Testimonials

Weight Loss Testimonials

Here are just a few photos and stories of our happy clients achieving their weight loss goals!

*Results vary from person to person. These results can only be achieved through full completion of our workout and nutrition program.

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Jody

Lost 16lbs of body fat
& 4 in. off her waist
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NJ Fitness Factory's format is unique to anything I have ever done. I can't do anything else now. It's like personal training, but in an energized group environment. You are led by an instructor who has eyes on everyone, is ensuring you are pushing yourself to the very max and doing the exercises properly. I have loved not having to think about what I need to do in order to get a complete body workout by weeks end. It's all planned for you! It has been a winning formula for my mind and body.

The energy and feeling of togetherness and team work has inspired me to go from working out 1-3 days per week to 5-6 days per week. I don't dread going to the gym like I have in the past. I have been going to gyms all of my adult life. I have done personal training , traditional classes and worked out on my own. Nothing has changed my body and more importantly my attitude about working out like NJ Fitness Factory. I have lost more overall inches and added more muscle in the last year and half , than all years combine anywhere else.

The instructors are friends and leaders. They take personal pride in your success In the most genuine way I have ever experienced. Throughout my time here, trainers have changed for a variety of "life" reasons , but there was a quality shared by all, which obviously is a testament to who is hired. They have a dedication to make sure the work out is invigorating and fresh each class. They are engaged in such a way that motivates you to push yourself for them! They show a real interest in each member to ensure that everyone gets what they are coming for. No matter what level of fitness or experience.

Among the members there is a community feel; as you walk in you can see the togetherness as everyone is talking and preparing for class. The social aspect is a fresh added bonus. Having recommended to friends and made new friends here, walking in to sweat with familiar faces helps you get there and have fun doing doing it! The camaraderie is infectious! It makes you feel you have an obligation to get there and work hard, which I don't care what anyone says .... We all could you use that extra reason at times!

NJ Fitness Factory is apart of my life. Not just my "gym".

*Results vary from person to person. These results can only be achieved through full completion of our workout and nutrition program.
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Derek

Weight Loss = 50lbs

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I never thought after meeting with Russ last year, I would end up where I am today. I guess this all began in college and the weight gain skyrocketed after I began working. At my heaviest, I weighed 230lbs and just felt ‘unhealthy’. I was tired and hungry… and would eat basically anything in sight to curb my appetite.

I began personal training at NJ Fitness Factory in 7/2012. With lots of support and encouragement from my now fiancé (who actually also joined and trains with me to this day), I was able to make a complete lifestyle change for the best. In the first 6 months, I was losing about 5-7lbs / month. I was doing personal training twice a week and doing cardio an additional 2-3 times / week. In addition to physical exercise, I followed the diet recommendations from Russ. It was tough at first, but after a couple months, I quickly began to realize what was good / what was bad andlearning to balance good choices with my one ‘cheat meal’ for the week. Amazingly 6 months later I was feeling better, and even happier to know I was under 200lbs.Within a year of starting, I was then down 50lbs at 185lbs and was running 3-5 miles, 2-3 times / week after work in Central Park. Before starting I couldn’t even run a ¼ mile!Where I am today, I’ve been able to maintain my weight for the last six months.

I continue to train with my trainer Mike twice a week and cardio-weight training 2 times / week on my own. The overall feeling of my health has improved drastically. I’ve never felt this great about myself. In the end, I believe that this is one of the best choices I’ve ever made in my life. I’ve made some great friends at the studio and was always surrounded by everyone’s positive encouragement and support.

Thank you to Mike, Russ, and Marc for all your help over the last year. Without you guys, I would never be where I am. An even bigger thank you to my fiancé, Riza for training with me, going on runs with me, reminding me to eat the right things, and being there every step of the way.

*Results vary from person to person. These results can only be achieved through full completion of our workout and nutrition program.
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Jodi

Weight Loss = 8lbs

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I've been an active person for as long as I can remember and have been fortunate to have never really had to "diet". However, no amount of exercise could prevent my body shape and size from changing over the years. My goal in meeting with Marc at NJ Fitness Factory wasn't necessarily to lose weight, it was to educate myself on how to combine exercise with diet for a healthier lean and mean figure. At 5'1 1/2" losing 7-8 pounds made a huge difference. With "Miracle worker Mike" I pushed my muscles to the max and taught my husband and daughters how to eat more nutritiously and adventurous. Today is my 40th birthday and I can't say enough how this was the best gift ever. After three months of training I feel great, and for the first time in my life, I'm sharing a photograph of myself in a bikini. Thank you NJ Fitness Factory for making 40 fabulous!!

*Results vary from person to person. These results can only be achieved through full completion of our workout and nutrition program.
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Dina

Weight Loss = 80lbs

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I am a nutrition and wellness professional, so you would think eating right and staying fit would come easy to me. Sure, I know what I need to do to manage my weight and health, as do many of us. But the truth is, even when we know what the right choices are, we don't always make them, right?

After having 2 babies and dealing with a sports injury, it was just easier to push healthy eating and exercise to the back burner so I could focus on work and family. This priority shift resulted in a downward health spiral, eventually losing control of my fitness and weight. I was tired, frustrated, and, I confess, embarrassed to be an overweight dietitian. If I couldn't succeed in managing my own health, how could I possibly encourage others?

I decided to seek help from New Jersey Fitness Factory because of their great reputation for results-driven workouts and friendly staff. I wanted a way to fit exercise into my busy schedule, and to have someone I could trust to help with personal health accountability. I started working out with Mike in March 2012, and it was the best decision I could have made to get my energy back, feel fantastic, and transform my figure. All while raising a family and running a business!

Now, I am back in control of my health and my weight, which actually helps me better manage other aspects of daily life. Because of my fitness level, it's easier than ever to do what I already know I should be doing to manage my diet and maintain a lifestyle that promotes optimal health. Mike has helped me stay on track and reach above and beyond my initial fitness goals. I'm hooked -- no more excuses!

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Jessie

Weight Loss = 40lbs

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When I first walked into the NJ Fitness Factory consultation, I remember Marc asked me, "if I could lose as much weight as possible, how much would I want to lose?" At the time, I thought 50lbs was a lofty goal, but as I write this, 40lbs lighter, I am very pleasantly surprised with how close I am to achieving what I once thought was out of reach. My trainer Mike and nutritionist Ryan have both helped me re-gain my self esteem, confidence, and strength. With NJ Fitness factory's support, I know I am ready to take on any new challenges with my new found health.

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Jordan

Weight Loss = 76lbs

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It’s been about a year and a half since I’ve moved from NJ. When I started working out with you, I weighed 236 pounds. I was very unhappy and unhealthy.Today I weigh 160 pounds and gained so much confidence. I can’t thank you enough for helping me to jump start this amazing journey for me.

*Results vary from person to person. These results can only be achieved through full completion of our workout and nutrition program.
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Erin

Weight Loss = 15lbs

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Hey Russ- I don't know if Fred shared a few pictures with you from my wedding this past Friday, but I wanted to pass along how appreciative I am of New Jersey Fitness Factory and Fred for helping me achieve the body and health that I am quite proud of. Hehehe!! Thank you for everything!!

*Results vary from person to person. These results can only be achieved through full completion of our workout and nutrition program.
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Will

Weight Loss = 50lbs

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I used to be in great shape, but after getting married and having 2 kids I found myself in my 30's being 50 pounds overweight. I called Russ and we met for a consultation. After meeting with my trainer and the nutritionist I finally had a plan. I lost 50 pounds in 7 months! Now my wife is training and losing weight at NJ Fitness Factory too. I'm so thankful I picked up the phone that day.

*Results vary from person to person. These results can only be achieved through full completion of our workout and nutrition program.
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Ilson

Weight loss = 20lbs
Gained 10lbs of muscle
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*Results vary from person to person. These results can only be achieved through full completion of our workout and nutrition program.
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Deorie

Weight Loss = 20lbs

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Have you ever woken up in the morning and just felt so ecstatic about feeling sweat running down your face, or feeling your legs and arms burn like fire. This is my pleasure every morning. NJFF has been my daily motivation since Sept. 19th. I look forward to being here not just for the fantastic workouts, but for the camaraderie and support of my new friends. It's like an extended family and it has become a part of my family's lifestyle. Healthy and fit mom and dad equals healthy kids too. Thank you NJFF for what you're giving to my family and me; strength, courage, belief and confidence.

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Frank

Weight Loss = 14.5lbs
Gained 4lbs of muscle
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I had driven by NJ Fitness Factory everyday for a year saying I should join, but I thought it was boot camp or too intense - I made up excuses. One day while walking I went and met Michelle, Russ and Marc. They spoke with me for almost 30 minutes about the fitness and nutrition programs. I signed up right then for the 6-week Transformation challenge. This was the best decision. I go to the group training classes at least 6 times a week. The instructors are knowledgeable, helpful, and energetic. I leave each session covered in sweat, but thankful for what they do. It's an amazing feeling. The encouragement and support from the team is top notch. They respond to any concerns or questions immediately. They want me to feel better and lose weight. That's what makes it different than any other fitness center for me. I can't say enough about how exceptional NJ Fitness Factory is. I so recommend it to anyone who may be hesitant about getting in shape - this is the place to do it! No attitude, no fear. We are all there for the same reason and everyone, whether client or staff, is there to cheer you on!"

*Results vary from person to person. These results can only be achieved through full completion of our workout and nutrition program.
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Paul

Weight Loss = 65lbs

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When I stepped on the scale at the end of NJ Fitness Factory’s 6-Week Body Transformation program and saw that I’d dropped from 268 to 240 pounds, I almost fainted. Literally! It was a challenging road but a worthwhile one, and along the way I learned some key things about both myself and health and fitness. I’ll start though with some background.

I was overweight for my entire grammar and middle school days. In high school I joined the wrestling team, and it was there that I learned the core truth about health/fitness from which everything else stems: eat right and exercise. The pounds melted off of me in high school thanks to the training, help and encouragement of my wrestling coaches. I’ll return to this last point in a moment.

Fast-forward to my life as an adult. I went into a “yo-yo” phase. A few years heavy followed by a year not, over and over again in a continuous loop. When I did lose weight, I worked hard exercisingand watching what I ate but it was always so easy to fall back into old habits – whether out of stress or merely a desire to indulge in the “fun” foods.

Fast-forward again to earlier this year. I turned 48 years old. Losing weight was harder than ever, while gaining it was easier than ever. I went to the gym, worked out a great sweat on the machines I used, but never lost weight. Admittedly I wasn’t paying too close attention to what I ate or drank. I did know that my aches and pains were worse than ever, as was my indigestion and my inability to walk up and down stairs without huffing and puffing.

I inherited a bad back, bad knees and ankles from my wrestling days, and according to my doctor, I also got to develop arthritis at an earlier age from wrestling, too. Additionally, within the last few years I was diagnosed with Reactive Hypoglycemia, a metabolism imbalance which compromised my energy levels and required special dietary care. If not monitored it could lead to Diabetes. These factors were in no way helped by my extra weight. I knew something had to be done.

One day I noticed an amazing before-and-after transformation photo posted on Facebook by my friend Frank DiCicco. I started quizzing Frank on the program and to my surprise all of his answers indicated to me that this was simply, “eat right and exercise.” No special pre-made meals or supplements/shakes, but a balanced diet that was low on carbs and sugars, high on proteins and good fats and of course, vegetables and fruits.

The exercise was another matter. It is hard, no question about it. Having gone through wrestling I knew what tough workouts were like, and I was able to flashback to my high school days to mentally find ways to push through each tough workout. I made a promise to myself that I would mentally try the best I can and make it through each workout, even if I couldn’t do each exercise perfectly. I would substitute and modify where necessary and do whatever I could to keep moving. That is how I approached each day, with a “try my best” attitude. It took me very far.

One key thing I learned at NJ Fitness Factory was the reason behind my own recent (pre-6 Week Challenge) exercise regimen failing. I was not exercising my core. I was doing exercises and using machines that just worked out one body part at a time. At NJ Fitness Factory, the exercises are designed to engage your entire core – multiple body parts at once – and let me tell you I recognized the difference right away, not just in the fact that I could feel every part of my body getting worked out but also through the amount of sweat I perspired as I exercised!

Earlier I mentioned my wrestling coaches from high school. That is a major factor at NJ Fitness Factory. The main Group Training Instructors I had were great motivators! They gave tough workouts but also a lot of positive reinforcement, encouragement and instruction, like my wrestling coaches. And then there is the accountability factor – the program encourages keeping a log and has periodic meetings to go over progress. While I didn’t keep a formal log I was fully immersed in a mindset of staying on track with what I was eating. There are those who can tackle health and weight loss on their own with no problem, but what I learned about myself is that I need the coaching and accountability aspects that the structure of NJ Fitness Factory’s program provides.

Today, I am navigating stairs more easily, with a little less huffing and puffing. I have more energy in general. My overall aches and pains have lessened. I’ve lost several inches and will need to overhaul my wardrobe soon. And I can’t remember the last time I had indigestion. Thank you, Russ, Marc and the entire team at NJ Fitness Factory for giving me a chance to reinvent myself and start a new chapter in my life!

-Paul

*Results vary from person to person. These results can only be achieved through full completion of our workout and nutrition program.
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Fernando

Weight Loss = 100lbs

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There’s a small percentage of people in the entire world that want to lose 100 pounds and can say they’ve done it.

My client Fernando is one of those people.

Starting Weight = 329 lbs.
Ending Weight = 228 lbs.

He started with us in Jan 2015 and by Nov 2015 he lost 100 lbs. His goal was to lose 100 pounds this year. He may have made it look easy BUT I met with him once a month every month since Jan and I know this is not a case of luck or good fortune.

This guy busted his butt every single week at the gym. And he followed our nutrition program. He wasn’t always 100% on but he NEVER quit.

He had to deal with several physical and mental adversities along the way but still did it. I don’t think proud is a strong enough word for how I feel about this guy. To me he’s an inspiration and a real man. A man that made a promise to himself and kept it.

When I see him, I think to myself, if he can do that with everything stacked against him then I better do everything I can to be my best.
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Cristy

Weight Loss = 35lbs

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I have danced all my life. That being said, in my most active years I also ate whatever I wanted, as I spent innumerable hours in the dance studio. Fast forward to last summer as I completed my MBA. I had spent the past two years living and traveling abroad in Europe. Needless to say, many hours were spent studying, wining, and dining. Exercising and eating healthy? Not so much.

When I got home from Barcelona, it was a huge wake up call for me. I was the heaviest I had ever been and extremely out of shape. Thanks to my sister Jessie (already a NJFF success story!), I was inspired to also make the necessary changes for a healthier lifestyle. I signed up for a 60 day transformation at NJ Fitness Factory, began a nutrition plan, and never looked back. Despite my dance background, I admit I can be a bit lazy, so I found that the one-on-one personal training sessions were extremely effective for me. Frank was a fantastic trainer who not only motivated me, but also pushed me to accomplish new goals each week! He also prevented me from slacking as I knew I would have to be accountable to someone other than myself.

Loving the changes I was both seeing and feeling in my body, I decided to try the 90 day shredding challenge next! During this time, not only was I losing weight, but I was actually building muscle and toning up! Since I started in September, I have lost over 35 lbs! A big thanks to the entire NJFF family of trainers and staff for all your support and encouragement during this time.