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5. Renaissance Fitness
5.0 from 6 reviews
5.0 (6)
5.0 (6)
In high demand
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Serves Portland, OR
If I could give more than 5 stars I would. Shane was an amazing coach and I would recommend him to anybody beginning or even advanced in fitness.My friend who was training with Shane referred me to him because my goal was to compete in my first Powerlifting competition without prior training experience. She also had nothing but good things to say about him. He was really knowledgeable and clearly knew what he was doing. I was confident that he wasn't like other trainers/coaches out there, who just bullshit their clients. He was extremely helpful in helping me correct my form/technique with two main goals; to effectively lift heavy and train safely to prevent injury. He was very supportive and pushed me past my limits. But he knew just where to draw the line, to be sure I wasn't going to hurt yourself. I was the stubborn client who thought constantly busting my ass was going to get me far. But he taught me how to train smart. Making sure I was hitting rest periods, eating good and resting good. At first I didn't trust that approach to it, but noticed how great I was feeling and how quickly I was progressing when I would listen to his advice. Starting every workout he'd ask how I was feeling, how I slept, and how my diet was going. Sometimes life happens; long work days, poor diets, and stress. I'd feel really discouraged and mad when my lifts weren't going the way I wanted, but he knew how to keep me confident and motivated. One thing that set him aside from other trainers, is that he didn't clock out after the 1 hour sessions. He'd send me home with workouts to do on my other training days. Then he'd constantly text me to see how the workouts went, or critique me from videos I'd email him. He was very easy going and flexible with schedules and payments. I trained with him once a week for 6 months. Prior to this I didn't know much of powerlifting, never trained for it nor competed. But he really pushed me far. In my meet I took 1st in my weight class and a few state records. I couldn't have done it without him! He's a really great coach/trainer in every aspect!See more
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