At age 68 with two grandchildren and another one on the way it was time to decide what kind of grandfather I wanted to be. One choice was to let my muscles continue to atrophy, my waistline expand and be content to "watch " my grandchildren participate in all their activities. The other choice was to become proactive and develop a healthier lifestyle so I could participate with them. I chose door # 2. Fortuitously, it was then I found Chris Abbott. I have been working with Chris for over a year now and under his guidance and continuous encouragement I am making excellent progress in achieving my goals. More importantly, I am able to keep up with my grandchildren. We bike, hike and swim together and they even watched me participate in two Sprint Triathlons. I know I did not have the discipline or the knowledge do achieve this success on my own. I highly recommend that anyone thinking of initiating a physical fitness program do so under the tutelage of a knowledgeable company like Total Fitness and Health.
I started working out with Chris in October of 2010. I never work out so had a long way to go, not to mention I never enjoyed working out! Chris' way of working out was different than what I had done years ago, which was mainly lifting weights. They worked mostly on core exercises and balance. I didn’t think that was going to make much of a difference but it was only 3-4 weeks before friends starting noticing. It completely reshaped my body and I lost 20 lbs without trying! I actually enjoy working out now. This was a completely different approach to me and I couldn’t be happier with the results.
Each year I participate in several sprint distance triathlons as a means to keep in shape and measure my fitness level. In order to improve my age group performance I started working with Chris Abbott to help me with my running and swimming. Chris' real world triathlon experience and knowledge helped me shave off two minutes off my run mile time by examining my form and immediately noticing ways in which I can improve. Chris has also given me amazing tips after analyzing my swim strokes, which made me faster and improved my swim endurance. Because of my improved swim stroke technique and endurance, I now have the confidence to participate in an Olympic distance triathlon this year for the first time! Chris' extensive knowledge of nutrition, stretching techniques and strength training can help athletes of all caliber improve their performance and reach their weight loss and fitness goals. This is why I highly recommend Chris as a personal trainer and I'm looking forward to additional training sessions with him to improve my performance. Thank you Chris!
In combination with proper dieting, I have never, ever, been in better shape. Chris is the one who put me on the path and I really appreciate it!
Dr. Mr. and Mrs. Dennis and Susan Levin
My husband and I are in our seventh month working out with Chris. He has changed our life. We are in our sixties and prior to working out we were finding it difficult to keep up with the changes from the aging process-fatigue, balance and coordination, weight gain, etc. All that has changed. My husband has regained his ability to walk longer distances and lift suitcases and other travel challenges. We now look forward to enjoying time together pursuing our interests while still working full time. We feel working out is a necessity; not a luxury. We want to be able to live a full life in good health as long as possible. What a difference a few hours a week with Chris has made in our lives. We are truly grateful."
WHEN I CAME TO CHRIS I WAS BENT OVER IN HORRIBLE BACK PAIN. I HAD SEEN 5 SURGEONS EACH ONE HAVING A DIFFERENT SURGICAL SOLUTION. I WAS DETERMINED TO NOT HAVE ANY SURGERY. I TRIED EVERYTHING, ACUPUNCTURE, CHIROPRACTOR, PHYSICAL THERAPY AND MANY OTHER THERAPIES.
CHRIS LITERALLY SAVED ME FROM THE SURGEONS KNIFE. IMMEDIATELY AFTER WORKING WITH CHRIS I WAS ABLE TO STAND STRAIGHTER AND THE PAIN BEGAN TO LESSEN. NOW AFTER SEVERAL MONTHS MY PAIN IS JUST ABOUT GONE I'M STANDING STRAIGHT, I'M BACK TO WALKING AND SWIMMING. AND DOING EVERY DAY ACTIVITIES THAT I COULDN'T BEFORE CHRIS. CHRIS IS A PLEASURE TO WORK WITH HE'S FOCUSED AND DETERMINED. I AM DEEPLY INDEBTED TO HIM.
I am so very grateful that I had the privilege of training with Chris. I was ready to resume working out after having a difficult pregnancy that included three months of bed rest and an emergency c-section two months before my due date. Needless to say, I was severely de-conditioned and knew that I would hurt myself if I attempted to start working out on my own. Chris was a God-send! He did an assessment of where I was fitness-wise and coupled that with my medical history to tailor make a workout plan for me that made it a reality to resume working out, and more than anything do so in a safe manner. I just completed my third month of training, and I have lost a total of 13inches!!!! I personally don't place too much importance on weight knowing that muscle weighs more than fat, but even then I lost 5lbs of fat and put on plenty of muscle in it's place! If you're on the fence about whether or not to try a personal trainer, don't wait a minute longer. Give Chris at Total Fitness & Health a try, I promise you won't be disappointed. If you're willing to put in the work, he'll make sure to help you achieve your desired results!
My 3-month numbers: (inches @ start- inches @ end)
L arm: 10.5-9.5
R arm: 10.75-9.75
L thigh: 22-19.5
R thigh: 21.25-20
L leg: 13.25-13
R leg: 13.25-13
Lower Waist (largest point of abd): 33-31
Abductors (aka saddlebags, lol): 38.5-36.75