"I feel so lucky to have found Jen Opaka and Progressive Fitness several years ago. She started me out with several other women in my age group who were interested in working hard to achieve the maximum strength and agility we could handle; while being aware of our limitations. Yes, we are all over 50....well some of us are over 60, but I'm not saying who. Jennifer introduced us to [trainer] Moe Dorn who is a hard taskmaster and also extremely well educated in the human musculature. Moe is a wizard at explaining to us the reasons behind every exercise that we do. He is talented at seeing our strengths and weaknesses and helping us to work at our individual levels. He is tirelessly upbeat and somehow inspires us to work to our limits, and yet [each week] come back for more."
"My husband is also using the expertise of Moe and Jennifer to help him to maintain his strength and balance as he deals with the signs of Alzheimer's Disease. He meets individually with Moe twice a week and there he gets encouragement, mental exercise, a work-out and quality interaction time. He always comes home feeling better and more positive."
We all intend to work out on our own, and a few actually do, but the majority of us need a routine. I found Progressive Fitness, and my trainer Brad, to be the perfect solution. The Gravity Training System is a natural force workout so I don't feel like i'm going to injure myself. It's also good to have a trained eye watching over my working so I keep everything in alignment. Brad makes the workout enjoyable and it is hard work, but the kind of hard work I feel good about. I'm stronger now, but more importantly, i'm healthier. Thanks Brad....
Progressive Fitness is the best thing that I have done in a long time. I have paid for memberships to gyms and never gone. I have paid for memberships to the YMCA and never gone. I go to Progressive Fitness as much as I can. At Progressive Fitness I get the personalized training I need to stay on a workout schedule and stay motivated. I feel stronger with each workout and encouraged with Brad’s exercises and personality. He makes you feel good about your workout, is reasonable with goals and works hard to help you achieve them. I have never been as consistent with getting in shape or as excited about a program as I am about Progressive Fitness....
I can't say enough good about Progressive Fitness. I -literally- limped into their facility one day to try to sell them a website and Brad told me he could help me with the lower back and hip pain I've been suffering with ever since I had a total knee replacement a few years ago. I'm still pretty young and was feeling like I was ready for a walker. Two weeks after starting to work with Brad and Jen I was as close to "pain free" as I have been in my entire life. The combination of strengthening and stretching that they have taught me has me stronger and more flexible and I will not be buying a walker any time soon! I whole-heartedly give my endorsement to Progressive Fitness.....
When Jen expanded the Vault Yoga Studio Schedule, I increased my yoga practice to three days a week. In this short time, I have become noticeably stronger and more confident in my practice; my massage therapist commented on my new muscle definition. I started my practice the same year I became eligible for Medicare and Jen has expertly and gently guided my yoga journey. Start your journey today!
Then when I entered my 30's, I started to feel stiff in various muscles, I couldn't make it up a flight of stairs without being out of breath, & I was diagnosed with diabetes. I wasn't that overweight but enough to be annoying. I had resigned myself to living a life like this until I met Brad, one of the trainers & owners at Progressive Fitness.
He said the one thing that I needed to hear to push me to exercise. He said their system focuses on flexibility & range of movement. Flexibility was on my mind more & more because I was concerned about getting old & needing a walker or scooter to get around. I didn't want my lack of activity to affect my ability to do simple things like walking when I got older.
Another thing Brad said was "No Excuses"; the smaller class size meant more attention would be paid to me & he would be able to hold me accountable better so I wouldn't use the traditional excuses to skip a class. I needed this tough love, this personalized attention that you can't find at a larger gym.
Now I attend the group training sessions 3 times a week & I truly love it! I feel better about myself both now that I'm doing something to improve my health & in the future because I know the "pain" now will pay off when I'm older. I'm healthier, better able to control my diabetes, & have seen results in muscle tone and strength in just 2 months! I enjoy the trainers's personalities & enjoy that the sessions mix up the types of exercises so I'm not bored with just one type of exercise.
If you're hesitant about joining Progressive Fitness, don't be...this is the system where you'll actually enjoy working out!