TTP Personal Training
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My wife and I have been working with Turk for a little over a month and I have to say the results have exceeded my expectations. Meeting with Turk for the first time I knew I had found the right person to help us train. His combination of both training and nutrition are exactly what both of us have been looking for. Not only does Turk train you to use the proper techniques for maximum results; he makes sure that you understand why it is important. He also holds you accountable for what you eat and motivates you to reach your goals. I highly recommend Turk for your fitness needs.Sep 16, 2014Verified
I had been looking for a trainer for some time when I came across Turk. From the beginning, Turk has been phenomenal. In the five months that I have been training with Turk, I have lost > 6% body fat (from 14% to less than 8%) and become much more educated about nutrition and exercising correctly. And because Turk makes training a dynamic experience, I always look forward to my sessions with him. I would recommend Turk to anyone seriously looking for a trainer. He's the real deal.Aug 5, 2014Verified
I feel I've always been an active person and conscious about eating habits but I reached a point where all that I knew wasn't working. I found Turk knowing that I needed some training as well as accountability. One of the first things he taught me was nutrition specifically for me. I mentioned to him they should teach this in school and then our country would have better eating habits. The second thing he changed for me was motivation. I had been a runner for years then had an accident and lost my motivation. With Turk I got back into a routine but also he taught me how to exercise with weights and cardio training I could do from home. I trained with Turk for three months and went on my own. Having this variety and knowledge has allowed me to get back to where I feel like me. I have continued to look better and feel better. ~LourdesMar 1, 2016Verified
Turk is a terrific trainer. He has a great sense of humor and offers loads of encouragement. I look forward to my sessions with him every day. I was in the worst shape of my life when I started training with Turk paunchy, weak and unable to execute a single pushup. After a quick three months I am in the best shape and improving, no exaggeration. The best part of it is that I did not have to kill myself to make this progress. All through, my training intensity with Turk has been moderate with slow, but steady progress. My training with Turk has three components (but he will tailor this according to your individual needs) - (i) strength training, (ii) cardio and (iii) nutrition. Turk manages the first component, strength training, but I am responsible for the other two. I neglected both the cardio and nutrition aspects initially, but Turk brought me back on track with them and the impact was quite dramatic after all the three fell in place. Think of a three-legged stool. Turk is a superb guide when it comes to strength training. He really looks out for you to prevent injuries and never pushes you beyond what your body is capable of. At the same time I found myself improving in strength by leaps and bounds after I started training with him, something I never achieved after years of sporadic gym visits. As an unexpected side benefit, my jogging and cycling pace have improved significantly as well. Turk seems to have a wide variety of clients across the spectrum of health and fitness, and everyone seems to love working with him. As you can tell from the pictures, he has an inspiring physique to look at as you are working out and that is an extra motivational factor.Mar 9, 2016Verified
Twelve weeks prior to walking into Superior Physique, I had changed my eating habits, started a reputable workout program at home, 5-6 days a week, with absolutely no progress to show for it. I take that back, my pants had actually began to fit me tighter than before I had started the program. Confused, frustrated and determined, I needed a change. I found Turk through Thumbtack.com. Like you, I read the reviews and took a chance. What will a consultation hurt, right? Its just a chat. Turk was professional, knowledgeable and very articulate. He took time to get to know my history, my goals and areas of opportunity. He takes something that can be scientifically complex (down right confusing), and breaks it down in easy to understand ways. I quickly learned why I wasnt seeing results and what I needed to do in order to change. My nutrition was out of balance, I was under eating and I needed to add in strength training. The first week, I thought, Oh my goodness, I have no idea what I am doing- this is a whole new world for me. I am not in Kansas anymore. I went to two sessions that week, a nervous wreck, a little nauseated, and had no idea what to expect. I cannot remember if I walked in with a terrified look or not but Turk quickly made me feel at ease. First, we went over nutrition in detail and then onto the floor. Turk explained and demonstrated the exercises, showing what muscle groups were being triggered and what the proper form of each exercise looked and felt like (He is fantastic at educating you). The hour flew by and I didnt die! I found myself wanting more. Seventeen weeks into my journey, Turk has far exceeded my expectations. I can honestly say working out with Turk has become my favorite part of the week. I look back in amazement of how much I have progressed over the weeks. I am thrilled with my results and love watching how my body transforms from week to week. I have gone from 27% body fat down to 21%, and gained 4lbs of muscle. With Turk as my partner in crime, there is no doubt that we will achieve my goals. Not only is Turk extremely knowledgeable and efficient, he is a positive and motivating guy that pushes you to your limits. The limits you had no idea were even there. He has opened my eyes to a world I have never considered before and I love every minute of my new journey. If you are anything like me cardio is easy and comfortable. Easy and comfortable doesnt always get you the results that you want or need. If it terrifies you, it transforms you. To me this was strength training and personal trainers. I took the leap of faith and taking a chance with Turk has been the absolute, best thing I have done for myself and for my health. Thanks to Turk, I am no longer terrified, I am transforming! I cannot say enough positive things about Turk Fickling A truly phenomenal guy that knows fitness! I have the upmost respect for Turk and highly recommend him to anyone who wants to make a positive change in his or her life!Jan 17, 2015Verified
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I guess playing sports when I was younger initially inspired me to workout. Even back then, I understood the importance of resistance training in maintaining a fit and active lifestyle. (My passion for weight training grew and I started competing in bodybuilding.) It was during that time that I became accutely aware of the importance of not only training, but diet and nutrition also.) As I have gotten older, having an active lifestyle has become more important to me, growing into a passion that gives me the opportuity to not only inspire others, but to help keep them healthy. Sharing my knowledge, educating and inspiring others so that they may lead healthy and active lives for as long as they choose, is the true gift of my job.
- What types of customers have you worked with?There isn't any! In my 29+ years in this industry I have been fortunate to help and work with many clients who have many different needs. From losing body fat, gaining lean muscle mass, post rehab from injury or major surgery down to the beginner who has never trained before.
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?Doing your homework goes without saying, however, this is not just my job or career, but this is how I live. I think if you truly are looking for a good fit for your personal training needs. You need to find someone who looks the part! Let's be honest if you came to me and I am 70lbs over weight, how am I gonna inspire you?