FT's model is great, but really, it's the people. The trainers at FT create an atmosphere of positivity and encouragement. I never thought I would be a person who looks forward to working out. But here I am!
As a client since fall 2016, I've been impressed with the positive transitions as new trainers come on board and current trainers say good-bye. This past quarter I began work with a new person, Rich, and the "hand-off" went quite smoothly. The departing trainer gave me a few weeks' notice, giving me time to process the change. Rich observed me with both the departing person and another trainer, Noah, who has worked with me for many months. Rich brings a great combination of fitness skills and overall upbeat personality; that's been the case for everyone I've worked with at FT Silver Spring. I sense that the two trainers briefed Rich on all the details of my workout likes and dislikes, since he's added them easily into our work, often without my mentioning them first.
The program is personalized and adapted to your specific needs and goals. One on one training is the best way to achieve your goals. All of the trainers are great to work with and coordinate with one another so having different trainers on different days is not a problem.
The staff is friendly, accommodating, and very personable. I get frequent e-mail check-ins and in-person queries about not just my fitness goals and metrics, but a more holistic look at my life goals and fitness regimen going forward. The staff's attitudes have really helped me to embrace a philosophy and mindset that will last not just for the blocks of time in the studio, but outside it and for the rest of my life.
The personal attention and collaborative support from the trainers. They listen to you, help you evaluate your needs, and provide appropriately challenging workouts. I feel better than I have in decades
Proper balance of motivation and respect for their clients. The program is certainly challenging but the trainers are respectful of where the client is at in their journey and match the program to their individual needs and desires
FT has totally changed my body and my life! I started as your typical out of shape, overworked mom. Despite some major setbacks, the team never let me give up, and now I plank on the bosu ball! They really make the impossible, possible.
This quarter, the trainer I work with most often has introduced exercises to help me reach a goal of better everyday functioning despite my diagnosis of Parkinson's disease. As I work with her on core strength, balance and communication between the brain and the body, I recall many of the exercises I learned with physical therapists a few years ago. I appreciate both the science of this new set of exercises and the way she is putting it all together.