Dan is immensely qualified and capable trainer who has worked with a few of my patients over the last few of my more challenging patients over the last few years. He is himself old enough
to understand the issues facing those of us over 65 (some of us including Dan, considerably older than that) My patients have uniformly conveyed their appreciation of Dan's ability to improve their lives and physical wellbeing.
Dr. Garrison Bliss MD
After my hip replacement surgery Dan helped me get back on track in a very short time. Even my physical therapist said that it was remarkable on how much progress I had made in such a short time.
I needed to lose 26lbs prior to my wedding and Dan put together a program where I lost 20 of the 26 lbs just two weeks before my wedding day. I had to make a few adujustment to my dress and all ended up well thanks to Dan.
I have been involved in sports and fitness for most of my life. My journey has not always traveled a straight and narrow path. A few bumps and detours have resulted in unfortunate distress that led me into a lifestyle of unhealthy eating and poor exercise habits. As a former fitness instructor, I knew I could be better.
Dan Kritsonis is one the Pacific Northwest’s premiere fitness consultants. Passionate about health and wellness, and equipped with the appropriate credentials, Dan has been helping others pursue and achieve their goals for balanced and healthy living for over 30 years. Dedicated to continuous learning and innovation, he is focused on my unique requirements and fine tuning my exercise regimen to achieve better results faster while targeting goals that are safe and effective in meeting my needs.Feeling good is about more than physical outcomes. It's about emotional victories. After losing 100 pounds, I am on a healthy path to losing the remaining 30 pounds, renewing core strength, and continuing my journey toward emotional and physical balance.
We all need someone to push, motivate, and guide us, as well as understand our strengths and weaknesses. Dan is helping me get maximum results by personally tailoring my training sessions while coaching and motivating me to do my best.
With a master’s touch, Dan commits himself to a love of fitness and health. And because he is genuinely passionate about helping me reach my goals, I know I am in good hands!
Working with Dan for 6 months I lost 84 lbs, and my blood tests came bake better than ever. Dan is very caring and also helped me select some fitness equipment for my home.
I have a lot of good things to say about Dan, when we first met I was 6 months postpartum, and I was uncomfortable in my own body. I had a trainer before him and didn't see the results I wanted, so I lost faith. However, Dan was able to restore it.
Just like everyone said, Dan tailors the program to your specific needs and goals. Then, he modifies it according to the areas that need more attention. Yet, what I think Dan has that the other trainers I have worked with lacked is his ability to connect with you. He really tries his best to build a relationship with his clients.
If you are looking for a trainer who:
1- Tailors your workouts to your specific needs
2- Motivates you
3- Cares about achieving your goals as much as you do
4- Builds a relationship with you
Then Dan is your guy!
Dan has been the personal trainer for my husband and I for about three years. We are in our mid 70's. He has built our strength and flexibility through a double knee replacement and a shoulder replacement. By providing exercises that strengthen my core my cronic back pain is gone. We are stronger, have better balance, are more fit and feel great. He keeps encouraging us to lose weight even though we have not worked at it hard enough to meet our goals.
DICK AND DIANE
Can't say enough positive things about Dan and his training methods. He builds the program around your goals and needs. I have been with two trainers before Dan, and there is no substituting the decades of experience and knowledge that he has. The program he wrote for me was so simply laid out that if it didn't work, it was because I didn't have the discipline, not because the plan wasn't good- so, accepting that a lifetime of good health will come from a 3-4 hour a week dedication is a prerequisite!
My husband and I were looking for a trainer who could work with people in their late 50's, and we were delighted to find Dan Kritsonis almost 3 years ago. Speaking just for myself, I was recovering from cancer treatment when I met Dan. I hadn't done weight training for more than 5 years and was concerned about being at high risk for lymphedema. While getting us going on a routine, Dan studied the facts about lymphedema and designed a routine for me that helped me strengthen my upper body while not overdoing the weight and the number of repetitions. Dan the wisest trainer I've ever met. I recommend him whole-heartedly.
The one regret that I do have about the workouts that Dan has personally written for me is that I did not start them sooner in my fitness endeavor. I was working out for about a year and a half before meeting Dan, and I thought my progress was coming along nicely, I had slow-but-steady results, and I thought I was a pro at the gym... oh how wrong I was. When Dan wrote my first plan, he asked what I wanted to work on. I told him that I recently reached a plateau where my workouts were not challenging me, to the point that my maximum lift started decreasing. Dan took his time in writing a program that would reflect my availability, my ambition, and my goal.
The first week, my body was going through the preliminary steps of what would be an absolutely incredible 8 weeks. That may seem like a long ways out, but when you are challenging your body on a daily basis, the results are explosive... literally. Not only was I not as in good condition as I thought, but the way I was doing exercises was completely wrong, bringing me back to the first point about wishing I had started sooner than later. The exercises challenged my entire body, and I got the exact results I wanted in 8 weeks, the ones I was working for over a year to achieve. The same story applies to every program that Dan has written; so, would I recommend Dan's fitness expertise to friends and family? I already have, to several, actually. I have not, to date, met anyone who is as knowledgeable in the area of personal fitness, or anyone who wants you to have great results as much, if not more than, you do, as Dan. I believe passionately that working hard with a program Dan has created for 2-4 months is a better deal than going to the gym for years and still not seeing the results you wish you had. The quality of your results identically reflect the quality of your program; it is simple as that. Dan is without a doubt in my mind a captain magna cum laude of the fitness world.
BELOW IS FROM WORLD FAMOUS AUTHOR J.A JANCE
When Bill and I first started walking, we did so in little spurts because we couldn’t last for longer spurts. A thousand steps mean stopping to catch our respective breaths. Walking made my still-ailing shoulder ache. And getting started walking each day was an agony for Bill’s bad back. The doctor had told us that walking would make his back feel better, but out of the doctor’s earshot we both rolled our eyes and said to each other, “I don’t think so.”
But walk we did. Bill walks 2.5 miles a day now and I usually walk five to seven. MILES!! A DAY!! And if it’s getting dark, I can go 4000 steps without having to take a break. I’ve been at this for months with the notable exception of the weeks I was on tour. For one thing, there was no time, and when there was time, there were generally no good places to walk. City sidewalks with speeding traffic next to me didn’t seem like safe places for walking when I could see the all skid marks where cars had jumped the curb. And then there were the cars that dove into cutout driveways without seeming to notice there was a pedestrian on the sidewalk. In addition, allow me to I admit straight out that I didn’t make 10,000 steps on Sunday when the SeaHawks lost. That day was only good for 4396. But I’ve walked with enough consistency since the middle of May that my daily average is 9982 steps or 5.26 miles. I’ve worn out two pairs of Skechers and am working on the third.
In the process I’ve lost 50 pounds. Bill has lost more than 40. That’s not all due to walking. Walking alone is not a magic elixir. A big part of the weight loss has to do with Bill’s cooking. He watches both the carbs and calories and tries to keep us right around 1500 calories a day. We’re not starving by any means. We eat two meals a day—a late breakfast and an early dinner. We do not have bread in the house. We do not have potatoes in the house. I’ve eaten more lettuce in the past five months than I’ve eaten in my whole life. is that learned to eat less.
We eat smaller portions than we used to, and since it’s a balanced diet of carbs, protein, and veggies, it turns out we AREN’T hungry. And by the way, when we have wine, it’s included in the calorie count.
By July we were walking and eating right, but then we realized something else. Walking wasn’t the whole answer. I had thought that walking would magically make me stronger, but no matter how I tried, I couldn’t reach my impossible dream of getting off the pot without using the grab bar. The doctor, the same one who had given us the first lecture, gave us another one: “You need to join a gym.” We responded in heartfelt unison, “No way, José!! Period!!!”
Fortunately, the doctor took our NO GYM stance as the gospel and found us an in-home trainer. We wanted someone who was more our less our age and who understood the foibles of the aging human body. Enter Dan Kritsonis. He’s available for new clients, and he’s worth it! On the face of it, our twice weekly workout sessions with Dan seem relatively innocuous. It’s only afterwards that we realize we’re walking away on rubbery legs. He’s been helping us with balance issues. (We’re improving.) He’s given us exercises to strengthen our butts and our legs—and yes, getting off the pot without a grab bar is no longer an impossible dream. I can do it. He’s also teaching us useful aging skills. Getting older doesn’t mean I’m any less clumsy, and on several occasions in recent years I’ve had those unwelcome I’ve-fallen-and-can’t-get-up moments. This week we’ve been able to fix that. Ourselves. From the floor.
So yesterday I was on the air talking about getting fit, starting at age 70.5. I turn 71 next week on October 27. What I said on the air was that if Bill could do it at his age with his two fake knees and if I could do it at my age with a lifetime history of non-walking, other people could do it, too. However old you are, it’s not too late. A LITTLE exercise is better than NO exercise.
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