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Success Stories

I Completed My First Ever Tough Mudder!

“I have always been one to go to the gym and keep active, but it becomes mundane after a while and I was looking for a way to change things up. So when I heard about this training class, I decided to give it a try. Three months later, after consistent workouts with James, and I can honestly say I have never felt stronger than I do now. His high intensity strength training is absolutely what my workouts have been missing. I am happy to go work out because I feel it making a difference every week. Running has become easier and I have learned that all the equipment and machines you find in the gym are not necessary to gain the core strength that helps guide you to a new level of fitness. James’ capability as a trainer, along with the help of the awesome members of BTC, has helped push me to reach some of my own personal goals and made me realize I can keep reaching. I recently completed my first ever Tough Mudder which is said to be one of the hardest obstacle course on the planet and this would never have been possible without the help and support of the Blackburn Training Center.” – Jenna Esposito


In 3 Months I Lost More Than 9 Inches and 25 Pounds!

My New Year’s Resolution was to lose 30 pounds. One of my closest friends was getting married and naturally I wanted to look my best for her wedding. I started going to the gym with some friends where I would barely break a sweat walking on the treadmill but hey, it was better than nothing…right?? Wrong!  I wasn’t seeing any results and I finally came across Blackburn Training and texted James for a free week trial. From the moment I walked through the door I knew this was just what I was looking for. James and everyone on the team are extremely motivating and it’s amazing how much we feel off each other’s energy. The workouts are challenging and are never the same which stops it from becoming boring and I love it. Over the past few months I’ve been able to do things I never thought possible: pulls ups, run a mile, or flip a 300lb tire. Everyday my body gets stronger and stronger and the results I see are amazing. In the three and a half months I’ve been a member of the Blackburn Team I’ve lost more than 9 inches overall close to twenty pounds. In the coming weeks I’ll be doing my first ever Mud Run and am looking forward to signing up for anything else that gets me out of my comfort zone! James makes focusing on your fitness exciting by living up to his word: “No Excuses, Just Results!” – Suzanne Desalvo


Down 20 Pounds in 2 Months!

“I came to Blackburn Training Center in March of 2012 because I was sick and tired of feeling out of shape and not looking the way I wanted to. My life changed from the very first workout and the Blackburn Team has such an incredible group of likeminded men and women that are all seeing some outstanding results. Thanks to the team I was down 30lbs in 3 months and I have never looked of felt so good and I love by the code, NO excuses, JUST results!” – Shawn Mayer


I Lost Over 30 Pounds And 4 Pant Sizes!

“I started training at the Blackburn Training Center and about 18 months ago because I was sick and tired of being overweight, weak and constantly feeling out of breathe. In the beginning the workouts were tough to complete but James kept telling me that if I got through the first few weeks I would be successful and he was right! I’m now down over 30lbs and 4 pant sizes and also just completed a 12 mile run without stopping. Team Blackburn changed my life, thank you!” – James O’Hare


I’m Down Over 60 Pounds & Went From A Size 18 To A Size 10!

“When I began training with Team Blackburn I was 230 lbs, my self confidence was at an all-time low and I knew I had to do something fast. I was nervous, embarrassed and didn’t really know what to expect, but I needed help. I’ve now been training with Team Blackburn for over 2 years and I’ve done things I would have never ever thought possible: 2 half marathons, mile long ocean swims, numerous sprint triathlons and most of all I turned my life around. I’m down 60 lbs and I went from a size 18 to a size 10 and I feel amazing. Thank you, Team Blackburn.” – Elizabeth Miklus


I Am Off All My Diabetes Medication!

“I began training with Team Blackburn in December of 2011 with the goal of losing weight and changing my life. I had to take pills every single day to try and keep my diabetes under control and I knew I had to do something about it quickly. Words can’t explain how much my life has changed over the past 12 months. I’m off all of my medication, I am down over 85 pounds and I have never looked so good in my entire life. Thank to Team Blackburn I now have a healthy and active life ahead of me.” – Barry P.


Lost Over 14LBS in 1 Months!

“I needed to lose weight and like most people wanted fast results. After just one week I knew that this was exactly what I needed. I was down 14 lbs in less than 30 days and I felt like a new woman.” – Elizabeth Allen


Blackburn Training Center Helped Me Overcome The Damage From Lyme Disease!

“I joined Team Blackburn with the goal of becoming leaner and stronger. I was afraid that I wasn’t going to be able to handle the intense workouts because Lyme Disease had really damaged my joints. I wanted to challenge myself mentally and physically and prove that I could overcome the pain. What I found out was that the workouts actually helped strengthen my muscles and lessen the soreness. James and his crazy hard strength and endurance programs got me out of bed by 6am and in some of the best shape of my life. Thank you so much for all your help and guidance and I can’t wait to keep getting stronger and leaner!” – Alexis A.


I Trained Until The Day Before I Gave Birth!

“Between running half marathon and taking group fitness classes at the gym, I always perceived myself as “in shape” but BTC’s cutting edge approach to strength and conditioning opened up my fitness potential to new levels.

I soon realized that for years I had been struggling with exercise routines in the past that were unfocused and unbalanced. James helped me to discover new exercises using TRX, kettlebells, and body weight exercises that were focused, balanced, and pushed me beyond my plateau because every day of training is completely different.

The constantly training high intensity workouts have exceeded my body into premium condition. James has been a key component in obtaining my physical aspirations, as well as, he has played an integral part in my mental well-being.

Not many trainers will text you if you have gone missing for 2 days! He has the ability to help clients maintain focus on their person commitments and help motivate us to continue to produce amazing results. Thanks James and the BTC team! No excuses – just results!” – Krissy Cavaliere