Campbell >Training Specialist
Tough, but an Excellent Trainer.
I trained with M back in November 2005 for a month. I lost 19 pounds in that short time just by following his workout plan and keeping track of my food journal. I never went back due to my own personal issues. It had nothing to do with M personally. About a year later, I tried another trainer who was recommended by a friend. She was okay, but she didn't make me accountable for what I ate. It's like she didn't really care about that part of my life. M is an awesome trainer and he's right. If you want to be successful in your weight loss journey, life change, etc., you definitely need to have that COMMITMENT that he mentioned. You need to be ready to bring your "A GAME" on when working out with him. He holds you accountable for what you're eating or putting in your body. He cares! Yes, He will push you to the limit, but it's for your own benefit. He's there to help you achieve your weight loss goals. It's not gonna come easy, come on people.
My husband is thinking about working out with M. I told him to do it. He's great!
Why would you want to work out with someone who's gonna be easy on you and not push you? Doesn't make sense. Keep up the good work M! Don't let a few bad reviews bring ya down.
easy plan to follow.
i lost 38 lbs in 12 and 1/2 weeks. had to change my lifestyle though! That was tough. He knows how to get the job done! Try to do what he asks, but trust that he knows what he is doing and that he has your best intrests at heart. i think it would be foolish not to give him a chance. especiallly if you are struggling with losing weight or you have some ailments that can be fixed by getting off your lazy bum! Like Me : )
We are here for you M, always. I am not very good at these things so i will be as short and to the point as possible. I have been with the training specialist now for 4 years. I originally came to him thru a referral who lost 70 lbs in like 6 months. I was amazed to say the least. My goal was not as big. i wanted to lose 30 lbs and work to get my physical health back. I have a very stressful job and i have to travel all the time. you can imagine how tough it is to take care of yourself when you are running from meeting to meeting and airport to airport. after meeting him and sitting with him in a consultation i left his place knowing that this person was just the answer i was looking for. In 3 months i lost the 30 lbs. It was not easy at all. More importantly he taught me how to manage my lifestyle and showed the importance of taking care of myself before i could actually take care of anything else. In doing so i realized that nothing in my world would collapes if i just took the time to take care of me first before i went into the world to help others. M it has 4 years and my life and this world have become such a better place now knowing that people like yourself, who are dedicated to helping others are out there willing to help. You have impacted my life to the point where i feel now that i can accomplish anything. Don't put your heart into the nay sayers. It is obvious they lack the committment and integrity you needed to help them and when it went wrong you had to take the heat. You are a great Coach and a man who knows how to inspire people to thier full potential. I wish we could bottle your passion for what you do and sell to the world. I will always be at your side. your friend AO!
a message from the training specialist. my career has spanded over 14 years. it has been filled with some great ups and some great downs aswell. when you have help over thousands of people regain thier health and change thier entire lifestyles, you will always run into a select few who just do not understand the COMMITTMENT it takes to perform such a radical transformation. i am not a trainer. i am a transformation specilaist who specializes in health related conditons and a person who has dedicated his life to ruling out obesity and diabetes in both children and adults. Becuse i do not advertise, if you came to me for help, its due to a referral of a person who utilized my services and recieved tremendous results. AFTER ALL IT IS GREAT RESULTS THAT YOU WANT! it is obvious you did not hear them when they explained to you about the dedication you would need to be successful. after 14 years and about roughly 2800 or so clients later i have finally run into my first 6 bad reviews. not good, but 6 out of 2800 or so is not bad. I know who all of you are, easy to tell, real easy. you have forgotten the second half of all your stories as to why you were all terminated. you all forgot to bring the one thing to me that you were told in your private consultations that you needed to have to be successful. YOUR COMITTMENT! You chose to continue drinking alcohol, you would not eat the right foods to lose weight, you would not do the cardio sessions and your record keeping in your journals was terrible. you made excuses and you took no personal accountability for your own actions and you expected weight loss miracles from me while you self sabotaged your success. you made aggresive sexual inuendos at me while i was training your husband and your child. i will not stand for any of it. so now you attack my company, character and professionalism in a way that allows you to hide. Some things just do not change like taking personal responsibility when it is so easy to point the finger at someone else. stay strong.
helped save my life and my marriage. if it was not for this company, i would not be where i am today. this man found me when i was at the lowest point in my life. over weight unhappy with low self esteem and a wife getting ready to head out the door. i felt as if my world was getting ready to cave in. his program was just what i needed to get me thru. see i have had control over everything in my life except my own health. I guess i needed someone to care about me cause i was just not caring enough about myself. long story short in 14 weeks i lost and incredible 45 lbs while dropping my body fat percentage 17%. I also added 8 lbs of muscle which help big time. more importantly i learned how to eat and how to excercise right for the rest of my life. it is thru his program that i gained all the confidence in my self and my abilities to be able to take my own life back. Today my wife loves me more as i have learned to appreciate her in a way i was ignoring in the past. my kids love my energy and i feel i can contribute more to thier lives with my new found lifestyle. my confidence and my attitude now are swelling and i am just generally a much happier person. i will no longer give second rated efforts and make passionless attempts toward life and the people i love. i never thought losing 45 lbs would open my eyes up the way that it has. i am only left to say that if it is results that you want and you are committed to your own cause this is the place where you want to be. Ignore the angry comments. these people were probably lazy and very uncommitted and instead of taking accountability they blamed him. It is not easy but then again easy has never paid such great benefits in such a short period. you rock training specialist, i am forver in your debt!
Anger Managment Classes would be helpful!.
I'm so amazed at how many people have had the same experience. I thought I was the only one who experienced this trainer's inability to be patient. I even started to think there was something wrong with me personally. I can't help but feel that maybe this trainer has some very emotional and psychological issues that somehow diffuse into anger... Just to sum up some of the experiences I had with him:
1. I was not allowed to ask any questions about my meal plan nor my work out plan.
2. If I were to ask questions I got yelled at and talked down to and basically made to feel really stupid.
3. He acted like he cared so much and gave some sad story as to how he got to where he's at. If you can handle that snake like salesman type of person, then you might want to try this guy out.
4. He's accessive with training to a point where he thinks he's training you for the Olympics.
5. VERY MOODY! You never know what you're going to get when you walk in there so you dread going in.
6. Very inappropriate language: "Move your arms closer to your t*ts" - VERY UNPROFESSIONAL! I would've been okay with a comment like "Move your arms closer to your chest".
Bottom line: There can only be one explanation for his attiude - steroids maybe?
Out of Control!. This trainer is out of control! He has the right idea - knows what he's doing as far as the training goes - but lacks in the ability to work with you on a level headed basis if you don't understand your nutrition or how to do something - you will definitely be yelled at and treated as a child - and probably kicked out of his studio. So if you're able to do what your told to do and don't ask any questions you'll do just fine. He needs work on his communicating skills and working with the client instead of against the client. Good Luck.
Mixed bag of nuts.
While this guy can be a nice trainer on certain days, he can be equally bad on others. It's almost like he suffers from semi-permanent PMS.............. he is very tempermental and moody. He takes everything very personally and acts like everyone who trains with him is competing for Mr. Universe title. If you deviate slightly from your diet or exercise plan, he throws a hissy fit!
He pays meticulous attention to one's form and pushes very hard. At times he pushes too hard and is a drill sargeant........much to his own detriment since he alienates his customers very quickly.
Bottomline- great trainer, cheesy businessman, passive/aggressive sales guy.
His tactics are weird and he can get very emotional if you do not buy his story and continue for another month. If you leave him a voice mail stating that you do not want to continue, you WILL get a nasty voice mail message from him!
This guy is an insane, moody fool. While he is a great personal trainer, his personality and mood swings are completely psycho and irritational.
That being said, if you like being yelled at, he is a good trainer.
Meticulous Attention to Form. I found the Training Specialist through an acquaintance who had undegone an amazing physical transformation after losing 50+ pounds while training at this center. After several months, I have undergone my own transformation with a loss of 30+ pounds and counting. I have more muscle tone and definition than I would have dreamed possible. I have observed other clients achieve results. The program is tough, demanding and varied. The program requires you to give just a little more physically and mentally then you think is possible. And along the way, meticulous attention will be paid to your form and performance of the exercises.
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