Testimonials

Client: Lauren  

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Why did you decide to start with Fitco? and how long have you trained there?

I came to Fitco on accident. I needed some motivation to get back into working out, so I’d asked a friend if they knew anyone I could train with thinking he’d workout with me. Instead, he told me about a trainer at Fitco and had really good things to say, so I set up a consultation. At our first meeting, I liked the trainer and his [their] training style so I decided to give it a shot. Two years later, I’m still coming back, so he [they] must be doing something right.

What are the biggest obstacles or fears that you had to overcome?

In college, I was an athlete, so I was used to intense training and wanted to continue that after graduation. Working out at Fitco, I’m challenged in each session and feel like I’ve gotten a lot back that I lost immediately after college.  

What is the biggest change you have made?

I’ve been happy to gain back a lot of the strength that I lost after my four years in athletics. And along the way, I’ve become more motivated to maintain that level of fitness.   

What have you enjoyed most along the way?

It really is true that it’s a community feel! You start to get to know the people and that makes it fun to come to the gym.

What keeps you coming back to Fitco?

The people are great! The trainers take the time to know everyone, so you feel like you’re hanging out with friends rather than just being directed in your workout. It’s also nice to work with someone who knows you and adjusts your training depending on how your body’s reacting on a particular day. Some days you’ll go in ready for an intense session and other days you need more rest. It’s personalized in every way.

What advice would you give to someone just starting his or her own fitness journey at Fitco?

The biggest piece of advice I’d give someone considering Fitco is to not be intimidated by the gym experience. When you walk in, there are people at varying level of fitness working out and the trainers are skilled at helping all their clients improve. So no matter where you start, you’ll be able to reach your fitness goals.

Client: Cyndy

I did dance aerobics for years but when I saw the FitCo challenge on Facebook,  I felt like I should try it. The biggest obstacle for me to overcome was thinking I was too old to start a program like theirs. However, their program has been exactly what I needed to strengthen and tone my "old" body! The biggest change I have made is being consistently committed to taking 30 minutes to work on me and I'm happy to say I have trained for over a year now. I keep coming back to FitCo because the trainers are all knowledgeable, friendly and easy to work with! I would encourage anyone who thinks they might like to try FitCo to definitely go for it. I promise you won't regret it, but I have to warn you; you may have to buy a new smaller wardrobe%uD83D%uDE09

Client: Chrissy

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Why did you decide to start with Fitco? and how long have you trained there?

I have been training at Fitco for 4 years.  I had a friend that I noticed had wonderful results and I asked her what she was doing differently.  She said she was working out at Fitco.  I stopped by that day and set up semi-privates and have been there ever since.  

What are the biggest obstacles or fears that you had to overcome?

I did not have any fears.  I was currently working out with a different gym and wanted a change.

What is the biggest change you have made?

My biggest change is overall strength and fitness.  As I get older, my focus has changed to keeping my body strong and healthy.   

What have you enjoyed most along the way?

I love going to Fitco.  Everyday is different!  I truly enjoy the friendships I have made with other clients and my trainers.

What keeps you coming back to Fitco?

I keep coming back because I want to stay healthy and enjoy the workouts.  They keep it fresh and keep you progressing towards your goals.

What advice would you give to someone just starting his or her own fitness journey at Fitco?

Just do it!  You will not regret it:)

Client: Heather

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Why did you decide to start with Fitco? and how long have you trained there?

I liked the idea of having an appointment and trainer to meet with each week. The accountability was just I needed. 

It will be 3 years in March 2018. 

What are the biggest obstacles or fears that you had to overcome?

Making the first appointment was the hardest. 

What is the biggest change you have made?

Feeling strong and healthy in my body. 

What have you enjoyed most along the way?

I enjoy doing hard things during the workout. Accomplishing something new. Or increasing the weights and seeing the progress. 

What keeps you coming back to Fitco?

The weekly appointments and the new friends

What advice would you give to someone just starting his or her own fitness journey at Fitco?

Keep coming back. And be patient

Client: Nathan

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Why did you decide to start with Fitco? and how long have you trained there?

On a recommendation from a friend and running coach.  She was impressed with FitCo’s approach to functional movement and improving core strength as it related to some nagging pains I’d been having while training for a marathon.

What are the biggest obstacles or fears that you had to overcome?

I’m quite introverted, and the direct personal attention from my trainer was initially uncomfortable to me.  Everyone at FitCo quickly put me at ease and I soon realized the benefit of tailored workouts that could only come from getting intimate with a trainer.  The other thing was the stark lack of equipment at FitCo.  I first thought there was no way I’d get a good workout in a large, empty room with only a couple ceiling straps and kettle balls.  I was wrong!

What is the biggest change you have made?

I had lower back discomfort for probably three years prior to joining FitCo.  I stretched tons and even regularly visited a chiropractor, but only after training at FitCo and drastically improving my core, did the discomfort go away.

What have you enjoyed most along the way?

The camaraderie.  All the trainers are genuinely kind and engaging.   

What keeps you coming back to Fitco?

The results.  I turned 40 recently and know that I am in better shape than I was during my 20’s.  Those backaches are gone and my weight fluctuations have greatly decreased.  I want to keep my body functioning well for decades to come and I believe this type of training will help.

What advice would you give to someone just starting his or her own fitness journey at Fitco?

Trust the process.  The personal attention and baby steps toward progress will really pay dividends.  Don’t expect an overnight fitness change.  Doing it the right way takes time.

Client: Heidi

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Why did you decide to start with Fitco? and how long have you trained there?

March 2015- 2.5 years.  We started training there to get fit and help train for a marathon.

What are the biggest obstacles or fears that you had to overcome?

Biggest obstacle would be just keep making it a priority.  

What is the biggest change you have made?

I feel like I could make a bigger impact if I did my homework and ate better! The trainer & gym do their part. 

What have you enjoyed most along the way?

The environment.  Working out with people I like :)  The consistency. 

I enjoy that if I have any problem I can text/call my trainer and he’ll help me with advice on what to do or who I need to go see.  It’s personal.  And you trainers truly care and love what you do. 

What keeps you coming back to Fitco?

I enjoy it. I wouldn’t just go to a normal gym and workout by myself.  I need to be told what to do :)  I love the semi-private personal training.

What advice would you give to someone just starting his or her own fitness journey at Fitco?

The hardest part is just getting started.  You never regret a workout after its over.  

Client: David

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Why did you decide to start with Fitco? and how long have you trained there?

First met Fitco when I was on the staff of a local media company in Columbia.  I had always watched weight loss shows and been amazed at the success people working with trainers had.  Being I was at that time almost 50 lbs overweight I decided give it a shot.  I am so glad I did.

What are the biggest obstacles or fears that you had to overcome?

Biggest fears was not being able to be keep up at the performance level of other people at the gym.  But, the training was catered to me so did not matter what everyone else was doing.

What is the biggest change you have made?

I have modified my diet, improved my health, increased body strength and at my peak lost 40 lbs.  Yes, I did put some of the weight back on because I dropped off a few months.

What have you enjoyed most along the way?

I have enjoyed the praise the team gives me when I meet my goals most of all I have enjoyed the atmosphere of a facility that focuses on the person and not the business of their equipment.  Plus, I have met some great people there.

What keeps you coming back to Fitco?

Motivation to succeed and lose my weight and maintain my health.

What advice would you give to someone just starting his or her own fitness journey at Fitco?

Give them a try.  If you work at it for 90 days you will be hooked.  I know I was.  

Client: Phil

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Why did you decide to start with Fitco? and how long have you trained there?

I had been having some trouble with my back for a couple of years.  Periodic visits with the Chiropractor provided temporary relief but the problems kept reoccurring.  It became evident to me that I needed to do something different to resolve the back issues.  My wife had been a client of FitCo for over a year and she urged me to try it out in hopes it would help.  So I started about two years ago and have been attending consistently ever since.

What are the biggest obstacles or fears that you had to overcome?

In my mind I did not fit the ȁCstereotype gym ratȁD.  I assumed FitCo would be full of muscle bound dudes in tank tops. My assumptions were very wrong and what I found at Fitco was regular people trying to improve themselves just like me.

What is the biggest change you have made?

Sticking to a training schedule and changing what I eat somewhat.

What have you enjoyed most along the way?

The fact that my back no longer hurts, I am all around stronger and more flexible.

What keeps you coming back to Fitco?

The comradery of the trainers and clients.  Everyone is typically upbeat which makes the hour of time I am there fly by.

What advice would you give to someone just starting his or her own fitness journey at Fitco?

Get started and give it a few months before you really self-evaluate to determine if it works for you or not.

Client: Caryl

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Why did you decide to start with Fitco? and how long have you trained there? 

I have been training at Fitco for about 2 years. I have never been one to exercise and I knew I needed to get stronger and in better shape. Not knowing how to start an exercise program, I thought I'd benefit best with a personal trainer at a small gym.  Fitco is a perfect fit for me!  

What are the biggest obstacles or fears that you had to overcome? 

I have overcome the fear or uneasiness of going to a gym. 

What is the biggest change you have made? 

I have made working out a priority in my schedule.  By working out with a trainer, I'm held accountable for coming to each session, unlike if I worked out on my own I know I wouldn't have stuck with it for as long as I have.

What have you enjoyed most along the way? 

I love how Jeff and the other trainers at Fitco make the it fun to be there!  I never thought I'd enjoy going to a gym to workout but I can now say that I thoroughly enjoy going.  

What keeps you coming back to Fitco? 

I keep coming back because I know how much I have benefitted from working out.  I feel so much better and can tell that I'm a lot stronger.  

What advice would you give to someone just starting his or her own fitness journey at Fitco?   

Work hard but have fun!!  

Client: Kim

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Why did you decide to start with Fitco? and how long have you trained there?:

I started my training at Fitco June 2017 because I was losing strength and not being able to enjoy the hobbies I love, including horse riding, and the work I needed to do, which is cattle and sheep farming.  Also, I had been walking bent half way over and I knew this was having physical ramifications on other joints.

What are the biggest obstacles or fears that you had to overcome?

The biggest obstacle was the pain my body was in and I was concerned we'd find out the cause of the pain couldn't be fixed.  Luckily, we've found out that I needed a hip replacement and could move forward with that.  The physical training I've received at Fitco has prepared me for this surgery and both the surgeon and PT have said this focused training I've been doing prior to my surgery will help my body be prepared for surgery, as well as make the recovery process go more smoothly.  

What is the biggest change you have made?

Making and taking time for me.  That is not something that comes easily.

What have you enjoyed most along the way?

I've enjoyed learning how to correctly become stronger, I've enjoyed the interaction with the trainers, and I like the fellowship with other clients that train at the same time I do.

What keeps you coming back to Fitco?

Several reasons:  the flexibility of the trainers to work around my schedule so that it is easier to make time for myself, the atmosphere and people at the gym, the skill and knowledge of the trainers, and how good I feel from the training.

What advice would you give to someone just starting his or her own fitness journey at Fitco?

Find the time, ask lots of questions, and do follow up exercises/stretching/muscle rolling at home too.

Client: Rebecca

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The reason I decided to start with Fitco was because I felt comfortable, accepted and not judged.  As I shared my goals with my trainer, I was listened to and encouraged by him.  I have been training at Fitco since September.  When I first started working out, I was coming out of a time of grief after the loss of my mom.  Because of the encouragement, training, and positive feedback by the Fitco staff, I can now feel joy and confidence coming back into my life. My physical appearance has improved, but more importantly my overall health and well being have been dramatically changed. 

The atmosphere is fun and upbeat.  My trainer always asks me for feedback on my workouts so that I can maximize my time there.  I look forward to waking up at 5:15 am every morning, which is a big deal since I formally was not a morning person.  

I often ask questions because I want to know how my body is working and how age and food affect my results. My trainer is patient with me and answers all of them professionally and thoroughly.  

I was scared to join because of the fear of the"gym" environment.  I didn't want to be just a number swiping my card and going to a place where I didn't feel comfortable and had no idea where to start.  It's not that way at all at Fitco. I enjoy the personal training at Fitco so much.  I know I can trust them and I won't injure myself in the process. 

If you are new, I would want you to know that Fitco cares about you and your goals.  The staff stays connected to you constantly to ensure you are happy with your workouts. 

I'm 100% committed and can't wait to see where I am physically and spiritually in the next 6 months.   I'm looking forward to wearing shorts with confidence again. 

Client: Kathy

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Why did you decide to start with Fitco? and how long have you trained there?

Fitco was recommended to me by a local chiropractor that I was seeing for back pain.  The goal was to do strength training to increase my core stability.  I’ve probably only been coming for 2.5 months.

What are the biggest obstacles or fears that you had to overcome?

 I’m not a ȁCgymȁD person, I’m not comfortable exercising in front of other people.  However, everyone is very casual and friendly and busy doing their own thing so I don’t feel like they are looking at me.  They all have to wrap that exercise band around their knees and walk like a zombie so it doesn’t make you feel ȁCspecialȁD when it is your turn.  BTW that is my least favorite exercise.

What is the biggest change you have made? 

When you have committed to a personal trainer I’m finding myself much more disciplined about going to the gym.  I can tell that I have improved my strength and stability.  I have had a failed back surgery that has caused some nerve damage in my leg and foot so I’ve had stability issues.  My husband has noticed that I seem more stable and I’m walking better.

What have you enjoyed most along the way? 

I don’t know if enjoyed is the right word but I like the fact the trainer is watching and correcting my form during the exercises and when something causes me pain the exercise can be adjusted to avoid the pain but still get the benefit.

What keeps you coming back to Fitco? 

I like my trainer and since I schedule the next visits while I’m there I feel more inclined to continue coming back.  I’m also seeing improvement in my strength, endurance, and reduced pain which is a wonderful benefit.  I’ve tried exercising for years but everything eventually made the back pain worse.  This doesn’t.

What advice would you give to someone just starting his or her own fitness journey at Fitco? 

Some of the exercises seem overly simple or a bit strange but they work so stick with them and find a trainer that fits your personality which makes exercise something you actually look forward to doing.



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