Success Stories

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I decided to try One to 1 Fitness through one of their promotional offers and was hooked after the first bootcamp!! I needed a change in my workout routine, and I get that on a daily basis at One to 1. Since I have joined (6months ago) I have gained so much strength. It was a struggle to do a few pushups in a row, now they are no longer the most hated exercise. I recently decided to put myself to the challenge to clean up my eating habits and in 5 weeks through clean eating and regular bootcamps I
have lost 8cm and have gained more knowledge of the power of healthy eating habits! One to 1 is the first program I have tried and I believe it is successful because of the support available. Whether it’s nutritional information or fitness questions. Their is still that personal accountability that I believe is important, and I actually enjoy going!! I would absolutely recommend One to 1, whether you are just starting your fitness journey or just looking to mix it up. It is the perfect place for all levels!

Karley Waisanen
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I came to One to 1 because I wanted to get back into shape after having major back surgery. I was doing really well with just walking 4-5 miles a day, but wanted to strengthen my core. I tried doing exercise DVD’s on my own, but found I was having a lot of back pain following due to perhaps not using proper form. I wanted to get a personal trainer that would instruct and watch me to be sure I was doing my exercises properly and not causing stress and possible damage to my back.

I have been having great results since signing up in October. I have lost 19lbs and 15inches. It might not sound like a lot to some, but I feel AMAZING and I am really enjoying fitting into smaller clothes and look forward to gaining even more strength and loosing more weight. Since my surgery I’ve lost 42lbs 🙂 I really feel I have more energy and self confidence. I know that weight loss is a process and cannot happen fast. Usually if it does, it won’t be long term because it wasn’t done right. It took time to put on and it will take time to take off!

When I have tried other programs or gyms I have found that I was less successful because I didn’t feel a true sense of caring from my trainers and the staff at the gym. I’ve also found that diets recommended were not in the like with long term success and more in line with winning a challenge. My trainer Sarah has been very good at working with me and my diet. She is always patient and understanding with all of my questions. She gives great guidance and encouragement even if I slip up. She is an amazing trainer.

I would absolutely recommend One to 1 to others. The reason is because it is a smaller gym with staff who truly care about the clients and their successes. All the staff are friendly and willing to talk to you and answer any questions you might have. The service you get at One to 1 is very personalized and the staff truly want to see everyone succeed!

Katy Boll
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I was 223lbs and needed a life change, to better myself and my growing family! So far I have lost 50lbs 🙂 I have gained so much energy and have such a better out look on life. My strength has improved drastically and my body is becoming toned! My life choices have changed as well, for example I am now a non smoker, and maybe have a couple alcoholic beverages every couple of weeks! Honestly it was me who had a mind set and chose One to 1 because of miss Sarah and the hours for bootcamp work so well for me! Of course I would recommend this gym to others because it has start me on my healthy journey.

Leagh Stoller
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I knew I needed to loose weight, in fact I had been chubby my entire life. I had been picked on, made fun of, everything seemed to point that my weight problem had gone to far. I looked for help, but after a program that I tried failed, I ended up bigger then ever. Then I saw the movie “Change”, and boy did that really change everything. I decided to give it a try and I’m very glad I did. I joined One to 1 Fitness because I knew it was time that I made a change in my own life, to live healthier and happier. After so much help from trainers I finally started loosing weight. I have now lost 20lbs. Amazing what hard work and coaching does. My trainers helped with my nutrition program, and step by step I am making changes towards a healthy and HAPPY lifestyle. One to 1 Fitness has helped me realise that a healthy lifestyle only begins at the gym, it’s what you do the rest of the time that makes the difference. Thank you One to 1!!

Other diets and programs I have tried promise so much with so little actual results. At One to 1 I felt immediately comfortable with the friendly staff, and the trainers helped me make the right choices for my health. They check in with you often, and encourage you to keep working towards your goals. The difference here is that they really care about your success! They care and they implement strategies to help you succeed no matter what fitness level.

I would definitely recommend One to 1 to everyone who needs that extra little help to get it done. The trainers are incredibly caring, and chat with you not only about progress, but they take time to get to know you. They are very motivational, and inspire those around them to succeed. I wouldn’t be where I am today without the help of One to 1 Fitness, and I am so glad I made the decision to walk through those doors and sign up!

Marcus Golczyk
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“I had moved to Red Deer earlier in the year (2014) and fell off the fitness bandwagon I was previously on. I tried Crossfit for my first 7 months in RD, but got discouraged and never felt accountable and didn’t enjoy going to the gym. I was participating in a bootcamp in my old city and wanted that same experience because I felt that the bootcamp setting made me become more accountable to coming in everyday. I found the FBBC link on my FB newsfeed and on a whim decided to try it.

So far I’ve lost 8lbs. Gained muscle, as my arms are more defined again. My clothes that used to be !tight now have a bit of give to them! So that’s always a bonus! A major plus for me is that I’m able to go out and do my favorite sports/activities on the weekend and not be stiff/sore the next day!

A major difference at One to 1 Fitness is that you see people in your class transforming and achieving milestone towards their goals. The trainers are very interested in your goals and want to do everything they can to help you get there: whether it be pushing you to get that extra rep or two, setting up nutritional meetings, or sending emails to check up on you. I would highly recommend One to 1 Fitness because I know that it works and the support system is there! There are also plenty of time slots so there’s no excuse not to go”

Meagan D.
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“I was frustrated with my weight and my seemingly inability to lose it/keep it off. My weight went up and down like a yo yo.

Coming to One to 1, I totally have been inspired by the support by all of you and it has made a huge difference in my life and how I approach not only fitness but every aspect of my life…I can’t even explain how different I am today than before I came to one-to-1! I thought I was clean eating and working out before I coming here, but really wasn’t and I have learned so much. But at the end of the day it’s about being surrounded by people who really get what the journey is all about and can relate to the day to day struggles that we all face! I tried many diets… But it’s a lifestyle and it’s also responding to what is going on with each person in their own life…you do that and that is why I have been successful and more importantly why I will continue to be successful!” Val has dropped from a size 13/14 and a large/XL, to a fit 5/6 and a small/XS!!!

Thanks for sharing your story and your beautiful personality with us here at One to 1!

Val Trotter
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So I guess this all started in December of 2013 when I was tired of who was looking back at me in the mirror. My first Bootcamp trainers were Sarah Vaartsta and Josee —-? I These trainers ended up being one of the main reasons I would continue to go, they were super patient and considerate as I had never considered a squat being an exercise at that time, and seemed to understand the struggles that come with a huge change I was undertaking regarding exercise and diet. Not that I even owned a scale at the time but my weight was somewhere between 230-240lbs, Pant size 38, shirt XL. Over the last year I’ve spent a pile of money on new clothes, months would go by and clothes wouldn’t fit again!

I’m down to 204 lbs now, in size 34 pants (which I can’t wear without a belt) I can’t remember feeling this good ever, I love riding my bike I used to just look at before, and I beat my buddies down the ski hill all day long!

I’ve arrived at boot camp in not a great mood, but have never left there that way, its something I look forward to now.

Thank you for your time and patience One To One Fitness

Paul Kossak
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Does everyone remember Julie?? Her fun, inspiring and hilarious pictures have been going up the last few weeks and she has allowed me to finally post her progress pictures for her (I had them all on my phone). She’s had some tough road to cover on her journey but has persevered and is now down 60 lbs and over 40 inches!!! I can hardly express how proud I am of this lady! Congratulations Julie!!! “First of all I have my dear friend Kimberley Somerville to thank for convincing me to come for a consult at One to 1. I had seen her success with the program and knew I needed to make some changes myself. I was imprisoned by my body. I was confined by my fat, shamed by my heaviness and couldn’t see any way out of it. The day that all changed was the day I walked in here. There was something about the way everyone encouraged me, fed my spirit, and showed me how to grow. As I look back now, I can see all that fear, all that judgement was coming from within me. Second of all I would like to thank Brandon S for being there to greet me as I walked through the doors into what seemed like the most intimidating place in the world. He made me feel comfortable and inspired to start my new journey. This was a tough day, but I knew I needed the encouragement of others as I could not do it alone. And lastly I have Whitney especially to thank. Whitney you have totally changed my life and I will be forever grateful. Your extensive knowledge of nutrition and diverse training routines has led me down the path to success and to a much healthier lifestyle. Thank you for being a shoulder when the ugly cries would come out. There are always going to be tough days but they are far and fewer between because of you. You have taught me to see food as a fuel and my body as the vehicle that will take me to places and adventures I would never have imagined before . Whitney, words cannot express the deepest appreciation and gratitude I have for the part you have played in facilitating these changes in my life. You are not only my personal trainer but have become a truly wonderful friend who makes me laugh each and every single day. And to everyone else at One to 1 for your continued support… THANK YOU!”

Julie Jutras
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“My reason for choosing a personal trainer is that I wanted to lose weight but was not successful at it with everything else I’ve tried. My reason for choosing One-to-1 Fitness was the friendliness of staff when inquiring about facilities. I started just over 2 years ago and was placed with Whitney. She has been the best for me in my journey and I now consider my training with her, a part of my life. Her strong knowledge from every aspect of good health includes her selection of proper nutrition and the right exercise just for me. She always puts me first in our sessions, guides me every step of the way through my exercising, offers great recipe and nutritional guidelines, and listens and offers advice to anything I question. The most amazing part of it all, is the feeling I get when people compliment me on how I now look, or the feeling I get when I try on new clothes, and the fact that I no longer waddle when I get up from sitting for a period of time, or that now I walk up stairs with a steady pace. I consider it a bonus, that I have so far lost 34 pounds, and have gone down two sizes in each tops and bottoms. Being in my fifties, and coming from someone that just wouldn’t exercise on my own, I can honestly say that I’ve never not wanted to come to One-to-1 Fitness. Everyone on staff is a member of a most welcoming, caring, knowledgeable, friendly family.”

Gwen W
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Since having my children 17 (ish) years ago my weight was always up and down. I would get upset with myself so I would start eating right and exercising working hard to get to a point when I thought I looked good and felt better, then BAM, I would start filling my face and missing workouts. Up and down I went for many years. I felt like I needed to be accountable to someone other than myself, so that’s when I made the choice to join One to 1 fitness in October 2011 because at that point I had gained AGAIN! I was hopeful that someone to teach me the proper way to lose weight, exercise and feel good about myself. In the first 6 months I lost 30lbs and felt amazing couldn’t believe the results and I was smaller than I ever was in high school. I have since put a little of that weight on (by choice) but I am very proud to say that I have kept the weight off for 3.5 years now. Whitney keeps me accountable each and every week. It’s not just about reaching your goals it’s about setting new ones each time. Every few months I am amazed at the simple changes in my body and how happy I am with me”

Cori Travis
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Going from 211 pounds (with 22.7% body fat) to 188 pounds (with 12.9% body fat). Over the course of my weight loss, people have said I could have just gone to the gym to achieve the same results. My response is yes, I could have gone to the gym, done the same exercise for a month or two, become discouraged and then stop altogether. It has happened before. With the help of my trainer Sarah Vaartstra, it didn’t happen this time. Sarah started me out with one on one workouts and helped coach me on technique (think about picking up a loonie without your hands). She also advised me on my caloric intake and percentage breakdowns of my meal plan. I would have been lost if I had been doing these things on my own. I have had nothing but positive support and motivation from the trainers at One-to-1 and hope to continue my transformation through boot camps!

Chris Brown
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I joined One to 1 Fitness because I was looking to loose a few pounds before my wedding and was also looking for a new gym after my other place closed down. Since starting at One to 1 I am down a total of 10lbs and I feel SOO much better! My clothes fit better and I am more confident. My strength has also improved which I am happy about. I like the trainers and how they hold me accountable and push me to do more and go further. They are always willing to answer any questions to help me out. I would definitely recommend them, its a great place to get in shape. The people are inspiring and I always enjoy the workouts!

Ashley Wheeler
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As a competitive swimmer Andrea has had lot’s of coaches. She chose One-to-1 to help her get in shape and begin training for her first ironman. Whether your goals are weight loss, improved health or better performance our specific and personalized fitness and nutritional coaching can help you. Don’t take our word for it listen to what Andrea has to say in the video below.

Andrea Warkentin
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I wasn’t even wanting to enter this contest or post on Facebook. After I did some thinking, I thought it was necessary to give someone out there some HOPE and give credit where credit is due.

You see, I didn’t come to One to 1 Fitness because I was overweight, I came here because I
was OBESE!

I had no HOPE!

My name is Larry Hermary and I’m 44 years old. I’ve been overweight since the age of 6. I’ve tried every diet out there from the “banana diet” to the “cabbage soup diet” and every pill and potion you can think of and nothing worked for me. The very word “diet” scared me.

I did have success at one point in my life at the age of 17 when I exercised and reduced what I ate, so I knew the concept did work, but for me I couldn’t put it all together and I was running out of time and options.

If One to 1 Fitness didn’t work for me, my next step was doing something drastic like “gastric bypass surgery”. I’ve watch those shows like “My 600-lb Life” thinking “that’s going to be me soon if I don’t do something quick!”

I remember meeting Pat Kerr for the first time and how he made me feel at ease and welcome and gave me HOPE! When my wife, Alida and I, first sat down with him, I told him of all my fears and my hang-ups. I not sure if he knew what he was in for, but he took up the challenge.

Since I was a kid, I’ve always related people I know to famous people. My mom reminded me of the country singer Tammy Wynette and an aunt of actress Elizabeth Taylor. To get a sense of who Pat is like, he reminds me of Chris Powell, the host and trainer of the show “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition”. Pat’s knowledge of the human body, training, nutrition and psychology is second to none. He out-rivals most doctors, for that I know for certain.

That man has NEVER judged me, not once! Even when I cheated on eating, cheated on exercise or cheated on me because I wanted to give up! He’s always positive, kind, supportive and there for me! He’s not only a great friend, but even more like a brother to me that I’ve never had. He even came to my step-father’s funeral without me knowing he was coming. Who does that! Pat has a personal and in-depth relationship with his clients than just his business!

I started at One to 1 Fitness at over 407 lbs. It’s hard to know for sure what I started at as my scale wouldn’t go that high and be that accurate. Alida thought it was higher, but I’m not certain for sure. I work out 4-5 days a week, 2 days with Pat and 2-3 days on my own. Nutrition for me has been the hardest to navigate, but it’s the most important aspect of losing weight. Like I said the word “diet” is scary for me, so I had to change my thinking around that
and to realize that it doesn’t mean starving yourself, but really means what you eat. However you are not alone as the trainers there help you to put all aspects of your weight loss all together and come up with a plan to meet your goals and needs.

Today, I’m at 305 lbs. Also health issues that were a problem like shortness of breath, tired all the time, no energy and pain-full knees are way better! My mind is more at ease too as I don’t get stressed out as often, able to cope with stress and anger easier as I’m in a better place now.I still have a long ways to go, but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel where it was pretty dark before.

I’d like give thanks where is is surely deserved. Without their help, I would not be where I am today.

First of all, to God for giving me the perseverance to keep finding a solution and HOPE. Second to my beautiful wife Alida for always believing in me, loving me unconditionally, being my biggest cheerleader, greatest helper with nutrition and my best friend!

To my wonderful girls, Courtney, Brianna and Sienna. Thank you for your love and support, especially the sacrifices you’ve had to endure before my weight-loss and during my journey. You are strong when I am not.

To friends and family, thanks for your love and support as well. It always drives me to continue on when you notice the changes in my weight and appearance. Thanks also for the understanding of my time commitment to this process.

Lastly, but not least to Pat Kerr. I’m not sure if thanks is enough for what you’ve done for me. I know that I did the work, but you’ve shown me the way and gave me HOPE! You are truly a great man especially if you can change the life of another, even if it’s only one. You’ve saved my life and I’m thankful and grateful if that only one is me!

You see, I don’t need to win this contest, because I’m getting my life back, my wife is getting the husband that she deserves and my kids getting the dad they never had. I’ve already WON!

Larry Hermary

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