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All this is possible because one night an awesome trainer saw me on the treadmill and took a chance on me.

One of the things that I really like about Matt is his dedication. There is never a worry that he won’t come through on something that he has promised. Whenever you ask him for something he comes through: from helping me figure out what I should eat for lunch and what exercises I can do at home to talking me off a food ledge when I wanted to eat a pint of ice cream.

Sometimes I get self-conscious about my weight and I wonder what people think about me. With Matt, I feel comfortable telling him all the details. I don’t have to lie to him, because I know that even when I overeat or don’t exercise, he won’t get mad; he only looks forward to how I can do better. I’ve learned from him that no matter how many times I mess up, I can always get back up and start again. That is why I have a newfound enjoyment in eating healthy. I don’t always do everything right, but I know that if I stick to what Matt has told me to do, I will see results.

I love Matt for his dedication to someone whom most people would write off. He never thought I was too far gone, and over the past months I’ve grown to not only appreciate him but also appreciate myself in whatever stage I’m in. I’m not going to stop pushing forward, and I will not stop until I get to my goal weight. All this is possible because one night an awesome trainer saw me on the treadmill and took a chance on me.

—Tiffany

Now for the results. I have seen a dramatic difference since working with Matt.

Several months ago I signed up for personal training at Rapid Fitness. I was given Matt as a personal trainer, and I have been blown away by the experience.

First, Matt sat down with me, and we talked about my goals. We discussed where I had been physically and where I wanted to be and the best way to reach my goals. I was healing from two shoulder surgeries and a knee surgery. Matt took all those elements into consideration while developing workouts for me. We have gradually worked our way to strengthening my shoulder and knee, slowly and safely. Matt is very concerned with developing these muscles safely, while also pushing me to try harder at the workouts. He goes the extra mile to make sure that each workout will safely benefit injured areas.

Now for the results. I have seen a dramatic difference since working with Matt. I played in a soccer league before starting my personal training sessions, but I was not at the level that I had once competed at. Matt and I worked, with my goals in mind, to make sure that I could get back to the level I was at before the injuries. I can see a dramatic difference in my strength, endurance, and overall health. I have been able to accelerate and cut while running, which I could not do before starting with Matt. I have also lost weight, gained muscle, and lost inches around my waist and stomach.

I would recommend Matt to anyone of any physical condition. He is very personable and knowledgeable. You can tell he loves what he does and has a passion for helping people be their best and healthiest. Whether you are an athlete trying to push yourself harder, someone trying to get back into shape, or someone who has never worked out but has decided to make a lifestyle change, Matt is the guy you need to see. I can promise that you will not be disappointed with the results and service you get with Matt.

—Jeff Bailey

So far, working with Matt has been a life-changing experience for the better.

I have never really written one of these before so I am not really sure exactly what I am supposed to write nor are my writing skills that great.

So far, working with Matt has been a life-changing experience for the better. Ever since the very first session when I came in nervous and apprehensive, not knowing what to expect, Matt was able to quickly dispel my fears with his knowledge, dedication, and passion for what he does. He constantly demonstrates this in every session that I have, as well. To him, having me become a better person and attaining my goals is as important as it is to me. On top of all of this, he is constantly available if I have any questions or if I need to talk about anything going on with me, fitness-related or not.

It’s because of this level of care that I consider Matt to be a friend, not just a trainer. I honestly don’t think I would rather work with anyone but Matt at this point because I might get the same results with someone else but I am not sure that they would have Matt’s level of caring for me as a person that really goes above and beyond what I expected.

—Jason Nicholas

I have been training with Matt since June, and the results have been extraordinary.

I have been training with Matt since June, and the results have been extraordinary. His training methods are attuned to what my fitness goals are, and with every session, I have felt that I am getting excellent returns and getting closer to my goal. Every session is intense and I have to push myself more than I would normally do in completing a workout. Moreover, he constantly provides encouragement so that I can get maximum returns.

Every session has some novelty attached to it in the sense that you get a string of exercises that are different from the previous session’s. With Matt, you can expect the unexpected, which, I guess, ensures that you don’t run into plateaus. He has a thorough knowledge of how a particular exercise targets a particular muscle group, and he makes sure that I am using proper form. I also consult him for nutrition and diet recommendations, and his suggestions have worked great for me. He is a great guy to talk to and is a good friend. I strongly recommend him for the good work he has been doing. Keep it up, Matt!

—Abhishek Roy

I am proud that I have become an inspiration to some folks who now are taking fitness pretty seriously.

Everyone here (in India) is pretty impressed with my transformation. In fact, I am proud that I have become an inspiration to some folks who now are taking fitness pretty seriously. I want to thank you for all the hard work and effort for the last six–seven months. Wouldn’t have been possible without your support!

—Abhishek Roy

I was not just trained, but motivated and substantially educated by Matt about physical fitness.

It was the last week of July 2012 when Matt was appointed to train me with a goal of building up my strength with weight training. Since then, I have been not just trained but also motivated and substantially educated by Matt about physical fitness.

My journey in physical fitness began in November 2011 when I entered the gym for the first time to do boot-camp-style training for losing fat which was at around 26.5 percent. Soon I realized the need for bolstering strength and improving endurance, and I decided to join Rapid Fitness (not just because my friends went there but because it was an affordable option for having a personal trainer).

Matt was appointed as my personal trainer, and from that point on I began my journey toward adding substantial muscle and not just burning fat.

When I began training, like most newbies wanted to see whether I could work with heavier weights, sometimes even at the cost of form and full-range motion. Matt had a hard time, but he was eventually able to control this tendency of mine and get me back on track to concentrate on form and ensure full range of motion, rather than just focusing on the weight numbers. I did realize the benefit of it later when my muscles started growing stronger and I had diminished injury periods.

Another thing that Matt guided me through that was very crucial was building up my chest, back, and legs rather than just concentrating on arms. I spent quite a lot of effort trying to convince Matt otherwise, but I am glad he stood strong and gave me the correct guidance. Now, after almost seven months of training, I realize the difference. I had well-sized legs, unlike most of the people I knew who had this huge upper body but small legs. This not only helped me with legs, but since the big muscles were built up, the body fat started reducing quickly and I was able to get over the plateau and hit 20 percent body fat. Due to this, even though my arms didn’t appear big, I could still manage to lift a substantial amount of weight.

Matt didn’t just guide me through weight training, he was also able to notice my lack of flexibility and then guide me through stretching exercises. This cautious measure has prevented lots of injuries I would have brought upon myself due to my negligence.

One thing I noticed training in a gym with correct guidance is that it doesn’t just change you physically but it also changes you psychologically. Over time, you become more confident, with a positive attitude, and more focused. It doesn’t just teach you to appreciate the hard work of others but also to appreciate yourself and motivate those like you who were scared of entering the gym because they felt they were not cut out for it.

I was really happy when I visited my family in India in January 2013 and everyone observed and appreciated the difference in me. That’s when I realized the guidance and training provided by Matt was the one thing that was able to make this happen and no kind of dieting would have worked on its own. This realization is the reason for writing this testimonial.

I am thankful to Matt not just for guiding and motivating me, but also for helping me control my tendency to lose form when I wanted to lift heavier weights.

—Prathamesh Save

Matt is always positive, upbeat, and highly motivating in every single session.

I am writing to commend you on one of your employees, Matt Wellersdick. He is one of the best personal trainers I have ever worked with, and he is the sole reason I have continued with my sessions beyond my original six-month commitment at Rapid Fitness.

Matt is always positive, upbeat, and highly motivating in every single session. He does a fantastic job of demonstrating how to properly execute an exercise as well as explaining how each one is working the target muscles. Matt is exceptional at pushing you to your limit while still focusing on good form, and it is clear in addition to helping me reach my goals, he also has my safety in mind. I have already seen great results in the short time I have been working with Matt, including increased strength, a stronger core, and improved balance.

In short, he is an absolute pleasure to work with, and I sincerely hope you realize what a valuable employee you have on your staff. While your class offerings and facilities are nice, Matt is the reason that I am consistently getting in for my workouts on a regular basis, and the reason I am a member at Rapid Fitness.

Matt is surely deserving of your recognition for his work at Rapid!

—Julie Walsh

I’ve gone to many different types of…trainers throughout the years, and although many have been good, Jeff has surpassed them all.

Never before have I looked forward to going to the gym. I’ve gone to many different types of classes and trainers throughout the years, and although many have been good, Jeff has surpassed them all. In all honesty, every week I look forward to my training sessions. The benefits I get from training with him outweigh the cost of personal training by far. I am able to work out muscles that I am unable to hit myself in a safe manner. Form and proper extension are key to any workout and I know that I will not injure myself in any of my sessions although I often push past what I think are my personal limits. After almost six months of consistent training, I am often surprised by the fact that we rarely repeat exercises, the creativity of each move, and how fast each session goes. I cannot say enough about how much I have enjoyed training with Jeff and would recommend him to anyone who is looking to increase their fitness abilities or get back in shape. His enthusiasm and encouragement coupled with professional knowledge make him one of the best trainers I know.

—Paige McGregor

I feel I have struck gold with [Jeff] and am always learning new things.

Jeff is a fantastic trainer and is always creative in planning workouts. Whenever I complete a session it feels as if I have spent most of the day in the gym. What Jeff is able to pack into a single workout session is unbelievably effective and operates well with my busy lifestyle. I feel I have struck gold with this trainer and am always learning new things. I look forward to what new and exciting workout he has planned for me next.

—Jaclyn Smith

Matt is by far the most knowledgeable and positive personal trainer I have ever had the experience to work with.

I have had the experience of working with several personal trainers over the years. Some have taken my athleticism and eagerness too far and have pushed me into a zone that caused extreme fatigue and the risk of injury. This is, personally, why I avoided working with a personal trainer for two and a half years.

My husband kept coming home for a few months raving about a trainer who was different from anyone else he ever met. My husband, like me, was dubious of most personal trainers, so the fact that he was raving about a trainer who was truly helping him with his IT-band issues and range of motion meant I had to check this guy out. After one conversation with Matt I could tell that this guy was truly a master of his craft. Matt is by far the most knowledgeable and positive personal trainer I have ever had the experience to work with. Matt has taken the time to understand my strengths and weaknesses and develop specific workouts accordingly, workouts that push me yet don’t ever leave me too spent to tackle the rest of the day’s challenges. I value that he explains the rationale behind the movements and that he approaches every session with a balanced and holistic mentality. He has helped me turn off the negative body image tapes in my mind while helping me make muscular gains, including increased flexibility, increased speed, and a really flat stomach. :)

In just one thirty-minute session with Matt, I always feel as if I’ve accomplished something, and I know that I’ve worked really hard; with Matt I always know why.

—Ryan P.