Committed to Your Long-Term Success. As a NWPT client since March 2008 (thanks to my wife, who enrolled me in a trial membership), I am seeing great results -- more strength and muscle mass, reduced body fat, improved cardio fitness, and higher energy levels. I'm also getting a lot more enjoyment from my outdoor activities (running, biking, hiking, skiing). The programs and services offered by NWPT are evolving constantly in response to client feedback. The group classes never seem "routine." While workouts range from challenging to ... um ... extreme (e.g., Ted's Outdoor Boot Camp), the atmosphere is always friendly and fun with plenty of good humor. As other reviewers have noted, NWPT is like Cheers -- a place where everyone knows your name. I appreciate that the owners of NWPT are community-minded; their corporate citizenship is a significant point of pride for Vancouver. Most importantly, I feel that the trainers are committed to their clients' success over the long term. They provide the right amount of encouragement and motivation along with helpful guidance on exercise and nutrition. Special thanks to three of the trainers who have made a positive and lasting impact on my life -- Kristin, Ted and Kara. You are terrific!
Yes, NWPT works.
In ten months, the professional team at NWPT have transformed my husband and me from a "couch potato" and a "bookworm" into a couple who loves to exercise.
Together with the help of NWPT's rock-solid trainers we've lost over thirty pounds and 25+ inches on the tape measure. We've been educated, motivated, encouraged, challenged and supported so well that we look forward to our twice weekly workouts at NWPT's exceptional fitness studio. Not every trainer has matched our personality, how could that possibly be, but we've been fortunate to find multiple matches to give us a variety of workout experiences while we tone up and trim down. Leah Minick has been our most dedicated taskmaster and we'd recommend her to anyone who needs a fitness role-model with a gentle touch. Ted Schatz keeps the tone light and mixes it up for a great all-over workout. Becky Edgren is great with partner training - balancing strength with endurance for male/female duos. Kristin Healey has a knack for workouts that sneak up on us the next day in a "hurts so good" kind of way.
If you're considering calling or visiting NWPT, I would encourage you not to wait - get in touch with their divine Customer Service team and see for yourself that this is a truly unique pathway to better health.
Northwest Personal Training & Derrick Delay.
Derrick Delay has changed my life! I will always, always remember our first session. He was funny! He made exercise fun! And it was so obvious that he absolutely knew what he was doing! Now, 2-1/2 years later, he is still funny and still makes it fun. And those 2-1/2 years of entertainment have resulted in my having a totally different body. How cool is that!? The sessions are always different, creative and very entertaining. I cannot believe how having a great personal trainer has changed my life. Not only did I lose three dress sizes and am in the best shape I have ever been in; but at 59, I just finished my first sprint triathlon! Derrick’s wealth of knowledge about nutrition and health makes our sessions a continual learning process for me. His continual encouragement and never-ending positive attitude allows me to think that I am capable of everything. And his brutal but fun workouts have made it so that I now participate at an athletic level I never would have dreamed of. I am so, so fortunate to have Derrick as a personal trainer and a friend.
The trainers at Northwest Personal Training are the very best of the very best. You will never, ever be sorry that you started going there. If you are lucky enough to get Derrick as your trainer…. Then what can I say, you are just very lucky!
Get In Shape!!!. Listen folks...I had been working out religiously for over 20 years. Began in the gym as a junior in high school and never stopped. Approaching my late-30s, the nagging pains and injuries increased. Decided to try something new and visited NW Personal Training. Well...by the end of the first month (2 sessions/week), my body was feeling better than at anytime in the previous 20-years!!! Felt great mentally too! Nagging pains were gone, strength and flexibility improved dramatically. Continue to train with both Ted Schatz and Rob Cloke, and couldn't ask for better. These guys are fantastic!
A great choice.
I have been working with Leah for four months and I am so pleased with the results. She is extremely understanding and listens to and hears what I am saying. I recently arrived for a training session and told her because of a medical condition I couldn?t do any cardio or exercises using chest muscles. I should have told her in advance but didn?t think of it until I arrived. She didn?t miss a beat, just changed the workout she had planned for me and worked other areas. It has been wonderful having someone who adapts my workout for me. I have worked out in gyms for years but never had this level of personal attention. In the past, trainers have always expected me to adapt to their regime, with maybe a few minor adjustments. I truly believe that Leah has my best interests in mind.
In addition to training with Leah, I also have Allison, a registered dietician at NWPT to thank. She is very encouraging and helped me step up my nutrition to a healthier level. Despite my medical limitations I have lost over 20 lbs, but more importantly inches and body fat. I have received many compliments from family, friends, and co-workers.
The entire staff has been kind and helpful. The workbook helped me tremendously. I am so glad I chose NWPT. It has made, and is making, a huge difference in my life.
Kristin is GREAT!. NWPT is a great place to get back into shape and to remain fit. I have been working out with Kristin for a few years, she is very knowledgable about fitness and listens to your needs and desires. Everyone who works out at NWPT may complain during the workouts but we all agree that we feel GREAT when we leave.
The best group of trainers. Going to NW Personal Training is sort of like going to your local pub because you know everyone. On the other hand, it is sort of different since it is all about the workout and getting results. These guys will definately have you pushing yourself so that your workouts become more effective. I would recommend this place to anyone with any level of fitness from novice to a seasoned die hard. They have something up their sleeve that will challenge anyone.
Derrick@NW Personal Training is the best!. Derrick incorporates the physical workout with his unique personality and humor. He is very knowledgeable about body mechanics, health, and the strength we need in order to fight off aging. Trust me on this one: he is the best, and you will make progress immediately. Additionally, the facilities are very "health focused", and do not have the feel of a "king kong training yard" or a singles scene. This is the place for normal people who want to be healthier.
Get ready to change your life.
I started my transformation a little over two years ago with Northwest Personal Training. I had my second child 8 months prior to starting and felt like I was ready to start my body makeover. My first appointment was spent assesing my body composition, goals, and exercise likes and dislikes. They really tried to figure out what was motivating to me. NWPT is big on challenges; they offer different activities to help you set short but attainable fitness goals. My transformation started by jumping from challenge to challenge every 6 weeks. I couldn't wait to see what was on the agenda next. My fantastic trainer TED SCHATZ has been instrumental in helping me to see my own potential. He encourages me to challenge myself....I am surprised at how strong and lean he has helped me to become. He has always believed that I am an athlete, and now I believe it to.
The big chain gyms have trainers as well, and I can speak from personal experience, when you compare the two training appointments there is a world of difference. I have found the knowledge base, educational experience, and continuing education opportunities for the trainers at NWPT make this the place to invest your fitness dollars. These trainers are light years ahead of the competition--thanks to Alex and Sherri for hiring such great trainers and keeping them up to speed on the latest tools and techniques. These folks really are the best!
Time & Gravity May Still Triumph in the End. . ..
but one need not give up prematurely! Help is out there, even if, like me, you identify more closely with a slug than an Olympic athlete.
I'm a Boomer, an artist, and an intellectual. Ive had a life-long aversion to exercise. I should spend my precious leisure time in boring, sweaty, repetitive activities that leave me feeling as lithe and graceful as a sack of cement?
Then I came into my fifties. And one morning, my denial system finally failed. I wasnt having a bad dayI had become a consistently grumpy collection of tweaks and twinges and unsightly jiggling, of lower back stiffness, shoulder tightness, protesting knees, a saggy butt, and those dreaded flabby, floppy triceps. I couldnt stand on one foot and brush my teeth at the same time. I couldnt jog from here to the corner without feeling like I was gonna lose my lunch. My body had become an annoying neighborhood in which I no longer wanted to reside. I hurt all the time, and felt a lot of despair.
Luckily, I found this place. Now, a few years later, approximately 97.3% of my daily aches and pains have vanished. Everything is tighter and firmer. Ive dropped 2 sizes. I can balance atop an exercise ball with my eyes closed. OK, that last sentence is a total lie, but every other word Ive written is true. This, too, is the truth: 2 weeks ago, in Trader Joes, a good-looking man in his thirties stopped me in the pasta aisle. Forgive me if this is inappropriate, he said, but I have to tell you, you look so hot in that dress.
I almost kissed his noodles.
This would NOT have happened to me if I hadnt made that first somewhat nerve-wracking call to NWPT. I was afraid I would be made to feel weak and inadequate and ashamed. The opposite turned out to be the case. The trainers here are a great bunchrespectful, knowledgeable, and kind. I've worked with many of them and like them all. Kristin has been my main gal, though, and I adore her. She is always encouraging and understanding. I never feel pushed beyond my physical OR mental capacity, yet here I am 3.5 years later with a better life than I ever expected I would have. I no longer exist Advil to Advil. I can easily hoist a 25-lb bag of grout or groceries up onto a counter. I can spend a day planting shrubs without spending the night on an ice pack. I can say YES when Im invited to hike in the hills with friends. I get compliments from strange men, and normal ones too. Its a bloody miracle, is what it is. Showing up for that first free appointment at Northwest Personal Training was one of the smartest things Ive ever done for myself. Id recommend this place to anyone looking to do a good thing for her body, her mind, and her life.
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