"I have gotten so much of my life back using Thrive. The staff are all wonderful, caring, and supportive. I honestly expected this to be a miserable process and always associated exercise with pain, exhaustion, and typically making my condition worse. Coming here I have learned to enjoy exercise and even exercise on the days I am not there. The staff here are all extremely careful not to push you beyond your limits and make a conscious effort to modify your workouts to your specific issues. There’s never any yelling or macho nonsense I was afraid I would experience at a personal trainer. I cannot recommend them enough." -T.P.
"About a year ago I had an accident in which I sustained a serious neck injury. I went to several professionals (primary care physician, chiropractor, physical therapist, masseuse, and a neck & spine surgeon). Although they all provided me some benefit, Jim Nolan made the most progress in relieving my neck pain and straightening out my forward head posture (a result of the accident). I have Parkinson’s disease and Jim’s neurological knowledge, because of his own experiences with MS, is an invaluable tool in how he approaches my physical mobility work outs. He has also taken personal time to research my injury and consult with other professionals in order to find the best course of physical training for me. Jim and his co-worker Matt have limitless patience, are friendly, personable and always professional. I would highly recommend Jim Nolan and his team." -A.L.
"I have had chronic arm, shoulder and upper back pain for years and just stopped working out because of the flair ups after working out on my own. After working with the Thrive team they have me back on track by helping me with exercises that are less stressful and building me back up to where I need to be. I'm finally getting my pain under control while building strength and I am so thankful." -D.T.
"I’ve been training with Jim for about 8 years now, and what sets him apart from other fitness professionals is his passion. When you work with him you can see how much he loves his job because he just wants people to feel their best. For Jim, it’s not a 9-5 to pay the bills, it’s his life. He is motivating, not intimidating. Jim listens to what you want to accomplish, and sets goals to reach it. He is always reading up on techniques and exercises, and he has a great understanding on how the body works. I highly recommend Jim whether you’re training for a fitness competition, recovering from an injury, or just want to try to be more active!" -M.W.
"Jim is awesome!! When I started working out with Jim, I could barely lift 90lbs off the ground. Flash forward to a year later: I am benching 315lbs, squatting 335 lbs, and dead-lifting 415lbs." -B.F.
"I would highly recommend Thrive to any client! I have a very physically demanding job which, in combination with exercising, caused a lot of shoulder tension, overall discomfort, and poor posture. Through mobility work and dynamic stretching with Jim, I can confidently say my MS (Multiple Sclerosis) symptoms have resolved! He takes the time to explain each step to you and recommends specific stretching exercises personalized to your needs. Jim is extremely knowledgeable, enthusiastic about his work, and always maintains professionalism. I would truly recommend him to anyone for his excellent work!" -R.A.
"Jim and Lauren are so knowledgeable and offer such a welcoming atmosphere. I came back to train after my pregnancy and then got hurt but with Jim’s knowledge and passion for strength and training I’m doing everything I need in 1 place and getting stronger daily. The compassion, humor, and knowledge here makes me want to continue to thrive!" -J.F.
"The Thrive team gave an awesome introduction to weight training. They did a great job of not only teaching proper form but also explaining the science behind the form. It made the session that much more meaningful and educational. I especially liked the portion with lower body focus and resistance training! Jim created a versatile program that targets all of the lower body muscle groups... Definitely a great program to get summer ready!" -K.F.
"I’m a 4 year long client of Jim Nolan, I was sick with Multiple Sclerosis and weighed 88 pounds. A google search brought me to the best trainer I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. Jim’s dedication and knowledge is amazing and his need to help people with disabilities makes him the greatest trainer. You will never find someone like him. So if you need someone to change your perspective , Jim is your guy. He has made me feel like I could do almost anything and I have." -A.D.
"I have worked with the Thrive team and their health, strength, energy and knowledge is amazing. Choose health with them rather than feeling sorry for yourself!" -E.I.
"I recently completed a 4 week nutrition program with Sara at Thrive. I have long struggled with my weight and while I had made progress over the last year thanks to personal training sessions at Thrive, it was time to do more to complement the exercise.
Sara was kind and knowledgeable during all of our communications. She provided advice for alternate options to the meals that I had become accustomed to and while some of it may have felt like common sense, it made a huge difference. I ate real food, not the prepackaged or chemical filled stuff that many of the other diets push and I am now 25 pounds lighter than when I started. I know that if I can continue on the path that Sara led me down, I can continue to lose the weight and reach a target that I had long believed that I would be unlikely to achieve. If I feel myself struggling again in the future, I would not hesitate to sign up for the program for a second time and I will highly recommend it to anyone else searching for nutrition counseling." -M.T.
"Since starting personal training with Jim at Thrive I have been able to make tremendous gains towards my personal fitness and wellness goals. His attention to my strengths and weaknesses have proven invaluable. Jim’s expertise and understanding of my MS (Multiple Sclerosis) with regards to functional movements, centered around strength and mobility, have improved the tightness I experience in my right hip as a result of my condition. Each week he assesses and adapts the training to meet my individual needs. He is consistently adapting the exercises and routines, sometimes in the moment, to challenge me and increase my strength while ensuring I am keeping proper form to prevent injury. In addition, he routinely evaluates each exercise by maintaining his focus on the movements from all angles, spotting and encouraging along the way. The personal training program he delivers is customized and unlike the standardized approach I have received from other trainers at various gyms. This holistic approach meets me where I am at physically each week." -H.W.
"This past year has been exceptional for me, I work with both Jim and Lauren and I can honestly say that my body is coming together. It's been a long haul, but my foot drop is improving and my foot and ankle are moving more easily than before. I don't need my drop foot mobility aid as often as I used to and the Theracycle has helped me greatly. Jim and Lauren are a dynamic duo and I know by the start of next year I will be much better off." -L.K.
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