“BodyFitz makes it easy to roll out of bed at 5 am! It’s so much fun to come and workout with any of the trainers here. Whether you are looking to tone up your arms for a wedding, get your butt kicked back into gear, recovering from an injury, or looking to simply maintain your health- there is a trainer here that is perfect for you. Also, work outs here are never the same, so you are never bored. .. Read More The gym’s great location, awesome trainers, unique equipment and upbeat atmosphere makes this gym a no brainier for my weekly work outs!” .. Read Less
“Having relocated to Atlanta, one of my first searches was for a personal trainer. I long ago realized that working out was the best method for stress relief and I wanted a change in training after relying on p90x, p90x^2, and insanity workouts for several years.
I was looking for a gym with personal one-to-one service instead of a big box facility. I stumbled upon BodyFitz in Sandy Springs, and initially spoke with its owner, Dan FitzSimons. Both professional and knowledgeable.. Read More , he took me on a tour through BodyFitz, and I have to say the gym was immaculate: clean bathrooms and showers, purposeful layout of machines, and top-notch equipment.
After an initial assessment, I started with sessions three times a week. I found Dan to be knowledgeable about human anatomy/physiology, nutrition, and current trends in exercises. While motivating, Dan emphasized the importance of proper technique for all exercises, and demonstrated all of them before allowing me to attempt them. Each workout was individually tailored, but incorporated total body conditioning, with high intensity interval training techniques.
Improvements in body fat composition, and gains in strength, came quickly. Happy with my results, I have continued sessions with Dan for nearly a year now, and can’t be happier. I would strongly recommend BodyFitz to anyone looking for personal training sessions in a clean, efficient and professional environment ” .. Read Less
I have been a twice weekly regular at BodyFitz now for 4 years. I enjoy coming in to work out because of the friendly atmosphere at BodyFitz. I’m an early morning person and love the positive energy in the gym. The training I’ve received has allowed me to completely recover from a serious ankle surgery which I had as a result of an accident in 2009. I’m stronger than I ever was! .. Read More This recovery is so complete that I was able (in 2011) to take up a new hobby – Ballroom Dancing! I now regularly enter competitions with my professional dance partner. My workout sessions keep me strong and help to build my stamina. This is important to me not only for my dancing hobby but also for my work as a professional organizer and my general well-being. .. Read Less
BodyFitz Certified Personal Training is a small gym owned and run by Dan FitzSimons and his wife, Tracy. Located in the heart of Sandy Springs, Georgia, this personal training business is “home” for a multitude of young, middle-aged and senior athletes and athlete wannabes who over the years have become part of the FitzSimons’ family .. Read More . Along with Brinkley, their 3-month-old boxer puppy, clients hit the gym before dawn and flow in and out throughout the day until well after dark most days. And if you didn’t get enough workouts in during the week, there are training sessions and “Boot Camp Fat Burning” sessions on Saturdays and Sundays. Dan and his trainers…all have an uncanny ability to make you smile and laugh at yourself while they put every muscle in your body through the paces during 30, 45 and 60-minute workouts. This is truly a place where “everybody knows your name.” Clients not only encourage each other through the moans, groans and sweat that are part of each session, we encourage each other through ups and downs, illness and recovery, job loss and job hunting, life and death. BodyFitz is no ordinary gym. It is filled with a spirit and a purpose and a true sense of community; whether you’ve been there seven years, as I have, or seven days. The moment you walk in the door, you feel welcomed, despite whatever trepidations you might have about size, weight or committing to a regular exercise routine. Before finding BodyFitz, I had purchased (and abandoned) a number of health club memberships. This is not a “health club.” It’s a true, loving and supportive community where athletes and athlete wannabes come together to encourage each other in finding and maintaining some semblance of health, fitness and “de-stressedness” in their lives. .. Read Less
I am Harland Gunn. I am an ex-NFL football player. I spent the majority of my NFL career with The Atlanta Falcons. While preparing during the offseason with The Falcons, I wanted to tend to my chronic issues of hip mobility and core instability. I knew I had issues with my core not being as strong as I’d like, and my hips being rigid from squatting heavy weights throughout my football career. The hip pain was limiting my performance. I heard about Jenna at BodyFitz through my wife, and decided to explore the gym to see what type of services they could provide for the goals I had set regarding my hips and core.
After a month of consistent work outs, mobility work, and stretching with Jenna, my hip issues were considerably reduced and I felt extremely free moving around during football practices and performing everyday tasks. My core strength was significantly improved and I was quicker coming up off the line. If I were to come across younger football players dealing with similar issues, I would refer them to Jenna to have their functional movement issues tended to. Thanks again Jenna.
Running has been an important part of my life since my first marathon in 1996. When I injured my knee, in May of 2015, and could not run; I was not a happy camper! I went to the orthopedist, and he x-rayed both knees, and said that I had cartilage, but the tendons, muscles, etc. were extremely inflamed. He advised me to stop running and initiate a program of exercise therapy to help heal the knee. Jenna built a customized program of home and in-the-gym exercises, and began working with me three times per week. Within three months, my knees were feeling great! Now I can run again, and I will continue the exercises for probably the rest of my life to ensure strong muscles and tendons, and flexibility to enable me to exercise and run. I have already signed up for my next half marathon which I thought I could never do again! Yay for Jenna and a great program!!!
Before I started working with Jenna I had a lot of knee problems if I played tennis more than twice a week. After just a few months with Jenna I was able to go to a week- long tennis clinic and I didn’t have any knee pain at all! Jenna helped me see that my knee pain was a combination of knee, hamstring, and hip issues, and she used weight training, stretching, and other exercises to address them. I’m very thankful for Jenna and I can’t wait to see what we accomplish next.
Jenna began working with me 6 months before my hip replacement.
She had me do a lot of hip strengthening exercises to prepare me for me surgery.
Thanks to Jenna, I was back at work in 5 days and working out in 2 weeks.
At my post op appointment, my surgeon thanked me for making him look good.
Jenna gets all of the credit, she is the best!
“Clients come here for all the right reasons.”
“For personalized, expert training, I have never found a facility as good as BodyFitz. The staff, the facility and the quality of the personal training is heads above what I have experienced at other facilities in the past. I have been a client for a few years now and I have found the service to be life-changing.”
“BodyFitz has it all! A friendly, non-threatening atmosphere that is super- challenging at the same time. Enthusiastic, knowledgeable trainers provide uniquely individualized support and inspiration. Working out here is like working out with your family – They don’t let you get away with anything, but you always feel at home!”
“I started working out at BodyFitz in June 2009 about 3 months after major back surgery. My goal was to get back into running. I should have been cross training more before my back started bothering me, but I just liked to run – only run. I knew that to recover fully from surgery that I needed to cross train and build my core body strength and flexibility . I had attended one yoga class elsewhere, .. Read More the week before but my brother-in-law, who is also a runner, encouraged me to try BodyFitz, which is conveniently on my way home from work, so I decided that I would give it a try. I initially met with Dan Fitzsimons and he gave me some basic information about what to expect and how to get the most of my workout sessions. His advice has been helpful throughout my time at BodyFitz. I signed up for 30-minute sessions two times a week. Even from my first initial visit to BodyFitz – every trainer at BodyFitz has been friendly, warm and welcoming towards me. Everyone is always glad to see me when I arrive at the gym. Each of my sessions individually focuses on my needs and on me. I have worked with a few different trainers during this time and each has been encouraging, supportive and given me feedback on how to improve my form. Over the last year I have improved my upper body strength and core strength, which has improved my running also. I am very happy with my progress. I now run on the days that I do not work out with a trainer and have increased my mileage and feel great. I have lost 40 lbs. in the last 4 months by adhering to a diet that I am convinced that I have been able to follow because of my exercise regimen. BodyFitz has really helped me achieve my goals! I feel very fortunate to have found BodyFitz in my neighborhood!” .. Read Less
“First, all the trainers are wonderful (especially mine!). Of course, they are certified, with lots of experience, but they’re also supportive, encouraging, and creative, and are just nice people anyone would be glad to know. They get the best out of their clients. The owners, Dan and Tracy, have created a wonderful environment. They have created the highest standards for group classes .. Read More and personal training. The gym looks great and is so clean. For the first time in my life, I have been consistent with exercise. I’m stronger than I have ever been. I’ve made friends at BodyFitz. The clientele are as friendly as the staff. I live in Buckhead, and my friends ask me why I drive all the way to Sandy Springs to work out. My response is that although it’s really less than 15 minutes away, and I would drive twice as far to get there if I had to!” .. Read Less