Success Stories

Our members come to our gym for a number of reasons. They want to lose fat. They hope to gain muscle mass. They want to ready themselves for the summer season. They want to train for a specific sport. But, ultimately, they want to live longer, happier and healthier lives. In our experience we have found that no two members are alike.

But don’t just take our word for it. Check out some of our member success stories below.

Amanda N.


Since joining OLAF, I think that I have made the most growth in being a better mom in many ways. I am doing something for myself that I enjoy -which is very important – a lot of moms don’t make time for themselves. I am becoming the healthiest version of me -physically and mentally- that I can be for my family. I am happy that I can keep up with my kids on the playground and in the pool. I am showing my three boys that women can be strong and beautiful – and that women can do the same things that men can.

Christine N.


Since starting at OLAF one of the biggest changes I have seen in myself is an increase in confidence, inside and outside the gym. One of the reasons I started at OLAF was because I wanted to challenge myself and push myself outside my comfort zone. As I get stronger and set new goals I am faced with new challenges but I face them with excitement now. Thanks to the coaches and the community at OLAF I have learned that hard work and the right attitude can really take you places!

Jeremy B.


My experience at OLAF has had a big impact on my day-to-day life. Aside from the obvious physical changes of getting stronger and feeling healthier, I have experienced positive but unexpected changes as well. When I encounter stressful situations in my everyday life, I find my level of determination and resolve to be much higher than it was before I started at OLAF. I often think back to especially difficult workouts (I’m looking at you Nancy!) and knowing that I survived all of those challenges despite how it felt at the time helps to put things in perspective. I know that no matter how hard a task may be, I will always push through it and be stronger for it.

Kristy R.


Stay at home mom of 3 boys (8, 5 & 3 years old). I also do the bookwork for my husband’s chiropractic office.

What kind of results have you seen in your time at OLAF?
Since joining OLAF almost 5 years ago I have gotten so much stronger and confident! I worked out at OLAF throughout my entire last pregnancy and doing so kept me in great shape and also helped me with my recovery post c-section! OLAF has helped me in so many ways of my everyday life!

How has OLAF changed your life?
OLAF is more than just a gym to me, it is somewhere I go everyday to de-stress, build relationships with other like-minded people and get an amazing workout while I’m at it!

Lydia C.


Occupation: Chiropractor

OLAF Fitness Family Member Since: July 2015

How did you get started at OLAF?
I was getting bored with working out on my own and was looking for a challenge. After trying out several gyms in the area, I settled on OLAF because I loved the coaching, small classes, and attention to technique detail.

What kind of results have you seen in your time at OLAF?
I’ve gotten so much stronger and have become completely in awe of what my body is capable of doing.

Give us a long term (5 years) AND short term (12 months or less) fitness goal:
Well, my short term goal was to squat 200 pounds by the time I turn 30 in June, but I’ve already hit that. I’ve recently started Patrick’s Oly lifting hell – I mean – “programming”, and I’d really like to hit a triple digit snatch in the next year. That would be magical. Long term? No idea. I’ll have to think about that.

What would you tell someone that is on the fence about OLAF and not sure whether they should give it a try or not?
Just do it. Seriously. Do it. You won’t regret a thing. It will be hard, but not impossible, and so very worth it.

What is your proudest accomplishment thus far? Still pretty pleased with that 200 pound back squat.

Tell us something about you that nobody knows, preferably an embarrassing story!
When I was in elementary school, I once participated in a talent show. I wore a pretty dress and played the recorder with my nose while keeping a straight face the entire time.

If you could workout with ANYONE…who would it be and why?
The Rock. Can you imagine the type of encouragement he would give you?

If you could have dinner with 3 people, any lifetime, who and why?
Oh, this is hard. I’d pick both of my grandfathers, one who died before I was born and one who died when I was 2. I only know them from stories and they sound like incredible men I would love to spend time with. And then for the third, I think I’d have to go with Teddy Roosevelt, the most awesome president ever. Seriously, the dude got shot and refused to get medical attention until he finished giving a 90-minute speech, saying, “It takes more than this to kill a bull moose.” I would need dinner and several drinks with Teddy.

What do you love most about OLAF?
The 5:30 AM class. Everyone else is missing out. We are a sarcastic, hilarious little family of weirdos.

What is your favorite quote and/or motto…one that you live by?
I regularly use the acronym “GSD”. Get sh*t done.

How has OLAF changed your life?
The obvious answer is it has made me strong and gotten me in great shape. But it is so much more than that. It has taught me to love myself for what it is, to appreciate my thick thighs and broad shoulders. It has taught me to be kind to my body, to be conscious of what food I put in it, and to give it rest when it needs rest. I have learned that failure is okay and it just gives you a goal to work towards.

Mike D.


I would say OLAF has helped me better understand that improving fitness is about consistency. No one is going to achieve all their goals in a month and anything that is will be fleeting. Eating well, sleeping well and training the right way need to be part of life. Fanatical commitment for a short period of time will not help you correct years of abuse or neglect in the other direction. Challenge yourself, sitting on the couch is easy.

Molly M.


I feel stronger than ever. I have confidence in my ability to lift and move things on a daily basis that I didn’t have 10 years ago. Each day at work, I feel energized, not only from my workout the day before, but in anticipation of that afternoon’s workout. It’s a personal challenge I feel I face and conquer on a regular basis. Thanks OLAF!

Perry D.


Among many things, OLAF has really helped me to recognize and address issues with my own limited flexibility and mobility. Before I started at OLAF I had hip and shoulder pain. My discomfort has been greatly reduced while my mobility has increased. The coaches have all helped me increase my strength and improve my cardio while monitoring my issues and giving me specific exercises to do on a daily basis. And as a result, I feel stronger, more prepared, and happier as I begin the aging process. This type of personal attention and concern for the whole client is one of the many reasons that OLAF stands out in a field of many.
Thank you!

Phil D.


Outside of the gym, I’ve seen many ways that OLAF has positively impacted my life. First and foremost is that my overall energy level and feeling of well being has increased. I’ve found that sometimes I’ll look back at a day or week and have been surprised how much stuff I got done. That comes in handy when the kids need help with homework late at night or need to go to a store, or want to do something fun. Secondly, working out does relieve stress. When I’ve had a bad day or have a lot on my mind, I always feel at least a little bit better after working out. And lastly, there are people who’ve commented that they’ve thought about trying to work out more because they’ve seen how it’s helped me. Hopefully, some of them have and they can further spread the desire to be healthier.