To Whom It May Concern:
For many years I have been a member of several gyms, worked with personal trainers and have been inspired & on a mission to get healthy. I came to Joe Fox, of TrainSMART personal fitness by chance. I won a 6 week consultation with Joe. At our first meeting Joe told me this would be different; and he was right. On the other hand I told Joe I wanted him to teach me things I did not know; I wanted to come out of there more educated. For all the years I had been working out, no one ever instructed me to build the house (my muscles) on a solid foundation (my body) and why; they just told me to do cardio, aerobics, lift weights, and to spend endless hours in the gym trying to accomplish & achieve the results I was after.
Joe worked with me and started from the beginning. First, by doing measurements, cardio testing, strength and stretch tests just as others had. Then the work began. Joe started teaching me to build a foundation first from stretching & strengthening my core. We focused on stability & core training; protecting my back and my weak areas. I couldn't believe for all the time I spent in the gym how weak I was in those areas and how much I benefited from learning the basics first. Each session focused on teaching; not going into the gym and just "doing". Eventually we worked up to weights and resistance training.
Once my session was complete Joe sent me a very detailed report. He put a lot of time and effort into this document and program. It detailed from the beginning the exercises he taught me with instructions and diagrams. He taught me how to first build a foundation and by doing that worked all the muscle groups as well and strengthened my whole body; and taught me to do exercises which worked several muscle groups at a time cutting down on the time needed to work individual muscle groups.
Joe is a caring, compassionate, kind hearted knowledgeable trainer. I would highly recommend to anyone who wants to begin a training program or to anyone who has trained for years but has not seen the results they wanted to work with Joe Fox thru TrainSMART and to learn the correct way to build a workout plan. Why it is important to learn how the body works and why it is so important to do the core & stabilization building first. Learning this, may lead to less body damage, back injuries and a better understanding of why a certain exercise works or does not work.
I wish Joe the best of luck in his new workout center!! If given the opportunity to work with Joe you should embrace the chance.