“I can’t say enough good things about Philly Personal Training, and Elizabeth in particular! Like others who have posted here, I went to Philly Personal Training when I needed some help getting back on the health & fitness wagon. I’d just turned 30, had struggled through a recent illness, and was facing some chaos in my personal life. I decided to spend the money on personal training once a week to get myself back into a fitness routine, and thought that having a trainer would help push me further than I’d do myself.
It did so much more. The habits I developed during my training sessions (From September-November) stuck with me, even after I discontinued my training due to moving out of the area, and now when I work out on my own, I can better understand when I can push myself and when my body needs to rest. My intimidation about weight or TRX machines at the gym is gone because I know how to use them. Even after a lapse in working out, I feel more optimistic about getting back into a routine, because I know that my body will build strength in time.
A bit about the process: I did an intake interview with Brian, who asked me about my goals, and matched me up with Elizabeth. She is FABULOUS. Tough enough that my muscles felt like jelly after leaving most sessions, but 100% positive and encouraging. One thing in particular that impressed me is her education — Elizabeth has a degree in exercise science, which meant that she was able to devise work-arounds for some old injuries / weak spots I have, and we RARELY repeated exercises — she’s great at coming up with creative and challenging activities. Further, she was great about being flexible with meeting times. I’m a consultant with a frequently-changing schedule, and she was great about accommodating this with a few days’ heads up.
Philly Personal Training’s Center City location was easy to get to, and their gym clean and well-lit. There’s even a shower onsite if you need to dash off to work after an appointment. The one thing I didn’t really utilize was the nutrition side of their program. I felt pretty good about my eating habits, so didn’t engage much with their meal plans. However, others might find this feature useful.
Overall, a great experience, and I’d highly recommend.”
- Mariel F. from Philadelphia