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  • 8 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Jay R.
Verified review

After losing close to 150 lbs. over 18 months with Weight Watchers, I started training with Dana at the beginning of October 2015. I had lost the weight but had done no strength training prior to that point. Dana asked the right questions and immediately got me working on strengthening my core and building muscle mass that I had never really had before. With the massive weight loss, I had to relearn movement, balance and more. Dana has tailored my training plan to accomplish this successfully. She educated me on proper nutrition with specific instructions on protein and carbohydrate intake in conjunction with Weight Watchers. The difference I have seen since that time has been fantastic. Working with Dana I’ve seen my body weight continue to drop while my lean muscle mass has increased. I’m seeing the toning and definition that I hoped for. My massage therapist has commented on the difference she’s seen in my muscle tone and the strengthening of various muscle groups due to the workout program Dana laid out for me. I know this difference is because of the guidance and encouragement from Dana over this time. I’m also a runner, having completed two Half Marathons since December 2015. With the core and endurance training Dana has put me through, I’ve cut over 3 minutes per mile off of my running pace in the last 3 months. Her style is direct and honest, which I appreciate. She doesn’t pull her punches and doesn’t sugar coat things. That makes a world of difference when your focus is actually seeing noticeable results. At the same time, she’s been extremely supportive and encouraging since day 1. I know that the progress I’ve made physically and in my self-confidence are directly related to the instruction, guidance and support Dana has given me. If you want results from a trainer that knows how to achieve definable and measureable goals, you need to work with Dana and give her 100% of your effort. You will see results. You will feel better and stronger. I'm happy to provide this review based on all the changes I've seen working with Dana.

APEX Human Performance
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Travis M.
Verified review

Working with Austin Rowe helped me improve my every day life. I had stagnated in my exercise and fitness goals and Austin helped me to revamp all my workouts. He even went past this to helped me improve my life outside the the gym. He coached me with nutrition, meditation, self confidence, health awareness, and the overall ability to listen to my body. My strength, energy, focus, and wellbeing are better than ever before. Austin and APEX Human Performance take such a person approach with each client and I highly suggest them.

  • 10 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Amy G.
Verified review

Ryan is awesome! I'm so glad I started working with him. In just 3 sessions I've learned so much- he pushes me without over doing it. He is attentive, knowledgeable, and super approachable. His overall education, experience, and professional demeanor make him extremely well rounded as a fitness professional. His workouts are both challenging and fun. Hire this guy if you are ready to see life-changing results .

Advanced Renewal
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Lynley A.
Verified review

Kevin was my daughter's self defense instructor for two separate sessions. The first session involved walking through Downtown Denver one evening in which Kevin explained many techniques and strategies of being alert and aware of your environment. We also had a very memorable moment in which Kevin took us through a dark alley way and, by chance, got to actually experience a taste of the dangerous situations that Kevin spoke to us about throughout the three hour session. The initial session was an incredibly eye-opening and valuable experience on its own, and Kevin's knowledge on self-defense techniques, tools, and other information was worth more than the price of the session. At first we thought the first session would be enough, but attending the second session, in the words of my daughter, was by-far one of the best decisions that she has made. Kevin spent over an hour instructing her on the physical portion of self defense, in which she got to practice strike moves on a dummy and sandbag, as well as many strike techniques to respond and escape from different types of attacks. Kevin also went further by giving advice on exercise techniques to improve body strength to correlate with the self defense moves that he taught. Overall, it was a very valuable experience that I would recommend to anyone who would like to learn self defense. My daughter would also highly recommend this for females. Kevin is a very professional, respectful, and experienced instructor who provides a lot of valuable knowledge that could potentially save your life.

Counterstrike SASD
5.0
from 5 reviews
    Lisa G.
    Verified review

    Worked with Kim for several months. Kick boxing,MMA, core and strength! I loved the training and work he put in. He was engaged in my fitness level,pushed me to perform better and showed me the technique I lacked to keep myself injury free. He also worked with my 8 yr old grandson doing some MMA and he was awesome! His confidence and self esteem had greatly improved.

    Rocky Mountain Jiu Jitsu
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 5 years in business
    Dana D.
    Verified review

    I love the personalized attention that I get from the instructor (Chris). I feel like apart of a team and truly feel like the skills I'm learning will benefit me to help defend myself from attackers (as I am a woman). Whether your looking to learn self defense or compete, Chris will show you the way!

    An'unteimei Dojo
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
      Christopher K.
      Verified review

      Cory is an outstanding instructor. His depth of knowledge about ninpo is matched only by his ability to teach effectively. This is a great place to learn self-defense.

      • 4 years in business
      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      Jamie O.
      Verified review

      Been training with Dave for about 3 years. Through that time I have had increase of confidence, more power with striking and kicking, and even more of a tactical mind when it comes to sparing. Dave treats and speaks to me as an adult, and always willing to help me improve in areas of weakness both felt and observed. Never is a lesson nor the time wasted.

      • 11 years in business
      • 6 hires on Thumbtack
      Michele S.
      Verified review

      As a trainer in the fitness industry I hold a high standard for any Fitness professional that I would hire personally. Brett Hart is an expert in his field and truly gives his all to his clientele. He knows how to vary the intensity to match the efforts of a first-timer or a seasoned athlete. He is personable, well-organized, flexible in his scheduling and inspirational in his approach. I would highly recommend Brett for one-on-one, small group or large group kickboxing conditioning, martial arts and self defense training.

      • 12 years in business
      Sofia P.
      Verified review

      I have been going to Rocky Mountain Self Defense and Fitness since 2009. John is an excellent teacher. He always makes class fun and challenging at the same time. His knowledge of Krav Maga is very extensive. Its very difficult to find a Krav Maga instructor who is a 2nd Degree black belt. I have studied several methods of Martial Arts and even have a black belt in one of them but have not felt confident about defending myself until I joined Rocky Mountain Self Defense and Fitness and learned Krav Maga. I highly recommend it especially for women.

      C-KS Tumfo tu
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
      • 47 years in business
      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      Robert F.
      Verified review

      Cks is an amazing school full of wonderful people. They teach very practical self-defense applications as well as intangibles such as meditation and work with students in groups and one on one. Any and all are welcome to join regardless of age, gender or disability. I have been going to Cks Movement Masters for over 2 years now and my younger sister has been going for about year. We are both very satisfied with our experience at Cks and would highly recommend them to everyone who is looking to better themselves and have a great time doing it.

      Wash Park Martial Arts
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
      • 23 years in business
      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      Heidi S.
      Verified review

      Vanessa is an excellent self defense teacher. She is personable and most knowledgeable. We are most grateful for her training!

      Body Mind Systems
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
        Christy W.
        Verified review

        The environment at Body Mind is calming and unique. My daughter has been training for 3 months now and I have seen a tremendous improvement in her self -confidence and mental well-being. As a parent I feel more assured knowing that she is learning valuable life skills and watching her improve in technique is rewarding for us both. George is an awesome instructor. He is patient, firm, and direct with the kids and his sense of humor really engages the students. My daughter has had other instructors that she has not felt as comfortable with. I really appreciate what Body Mind Systems has to offer. I recommend all my friends and family to take classes here. They are an amazing group of people!

        Craig B.
        Verified review

        Tony has done a great job instructing me in boxing. I had never boxed (even messing around) so Tony has a lot to teach me. I am enjoying the workouts and continue to improve.

        • 9 years in business
        Benjamin L.
        Verified review

        Professional instruction in a fun environment. Respect for proper use of self-defense and for each other is always a top priority.

        About

        Discover your "Ultimate" you! Realize your Personal Best with the Ultimate in Personalized Martial Arts Instruction for Men, Women, & Children.

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        I offer self-defense for life. I am a teacher, a fighter, and a computer tech. I do what I love, and I share knowledge with any who are willing to teach or learn.

        • 9 years in business
        About

        We introduce self defense as well as mixed martial arts fitness concepts to women, men and children. Your self protection, fitness & wellness, and personal growth are our goals.

        About

        We are a Northern Colorado based firearms training company. This is Marine Corps Veteran owned and operated. We started our company because of the passion we share for teaching people the safety and the pleasure of firearms. With that concept, we are based on providing the most valuable and logical training.

        About

        I teach self-defense, starting with teaching you the knowledge and skills with firearms. I also have other disciplines including engineering (AutoCAD drafting and I also work as a GIS specialist). I am also a freelance photographer specializing in several disciplines, including weddings, nature, portraits, and especially candid.

        About

        Located in Greeley, Colorado, Adaptive Tactics provides practical, affordable, highly effective self-defense and firearms training. We aim to be the best self-defense academy in Northern Colorado. Our instructors are highly trained in a variety of martial arts that address many different combat environments including hand-to-hand, disarming armed attackers, sexual assault and kidnapping defense, and grappling. The goal of our company is to give you the freedom to live unafraid, the confidence that you are safe anywhere, and the power to defend yourself and your loved ones. We offer firearms training from NRA certified instructors, including NRA Basic Pistol Shooting, Colorado Concealed Carry, and other tactical firearms classes to give you the ability to protect yourself and your family through any means necessary. Are you not a fan of guns? Our self-defense classes give you an arsenal of techniques that don't rely on weapons.

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