Latest Review: After months of urging from my wife, who had been training for nearly a year with John, I decided to make the personal investment to get more fit. My original motivation was to improve my golf game. I had lost distance and flexibility with my swing.
Since December 2013, I've trained two days a week (60 minutes each session) with John to build strength and flexibility. During that time, I've lost 20 lbs of fat, added 21.5 lbs of muscle, and reduced my percentage of body fat over 10 points. My weight is actually unchanged but my physique is clearly improved.
I've noticed subtle changes like better posture, endurance for activities, and my clothes fit differently (smaller waist, broader chest and shoulders). My wife has noticed a smaller stomach, thinner face, and smooth skin.
Weight loss was not a primary goal for me (I enjoy food and alcohol too much too surrender those pleasures), but I recently had to provide blood work for an annual physical exam and was surprised with the change from a year ago. All of my health metrics (cholesterol, triglycerides, etc...) had significantly improved such that I will likely be able to discontinue at least one, if not more, medications. I also had my lowest blood pressure readings in at least five years.
Obviously, I was very pleased with those results. And yes, the strength and conditioning work John has designed has allowed me to recoup and exceed my prior golf abilities. I recovered all of my distance, plus added an additional 15-20 yards per club. I recently had two 300 yard plus drives in the same round. A first for me. I was excited and amazed at my improved fitness.
A personal trainer isn't cheap (he runs a business), but the cost in comparison to excessive medications and other unnecessary medical care is cost effective in the long run. It's money well spent.
John's personable, has a great sense of humor, enjoys movie quotes and holds you accountable for your fitness improvement. I'm doing exercises (strength and conditioning) that I would've found laughable eight months ago (i.e. pirouette push-ups). John is the direct link to that improvement and performance.
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