New York, NY 10065
I’ve always been athletic, but it’s been a long time since I felt and looked like a real athlete. I played soccer in college, however I’ve always dreaded working out (especially running) and even though I no longer liked the way I looked or felt, I just couldn’t seem to motivate myself to start working out again.
This past year I got engaged to be married and even then it took a long time for me to realize that I needed to change my lifestyle if I wanted to feel and look good on my wedding day. After all, those pictures last for forever, right? I decided to try to get in shape. I worked out with a couple of trainers at other gyms before finding Jeff and his team at Halevy Life through a deal on GiltCity. I explained my time restraint (only 2 months until the wedding!) to Jeff during the first assessment. I knew Jeff usually just did the first session with everyone and I fully expected to be placed with one of the other trainers for my remaining private sessions. Amazingly, the next day I received a phone call from Jeff himself and because his client base had recently grown exponentially and it takes him (as owner and head trainer) a long time to find and train members of his staff to the level that he deems acceptable, he therefore didn’t have enough staff members available to train me several times a week so I could see a difference before my big day. He took full responsibility for this issue and then offered to train me himself! This just proved to me how much Jeff cares about his clients, his company, and his great reputation.
Others have commented on how great the training is at Halevy Life and while I fully agree that the training is amazing, I can honestly say I’ve also been extremely impressed with the people. The trainers are personable and put their full effort into each session, not only making sure my weight lifting form is correct so I don’t get hurt but also pushing me to do my best no matter the circumstances. There are days I walk in feeling exhausted or sick and at the end, I always walk out feeling like I accomplished something. One of the best parts is that as hard as I work, I never wake up so sore that I can’t walk/move the next day…which has definitely happened to me with some trainers elsewhere.
Of course I’m also thrilled with the results (lost about 13 pounds and 2 dress sizes in 2 months just from working out 2-3 times a week and eating a little healthier). The seamstress had to take in my wedding dress 4 times and even then, it was a little too big on my wedding day (I guess if you’re going to have a problem that day then that’s probably the best type). With the results I saw from a little cardio and a lot of weight training, my only regret is that I didn’t start sooner. Who knows what kind of results I would have seen in 6 months versus 2! Plus, I can get great results by training 2-3 times a week instead of having to spend spend time at the gym every day, so I still have a nice balance in my life. I can’t say that I’ve experienced the SP sessions, but there is always one going on when I have my private sessions and I have to say that from the first time I saw one, I thought it was the most impressive semi-private session I’d ever seen.
Training with Jeff and his team at Halevy Life, I feel like an athlete again. The wedding is over but the hard part of maintaining and getting into even better shape is just beginning. I have no doubt Jeff and his team will get me the results I desire as long as I’m willing to put in the work.