Not worth the money or your dignity..
I bought a package of sessions from life body fitness.. WORST MISTAKE EVER.
Tiffany fired her trainers and signed them on as independent contractors, but my trainer Celeste (she was the BEST trainer, too bad she's GONE) didn't want to be an independent contractor... needless to say, I asked for a refund, but suddenly, my contract disappeared and I was locked out of the online system which showed my sessions. I've talked to other people and this happened to them too. I had to take them to court to get my money back!
I would recommend going to a different gym- one who uses ethical business practices!
As for the training itself, I was bounced around from trainer to trainer, until I landed with Celeste (too bad Tiffany FIRED her). I felt like a hot potato that nobody wanted to touch. The passive aggressive behavior of the trainers and the owner took me back to junior high school. I did not pay thousands of dollars for such absurd and childlike behavior from people I thought were professionals. Save yourself the trouble and look elsewhere.
Tom the triple threat trainer.. I started with Tom at lifeBODY fitness back in November of 2008. I wanted to shed the 45 pounds I had gained after delivering my last child, 4 YEARS AGO! I was 100% certain that a woman trainer would fit me best. I was completely wrong. If I had a magic wand and could create the perfect trainer, the result would be Tom. Tom is the triple threat trainer. He is experienced, constantly changing my workouts to keep them fresh and challenging. He is motivating, always encouraging me to continue even when I want to give up. He has personality, keeps the mood fun and entertaining. You will be hard pressed to leave a session with Tom without a smile on your face and a burn in your muscles.
Best trainers in town!. I have been training with Tom at Lifebodyfitness since november 2008, and have been amazed at the results that I have been seeing. Each time I train with Tom, he is innovative and always pushing me to my limits. I have had trainers from 24 hr fitness and bally's and have never been challenged nor seen results like I do with Tom. I would definitely recommend Lifebodyfitness to anyone who asks and especially Tom, since he is the BEST in town! Tuyen
great motivation!!. I work with Thomas at lifeBODY. He is incredibly knowledgeable, creative, and encouraging. My workouts are fun, motivating, and I felt results quickly. I'd reached a plateau, and then slipped a bit from my usual workout routine. Thomas helped me get quickly back on track. He pushes me hard, but makes it all fun. Instead of counting abdominal reps one day, he had me name as many different kinds of fruit that I could think of every time I did a sit up. That took my mind off the pain, made me smile, and helped me do MORE reps than before! Thomas is fantastic and his workouts are definitely worth the investment.
Awesome trainers, great experience!!. I've been working out with Tiffany for a few months, and she is very supportive and kicks my butt every time I go in. The workouts are always different so I'm never bored. I feel stronger and am working towards my goal. I also like the private atmosphere of the gym. It's a great place to go workout.
Knowledgable Personal Trainers!. I came to LifeBODYFitness hoping to gain some confidence back after a series of injuries and to help break my cycle of long sedentary work hours. After some bad gym experiences and not "clicking" with other trainers, I had almost given up and my motivation was low. In just a few months of working with Celeste (as well as the positive and friendly energy that comes from other trainers who are often present), I'm feeling like my body is strong again. I am looking forward to taking things up a notch.
If you want results, go to Life Body Fitness. I started training with Celeste in January to get in shape for my wedding (which was 3 weeks ago). Of all the trainers I've had in the past (6 to be exact), Celeste is by far the most knowledgeable and most creative trainer I've had. Every session is new and different - I NEVER get bored. I lost inches and toned up all over - everyone at my wedding commented and complimented me on my fit body. Celeste makes me work hard, but I am always excited to go in for my session because she is personable and encouraging. I recommend Life Body Fitness to anyone who is looking for a tough workout and a great atmosphere. Tiffany, the owner, is super nice and has created the perfect environment for a private, personal workout.
Best Fitness Place in Portland.
Several years ago, because of an injury to my back, I stopped exercising with the predictable weight gain result. When my pants stopped fitting I knew I had to do something.
Early this year I was searching for a fitness regime that would help get me back in shape without hurting my back. I interviewed several places such as the big fitness clubs and some pilates places and finally Life Body Fitness, a boutique personal training gym near downtown.
At the interview I was impressed for several reasons. First all the trainers have real training and background in fitness and health not just a passing interest in fitness and an hour's orientation to some fitness equipment. Second they engaged me in a real conversation about my goals and and asked to review my back problems before starting a training program. Finally, the people, Celeste in particular, are real, warm, helpful and knowledgeable.
Those were the factors that got me in the door.
But I stay because I am getting real results with an intelligent and varied program that keeps me challenged and rewarded. Celeste constantly introduces new exercises that keep me from getting bored, and hurt. She insures that I work all of the muscle groups. As I make progress she increases the difficulty of the workouts which keeps me engaged.
My wife and I are planning a month long trip in the fall and Celeste has designed a special workout program we can do while traveling so we don't lose the gains we have already made. A nice and very appreciated extra.
Would I recommend them? Absolutely and have recommended them to friends.
But I hope you stay away - I want to keep this wonderful place to myself!!!
PS That closet full of pants now fit wonderfully.
Great Personal Trainers. I work out with Celeste, and she is very adept at tailoring workouts to the individual. Her enthusiasm and varied routines makes me want to return. I'd highly recommend LifeBody Fitness if you want to get in shape.
Changed for the better!. I'd just turned 50 and was completely bummed about it! I'd been trying to lose weight on my own but quickly fell back into old habits. I'd drive by lifebodyfitness every day on my way to work and often wondered what it would be like to hire a personal trainer. I finally walked in on a Friday with a specific goal and on Monday was beginning a 5 day a week, 12 week program to lose weight, get fit, and be in good health and spirits! Tiffany's program included following a specific diet (and keeping a diary of everything I ate) and weight training mixed with cardio. After 15 weeks I've lost 18 lbs. (my husband's lost 25 lbs. by simply following the diet plan!) and about 10 inches total (and gone from a size 12 to a size 8!) But that's just the mechanics -- the real joy is spending half an hour with Tiffany every day as she motivates, encourages, and expertly guides you through the sessions, crafting exercises to meet your specific needs and abilities, joking, laughing, and even counting reps in Italian to distract you from the pain! Her staff of trainers and the other customers are also great fun to be around, which makes it such a rewarding time. Best decision I ever made and well-worth the commitment!
Thank you for your story and the kind words. Every day has been better than the last while working with you, even the days that you've been struggling either emotionally or physically, to get through the workout. You've stuck with it through the hard times and I'm so glad I could be there for you to help you get through. Keep it up! - Tiffany
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