Read what our clients have to say about City Fitness:
"City Fitness - Bradenton isn't a regular health club or gym. It's a specialized training facility staffed with professional trainers that know how to get the best results, and fast. I work a lot of hours and don’t have enough time to wait in line for a cardio machine or waste time not lifting correctly. City Fitness' personal trainers worked with me one-on-one to achieve my goals and get back into shape. They worked around my schedule, isn't of the other way around. I recommend City Fitness to my family, friends and co-workers."
Craig Frasier, 56 years old
"Last year, I weighed in at a good 300 pounds. And for the most part for some reason, I was comfortable with it. After the multiple attempts at dieting, exercising, and all that on my own and coming short, I came to terms with my image and lived life. In March of 2012, I went to the hospital and was basically told if my habits didn't change I could suffer a heart attack before the age of 30. I reached out to Rex, who was a good friend of mine throughout my teenage years, and I had seen the absolute amazing results of his training. He told me he would do everything in his power to help me out. And boy did he deliver on his word. He sat me down and answered any and all questions I had. Food related, exercise, every day habits, sleep patterns, you name it, he was there. He pushed me, and he never gave up. If I could barely do one set of an exercise, he'd tell me I was doing good and push me to execute better next time. So I continued on and on and on, meeting with Rex and getting my advice from him and he was always there for me.
Today, 10 and a half months since I began working with Rex, I am now 100 pounds lighter today, and am in the best shape of my life. A countless amount of my friends have approached me, inspired by my transformation, and I owe it all to Rex. I still have work to do, and Rex is STILL giving me the advice and the training necessary to get me where I want to be. If it wasn't for him, I don't know where I'd be. He changed my life, for the better, and there isn't any amount of words in the English language to thank him for all he has done for me.
Thanks Rex, seriously man, I'd be dead without you."
Michael "Caz" Jacob
"I joined the City Fitness – Bradenton family about 4 months ago in preparation for my high school class reunion, and to improve my overall health. In working with the trainers, they developed a personalized training program to fit my specific needs and areas of improvement. The trainers are all so motivated and live/breathe their jobs to the fullest. On the days that I did not want to workout, they were there to lend support and encouragement. The facilities are amazing with top-of-the-line equipment, an awesome cafe, and even individual showers/changing rooms. Best of all, my little black dress was a smash at my class reunion and I got so many complements. I highly recommend Ian Harrison, his staff and the entire City Fitness operation."
Heather Gable, 37 years old
"I trained with Ian Harrison and his staff at City Fitness in Bradenton. I am thankful for their knowledge, guidance and commitment in helping me reach my fitness goals. I lost fifty plus pounds and actually won runner-up in a county fitness competition. I could not have accomplished this without the support and guidance of Ian."
Doug Dalquist, 29 years old
"I lost 40 pounds and 21 inches in the 16 weeks that Rex at City Fitness was my trainer. Did I starve myself? No way. Did I follow a specific diet? Nope. Did I exercise incessantly? No, I didn’t do that either. But I worked hard in the weight room and I learned to love the huge amounts of calories I burned by using an elliptical. And, most importantly, I kept track of every morsel of food and drink.
Although I was doing all the hard work, Rex was as instrumental in my weight-loss success as I was. He conducted a fitness evaluation to determine my body mechanics, lifestyle, health history and goals, then tailored exercises so I would be less likely to injure myself on days I worked out alone. Rex taught me proper form, technique, and made sure I understood what muscles I was working. He was quick to respond to questions. And he stressed the importance of good nutrition before and after workouts (and all the other times in between). He constantly encouraged me to challenge myself.
My contract with Rex has ended; however, his support continues. We meet monthly so I can weigh in and take measurements. This follow up helps to keep me focused and still gives me a sense of accountability. Plus, he’s one of my biggest cheerleaders. Who doesn’t want or need that?
My advice to anyone considering joining City Fitness and hiring a trainer, especially Rex, is to just do it. If you listen to what Rex says, and if you work hard, challenge yourself and eat right, I promise you’ll be happy with the results."