Testimonial for Craig’s Metabolic Conditioning Small Group Training Class:
“Craig‘s Metabolic Training is designed to improve cardiovascular fitness and promote maximum calorie burning both during and after working out. I have been in Craig‘s Metabolic Training for the past 9 months and have been very pleased with the results. The training has improved both my strength and endurance, and I have seen measurable results. Before I started working out regularly, I was barely able to run one mile in 15 minutes. I recently completed my first 10 mile race with an approximate pace of 10 mins/mile. I believe Craig‘s training has been instrumental in helping me to achieve this result. Craig has a positive attitude and encourages clients to push themselves to the next level of fitness. He is professional and knowledgeable and is able to figure out my fitness needs without me having to tell him. I highly recommend Craig‘s training to anyone who is looking for a challenging workout and wanting to improve their overall fitness, strength and endurance.”
Anjli D., May 2013
Testimonial for Julie‘s Inner Strength Small Group Training Class:
“Julie’s “Inner Strength” Small Group Personal Training focuses on building core strength and improving balance. Balance is something that can be overlooked but is important to develop and maintain for better health and strength. I have taken Julie‘s training twice thus far and have been very pleased with the results. After a couple of sessions, I noticed an improvement in my balance and greater strength and definition in my core muscles (abdominal muscles especially). I am now able to perform a variety of complex strength exercises in both Julie‘s classes and other classes with better coordination and form. Julie is very positive and encouraging making every one of her classes enjoyable to attend. I feel the benefits of this training have carried over to my entire workout routine and have improved my overall health and strength. I highly recommend this training!”
Anjli D., May 2013
“I am a professional bodybuilder who recently moved to MD from IN. I joined Rock Creek Sports Club soon after moving to the area and was introduced to Devin with two free sessions that were included with the membership. I immediately knew Devin was the right trainer for me. I am also a certified personal trainer and have trained with a champion bodybuilder and figure competitor in IN for the last 6 years. Devin has introduced me to new techniques in lifting and has pushed me beyond what I ever thought I could lift. I have made significant gains in strength, size, endurance, as well as more confidence in myself. I am preparing for my first pro show and knew I needed someone who had the skills and knowledge to push me this season so I would see major differences in size and symmetry when I get on stage in September. I would recommend Devin for anyone who wants to try strength training, increase muscle size, lose weight, and gain confidence in your abilities to push beyond the fatigue and see major changes in your physique. I can’t thank Devin enough for his professional approach to training.”
Tracy N., April 2012
Testimonials for Marian and her Intro to Weight Training for Women
“Although I worked with weights in the classes I took at the gym, I was never sure that my form was correct and that I was lifting the right amount of weight to make a difference. In Marian’s Weight Training class, not only did I learn form and technique but I gained the confidence to work with weights on my own. Marian’s classes were small so there was a lot of individual attention. I finished the class stronger and more toned than I have ever been.”
Rochelle H., January 2012
“I took the weight training class for women in June 2011. There were five women in our class – a variety of ages and abilities. I wholeheartedly recommend this class to any woman who has a desire to develop a weight training program. With Marian as your instructor and the comfort of our warm/cozy gym, you will be successful. I wanted to use free weights so that I would not be dependent on the “machines” for weight-related strength training. However, I didn’t know where to begin, never felt comfortable bringing an instruction book to the gym to reference while I was working with the weights, and would never have dreamed of using the weights in the “dungeon” on my own. However, working with Marian in the weight room “dungeon” helped me to learn the “ropes” and build my confidence. I am now comfortable using free weights in the gym and both at home and in other gyms that I use when I am traveling. Marian is a great instructor. She is very knowledgeable and dedicated and she always tailored the exercise to meet individuals needs whether one was lifting 5 lb or 15 lb. Marian made sure that you were working with the appropriate weight, lifting safely with correct posture/position. This is a great course and a wonderful way for women to learn the weight training “ropes” in a comfortable and supportive environment.”
Cathey B., January 2012
Testimonial for Angela and her Shrink It! Small Group Class
“Hi Angela! Just want you to know that your class is doing wonders to shape me up. I went for my dress fitting on Friday and for the second time they need to take it in all through the sides and hips. I kept saying, “but the scale hasn’t changed (i.e. my weight)” — but the proof that I lost inches was in the dress! So THANK YOU! You do excellent work.”
Diane Hannemann, October 2011
“I want to commend Devin Knox for being such an effective personal trainer. He is sensitive to my limitations while, at the same time, pushing me to do more and to try more. He makes sure that our weekly session are varied; his knowledge of why certain exercises may be especially good–or not–is amazing. He always comes with a good attitude, with humor and a genuine interest in what he is doing. I am very grateful to have him as a trainer and I hope he remains at the gym for a long time.
I want to also say I appreciate the attention given to keeping the gym clean, the machines repaired, and the members informed if there are problems. Rock Creek is, without a doubt, the best gym I have ever used.”
Richard Krajeck, September 2011
“Jeshua has worked with my daughter, who has cerebral palsy, for several years. He has successfully pushed her beyond her comfort zone to develop the skills and confidence to exercise productively. She has gained balance, strength and cardio endurance to a greater degree than ever before. He is capable of devising appropriate and challenging work while offering supportvie and engaging encouragement. Jeshua is a very effective trainer. ”
Susan Wiant, September 2011
Testimonial for Shrink It/Angela
Prior to attending Angela’s “Shrink It” Small Group Personal Training (SGPT) class, I was that girl that came in, hopped on the elliptical for half an hour, and then headed home. I knew I wasn’t getting as much out of my gym membership as I could. I loved the personal training sessions that came with my membership, but it wasn’t in my budget to continue personal training. The SGPTs – and Angela’s “Shrink It” – were the solution to my problem! I’ve been taking “Shrink It” since January and the changes have been wonderful. Inches and pounds have been lost, my arms are sculpted for the first time in my life, and much of the post-babies and nearing-40 sag has been counteracted. The class hits every major muscle group and while some exercises are standards, Angela likes to rotate some exercises and brings in new techniques and challenges each week. Even after 6 months, I plan to continue Shrinking It and know Angela will make it worth my time! She always helps participants work to their level and offers alternatives for those with injuries or other physical limitations. The class is easy on the joints and low-impact, but don’t be fooled – everyone leaves completely drenched. It is a thorough workout that really gets results! And thanks to the class, I now have an arsenal of exercises I can perform at-home or in the gym after my 30 on the elliptical.
Thanks Angela and RCSC!
Adrienne S., July 2011
“I decided to get a trainer because I wanted to have a better workout. I’d been a member of a sports club for over 7 years and developed a very boring treadmill routine. Occasionally I would take a dance or yoga class, but overall I felt that I wasn’t pushing myself or seeing results.
I worked with Jean and she was the best thing that ever happened to fitness. She is knowledgeable on the newest equipment available to trainers and gym goers. She suggested and lent me books that helped me understand and address my poor eating habits. Jean created a fitness routine that I felt comfortable with yet one that was challenging. I have had trainers in the past but never one that addressed all the different aspects of being healthy – eating better, getting stronger, surrounding yourself with people who are supportive and trying new equipment and exercises to achieve better results.
A few weeks after I started working with Jean, I ran a 5k race without stopping. This was a great accomplishment – before i could barely run 1 mile. I feel much stronger now. I have much better, longer workouts and am much more familiar with gym equipment. I feel like working with Jean gave me the jumpstart that I needed to develop a long term weight loss and fitness regimen. I plan on working with Jean regularly in the future in order to stay current on exercises techniques and to stay on track with my own fitness goals. ”
Ayana Rockett, 28 years old, August 2010
“I thought the training sessions I had with Jean were very successful, beyond my expectations. She gave me two workouts that fit my specifications exactly and produced excellent results. I needed short, high-intensity exercises that I could do in 30 minutes that would increase my strength, targeting core and upper-body and that is just what I got. Her support and guidance during my sessions was well calibrated: encouraging and not letting me slack off. I liked that she was able to modify exercises to adapt to where I needed to be challenged more or less. Being accessible via email and always on time was also a big plus. I’m looking forward to signing up for some more sessions soon!”
Alex Kincannon, October 2010
“I started training with Devin Knox because I wanted to gain lean muscle mass and strengthen my whole body. Being historically a very tall, thin guy, I was at first a bit intimidated and unsure about weight training– if I would feel comfortable, if I would enjoy it, and I was especially unsure if I’d get results. Devin was extremely professional in his attitude and approach when he first met with me, took his time to listen to my personal goals, and familiarized me with the free weights and how to use them properly. Working with Devin, I learned to enjoy weight lifting and training, and following his directions closely I actually managed to gain 15 lbs of muscle in just 90 days. Devin is a smart trainer – pushing me and challenging me to work hard on my own, but also stepping in to assist me, guide me, and keep me safe when I need help in our sessions. He takes the time he spends with me seriously and I’m really pleased with the results that he’s helped me achieve. My whole body is stronger and it’s actually improved my yoga practice.”
Sean Favretto – RCSC yoga instructor, November 2010