THE AVERAGE CLIENT HAS BEEN WITH CARLOS FOR 6 YEARS STRAIGHT. HERE'S SOME OF WHAT THEY HAVE TO SAY:
"I've lost 15 pounds and several inches..."
To be frank, I have never been interested in “personal trainers” because I thought they were too expensive and completely superfluous. I mean, how many ways can one do a sit up, right?... Wrong! I can’t tell you how nice it is to just walk through the door and not have to think about what it is I should be doing... what muscle group? Aerobics today? Circuit training? Ugg! Who has the time or expertise for that? Well Carlos does, that’s who! He makes it so easy to get a good total body workout in 1 hour a day, 3 days a week (or more if you want) without ever having to waste time “figuring it out”. Carlos took into account my age and conditioning and has gently increased my strength and conditioning. Since I’ve been going to Carlos’s gym, “Body by Design” I’ve lost 15 pounds and several inches, but more importantly, my body doesn’t constantly ache from sitting at my desk all day. I have more energy and flexibility, and just plain feel better. The gym is clean, the equipment works well, and Carlos is patient and consistent... and worth every penny! Thanks, Carlos!!! ~Robbin Demeritte
"I lost 20 pounds and 5 inches from my waist."
Carlos' program is the absolute best. You will find yourself inspired by his passion for fitness and health. Because he believes in his client's potential, he will take you beyond what you could ever do on your own. In 4 months, I lost 20lbs and 5 inches from my waist. His customized workouts which are constantly varied, has me feeling energized and strong. ~ Cindy D
"I have only been enrolled for 3 months and can already see my body getting stronger...."
After I turned 50, I found that the gym I was going to for a number of years just wasn't working anymore. The focus wasn't on the goals that mattered most to me - a reasonable diet, and weight training that incorporated stretching and cardio. But I stuck with it, unaware that there was a better option, and kept getting hurt and frustrated.
Recently I discovered Body by Design, where training is more holistic, and your individual limitations are taken into consideration. Classes are held in small groups, thus keeping the costs down, and motivation up. Carlos, our trainer, is always challenging us with new weight training exercises, and giving us diet tips, in order improve our overall health. I have only been enrolled for three months, and can already see my body getting stronger, and feel the difference in my stamina. I have truly never been happier with a work out facility! ~Kathy Lyons
"He cares about helping his clients..."
Body by Design Training with Carlos has provided an opportunity for us in our mid- fifties to begin a lifestyle change that will enhance our health and fitness. After personal training in past years - we have found that Carlos is unique! His commitment to his clients is indisputable. He cares about helping his clients each individually. He amazes us at how he can multi-task with different levels of people working out at the same time and keeps everyone challenged and on track! Constantly! Carlos is what makes "Body by Design" a unique workout place unlike all others. He is a caring man.
We are so excited to see what the future holds!
Oh and one more thing .... Our son, a collegiate swimmer - 20 yrs. started strength training with Carlos and also feels challenged, stronger and wants to go to Olympic Trials in 2 years! So exciting! Thank you Carlos! ~Mark & Melody Shores
"The results I have seen have been amazing..."
Carlos Monge is our personnel trainer and owner of Body by Design. I have been training with Carlos three days a week for the last year and a half. The results I have seen, have been amazing. I have lost weight, but most importantly I lost inches, strengthened my core dramatically and Carlos has taught me that nutrition is the key. Carlos shows a personal interest in my fitness and health. He explains each exercise and its benefit. The facility is always clean , equipment is top of the line and always in working order. Childcare is available and has worked out well for me, as I often take my grandchildren. ~Rich Brown (66 years old)
"Permission to "train for my age! THAT'S something I can live with!"
I've heard it said "When the student is ready, the teacher appears." It looks like I'm ready, because Carlos showed up in my life!
Examining myself shows me to be one of the most stubborn, self-directed people I know! But, how refreshing to find the perfect mix of genuine devotion to people and fitness in combination with the right amount of "push"!! Permission granted to "train for my age"!! THAT'S something I can live with!! For me...learning the 'why' behind the do'is vital to permanent change and the light dawning on me, so that I can incorporate new thinking and new actions, which bring new freedoms!
I'm at the end of my first month now, but I knew within 10 minutes of my first free session that Carlos and his techniques fit perfectly with who I am and who I desire to become. I love it that he can multi-task a small group like no other male person I know!! And keep it all straight. I love the small group commradere that happens almost instantly. In addition, there is no better "meet market" that I've found...all very "like minded" individuals, supporting permanent lifestyle health and fitness changes. Carlos's Body By Design studio simply enhances my love for Ahwatukee all the more! ~Marcia Kennedy
"We are healthier than we have been in many years..."
As a lifelong “couch-potato” married to a lifelong athlete, fitness and health was never a significant concern of mine and in recent years both my wife and I had resigned to the busy and hectic nature of our lives, believing that fitness could wait. However, when faced with some medical concerns, plans for expanding our family and when encouraged by a family member to begin working with Carlos, my wife and I decided it was time to re-examine our health and fitness goals. Carlos Monge and his facilities have begun to transform our lives. We are healthier than we have been in many years, we are building muscle, losing fat and weight and generally have improved the quality of our lives significantly.
Through his guidance, professionalism, experience and friendship Carlos has helped both my wife and I discover that there is no limit to the physical fitness and health achievements that we can accomplish. Thank You Carlos! ~Nate Bealor & Sarah Murrell
"Carlos knows his stuff..."
Perfect place to work out! Friendly, non-intimidating, flexible hours and the trainer is fantastic. Carlos knows his stuff and customizes the workouts to fit your individual needs. It's addicting! ~Pam Panucio
"I am 55 years old and have MS....I have made excellent progress in a short time."
I, am 55 years old and have MS. When I was first diagnosed five years ago I did exercise but I did not have any direction from a personal trainer. I found that my exercise program probably did more harm than good because I did not know what I should or should not be doing. As an MS patient my endurance was poor and getting worse. Every year my sensitivity to the summer heat was degrading.
I joined Body By Design 3 months ago. I have found that it is essential to have a knowledgeable personal trainer to guide my exercise program. Thus far, I have lost quite a bit of weight and have greatly improved my endurance. I have not been as sensitive to the summer heat as in previous years. I have a long way to go, but I have made excellent progress in a short time. ~Alex Hietala PhD, EE
"...he's not only a great trainer, but a positive role model, mentor and friend."
I've been working out with Carlos for over 6 years now and he's not only a great trainer, but a positive role model, mentor and friend. I enjoy training with Carlos because it's always different and challenging, as well as efficient and very effective. He offers a well rounded program that focuses not only on exercise/weight training, but nutrition and cardio, which ultimately leads to good overall health and longevity. ~Desiree
"...stronger, healthier and have more energy than I thought possible."
I started with Body by Design at 228 lbs. about 10 months ago. I now weigh 180 lbs! I now feel stronger, healthier and have more energy than I thought possible. ~Jack C.
"He can manage all levels of fitness and age effectively..."
I can’t say enough about the last year I have been training with Carlos at Body By Design. I initially started to get a kick start to working out, and have been hooked ever since and will NEVER leave this studio. I mean, seriously, it has to be VERY good to get me to be there at 5AM four days a week and 6AM on Saturdays! When I started training with Carlos I just wanted to lose some weight and look better…but it is now more than that for me. I am stronger, healthier and happier than ever. I have more energy and a more positive outlook on life. If you are considering making a major life change with fitness or are already in great shape and just want to establish a new routine Carlos is the right trainer for you. He can manage all levels of fitness and age effectively and transitions with you as your increase in your fitness level. I am thankful for the year I have spent at Body By Design and plan to be here for many years to come. ~Debbie Gross
"I lost 10 pounds in a month with Carlos..."
Carlos is an amazing trainer who sets high expectations for his clients and helps them achieve their goals with realistic meal planning, a better understanding of diet and hard workouts. I lost ten pounds a month with Carlos and couldn't have been happier with my results. He also changed my lifestyle and the way I think about food. ~Kate Morris
"I'm in better shape, stronger and healthier than ever before."
When I started training with Carlos 5 years ago, I just wanted to lose some weight and get in better shape for an upcoming trip. What happened has changed my life. I’m in better shape, stronger and healthier than ever before. Training is an important part of my everyday routine – I can’t imagine life without it! Carlos’s extensive knowledge and passion for his work provided me with the perfect scenario for success and set foundations for a new healthier lifestyle. I would have never believed that I’d stuck with this and feel so much better for having done so! I highly recommend anyone considering the next step give Carlos a call. ~Sonja Hoppe
"Carlos sends helpful tips to your email and cellphone to keep you motivated..."
I have been going to Body by Design for around 5 years. Carlos is an amazing trainer that has years of experience and he understands the human body. He not only teaches you how to take great care of your body but he lives by his own rules and sets a great example. Your training does not stop when you leave the gym because Carlos sends helpful tips to your email and cell phone to keep you motivated throughout the week. Carlos is a kind wonderful person and makes it enjoyable to train and work out. He is always changing up the work out to keep you motivated and interested. I would not go anywhere else for personal training. ~Christine Robison
"His easy going, friendly personality creates a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere."
I've been working with Carlos for a little over a year and have seen great results in that time. I have never felt stronger or healthier. Carlos is passionate about fitness and it shows through the energy and enthusiasm he brings to every session. His easy going, friendly personality creates a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere. He makes each workout challenging, creative and most importantly, fun! I have incredible energy, and my balance and flexibility have improved immensely. If you are serious about changing your life for the better, Carlos is your man! ~Paula Koroso (client since Oct. 2009)
"Our workouts are tailored to our individual fitness levels and physical limitations..."
My wife & I have been long time clients of Carlos at Body by Design. He has totally converted us to the benefits of affordable personal training. His facility is furnished with the latest exercise equipment and it is always clean and well maintained. Our workouts are tailored to both our individual fitness levels and physical limitations. Thanks to his years of experience and strong interest in current trends our workouts always include some new exercise or routine.We are extremely satisfied with the entire program and would recommend Body by Design to anyone who is serious about staying in shape. ~Steve Pfeffer (client since Oct. 2007 )
"One visit! Then no turning back."
One visit! Then no turning back. Two years ago I made a New Year’s Resolution to get in better shape. Going to a gym full of machines with no direction seemed too easy to back-out of. I opted for dedicated training sessions with a professional trainer who knows me personally and designs a workout plan that keeps me in shape. The commitment of scheduled workouts and accountability to a trainer and those I workout with is just what I needed. Body By Design meets that need. ~ Steve Hughes (client since October 2008)
"...does everything in his power to help clients achieve their goals..."
Carlos Monge of Body by Design is a consummate professional. He is beyond knowledgeable at his craft and its application and he has a way with his client's that is more than just your standard trainer/ client relationship. He truly cares and does everything in his power to help clients achieve their goals and an overall balance in themselves. If you want to have your expectations met and surpassed, Carlos is your man! ~Bob Lachniet Owner/ President Fitness 4 Home Superstore