Even though I'd suggest that you read all these testimonials ... since one or more of them may relate to your situation ... I recognize that some people are more "visual".
If this is you, JUST CLICK HERE to see clients' "before and after" pics.
Incidentally, in the interest of total transparency, these Personal training testimonials are all solicited.
In other words, on an ongoing basis I ask clients who meet their fitness goals (or otherwise thought they made significant progress) if they would be comfortable giving me an honest testimonial/review ... but only if they thought it was merited.
These clients were also asked if they're ok with being contacted for verification purposes in the rare event that this is asked for.
As you can imagine most people are not be too comfortable with that (no matter how impressed they are/were with me! lol) but the testimonials of the ones who are .. are posted here.
However, to be clear. No client was rewarded or remunerated in any fashion for giving a testimonial. Therefore all testimonials are strictly voluntary and verifiable.
Ok, now that we've got that out of the way, these testimonials are fairly typical representations of all of my other success stories that I've had over the years. (As other clients feel comfortable about theirs being made public I'll be posting them here as well.)
BTW, I've been blessed to have a whole bunch of great clients over the years (the majority of my clients are obviously not on this page) ... so much so that whenever they come in for their sessions, each and every one of them makes my day just a little brighter! :)
So just in case you're a client reading this ... thank YOU for helping to make MY job a really fulfilling one!
So Colin asked me to give a Personal training review/testimonial and I agreed. However this is gonna be a bit different because its also a testimonial about HIS progress. (BTW, I challenged him to post it so we'll see if he does, since it reveals some surprising things about him)
So a little while back I was with him for about six months and wasn't seeing nearly the amount of progress in terms of my fitness that I thought I should see. Here I was with this supposedly "most experienced of them all" personal trainer and I was really stuck. Now to be fair, I wasn't following all of his advice.
However since I was showing up for my sessions religiously I thought that would be enough. Anyways, one day I was so frustrated that I actually challenged him to do the things he was telling me (and I assume his other clients too) to do.
See at that time he himself was quite "chunky" as well so I was a little skeptical of his methods. To my surprise, he viewed it as partly a challenge and partly as a way to motivate ME to get on track.
Long story short, over the next three to four months he dropped about thirty pounds! (which he said was "a healthy rate" of weight loss.)
To say I felt a bit foolish was an understatement so I decided to get on track with what he was teaching me. Guess what? Got to my goal weight within six months. (I had quite a bit more weight to lose than he had! lol) Thanks for persisting and not losing the faith in me! Robert.
"I have been going to see Colin to get back into shape for the past couple of months. I really enjoy the quiet atmosphere and the personal attention Colin provides during our session. He knows how much to push and when to pull back. Definitely recommended if you're looking for a personal trainer to help you get back into shape!" Ngat
"About 5 years ago my family doctor recommended that I get a personal fitness trainer. I found The Fitness Workshop and have no regrets. Colin is firm and makes a good workout feel like fun. He is experienced with safety and cleanliness uppermost on his mind. I look forward to my work days." Tessa
"When I met Colin, losing weight had become a very difficult task for me after trying several diets, injections, workouts. He is so fun to work with that you don't realize you are shedding the excess weight while laughing and working hard. Colin is well knowledgeable and experienced plus, safety and injury prevention is number one for him." Rosy
"If you're trying to get results and obtain those unachievable goals, Colin and The Fitness Workshop are what you're looking for. No matter your athletic ability or current fitness level Colins will tailor a plan perfect for your needs. His decades of experience have made him a motivational guru with a very personable touch. So if you're trying to improve your health and get in shape give Colin at The Fitness Workshop a call today." Mark
"If you're looking for a personal trainer who will challenge you and bring your health and wellness to its fullest potential, look no further. Colin has a wealth of knowledge that can only be gained from years of experience, and will get you results (as long as you do your part in effort and a healthy diet - you need to put in the work too) while pushing you to your potential in a safe and efficient way. Added bonus, he's super friendly and easy to talk to, so workouts go by in a flash! Working with him has been one of the best experiences in my 16 years of working with personal trainers (and you can imagine, there have been a few). Give him a call today - you have nothing to lose and he won't pressure you if you don't feel it's a good fit (win-win situation)". Leanne
"I have been trying to get fit for the last 10 years but really decided to take it seriously 2019. Many times I've found myself signing up for gym memberships packages that include a certain amount of hours with a personal trainer and nutritionist and have been unsuccessful in reaching my journey. I had difficulty getting to the gym and committing, mostly because I'm an introvert and I get anxiety when being in crowded places. Another reason being I had no clue how to operate any of the equipment and did not feel comfortable asking for help. Considering my history with fitness and the need to change my lifestyle I took it upon myself to do things differently this time and look for something more one-on-one. Since 2019 I've been with Colin and that has been the best decision I have made for my health. He has been so amazing that he has taken my fitness goals as a personal challenge. Despite the fact that we were greatly affected by COVID restrictions and lock downs and everything has been prolonged- he has stayed enthusiastic about reaching my goal and has been cheering me on the whole way. He has 30 years of experience in physical training but to top it he is so bubbly and positive which makes this whole process easier and enjoyable. He teaches you how to use every equipment safely and designs a program specific to you and your level of fitness. He sets realistic goals, makes you feel absolutely comfortable and changes the intensity of the training over time depending on your progress. He gives you just enough push to see results but does not make you overwhelmed. The gym offers a lot if privacy, it is fully wiped down and sanitized after every use. Its a family oriented space and there is no judgment here - I am glad I joined The Fitness Workshop!" Sheeba
"As my trainer Colin goes beyond his call of duty for an experienced trainer.
He listens to really hear what I am saying, so he knows exactly my challenges and helps me work through mu obstacles.
He helps you build muscles and lose body fat he conveys this in a way that's easy to understand and make logical sense.
You truly get a personnel trainer a fitness consultant and a motivator all in one package."
"I had a little less than a year to get in shape for my wedding. I was at the highest weight I'd ever been. Unhealthy with extremely low confidence. I had a barely-used gym membership that I decided to cancel when an internet search led me to Colin at The Fitness Workshop. Not gonna lie, he was tough on me. He didn't allow excuses which in turn meant I was held accountable and that is exactly what I needed. One-on-one training with someone who actually cared. He's a skilled professional with a friendly, fun side that often brought laughs within the grueling workouts. He was very focused on helping me reach my goals and I was thrilled to have him and his lovely family at my wedding. I highly recommend Colin" (The Fitness Workshop). Rebecca
"Colin is an excellent personal trainer with not only a wealth of knowledge but also passion to see his clients excel in fitness and overall physical health. Highly recommended to anyone interested in taking the next step towards their fitness goals." Moaz
"I love Colin and the Fitness workshop.. I've been there for about 6 months or so and have noticed nice changes in my physique - Thanks colin - you RAWK!" Nicole Kamphuis.
"When I met Colin I hoped I had found the right person to help me achieve my weight loss goal. I had no idea of what profound change he would have on every aspect of my life. Colin has changed the way I think of myself. I no longer think that I am whiny, lazy, a quitter or not motivated. I now know that I can do whatever I want to in life. Colin's humour and easy going ways have turned me from a couch potato into a person who goes hiking with friends. His professionalism is inspiring to watch. I have indeed been blessed to have a personal trainer as terrific as Colin." Karen Cook
"Joining the Fitness Work Shop and training with Colin has truly changed my life. He is a remarkable motivator with extensive knowledge in physical fitness. I have learned so much with regard to training and nutrition in such a short period of time. One of the best decisions I could have made!" Navin Pollard
"I've been overweight for as long as i can remember. I've tried everything from fad diets, pills, gyms and even in-home gym equipment. Nothing had ever worked for me, until I contacted The Fitness Workshop. At first I was hesitant and honestly, a bit shy. I had not been active for years but Colin made me feel comfortable right away.
It's been 3 months since I started with Colin and I truly feel like a new person after losing over 35 lbs! I am in the best shape of my life, going from a size 12 to a 7. I love the workouts and Colin makes working out fun and super effective!
There are many investments that we make and wonder if it was all worth it in the end, well this is one of the best investments I've ever made! This is money well spent. Nothing can change how fabulous I feel today. 3 months ago, I was lazy and overweight. Today I am at a normal weight and love working out. I'm very close to reaching my goal and will be renewing for another 30 session package. I am a new person and I thank Colin everyday for changing my life! :)"
"After years of trying to lose weight with different trainers, I finally found a trainer that made a great impact in my life, Colin. He has changed me physically and mentally. He is the only trainer that I have seen continuous weight loss results with, and one who was not afraid to tackle my weight loss goal despite my knee problems. I am the healthiest, fittest, and thinnest I have ever been in my life, thanks to Colin. I look forward to every work out. He knows how to push you without being so 'in your face' aggressive (like some of the trainers you see on TV), he always switches exercise routines so you or your body are never bored, and he's always in a cheery mood. I am so thankful I made the decision to come to the Fitness Workshop and train with Colin, he has given me my life long dream of losing weight and finally looking and feeling great in my own body. Thank you Colin, you are the best trainer, and have become a good friend." Rita Topjian
"I had been looking to hire a personal trainer for a while until I came across the Fitness Workshop.
What made me sign up with the Fitness Workshop was Colin Moses' attitude towards my personal goals. The constant motivation to focus on my goals without the "salesman's attitude" made me believe that his number 1 concern was for his clients' health rather than focusing on selling his services.
Now I'm not easily impressed with any types of services... but 3 months later, I am still working out with Colin and I feel stronger than ever. I am impressed with my body's changes as well as the increased weights I've been able to lift compared to day 1.
As a top notch body builder, he knows everything there is to know about building muscles and cutting down the fat. His gym contains all of the equipments required to lose weight and to build muscles....
I look forward to having Colin as my personal trainer for many more months to come." Denis Lan
"I had the opportunity to train with Colin for 8 months and it truly changed my life. I was able to lose weight and get to my goal weight and build muscle, but the most amazing part was that my body completely transformed and I looked lean and strong and also felt the best I ever had in my life.
Colin is very professional and an excellent trainer as he explains the process that is happening each Personal training session. It is a systematic and step by step experience that is attainable for everyone because Colin always pushes you to do your best. He is motivating and very fun to work with. Thank you Colin!" Mahsa Mahdavi
"I have been working out with Colin Moses from the Fitness Workshop for over a year now. I've been extremely happy with the results and the different programs that Colin has set up for me over the past year. I came in with certain goals in mind and Colin has helped me to achieve them. I have worked with 3 or 4 different trainers over the past 7 years and Colin is by far the best. With over 20 years of bodybuilding, I find Colin is extremely knowledgeable. He mixes up the program very well and keeps it interesting with a variety of exercises. He is a very positive motivator and keeps a very clean gym. I would highly recommend Colin to anyone looking for personal training. No matter what your goals are Colin will get you there." Matt Dawson
"Two years at the fitness workshop and I am in the best shape of my life and getting better! Colin has taken me from a back injury that held me back performance wise to breaking through, gaining strength of body mind and spirit to have not only a great physical appearance from when I first started with him, I now also have peace of mind, and well being. Working with Colin has been a wondrous experience I never thought having a persoanl trainer could be so effective in so many areas of my life. Inspired, motivated and supported on all levels, I can only say try it and you will see how awesome it is ... you will never go back to working out alone!!" Nancy Warren
"This year I decided that enough was enough! I was fed up of feeling fed up. It was time for a change. My weight had escalated to 180lbs, and I did some research on Personal Trainers in the Toronto area, and felt a little discouraged with the cost! I stumbled across Colin's website; made the decision to not put it off any longer, I called. I met Colin the same day for a consultation and I felt really comfortable telling him why I was there and what I wanted to achieve. It was then that I took a leap of faith and signed up for 18 sessions (at a great rate). I cannot say how happy I am for making that decision. So far, I have lost over 15 lbs, my body feels more toned and my clothes are feeling loose! My training sessions are awesome, I feel invigorated; I sleep better, I feel stronger and I have a lot more energy. Each session has been motivating, challenging yet entertaining! I have so much fun when I work out with Colin. Don't be fooled though, this guy really knows his stuff. While you're having fun working out, he's making sure you're pushing yourself." Vanessa Arndt
"After working out with Colin for 6 months, I am in the best shape that I have been in my life -at 40 years old and 6 months after having my third baby! I get compliments regularily, feel fabulous and have become the fastest player on my hockey team." Laura Dawson
"I joined up with Colin for 12 Personal training sessions and at the end of those promptly renewed for another 12. The testimonials on the website reflect my own feelings about the quality of service Colin provides. One of the best things is the way Colin rotates the exercises so that you do different things every time but when an exercise is repeated after say four weeks, you find that your ability to do the exercise has significantly increased from before. Excellent motivation and personal attention make this the best choice for anyone with a fitness goal. Well done Colin and thanks!" Natarajan Rajarajan
"Training with Colin at The Fitness Workshop has been the best health decision that I have made. I have increased my strength, stamina and energy. My clothes fit great and I look better now (in my mid fifties) than I have ever looked before. The compliments are endless. Thank you Colin for offering such a knowledgeable, enjoyable and fun place to work out. I always look forward to coming to The Fitness Workshop." Vivianne Pakkanen
"When I heard that Sunnybrook Hospital had asked you to come in and give a talk to 200 of their doctors, nurses and staff I knew that you were the guy that I had to call. I wanted above average Fitness Training so I called and I haven't looked back since! I'm already HALF A PERSON down in weight!!! Not only that but I've gotten some really cool improvement in the tone of my muscles ... how exciting is that? I love how you use positive reinforcement as your motivational style and not the rah rah style I see on TV with these weight loss shows. Not only are you my mentor but you've become a cool friend ... thank you Colin!" Kate Barnabus
To Colin, you're the man! Thanks for keeping me motivated and helping me reach my fitness goals. This is one of the best decisions I've ever made and I look forward to continuing to train with you. Mohammed Khalifa
"Are you really certified? Your rates are ONE THIRD of what I've researched so far!" Peter Rabello.
"This experience has been the best of my life. I can't believe I ENJOY exercise now" Holly Burt.
"If you ever want me to write a blurb for your website I'd be all over that. Even though I work hard here, I find it a very calming and relaxed experienced ... does that sound weird?" Sureeta Sukesh.
"Personality makes all the difference, you make the sessions go so much easier" Trina Williams
"The thing I lOVE about your sessions is that you're so positive and you make me feel like I'm the only client you have" Mika Kardashi _______________________________________
"I've been working out for many years now and after being here for just a few weeks I've realized that there is sooooo much to learn!" SIXTEEN pounds down so far! ... I've never lost this much weight in this short of time without starving myself!" Susan Nicholas (Susan had only been with me for 4 weeks at the time of this comment) ______________________________________
As a woman, we're programmed to be "the weaker sex". Today I feel stronger and more empowered than I've ever felt before in my life. I can't tell you what that has done for my self esteem!" Patricia Kadan _______________________________________
"Do I TRULY get my money back if I don't meet my goals? What's the catch? I've never heard of such a thing in all my experience with Personal Trainers!" Don Perkins ______________________________________
"I'd finally decided to stop fooling myself about losing weight without exercise ... and am I glad I did! Not only have I now lost the most weight I've ever lost (working out with you) ... but I'm loving your strategies on keeping it off!" Katherine O'Donnell ______________________________________
"9.68 pounds on average per month loss for the last three months straight ... I'm blown away!" Jackie Gus
"To be honest I came to you out of desperation because I really didn't think you could pull it off ... I had always been a size 18 so I was stunned when I realized that you'd gotten me into a FOURTEEN! I can't tell you how much that meant to me. (Greg's happy too!)" Erica Sinclair
This is just for the next few days or the next three clients ... whichever comes first. Call me today at 416-726-4482 for an absolutely FREE no obligation consultation.