What people are saying about Phoenix Fitness Denver
Success I've Never Seen Before
“I’ve struggled with my weight most of my life. I have tried a variety of workout class and diets and nothing was working for me. I saw my health and therefore my quality of life decreasing and as a result I was missing out on life and experiences. I knew I had to make a dramatic change so I decided to have the gastric sleeve which helped me to lose over 90 pounds. But the surgery was just the first step to my lifestyle change. Exercise and healthy eating was going to have to be a focus in my daily life. I knew finding a trainer that was patient, dedicated and had a good understanding of weight loss surgery was going to vital to my success. This is one of the reasons I hired Geof. The fact that he understood why I was hesitant to start working out and was willing to sit down and work on a plan (that we change and update as my goals change) has really helped me stay successful. I’ve been working with him now consistently for over 18 months and in the time I have achieved goals that I previously thought were unattainable, I’ve learned to hold myself accountable and found enjoyment in health and exercises. Personally training can be expensive investment but your success is just as important to Geof as it is to you and what I have gotten back from that investment has made me a happier more active person. Geof is willing to put in so much extra work to keep on your path of success. Since I have been working at Phoenix Fitness I’ve surpassed my initial fitness goals and have reached achievements that I previously thought were unattainable. Working with Geof has been an investment that has paid off tenfold.”
- Suzanne Bates
Kept Me Going!
- ★★★★★“I have been overweight most all my life and I’ve tried many different diets and workout routines with no real long term success. I just kept gaining weight to the point where it was hard for me to walk or even go from sitting to standing. So in December 2008 I had gastric bypass surgery. Since that time it has been a very long journey of learning about myself, removing bad habits and building an entire new, healthier lifestyle. When I moved to Colorado I knew I needed to get a personal trainer to help me continue on my weight loss journey. I had heard about Phoenix Fitness and how they work with weight loss surgery clients, so I met with Geof and we spent over an hour talking with him about my needs, goals and limitations and how he could help me not just sustain but improve on my health and lifestyle. Geof has been my personal trainer for 3 years now and in that time I have made some big and positive changes to my life thanks in part to his continued efforts. It hasn’t been all easy and found myself falling back into old habits especially at the beginning of working with him. When this would happen Geof would always try to give me a few strategies to try to make a change away from the bad habits which, when I followed through with them, put me on a better and healthier path. In addition to this since working with Geof my fear and uncertainty of gyms in general have gone away. It has been good for me to have someone who not just understood my fears of the gym/working out, and fear of not being able to succeed but take that fear and turn it around. I now feel comfortable and confident going to the gym which in turn has made my overall fitness that much better. I really believe that the investment I have made working with Geof has paid off in many positive ways.”- Tonia H.
The Structure I Needed
“Working with Geof on my weight loss journey has provided the structure, challenge and encouragement I’ve needed. I always look forward to my sessions and I feel good when I launch off to the next part of my day. I’m crazy busy with family, work and volunteer commitments. Committing to myself by working with Geof has kept me sane and on-track. He’s flexible, professional, and sincere and it is an investment I’m making in ME!”
- Maureen E.
“I have been training with Geof for 4 months. I love that he works with people that are beginners to exercise and weight training and/or people just getting back into after taking years off. He tailors the routine to your fitness level and always gives you just enough push to continuously improve. He helps hold you accountable to outside diet and cardio goals. The gym is private, and you never feel intimidated working out in the space. It is very inclusive and welcoming”
- Kim S
“Geof meets you where ever you are in your current stage of health/fitness. He carefully crafts a plan for you based upon YOUR goals. He gently guides you to through the process of regaining your health. I have been with Geof for over a year now and am stronger physically than I have been in decades. I highly recommend Geof.”
- Mary A.
“I’ve been working out with Geof for about 8 months now and am thrilled with my progress. His approachable, laid-back style meshes well with my personality, and makes fitness feel less intimidating for me. No barking orders or muscle-bound dudebros here - just a down-to-earth, supportive environment. As a bariatric surgery patient, I was especially concerned about finding someone who was understanding of the changes I was going through both physically and mentally, and Geof has far exceeded my expectations in this regard. He is well-educated on the procedure I had, and has given me gentle, encouraging pushes to make fitness part of my overall health. The facility itself isn’t fancy or intimidating; in fact, much of what you’ll do here are things that you can easily do at home as well, using resistance bands, hand weights, or big inflatable balls. Geof’s goal is to equip you to be able to take what you’ve learned and do it on your own... without a lifetime of commitment to his services. How many other personal trainers are working to get you independent of their services?! All in all, an excellent training experience for those who are new to or returning to working out. I’d recommend him to anyone!”
- Stephanie P