I don't even know where to begin, this guy is simply amazing, top notch. One testimonial can't describe how good this guy is, but I'll summarize :). I, in fact don't regret injuring my knee, cause i may not have met Zack. My experience with him has been life changing. Take away his 5 qualifications as a personal instructor and he's still the best trainer I have had the privilege of knowing. That's cause he's genuine. His experience and knowledge in this industry has taken fitness training to a whole new level. I'm a guy with loads of fitness issues, bad genes, fully torn ACL in my right knee, lower back issues, postural issues and joint problems with my elbows. He accepted me as a client knowing about the challenge ahead. Being a stubborn guy, I may have stepped over the line sometimes, but even then he didn't give up on me and continued doing what he believe is right, instead of giving what I, his client, wanted. And that's why he's top notch. He knows after each training session whether I can train the next session or how I am going to feel the next day. His knowledge is unquestionable. I have realized that the hard way, always looking like a fool when I lose the argument. Anyone who is under him, fret not, disappointment is something that would never come across both you and him. His training is effective and it works, he trains everyone differently, according to their conditions and body types. The results can only be positive, but you just have to listen to him every step of the way.
His trainings are always engaging and fruitful. There isn't a day i would have come out from training feeling like I wasted a session. He's always there for his clients, whether it's in training or after training. He's there with you every step of the way in your fitness journey. Even when you might think he's not watching you as you try to do less reps but count a different number, he will catch you, cause he knows what's happening, always (comes from experience). He uses psychology to get the best out of each exercise, by counting reps a little different. His teachings are words of wisdom, the techniques he teaches are the RIGHT ones, not from YouTube videos where with no experience will cause injury if done wrongly. The techniques he has taught me has helped me strengthen my knee after the op, cured my joint issues, and corrected my back problems. I have been so impressed with his work, that after the rehab I received from his trainings, I decided it was time to change my lifestyle and get into some shape. His trainings has elevated my fitness to a level I never thought I would have gotten too. Being fit and healthy has changed my life. I feel more positive, happy, confident and most important, healthy.
I went to him as a person struggling to do 20 push ups (not even proper), can't even do a single pull up, and lifting weights wrongly which was one of the reasons I had bad joints and a bad back. I now can say confidently, that I can complete 60 proper push ups in a set, I can pull myself up 15-20 times a set, and ever since he corrected me on my technique and taught me how to perform various exercise, I can lift above my body weight. I have never felt so fit or confident in my life. And it's all down to this guy, Zack! He has been my inspiration and teacher to everything related to fitness, and keeping it natural as I built my way to a healthy lifestyle. I am even one of the lucky ones who had the opportunity to actually train with him, so I saw how he behaved in the gym and how to lift weights properly and effectively, which exercise affects what muscle. He goes beyond his job as a trainer and I owe him so much, that a "thank you" would never be enough for what he has done for me. But still I would like to say thank you, for everything.
This fitness journey of mine won't stop. And will continue with you once I'm back from my studies. It's been and honour and privilege to have learned from you, trained with you and to have met you. Im looking forward to train with you again. I'm gonna miss you man. Do visit me in NZ if you have the chance to! I won't forget what you have taught me and of course I won't forget you. Please keep in touch. Take care Sir!
Once your client, but always your friend, Brian. :)