JeanClaude's Personal Fitness & Weight Mgmt Center

Chandler, AZ

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About this pro

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Changing peoples lives. I have trained clients most trainers would not or could not help. From physically and mentally handicapped cleints to gold medal winning powerlifters. I am proud of what I have helped others to accomplish.

Location

Chandler, AZ 85224

Years in business

23

Times hired on Thumbtack

1

Reviews

10 Reviews
  • Beverly D. May 27, 2013
    first of all, feeling comfortable is top priority. Jean-Claude made me feel comfortable from the moment we talked on the phone. His training style is superb - he has a great sense of humor and personality so you even forget that working hard! He also takes personal accountability for your results because he truly cares about you meeting your goals. i had great results when I trained with Jean-Claude - I listened to him and followed his directions and got the results i wanted! It wasn't easy but Jean- Claude made the workouts fun! Thankyou Jean-Claude!
  • Bud G. May 18, 2013
    What can I say JC Just Gets it!! I have been to several other Personal Trainers and they have been horrible (I have had a lower lumbar fusion surgery - which limits me to certain exercises) JC knows what to tell me to do and what NOT to tell me to do!!
  • Todd S. May 16, 2013
    I was lucky enough to find Jean-Claude while I was recuperating from heart failure. I was very hesitant to do any weight training, as my heart failure is very severe. I trusted Jean-Claude, and am so glad I did. He understood my limitations and worked within them, slowly rebuilding my strength. He was diligent about keeping me within my limits. He watched my level of effort to make sure I didn’t push too hard, and monitored my heart rate with each rep. It wasn’t long before we moved past the limitations my cardiologist gave me. I am grateful for all the time I get to train with Jean-Claude, and highly recommend him to anyone seeking to improve their health.
  • Skip W. May 16, 2013
    Professional and knowledgeable training facility and instructors of long experience with great attitudes
  • Jan E. May 16, 2013
    I am a 74 year old female who has worked out with Mr. Morris for 18 years. When I look at other women my age and younger I realize what a good job he does. You receive personal attention and are challenged to be better each week. My personal regimen is 30 minutes 3 times a week plus cardio. I am strong, healthy and feel good about the way I look. J C also creates a comfortable atmosphere at the gym. For me it is fun as well as very professional.
  • Leslie M. May 16, 2013
    I have been a client of the Jean-Claude's Personal Fitness & Weight Management Center for over 15 years. The Fitness Center has a very pleasant, open atmosphere and Jean-Claude is very receptive to new, returning and current clients. If one does not want to work out with the "crowd," this is the place for you. One-on-one weight training is the technique at the Fitness Center with training that covers the whole body and helps one to build muscle strength while losing body fat. Visit the Fitness Center soon to see first-hand all it has to offer to you. The Fitness Center has definitely been my regular routine for weeks and years.
  • Martha A. May 16, 2013
    I have been working out with Jean-Claude for 3 1/2 years. I came to him with knee and shoulder problems. He has been able to strengthen the muscles around them without injuring me. The pain is gone and I feel better and stronger than I did 12 years ago. I can get a good work-out in 30 minutes and I don't have to think about anything, he just tells me what to do. I continue to recommend him to others.
  • Jim P. May 16, 2013
    I have been working with JC 2-4 times a week for 9 months. He is extremely knowledgeable as a trainer and with his nutrition plans. He does a good job of understanding his client's goals and tailors programs specifically for them. His clients are very diverse in terms of fitness goals from novice to elite athlete.
  • Angela R. May 16, 2013
    I began training with JC and Sam about 7 months ago. I was 100 lbs overweight and stuck with working out on my own. I was referred to them by a friend who was getting the results she wanted so I decided I would try and see what they could do to help me with my weight loss goals. Not only am I down 60 lbs, I have more energy, my shape is looking great and I'm overall happier as a person. I don't just get a workout with JC and Sam. I get nutritional help, I get weekly support, and I get the attention I need during my workout. With new goals in place, I know I will achieve all my goals with my continued support from these two. They truly care about my success and they are there to show me how I can achieve it. I would recommend JC's personal fitness to anyone and everyone because it's not about just having my body in shape, but having my mind there too. I went from not caring to realizing how easy it is and hard work it can be. As JC says, "the pain will go away" and not only that...so will the fat!! I can't thank these guys enough for all they do!!
  • Lynn B. Sep 8, 2012
    I have never really enjoyed exercising but working out with a personal trainer has made all the difference. Working out with Jean-Claude has helped to change my attitude and my life. My health has improved dramatically and I've gone from doing almost nothing to working out 6 days a week. He encourages me to push myself beyond what I thought I was capable of. Being accountable to someone has made all the difference.
    Jean-Claude F. Sep 15, 2012

    Thanks Lynn- we are glad we have made that difference in your life! Sam- Professional Trainer @JC'S GYM

Q&A

What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
We start with data collecting to determine the best course of action with each individual clients. From food likes and dislikes to problematic exercise that may hinder progress- all info collected is valuable to obtain a client's goal quickly but safely. Check out our website for further information on our Assessment process.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I've been a Professional Trainer for almost 30 years- full time and opened the Fitness Center in '94 at the age of 24. My programs and longevity speaks for myself. I educate veteran and novice trainers to become superior trainers.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
NO- I have prices listed but every individual is different and so is there pocket book. I've never tried to the nicest looking facility- just the best program so that everyone can participate. Expensive equipment and a fancy location means fancy prices. I'm about hard work, discipline and reaching goals.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I knew what my career would be in the mid to late 70's when as a kid I was already creating exercise plans for people. I'm innately suited for this career path. Helping those with physical handicaps is the most rewarding though. I can help any guy squat 500 lbs but helping someone walk again or regain limb usage and mobility- that's most rewarding.
What types of customers have you worked with?
1) post theraputic muscle and balance recovery ( post stroke, spinal injuries or ms patients) 2) fitness or sport oriented training - powerlifting, figure comp, extreme weight and or shape change 3) proper nutrition 4) my up front evaluation has afforded me and my staff 25 years of no high level injuries. Not hurting people comes first in this business and strengthening their joint-support mechanisms ensures that.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
Helping Dan after a sever brain injury become strong and functional again. Couple of years.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Look for personal trainers who have an extensive amount of hands on experience with a wide variety of clientele. Also, as a Professional Trainer since 1988 I have developed an extensive initial evaluation that ensures my cleints aren't just strengthening their muscles but support mechanisms like tendons and ligaments as well. Most trainers start training their cleints then avoid issues that may come up physically- I want myself and my trainers to know up front what your strengths and weaknesses are then develop a plan to help you train intensely with out injuring you. Safety and form are a must in this industry. Jean-Claude
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Forget certifications - most are bogus- anyone can study a book and pay the fee and "viola" they are a trainer. That's the big gym mentality. Success comes from having a trainer with decades of hands on experience and no injuries with a solid nutrition program.