Neil S.

I had never been in a gym before. Now I've trained for 2 years and can't imagine my life without Essers.

Case Study

When I first started at Essers, I hadn't exercised regularly in over 20 years but my doctor told me to lose weight "or else".

After six months of training my medical issues were resolved. I'm in the best shape of my life, both mentally and physically, with the help of the amazing coaches. Essers has changed my life and the community of athletes I train with are just as special.

#1 - Show Up

Committing to three days a week provides me with the motivation to keep working. I'd still be sitting on the couch without that structure.

#2 - Chase Change

When I first started at Essers, I hadn't exercised regularly in over 20 years but my doctor told me to lose weight or else. After six months of training my medical issues were resolved.

#3 - Grow No Matter What

Sometimes it takes a while to see the progress in the mirror but focusing on the smaller victories keeps me going.

#4 - Embrace Conflict

Being open and honest with yourself and your coaches is the key to success. Nobody knows my body better than me so I've learned to speak up when something is either too easy or doesn't feel quite right. It makes all the difference.

#5 - Let Go of Old Assumptions

I never thought I'd be able to do a box jump or lift 200lbs on a trap bar (didn't even know what a trap bar was before I started) but I've done both in my mid 40s!

#6 - Confront Yourself

I couldn't have imagined what I was physically capable of until I actually did it in the gym. I'd have never known if I hadn't tried.

#7 - Rebel Against Normal

Before Essers, normal for me was sitting on the couch and ordering Uber Eats every night. I've changed my diet (everything in moderation) and now training is an essential part of my routine.

#8 - Do Better Together

Essers has changed my life and the community of athletes I train with are just as special. Working out with the same people all the time builds a support system and makes it fun. The coaches are amazing!! They truly care about the athletes and work hard to get the best out of everyone! I wouldn't have made the progress I have without their help.

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5 out of 5 stars

Culver City's best kept secret! I was coached by Jimmy and he's the absolute best! Each athlete gets a personalized workout based on our goals. Jimmy strikes the perfect balance of being hands on without micromanaging. He's been encouraging and kind through all of my training. I have a tendency of moving too fast and got to learn the basics of technique and form in strength training.

Sarah H.
La Mirada, CA