Jim Rich

If you want to know what has most impressed me, it’s the personal nature of the postcard and the voice mail from you, communicating encouragement, some training philosophy, and desire for feedback. I’m in the Training business too, and these things make all the difference, along with the virtually unanimous positive experience I’ve had at your place so far.

Frankly, this is intimidating stuff to me, which was why I was leaning towards private classes….but the encouragement and confidence that Michael gave me to dive into the community vibe of classes was powerful and is working out, though the workouts are tough and I’m not having “fun” getting started. I am very happy to leave class, though! I will say that both you and Becca have delivered what I think is a very healthy and adult balance of assistance, coaching, technique, and encouragement along with the “you need to do this yourself” “you need to know your own weights”, “you need to tell us first” kind of stuff, that takes me out of the typical gym trainer/coach handholding mentality. It’s a shift, for sure. And a good one, dammit.

That being said, with my age and few physical challenges (hips, etc), I think I do want to mix in some periodic one on ones to learn and perhaps even nail some of the new techniques (for me) and understand best how to customize workouts for my personal challenges and establish some realistic “stretch” goals for me. I’m pretty sure I just don’t push myself to the max yet; it scares the s**t out of me! In the meantime, I like being part of the group classes though it’s very new for me being on the bottom rung of the ladder, but being humbled in this is good for me! And while I’m a sweat hog, as your site says, no one ever drowned in their own sweat!
…very healthy and adult balance of assistance, coaching, technique, and encouragement along with the “you need to do this yourself”, “you need to know your own weights”, “you need to tell us first” kind of stuff, that takes me out of the typical gym trainer/coach handholding mentality. It’s a shift, for sure. And a good one, dammit.

Jim Rich

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