"Working with John was really fun! He'll push you a little harder and give support. Someone believing I could accomplish these goals really motivated me to work harder and gave me more confidence especially at times where it was lacking. I think that I have become a more confident person, I know now that I can accomplish anything I work hard at. I am more motivated to take control of my life and know that working hard leads to success."
"Great trainers push you a little harder. They mix things up so you don't know what to expect. Time flies. And then one day you look in the mirror and smile... 'Holy crap it's happening!' You're morphing into the person you thought you could never be. That's what John does."
"One week after my 53rd birthday I ran the New York Marathon! I started training with John four months before the race. As a result, my legs felt good throughout the entire race and I was able to fully enjoy the unbelievable crowd support and the amazing course through the five boroughs of NYC. Thanks John!"
"John brought a level of knowledge and skill to my workouts and diet that showed results very quickly. This really helped keep me to stay motivated. John has shown me that barely average people can do extraordinary things with the right mindset. On competing in a fitness competition: 'Yes I have moments Where I think " are you crazy" ?? You're a 48-year-old grandmother and you're going to put that itty bitty bikini on and prance around stage with twenty-somethings? Then the other voice comes in and says
"I had a great experience training with John. Based on an interview, John and I set up a training schedule and nutritional plan to get me the results I was looking for. He was consistently able to integrate new and challenging elements to the workouts and monitored my progress through the ups and downs. I would 100% recommend training with John to anybody interested in taking their workouts to the next level, regardless of their level of experience, as I greatly appreciated his input and expertise, and also his willingness to teach his methods and techniques."
“Each year I participate in a 4-day, 400 km charity bike ride to raise money for children battling cancer. I did my first ride when I turned 50 and was dumb lucky to actually finish.
Last year, I finally got smart. I asked John to design a program to get me prepared for the ride and it was my best ride of all. Sure it was tough, and I was exhausted after each 100 km day, but by the next day, surprisingly, I was ready to roll. I have a much better appreciation of just what good medicine working out can be.
John loves what he does. I tell everyone how good he is!
Thanks John, you are the best!"
"John is the best option if you are looking for a real, committed, no bs trainer, who can quickly understand your needs and goals and create an effective program to get you there. Interesting conversation and great sense of humour are a bonus."
"John makes you feel strong. He will build you up and give you confidence. Amazing person! Thanks John!!!"
"John is FANTASTIC!!! I always got INCREDIBLE results working with John, He will transform your body and make you feel like a warrior! Best trainer in Toronto!!!"
"John is the best personal trainer I have ever worked with, bar none! I have always been active and have hired many trainers in the past. John's approach and methods differ markedly and so have the results. John has encouraged and enabled me to do FAR more than I would have ever attempted on my own. My 18 year old daughter says I'm in better shape than most of her friends!Thanks for everything John, you ARE the best!"
"John works with the whole person, not just the physical body. He supports me when I show up for a kick-ass workout as well as when I'm dragging my ass! It's not about short-term gains for him, but better health over the long-term. He is patient, kind, funny and always supportive- the best companion for shifting fitness gears at any point in your life."
"As a lifelong fitness enthusiast, I had reached a plateau with my workout and diet. I realized at that point that I needed a personal trainer to help me elevate my fitness level. John was highly recommended to me by his previous clients. With his guidance, I was able to achieve my fitness goals. His advice on nutrition was invaluable. I felt stronger and healthier than I ever have. I highly recommend John to anyone looking for a personal trainer. "
"Not only is John highly knowledgeable, encouraging and creative, he is excellent at listening to the needs of individuals: enough to ensure safety and overall health, but always striving to make the client better. A shout out to Riverdale Fitness where John and his colleagues
are always eager to help clients grow."
"I'm 90 and I feel like I'll live to 190!
When I was 46 my doctor told me I was fat and needed to exercise. I wasted 16 years on a treadmill before I ever lifted anything. Now I realize weight training is the priority. I use John's training program three times a week and I feel and look better than men half my age."
"I always end every session with John by saying, "I hate you." And he smiles and says, "see you on Wednesday." He pays attention to your progress, knows exactly how far to push and I always leave feeling like I did something substantial. It helps that he's a great guy and knows when to be chatty and when you need to focus. Changed my life. Highly recommended."
"I came to John looking for a trainer who would work with me in addressing my recently diagnosed Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. John accepted the challenge - a woman in her late 50s, with a chronic illness who had never really worked out before. John has made me love weight training! His instruction is clear and strategic with a focus on proper form. Over the 4+ years training with John, he has clearly understood my abilities and disabilities. His training program and meal plans have kept me healthy and helped me lose weight while becoming very strong. Thanks to John, I have been able to reach my recent personal goal of deadlifting 200 lbs.! More importantly, I feel strong, toned, centered and healthy as I live my life,aged 60+.
Thank you, John!"
"I really didn't think I was going to like lifting weights and working out. But then John became my trainer. He's so good at what he does and made it feel like I was at a playground, but for adults. He's really creative and has a variety of tricks up his sleeve to make each workout the best it can possibly be. I saw results and fast too! He's taught me how to make changes that last and I am so grateful. If you have the chance to have John as your trainer, you won't be disappointed. I bet you'll learn to love training too. If you already do love training, but you're not getting the results that you want, John's definitely the guy to help you meet your goals!"
"One of best things I have ever done for myself was to engage John Galbraith as a personal trainer. He knows his stuff – he has given me better tips on diet and exercise than Weight Watcher's or Aitkins - but what really sets him apart and makes him one of the best trainers in the city are his people skills. Through patience, encouragement and a positive, professional attitude John helps me to reach my fitness goals. I used to dread going to the gym, but John's helpful support and easy manner makes the time fly and I am the better for it. John knows how to motivate you so that you get the results you want.Thank you John."