"When I first started with Steve, I had just had my second baby 3 months ago. I gained 60 lbs. with the pregnancy, 25 of which came off pretty easily and then it stopped there. With Steve I lost over 40 lbs. in about 6 months. I feel great, and am 5 pounds under my pre-pregnancy weight. Steve did a great job helping me focus on strength training, cardio, and eating. Many trainers ignore the food portion, but Steve does not....he had me keeping food logs! He is challenging, knowledgeable, and really addresses all three aspects of weight management. I would highly recommend him to any other new or not so new moms out there!"
- MADDIE I.
"I dropped another 50 pounds (100 total now) with the help of Steve at Onward Fitness. Personal training at home was the right solution for me. Steve has been able to keep the workouts varied, interesting, and (most importantly) effective. Looking forward to achieving my next weight loss goal with your help. Thanks!"
- PAUL F.
"Having had many starts and stops with gym memberships and bootcamps, working with Paul and personal training has been such a positive change for me. I show up and he tells me what to do. I don't have to think about it. Currently training for my 3rd Half Marathon I'm stronger than I've ever been due to all the strength training. I love it, and I feel great. Thank you!"
- TINA S.
"In June 2011 I found myself overweight and out of shape at a young 28 years old. After working out with Steve for 7 months, I am now in better shape than I've ever been in. I am competing in 5k and 10k races and have lost 25 pounds! Steve tailors workouts specific to you and modifies the workouts often to keep you from getting bored. He also encouraged a healthier diet by recommending programs to track how I ate everyday to make me more aware of what I was putting in my body. Steve has been a lifesaver for me."
- JERRY C.
"I contacted Steve in January in preparation for my June wedding. Steve's response was immediate and we soon established a regular schedule. Our sessions are always fun, customized to my needs and constantly changing to prevent any boredom. I have always been active and in relatively good shape, however, I wanted to take my workouts to the next level. I told Steve that I wanted to focus on toning my arms, as well as some general weight loss. I have succeeded in both! It is incredibly rewarding to have friends comment on how my body has changed! I would recommend Steve to anyone who has areas they need to work on, or someone that wants to incorporate a great, individualized workout into their routine!"
- JENNIFER H.
- JENNIFER H.
"I am very pleased with Paul. He shows up on time for every session and is flexible when I have to be out of town. He is also extremely knowledgeable and shares helpful diet tips. I've been working with Paul twice a week since March 2012 and I definitely see results. My arms and legs are toned, my core is much stronger, my clothes fit well and I feel great! I recently went for my annual physical and my doctor was very impressed with my blood pressure and cholesterol levels; he said I am in great shape.
Strength training with a personal trainer is a new way of life for me. I've paid for many gym memberships that I didn't use, but when Paul shows up at my house at 6:00 a.m. it's impossible to blow off, it's done and I feel good about myself.
You have a very professional business and I recommend Onward Fitness to all my friends."
- BARBARA B.
"Approximately 6 months ago, I began training with Steve Shewmake and Onward Fitness. I had an athletic background but, running two small businesses, had grown more sedentary and put on weight.
Looking to gain more energy, strength, and endurance, I contacted Steve and he designed a weightlifting program that would fit my schedule. Steve also integrated the strength program with my cardio exercise. He also made solid recommendations on my diet.
In these past six months, I have shed close to 30 pounds in weight, shrunk a couple of pants sizes and I've seen my strength increase rapidly. Most importantly, I gained the energy that I had been lacking. Beyond that, Steve made the entire experience fun. He was supportive and engaged in my success. What a good motivator!
I highly would recommend Steve and Onward Fitness to help you achieve your goals.Thanks Steve! Onward ho!"
- WILL H.
"I contacted Steve at Onward Fitness in May 2011 after becoming completely frustrated with a slow but steady weight gain, and lack of results from the exercise programs I had been doing for years. I interviewed three local trainers and Steve clearly had a program that was a good match for my requirements (no SEAL stuff or pre-dawn workouts, and I preferred to use my own home). My typical week involves 2-3 nights of business travel, and I needed to have a routine that I could do in a hotel room with a minimum of equipment and extra apparel. We started with a 2-3 times/week process and it was immediately apparent to be that having someone make you do it “right” and repetitively was a key to success. I especially like that this takes only an hour, no transportation time. I can fit this into my day whether I am at home or traveling. Steve rings the bell – and it’s a very efficient hour of my day.
Results were apparent in only a few weeks. I felt stronger, things that I could barely do in week one were a lot easier in week 3 and the workouts got increasingly harder to accommodate my newfound strength. Even now I am amazed at what I can accomplish. Each session introduces a new mix of exercises, to keep it constantly changing and interesting. While losing weight wasn’t my primary driver, it became a daily inspiration to me to work even harder and to pay a lot of attention to what I eat. I dropped 20 pounds over the summer, but most importantly I lost inches, my clothes fit again, and I am no longer worrying about what’s in the closet that fits. I have tapered off the frequency of personal training sessions but this is the best thing I have done for myself in a long time and I will continue to work with Steve so that I don’t get sidetracked again. I think that it is amazing what I have been able to accomplish in 4 months."
- BETH C.
"Like many others, I was a long term gym member with an almost nonexistent attendance record. I was formerly a very active and athletic person, who was in complete denial of my quickly developing out of shape physique. Thankfully I ended up having the opportunity to train with Steve at Onward Fitness. Being able to bring all the benefits of a gym to my house took away my ability to make excuses to forgo the gym another day. Steve has a way of encouraging and motivating you that is driven by true passion, making you want to succeed, not just forcing you to. From the first session he is your friend, with the knowledge of fitness and drive to make you a better person. Steve has been a true asset in my life and I encourage anyone with the goal of being physically fit to contact him without hesitation."
- ROBERT C.
"Steve Shewmake of Onward Fitness makes working out what it should be: effective, personalized, convenient, and fun! After many years of fighting the traffic of peak work-out times at gyms, waiting for cardio machines to become available, and feeling lost in the crowd, finally I have found a plan that works. Steve comes to your home and brings equipment with him to fit into your busy schedule. Done in the comfort of your own home, exercise routines are designed with the individual customer in mind. In addition to positive feedback, patient instruction and high motivation, Steve provides resources on nutrition and equipment to round out his comprehensive program. And best of all, he makes you laugh and have fun along the way! I highly recommend this innovative way to make exercise and fitness a permanent fixture in your home as well as the path to a fit and happy lifestyle."
- DALE L.
"I learned so much about weight lifting from personal training with Steve! He designed a routine that got me results and was great about changing it every six or so workouts. I was never bored because of those changes and Steve definitely added his sense of humor to our workouts. It was a great experience - Steve's passion for health and happiness is a great motivator."
- OLIVIA P.
"I continue to be impressed with Steve's knowledge and creativity in fitness. The expertise that Steve offers makes the difference between just doing an exercise and doing a workout that is designed for my goals. Because of the insight I've learned from Steve about fitness and foods I've been able to make changes to my body and fitness habits for the first time in years: increasing strength and building muscle. Steve is also a great motivator--which is something I really needed too. And working out at home has been far more convenient than joining a gym and wondering what to try there.
Steve, thank you for sharing your knowledge, your patience, your motivation, and for showing me efficient ways to make, monitor, and achieve fitness goals. The things I've learned working with you remain effective and invaluable."
- BEN M.
Combining cardio and weights under Steve's direction, I have been able to lose 17 pounds in 4 months. Always patient and professional, he uses his expertise and humor to motivate and teach. Along with a specific routine and schedule designed for each client, he also uses his knowledge to educate in areas of diet and nutrition.
I now have the tools that I need, as well as the motivation to continue losing weight and meet my ideals for a healthier lifestyle. I highly recommend Onward Fitness as the best way to achieve one's fitness goals!
Thank you Steve!"
- STEPHANIE S.
"Just wanted to quickly tell you how happy we are with Paul. He is one of the best trainers we have ever worked with. We appreciate all the knowledge he has and his efforts to always learn something new about fitness. My wife and I are definitely getting stronger and feeling much healthier in general. We also truly appreciate his flexibility with his schedule.
Just wanted to let you know we are pleased and satisfied clients!"
- ERIC & MAXINE W.
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