Testimonials

  • Personal Trainer Stratford

    When my roommate informed me that she would be entering a six week weight loss challenge at Genuine Fitness in Stratford, I thought why not? I can support her in this endeavour. After 6 weeks of dieting that with a bit of imagination was not hard to follow. Though who knew Greek yoghurt spread on toast was so good. Three classes a week at the gym with the wonderful staff who are genuinely supportive and perhaps even ore determined then I was that I would reach my goal. I will likely be cursing my trainers name for while even after I leave but really it is his job to make me work and he is willing and able to give substitutions whenever certain parts of your body just don't move that way anymore. I liked the classes and the use of my body weight as resistance as opposed to machines. Also with my short attention span I liked that we never did the same routine twice. I have come out of this experience stronger, 26 pounds lighter and thrilled to have reached and exceeded my goal.

    - Karen Beames
  • Personal Trainer Stratford

    I've always tried to maintain a healthy weight but my focus has always been on the number on the scale and not necessarily the overall health and strength of my body. After having surgery about a year ago, I realized how much I took my health for granted. I want to be better to myself and build my strength. I've tried a couple of gyms and Genuine Fitness is by far the best and I'm so excited to be a part of a fitness family as I continue to try and build my strength. Fitness is an ongoing lifestyle choice, not a quick fix and I'm so glad to be surrounded bu such an amazing group with all the support. Thanks for being so awesome!

    - Angela Smith
  • Personal Trainer Stratford

    Fitness has been an on again off again activity with me. I was feeling especially sluggish this spring so decided to do something about that and when we booked a holiday 6 weeks ago I decided it was time to be comfortable in the little black dress hanging in my closet. I have really enjoyed all of the workouts and have seen results in lost inches and lbs. So I am one happy Genuine Fitness customer.

    - Laura Snowden
  • Personal Trainer Stratford

    Love your messages.... truly truly genuine.... from the bottom of your heart.... honest, fun, positive and motivating.... never judged and always credited to even the smallest of goals or progress reached. Amazing remarkable gym as far as I'm concerned.

    - Amanda Martin-De Oliveira
  • Personal Trainer Stratford

    I got tired of the way I was feeling and looking. Even my fat pants weren't fitting anymore. Lol. It was time to make a change. I saw the results a friend was making here so I made the call and I haven't looked back. I'm down 26 pounds and I feel great!! For the first time in a long time I am so proud of me!! I have a long way to go but I'm glad you all are part of my journey!! U DA BOMB!!

    - Jennifer Super
  • Personal Trainer Stratford

    1st time in my adult life I have enjoyed my workouts and missed them when I'm not there. Such positive support from everyone. Have gained an extended family really. I've hit one big weight loss goal so far... on my way to the biggest yet... have SO much more strength than before, feel much better already in my clothes and skin... have more energy and I prove to my family that putting myself First has great ripple effects for all of them.

    - Amanda Martin-De Oliveira
  • Personal Trainer Stratford

    I joined to slow down the aging process. Two neck injuries several years ago when I was very into sports had begun to have a serious impact on my ability to raise my arms. Various therapies helped the pain but over time my strength disappeared. Other gyms didn't offer the coaching I needed to accommodate my injury. As I approach 60 I'm not the active person I would like to be or once was. After 3 months at Genuine Fitness I'm very aware that I'm getting my strength back and my balance. For the first time in 20 years I feel like there is a chance I'll be able to do anything I want even when I'm 80!

    - Linda Sparks
  • Personal Trainer Stratford

    I love the Genuine Fitness atmosphere... The 30 Day Challenge with my girlfriend Carol Ann Whitney... who persuaded me to the challenge!!!.. I was convinced after the fourth week I was loving the experience and knew I would definitely continue!!... I was surprised at how Awesome I felt I had not participated in group training before!.. In 3 months I was more flexible and prepared for my telephone pole climb in Marco Island Florida in June... Totally would not have succeeded with out All of you!!!.
    Thanks Ryan Livingston Alan Carter Michaela Wettlaufer and Megan Foster.

    - Cathy Anstett
  • Personal Trainer Stratford

    Hmmm.. well everything is different.. my energy my mood my motivation my capability.. love every part of it!

    - Laurie Primeau
  • Personal Trainer Stratford

    So much stronger! Reaching fitness goals I never thought possible. Have lost 5% body fat. Look forward to each and every workout! Love the group's they along with the awesome staff motivate me!

    - Christine Foster
  • Personal Trainer Stratford

    I have noticed a general better mental mindset and stable energy level since starting. As well I can lift heavier weights.

    - Nicholle Jolene
  • Personal Trainer Stratford

    Staff is great! Because of them I am actually at a weight I have not been close to in 18 years.

    - Gary VanZandwijk
  • Personal Trainer Stratford

    I absolutely love working out at this place. No longer have any back pain. My strength has improved 100% and I am more fit than ever. Such a great group to train with!!

    - Kelley Jacobs
  • Personal Trainer Stratford

    I just finished my 6 week challenge and could not have been more pleased with it. The whole team there was friendly and made it easy to ask questions and go to the gym. The workouts were great and allowed me to gain muscle and do exercises I didn't think I would be capable of. The whole atmosphere there was amazing and the meal plan was incredibly easy to use, while still being very effective, which made following it that much better. Absolutely loved it and would recommend it to everyone no matter their level of fitness they are starting at � ��

    - Jennifer Hamm
  • Personal Trainer Stratford

    Just finished up with the 6 week challenge there. Exercise was something that I dreaded my whole life but Ryan and Alan made it fun! Along with that you will meet many new friends along the way with goals that are the same as yours. I would recommend anyone call sign up for 6 week challenge or just sign up for group fitness! It will change your life!

    - Jason Van Moorsel
  • Personal Trainer Stratford

    I don’t know where to start. I have been working with Ryan for just over a year now. I was excited and eager to join Genuine Fitness when it opened in January. The concept of group workouts and a fitness challenge appealed to me. I am competitive and this was just what I needed to get to the next level. With high blood pressure and about 30 extra lbs. I needed to do something different to improve my overall health. December before I started the challenge my blood pressure was 165/96. January 2 I started the challenge. The diet plan is easy to follow and the recipe book has enough in it to not get bored. Having the Facebook VIP page lets everyone share their struggles successes and some amazing food creations. That support is huge having all these “REAL” people along for the ride. 3 weeks into the challenge I had another blood pressure check and after 3 readings and thinking the machine was broken it measured 114/78. Most people think of diet and exercise as a way to loose weight but they forget the other benefits that can come along with that. Ryan, Alan and Michaela at Genuine Fitness listen to each client and help them to individually reach their goals. I would like to tell anyone who wants better health and maybe a side benefit of stronger muscles and maybe even loose a few pounds to join Genuine Fitness it will be money well spent.

     

    - Sherrif McCallum
  • Personal Trainer Stratford

    Let me start by saying that Ryan and Genuine Fitness has been the best decision I have made for myself in a very long time. Ryan is very dedicated to helping you achieve your goals. He understands that everyone is different and every situation unique and plans your workouts to you specifically. I wouldn’t want to train with anyone or anywhere else and I look forward to my continuing training with Ryan in 2018.

    - Rhonda Vaughan
  • Personal Trainer Stratford

    I want to send a shout out to my fantastic trainer Ryan Livingston and the whole crew at Genuine Fitness for helping me with my fitness and wellness goals. First milestone reached and the next within reach! My aim is now to be able to re-join our fantastic Cricket Team with a strong shoulder and a stronger being.

    - Edward Daranyl