SARAH NEWBURY

PERSONAL TRAINER – MICHAEL RANGEL

IMG_0467“Mikey has a heart for personal training and helping people succeed. In the last 4 months, he has helped me in more ways than just seeing results. Having a personal trainer comes with many benefits. You create a friendship, you have a coach, you create a habit of going to the gym, and you have fun. In result, you see results if you work hard enough. I have never been able to stick to going to the gym on my own, which is why I partnered with Mikey. He constantly checked in on me making sure I was on track to meeting my goals. Although sometimes I didn’t feel like going to the gym, I had Mikey counting on me to not only be physically there but to kill the workout he had planned for me. The workouts Mikey planned always kept me guessing. The programs he designed help me maximize results. Were they always fun? No. Did I always feel better after doing them? YES! In our first 7-week program, I was able to gain a lot of muscle and strength throughout my body. My maxes went up tremendously in each muscle group by the end of the program. Let me tell you how great of a feeling it was to know you went up 65 pounds on your squat in 7 weeks! The main thing Mikey has taught me through our time training was to never give up and to keep pushing until the end. It was always a mind over matter for me. If you’re looking for a personal trainer who won’t give up on your and will help you achieve any goal you’re looking at conquering, Mikey is your guy!”


MORGAN SCHNEIDER

PERSONAL TRAINER – BRADLEY CAMPION

“Joining THRC and deciding to train with Brad is probably one of the greatest decisions I’ve ever made. 8 months ago, I would have laughed if someone told me that I would one day look forward to going to the gym, but I can honestly say that I wake up excited to go to whatever workout I have planned for that day! Prior to joining THRC, I had lost 60 pounds on my own and was seriously burnt out. I was so bored with my workouts and was ready to give up, but Brad helped change that! Not only did he encourage me to go to group fitness classes and change up my routine, but I truly felt like he believed in my ability to do those things. I’ve had trainers in the past who I feel like were just there because they had to be, but Brad has seriously shown that he cares and wants me to succeed. Every workout is catered to me with my goals in mind and varies each day depending on how I’m feeling. Brad pushes me to do things that I never thought were possible and I can honestly say that I walk away after each session feeling better than I did when I walked in.

I have been training with Brad for about 5 months now and am down almost 90 pounds since we started! My muscle mass has increased dramatically and my body fat has decreased by 13%. I seriously have never felt better in my life!

Not only does Brad care about what goes on inside the gym, but what happens outside the gym as well. He helps me out with nutrition and he has been a constant supporter in that too. Finding a healthy balance has always been a struggle of mine, but Brad has always been there to help with whatever I need without judging me in any way.

I can’t say that this journey has been a breeze. There have been great days and there have been days when I wanted to give up, but Brad has honestly been there as a constant encourager and has pushed me to keep going and accomplish my goals. It is an understatement to say that Brad is an amazing trainer. Seriously, TRAIN WITH HIM.

So happy to be a part of THRC fam and I can’t wait to see what is to come!”


AJ AYALA

PERSONAL TRAINER – BRADLEY CAMPION

“Hello AJ Ayala here! My weight loss journey started about a year ago, at 320+ lbs and growing I knew I needed to make a big life change to live a fuller life and avoid what would have been certain medical issues.

I decided to join THRC mid-December with goals to continue my weight loss and to gain muscle mass. After losing a good amount of weight I felt my weight loss starting to plateau and even more concerning was under all that unhealthy mass was a definite lack of muscle. I had flabby arms, underdeveloped shoulders and no chest muscles to speak of.

I began my personal training sessions with Bradley in March, and my transformation started to take leaps and bounds forward. Bradley is an amazing personal trainer, that has been invaluable in navigating me even passed my own personal goals. Being overweight my whole life I set my original goal weight to 240 lbs (the weight I was my junior year in high school) thinking that would be great. Bradley’s encouragement, knowledge of physical fitness and nutrition that has fueled our sessions has pushed me way beyond my own goals. I am currently the fittest I have ever been (210lbs with body fat loss and muscle mass gains). At the end of each session I always feel a great sense of accomplishment because I know I had a great workout and had pushed myself further than I would by working out alone. When my personal training session ran out I was quick to renew because I am thrilled with my progress, excited to see what can be achieved and know Bradley will get me to my best self and believes in my potential.


SOPHIA GARZA

PERSONAL TRAINER – BRADLEY CAMPION

“After some enthusiastic prompting from my husband, I signed up for yet another gym membership. I met with Brad for a training session to re-familiarize myself with the gym and to see where I would be starting from. His energy and cheering during that session left me feeling excited about getting stronger and healthier. I was quite disappointed in how weak I had become, not even being able to walk on the treadmill without both hands firmly planted on the grab bars. Brad would talk about how soon enough I would be running. Now, I am not only running but consistently bettering my time and speed. I am getting stronger. feeling better and looking better. Brad pushes with encouragement and reminds me how much better I am.

When we talk about my nutrition, he gives me suggestions. He encourages better choices without making me feel like I failed.

I must admit, I like the compliments from friends and family (especially those I haven’t seen since before we started), I look forward to check-ins for progress and I know it has come from working hard and not giving up. There was no quick fix pill involved, just lots of sweat and a few tears.

I look forward to each session knowing that he will be right there talking me out of the doubts in my head and pushing me to continue to be better.”


RICHARD COMSTOCK

PERSONAL TRAINER – BLAKE BOWMAN

RichardComstock“About 6 years ago my life was very different. I was morbidly Obese and life hurt. I even had a doctor tell me that I would most likely be dead in 5 years if I didn’t change. I started on a weight loss journey, and quite frankly did pretty well by myself. On my own, I had lost about 150 pounds or so, but I was always on the “roller coaster” ride with my weight. I joined THRC because I knew something had to give. I was content to do a few exercises here and there, get on the treadmill, and give myself the pass that at least I went to the gym. Over time the weight came off, but I still didn’t have the “LIFE” changing moment with my workouts and progress. Then I started working out with a trainer, which seemed to help a lot. As life does, some things started to change, and so did my trainer….I HAD NO IDEA WHAT I WAS IN FOR.
I worked out with Blake for a few months before my contract ended, and he taught me so much in that time. The weight started dropping, and he really started pushing me out of my comfort zone. He never let me doubt myself or give up. Even in my own workouts, I could still hear him telling me “Man up, Richard, you got this!!!” When my contract ended I felt that I could handle it on my own, and I did for over a year. Slowly, I noticed that I wasn’t making the progress that I wanted, so I signed up again. When I signed up I was asked, “Do you know who you want to work with?”, and without hesitation, Blake was the first word out of my mouth. I look forward to our sessions each week, and he really motivates me to become a better version of myself.
I am down about 245 pounds from my highest weight, and I feel AWESOME. I am doing things that I never thought possible. My goal is to lose my last 40 pounds this year, and I know that Blake can help me do that.
I hope my story inspires other people that were in my situation. I want them to know that they are not doomed to exist, but they can actually LIVE, and I know that Blake and the folks at THRC can help you do that. The best part about this gym is that you actually feel like you belong. There is no judgment here, and everyone here does a great job keeping you encouraged and motivated. The first step, get here and let life begin.”


ASHLEY OGLETREE

Screen Shot 2015-07-23 at 7.48.05 PM“I have been training for almost a year. Within that year, they have helped me meet and beat many goals of mine and helped me through a plateau in my weight loss journey. After a year of losing weight, and down 55 pounds, I hit a wall and the weight wasn’t dropping off. THRC helped me switch up my eating plan and with guidance, I pushed through the plateau. The weight started to drop off again, and I am down another 20 pounds!

They helped me achieve one of my biggest goals yet: to run a half-marathon. I never thought I could do it but they kept pushing me and telling me I could. They had faith in me even when I did not. Also, their workouts for me are catered to what I need and they are designed to help me achieve my fitness goals!”

 


ANGELA ARTERITANO

PERSONAL TRAINER – BLAKE BOWMAN

Angela Arteritano“Blake is by far the best trainer I’ve had. I struggled at gyms for so many years, trying to find a trainer that would actually help me achieve my goals. Blake always has the best spirit and motivation to work hard towards your goals.

I Trained with him for about six months, before I moved to another state; and that time I was able to accomplish so much, with his guidance I was able to lower my body fat levels and increase muscle, to a point where in a moment I wasn’t losing as much weight but kept having to buy cl othes one size smaller. I felt amazing, and for the first time ever I was actually achieving my weight loss goals.

I live in Indiana now, short after I stop training with Blake I got pregnant, and I can’t thank Blake enough, because thanks to his training through those six months I started my pregnancy in a great shape; I’ve been active throughout my pregnancy, feeling great, and the most important my baby girl is healthy and growing, thanks to this new healthy lifestyle. Training with Blake not only helped achieved my goals during those six months, but it changed my lifestyle, and I am now able to continue with a healthy routine on my own.”


CRAIG JENSEN

Craig Jensen“Dear THRC folks,
I have long been aware of THRC as I live on McCarty Lane and have passed it innumerable times on my way to I-35. I always wondered what it was like inside, but never bothered to stop and check it out.

My daughter, Leigh Ann, after moving back to San Marcos, joined THRC in August 2014. She also signed a 6 month, 2 training classes per week agreement. Sometime around March or April of this year, her progress had become very noticeable. She had transformed herself into peak physical form.

Leigh Ann and I work together in my business and I casually mentioned that maybe I should join the gym and get a trainer. My work requires standing all day and operating heavy hand bookbinding equipment and at 64 years old I was having lots of lower and upper back pain and knee problems.

After lots of hemming and hawing and some not-so-subtle encouragement from Leigh Ann, I finally got myself over to THRC to check out the particulars of gym membership and training contracts. On June 15 I signed up with three sessions per week. 2 1/2 months later, and all I can say is WOW. I have lost 16 pounds. My back and knee pains have nearly disappeared and I feel great. They conduct themselves professionally and they have been very successful in motivating me to do my best. They have a thorough knowledge of technique and are very careful to make sure that I use correct form to avoid injuries. While I was already eating healthy food when I started, the coaching on diet and nutrition has helped me to scale my eating for building the body I want and need in order to continue my work and to better enjoy my life.

One more thing about THRC. I love the great mix of people, both young and old and everything in between. I have never once felt intimidated or uncomfortable.
Thanks, THRC!

Sincerely,
Craig Jensen

PS: The before picture below is me in May 2015 at a Lechonera in Puerto Rico. The after pic was taken at the gym August 31.”


NATALIA HERRERA

PERSONAL TRAINER – BLAKE BOWMAN

Natalia Herrera“Blake was my trainer for almost ten months, and it was a great journey! He helped me change my lifestyle. He motivated me to put in the work not only during our sessions but also outside of them, because results will not be seen only through sessions (he makes sure clients understand that). He got me involved in group classes, interval and TRX training, which is now one of my favorite things. Because of Blake, my lifestyle has completely changed. I now lift every day and am an overall athletic person.

Blake makes sure his clients are not sacrificing form for a heavier weight. He made certain that I understood what muscles were being used in each exercise. He taught me eccentric and concentric movements. He teaches his clients little tips that will make the biggest difference in one’s workout and pretty soon they become everyday habits.

Just in three months of working with Blake, I was able to drop my body fat percentage from 32.1 to 28.7; my weight also dropped a significant amount from 169 lbs to 157 lbs. Along with the motivation he gives during sessions, Blake always wants to know how you feel the day after; he becomes more than just your trainer! He also asks his clients if they are seeing results and are happy with his training and with themselves. He asks for one’s input so he can become a better trainer for each specific client because he personalizes his training according to each client.

Because of Blake, I discovered a huge passion for health and fitness that I did not know existed. He helped me achieve goals and helped me improve myself both physically and mentally. I use something Blake has taught me every day that I go to the gym, and because of him, I continue to see greater progress.”


JENNIFER MOODY

Screen Shot 2015-07-23 at 8.10.44 PM“Simply put THRC has been a game changer!

I have been training 3 times a week for over a year. When we began, they immediately took an active interest in my goals. They are always conscious of how I am feeling – I suffer from various maladies – and I’m constantly asked questions to get a feel for how they can best help me. My workouts are always perfectly tailored to my status, and if something isn’t working for me, they immediately change it to something that will. I have never come away from a session in anything but a great mood, feeling accomplished and stronger. They have pushed me to work harder than I thought I ever could. They make you want to succeed!

THRC practices what they preach, and they are a great motivator when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle. She is always ready to help with food and recipe ideas. I can be honest with her about my struggles because she always has a positive attitude with words of encouragement. She also has a great sense of humor! I will always be grateful to her for being such an instrumental part in improving how I look and feel. Bottom line: if you want to change your life in a positive way, and you’re willing to work, they will make sure you accomplish your goals!”


CINDY SCHURRING – HATT

Screen Shot 2015-07-23 at 7.47.47 PM“Phenomenal! I have trained with them once a week since July and have gained muscle and confidence! The weight room used to terrify me, but now I can navigate the weights and machines on my own and with prescribed workout routines. I was interested in personal training because THRC exuded a passion for health and fitness. They genuinely care about her clients.

Encouraging, and they push you to finish the “last 2” reps! They told me the purpose of the exercises (i.e. which muscles), explained why some exercises were paired together, and explained different categories of exercises (isometric, plyometric, compound, etc). They broke down the basics for me to keep me safe and injury free. I progressed from practicing dead lifts with a wooden pole to completing clean and presses with the Olympic bar. I improved my push-ups from 15 reps to 47 reps in a minute. They pushed me to a capability that I did not know I could attain.

They impacted my life tremendously. I continue to make gains in my weight, I have a more emotional and mental balance for work and wellness, and they have given me the tools to keep learning and attaining my goals! I cannot thank them enough for all that they have done for me!”


KATIE TIPPS

Screen Shot 2015-07-23 at 8.01.13 PM“I’ve been a member of THRC for a few years now and all of my time was spent in the group fitness classes. Every now and then I would use the incline treadmill or stair stepper. I NEVER used the weight room or other fitness areas and chin ups would have never been an option.

Now that I’ve been training, I’m still using the group fitness classes but I’m also using the weight room, functional room, and running MILES on the treadmill. I’ve gained strength and endurance while losing weight. I’m also running 5Ks under 29 minutes, which I’m really proud of since my first 5K was in December 2014 and I wasn’t even sure if I could finish a 5K (I’ve never been a runner).

THRC has helpful nutrition advice and has included me in their nutrition programs that have taught me so much more about what I eat and how it impacts my fitness and the way my body acts and feels.

They are also very creative. I don’t think I’ve ever come close to doing the same workout twice and they take the time to make workouts for me to do on my own time. Lastly, when we started personal training, they worked with me to modify my workouts due to a foot injury and now this injury is resolved and no longer impacts my progress. With all aspects considered, personal training is more than worth it.”


RUTH FLENTJE

Screen Shot 2015-07-23 at 8.04.13 PM“Since I have spinal scoliosis my main goal is to strengthen my core muscles. I want to have a stronger and healthier body so that I can continue to be independent.

THRC is patient and encourages me to keep trying to do my best. I like that they explain what each new exercise is for and which muscles to focus on. They always have a plan for the session and that keeps things interesting. We discuss what I should do when I work out by myself and what I should be eating. THRC is very knowledgeable and I am fortunate to have them as my trainer.”

 

 


MEAGAN ROUSH

Screen Shot 2015-07-23 at 8.08.16 PM“So what can I say about THRC… Simply put they are amazing! I have been training for about a year now and by far the best trainer experience I have ever worked with!

I started my journey for a pretty vain reason to be able to look good in pictures being my cousin’s maid of honor this past October. When I started my health was not really a priority I just wanted to get skinny, now getting strong and healthy is way more important to me than the number on the scale or what size dress I am wearing.

THRC has been instrumental in my journey and has kept me on track every step of the way. Not only have they been super conscious of my previous injuries they literally used to text me every single day to make sure I was on track with my eating.

Obviously, the tactics work I am now over 40 pounds down and counting while gaining muscle. Our next goal is to get a booty and to complete my first half marathon at the end of this month.

If you want to meet and surpass your goals THRC is definitely there to help you do it!”


JODI STEEN

PERSONAL TRAINER – JAKE WOTEN

“I began my weight loss and fitness journey in September of 2014. After two kids and with increasing age, I had slowly packed on the pounds. I was to the point that I hated how I looked and felt. I finally decided to do something about it. I lost a large amount of weight through diet and by March of 2015, I was ready to get back in shape. That is when I joined THRC and started personal training sessions with Jake Woten.

Since then, I have continued to lose weight, but even more importantly, I can feel myself getting stronger and my body getting leaner. I can’t say enough good things about Jake! He has a special ability to push me to do things that I would have never thought possible. He always offers encouragement and support and will even call me out from time to time when I am getting lazy. He has a great sense of humor and he keeps the workouts fun. Jake not only provides his expertise to our workouts, but he also offers great nutritional advice. His guidance on my target carb, fat and protein numbers has been priceless. Plus, he reviews my macro numbers weekly which keeps me accountable.

I have never liked to exercise in the past, but I can now truly say that I look forward to my twice-weekly personal training sessions with Jake. I leave those sessions feeling terrific, with a great sense of accomplishment. I still have ways to go on my fitness journey, but thanks to Jake, I am well on my way! With Jake and all of the great people at THRC in my corner, I am confident that I can reach all of my goals.”


DEBBIE MCCULLOUGH

PERSONAL TRAINER – JAKE WOTEN

“I am 58 years old and have been a member of THRC since December 2013. I joined the gym because I wanted to be more active and to look fit. Over the past 18 months I regularly worked out 3-4 days a week, however, I was not seeing the results I had expected.

I scheduled a consultation with THRC personal trainer Jake Woten on June 29th of this year. During the consultation, Jake asked me about my fitness and weight loss goals and I inquired about his experience and qualifications. I was quite impressed. So I signed up for personal training with Jake twice a week for three months.

Based on my fitness and weight loss goals, Jake put together a detailed fitness plan, workouts, and diet to help me attain my goals. He said that a diet plan is half the battle when it comes to losing weight, gaining muscle mass and firming and toning. I also learned that maintaining proper form in every exercise is crucial.

I am now eight weeks into my training with Jake and the results have been amazing. I want to thank Jake for sharing his knowledge and passion for fitness and for pushing me past the limits of what I believed I was capable of. I thank Jake for believing in me and for being that person who didn’t let me feel like I could fail. I am truly grateful.”


ELANOR DEAN

“Such a positive impact on my life.

Always ready with new and different workouts and they push me to do things I never thought I could. Even when I have had a bad day, they are there encouraging me, making me forget the stress and helping me realize my strength and potential.

Always telling me about new recipes and tips for weight loss that they think would be beneficial for me. Also, every month, we choose a goal together and they tailor my workouts so that we reach that goal. I know that without a trainer I may have stopped going to the gym completely and I certainly would not look forward to working out like I do now.

Keeps me focused and helps me to improve my life through exercise. Thank you!”


SOLEDAD BAUTISTA

“I feel very fortunate to have THRC trainers.

I grew up with a mindset against fit women. Therefore, the transition to wanting to become “one of them” has been a struggle for the past few years. The commitment to the hard work comes from the respect I have for them. Believe it or not, the days I slack off I feel a deep remorse.

All of this emotional roller coaster gets fixed every Friday at 5:30 a.m. when I see THRC and they trust me and push me to my limit, without making me feel discouraged or frustrated but always hopeful and patient.
Having respect and trust for the person that is helping you become the ‘You’ that you’ve being dreaming of, is THE reason why I feel like every day I am getting closer to my goal.

Thank you, for your patience, support, trust and open-mindedness. Thank you for believing in me even when I don’t.”