Dennis N. - Scottsdale*
It seems that I’ve always been overweight, had chronic inflammation and “been on a diet,” but youth had been on my side until two years ago when my immune system began attacking my organs and skin (common on my mother’s side of the family). After stints with allergists, dermatologists and rheumatologists and visits to the ER for antibiotic and steroidal IVs, I finally learned that I was born with only one side of a liver, which had become filled with fat and septic. I had high blood pressure and cholesterol, was borderline diabetic, and my organs were being pushed out of place by fat. To avoid the liver transplant list, I was directed to go on a low-carb diet and begin hiking in order to lose 100 pounds.
The Atkins diet was begun in earnest in July 2013 and I lost 60 pounds by September 2014, but too many of those pounds were muscle loss. My wife saw The Exercise Coach® open nearby and knew that we both needed to sign up. By April 2015 I had lost another 20 pounds, but this time all but ½ pound was body fat and I was beginning to feel quite strong.
In April 2015, with counseling from my trainers at The Exercise Coach®, I switched my diet over to their Metabolic Comeback nutrition lifestyle, which meant only eating whole, real foods, eliminating the laboratory chemicals and unhealthy fats that Atkins allowed, adding fruit, good fats and expanding my vegetable choices. The change in diet, along with regular intensive workouts, brought very significant changes to my body. I lost the final 20 pounds to reach my goal weight, got off the BP and cholesterol meds, no longer have runaway inflammation, have ideal immune, antioxidant and micronutrient levels, drastically reduced my cholesterol (HDL, mostly the good, buoyant HDL, is now much higher than LDL), dropped my A1c by more than a point, my organs are migrating back to where they belong, and my doctor says I have zero risk of metabolic syndrome.
Best of all, at my visit at the liver disease and transplant center last week, my liver scan and blood tests showed a smooth, trim, healthy and fully functioning (albeit half) liver. The hematologist said he was proud of me and called me their poster child (at age 63!) for showing them how to make up for even congenital problems through proper diet and exercise.
I thank my trainers at The Exercise Coach® for playing a key role in allowing me to regain my health. My wife and I plan to continue with them for years to come to maintain our bodies and live long, active lives.
Kevin F. - Scottsdale*
I have not had a regular workout routine in over 15 years, mainly due to work constraints and a busy lifestyle. I was looking for a gym that offered personal training when I stumbled upon The Exercise Coach. I was sold day one when I spoke to Amanda and she explained how the 20 minute, 2 days a week program works. I have been coming to The Exercise Coach for over six months now and have seen steady results along with increased endurance and strength. The last time I felt and looked this good was in my 20’s. Everyone at The Exercise Coach is nice, caring, knowledgeable, and motivating. The family-like atmosphere makes it easier to keep going week after week.
Marsha H. - Scottsdale, AZ*
I am a skeptic. I read testimonials with very little consideration for their truth. I have been working out with trainers for five years. I have never gotten the results I expected. When I complained I was told to add another day of training or, do more cardio. Working out five days a week became a job with no benefits. In desperation I decided to try The Exercise Coach. Now I am writing a testimonial. I went from five days a week to two days a week with two twenty minute sessions. In eight sessions, four weeks, I have seen changes that I have struggled to achieve for years. More free time, a better body, and less time in the gym. It's true, I love Exercise Coach, and the entire staff care about helping me achieve. I am so glad I made the switch to Exercise Coach and gained free time results! I can't wait to see how I progress over time.
Rosemary W. - Arlington Heights*
I enjoy coming to The Exercise Coach twice a week as I feel that I am getting a good solid workout in an abbreviated time frame. I feel physically stronger throughout my entire body and have a better sense of balance, confidence and strength in my everyday living experiences than I did before I started this program.
The coaches are knowledgeable and encouraging as one works out. They also set the equipment in the proper positions for each person to minimize the chance of injury and to maximize the correct muscle results.
The facility is always clean, cool, bright and welcoming, too. The staff always greets me with a cheery ‘hello’ upon arrival and a ‘have a great day’ as I leave.
In short, The Exercise Coach is a great way to work out and safely and quickly gain strength.
Joanne T. - Wauconda*
In 2012 I turned 80 and even though I’m in good health I knew I was not exercising enough. So, after hearing about Exercise Coach I joined in September. In December, while on vacation in NC I was walking up and down hills two and three miles a day. So, going to my classes 20 minutes two times per week with a personal trainer has paid off.
It’s never too late to change your body. This muscle building training is the best.
Andy K. - President, Institute for Leadership Excellence and Development Inc.*
Could it be that so much of what we’ve learned about exercise turns out to be wrong? I was skeptical when I first started talking with Brian about his approach. But after a year of putting it to the test, my wife and I are lifers!
Don W. - Arlington Heights*
As clients of The Exercise Coach since 2003, my wife and I have found their personal training approach to be life changing. Every day we notice how our strength and physical well being has dramatically improved. This is the exercise investment that will pay off regardless of your age or situation.
Michele H. - Buffalo Grove*
I have been receiving strength training from The Exercise Coach for about three years. Large, commercial gyms or fitness centers are not my style but I needed a program that fits my lifestyle, so flexibility of time was key. The bi-weekly, twenty-minute sessions fit this perfectly and I’m so pleased with the results. I’ve gained strength, which I recognized almost immediately in that I can carry my photo and work backpacks without strain on my shoulders or getting sore. This program has helped me maintain a healthy lifestyle and has motivated me to continue this practice. Having the personal trainer and guidance is critical to my success!