Testimonials2019-03-04T16:13:15+00:00

TESTIMONIALS

“I came to Gifford Fitness looking for a coach that could help me work through an old shoulder injury.  Nick (the Owner) and the rest of the staff were so great in providing modifications that worked for me and ensuring that I always got to do an equally tough workout.  I’ve gained a lot of strength and flexibility in the last year and have gotten to the point where I rarely need modifications anymore. If you have an injury that’s holding you back, I highly recommend Gifford Fitness!”

Brit Burleson – Physical Limitation

“My experience at the CrossFit Teens program has been amazing! I loved how I could see my progress and see how I improved since a month prior or even a week prior. As a swimmer I’ve never really done anything outside of the pool. I joined this sports camp for injury prevention and strength training. Not once this pasts season did I get an injury while other girls on the team have and I could feel how much stronger I felt in the water. I absolutely loved this program for helping me become an overall better athlete.”

– Mezi Koke- CrossFit Teens

“When I started this program I was very hesitant and I didn’t think that I could make any improvements. I previously had a botched knee surgery which led to chronic knee pain especially when exercising. Because of my knee problems, I had to give up volleyball and I couldn’t participate in physical activities that I previously loved. Since the first time I walked into the gym, I was in constant communication with the coach and together we were able to find out what I could do. We slowly increased the difficulty, adapting things as we went, and I began to see incredible results. Along with a balanced diet, recommended by the coach, my skin began to clear, I became much happier, and I was able to rediscover my athletic side. Joining this gym really turned my life around and it was one of the best decisions that I have ever made. I wish I could’ve started a long time ago. Going to this gym has become part of my routine and is always a highlight of my week. I never thought that I could become an athlete again and now that I am, I owe so much thanks to this gym.”

Fia Jurgens – Physical Limitation

“I’ve been going to Barbell club for a couple years now and I LOVE it! I am continually impressed at the changes I keep making and will continue to make. It’s a lot of fun and everyone is super supportive with lifters varying in all different strength levels.”

– Sai Lee – Barbell Club

“I love walking out of the store with a big bag of dog food over my shoulder or saying no to the   offer of help with my groceries and leaving the   cart behind. I feel younger and stronger than I  did 3 years ago when I started!”

Mary Kay Krouze – Barbell Club

“I decided to start nutrition coaching with Nick because I was sick of feeling tired, lethargic and flabby. I was a self-confessed sugar addict consuming sugar in pretty much every meal and snack I ate every day, and had been this way for as long as I remember. I’d always been slim though, so never really thought it was a problem until I moved to the US, and until I started CrossFit.

Nick’s nutrition coaching taught me how to eat properly balanced meals and provide the right fuel for my body to cope with day to day life and of course CrossFit. He taught me that it’s not about ‘diets’ and it doesn’t matter what the number on the scale says. It’s more important how you feel and how your clothes fit. He also taught me to be more adventurous with my meal choices and to plan ahead to make it easier to choose healthy food after a tiring day at work.

Now i’m equipped with the right tools and knowledge to fight and overcome my sugar addiction. And having had a taste for how good you feel when you do eat properly, I try to remember this to remind myself to make the right choices.”

– Joanne Hanson – Nutrition Coaching

 “The best thing about Gifford Fitness is the welcoming, come-as-you-are atmosphere. Yes, the workouts can be challenging, but as    Nick says, “Everything can be scaled!” You just have to show up and the coaches will meet you where you are and challenge you to go a little farther.  The Gifford Fitness community is tremendously supportive of one another and Nick and the coaching  staff are   truly invested in you as a person and that motivates me to keep showing up, even when I don’t want to, and even when  the workout has burpees!”

– Tiffany Cobb – CrossFit

“The CrossFit Teens program was an awesome experience for me. I loved how accomplished I felt after completing a workout, how Nick pushed me to do my best and break my personal records, and how all of the other people in the gym were supportive, no matter what. Before I did the program, I was almost always in pain, either from my joints or just being sore, and I didn’t really do anything else besides swimming, which isn’t very healthy. I’m really glad that I did the sports camp because it strengthened all of my muscles and joints, and it helped me become a better all around athlete.”

– Ava O’Rourke – CrossFit Teens

“Gifford Fitness is an open and welcoming community of people both starting their journey into a healthier life and those already dedicated to fitness. Nick is great at setting the workout and then adapting it to each person’s level. He takes the time with members to help them improve their movements and skills at a level appropriate for where they currently are. Thank you!”

– Aaron Christensen- CrossFit

“I’ve been working out with Nick for a few years.  When I started I literally could not get off the ground by myself.  If it weren’t for Nick I wouldn’t have been able to stick to Crossfit for more than a week.  He is incredibly supportive and made the workouts achievable. I’ve reached a point that I can do every workout and I’m the most fit I’ve ever been in my adult life.”

– Amy Lahti Lesher – Personal Training

“I am 61 with some arthritis and since joining Gifford Fitness my health and fitness has definitely improved since I joined and attend 4 times a week. I love that I can just show up and know the coach will challenge me to be stronger and watch me to assure I do the workout accurately to prevent injuries. I would never do the type of workouts I do if I did not have Gifford fitness to challenge me every time. I find it amazing that I can always do more than I think I can.”

– Mary Cocchiarella – CrossFit

“I joined the CrossFit Teens program at Gifford Fitness and it was one of the best decisions of my life. Before I joined, I hadn’t worked out in over a year and I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to keep up with the others. After the first day, I knew that I was wrong. The coach tailors everything specifically to your own capabilities and always listens if you have any concerns. This program was very fun and it was great to actually see my fitness level improve for the first time in a long time.”

– Fia Jurgens – CrossFit Teens

“One of the main benefits that I have found from the nutrition coaching has been the ease that has been brought into my life through the meal prep. While it does take time for me to meal prep, having this time saves me from grabbing whatever food I see first. During our meetings I am given one thing to focus on each week. This makes the whole task of nutrition much less daunting for me. This one accomplishment can help me see the progress that I am making and keep me motivated to continue.”

– Nicole Denman – Nutrition Coaching

“CrossFit Teens was a great thing for me. Every workout push me to be better then I ever thought I could be and after the workouts I felt so accomplished. It made me feel good for the rest of the day. CrossFit Teens was something that I am really happy I did and it was a great experience.”

– Gina Pehl- CrossFit Teens

“I joined the gym and was very limited in my movements because of double knee arthritis. Nick worked with me on movement modifications for the past 2 years. Now that I have built up my leg muscles, my arthritis pain has greatly reduced and I am able to run around with my boys!”

Bill Petrangelo – Physical Limitations

“Life is all about game changers.  Nick Gifford at Gifford Fitness was a huge game changer for me.   I had never participated in CrossFit, only dealt with many injured clients coming from CrossFit gyms with less than stellar coaches.The moment I met Nick,  I knew this place was different. Lifelong health and wellness for all clients is his priority. This completely aligns with my philosophy as well. We discussed the way the classes are structured and what types of movements to expect.   Due to my lack of experience with most of these complex movements, he suggested we start with a series of sessions called Movement Prep. 60 minutes of diving deep into each movement while paying close attention to my compensations and also my strength and ability.   I always left going… “Nick, you’re rewiring my brain!” What I learned during each of these sessions was vital to my success going forward into the classes. Whether you are just starting an exercise program or have been lifting for years, Nick will teach you something new and believe me it will be a game changer!”

– Ceili Ternes – Movement Prep

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