A friend of mine and I got whipped into shape by Stephen during fun, motivational classes that provided the right mix of cardio and strength training. Stephen is knowledgeable, personable and most of all very passionate about fitness. He listens and adjusts classes based on the client. He knows when and how to push one's comfort zone in the right way. I would definitely recommend SCL Fitness to anyone.
- Lenka U.
Working with Steve has been great. He is driven and passionate and truly loves what he does. He is motivated, and helps push others to their full potential. If you are looking to get into fitness, or just improve your lifestyle, I recommend getting in contact with Steve!
- Kyle M.
Having Stephen as a personal trainer has been a one of a kind experience. His upbeat and optimistic attitude alongside his never-ending energy made every workout worth the struggle. He helped both myself and my family start a cleaner lifestyle. It has been a pleasure working out with you
- Maziar H.
Stephen has been my personal trainer for more than a year and I can honestly say he is the best! I have experienced many trainers over the last twenty years or so, and so have some basis for comparison. Stephen is passionate about fitness and exercise, and his enthusiasm is contagious! He has inspired me to keep on training and being active in spite of the usual life distractions and setbacks. He is the most professional of all the trainers I've had, always well-prepared, very knowledgeable and well informed. He strikes the right balance between being respectful of my limits while still challenging me to work as hard as I can. Importantly, he is very fit himself, and exemplifies the lifestyle and health choices we should all be making. I feel very fortunate to have found Stephen, and recommend him highly
- Verian F.
Steve embodies all the qualities you'd want to have in a personal trainer:
knowledgeable in health matters, exercise physiology and fitness training techniques
patient and understanding, willing to tailor the session to suit the individual; very flexible and accommodating
encouraging and motivational
setting a high standard for himself
dependable and trustworthy.
I learned a lot from Steve and improved my fitness level in the process.
I unreservedly recommend Steve for personal fitness training and development.
- Alan Rankine
'From a well written questionnaire as to what his client wishes to achieve, Stephen is able to develop a program specifically tailored to that individual. How good is that!'
(an 80 yr old female who realizes one has to always keep active but require direction at this age)
“Training with Stephen has been a most positive experience. He is always punctual, professional and proactive; flexible to train indoors or out, creating an on the road fitness regime to accommodate business travel, sending helpful links to articles and sites relevant to my fitness and lifestyle goals, and checking in between sessions for added, on-going encouragement.
He is incredibly knowledgeable in all aspects of healthy living, and is always researching and sharing the most effective fitness and nutrition trends.
He is able to provide a customized and varied full-body workout in every session while explaining the benefits of each exercise.
I would highly recommend personal training with Stephen and SCL Fitness to anyone wanting ot lose weight, increase strength, muscle endurance, balance, flexibility, and overall motivation.”
- Shannon A.
“Stephen is great, I decided to get some training from him after he took some of the homeless youth from our work to the gym and I saw how excited they were each week. During our sessions he was very engaging and quick to motivate me, he even joined in some exercises which was fun. He picked up on lots of issues I was having and focused on my form and the basics of weight training. He is pleasant and friendly and never ignores you to check his phone or speak to other people which is something I greatly value in a trainer. I will continue to see him for years to come.”
- Thomas E.
I’ve known Steve for a very long time, and I’ve trained with him a lot. This is the kind of guy that will motivate you mentally and physically, in a deep and real way. Steve is down to earth and approachable; he doesn’t make you feel intimidated at all. He’s knowledgeable and a great motivator - he will listen, adapt, and encourage you. Most of all, he’s got a passion for life and helping people succeed.
Steve took me on my first Grouse Grind. He helped me focus my thoughts and breathing and pushed me to overachieve the goal time I had set out for myself. He also encouraged me to participate in the Sun Run, where I achieved an incredible personal goal. During the run, he gave me tips on form and efficiency, which I now use in my day to day workouts.
If you’re just looking to start somewhere, or to make gains on where you currently are, I know for a fact this guy can help you!
- Dan C.