I have had the great privilege of working with Austin twice now. First time around working from semi scratch building a solid base and dropping excess body fat. Second round running a pretty extreme mass and strength program.
As a point of note I increased my overall body weight from 178.5 to 185.4lbs. Dropped from 15.1% BF to 13.7%. In just 25 days. My calculated skeletal muscle mass increased by 5.1lbs.
I have been nothing but overjoyed with the results on both occasions. Austin’s knowledge and passion is infectious. He helped correct many technical flaws in my lifting. Particularly my squat. These lessons I have taken forward and am still busting PRs and not my back.
Sad to see you move. The good people of Illinois are lucky to have you.
I have been a member at CG Arena for five years and basically did group classes only. I knew all of the instructors and felt comfortable in most of their classes with few exceptions!
One day I came in and Austin ( new to me ) was subbing my class!
"Who was this guy? I have limitations, will he put his Ego ahead of the workout? He looks like he knows what he is doing, but... “
Those were all the thoughts that immediately came to mind.
How wrong I was! Austin was amazing! He was approachable, knowledgeable, cared, he wanted input, he wanted us to leave knowing that we had “worked”.
He knows his anatomy and explained why we were doing what we were doing , and wasn’t robotic , bored but excited to be teaching!
The Ego thing I mentioned, not in his vocabulary !
I took as many classes after that with Austin that I could to the point of getting up at 5 am for his 6 am class .
The limitation thing that I mentioned, he knew before I asked for modifications, what I could do instead and came to me and watched to see if my form was good. It was personal training in a group setting.
It was because of that I did a short series of personal training with him to help me with my form!
That is Austin the trainer. Austin, the man is one of the nicest young men that I have ever met! I have never seen him as anything but positive, smiling, and 100% genuine! What you see is what you get! He is humble and he is well respected!
I miss him terribly and wish him nothing but happiness and success!
If you are looking for a personal trainer to help you get in shape then you need to see Austin. He is an excellent trainer, knowledgeable, very dedicated and great to work with. He listens to what you are trying to accomplish with your body and will provide you with great workouts to help you achieve your fitness goals. Austin focus on form, he provides excellent tips and suggestions to ensure we avoid injury and get the most from our training. He will push you to limits that you couldn’t imagine your body could do! His workouts are challenging and different every day so believe me when I say that you'll never get bored of doing the same routine day after day. Austin truly cares for his clients and treats them with respect. He has been an awesome trainer for me. I can’t say enough good things about him. Thank you Austin for providing all of that for me!
I would highly recommend Austin to help you succeed no matter what your fitness goals may be.
Austin is an amazing trainer. He is professional, very knowledgeable and cares about his clients. He has great energy and is a great motivator. The content of the training is always changing. He taught me a variety of workouts, using the weight equipment properly, and most of all he is a great educator. I recommend Austin to anyone who wants to change their body.