I’ve worked with a few personal trainers over the years and while I have some great things to say about those I’ve used prior to Nick, I must say Nick exceeds their skill and professionalism by leaps and bounds. If you’re looking to chat about the hockey game or your party weekend, Nick is the wrong trainer for you. He packs every second of our sessions with no-nonsense highly-skilled instruction and a hardcore workout. I typically train in pairs and our 60 minutes is used with absolute efficiency. We get a fantastic, challenging fast-paced and motivating workout packed with instruction, guidance, innovation and support. He’s made me not only enjoy the training sessions but has added great value to when I train on my own as my form and efficiency is up 10 fold and the results have been incredible and noticed by not only myself but those around me!
I have been training with Nick, in a small group session, for over a year. Nick is knowledgeable, personable and motivating. He runs an incredibly professional gym. Nick takes into account my strengths and injuries and tailors every workout to my individual needs. I always leave his sessions feeling energized! I look forward to my weekly session with Nick!
I started training with Nick five months ago from the recommendation of my chiropractor for my Stage 1 L5 spondylolisthesis injury. I was so impressed with the knowledge and care that Nick provides in our sessions. Nick plans each of my sessions with a purpose to strengthen everything around the injury. This takes pressure off of the muscles and tissues that are sore and overworked. Nick does not shy away from the fact that I am limited in exercises that I can do. He modifies each exercise so I can do it, and listens to and encourages my feedback. Nick is available, it seems like, all day. He keeps in contact with me to monitor my back after each workout. If I have questions he gets back to me within 24 hours. I have never met someone more professional and passionate about his work and his clients.
Fast forward to now, my back pain has decreased 70%. I have lost 10 pounds, and I have gained so much muscle that I have been receiving compliments left and right. The gym used to be very intimidating for me. I never knew what to do, and exercising was a chore. Now I really look forward to my sessions, Nick makes them fun and challenging. My results have been amazing, and I will continue to train with him to accomplish all of my goals.
I first learned about Nick Cosgrove eight months ago through gym mates, Grant and Simon, who I hadn’t see in a while and who looked….amazing!
“What changed? What are you doing differently?” I asked enthusiastically. Both individuals had started training with Nick.
Here is what I love and appreciate about Nick, and why I won’t go anywhere else:
He is an excellent trainer who respects and empowers every client – regardless of age, gender, or fitness level. I admire his dedication, his intellect, and knowledge in the field of health and education and fitness. He practices what he preaches, and I always learn something new from his classes and his blog posts. Nick is completely “present”, in the moment, focused on each of us, reminding us to breathe properly, adjusting our technique when needed, modifying our exercises (because he remembers what we can/cannot do, for e.g. with past injuries), while encouraging, challenging and pushing us.
Therapeutically, I have benefitted tremendously from Nick’s coaching. The severe pain and stiffness, I once suffered as a result of an accident, have subsided; my strength and my range of motion have improved significantly. I now have more confidence in my weight training abilities. Consequently, my serotonin levels are way, way up!
My gratitude to Nick for helping me to feel and be strong again….and to Grant and Simon who, by the way, still look amazing!