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Michael Hauser by Kitty Garrett

03 October, 2014 0 comments Leave a comment

Joining Island Fitness and working with trainer Michael Hauser has changed my life. I was very shy about using the gym, and uncomfortable and completely ignorant about what to do there. Michael “just two more” Hauser is patient and supportive and very knowledgeable. He put me at my ease and addressed my exact fitness goals with humor and skill. He tailored a program to me, and is always working to help me make progress. Michael “I think that was only 8” Hauser repeatedly reviewed how to use the weights/machines safely to avoid injury. Island fitness gym is a friendly place where you can extend your life and the quality of that life. They have not commented at all on my struggles with correct fitness clothing and always greet you at the front desk with an encouraging smile (do those cheerful early morning desk people sleep at the gym?). With Michael “can you feel that?” Hauser’s help, I am stronger and very happy to be getting better all the time. One tip: if someone at the gym ever asks you if you can “feel that”, ALWAYS say yes.

Gale Wetmore, my first ever personal trainer! by R.H.

03 June, 2014 0 comments Leave a comment

Based on my success with you as my first ever personal trainer, at almost age 66, and my experiences as one of the older baby boomers, I firmly believe that there are many more like me out there who would be similarly thrilled and relieved to become involved in a similar program. I ended up in personal training only because when I did the personal fitness assessment, I was shocked, and frankly scared, at how far out of shape I was, not to mention my deep concern that without help, I would not know how to use all the equipment and might end up going nowhere.

Working with you, I have not only begun to improve my core strength, a concept about which I previously unaware, but also I appreciate your working with me with where I am starting, out of shape, injured knee, etc, identifying muscle groups large and small that need recognition and movement, kind of like physical therapy for all parts of the body. All of this will be so valuable to folks such as I, hoping to live a healthy and active later phase of life. I know I will get there, one step at a time. And I am confident that there are many more out there in situations like to mine, but who similarly have no clue how much they need this type of help and how and where to get it.

Thanks, Gale,  for all your help to date. I'm amazed at the positive difference it is making already.


28 April, 2014 0 comments Leave a comment

I wanted to take the opportunity to say what an amazing trainer you have in Kristin! I've been working with her since last October, and she has been a tireless supporter and an inspiration for me to get fit. She is always prompt, professional, friendly, and enthusiastic. Her gradual addition of heavier weights and more challenging exercises have resulted in my steady progress toward increased strength and stamina. Her frequent praise, "good job!," keeps me going on days when I feel less than 100%. I look forward to working with her for years to come!