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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.
Eric Giroux (and his wife Christy Giroux), not only transform the way I work out, but also the way I teach. I came to their gym, somewhat fit, but maybe a little pudgy, having been a trainer that lacked motivation to train myself in my off hours. Their classes, and the group of people we affectionately call "the Prime Family" (their clients), have a blast together, in the gym, outside the gym, and on social media. I am a Pilates instructor, but they encouraged me to also get my CPT through NASM. Through their great instruction, I have become better at programming, better at training, better at helping people correct their form, and I am in much better health. Thank you Eric and Christy Giroux!
Elin and Kris are wonderful to work with! They can cater any workout regime to your body and fitness goals. The hours are convinient and they are always working to improve my experience and keep things interesting at the gym. I have been training for 3 months now and already seeing a major difference in my health and fitness. Thanks guy!
Everyone wants to read that Rob gets results, and yes that is absolutely true so let's start there. And he ensures everyone gets noticeable results very quickly. Beyond being an excellent results-driven trainer, Rob is very low-stress, focused on health, and keeps a positive attitude with his clients. I also enjoy working with his group fitness classes as he takes pride in working with NORMAL PEOPLE and gives them reasonable goals step-by-step until reaching an optimal fitness goal - which is how he keeps his clients long term and instills a drive to JUST KEEP GOING! Rob is easy to work with so there is no quitting attitude because it was way too much to handle (or too little) - he truly finds a perfect balance for every workout. My personal results with Rob was from very out of shape to very in-shape in 6 months time - with about 40 pounds lost (and dropped about half of that in the first 6-8 weeks - and I'm not much of a dieter). Rob is also very, very reasonably priced and not greedy - despite being in an industry where he could very easily charge a lot more for what he does. I would not work with any other trainer and I whole-heartedly recommend him to everyone. I never had a thought about working with a trainer until Rob approached me on a treadmill in 2009. Thanks, Rob, for 6 awesome years now!
Three sessions in, Shawn has shown great professionalism and knowledge of the personal training industry. Paired with his Gladiator Strong suggested nutrition, I already feel a difference in my energy and have lost 5 lbs.! He motivates, tolerates my constant complaining, is accommodating in terms of location, and of 3 other personal trainers I've had in my lifetime, I finally did proper push-ups with the correct form. He smartly combines cardio with strength and working multiple muscle groups with different exercises and has had a different routine every session. I'll be ready for Key West in two weeks time and keep it going up to my wedding in December. If he'll have me, I'll be using him again after these sessions. Will post before and after pictures.
I have been through many different types of training academies in my professional career, but my experience with Agnese has surpassed all of them. Every workout with Agnese is different and challenging. She has a seemingly telekinetic ability to know what you're capable of, even as energy and reserves vary day to day. Agnese is a natural conversationalist whose entertaining stories distract from the misery of her more punishing exercises. She is a committed student of her profession, striving to better herself for the benefit of her clients. Agnese is a talented instructor, but also a normal person who struggles with motivation and cravings and all of those reasons you're searching for a trainer. She has been there, lived through it, conquered it, and knows how to get you there too.
I'm impressed with the level of fitness, stamina and weight loss I achieved working under Stacey Roach! Loved the fast paced routines that allowed me to sweat and burn calories - that's my goal. She also helped me modify certain exercises (because I have knee issues) to suit my physical restrictions. Very creative in her exercise routines and focuses on technique, time efficiency, mixing up different exercises, and that helps to keep the level of enthusiasm and a desire to work out - that's what I was looking for! What I really liked about working under Stacey is that she is very friendly, offers advice on diet and fitness, and helps to find alternatives. "The right balance of cardio, weights and nutrition will do it" as she says! I'm excited and I'll be returning after my short vacation overseas!
When I first met Dimitri over a year ago, I had a long way to go on my fitness journey and was a little bit intimidated about starting a training program. During our first training session I nearly passed out because I was out of shape, and I wasn’t fueling my body the way I needed. Right away Dimitri made me feel reassured that I could, and would, get stronger and better if I put in the work. He took the time to help me set my goals, discuss my likes/dislikes, and from there, created a custom plan for me to reach my goals. The program he designed relies on high-intensity intervals, coupled with strength training and kickboxing. I had never tried kickboxing before, but now it has become my favorite part of our sessions! A few months into our training I injured my ankle and thought I would need to put training on pause. Because of Dimitri’s expert knowledge of kinesiology and his extreme attention to avoiding further injury, I was able to continue on a modified program and make steady progress towards my goals. Not only is Dimitri incredibly knowledgeable about fitness and nutrition, but also he is encouraging and supportive during every step of the way. He pushes me harder than I ever knew I could push myself, and thanks to him, I have been successful in my fitness journey and boosting my confidence. With his help, I’ve lost over 25 lbs, gained lean muscle and drastically improved my strength and flexibility!
Silvia is both a delight to work with and a professional in every sense of the word. She knows her stuff, plans ahead, shows up on time, and is unfailingly encouraging and constructive. I have used her both to help me start a neighborhood fitness class and to give water aerobics training to my disabled husband.
Sean was excellent with both my teenage son and I. He knew how to gauge your fitness level and make each workout challenging and fun. As a fitness instructor myself, he really took me to a whole other level.
I have trained with Tim on and off for the past 5 years. He has helped me to reach the various goals I set for myself over the years . . . from increasing fitness level, losing weight, shaping my body and overcoming and preventing injury. He has always been professional, supportive and very motivating. I met Tim shortly after having my son and my goal was to return to pre-baby shape and fitness level. Tim helped me to meet the pre-baby shape goal and exceeded the fitness level goal I had set. The workouts were always challenging and motivating. Tim and I usually met twice a week for 30 minutes of high intensity interval training (I would warm up and cool down on my own). At this point my cardio endurance was low and he really helped me to increase it. After meeting my goal I was able to maintain our progress on my own at the gym using the knowledge I gained from my sessions with Tim. Two years later, I realized I was slipping on my own (I love to eat and drink red wine!) and contacted Tim to regain the shape and fitness level we had previously established. Tim assessed my fitness level and created workouts that met my needs. Tim is great at identifying areas of weakness and tailoring exercises to strengthen those areas. Our workouts were typically 30 minutes, twice a week. This time, Tim began incorporating a lot more weight training. After several months of working with Tim, I once again exceeded my goals and I was stronger and more fit than I had ever been. I was able to go back to working out on my own, using the workouts and information I had gained from him, and maintain my fitness level. I frequently have people commenting about the exercises I am doing in the gym . . . they are impressed and want to use them! When I returned to Body Pump, the instructor also commented on how my strength had increased! Just last year I contacted Tim again. After several injuries (not from working out) and ongoing treatment and physical therapy, I was very frustrated with my body. Tim listened, in detail, as I explained my injuries and the problems/pain I was having trying to workout on my own and participate in classes at the gym. Based on what he heard and saw me doing he created workouts that helped to correct improper techniques I was using (due to injury) and strengthen muscles to help prevent further injury. After working with a physical therapist 3 times a week for many months, I did not see any improvement. After working with Tim 2-3 times a week for just a few weeks, I saw huge improvement! Currently, Tim has once again helped me to reach my highest fitness level yet.
I can’t say enough good things about Julian! We definitely hit the jackpot with him and in a very short time, he’s become a great trainer, mentor and role model for my 15 year old son who has wanted to increase his strength/stamina while working on his soccer skills. Julian very quickly responded to my search for a personal trainer and was incredibly professional during our introductory call. It was evident that his knowledge of /experience with soccer as a player and coach would be a good match for my son. He also shared his philosophy about strength training with kids, specifically how he seeks to understand what motivates and is important to them, so he could then weave in his expertise which ultimately would result in a truly customized program to help accomplish their goals. He was eager to “meet” my son and scheduled some time to speak with him personally over the phone and get to know him. I was impressed at how he was able to get from a 15-year old boy, what his fitness goals were! In less than a week of my initial inquiry, my son was training in the gym with Julian and has absolutely loved every session with him. Julian maximizes every second during each workout and even encourages kids to come in early to get warmed up (so really, while you pay for a 60-minute session, you get 70-75 minutes!) My son has already noticed physical changes, but beyond that, his sense of confidence, focus, and dedication has increased tremendously. Julian provides encouragement inside and outside the gym by keeping tabs on my son and checking in on how he’s doing. Even when my son tried out for another soccer team, Julian gave him sound advice throughout the process, acted as a sounding board, and alleviated any anxiety he had. The investment you make in Julian goes far beyond strength training; you also get someone who takes a genuine interest in your well-being and wants you to be successful. He empowers you with exercises which don’t require you to be in a gym (my son did his own workouts during the winter break) and with general “life skills/lessons”. Go for a free consultation with Julian ... you’ll be hooked!
Aaron is an awesome trainer and motivator!! I needed someone to push me to get in the best shape of my life in preparation for a bikini audition against thousands of other girls in Las Vegas. His knowledgeable approach helped me to get cut but not lose my feminine shape plus he was there pushing me every step of the way, giving me aerobic workouts to do and checking in on me on the days we didn't meet. Aaron was punctual and in a great mood every time I saw him and he was even able to come to the gym in my building. And guess what? I nailed the auditions, getting selected on the spot for the position!
Mark Goldfarb has been my trainer since 1999 and Ive probably been with him the longest of his clients. He is professional in our relationship but also a very caring person. He has researched ways to help train me when I have had an injury or surgery. He has much patience and a way of pushing me when Im not motivated. He is responsive when I have told him that I am unusually sore after a session, adjusting the weights accordingly, and usually spending more time on that muscle. I have sworn that I will never be able to do a certain thing he wants me to do and slowly but surely, I will get there. I like the fact that he uses lots of different approaches to training the same muscle group. It is not only a good way of doing it, but it keeps the workouts from getting boring. Besides the weight machines , he uses bands, bosu balls, straps, discs and a variety of other resources to train. Not only is he interested in building my strength, but increasing my flexibility and balance. In addition, he is a certified yoga instructor and includes many yoga positions in my workouts. This has definitely increased my flexibility. In short, I would highly recommend him as a personal trainer.
I came into the training sessions knowing very little about swimming and by lesson #2 I was able to swim around the deep end. Tatjana is extremely patient, knowledgeable and helpful during the lessons which makes it easier to focus during the lesson. I'd recommend the lessons to anyone who is uncomfortable with swimming or needs a refresher. Tatjana is awesome!
When I went to my free workout to find out if this was a program I could do, I was skeptical. The workout was intense and being over 50 I thought I wouldn't be able to keep up. Well, after 6 months, I am still going strong and that is due to Trina, my instructor. She is great--she pushes me, and she tells me all the time that I can do it--she sometimes modifies the exercise until I can do the actual exercise. She never treats me as an older client, but a client that she knows can do the workout and keep up with her class. I feel very blessed to have Trina as my instructor. My blood glucose numbers are now in range since I joined Trina's class. I joined with my daughter, and when my daughter moved she couldn't attend anymore, but I am still going because I love the workout, but more, I love working out with Trina as my instructor. Also, my clothes are too big for me now. My body is more toned and I've lost weight. I went from a size 12 to size 10. I will continue this program because of Tyson training and especially because of Trina. I'm also trying to get others to join, since I talk about my workout all the time.
Close friends I trust who trains with David recommended him to me. I became a client after an initial conversation and trial session. I like that he comes from a health and nutrition background in addition to physical fitness. He continues to deliver smart, achievable results that are personalized to my performance goals and flexible to my schedule. I didn't want a militant boot camp instructor that had his own agenda. With David, I feel he is able to identify the bit it takes to push me over my next hurdle yet enough to still be motivating and accountable to my fitness strategy and pace. Most importantly, not only does he love to train others and lives it, he's also one of the good guys. I would recommend him to someone who's looking for a solid trainer and actually enjoys the session spent with him.
Tornia is an amazing motivator and a terrific instructor. She will also adapt workouts to your personal needs/limitations. For example, my wrists/hands hurt a ton with too many push-ups or other times where they would be used to support my body, so she adapted and adjusted the work outs for that. Also, my back alignment is easily disturbed with situps so she accommodated that as well. To top it off, she is a terrific person and I love training with her!
I know Alex for couple years as a talented and skilled martial arts professional and also a great fitness instructor. Both self and my son are trained by him at Master Lee's Martial Arts Taekwondo school of Sterling,VA. We are very happy we met him so he explained and helped a lot to be well-trained and feel much better about many things. He always provides easy to follow techniques with related explanations, advises and hand-on demonstratoinons. Greatly recommended! Outstanding instructor/professional!
Let people know how your experience went Describe the job What did Kenneth Mickie help you with? Where was the job? How long did it take? I first started attending one of Mickie's group exercise classes in 2012 at my local gym. I always left his class inspired and wanting to do more to meet my fitness goals. I recently started working out at Monsters and Machines and it has been life changing. I have been an athlete most of my life and served many years in the military and Mickie's training sessions are unlike anything I have ever endured. My strength, cardio endurance and overall health have drastically improved but most importantly my self confidence and drive to be better have skyrocketed - all thanks to Mickie's leadership. Say what went well What impressed you about the service? Every class I have attended at Monsters and Machines has been intense, personal and a lot of fun. The classes are always small and intimate which is important to me. Sometimes group classes can be overwhelming and you can get lost in the crowd. Those that attend Mickie's classes are like family; all are very close and everyone really motivates each other to push harder. Mickie mixes up his workouts and no two workouts are ever the same. Did Kenneth Mickie go above and beyond? Was Kenneth Mickie on time? How was the quality of the work? Mickie always gives his clients 150% of his time and his passion for helping others is unsurpassed. He provides more than physical training to his clients - he is a life coach, and a resilient leader. Point out what could have been better What would have improved your experience? What went wrong, if anything? How could Kenneth Mickie do better in the future? I drive over an hour to workout with Mickie which takes a lot of coordination with family and work obligations but it is TOTALLY worth it. However, it would be nice if Mickie could open a gym a little closer.
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I provide many skilled services such as hand to ball, racket with out flinching your wrist, and you will have an excellent follow through. I also provide tennis test for you to see your level of achievement. I also teach backhand follow-through to the net. I try to focus mainly on the individual because everyone's potential is different. I also believe in ball, hand and eye contact. This enables you to focus on your returning skills. My achievement is to make you comfortable with this beautiful game called tennis.