What Our Clients Are Saying About Us
“With Charles training and encouragement along the way, I have been able to shred 20 pounds and a total of 28 inches from my body. I am in the best physical condition of my life, with my body fat reduced from 28.2% to 24.2%, my by body is toned and strong. Prior to training with Charles I was wearing a size 14, now 12 weeks later, I proudly wear my size 8 jeans. My weight is now ideal and I have increased my overall strength and endurance incredibly. Along with these improvements came an all around feeling of well being, both physically and emotionally.
It is apparent that Charles enjoys what he does and this comes across in our trainings. I have found that Charles is very knowledgeable in all aspects of health and fitness. Not only is Charles encouraging and understanding, he has also made me more enthusiastic about my personal fitness. Charles has been a great addition to my life and has become a trusted friend in the process.
Charles’ energy and attitude, his extensive knowledge of the human body and his ability to understand his client’s needs make him an exceptional personal trainer. I would recommend Charles for any goal that you want to achieve, whether it be weight loss or just an increase in fitness levels. I have never felt so good about myself and I owe it to Charles’ knowledge, enthusiasm, and constant encouragement; he is the first one to say I have done a great job.”
” I was looking for the convenience of in home personal training and assistance with my weight loss program. I was referred to Fitness For All Ages and informed that Charles Smith would provide early morning personal training (5am), was well respected and extremely knowledgeable within his professional and I could expect results within 90-days.
I must admit, I was skeptical about Charles’ ability to deliver a personal training service that would assist me in accomplishing my goals. Within the first 90-days, I lost 15 pounds and several inches and I ultimately lost 33 pounds in 5 and a half months.The core and strength training provided me with a much more toned and sculpted appearance. I was so pleased with my results that I joined his Saturday Bootcamp and recommended Charles to my family and friends. Charles is a highly competent, well seasoned personal trainer with the right balance between humor and assertiveness to drive results. He quickly establishes personal accountability with his clients and is vested in their success. I am a loyal client and would highly recommend Charles Smith for all your fitness needs.”
“I signed on with Charles after interviewing several personal trainer candidates. He was by far the most qualified to help me reach my goals, and his personality was what I was looking for in a trainer — patient, encouraging yet challenging. Charles would help me lose 25 pounds and become more athletically fit overall, and he clearly stated to me in the beginning that I had a lot of work ahead of me. Under his guidance, I actually lost 30 pounds in three months of intensive training and dieting. I am also in better shape now than when I ran half marathons a couple of years ago and even further back when I played football and ran track in high school! Above all, the most positive side effect to come from training with Charles was that I was able to eliminate the high blood pressure medication I had been on for the previous two years. Working out with Charles left me a fit but, most importantly, a healthier man! I highly recommend him to anyone else looking for a personal trainer.”
“I am 25 years old and I work in payroll which requires me to sit at a desk all day. I grew up dancing and being very active but had to stop because of work and school. I started working with Charles to prepare to audition for the 2009-2010 Charger Girls team. Although I did not make the team, I am in the best shape I have ever been. I have reduced my body-fat from 30.6% to 18.9%. I have also lost two pant sizes and have been able to keep my high cholesterol at a healthy level. Throughout the months, Charles has been very motivating and patient at the same time. Working with Charles has brought me out of my comfort zone and has given me a greater outlook on working out. Not only is Charles a great trainer but a great teacher. With the knowledge he has passed on to me, I will be able to continue to keep my body healthy going forward. I recommend Charles to anyone of any age who is trying to make a positive, healthy change in their lives.”
“Kevin and I started with Charles, after working with two different trainers. From the onset, Charles was able to modify our training needs to account for some lingering joint and muscle ailments. Over time he has continued to adjust our workout program to account for these health changes, as well as foot surgery and chronic elbow pain. His programs balance strength training with cardiovascular exercises supported by nutritional guidance to suite our life styles. Introducing us to things like boxing and boot camp training, he varies our programs to keep them interesting and fun. Over the course of the past two years, Charles helped us achieve our two main goals, weight loss and overall improved health and diet. We genuinely enjoy and look forward to our weekly sessions, Charles is a consummate professional that truly loves his work and we continue to be the beneficiaries. Personal training is just that – personal – and Charles has become one of our close, personal, friends.”
“After gaining 12 pounds during my recovery from a foot surgery in April, I was determined to lose those and more. The stakes were high. Summer was coming and I was to be a Bridesmaid to one of my High Schoolmate’s wedding in August! A lot of attendees were those who have not seen me since 1986! That was when I found Charles Smith of Fitness4AllAges.
Charles not only sat down and discussed WHAT my fitness goals were, but he developed a plan on HOW I can attain them, from timelines, to diet and routines. His extensive background and training immensely helped in determining the right approach for my petite frame.
The results were amazing. Not only have I lost the weight, but also toned the areas where the strapless outfit would enhance my upper body. My body fat decreased from 29.8% @ 129 lbs in May 1st, to 20.8% @ 113 lbs in August 6th. I looked stunning in my dress, my friends were speechless at how great I looked at 39, and the results were immortalized in our High School website and photos for years to come. I was satisfied.
Being in the Health Care industry aware of potential damage an unfit body can create, I am in a notable position to practice what I preach. I will live my life knowing that fitness is not a privilege, nor a gift, but a right.”
“We would highly recommend Charles Smith (Fitness 4 All Ages) for personal training. Charles is very easy to work with and has a great personality. He brings the service to you, is always on time, very well informed , and a great motivator. Charles’ programs are tailored to your specific goals whether you need to lose pounds or just maintain a healthy lifestyle. He is always concerned about your safety and wellness. Working as a couple in our 40’s we value the experience and maximize our potentials together. David has lost almost 40 lbs and I have lost almost 20 lbs. We are now happier and more energetic and it is now much easier to keep up with our 7 and 11 year old boys. Charles is currently helping me train to run a half marathon something I never thought I could do prior to training with Charles. It has been a life changing experience for us. We can confidently say that Charles delivers proven results because we both feel and see the enormous benefits of his one-on-one training.”
In the beginning, when my boyfriend told me that he was going to hire a personal trainer for me, I wanted to cry. I was teaching full time and going to grad school in the evenings. Between work, college, lesson plans, and homework, I just didn’t think that I had any extra time to meet with a trainer. Yet, deep down, I also knew that I wouldn’t give myself the time to exercise on my own. I had always been an athletic person, but lately I had been slipping into, well, a state of flabbiness. My thighs and stomach were getting mushy, and I was feeling winded after short runs with the kids at school. I was not in the type of shape I wanted to be in, and I knew it would only get worse if I did nothing to stop it.
Reluctantly, I set up a meeting with Charles. He helped me to set some clear fitness goals: to regain my aerobic conditioning, to strengthen my core muscles, and to tone up my body all over. We worked out three times per week for about seven months. Charles has a great bedside manner as a trainer: he is very encouraging. He doesn’t yell or nag me to do any exercises that I think are too hard. Instead, he’s full of praise for when I complete a hard set of lunges or weights, and this makes me want to do more.
Now, seven months after beginning my training with Charles, I can honestly say that I am in better physical shape now at age 37 than I was at age 27! My arms are nicely toned, my butt is way more firm, and my stomach is nice and flat. I’m very happy with the results. Thank you, Charles!”
“Charles is a professional and dependable trainer. He made our efforts to get to the gym worthwhile. Both my husband and I had different goals and he was able to accommodate exactly what our needs required. He was always punctual and created varied workouts.The workouts were specifically tailored to both of us as individuals.
Charles was very committed to us as trainees and absolutely made sure we were safe and effective with our workouts. He was an excellent motivator and taught us to become self-dependent. It is obvious that Charles sets high goals for himself, so fitness is a personal quest as well as one for his clients. Both David and I feel great and we know now how to reach and maintain our goals. Thanks Charles!”
“I am a Navy Dive instructor and I can spend up to 8 hours a day in the water. I was looking to increase my core strength and stamina so I needed to take my training to the next level. Charles military and sports conditioning background allowed him to develop a high intensity program which consistently pushed me to perform at higher levels. My performance in the water has dramatically increased due to my rigorous training program with Charles. During my training period with Charles, 9 months, I also continued to receive the highest possible scores on my regular Physical Readiness Test. “
“Weight has been an issue my whole life, but I always felt pretty good. I was active but not on a regular exercise routine and yes, I have always love all the wrong foods. I was diagnosed with type II Diabetes in the late 90’s and became insulin dependent in 2007. This was also the year I began taking high blood pressure and high cholesterol medication. I lived in denial and angry that I had to “deal” with this condition and upset at the amount of medication I was taking at in my “middle age”. I started walking in hopes to counter attack weight gain and fatigue. I walked 5 times a week , no less than 3 miles each time. Not one pound was shed in a three month time period.
At this point it was obvious I needed help. After some research on local trainers/coaches, I met Charles Smith. We had a small exercise club three times a week and combined cardio with weight training. I began to see results and lost 40 pounds in a little over a year, more importantly I saw a drastic reduction in the medication I was taking – totally eliminating one of my two insulin medications. My doctor also confirmed that my A1C levels were back to normal.
I feel better and am in much better shape. Although my weight battle continues, it is because of Charles, his encouragement, consistent routines and personal care and attention that I have come this far.”
“My name is Laura Bernard and I have just graduated high school and am about to go into college to play lacrosse. I had an ankle injury in the middle of my lacrosse season and was looking for a trainer to get me back in shape, improve my speed, while also making sure my ankle heeled properly. Charles has done a great job in training me in both speed and strength and I certainly feel prepared for college lacrosse. Charles is also very dependable and kind, and always finds ways to push you physically harder to reach your goals. Therefore I would highly recommend Charles to any athlete looking to improve their game. “
“My name is Christina. I am a Certified Personal Trainer, and Pilate’s instructor. Health and fitness is my life. I have learned via Charles Smith, there are endless ways to accomplish optimal fitness. Charles trains me in a gym, as well as outdoors, by the bay. I especially enjoy the plyometric, boxing and kickboxing training.
One of my goals is to compete in a figure competition, which Charles is helping me to prepare for. I am a very active middle age mother of two and I enjoy being trained by Charles because the training has resulted in me being at the optimal fitness level for my job and my recreational sport, ocean swimming and surfing. Charles also mentored me during my process of becoming a personal trainer. He assisted me prior to the certification process, by studying with me, every step of the way. He is well educated in the fitness industry.”
“Prior to training with Charles, I had chronic lower back and Sciatic nerve pain. I also had no stamina and I had a high level of body fat even though I am a small person. I worked with Charles three days a week and my Chiropractor once a week over a 12 month period. My back pain is completely gone and my Sciatic nerve problem has decreased to the point where I am able to box, kick-box and run with Charles with little pain. My body-fat levels are at an all time low. I am in the best shape/health of my life because of Charles at Fitness 4 All Ages and the work he did with my doctors.”
“Before I met Charles, my goal was to lose 10 pounds and look skinny. My late twenties was starting to look a little less effortlessly slim: no longer could I spend all morning and afternoon eating chocolate and still fit into those size-double-zero pants. I had to face it: my metabolism was slowing down and my thighs were quickly catching up. So I did a search online and found Charles. That simple search changed my life.
Charles is more than a trainer: he is a teacher, a counselor, and a friend who is in the business because he genuinely wants to help people succeed. He works around my needs and goals, but never allows me to fall short of what I can accomplish. He pays attention to every detail as we work through a full-body routine week after week: adjusting posture, movement, and timing. I have given him food logs, read nutrition articles he printed for me, and tracked my body fat loss: I now have considerably less body fat than I did at twenty-two years old. Because of Charles, I have changed the goal of losing 10 pounds and looking skinny to aspiring to the best health and fitness of my life.
The more I have trained with Charles, the more I realize that exercising is a life-package-deal: it’s about challenging your body to succeed, that creates a mental-physical-emotional balance of optimal wellness to live the best life possible. I am now happier, more mentally alert, more energetic, more goal-oriented, and more confident overall. I can’t say enough good things about Charles. He has changed my life for the better, and I can only look back in wonder at the person I used to be, and the successful person I am now.”