After taking a year and a half “hiatus” from training, I knew it was time to get back in to the gym. I met Michael and his family at church and after service one Sunday our conversation turned to health and personal training. He told me about his program and I laid out my fitness goals. It wasn’t long before I decided to give Fit Dad Fitness a try.


I’ve never had an issue with putting in the work — getting to the gym was another story. My time on “hiatus” revealed one weakness after another, but nothing more glaring than the realization that I needed someone to help keep me motivated and committed to bettering myself both physically and mentally. I also told Michael that I was less concerned with huge amounts of weight, I really wanted to focus on correctly performing each exercise, strengthening my body with an emphasis on my hamstrings, glutes, and abs, and increasing my flexibility in preparation for my upcoming baseball season. I play in 48+ men’s baseball league and just came off a season where I played hurt for most the year.


Michael designed a program to meet my fitness goals. It started with an analysis of where I was at physically. We worked on my balance and my core strength through circuit-training and total-body workouts. I never felt so out of shape, but the results were amazing. I gained more than 2 inches in my legs, dropped more than an inch in my waist, added an inch to my biceps, and gained nearly 2 inches in my chest in just a couple months. And, I played this past baseball season injury free, and our team won the league championship.


As my body changed, so have my workouts. I am constantly challenged and am thrilled with my results. Michael is attentive, supportive, and committed to helping me reach my fitness goals. He helps me stay accountable and in the gym. Lets just say that I have not gone on “hiatus” since I signed up! It has been a life change that I desperately needed. I highly recommend Michael Ashford and the Fit Dad Fitness program.

Dan F.