts and ideas that are a bit less structured. We have even used white boards with diagrams, equations and simplifications to help us visually understand and quantify aspects to incorporate the physical training. His methods have changed and evolved with us, the students as well as his own growth. I've not had very many teachers before him but I definitely feel that I ended up exactly where I wanted to be and found what I was looking for... Which initially may have been more superficial in the fact that Barry was certified in teaching jeet kune do, under Jerry poteet who was a student of Bruce Lee. As my training progressed I learned a lot about myself and developed a deeper understanding of what it is to be a martial artist, for me. Barry has so much offer past my initial limited understanding and presumptions of martial arts. Scientific quantifiable concepts and ideas all the way to more natural free expressions of the individual have been explored. To help us better understand both ends of the spectrum of things more finite and measurable and those more infinite in possiblity. I can't say enough good things about Barry's impact on my life, he's also been my acupuncturist and helped me through injury from car accidents. Physically assessing me in regard to correcting body alignment and developing musculature and proper structure. There's much to be gained and learned from Barry and I feel that will only continue to be more true as he progresses along his life constantly refining himself and the ways he's able to positively impact others. Teacher, healer and a warrior are just a few descriptors I feel strongly represent him. I still do make trips out to train with him, even though he's moved away we do still keep in contact and he continues to help me grow and learn even if just through his words and more of my own solo development. The knowledge, experiences and friendships I've gained through the time I've known Barry are priceless. He's the real deal, from crazy feats that may leave you puzzled all the way to simple kindness and considerations - an exemplary human being. Honest with himself and true to those around him. I'll continue to learn what I can from him for as long as I can, to utilize his knowledge and experiences to help me become the best I can be. Thank you.Jan 7, 2017
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?It varies based on travel and facility rent. Please contact with specifics for more details.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?The first step is assessing a client's goals, injuries, and illnesses. The second step is measuring and understanding where a client is at both mentally and physically. The third step is coming up with a flexible process that provides the client with their stated goals within their own means, time frame, and personal spectrum. If I can understand how they measure success internally, then we can move at a good pace, so the upfront assessment is key in getting to where they want to be.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I am a Certified Personal Trainer under NASM as well as a Correction Exercise Specialist. I used to teach trainers how to train clients. I have my Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine and will be offering acupuncture once my CO License arrives. I am a Full Instructor in Jeet Kune Do under the late Jerry Poteet and an ex-cage fighter with a 2-1 record in the lightweight division. I was trained by two different Russian Spies in special forces training both with weapons and empty hand.