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Fitness Success Stories

I hope you’ve got a lot of time… because this page goes on for days with success stories from our clients. What you are about to read is real, unedited, feedback and testimonials from our clients…

These are regular, busy people just like you and if they can make it happen so can you! See for yourself about how Achieve Fitness has helped so many others achieve their health, fitness, and weight loss goals!

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Katie is the best personal trainer ever! She is so in tune to what I need to do in order to achieve my goals! She is personable, reliable and totally motivating! I have lost weight and gained muscle tone in just weeks!”Giuli Canan – Ashburn, VA


Hiring a Personal Trainer is one of the best things I have ever done for my health. In just a few weeks I feel stronger, healthier, confident and have already lost five pounds and a half inch around my waist. Tony has been great in teaching me the proper way of exercising, and on rare occasions when I have had a specific pain Tony has found away for me to exercise the same muscles without pain. I look forward to each session. At 58 I am not ready to give up my youth and with Tony’s help I believe I will be successful.”Fred Rich – Baltimore, MD


I am a 46 year old who has never had the willpower to keep up with exercise. Seeing that I could “try” a free class prompted me to go for it. After meeting Bob and the other women in the class I thought maybe I could hang in there. Tonight I’ll go to my sixth class. This morning I found that I’ve lost 4 pounds! THANK YOU and THANK YOU FOR BOB! He is such a great motivator that even though we are working hard, he makes it seem fun. I look forward to each and every session. No matter how tired or stressed I am I know I’ll be working it out at Boot Camp. Please, keep up the great work.”Thank you.

Kim Green – Fairfax, Virginia


I started working with Ashley in late August/early September (about six weeks ago). At that time, I was about 150 lbs, recovering (slowly) from a back injury, trying to lose weight from quitting smoking, and trying to get ready for an important PT test. To put it mildly, I needed some help. I chose the six week package at three sessions per week. Ashley is a godsend; exactly what I needed. She’s highly motivating, extremely personable, realistic, and positive. And aside from just kicking my butt every session (which is perfect) she also taught me how to kick my own butt.At first we focused on back rehab and assessing the starting point for the workouts. It was pretty painful, but my back built up strength really quickly and the pain started to abate. Then it was go time.

As the test neared we focused more and more on the PT events (push up, sit up, and run). In all, I went from not being able to do one solid push up to doing 22 on the test (the grader didn’t count about 8 of them), from barely 50 sit ups to easily knocking out 71, and from running a (failing) 21+ minute 2-miles to a (passing) 18:35. And now I weigh 136, and jiggle a lot less.

Yeah, it’s true that it’s not cheap to do this, especially these days, but I can safely say this was one of the best and easiest choices I’ve ever made, and given the chance I’d make the same choice over and over again. Working with Ashley was the absolute best investment I could have ever made in myself, and I hope to continue working working with her to get that PT score up higher and higher.

Thank you guys!”

Jaime Grubb – Alexandria, VA


I began my fitness program with Achieve Fitness in December and in that time I have worked at a very stressful job in national security, I have had a death in the family, I travel every week and I have moved cross country. During all this crazy time, the one constant has been my trainer, Thomas.

I wanted to train to lose weight. Last year I did two triathlons, but I have made more progress with Thomas in two months than in two seasons of 5 days a week training for those events! I love my workouts with him and everyday that I work out is a better day for me at work and I can deal with anything because I feel so proud of myself. Thanks Thomas!”

Anne Pasley – Washington, DC


I have not utilized a personal trainer before so I have nothing to which I can compare my experience.

However, I have lost about 13 pounds and about 2 inches in my waistline and have much better strength. Jim is an easy-going, good guy to work with. I would suggest that you can be confident in connecting him with your clients. Thanks!”

Tom Goodwin – Bethesda, MD


I am officially 4 weeks into my adventure and completely satisfied with my results so far. I’ve lost 13 pounds, have already dropped a size and am feeling stronger every day. I know that this time is going to be different because with the support of Achieve Fitness, I am making a lifestyle change. It’s not a quick fix, it’s not easy, but it’s working! The fundamentals I am learning now will help me throughout my life maintain this healthy lifestyle.”

Michelle Hurst – Leesburg , VA


Just want to put in a good word for Robert and Achieve Fitness. We’re 8 sessions into it and I feel very proud of the progress I’ve made so far. My energy’s up. I’m sleeping better (way better!). My clothes fit more comfortably and my strength’s already improved significantly.

While I take a little of the credit, I owe a lot to Robert’s approach to training. He’s high energy, positive, knows when to push and never criticizes. Every session ends on a high note, focusing on a particular success for the day. His excellent balanced approach to coaching suits me very well and has proven quite motivating. You did well by matching us up. I’m not even giving him half as many dirty looks anymore! :)

Seriously, Robert’s an asset to Achieve Fitness. I’ve learned a tremendous amount about fitness and nutrition. I’m not just working hard when he’s training me. I’m applying what he teaches throughout each day.

I’m excited about what I’ve accomplished thus far. With Robert’s continued, quality support, I’m confident my achievements will far exceed my expectations.”

Amanda D – Springfield, VA


I have worked with several other trainers in the past year, and Dennys is the absolute best. Dennys is very focused on how to help his client. He pays attention to my goals, and very clearly outlines how we are going to work to reach those goals. I like it that he’s not all cheerleadery about it. It is hard work–at least on my part–and he is professional and takes it seriously. It is obvious that he cares a great deal about his own physical fitness, which I respect. Also, I am so happy that, because I have such an excellent trainer, who really knows what he is doing, I feel motivated to get in shape for the first time in a very long time.”

Julie Z – Kensington, MD


I wanted to get in shape – wanted it enough to try several programs before I met Jen Lincoln of Achieve Fitness. I tried other personal trainers. I made progress but never got the results I wanted, nor the sense of accomplishment. As soon as I met Jen I was impressed with her knowledge and her confidence in me. I was also comfortable working with her. She urged me to do well during our training sessions. I noticed results after just a few sessions, plus I felt healthier and stronger. Now… well, I just can’t hide the change. My friends and co-workers have made comments. And my husband is thrilled to have a healthier and younger looking wife! But best of all, I finally see and feel like I am in shape. I have and will continue to refer people that want to look and feel better to Achieve Fitness. Thanks Jen!”

Laura B – Burke, VA


I definitely think the personal training is helping Robert. His posture is better, and he seems to have more energy. I think he looks forward to his long walk with the puppies whereas before he dreaded long walks. I am also delighted to say his mood is better. He’s more industrious and less irritable probably because he feels quite a bit better. His weight is coming down, too. And I know he enjoys the companionship with Jim twice a week because Jim chats with him, and they tease one another. This is so important for him when I’m at work all day. Jim is his only human contact on some days. We are very happy with Achieve Fitness and Jim’s work. Thanks so much!”

Dorothee Riederer – Rockville, MD (talking about her husband Robert)


I really want to thank you. Your program has been just amazing for me!!! I managed to lose 10 lbs. in weight effortlessly with a little cheating thrown in for good measure. I also lost inches as well and dropped one dress size in the six week period that we met. But the most beneficial aspect of the whole program was the stretching and exercise regimen you designed for me. I am almost pain free having suffered from arthritis in my lower back, spine, shoulder and knees!!!”

Marie G – Washington, DC


If you are looking for a personalized fitness program that includes both exercise and diet information, Jesse Cannone at Achieve Fitness is for you. For me, an update on the latest exercise techniques and diet tips was what I needed. Over the last three months we were able to create a more effective routine for me to yield the results that I wanted. I would highly recommend Jesse at Achieve Fitness.”

Shannon Z – Chevy Chase, MD


My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed working with Jim and Achieve Fitness. We achieved our objectives of learning how best to utilize our weights and workout programs to achieve the maximum benefit. Jim was very helpful and knowledgeable concerning the proper eating and nutrition as it relates to weight control and fitness. His presence was also very helpful to pushing us to the limits of are ability so that we achieved a “good workout”.

We certainly would not hesitate to recommend Achieve Fitness to anyone interested and needing a personal trainer.

Thanks for all your help.”

Tony Celeste – Bethesda, MD


I had no idea that when I placed that call to Achieve Fitness 10 weeks ago my life would change so completely! I have been working out with Jim three times a week since April 1 and I’ve lost 25 lbs. so far and have never felt better!

What Jim has taught me about nutrition and sensible eating has been invaluable in helping me get on the right track of meeting my weight-loss and fitness goals. Jim keeps me focused and motivated with varied workouts that are both challenging and fun. I’ve seen such an improvement in my over-all strength and stamina, particularly on the soccer field and chasing after my 2-year old son!

I simply can’t say enough good things about my experience with Achieve Fitness. My only regret is that I didn’t make that phone call sooner!”

Kim Ludwig- Germantown, MD


I never thought I was capable of working so hard! I’m finally able to stick to my exercise program and be consistent. I’ve noticed great improvement in my endurance and I rarely feel winded.”

Gaylynn M – Mt. Airy, MD


I just went to the doctor and he’s worried because I gained 7 pounds, too bad he doesn’t realize it was all muscle! Those strength-training techniques you showed me have really worked well. When we first worked together my dumbbell press was at 60 pounds and I’m now using 90 pounds for the same number of reps! It’s amazing how strong I’m getting. The stretches you taught me also eliminated my shoulder pain in a matter of days! I had been suffering from that shoulder problem for months. I can’t believe how much I’ve learned in just 3 sessions, and how much progress I’ve made since we worked together.”

Terry H – Mt. Airy, MD


I truly am enjoying my workouts. Thank you for the encouragement! I never thought I was capable of working so hard.”

Donnis K – Mt. Airy, MD


Hey Jesse – Just to let you know, I have lost 15 pounds and become a regular member at the Health Club in Mt. Airy. I wanted to thank you for getting me on the right track.

My back has never felt so great! I’ve noticed a huge difference in how I feel when I get up each morning. I used to be very stiff – now I wake up feeling great! I’ve made so much progress and I feel as if I haven’t even been trying that hard.”

Heidi S – Mt. Airy, MD


This is great! I never thought short workouts could be so effective. I’ve learned so much already. Now I know why I never saw the results I wanted, even though I was exercising five days a week for 2 hours at a time! I’ve learned so much from your program and I feel great. I feel so proud of myself. I’m very grateful. Thanks again.”

Sandy A -Olney, MD


Jesse… Thanks for the wealth of information found in the newsletter. The exercise program you developed for me has been working great. I’ve even been implementing changes in my routine as you suggested and am noticing continuous improvement.”

Peta T – Mt. Airy, MD


I’ve been working out consistently now for 8 weeks and I’ve lost 7 pounds! I feel I’ve been using proper form, going slowly, and pushing myself more and more. Things are going well and I feel great!”

Julie C – Mt. Airy, MD


I can’t believe it! I didn’t think I was doing well. I felt like my eating habits were pretty bad and I didn’t see or feel like I was making much progress. It’s very motivating to know that I’ve lost 5 pounds of fat in just 2 months. Plus, I now understand that I can’t judge my progress on the numbers on the scale. Thanks for everything!”

Susan K – Mt. Airy, MD

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