Success Stories

"Straight across the board I've lost inches and gained muscle. My clothes are loose and I’m lifting more weight than ever before!"

What made you decide to visit One-to-1 Fitness?

“Initially it was the idea of having a personal trainer in an environment that would not be overcrowded. It was also an asset knowing that I was going to a place that had individuals who had the practical knowledge of the industry and not just something that the read.”

What exactly has been your results training at One-to-1 Fitness?

“The tape doesn’t lie! I’ve learned that the scale can mean so many things with weight loss/gain. After 8 weeks, I’ve seen these results! Straight across the board I’ve lost inches and gained muscle. My clothes are loose and I’m lifting more weight than ever before.”

What do you think has been different about One-to-1 Fitness vs other programs you have tried?

“It is definitely the “one on one” aspect and the relationship that I had with Leon. I have personally been with a few of the trainers and I’ve enjoyed (and preferred) to be with Leon. I also the atmosphere… professional, trainers are great to talk to, service offered (sauna, massage) and layout (open not stuffy).”

Would you recommend One-to-1 Fitness and why?

“ABSOLUTELY! I know that I will receive the most up to date training principals, and from all the trainers (due to all of them being trained using the same guidelines) Knowing that you will never have to compete or wait for equipment is a huge plus!”

Shaun Richer

"I'm 41 years old and in the best shape that I have ever been in!"

What made you decide to visit One-to-1 Fitness?

I need to get in shape for sledding in the mountains and for golf in the summer time. I was tired all the time so it was hard to get motivated to do what I wanted to do. Now I have all the energy to do everything I want.

What exactly has been your results training at One-to-1 Fitness?

I’m 41 years old and in the best shape that I have ever been in. Sledding is relaxing to me now where as before it was a lot like work, can’t get enough of it.

What do you think has been different about One-to-1 Fitness vs other programs you have tried?

Leon pushes me every time I work out so I’m motivated to be there and always do me best. It’s nice to have someone to make sure I workout and not just show up and do nothing. Which I would do if it weren’t for having a trainer, he makes it a lot of fun.

Would you recommend One-to-1 Fitness and why?

Yes, since I started at One to 1, which was about 2 years ago, I can’t find a reason to quit. The trainers are awesome and the gym is set up nicely, which makes it very comfortable and relaxing. It’s nice to feel healthy again, everyone should feel this way.

Trevor Ransom

"I have lost over 25 pounds. I have gained mounds of self-confidence…."

“To Whom It May Concern,

Only a few months ago I arrived from a year of University, and I unfortunately suffered from a bit more than the dreaded “Freshman 15,” but we won’t discuss what the real amount was. Being an athlete, and in fairly good shape for most of my life, it was disappointing to see that I had become the Michelin Man. Alas, I am being facetious, but the fact remains that when I came home I was in a poor state of physical health and I needed the way out. The solution came from the usual source, my mother. She told me she was going to a gym that had really done her wonders. I was intrigued. The only problem was the finances and they don’t exactly let you finance a gym membership. But as I have learned throughout the summer, through both work experiences and through One to 1 Fitness, it is impossible to put a price tag on being as healthy as possible. The first time I went to One to 1 I was a little nervous, asking myself questions like, “What do I do?” However, as soon as I arrived, I found nothing but kind, warm and welcoming people all around. The first thing that caught my attention was the positive atmosphere that surrounded everything there. No matter who you talked to, everyone was positive and uplifting. All the trainers were personable and friendly and of course it didn’t hurt that Leon turned out to be an Oilers fan, but I digress. Since becoming a member of One to 1 Fitness I have lost over 25 pounds. I have gained mounds of self-confidence lost due to weight and appearance issues. I also notice that I tend to have a tonne more energy!

To come to a close, if any person were to stop and ask me where I lost my weight and if I would recommend a place to go to do it, they would get the simple answer, “One to 1 Fitness. Check it out … NOW!

I would also like to extend my own personal thanks to Leon for being such a great influence on my lifestyle for the last 3 months.”


Adam Risling

"I have lost 52 pounds and gone from a size 22 to a size 12 in 8 months…."

“I never thought I would be the person that would be doing a testimonial to encourage others to meet the challenges of getting healthier, losing weight, looking and feeling better, whatever your ultimate goal.

I was not heavier as a child or in my early adulthood. The weight came on gradually year after year since my early 30’s. I tried all kinds of diets, pills, exercise programs, and videos to lose some weight only to put it all back on and then some.

One to 1 Fitness is different. Right from the trial session I had with my personal trainer, I was encouraged to make a lifestyle change. I remember the first question they asked me: “Who are you doing this for?” and I can honestly say that is the first time I emphatically said, “For me”. Not for an upcoming wedding, party or anniversary, not for someone in my life, but truly for myself. You need to decide that you are worth it. I am sure you hear all the time, “I did it and so can you,” well I am here to tell you that is 100% true.

It is the little encouraging statements and words that come from everyone that works for One to 1 Fitness. I needed to hear things like “you need to fuel your body with the right stuff in the right way in the right proportions,” “it’s all about you and no one else,” “the only one you are hurting if you don’t exercise and eat right is yourself.” I still hear those words when I am tempted to go to a fast food restaurant and eat poorly. Don’t get me wrong, I still fall off the wagon from time to time, but now I forgive myself, get right back at it and “get with the program.”

I think the idea of having one “cheat meal” per week gives you the opportunity to enjoy those burgers or ice cream or even a piece of pizza. The thing I have found is that I don’t crave them as often.

My biggest struggle has been to become active every day and stick with the meal plan. Almost every day I face my old fears and old eating habits but I can always hear my trainer’s voice asking me, “Who are you doing this for?” If the answer is truly for yourself, you are worth every effort you put in and what it takes to succeed. I still struggle with body image and have gotten to the stage where I can look in the mirror and truly say that I look pretty darn good if I do say so myself. I am more confident, and I may never be a supermodel, but I am the best me I can be.

I have lost 52 pounds and gone from a size 22 to a size 12 in 8 months. I have not reached my goal weight yet, but there are so many advantages to what I have accomplished so far. Like what, you say? How about running up the stairs and not being out of breath, walking for miles on end and not tiring, shopping for clothes in any store I want to, being able to walk the golf course, and the best of all, hearing all the time how good I look from others around me.

I have also encouraged others in my life to make the same lifestyle change. My father has started eating and exercising and he has lost 30 pounds in just a little over 3 months. My sister’s goal was to be able to fit into her summer clothes; she has lost 10 pounds in 2 months and is doing well. I try to be encouraging to others as much as everyone has been for me.

What I have found is that the friendly, helpful atmosphere of the gym makes me want to work out and makes me want to work hard.

Thanks to my trainer and to everyone who has encouraged me to continue to succeed. Don’t just take my word for it, come in for a trial and One to 1 Fitness and see for yourself!”

Gail Koswan

"I've found a new way to deal with stress, and have started to actually crave exercise first when life throws it's curveballs (weird!)…"

“Like a scene from “The Temple of Doom” – my ‘aha’ moment came when I felt my heart trying to rip itself out of my chest on a little hike in the Olmoti Crater in Tanzania. This, I thought to myself, was not appropriate for a 35 year old.

I began working with my trainer mid-December – my main goal to become healthy (and of course loose a few pounds and rolls along the way). Although the training sessions can be tough work and I sweat like an ice cold beer sitting on a hot sunny deck, the fun I have at the gym makes it easy to come back and even look forward to (almost). My trainer has worked with me to find a diet (if you can call it a diet when you are eating 6 times a day) that works for me, my tastes and my own metabolism – not something out of a pre-printed menu with no substitutions allowed.

The keys to my success – half of my ab workout has been from laughing through my sessions, the friendly/non-intimidating atmosphere complete with the feeling that not only my trainer, but the other staff and members at One-to-1 are happy to see me there, and a little determination. I’ve found a new way to deal with stress, and have started to actually crave exercise first when life throws it’s curveballs (weird!).

My biggest accomplishment – I can honestly look at my lifestyle as it is now and say – yes – this is sustainable!

My most important lesson – Never turn my back on my trainer when he is adding weight to my workout!”

Glenna Armitage

"I have seen the results!"

“Cabel and I have worked co-operatively with a number of clients, I have seen the results of his programs first hand and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to anyone.”

Jeff Marchand, RMT

"We are what we repeatedly do, Excellence is therefore not an act but a habit."

With many years of combined experience and thousands of client experiences it is our pleasure to post some of the stunning visual transformations we’ve had the fortune to be a part of and the stories that accompany them.

Please note that some of the stories and pictures posted are those of people who decided to take a casual interest to a competitive avenue, these individuals are often more comfortable with allowing us to post their stories and images. Only about 2% of the people we train ever look to take their fitness goals to a competitive level. The majority of our clients are everyday people just like you. From housewives, weekend warriors to office professionals, we will continue to bring you more transformations as they unfold.

Cabel & Wendy McElderry

Pat & Maranda Lessard

Co-Owners / Directors of One-to-1 Fitness inc.

"I feel great and I have increased energy!"

For the past few years I have been an avid runner, participating in runs from 10 kms to half marathons. For the most part I was happy with my body but as I got older, I seemed to be getting a little softer. Being 42 years old it seemed harder and harder to keep the weight off. I just could not seem to lose that last 10 lbs.

I would try doing some weight training and core exercises and try to eat less calories. Little did i know that I wasn’t fueling my body properly. Then I heard about One-to-1 Fitness. My girlfriend Lorna was starting as a personal trainer there, and I thought I have to try this. I called her up and asked her what kind of things do they offer? Lorna told me that you would have a personal trainer with you the whole time you worked out. They also would design a diet program specifically for me with guaranteed results as long as I followed their recommendations.

When I began on the diet, I thought I couldn’t possibly eat all this food in one day. But I did. And it worked. Within 2 weeks I had lost 6lbs, I started to notice subtle changes in my body. I was weight training 3 times per week and still doing my running at home. By the end of 6 weeks I had lost 7lbs and a total of about 7 inches on my whole body. I could see more muscle definition over my whole body. I was extremely happy. I feel great and I have increased energy. I still continue to work out with Lorna and I can’t wait to see what my body will look like after 3 more months.

I find it very easy to eat the recommended portions and food suggested. It is also easy to implement even when I go out to a restaurant. I enjoy working with Lorna and everyday she throws in something new to challenge my body. I recommend One-to-1 Fitness to anyone who needs that extra push to achieve their goals whatever they may be. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and professional.


Carina Jansen