Jon is an outstanding trainer. He customizes the workouts to help you achieve your personal goals with a fine eye to your current condition, your potential, your form and even your mood. He challenges you yet keeps things fun with his great sense of humour and camaraderie. I enjoy working with Jon and highly recommend him.
Aviva S. – Corporate Leadership (trained 2009-present)
Jon has been my personal trainer for over two years now, my main aim when I first signed up with Jon was to lose weight and improve my overall health. Jon’s dedication to have me reach my goals, his extenisive knowledge of the body and various it’s functions, his nutritional guidance and his wonderful personality have helped me reach my goals and I have lost over 26 lbs, reduced my body fat and improved my overall health. Jon is constantly expanding his knowledge of kinesiology, nutrition and personal training by attending seminars and courses on his own time and has shared that knowledge with me in an effort to improve my workouts, health and well being. Without Jon’s help, hard work and guidance I am not sure I would have had the great results with my workout routine. Thank you Jon.
Bruce B. – Facility Manager (trained 2009-present)
When I was looking to get back into shape, I contacted Jon to help with a resistance training/circuit workout to complement my own cardio training. His training was a great way to kickstart my program. Highly recommended.
Sarah H. - Law Student (Trained 2010 for 4 months)
After working out at Body and Soul for two years on my own, I decided that I needed the assistance of a trainer to help me meet my goals. When I first started training with Jon Goodman, he told me that to attain my goals I would need to start lifting heavy weights. I was worried about bulking up, but he quickly convinced me that I would see results. After following Jon’s program for 6 months, I have never felt stronger or more physically fit. I am able to lift more weight than I ever thought that I’d be able to. I always look forward to my sessions with Jon.
Melanie F. - Teacher (Trained 2010-present)
I began training with Jon after working out on my own for quite a while. I am an arborist which is a very physically demanding job. In order to do my job to the best of my ability and to stay in condition to continue doing my job, it is imperative that I train. I felt, as a result of working out on my own, that I was staying in shape and getting marginally stronger but I didn’t feel that I had the knowledge to train myself to get the most results out of my workouts. I got tired of the big box gym I had been working out at and joined the gym where Jon was working. My brother took a few sessions with Jon and suggested that I do the same. I explained to Jon that my goal was to get the most out of my workouts and to increase my endurance as well as pound for pound strength and power. I also said that I want to be pushed to my maximum athletic potential. Jon listened to what I told him and formulated a workout based on just that. The workouts were insane and I loved every minute of them. We did a lot of body weight exercises, kettle bell training and some extremely intense cardio circuits. Within just a few sessions I noticed marked improvements in my strength, power and endurance. With every gain, Jon increased the intensity, so the workouts were never easy and I was being pushed to the max every time. I achieved my goals within a relatively short period of time and gained invaluable knowledge that allowed me to get more out of working out on my own. I highly recommend Jon to anyone looking for a trainer that can help them achieve their fitness goals.
Chris B. – Professional Arborist (Trained 2009-present)
I was very nervous when we first met, as I had never worked out seriously in a gym before with all the weights, machines, cables and the like. Jon instantly set me at ease, assessed what I could do, and started me on this amazing journey. I highly respect and admire his outstanding knowledge, expertise, and professionalism. Every session we have, he puts me through my paces – teaching and demonstrating, praising, giving constructive criticism, and always encouraging me to strive to do my best. He does this with warmth, gentleness and good humour, too! He also creates a course of exercises to follow when I am on my own.
Kathy F. – Retired teacher (Trained 2008-present)
As I think you know, I really attribute the positive results to you. I have worked with lots of people one-on-one in a music setting (very similar to the trainer/client experience) and I know that the teacher/student relationship has to be just right for everything to work. When I was still training with “X”, I would watch you work with clients; you seemed be tough, but also lots of fun.
This is exactly the way I teach and I thought you would be a good match for me. Having gotten to know you better, I find that you are also very intelligent, ambitious, courteous, thoughtful and insightful – all qualities that I admire and need from someone to whom I look for advice. I learned a long time ago that if I could walk all over somebody, I inevitably would. I think that’s why I wrote off the other trainers. You seemed far more formidable than that! In our initial sessions, I was scared that, if I wasn’t good enough, you would give me the boot. That fear must have come from my music student experience, because I no longer have that impression of you; however, it got me off to a diligent start. Now, I enjoy working with you because I see the great progress I have made, in strength, overall fitness and weight loss. I enjoy working with you because I respect you. Whenever I have a question or want to schedule some sessions, you often respond to my emails within minutes. I really appreciate that. In the months we have been working together, I have not had any injuries – that’s fantastic! I really trust that you are having me do things I am capable of, while still pushing forward to tougher things. I enjoy all the positive reinforcement but I also appreciate that you made me work pretty hard for about 2 months before you coughed up a solid compliment. I think that you are an amazing teacher. When I have trouble picking up something new, you are good at breaking it down into smaller steps. It seems that I have made all this progress in a seamless fashion. In retrospect, I don’t have the impression that I have been working hard; I just have the impression that I have been having fun. I really like you as a person and I think you really understand what makes me click. I am certain that this is why things have gone so well. With other trainers, I have always reached a point where I just wanted the sessions to stop so that I could do my own thing. With you, that hasn’t happened once. I look forward to every session and can’t wait to see what is coming next. I am also pretty impressed that you asked me to write this document – I’m glad you are interested in my opinion!
Elizabeth D. (Trained 2010-present)
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