I have had a lot of personal trainers over the years, but Charlie is the best. THE BEST! I was very skeptical at first - when I hear "women's gym" I think of "Curves". I wanted a real no-nonsense workout and a great trainer to get me in shape and help me feel strong and positive about my body. I called Charlie and signed up for a private session almost a year ago. I have been working out with him twice per week since then and it has been the best decision I made in 2015. As a private coach Charlie offers exactly what I need:
- Positive and strict workout regimen
- Huge variety of challenging workouts
- Charlie gave me my first boxing lesson and it was a butt kicker....as is pretty much everything he does.
He varies my "routine" a lot so that there is no chance of me getting bored. His workouts are not gimmicky - lots of cool exercises on TRX, weights, body weight resistance, interval training, innovative ways to include battle rope exercises, etc. Also, a couple months after starting our workouts I got pregnant and I have been able to continue to work out with him (I am 33 weeks now). He has gradually adjusted our sessions, but I still feel that I have been able to maintain my strength and am excited to return to our hard core training sessions following the delivery. So, whether you are an accomplished athlete or are trying to get in shape, Charlie will help you achieve your goals.
-Charlie motivates me to do more and achieve more without being a jerk about it. He has pretty much figured out how much I will push myself and then nudges me just a bit beyond it. He has a great sense of humor, provides excellent corrections to make sure that my form is good and the workout continues to be challenging. He is very attentive to my needs, except when I am to hold a push-up position - watch out! That 45 second hold can become a 90 second hold...
-I have also taken classes with Charlie and they are just as challenging (if not more so) as the private sessions. He has assembled an amazing group of women - hard working and funny. Don't feel that you need private sessions to get in shape. Join one of his classes and you will see results just as fast.
-Most importantly, Charlie is extremely reliable. I have had many trainers who wouldn't show up on time, cancel at the last minute, have various degrees of commitment to my workouts from one day to the next. This is definitely not the case with Charlie. He is like clockwork - hardworking, consistent and is 100% committed to making sure that you get the most out of your hour with him.
I am grateful to have found Charlie last year and I highly recommend that you try out his classes too. You won't be disappointed.