-Nick

 
nick

I've lost over 50 pounds at 1st Place Fit. No one offers what you get here for the price. Frankie cares about everyone that steps into the gym. You get quality instruction,
challenging workouts, spot on meal plans, mental toughness, and confidence in yourself. I wish I could give a 20 star rating.

 

Kathryn

 
Kathy

I have been a member of many gyms and have had my share of personal trainers, but Frankie Alvarez, who has been my personal trainer for approximately 2 years, has really assisted me in reaching my fitness goals. From the beginning, I have been very impressed with Frankie’s training expertise and nutritional knowledge.  He creates personal training sessions that specifically meet my needs. These sessions are challenging, fun, and never boring I would not hesitate to recommend Frankie to anyone looking to improve their health and fitness.  I look forward to continuing our proffesional relationship.

Sincerely,

Katherine Miller

 
 

Chris

 
Chris

Frankie, I don't think I've had the chance to tell you what you've done for me, not once, but twice in my life now. When I met you five years ago, I was a broken 240 pound recently divorced smoker.  Your daily pushing and motivation helped me through that. Who would have known you'd walk by me 4 years later as I was sitting in a gym, devastated because I had a 2.4 mile swim, 112 bike and 26.2 mile run for an Ironman in 2 months but couldn't keep myself uninjured. You got me through those 2 months stronger AND uninjured! I got to race. Right before I came around that last corner to the finish chute, it was pretty damn tough to run it in. But there you were once again out of the blue telling me I was your hero and pumping me up. You are my hero. You always pop up out of nowhere when things get tough and tell me to suck it up. You're a good man Frankie. What you do for people is something to be proud of. I consider you a friend.

 

Kelly

 
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After my second child was born I required a more formal exercise program to get back into shape. I found exactly what I needed in Frankie Alvarez at Coyotes gym.  The personal training program provided both nutritional support and a workout regimen, but it was Frankie who made the difference for me. He is the reason I can now wear my “skinny” clothes and weigh less than I did before I became pregnant with my FIRST child.  Frankie did everything that personal trainers do, but it was the fact that he really cared if I was successful that made the difference. He asked me what my goals were, he taught me how to easily manage my diet, and he took the time to find out exactly how hard I was willing to work…and then he pushed me as far as I could go to be successful. When I wasn’t doing enough cardio work on my own, he offered up ideas on how I could work it in – because he knew it made all the difference. If I was up with sick children the night before a training session, he was willing to change my workout to cut me some slack.  When I got frustrated about my limitations, Frankie reminded me how far I’d come since my first session. He consistently asked how I felt after the last workout, and what I had eaten the day before. When I wasn’t eating well, Frankie again offered ideas on what I could do to ensure I was eating meals and snacks at the appropriate times.  Today I look and feel better than I have in years. When my neighbors compliment me on my weight loss, or someone says they can’t believe I have a 6 month old, I tell them I have Frankie to thank.

Kelly M Staton  38, mother of 3

Aaron

 
Aaron

One year ago when I met Frankie Alvarez I was overweight, out of shape, and unmotivated.  I had intended on only seeing him until I felt I was back in shape and ready to do it again on my own.  But the results I saw in my workouts as well as my triathlon training and races were too good to just stop having Frankie be my trainer.  I have lost close to thirty pounds, set new personal records in my 5K and 10K runs, and seen a dramatic improvement in my Triathlon racing times.  His training sessions are challenging, creative, and never lack intensity.  They are tailored towards my goals and needs, and they do not come from a cookie-cutter training program.  Frankie takes me out of my “comfort zone” which pushes me through “plateaus” that often hindered my past training programs.  I am now training for my first marathon, something I never expected to ever be able to do so quickly.  Thanks to Frankie I know I will be able to accomplish my ultimate goal of completing an Ironman Triathlon in 2011.

 

Denise

 
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I have been training with Frankie Alvarez since 2008.  When I came to Frankie at was at the end of my rope.  I had already scheduled an appointment to have the lap band surgery because I felt that was the only solution to my life long battle with my weight.  My husband urged me to get a personal trainer first and if I didn’t see any results after a reasonable effort he would be okay with me getting the lap band. Two months later when I received a phone call from the nurse to remind me of my appointment for a consultation for the procedure it took me by surprise because by that point having a surgery to lose weight was the furthest thing from my mind.  I weighed 307 pounds when I began training with Frankie and now I am at 239.  I feel better than I have felt in a very long time and although I still have more to lose I have more energy and self confidence as a direct result of training with Frankie.  I am losing pounds at a healthy, safe rate and am certain that it will stay off because I am changing my lifestyle not just a lose weight quick gimmick.  I would recommend Frankie Alvarez to anyone that is interested in life changing results from an experienced, professional, and extremely knowledgeable personal fitness coach.

Sincerely,

Denise-Gilbert, AZ

 

Ross

 
 
 
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I owe my life to Frankie Alvarez.  I never thought that what I eat and my total lack exercise was impacting my health in such a serious way.  I am in my 30’s and was in the mode of “I am still young, I can do whatever I want!"   Nothing could be further from the truth.  Until I began training I didn’t realize how immobile I had become.  I could hardly tie my own shoes and couldn’t even lay down flat on my back because the muscles in my back were so contracted.  My blood pressure was through the roof and I couldn’t run to the end of the block without being completely out of breath.  I have 3 small children and wanted to able to run and play with them, and in my state of health that was out of the question.  Enter Mr. Alvarez.  I began training with him after my wife was getting amazing results since then  I have also am feeling great.  I have lost 40 pounds all together and have added quite a bit of muscle mass to my frame replacing what was once FAT! YUCK!!  I run several times a  week up to 5 miles at a time.  I feel terrific and my blood pressure is under control.  I was eating and sleeping my way to a slow death and now I look forward to years of activity and healthfulness!  Thanks Frankie.

Ross Brotman– Gilbert, AZ.

 
Walter

Work in progress.

 

Kathryn

 
Kathy

I have been a member of many gyms and have had my share of personal trainers, but Frankie Alvarez, who has been my personal trainer for approximately 2 years, has really assisted me in reaching my fitness goals. From the beginning, I have been very impressed with Frankie’s training expertise and nutritional knowledge.  He creates personal training sessions that specifically meet my needs. These sessions are challenging, fun, and never boring I would not hesitate to recommend Frankie to anyone looking to improve their health and fitness.  I look forward to continuing our proffesional relationship.

Sincerely,

Katherine Miller

 
 

Chris

 
Chris

Frankie, I don't think I've had the chance to tell you what you've done for me, not once, but twice in my life now. When I met you five years ago, I was a broken 240 pound recently divorced smoker.  Your daily pushing and motivation helped me through that. Who would have known you'd walk by me 4 years later as I was sitting in a gym, devastated because I had a 2.4 mile swim, 112 bike and 26.2 mile run for an Ironman in 2 months but couldn't keep myself uninjured. You got me through those 2 months stronger AND uninjured! I got to race. Right before I came around that last corner to the finish chute, it was pretty damn tough to run it in. But there you were once again out of the blue telling me I was your hero and pumping me up. You are my hero. You always pop up out of nowhere when things get tough and tell me to suck it up. You're a good man Frankie. What you do for people is something to be proud of. I consider you a friend.

 

Kelly

 
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After my second child was born I required a more formal exercise program to get back into shape. I found exactly what I needed in Frankie Alvarez at Coyotes gym.  The personal training program provided both nutritional support and a workout regimen, but it was Frankie who made the difference for me. He is the reason I can now wear my “skinny” clothes and weigh less than I did before I became pregnant with my FIRST child.  Frankie did everything that personal trainers do, but it was the fact that he really cared if I was successful that made the difference. He asked me what my goals were, he taught me how to easily manage my diet, and he took the time to find out exactly how hard I was willing to work…and then he pushed me as far as I could go to be successful. When I wasn’t doing enough cardio work on my own, he offered up ideas on how I could work it in – because he knew it made all the difference. If I was up with sick children the night before a training session, he was willing to change my workout to cut me some slack.  When I got frustrated about my limitations, Frankie reminded me how far I’d come since my first session. He consistently asked how I felt after the last workout, and what I had eaten the day before. When I wasn’t eating well, Frankie again offered ideas on what I could do to ensure I was eating meals and snacks at the appropriate times.  Today I look and feel better than I have in years. When my neighbors compliment me on my weight loss, or someone says they can’t believe I have a 6 month old, I tell them I have Frankie to thank.

Kelly M Staton  38, mother of 3

Aaron

 
Aaron

One year ago when I met Frankie Alvarez I was overweight, out of shape, and unmotivated.  I had intended on only seeing him until I felt I was back in shape and ready to do it again on my own.  But the results I saw in my workouts as well as my triathlon training and races were too good to just stop having Frankie be my trainer.  I have lost close to thirty pounds, set new personal records in my 5K and 10K runs, and seen a dramatic improvement in my Triathlon racing times.  His training sessions are challenging, creative, and never lack intensity.  They are tailored towards my goals and needs, and they do not come from a cookie-cutter training program.  Frankie takes me out of my “comfort zone” which pushes me through “plateaus” that often hindered my past training programs.  I am now training for my first marathon, something I never expected to ever be able to do so quickly.  Thanks to Frankie I know I will be able to accomplish my ultimate goal of completing an Ironman Triathlon in 2011.

 

Denise

 
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I have been training with Frankie Alvarez since 2008.  When I came to Frankie at was at the end of my rope.  I had already scheduled an appointment to have the lap band surgery because I felt that was the only solution to my life long battle with my weight.  My husband urged me to get a personal trainer first and if I didn’t see any results after a reasonable effort he would be okay with me getting the lap band. Two months later when I received a phone call from the nurse to remind me of my appointment for a consultation for the procedure it took me by surprise because by that point having a surgery to lose weight was the furthest thing from my mind.  I weighed 307 pounds when I began training with Frankie and now I am at 239.  I feel better than I have felt in a very long time and although I still have more to lose I have more energy and self confidence as a direct result of training with Frankie.  I am losing pounds at a healthy, safe rate and am certain that it will stay off because I am changing my lifestyle not just a lose weight quick gimmick.  I would recommend Frankie Alvarez to anyone that is interested in life changing results from an experienced, professional, and extremely knowledgeable personal fitness coach.

Sincerely,

Denise-Gilbert, AZ

 

Ross

 
 
 
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I owe my life to Frankie Alvarez.  I never thought that what I eat and my total lack exercise was impacting my health in such a serious way.  I am in my 30’s and was in the mode of “I am still young, I can do whatever I want!"   Nothing could be further from the truth.  Until I began training I didn’t realize how immobile I had become.  I could hardly tie my own shoes and couldn’t even lay down flat on my back because the muscles in my back were so contracted.  My blood pressure was through the roof and I couldn’t run to the end of the block without being completely out of breath.  I have 3 small children and wanted to able to run and play with them, and in my state of health that was out of the question.  Enter Mr. Alvarez.  I began training with him after my wife was getting amazing results since then  I have also am feeling great.  I have lost 40 pounds all together and have added quite a bit of muscle mass to my frame replacing what was once FAT! YUCK!!  I run several times a  week up to 5 miles at a time.  I feel terrific and my blood pressure is under control.  I was eating and sleeping my way to a slow death and now I look forward to years of activity and healthfulness!  Thanks Frankie.

Ross Brotman– Gilbert, AZ.