- 11 years in business
- 11 hires on Thumbtack
"Let me start off by saying that Joe is an incredible as an individual and on a personal level. I think that counts for a lot when you're looking for help from someone. When I first met Joe, he was kind and welcoming. He asked me about my life, my job, etc. Really showed an interest in who I am. In the past, when I have hired other trainers, they have never given me enough time to build my strength and endurance before throwing me into hard workouts which has left me discouraged and ultimately lead me to stop going. I told Joe about this and he was really receptive to it. Over the first 3 or 4 weeks, Joe kept things pretty simple. Not so simple that I didn't feel like I was doing anything but he also didn't kill me through workouts. Since then, I find myself need to increase the weight in the exercises that we do and am opening up to more challenging things.
My goal with Joe was to lose weight and lean out. I'm 28 and overweight with various health problems as a result of said weight. I've never felt judged by Joe about what I can or can't do or because of my size. Since we first started (about six weeks) I've lost 17 lbs., lost a little over 3% of my body weight and gained about 2 lbs. of muscle. I've got a lot more work to put in and a long ways to go but I can see the difference and so can my friends.
In addition to training twice a week, Joe gives me nutrition advice and meal plans to choose from. He is also constantly adjusting my exercise routines outside of my time with him and always checks in when we have a training session.
Bottom line: If you are looking for a dedicated, ambitious, kind and caring trainer, Joe is the guy for you."