I've been training with Craig Simms off-and-on for 7 years. He is an expert at the mechanics of the body, and when I have a few injuries he can create a full 60 minute workout on the spot that doesn't hurt me. He always gets me working for optimal weight loss without going too far. I have never had a session where he wasn't positive and cheerful and on the ball helping me keep my form. And yes, as other reviewers say, he makes up his own terrible puns and Dad jokes - a creative mind at work.
Absolutely perfect. Craig really cares about your goals and never makes you feel bad about yourself. He's direct, efficient and tremendously intelligent. When you are his client he makes you feel that you are the most important person in the world. He adapts to your body's changes and limitations. The facilities are wonderful. Lots of equipment to work with and not crowded at all.
I trained with Craig for 2-years and, unfortunately, only stopped when I moved away. I have since hired another trainer but wish I was still working with Craig. He is incredibly knowledgeable and encouraging. I got excellent results, learned a lot about fitness and somehow managed to push myself more than I thought possible all thanks to Craig. I highly recommend Craig as a trainer.
On my first workout with Craig, I could barely bench press 45lbs and my pushups were really quite terrible - cyclists tend to be lower body dominate. Craig created a program for me that really focused in on my trouble areas so that I could achieve my goals. Now, 8 weeks later at the time of this writing, I am lifting 85lbs, with the weight still increasing with nearly every session, and this was all from just seeing him only once a week! My already great cardio is now really REALLY efficient, and continues to get better every week. As for my pushups, I can't believe I ever thought they were hard.
Craig is an EXCEPTIONAL trainer. If anyone had told me a year ago that I would not only stick with a weight training routine for 12 months+ but find myself enjoying it, I would have said they were delusional. But here I am - formerly allergic to exercise and deeply sceptical about The Gym - showing up at dawn twice a week and seeing myself get stronger and more body-confident each time. And it's all thanks to Craig! He's a gifted teacher - patient, knowledgeable, funny, with an amazing knack for pacing each workout so it's manageable but rewarding. I can't recommend him highly enough.
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I’ve been using Craig as my personal trainer since 2008 when I was 61 and still recovering from a broken right hip. The programs he designed for me were successful in not only helping me recover from the hip injury but also giving me the flexibility I had lost over the years. As my range of motion improved, the programs moved into improving muscle strength and endurance to complement my activities: grouse-grinding, cycling and extreme skiing. His understanding of the human body and ability to tailor and modify programs continually to drive progress is the best I’ve experienced.