Our members ROCK! Their experiences are AWESOME! Even better when they share them with us!
Here is what they are saying about FitWorkz!
July 5, 2013
You’ll probably get a chuckle from this. In the last 8 years I have never been without working out until my thyroid went into a tail spin and I got sick this last winter. I haven’t been in a “group” setting since the boxing gym and that’s been 4 yrs plus. I’ve signed up for Evolution training tomorrow–and I am nervous. I can’t even imagine how I will do–or how sore I will be come Sunday or Monday. Signed up for Monday and Wednesday as well.
LOVED the posting you put on facebook–about beating “her”.
It’s perfect for where I am at right now.
Yup. Nervous–and excited.
July 4, 2013
Hi Ray !
Last week while working out at Fitworkz, I thought back to when I purchased my 1st gym membership; I was in my early/mid 40’s, now I’m 70. Since then I have held annual memberships in 3 states, 6 cities, and 14 gyms; sometimes 2 0r 3 at the same time. Some kind of Junkie, huh? Never wanted to miss a workout.
Telling you like it is, “Fitworkz is overall the very finest facility I have ever known, and the only one I will miss.” You have done an outstanding job of creating a professionally managed gym with the most knowledgable and helpful staff I have ever known. You, Ray, have continuously re-invested in upgrades, new programs for the betterment of members, and state of the art equipment; most gyms only want to sell a membership and forget all else. Fitworkz, the staff and members have created an atmosphere of belonging I will not forget. My best wishes to all.
***Jim we miss you already!!!
June 28, 2013
MariJo had been training for a marathon before a muscular injury literally stopped her in her tracks. After a functional movement screen, gait analysis, and running analysis was performed here at FitWorkz several muscular imbalances were identified and trained accordingly. After just five sessions with a sport performance training specialist she is now running pain free and the entire FitWorkz team is happy to see her back in action! TRAIN SMART! Have a nagging pain holding your training back? Ask for a FREE consult with a trainer!
June 30, 2013
via facebook messaging
Tessa tagged you in a post.
Tessa wrote: “For those of you who knew me when I lived in Illinois, you knew me as an overweight woman who always had a smile for everyone. I was always happy, always smiling, but I was hiding a terrible secret behind my smile. I was 230 lbs, and behind closed doors i was very depressed & very unhappy. I slept all the time, I wasn’t happy in my marriage of 10 years, and I had gained 70+ lbs during my marriage. I didn’t realize I was depressed until one of my daughters friends said to her, ” what’s wrong with your mom? I’ve never seen anyone sleep as much as she does.” When I wasn’t sleeping, I was eating. I was in denial. Then I saw a photo of myself that was taken at a friends baby shower and I was horrified. I couldn’t believe I looked like that. I had to do something to get healthy, to feel better about myself. I joined a gym in Dekalb IL. and I met Ray Binkowski. He was the owner of Fitworkz athletic club and got me on a 16 week program. It worked! I started losing weight and feeling better about myself. In fact, the gym was my happy place. I didn’t like my job at the time, I didn’t want to be at home because I was unhappy there, but when I walked into the gym, I felt at home. I actually had people care about me and care that I was getting fit. Well long story short, I divorced my husband of 10 years, moved to Arkansas to be with my parents, I got an awesome job at a great company, I met the man of my dreams, I got married again, and in the 3 yrs I’ve been here in Arkansas, I’ve lost 60 pounds. I still have a ways to go, because I want to loose another 15 lbs and get toned, but I am so much happier now, happier then I have ever been in my whole life!
June 24, 2013
One month re-assesment…”shorts are falling off. Down 5 lbs of fat!!! “Eat by Color” is SO easy!”
June 23, 2013
From Facebook and client that lives out of the area.
June 23, 2013
“I had a conversation this week with a person who I just think couldn’t be happy for someone. She asked me how the gym was going and I modestly told her good and that I was working on my own now and taking in a evolution class a week. I also said how you were so very kind to continue to let me check in with you once a month. She then proceed to say, “well you know that they can manipulate those numbers any way they want. I was set a back. Too bad she would have such a negative out look. I then decided she needed to hear how much I had reduced my body fat and that clothes don’t lie.”
June 22, 2013