Latest Review: I signed up with Svetness two months ago and the experience so far has been more than I could have hoped for. I had an initial consultation with Svet (the owner) and we discussed what my fitness goals were and discussed the plans they offered. One of the best things I liked about Svetness was that they offered personal training at customer's home. That was very important to me. He was very clear regarding both the company's and my obligations under the agreement and gave me ample time to ask questions regarding the company and contract. He was very pleasant and thorough.
After signing the contract, he told me that I would be receiving an e-mail from my trainer within 2 days. Later that same day, I received an e-mail from my trainer, Georgi. We setup the initial session for the following Monday.
Georgi was prompt for the first session (and all others since). We discussed my goals and he asked me more in-depth questions regarding my current fitness level, previous fitness experiences and medical history. Then he had me do some basic exercises so he could access what I was currently capable of handling. Georgi did not judge and gave the right amount of encouragement. The session went very well and we finalized the workout schedule for the remainder of the weekly sessions. He accommodated my personal schedule and were able to set up consistent times for each of my three weekly sessions.
The best thing that I like about the workout sessions is that each session is totally different. They are never boring. Georgi has a great attitude and adds humor to the workouts. He also asks how I am feeling before we start and if my knee is sore or shoulders are hurting, he adjusts the workout he planned so that I don't further aggravate the sore areas.
Another good thing about Svetness and Georgi is that you don't need to have a lot of equipment to have a great workout. Svet told me at the beginning that the only equipment I would need is an exercise/yoga mat. Subsequently, I purchased a small set of dumbbells and exercise bands ($70 total). Georgi takes the equipment I have and creates challenging and effective workouts for me with what I have. He also creates workouts for me to do on days where we are not meeting (my cardio days). I am human and there are cardio days where I don't have the time to do them. He understands that I have personal obligations and doesn't make me feel bad when life gets in the way of a workout.
In the two months I have been working out with Georgi, I have lost 18 pounds and feel a lot better than when I began working out. I am stronger and my endurance has increased way more than I thought it would in such a short period of time. I owe a lot to Georgi and Svetness for what I have achieved and what I will achieve in the future.
I read a lot of other reviews about Svetness and I saw some that were great and some that were not so great. All that I could say when it comes to working out with a personal trainer is that realize they need to have consistent business in order to make a living at this (thus the need for a contract). The customer needs to do an honest assessment of their current schedule and financial situation. If they are not certain that they have the time or financial resources, they should avoid signing a contract that requires this level of commitment. I am fortunate, I do have the time and financial resources. I asked all the questions before signing the contract. My experience has been fantastic and would recommend Svetness and my trainer Georgi to anyone.
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