As a champion couch potato and lover of all things food, I was hesitant to start training as I wasn’t sure I had the time, energy, money, or really motivation to follow through.
I hesitantly signed up for one session with Sara just to see if I would even like the idea of changing my ways. From day one, Sara made me feel like I was working out with a friend and a mentor rather than a personal trainer. Which was exactly what I needed to inspire me to really try to reach my fitness goals. She showed me workouts that not only challenged me but kept me intrigued to what new or fun workout could Sara come up with for me. She personalizes each work out for your needs and talked to me about my nutritional habits as well.
To any individual reading this that has the same excuses that I had (time, energy, motivation, money, etc.) I say this: anything to benefit you is the best investment you will ever make. Make the time for your health even if its just one hour a week to start out! You get one body lets start treating it well. By this investment in your body, your body will thank you by giving you the energy that you are lacking right now. And what about the money? The amount of money I have spent at the gym on training twice a week for 6 months does not even compare to the amount that I used to spend each month going out to eat (YIKES). And your motivation can be formed within the relationships that you form with your trainer and fellow gym goers as it has for me. And let me tell you, Sara is one of the best! I have lost and kept off 15 pounds so far and really tightened areas that I thought would stay flabby forever. I feel strong, confident, and happy thanks to Sara and our hard work together.
Allison Rowe is a very capable and knowledgable trainer. I’ve worked with Allison on and off over over two years and during those times my strength and endurance improves.
As an “aging athlete”, I have body parts that don’t respond as they used to; Allison tailors the exercises to get that part moving again. She uses my strengths and limitations to build a workout that is achievable and challenging. Allison varies the exercises at each session and provides great direction and correction in performing each exercise. Allison is very personable and I enjoy training with her. I would recommend Allison to anyone who is serious about improving their physical health.
I approached personal training with Brian at a very low point in my life. I just had a miscarriage, was deeply depressed, and because of this I gained substantial weight. I needed something to help me get motivated to get back on track, hold me accountable, and get excited about exercise again. I had tried personal training before and had certain expectations going into my first meeting with Brian. However, it was a very different experience than I was expecting!
Brian focused on education first- helping me understand proper movements and mechanics, heart rate zones, and the different phases of strength training. Not only did he hold me accountable and motivate me, he taught me what I should be doing on my own inside and outside of the gym. Brian was always available to help guide and encourage me. He helped me create fitness programs to do on my own at the gym, at home, or in a hotel gym during my frequent work travel. Brian took an active interest in helping me achieve my goals and push myself. With his guidance I have been able to increase my strength, challenge myself, and feel comfortable in any fitness setting.
My time with Brian has been extremely valuable! I have lost weight, feel stronger, am more confident, and am more educated about my body and abilities. Most importantly I am excited about fitness again!
This is Sandy’s 60 lb. weight loss transformation pic!! In her words she has “regained her life” due to the various milestones she’s achieved in the process! Not only the weight loss but the self esteem she has rediscovered!!
Sandy worked her tail off everyday for over a year and with the help of her Personal Trainer, Chris Brown she was able to reach those milestones. And she’s not done just yet! Great job Sandy!! #Amazing #Motivation #GreatStory
Here Sandy is doing one of her favorite “Dynamic Core Movements”. A squat with a overhead slam ball toss (10 lbs). She typically does 3 sets of 10-12 tosses.
The movement engages the quadriceps, shoulders, abdominals, upper and lower back. You can add a “Superset” of push-ups before this movement as you progress.
I want to say Thank you to Brian Graham for his help in improving my Physical condition. Although I am a work in progress, he has help me by developing a program that improved my ability to perform activities of daily living. For example, when I started his program I had aching knees, low energy, and felt weak. Brian first assessed my ability to do normal tasks such as standing, walking, balancing, and lunging. From that assessment he found that I had poor posture, strength, and movement patterns. From that point he developed a program tailored specifically to address these issues. Since Day one I have been able to notice a difference in my fitness level!
Also, I would like to say that Brian was great in keeping me motivated. He paid attention to each of my particular personal physical issues. Brian encouraged me to push at times but when he saw that a routine appeared stressful for me he encouraged me to take it slow. Now I feel like I am back to my old self. My walking stride is quick again, I do not feel the pain in my knees like I did when I began, I feel stronger, and I continue to work hard. Thank you very much Brian!
There has been a power outage at Sport Fit Bowie. Normally, we bounce back in short order, but the power company is shutting us down and the club is closing at 8pm tonight. We plan on opening at our normal time tomorrow.