Client Of The Month: October

Oct 2014
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It has been a long time coming for October’s Client of the Month, Dermot is one of the first clients to join Limitless back in mid 2013. He is also the other half of the Shailee-Dermot plank power-couple! (See the previous COTM). The two of them have been consistently coming in each week for well over a year and their dedication is paying off.

Dermot has an impressive list of accomplishments here at Limitless SCF including doubling the amount of times he can bench press 115lbs well into the double digits, 20% increase in pushups completed in one minute (to almost one per second!), and increasing the number and depth of squats completed in one minute. The accomplishment Dermot is most known for around the gym, however, is the max front plank. He has held the overall client record for front plank for nearly a full year now, bringing the record to a seemly unreachable 8 minutes, 2 seconds! His perseverance in setting and keeping this record has no doubt inspired many clients and opened their eyes up to what is possible.

Besides being a client, Dermot is also a good friend and mentor of mine. I learn at least as much from him in our sessions as he does from me. He is a huge support for me and I consider myself lucky to be able to see him every week.

When he’s not getting big bicep pumps and breaking plank records at Limitless SCF, Dermot works as a radio host and a highly recommended life coach as The Celtic Coach!

Here’s to smashing more records and working our way towards conquering that elusive 10 minute front plank!

“Brett has a vast knowledge of how the body works and how everything is connected. I know this because I love to learn new things, so I quiz him often.  I would highly recommend Brett to anyone and everyone. He is a terrific fitness trainer and a truly wonderful person inside and out.”

-Dermot B.

Client Of The Month: September

September 2014
Shailee M.

Our September Client of the Month is 2014-09-04 20.40.20one of the most disciplined and focused clients of the whole gym. It’s no surprise that she is also the longtime female client record-holder for the max front plank with an amazing time of 7 minutes and 10 seconds! Not only does that make her the first place female in the plank but she’s behind only one male client (Who is now in her crosshairs, Dermot beware!).

Shailee is very self motivated and does the majority of her exercise at home but enjoys coming to Limitless SCF for most of her strength and core work. As a regular, one day a week client, Shailee has accomplished a lot since joining in June of 2013. Besides the aforementioned plank domination (almost 4x improvement from when she started!), she has also nearly doubled the amount of knee pushups she can do in 60 seconds from 26 to 43. Her legs have gotten considerably stronger as well going from 33 squats in 60 seconds to 47 at a much lower depth!

I really enjoy training Shailee because I feel like I can really throw anything at her and she powers through it and then is immediately looking for the next challenge. The fact that she’s constantly looking to be pushed actually pushes me to be the best trainer I can be and because of that I am grateful for her as a client.

When she’s not breaking records at Limitless, Shailee is a pediatric dentist who enjoys long hikes and yoga. I have a strong feeling her current records will be outdated yet again by next month but I am excited to see how far she can go. Shailee seems to truly be limitless!

“I have been training with Brett at Limitless for over a year now .  Brett has a very unique way of challenging and motivating me to go the extra mile during my one on one workouts with him each week.  I like a good challenge and Brett never fails to deliver.  He always has a positive attitude and the workouts are energetic and fun.  They push me just enough to where I feel challenged, but not discouraged.   After my session with Brett, I feel I could climb Mount Everest, at least in my mind.   My favorite quote is, ‘True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body; the two are ever united’      -Wilhelm Von Humboldt
PS: After a good workout, I feel invincible, like superman, but without the cape :)”

Client Of The Month: June

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Amy, Jamie, and Cheri

The first trio clients of the month are here and these women earned it big time! This Sister-in-law, mother, daughter combination has dedicated themselves 2-3 times a week since January and they have really begun unlocking their inner athletes.

These three ladies were referred to Limitless by Jena, the Feb COTM, after hearing about the great success she has had. They were a little apprehensive and weren’t sure what to expect at first. They decided to go for it and their results speak for themselves, especially with their improvements in core strength and general athleticism. The most impressive stat for this crew is their maximum front plank hold time. On their very first session, a base level of core strength was assessed. Amy, Jamie, and Cheri were able to hold the plank position for 41, 53, and 33 seconds, respectively. In under 5 months, Cheri has increased her hold time to 2 minutes and 18 seconds, Jamie to 2 minutes and 36 seconds, and Amy to a whopping 3 minutes and 18 seconds!

This is not just a testament to the strength and shape these women have achieved but also to the mental fortitude and ability to push themselves that they have developed on the way. This is what I am most proud of because the ability to persevere is something that will translate across all areas of their lives.

Whether it’s listening to family drama or having them beg to not have to do burpees that day, these ladies are always entertaining to work with. (They have since realized that burpees are not nearly as difficult as they once thought.) I look forward to the future and to what they will achieve next.

Congratulations to Jamie (and her proud mom) on graduating high school this Spring and moving on to Chico State. Also, congrats to Cheri on celebrating her birthday this week. 50 years young!


Client Of The Month: May

May 2014
Samantha Smith

IMAG0414-1-1Does she even lift?… Yes, she does bro.
Sam has been lifting a lot the last few months and the hard work has been paying off. She has been really fun to work with because her goals give a nice little change of pace compared to a lot of clients, especially females. Sam is all about strength.

I always look forward to Sam’s training sessions because she has made a habit of not just breaking her previous records, but smashing records every single workout. One of her main goals was to be able to squat and deadlift her own bodyweight, which she accomplished within the first 10 sessions. Her maximum squat started at a respectable 140lbs for 1 rep and has since shot up to 165lbs for 3! The other big lifts have had similar improvements. Sam is also no more than a week away from accomplishing her other goal of doing a full, unassisted pullup. While getting to the point of being able to lift more than many of the male clients, Sam’s bodyfat % has also been steadily dropping (averaging about 1% drop every 5 sessions).

When she’s not squatting her friends or impressing guys at the gym, Sam plays an active role at Sonoma State as a student, researcher, and mentor. So congratulations to Sam not only for being the May “Client of the Month”, but also for graduating with her bachelor’s degree from SSU this Spring.  A big month indeed!
Up next: Grad School at UC Davis!

“I’ve always been a strong person but I knew that I could be stronger if I trained. So for christmas the only thing on my list was to be trained at Limitless with Brett. Over the last two months, with two sessions a week, I have broken nearly every personal record we’ve set. For example, I can now squat more than my body weight and I feel more confident than ever! I am looking forward to keeping up the intensity and hard work that Brett has taught me to achieve all of my goals I have for my strength and shape.”


Client Of The Month: April

April 2014
Bianca Wilmott

IMAG0376-1-1Bianca is one of those people who was not exactly in horrible shape before she started training but she has become a completely different person and athlete since she first came in to Limitless last Fall. Especially in the last few months.

The fitness bug has most definitely bitten Bianca recently. She has been doing the occasional fitness private training and regularly attending group classes at Limitless. Through hard work and perseverance, she has begun outworking many of the members in group classes that were hard to just survive through at first.

Her improvements have been noticeable both physically and functionally. Since she began, Bianca has more than tripled her max grip hang hold time and tripled her max plank hold time to well over 2 minutes! She also holds the unofficial record for pound for pound most chiseled triceps muscles!

In addition to all this, she follows her passion for Brazilian jiu jitsu training multiple times a week around the corner at Esteem BJJ. The endless hours of training all cumulated on March 23rd where she got her first real win in Brazilian jiu jitsu competition. This really solidified it in my mind that Bianca is a serious athlete with tons of potential.

Bianca is a real pleasure to work with and her determination is inspirational. I feel like if time constraints such as school and work weren’t an issue, I would be seeing Bianca at Limitless 7 days a week! Keep up the awesome work!

“I really don’t know where to begin, there is a lot I could say. When Brett told me I was going to be client of the month I was a little embarrassed. I was honored and appreciative for him to believe that I put in the work to have earned that. I met Brett when I started training Jiu Jitsu last June. I then started training at Limitless, to accompany Jiu Jitsu, because I was extremely out of shape. Not ONCE did Brett ever make me feel like it though, no matter how many times I have had to pause on an exercise or rest, he is always extremely positive and encouraging. It is for that, that I am most thankful. Brett is a wonderful trainer, he really knows how to challenge you and your ability in a positive and life changing way. Not only do I look up to him as a personal trainer but also as a Jiu Jitsu competitor and martial artist. I feel through our private Jiu Jistu lessons I have really improved my own Jiu Jitsu. I think the thing that stands out to me the most was going down to Irvine for the Pan Am Jiu Jitsu Championship in mid March. Our coach Michael, Brett and some of our other teammates were there. Brett helped me warm up, stood with me in the bullpen while we both waited to fight, and I was honored to have him there with me. It was an experience I will never forget. At a recent tournament following the Irvine trip, I received my first real win in a match, by points. I owe a lot of that to Brett!! I am SO thankful for Limitless. Brett is a good friend, teammate, trainer, person….the list goes on and on. TRAIN AT LIMITLESS SPECIALIZED CORE FITNESS!!”


Limitless Fit-Camp

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Looking for a fun, effective and affordable way towards your goal of losing weight and toning up?
Welcome to Limitless Fit-Camp!

For Men and Women of all fitness levels, sizes and ages

40 minute workouts running Monday thru Friday mornings (6:00am and 6:45am)

Our Pre-Summer Bootcamps are around the corner!
4 week April camp runs from 7th-2nd
4 week May camp runs from 5th-30th

Cost: Only $200 total for the 4 week, 5 days a week camp ($10 per class)

Why choose Limitless?

The Limitless Fit-Camp is the only similarly priced bootcamp in the area with small group sizes for maximum personal attention and which provides all exercise equipment for you so you don’t need to buy/bring your own weights or mats!

Limitless Fit-Camp provides FREE pre- and post-evaluations for each camp member to measure loss in weight, body fat and waist inches!

Workouts are run by Brett Bryon, a certified personal trainer, certified strength and conditioning specialist, weight loss specialist and fitness nutrition specialist (through NASM and NSCA)

Contact Limitless with any questions
Space is very limited so reserve your spot now!

Client Of The Month: February

February 2014
Jena Sturla and Elyse Bernardi

EandJJena and Elyse have been working out at Limitless SCF as a pair for over 4 months and have achieved so much in that time.

Jena had a goal of losing 30lbs of weight in time for her wedding the following year.  With well over 6 months still left to go, she has already lost 22lbs and 4in off her waist and is now aiming to lose an additional 10lbs on top of her previous goal.  Her strength and cardiovascular fitness have both improved dramatically in the process and she has definitely reawakened her inner athlete.

Elyse came in wanting to increase strength, especially in her core, to help her out with her duties as a nurse, always being bent over and moving patients.  In the first 2 months, Elyse had doubled her maximum front plank time to well over 2 minutes!

Elyse has since moved to SF for an awesome nursing job opportunity which working out at Limitless definitely gets significant credit for!  For now we will have to settle for only seeing Elyse for special celebrity drop-ins from time to time.  Jena is still going strong three times a week with her end-goal supplying her with plenty of motivation, now with her sister joining in.

These two were my first duo sessions at Limitless SCF.  I always look forward to creating and implementing their workouts.  They have great, fun personalities and have both become perfect “walking marketing billboards” for women training at Limitless!

“I have been going to Brett for months now after being recommended to him by my brother. He is professional and motivating which led me to great results! I look forward to going to my workouts because Brett really tailors the workouts to your personal fitness level and pushes you to be more physically fit. I would recommend Brett to ANYONE who is wanting to get into better shape, no matter what your current fitness level is….even if you are in the best shape, I guarantee Brett can make you sore!
I even have a gym membership and I go to Brett 3x a week to get power work outs in because I am pressed for time and need to get the hardest work out done in 30 minutes.
Go get trained by Brett…..seriously, just do it, you’ll love the results.”

Client Of The Month: December

December 2013
Greg Bernardi
Starting up in April 2013, Greg Bernardi was one of the very first clients here at Limitless and has been going strong training about 3 times a week ever since.  He has put in more time than any other Limitless client and holds several client records to show for it.  This is why he is the obvious choice for this month’s “Client of the Month”.

I can confidently say that the workouts Greg pushes himself through week after week are the toughest of all my regular Limitless clients and are consequently some of the most fun workouts for me to design.  This weekly grind he puts himself through has brought a lot of value to his life, including dropping his bodyfat by nearly 10% and adding well over 100lbs to his max squat lift.  Out of all the client records Greg holds, his front plank record of over 6 and a half minutes straight is one of his most impressive with his original max just over one minute.  Now that’s some core strength!

I’m truly grateful that Greg made the decision several months ago to walk into the studio.  Not only do I get to enjoy training a friend and help them reach their goals, but Greg has also been a great referral source for me recruiting family members to become clients too!

Congratulations to Greg Bernardi not only for being the December “Client of the Month”, but also for recently graduating from the police academy and moving on to the next chapter in his life.  It’s off to San Francisco for him now where I’m sure he will find even more success.  I only hope he keeps up a solid exercise routine so he continues to build on his fitness accomplishments!