GHF Personal Training Client Testimonials


Jared C.

Lost over 30 pounds.
“Confidence & Discipline”


Since the third grade I have struggled with my weight trying fad diets and looking for any quick fix that didn’t involve a proper diet and exercise. I decided that before I was 30 I needed to, once and for all, do something about my state of health.

GHF Trainer, Kevan Knudsen, worked with me to set and obtain healthy fitness goals such as completing a pull-up on my own. We obtained what seemed like the impossible feat of one pull-up, and now I’ve gone on to set a goal of reaching ten pull-ups on my own; so far I’m up to five.

Through Kevan’s leadership and motivational skills I was able to lose over 30 pounds, while building muscle mass in the process. The muscular and cardiovascular gains that I have made while training with Kevan have far surpassed anything that I thought I could do. Before Kevan, workouts mostly consisted of 15 to 20 minutes on the elliptical or bike a few times per week. This was due to the fact that I really didn’t know what I was doing when it came to working out with weights.

Since training with Kevan, I feel more confident in working out on my own with free weights. I’ve gained knowledge of the proper form & technique needed to reduce the risk of injury. Working out with my personal trainer, Kevan, has instilled in me the confidence & discipline I need to continue to improve myself through sound nutrition and physical activity. Now I am more aware of what it takes to maintain a healthy body.

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Brooke F.

Lost 95 pounds. “The mirror is not my enemy anymore.”

I was very active and determined in my teenage years through early twenties, and then things changed. I entered a bad relationship and things started to unravel. I felt isolated and food became my new best friend. Before I knew it, I was 275 pounds and a size 18. If I passed a reflective window I would look away. I did not like this new person I had become, but I did not know how to fix it.
 
I started training with GHF Personal Trainer Michelle Adams in July 2010. Early on in our sessions she told me I could do whatever I wanted to do, that I am in control. I had no idea what she meant. She taught me healthy nutrition habits and exercise techniques. I was doing everything wrong before, and now, with Michelle, I was finally on the right track.
 
I am now a size "small" and have lost 95 pounds. I am better inside and out. I thrive with discipline and wake up with energy. I have passed this new healthy lifestyle on to my kids. In such a short period of time I have come to realize I can do whatever I want to do. The mirror is not my enemy anymore.

 

Margaret W.

Lost 35 pounds, 3 dress sizes & 10% body fat.
“Scott’s encouragement and patience has made all the difference.”
 

As I watched my weight and blood pressure climb I realized I wanted to be healthier, but the yo-yo pattern throughout my life was discouraging. My mother suffered from heart disease and diabetes, so I knew I had to take charge and become healthier, but it was a slow climb.  

With the encouragement of family and friends, I started training with GHF Personal Trainer Scott Larkin in July 2009. I started to see remarkable changes. I have lost over 35 pounds and three dress sizes. My body fat has dropped over 10 percent. I feel leaner and I know I am stronger. My endurance has improved, along with overall exercise performance, and my blood pressure is improved. With much continued support, my journey will continue. My commitment to a healthier life will include good choices and maintaining my diet and fitness program. Scott’s encouragement and patience has made all the difference.
 

Cheryl C.
Lost 25 pounds & 6 dress sizes in 6 months.
“This is the best I’ve ever felt!”
 
I have always been a fairly active person, but things changed when I took a desk job that required me to work late several hours a week. With these changes, including “the change,” I began to gain a few pounds and eventually began needing medication for high blood pressure, cholesterol and hypothyroid.

I finally reached the point when I knew I had to make some changes. I heard GHF Personal Trainer Laura Noyes speak about how exercise had made a difference in her life, and I started training soon after. I found out I was in the “obese” category and just how “out of shape” I had become.
I have had great results!! I never dieted; I just changed my way of eating. I lost 25 pounds over a period of about six months and my body fat is in the normal range. I have tone and definition in my body. I have cut my cholesterol medicine dosage in half, and I’m almost off my blood pressure medicine.  My doctor says I’m her model patient!  I’ve gone from a size 10 to a size 4.  I believe this is the best I’ve ever felt!
 


Kimmy C.
Dropped 5 dress sizes & lost 45 pounds. “I changed my life.”
 
It was a few months into my freshman year of college and everything just hit me. I was done with the struggle of being overweight, my resonant label as the “fat girl” in the group and not thinking I was good enough. 

I started training in a small group led by GHF Personal Trainer Nolle Graham. Week after week, Nolle gave me the focus and encouragement I needed to continue. My confidence boosted from my success, so my best friend and I started to train 2-on-1, which gave me greater courage and motivation. 

Eventually, I began training 1-on-1 with GHF Personal Trainer Charles Garrett. I was striving by myself for new, individual goals, and I was making even faster progress than I had ever done before. 

For me, losing weight is more than just dropping pant sizes and fitting into the coveted little black dress; it’s about creating self-fulfilling goals in life and having the ability to push my mind and body full throttle to achieve them. 
GHF Personal Training undoubtedly changed my life.  It broke me from my plateau and all the negative energy I had built up. My trainers have been there with me every step of the way.
 


Danielle C.
Dropped 5 dress sizes & 6.5 inches. “I found a new lease on life!”
 
There’s a point in a person’s weight loss journey when they wake up and get it. The light bulb goes off, and there is no stopping them. I had the determination of knowing I wanted to lose weight, but I always gave up. Being who I was seemed easier than working hard to get the results I wanted.
 
One day I agreed to work with my sister’s trainer at GHF, and it changed my life forever.
 
My trainer made me want to train. I found not only the strength to lift weights, but the strength within myself to know I could achieve all that I wanted. GHF Personal Trainer Nolle Graham stepped me up into the results-driven, next level that I never thought I would reach—but I did. I loved the gym and the two hours a week I spent with someone who genuinely cared about me, my success and my overall well-being.
 
I finally have this new life that I never thought I would have. I am who I was always meant to be. The internal motivation a person can get once they start seeing the results is amazing. Seeing the results of personal training is incredible!
 


Scott F.
“I’m pain free. GHF Personal Training has changed my life.”
 
After dealing with sciatic nerve pain for many years I started having knee pain. I was told I had a bad tear in the meniscus of my left knee, but nothing short of surgery would fix it.
 
I hobbled around for a year and a half and the pain got worse and worse. Between my sciatic nerve pain and my knee pain I was really out of commission. I virtually stopped doing any exercise. I knew I had to do something, but I did not want to have surgery.
 
In August 2008 I started training with GHF Personal Trainer Jim McCown. He had me warm up on the stationary bike during our first session, but after a minute I had to stop because I was in so much pain. Jim looked at me and said, “We have a lot of work to do.”
 
That day is when my life began to change. Within two months I was feeling much better. After five months I was pain free. Since working with Jim I have hiked rugged and strenuous trails in 30 national parks pain free. I know I couldn’t have done this without his help. GHF Personal Training has changed my life.



From Blah To A Blast!
I started personal training and working on my nutrition with two incredible trainers, Rod Clark and Robin Zukowski in November of 2009. When I first started, I was pretty skeptical about the whole process. Would I really lose weight? Could I be consistent enough? Would I eat well during the week and then blow it on the weekends? Well I did... I've lost 60 pounds, 32 total inches and I am down 4 dress sizes!

GHF Personal Training has helped transform my life from blah to a blast! I am still working at it every day and love trying new ways to stay active. I could not have done any of this without the support from my family, friends, and the GHF Personal Training family. Thanks everyone for helping me reach my goals!
Andrea M.




Exceeds My Expectations
I started training with Katie (Rue). after my trainer moved. She continually exceeds my expectations. I am seeing more immediate results. I will continue to train with her no matter what the investment!
Sara L.




Dramatic Changes
John (Carmean) has inspired me to make dramatic changes in my lifestyle. I look better and feel better. He uses the perfect amount of humor, concern and motivation and makes me look forward to my training sessions.
Molly K




What Mattered Most
It was not about how hard you (Charles G) worked me or how much body fat you helped me lose -- it was a different kind of support. You made me feel that I matter and that all would be okay, and you did so without ever saying a word.
Pamela R




Every Step of The Way
Michelle has been teaching me the proper way to run, encouraging me to enter a 5k and finding 5k's for me to enter. I finally entered one on the 13th and Michelle came to run with me! This was her own time! She stayed with me (when she could have won the whole thing), encouraged me every step of the race and stayed through the awards at the end. It was 37 degrees and very windy. She was freezing but more concerned about whether or not I was having a good experience than her own comfort. She is amazing!
Vandy T.




Enduring Results
The Endurance Team helped me to build confidence, strength, and achieve lifelong goals. Without their help and support I could have never accomplished what I had dreamed of. I gained endurance in a fun and friendly environment, and met people that were at my same training level. I would recommend the experience to anyone!
Whitney Nobles