Many have seen and experienced victory. Now it's your turn...
I had been participating in group exercise classes regularly for over four years. A friend of mine encouraged me to take the Kettle Bell class at the Gathering Place taught by Bruce Salazar. I took the class and liked the workout that I got with the kettle bells. It was after this class that I decided to start working with Bruce on an individual basis as I tend not to follow through with exercising on my own. After several months I found that I had lost weight, weight that I didn’t think I could ever lose as I didn’t really need to lose much and I had gained strength. I think Bruce does a great job of providing a whole body workout utilizing kettle bells, TRX, and a few other pieces of equipment. He is also very knowledgeable with regard to nutrition and overall physical health.
Karen H. Greenwood, IN
I’ve been working out with Bruce for 5 months, and it has made a big difference in both my appearance and the way I feel. I’ve lost close to 20 lbs, and so far, I’ve been able to maintain the weight loss. My strength and mobility are both noticeably improved. I’ve been a regular exerciser my whole life, but I’ve seen more results with kettlebells than with anything else I’ve done in the past. Bruce is very knowledgeable and is an excellent trainer. He customizes his training to the client, teaches the correct form, and is continually varying and increasing the intensity of the workouts. I would (and have) recommend Bruce as a trainer!
Julie S. (55) Greenwood, IN
Two years ago, I was in my late 30s, overweight, and generally out-of-shape. My desk job limited my physical activity; my time constraints limited the time I could exercise. I began working with Bruce using a simple 4 movement program. After a year of that, I began working with Bruce using primarily kettle bells. I have been working with Bruce 2 years now. I have lost 20 pounds, gained significant more muscle and strength, and feel much healthier. His workouts are exactly what I needed. They are simple (but challenging), effective, take minimal time, and beneficial for both strength and cardio. Bruce is the ideal trainer, personable and encouraging, yet motivates and challenges you to give 100% effort exceed your own expectations.
Jamie M. (39) Greenwood, IN
My son, Brandon (19yrs), has Autism. When he expressed a desire to build strength, we wanted to make sure he learned to do the exercises in a safe, healthy manner. For Brandon, the autism impacts his fine and gross motor skills. As a result his flexibility and coordination both needed work. New experiences are anxiety provoking for Brandon, so the idea of working with a personal trainer was scary for him at first, but Bruce put his fears to rest in no time. Bruce was able to explain things in ways that made sense for Brandon. While the work outs themselves were always challenging, Brandon clearly enjoyed his time with Bruce and benefitted not only from the education and suggestions provided that increased his strength and flexibility but by the positive role modeling Bruce provided.
Becky B. Greenwood, IN
As a mother of two and a full time nurse in a correctional facility, I knew I needed more strength and stamina. Due to other issues and a hectic schedule, I had gained quite a bit of weight that I was never able to take off after my second child was born. I finally decided it was time to make a change. I signed up with Bruce and in two months time I have lost 15 lbs, 2 sizes, and I am stronger than I have ever been! Training with Bruce has been challenging but fun. I highly recommend it to anyone who is serious about reaching their weightloss goals!
Shannon C. (29) Greenwood, IN
(Update: Since the time this was originally written Shannon has lost over of 30 lbs and has gone from a size 11 to a 1 and is still getting stronger!)
I want to express again my amazement at the results that I've experienced in the short time we've been working. He has been very patient and brought me along slowly to a point where I'm doing things that I've not done in 25 years. With little or no pain! His technique and personality has certainly helped me to undertake something as outside the box for someone my age. My many orthopedic problems were taken into consideration with the result being I've not felt better in many years. I thank Bruce for his attention to me. It's very pleasing to have someone caring about my physical as well as my spiritual needs.
John S. (72) Greenwood, IN
When I first met Bruce I was skeptical about the methods he uses to train, specifically the TRX and Kettlebells. As a chiropractor I deal with injuries of all kinds, some from poor exercise technique. I can say with confidence that Bruce's methods for training are not only safe but injury preventative. I can also say with confidence that they are very effective because I have been training with Bruce myself, and I have lost 10 lbs, gained more strength than I thought possible at my age, and I can keep up with my children much better. I highly recommend training with Bruce for effective weight loss and strength gaining!
Mark G. (45) Greenwood, IN
"I was a single mother of 3 year old twins when I started training with Bruce. The Twins took a toll on my body including displacing several discs in my back. I had several surgeries since their birth and as a result gained a tremendous amount of weight. When I started training with Bruce I was in severe chronic pain and my first goal was just make it to the training session. My goals slowly evolved from just getting to Bruce, to 'lets go longer' and 'lets do more weights'. Bruce was very patient with me and designed my workouts around my injuries to ensure my safety and progress. Bruce was very encouraging and kept me motivated. As a result of my personal training with Bruce I am three sizes smaller; I am in less pain; I am more flexible; I have more energy; and most importantly I am able to be a better mother to my children. Bruce helped me regain my life and I thank him."
Allison - Louisville, KY
"Once I turned 50 I started to lose muscle and my weight had dropped into an unhealthy range. After training with Bruce for 3 months I felt stronger than I ever had! Bruce developed a program specific to me which incorporated nutrition and weight training to help me meet my goals."
Ann R. - Louisville, KY