Genuine people giving honest feedback on their transformational experiences. Read the testimonials and see how Transformations By Sean Michael can make a difference in your life.
ONE ON ONE TRAINING
"At my heaviest of 295 lbs I struggled knowing that when I walked into a gym or training facility even when I played baseball I would get made fun of and fall behind not being able to catch up. I finally had enough and scheduled a few training sessions with Sean. I felt comfortable and motivated knowing the faith he always had instilled in me. If I wasn't up for it, he would always cheer me on with a positive attitude.
The knowledge about weight training I learned from Sean's training was invaluable and something I still implement after many years of training. I now know not only how to get around the gym to maximize my workouts but I also know my way around the kitchen.
I still choose a day to eat whatever I want through out the week but always manage to get back on track.
I fractured my foot years ago and have had three corrective surgeries since and Sean's training showed me that even when sore or injured how to maximize a workout to prevent further injury and even how to recover! I believed in Sean, he believed in me and helped me accomplish my over 100 lb weight loss goal without any special drinks or weight loss surgeries! Getting trained by Sean straight up works! Book an appointment and I promise you won't regret it! It may just transform your life in a seriously positive way!" - Austin C.
"I hadn't felt motivated to workout in awhile, but working out with Sean changed my mind completely. The convenience of him coming to my house saved me so much time in my otherwise busy schedule. It's amazing all the different exercises we were able to do in such a small space with such little equipment, which he brought himself every time. We worked on all body parts and Sean always made sure my form was correct so I wouldn't injure myself. Each session was catered to my fitness level and abilities while allowing room for me to see how much more I was capable of doing. Sean also happens to be a great listener which helped relieve any mental stress at the same time. Working out with Sean is a great way to kick start a new healthy lifestyle, supplement the one you have or restart one when you've lost your motivation. Thank you Sean, working out with you was the best gift I ever gave myself!" Jenny D.
"I used to exercise fairly regularly, but over the last two years, I have practically stopped going to the gym. I was always too tired, or I did not have the time to drive over to the gym, or I was too hungry, or I had some other excuse. My wife became concerned with my health, and insisted that I start working with a trainer. I was hesitant at first; I felt like I was too out-of-shape to be working with a trainer, if that even makes sense, but after sitting down with Sean for our initial meeting, I decided to give it a try.
Since we were training in my basement, I did not know what to expect, in terms of the range of exercises we would be able to perform. I had some free weights and a bench, but nothing resembling a functional gym. I was surprised to find that what I had was more than enough, and Sean supplied additional pieces of equipment when necessary, for specific exercises. Sean would first demonstrate each exercise, and offer guidance and encouragement when it came time for me to perform the same exercise. He ensured that we stayed focused, but kept the interaction relaxed, and although the pace was brisk, it was only as much as I could handle - I was never purposefully pushed to the point where I thought I would be sick - and in the end, I definitely felt like I put in a solid workout, even more so the next day.
After our first 10 sessions, I noticed positive changes in my physique, and after 10 more, I felt stronger than I had ever felt, even stronger than when I was exercising regularly on my own years ago. My wife noticed overall improvements in my energy level and mood. All this was accomplished using the strengthening techniques that Sean demonstrated, utilizing only the resources I had available, and on my schedule. Furthermore, Sean took the time to help me document each exercise, so that I would be able to perform them on my own, either at the gym or in my basement.
I would definitely recommend Sean as a trainer, to both experienced gym-goers who are looking for ways to improve their workout, and to fitness novices, who have never stepped foot in a gym." - L. Berger, Fair Lawn, NJ
"Sean is an amazing personal trainer! He has helped me lose over 45 lbs. in less than 4 months. Not only has he helped Transform my body but he has also helped Transform my mind by teaching me to think more positively. The workouts are challenging and I always feel empowered after my training sessions. I came to Sean because I never lifted weights before and was concerned about proper technique, form, and hurting myself. I continue to work with Sean because he challenges me and I know that he truly cares about my success. He also has been a great mentor and role model for me." - Adam C., Northern NJ
"Sean is a wonderful trainer. I learned so much over the six weeks I worked out with him. He taught me many different exercises that work for me and... proper technique. He is very dedicated to helping people become the best versions of themselves they can. He alters the workouts so it works specifically for you. I recommend Sean if you want a dedicated, personable professional." - Melissa L.
“I’m a guy who’s had a lot of trainers over the years. Sean is the consummate pro. No matter how hard or challenging the workout, I felt that he had my back, not just spotting weights – he has a genuine concern that can’t be faked or learned. That said, Sean’s deep grasp of the body and how to improve it allowed him to flexibly create a customized workout that suited my specific needs and deficits (coming off a fractured ankle). Every session he came up with new and demanding exercises. But no matter the result, no matter how hard I struggled with some, I never felt discouraged or defeated. And that’s all down to Sean. As a highly skilled professional. And as a deeply genuine and connected person. I know my life is better today, because my body is, because my attitude is, and I got that attitude thanks to him. I’m grateful to him and feel very lucky to have chosen him. I hope anyone reading this will take the same chance and discover the same change in themselves." - Michael H., Age 53
“Sean is quite possibly the most inspirational trainer anyone could have. He got me to the point where I actually shocked myself in how I could make it through an advanced workout. Even my athletic 20+ year old children were impressed. It's a bonus that he just happens to be one of the kindest human beings I have ever encountered." - Lora M.
“Sean is extremely personable, dedicated and hard-working. I worked with Sean for 2 years. He had many clients with whom he worked with for many years, which shows that people trusted him and saw results. He took the time to get to know his clients and co-workers and was a person that everyone liked to have around. He was always working early mornings and late nights to accommodate his clients, and never turned down a session because it didn’t fit in his schedule.” - Alison K.
“Sean is achievement oriented, broad-minded, intelligent and excellent expert, has no problem to work hard when necessary. Insightful, strong and smart. Is ready to deal with difficult situations and solve the problems on time.” - Eric D.
“I haven’t worked out in a really long time (over 20 years). And I also need to lose over 40 pounds. I started going to 2 different boot camps almost a month ago, and while both were good, I found myself looking forward to this boot camp a lot more. I was more motivated to get up early and get going when I knew I had Sean’s boot camp to go to.In the beginning I was having a hard time keeping up with everyone else. But with Sean’s encouragement, I kept at it, and now over 3 weeks later, I find myself able to do things I was seriously struggling with in the beginning.
At first, I was coming to only the classes that “worked for my schedule”, but now I have decided that this is more important, and I committed to the next session of 3x a week for 6 weeks. And I’m really glad I have. I’ve even gotten to the point where I’m disappointed to miss a few classes due to vacation (I never would have said that 3 weeks ago!!).Sean is a great motivator. He is in no way intimidating like some of the trainers out there. He is approachable, and will help you out and show you how to do things on your level until you can do it the way everyone else in class can. I actually find myself feeling proud when I realize I did something that I hadn’t been able to do just a few weeks ago!!! I can even say I’ve started to lose weight, and notice a difference in how my clothes fit.
If you are seriously looking to get in shape, or just stay in shape, this is a great class to come to. There are people of all levels taking this class. Come on and join the fun!! Thank You, Sean for helping me to feel this great!!! ” - Patty W.
“I had the pleasure of working with Sean for 18 weeks at a 6:00 a.m bootcamp at the Park on Ridgewood Avenue. As someone who hates to exercise and complains every step of the way, Sean really pushed me to be better, faster and stronger each class. Every workout, each day was completely different—never knowing what to expect. This is something that was really important to me, as I tend to get bored easily. He tailored the exercises to each person’s ability whether it was beginner (me!) to advanced. We managed to sweat, dance a bit and laugh as we ended each hour- long class. A big thanks to Sean for putting up with me for 18 weeks! I promise to keep exercising!” - Haylee Bell
“I’ve been working with Sean for about a month and have seen amazing results already in that time. I have never felt stronger or healthier. His easy going, friendly personality creates a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere. He makes each workout challenging, creative and most importantly, fun! Sean is passionate about fitness and it shows through the energy and enthusiasm he brings to every session. If you are serious about changing your life for the better, Sean will lead you every step of the way.” - Jessica Matos; CNBC Production Manager
“After 6 weeks of working with Sean and the other awesome gals in BootCamp I am proud to say i have now lost 6 lbs, slow but sure! Starting the day with Sean and the team set my goals for the day-healthy,strong, and FUN ! Keep it up!” - Nancy Regensburg Mulligan
“I’m writing as a friend of Sean’s, in appreciation for who he has been for me as I’ve experienced the trials, tribulations, loneliness and heartbreak. Sean has a way of making people feel comfortable immediately. He’s done a lot of work on himself which shows up in the form of healthy communication, caring and support. He makes great suggestions, is intuitive and very sensitive. When he was helping me through heartbreak and self-judgement, he asked me questions, made me laugh and reminded me what’s really important in life. He is eternally positive and has awesome insight about life and love. Sean is trustworthy and dependable and does not play into the drama of life which I really appreciate. :) ” - Dr. Allie E.
“Before working with Sean, I was at a standstill for 10 years. I started a new career in sales which was 100% commission and 100% stress. I also was recently married and was blessed with my first child. I’d been having trouble clarifying what I really want with my life, and making that decision scared me to death. When I started working with Sean he helped me to figure out how I could combine my interests, education and passion into making a decision on what I really loved to do. I received a coaching session before but wasn’t impressed. What I like about Sean is that he speaks with certainty and from the heart. His words are genuine and he’s never afraid to tell you the truth. Some people are afraid of that but I honor him for being so forthcoming. Right from the beginning he made me feel like we were best friends, which made it easy to talk to him. Now I have an overwhelming feeling of peace and a solid feeling of where I should be and what I should be doing. I have found a new career that is giving everything that is important to me and I would not have been able to do it without Sean. Thank you, thank you, thank you!” - Spencer J.
“I would like to take this opportunity to describe my experience with Sean. Sean and I became friends through a mutual friend. I read one of Sean’s postings which was an article he wrote on how the little things in a relationship can be very important. In this particular case he wrote about how the men appreciate the little things that the women do. After reading the article, I became very sad because I realized I was no longer doing those little things in my relationship. Not because I didn’t know how to do them or because I never did them but because I became resentful in my relationship. The article made me realize I was giving way more than I was receiving and my relationship is extremely unbalanced. I was disappointed I lost my loving self and turned into a bitter, resentful person. I sent Sean an email and asked him how I could overcome resentment in a relationship. Not only did Sean respond immediately but he also gave me his phone number and encouraged me to call him.
I called Sean that evening and we talked for three hours. I felt like I knew Sean for years and the conversation was extremely comfortable and very insightful. Sean is an excellent listener. He let me speak and was silent on the end of the phone and I could tell he was drinking in each one of my words. When I was done, he gave me excellent advice and insight and encouraged me to look at myself deeper and figure out what it is that I want, what I’m willing to tolerate in a relationship and perhaps have the courage to move on if I was not being 100% fulfilled.
He is a wonderful person who genuinely cares about other people. He has a gift for helping and he is always eager to share that gift. It is obvious that helping people brings him happiness which makes him even better at what he does. I love talking to Sean because he brings out the best in me and love hearing the joy he receives in making a difference in the lives of others.” - Kim F.