I feel so good about myself, I have more energy, my clothes are starting to look baggy, and I just have the all over feeling of accomplishment, very - very comforting to know I can do it. And I am learning so much about health and fitness. My life is changing, so much for the better! I actually feel pretty again, I know that sounds weird but it is surfacing from deep within my heart. I am in need of two knee replacements - at 54 yrs old - I started gaining weight when my mobility began to falter, I just couldn't get up and walk, it hurt too bad. I have canceled and continually put off my surgery, I knew, and my doctor agreed, I needed to get into better shape before my surgery. As I understand recovery can be just a few short weeks when you are in good shape, but can be months when you are not. I am currently doing exercises that I could not even think about doing just 2 months ago. I have used your personal trainer services for almost 2 years now, first Mesfin, now Kristen Scarrone, they both have been very motivating and have helped me get over my initial hurdles. Now I can see that I am truly on my way.......there is light! :) I want you to know you are changing our lives, in a way that will be treasured for the rest of our lives. Thank You, Thank You and Thank You from the bottom of my heart!!!
- Billie Sue Records
My name is Gloria Ontiveros. My husband Timothy and I have been enjoying Body Xchange for a year now. There is always a welcoming kind spirit that greets us every time we go to the gym along with excellent trainers to guide us. Meina, my massage therapist offers a variety of Spa services that help you relax your tired muscles, refresh your spirit, and simply let your mind forget all your worries of the day. I used to weigh 330 lbs, experienced pain from head to toe and felt very out of place at other fitness establishments. Body Xchange provided an environment in which I do not feel dumb asking questions and receive all the support I need. I have lost over 100 lbs now. We have much more energy and are enjoying a more healthy and active lifestyle. We attend Joe's cycling classes and love them. Please, if you are sitting at home wishing you were in better health, try Body Xchange, it will be one of the best decisions you ever make. God bless you!
- Gloria Ontiveros Member since 2003
Body Xchange is the right fitness club for me. I joined in the fall of 2003 after researching and visiting other fitness clubs in Bakersfield. The location of the club, the friendly service-minded staff, and the non-intimidating atmosphere were the first things that drew me in. After a tour, it was easy to see that this club had what I was looking for. There is a variety of excellent equipment and free weights that has enabled me to get a complete workout. Private fitness sessions with the trainers have improved the efficiency of my workout and helped me chart a course of action to achieve my fitness goals. I enjoy the classes that are offered too, especially pilates, yoga, and cycling. The tanning booths and spa services are an added benefit. To have a professional massage or facial after a workout is bliss. Body Xchange is small in size and big on quality. It's clean and tastefully decorated, and the members and staff are friendly. It won me over in the fall of 2003, and it continues to be a winner.
- J. Willey Member since 2003
I'm a perfect example that it is never too late. I was excited before Body Xchange opened its doors Sept '03. I signed up, went to the grand opening party and was happy with what I saw. Then reality hit.....I never went back. Weeks, then months passed and I regretted not making the initial step to start working out. I had every excuse in the book. My friends and family started razzing me for paying for something I didn't use. It was torture hearing the truth, but it didn't make me go. After many months of paying my dues, I made a desperate call to the club to cancel. I spoke to Rick who convinced me to make that first step. Rick was willing to work with me in every possible way and his positive attitude brought me in the door. Even after all of that time, he was not willing to give up on me. My trainer Brian has taught me what machines I need to use to achieve my goals. I am 50 years old and already feel better both physically and mentally. The staff is wonderful, always full of friendly greetings and lots of encouragement. Body Xchange is exactly what I was looking for. My only regret is that I didn't make that phone call sooner.
- Cindy Miller Member since 2003
To Whom It May Concern: I just wanted to take a few minutes to congratulate you on a fabulous job opening and operating the sports club. My husband and I have thoroughly enjoyed it and have both stayed faithful to taking better care of our bodies. We have also encouraged others to do so, and in doing so, have added to the membership of the club! :o) Although the entire staff is exemplary, I want to express my gratitude to a few employees who have helped make our experience so great. Joe has been a wonderful source of affirmation. The time we spent in orientation of the gym was informative, enjoyable, and worthwhile. He is an asset to your team. In addition, the morning childcare providers are amazing. I feel so confident when I drop my kids off and they always enjoy themselves. I know that the summer will bring about more kids and more chaos, but I am certain that they will rise to the occasion. The ladies are always amiable and encouraging. The morning aerobics instructor, Jennifer, is incredible. I have been a member at more gyms than should be allowed, but she is BY FAR the best instructor I have ever learned under. She is knowledgeable, articulate, and fun. She is well prepared and candid. She is the reason I am at the gym every Tuesday and Thursday and I know many agree with me since her class is consistently full. Thank you so much!
- Sincerely, Amberly Neese
Body Xchange provides the unique atmosphere that anyone can enter this state of the art facility, utilize 1 on 1 training as needed and have an exceptionally clean facility with top of the line equipment. There are NO CROWDS here. Blending that with the additional Spa services including tanning and massage, along with locker rooms and dressing areas you would only find in the finest hotels makes the experience of a health club very pleasurable. Finally with programs crafted to fit most anyone such as spinning, yoga, pilates to name just a few, Bakersfield finds a true commitment to excellence where staff remembers your name, care about you, value your time, and encourage your desire to be a better you. Thanks!
- Peter Stairs Administrator Surgicare Surgery Center