The coaches. The people. The atmosphere

I have worked with TONIJA for over a year and during that time she has helped me immensely.  When I first started seeing her I could barely walk or stand for longer than 10 mins, was in quite a bit of pain daily and had been for 4 years.  I did not have any medical diagnosis and traditional doctors and Chiropractors alone, were unable to assist with the help I needed for long lasting results. I am now pain free and am able to sprint which is amazing! Tonija works hard to listen to her clients and really figure out what their bodies need in order to work better. She is able to adapt her strategies on the fly if a movement is not working or causing pain which I really needed and admire. I feel that it speaks to her many years of training and practice. Tonija’s cheerful and supportive nature makes her a great coach and her ability to do hands on work makes her an asset to someone who needs a little more care such as a rehab case like myself. I cannot say enough about my experience with Tonija and would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking to take the steps to make a change for the better.  She has changed my physical health so much, an hour at a time and I couldn’t be more thrilled with the progress we’ve made so far.” - Rina

MELISSA, is a terrific coach. Not only is she enthusiastic and supportive when she leads her classes she is really observant and able to focus on each person’s needs during the class. She also brings a health science background to her coaching along with the ability to translate her knowledge into layman’s terms. She can explain the purpose of each exercise and routine in a way that provides you with the information to understand why things work the way they do and what to look for as you get stronger and better. She is always able to modify and adapt the exercises to accommodate each person’s limitations and abilities while safely challenging them.” - Terry Wickstrom

SASKIA motivates me to do my best and push myself to my limit with her positive and caring attitude. She’s always quick to help with form or other adjustments to make sure I’m getting the highest benefit out of the class without injury” - Darren Coutts I started Spin class with SASKIA over a year ago. She is always so encouraging and supportive. She has made me realize that i am stronger than I think I am. She encourages us to try harder. I have noticed such a difference in my strength and cardio. Her classes are tough- but she makes us laugh. I look forward to my Spin class every Tuesday and Thursday.” - Deanna Neumann

'“KYLE is an amazing teacher and mentor. He takes time to ensure that you’re learning new movements with perfect form and gives amazing foundations to reach you’re goals. His ability to change lives of those he mentors comes from a place of passion for growth. I would highly recommend him as a coach to anyone at any skill level! He builds strong athletes.” - Alice Trombley

ADAM is a truly outstanding coach! His skills and knowledge are evident every time he has to quickly adapt a workout to accommodate different levels of fitness or abilities, which he does regularly with ease and confidence. His instructions are always clear and he gives us just the right amount of encouragement—no, he is not a cheerleader, but you WILL work your but off! I am amazed at how much strength and fitness I have gained since I started taking his functional fitness classes. Thanks Adam!” - Sienna Caspar ADAM is a very supportive coach and makes people feel comfortable and capable at all levels of fitness. I get the sense that fitness is important to him, but that he isn't extreme in any way. Just a nice guy who is a good coach. No boasting or competitiveness whatsoever. I also appreciate his calm nature, especially in the early morning when the idea of having someone yell at me about anything is the worst thing I could imagine.” - Paula Hingley

DAN has turned out to be one of the best trainers I have had. There is always an interesting variety which I appreciate a lot. You are never stuck in the same old routine. He is very good at explaining and showing each routine as well as paying attention to all the small details that make up each thing you are doing. I always find it interesting that something you have been working on is really building the foundation for other more important exercises. He is very focused on "fit for life" that I really appreciate. I see my contemporaries and realize that I have a much better quality of physical life in large part due to the sessions I have with Dan.” - D.P.

I always look forward to classes with NIKKI! She is very friendly and welcoming to new members. Her coaching style focuses on mindfulness and functional movements, while still ensuring a safe and effective workout. Her calisthenics class is so much fun and I am always learning new skills. I would strongly recommend any class with Nikki as she is a wonderful trainer and her classes are full of smiles.” - Krista N.

Wednesday 11:30AM Paddling Class:

“I did my first paddle class yesterday and it was great! I will definitely go again. In fact, I’d be interested if it was offered twice per week! But I know it’s a pilot right now.”

“The classes have been great so far! I've only been twice, and have only used the OC6. I have no experience with the other vessel types, but I'd be willing to give them a try.”

“Really enjoying the class. Tristan is doing a great job of coaching (very patient!). I’ve really enjoyed the outriggers but have never been on a SUP or in a dragon boat – open to trying something new, but sticking with the outrigger wouldn’t dampen my enthusiasm for the class.”

I like the OC's and I don't mind kayaking or dragon boating. I've found it difficult to get a good workout paddling around on a SUP, but I bet I could be convinced otherwise. I enjoyed yesterday's class and woke up sore which is a great thing! Thanks for offering these lunch paddles, they genuinely brighten my day. :)

“I love love love this gym! The staff & trainers are all so awesome and knowledgeable. I have to admit I was a bit intimidated the first time I went in but after my first class I was hooked. I went to my previous gym for over a year no one knew my name.  After a few visits here everyone knows me and is so encouraging and truly want to help me reach my goals. I love that when the weather is nice we often take our workouts out on the deck. The gym is clean and well run.  

If you’ve been thinking about trying out this gym, quit thinking about it and just do it.  You won’t regret it!” - France Lio

“Love the current schedule! I go Tuesday & Thursday at 5:00PM plus Saturday at 9:30…all with the fantastic Adam Black!  I’m new and really impressed with the quality of the gym and instruction. J” - Kary Michael

“We’ve been coming to the gym since May and I’m so happy we joined. I’m seeing great results – I had to go out and buy new pants this fall as all the ones I’d bought only a year ago were too big. I feel stronger, more energetic and part of a community of people of all ages and abilities that want to get fit. Thank to all the supportive instructors for making it so welcoming to two seniors who wanted to get back in shape.” - Elizabeth & Terry

"I liked the idea of a small gym after going to much bigger gyms for many years. The gym has exceeded my expectations as it caters to people like me who want to be fit and not necessarily "bulk up".

The atmosphere is very nice and it is not full of machines but instead uses different and innovative things and ways of being fit. Also very nice to see some serious athletes working hard so they can be good at their sport." - Dave Parry

" We recently received the greatest compliment from our 25 year old granddaughter, “You guys rock, I want to train with you, such awesomeness, go Nana and Papa”!

Since last May 2017, my husband and I have been guided and encouraged to make ourselves flexible and faster while becoming “strong seniors” through our private training sessions with Adam B., rising to his weekly challenges with 5 others from our dragon boat community. Our additional Friday small class training led by Dan S. is equally as compelling a reason to embrace the personal benefits and the personal growth we have both experienced, and in a non-judgmental way, from these trainers. We are also very proud our success has allowed us to be such good role models for the second generation “group of 9” in our family!

Colin B’s training has allowed us a different challenge. While working on our flexibility and fascial movement through his ever smiling, cheerful encouragement, we have learned to move our aging bodies in a calm, quiet, relaxed yet purposeful manner. Every yin has a yang.

These three young men are the best...........each taking every effort to tailor our sessions to all of our needs, are respectful of our inabilities and our’s eldercare at its finest!

Both of us, at 80 and 75 years old, had never made exercize a priority but now, the gym definitely “comes first”, taking precedence over anything else in our lives while continuing to motivate us to be our very best selves

The holistic environment is second to none, and the woman making the milieu so appealing is Vicky D., who has encouraged us and worked with us since we approached her last year after FGPC offered this connection to Waterfront Fitness. She has tirelessly facilitated the arrangements of our private sessions with Adam and is the first smiling face that we see when we arrive.

The bonus at Waterfront Fitness has to be the location.....who can’t be motivated by that view! Secondly, no clanking machines, no smells of sweat, and no hoarding of equipment. Everything is in its place and it is spotlessly clean. 

Thank you to our “three Musketeers”.......both George and I dedicate our respective dragon boat teams’ first 2018 medal to you for helping us to get there! " - Jo-Ann Zador & George Zador

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"Coming from a competitive athletics background, I was already very experienced in the gym, but I knew my training was missing something.  I had hit plateau's in all my major lifts and wasn't progressing as an athlete, despite regimented training and diet plans.  Working with Colin has helped fix muscle imbalances and range of motion issues that were prohibiting me from improving.  He took me back to the basics and helped build up weaknesses to help me overcome my plateaus and I'm stronger now than when I was a competitive collegiate athlete.  He has a great training style, and athletes at every level would benefit from working with him." - Andrea Pleven

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Our team regularly trains in dragon boat or outrigger canoe and, thanks to our trainer, our fitness and strength have greatly improved both in the gym and on the water. The classes are a lot of fun, and she challenges our group each and every time." - Marcus Kreiger, Fairway Gorge Paddling Club coach

Great trainers keep you focused on your goals and encourage you to succeed. Over the past five months that I have gone once a week, they have helped me increase my strength by 40%. Incredible! Thanks to everyone at Catalyst. See you soon” - Kent Gorrie