Seattle >Vera Fitness
For years i had looked for a fitness regime or gym which would inspire me and elevate my fitness. Only when i joined Vera in Feb of 2009 did i win!
I even had a walking cast for 3 months and managed to work out and see results because the trainers creatively worked with my strengths, and not my limitations. Never have i felt so honored for my individual wins in a "gym" (really, it feels more like a motivational spa). And, to break a sweat AND smile... well, it's a good thing. Thank you, Vera.
I am not the same person I was when I first walked into Vera.
Being a mom it is often hard to take time and focus on yourself but I finally decided to carve out that time and give myself permission to really focus on taking better care of my overall health and fitness. Only problem was I had no clue how to do it. A friend introduced me to Vera and I am so thankful she did.
From the second you walk in the door you know its going to be a good experince...you are greeted by the most caring staff and you feel like you are in a spa setting not a big gym (no mirrors, loud music or competive feeling) and its incredibly clean. The trainers are amazing and give 100% to each woman that walks in the door. You can tell they truly care and are very attentive to a holistic approach.
Not only is there an amazing program to go thru on the Kinesis wall, great cardio machines available but you get a chance to work with a very skilled personal trainer. That relationship made all the difference for me- for the first time I felt safe to be vulnerable with my strengths and weaknesses and get the help I have been wanting and needing. Its been six months and I know I am not the same person who first walked into Vera. I feel stronger in all ways and am more in tune with my body than I have ever been. I have finally made a lifestyle change because of all I have learned while working out at Vera. I don't think I could adequately express my gratitude for the impact the trainer I have been working with and the VERA experience has made in my life!
I highly recommend you check out Vera!
VERA Fitness. I scheduled my fitness session with Vera and had a great workout using the Kinesis machine. It looked easy, but it was challenging. My trainer Karly was patient and willing to make modifications based on my specific health/body issues. She was encouraging without being insincere. They were low pressure about signing up for additional sessions. I felt great after leaving.
Great Workout Just For Women. I tried Vera Fitness for the first time last night and I was quite impressed. It's in a great location close to Green Lake although parking could be an issue depending on what time of day you go. The Kinesis machines are a butt-kicking workout and the trainers really make sure you're sticking to good form and working your whole body over the course of the session. The cardio machines are top of the line with built-in t.v.s. It truly is a very comfortable place to workout and I'll definitely be returning.
A place to be challenged, supported, and celebrated.
After a year of low motivation for exercise or healthy eating, I decided to do something about it. I signed up for a free trial at Vera Fitness. I was impressed from my very first visit. The space is warm and friendly and clean, with nice little touches everywhere (clean towels, Aveda products, ?green? cleanser for equipment, no mirrors, great music and many more). Every client is greeted by name as they enter and it is a truly positive experience. Instead of a competitive atmosphere it feels like a community of women who are all working toward goals of fitness and wellness.
The sessions include a warm-up, a series of resistance exercises that work the whole body (often parts that I don?t think I have ever worked) and a personalized cardio session based on the client?s goals and needs. The personal trainers at Vera are positive, enthusiastic and supportive. They truly are personal trainers in the sense that they emphasize getting to know each client?s personal goals and needs. I have also appreciated the incremental changes advocated by the Vera staff. They have helped me make gradual changes in my exercise and eating habits in a way that feels sustainable.
The hours are very accommodating and the online scheduling makes it easy to make appointments. I highly recommend giving Vera Fitness a try ? it is a challenging, supportive and celebratory place for women of all ages and walks of life to come together and work toward healthier living.
Spa -like experience. Coming from a large healthclub, the experience at Vera has really been a treat for me. In a little over an hour, I experience a great cardio workout (while I watch TV!!), a strengthening and toning routine and some flexibility with the flexibility equipment. There is a locker room with a shower and vanity area. It is stocked with Aveda products and anything that a woman may need. When I head out the door, I feel as though I have spent time at the spa. It has been fun to meet other women and glean motivation and support from them in addition to staff. Overall, I would recommend this to any woman, especially those who feel intimidated by a healthclub. I enjoy the experience so much, that I pursed a job to work here!
Pilates Instructor LOVES Vera!.
I've been a Pilates instructor for several years but don't have the time in my studio to work myself out the way I should. My time at Vera (pronounced VAIR-uh) combines flexibility, core strengthening, full-body toning, and cardio to create a balanced, efficient workout.
But the fitness aspect is just one reason to love it. The customer service, environment, and attention to clients' needs is stellar. As moms, wives and partners, employees and employers--plus so much more!--women deserve attention, support, listening, and care. At Vera, I am encouraged and applauded for my efforts. I have a name and the trainers and staff know and use it. The equipment and facilities are top-notch.
I highly recommend you try the free session. The quality of training and atmosphere can't be beat! Have fun!
Best gym experience I've ever had!.
Honestly, I was THAT girl who hated working out. My friends would agree to this also. This gym has completely transformed me. I've been coming here for a little over a month and I only wish I would have found it sooner.
The staff is so incredibly warm and knowledgeable about what they do. I?ve been working out with Kari who, quite frankly is so nice yet she still can whip you into shape. The time flies (seriously) when I?m here. I sincerely cannot believe that I would have ever felt this way about a gym before. I have always wanted a personal trainer thinking that would be what keeps me going but didn?t think I could afford one?I was right, that?s key to keep motivated and keep going AND its SO AFFORDABLE.
A few things about the gym, SO CLEAN (I love this), all the equipment is modern and state of the art. Their website is so user friendly and bottom line; it?s just a stress-free environment. I could go on and on about this gym, but really you should try it out for yourself. They always have promotions going and offer a free session so you can come check it out yourself. Why wouldn?t you?
Best support & facility in town!. I've always wondered what it would be like to be excited to go workout, never considered myself the "gym bunny" type. Being blessed with a small frame is nice & all, but now that I'm 31 it's time to pay attention to toning & strengthening. Sounds good in theory, but I cringe just walking by a gym, am not consistent at yoga and dread having to watch what I eat! What's a girl to do!? Finally! I found a place to go where I learn how to make one healthy choice at a time, I'm constantly amazed at what I'm learning about my body and all the while I'm toning and strengthening! Now don't get me wrong, I still dislike the sweating on the cardio machine part, but the friendly staff at Vera took the time to literally hold my hand and show me how I can make the best out of it, "plug iPod in here", etc. :) And I have to say, I thoroughly enjoy the 1-on-1 attention during the training sessions. These trainers rock! They make sure you're activating your core, have the right posture, and are elongating your muscles always avoiding injury. I never thought that my commitment to my health & wellness would be such a spiritually rich journey. My mantra is: "I love my body", and that came straight out of one of the wellness workshops that I attended at Vera Fitness. This community is amazing! I'm so glad that I'm a part of it.
I finally got results!. There are so many great things to say about Vera, I don't even know where to begin. I wasn't a fan of gyms and this is the first place that I feel so comfortable at. To be able to walk in, and not feel intimidated and to know you are going to have a good experience every time is comforting. The trainers are knowledgeable, friendly and supportive. They truly care about every single client and their results. I have tried so many ways to loose weight and Im finally seeing results. I feel healthier and stronger and owe my success to the ladies at Vera.
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