Testimonials

Testimonials

Real people, real results

 

Testiominals 

 

Mike L.

“I started my fitness journey because I wasn’t able to walk up a flight of stairs without heavy breathing. Bending down to tie my shoes felt like an exercise to me. I was at 33% body fat with high blood pressure (144/96) and high cholesterol. During my fitness journey, I suffered from three biking accidents. I had open lacerations needing multiple stitches, broken clavicle, collapsed lung and a broken wrist. All of which kept me out of the gym for six months. Through weekly physiotherapy treatments, unique exercises Colin designed with my injuries in mind and most importantly his motivation and support, I was able to achieve my most recent success. I have released 18% body fat, blood pressure and cholesterol are back to normal and I’ve gained 20lbs of muscle. I have trained with Colin for 6 months prior to opening his own gym. If you’re wondering if you should train with him, JUST DO IT! His workouts are never boring as he always switches it up and finds new exercises to do. I would highly recommend Colin for anyone who wants to lose weight and build muscle! “

Ariel N.

” I started personal training when my sister asked me to be Maid of Honour at her wedding. I realized that I wanted to look good since I was going to be in a lot of pictures. When I first stepped on the scale I didn’t realize how heavy I was and I knew that I needed to change. It has been a hard 3 months as I work 50 hours a week and had to find time to work out in between. After looking at the before and after pictures I can’t believe how much my body has changed and how much stronger I feel. I am not quite at my goal but I know I am heading in the right direction and that I will look amazing in my bridesmaid dress in January!”

Darren T.

“As a kid, I always struggled with my weight.  I was always bigger than my friends and it lead to being very self-conscious.  As I grew older, it was always easier to take the easy way out, the lazy way.  The weight kept going up until one day as a 39 year old man, I finely said enough is enough.  I started this 90 day challenge as something to do with my wife but soon found out that I needed to do this for myself, it wasn’t just something to do to spend some QT with my wife.  If I seriously wanted to lose the flab that I had been trying to lose for years, I would have to buckle down and get it done.  The last 90 days was not easy but with the support of my loving wife and my awesome trainer, I finely had the drive and support to lose the weight.  90 days, 20 lbs. & 14 ½” later, I am in the best shape since my early 20’s.  My journey in not over yet, I now have the motivation and the support to continue until I reach my ultimate goal.  Being at a healthy weight and a healthy state of mind is where I want to be for my family and for myself.  It’ll take a lot more hard work but with help from my family and friends, it WILL happen.”

Don’t Wish For A Good Body, Work For It.

Brandon H.

“It was at this very low time in my life that I was lucky enough to have someone close to me in my life,cast a rope down into my valley and teach me one very valuable lesson. It’s OK to need some help at times. It’s okay to admit you don’t know what your doing. And it’s ok to fail, especially if you have someone to help pick you back up. Entrusting the beginning of my journey into the very capable hands of Colin allowed me to finally put aside my pride and truly begin the long but very important journey out of my valley. Personal training has been great in helping me train.. but more importantly, it was essential to understanding to ask for help, and put my pride aside. One valley conquered. Health.. here i come. “

Melissa M.

Colin is a dedicated trainer, always going above and beyond. He’s knowledgable, fun, and patient as he explains all the movements and answers all my “whys”. I have had other trainers in the past, but Colin is definitely the best. You can just tell that his excitement for you in every success is genuine and he really has his clients best interests at heart. He also brings a great sense of community to everyone involved with Evolution through challenges, clients supporting each other, and informative events like Nutrition & Meal Prep. You won’t be disappointed!”

Gurpreet G.

“I’ve had the immense pleasure of training with  Colin and cannot say enough good things about him. He sincerely cares about your fitness goals and will tailor workouts to specifically meet your needs. I strongly recommend trying out Evolution Performance before going to a big box gym.”

Regan P.

“I have never trained with anyone better than Colin Bailey. He is motivating, encouraging and extremely dedicated to helping his clients reach their goals. Colin is always prepared before I arrive, making sure I get the most out of my time with him. He changes things up regularly so I don’t get bored and is the perfect combination of tough and supportive. Colin is exceptionally professional and his extensive knowledge allows him to train people at different levels and with different needs. He sincerely cares for the well being of his clients and I would recommend him to anyone looking to improve their overall health in a way that is fun, challenging and sustainable.”

Evan L.

“I started my personal weight loss journey just over a year a go in hopes to “look good” for a wedding in October 2016. But what I thought was going to be a couple weeks on the treadmill has turned into one of the most challenging and satisfying experiences of my life! However, over the past 90 days, I truly put my body and my mind to the test to see just exactly what I could achieve. The results are a stronger, fitter, more confident me. I have smashed through the goals I initially set and plan to set new, even loftier ones. I owe everything to the guys at Evolution Performance. They’ll never know how much of an impact they’ve had on my life.

Adriana D.

“Colin is an amazing trainer. He is professional, organized, responsible. He encourages and pushes me to be better everyday. He listens to my goals and he has all the knowledge to help me achieve them. I have been training with him for 7 months now and I feel stronger, better balance, and I am always looking forward to my sessions because with him working out has become fun!. I highly recommend him! He is a truly excellent trainer”

Nothing Works Unless You Do.

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Chad M.

“When I started training with Colin I struggled with my confidence, my weight and the way I looked at myself. With Colin’s help, I was able to move past these barriers that were preventing me from living my life to the fullest. I went from having to wear sweaters all the time no matter how warm I was, to feeling comfortable in just a t-shirt or a tank top.I loved training with Colin. I looked forward to our work outs every week. He always gave me his undivided attention while we were training. He was always able to block out any distractions for the hour we were together, and dedicate our sessions to working hard towards my goals.While working out with Colin I was able to push past my max weights and cardio limits that I never thought I would be able to accomplish. I saw results within weeks of starting with him. He always customized my workouts towards me and my goals as well as work around any injuries I had. For example; when I started training with Colin I suffered from knee pain. Colin was able to help me strengthen the muscles around my knees, showed me stretches to decrease the pain significantly and in addition he showed me how to properly run so I didn’t have any discomfort in my knee at all. I would definitely recommended Colin to anyone who is looking to attain any fitness goals they have set out for themselves. He is by far a superior trainer, making sure to always keep up on the latest fitness trends and continually learning to help improve his clients.” Whitney F.

“I had the privilege of training with Colin for a year. With his help I was able to get into the best shape of my life and gave me the building blocks to continue training on my own. I would recommend Evolution Performance Airdrie to anyone.” Steve L.

I have known both Colin for a few years now. I have worked and trained with him. I have never met an individual who are more driven, determined and committed to their clients. He  encouraged and helped guide me towards achieving my health and fitness goals. Hehave inspired me so much along my fitness journey. I have and continue to learn so much from them. Colin more than just a trainer, We become close friends as he cares so much for his clients. He is right alongside with you every stop of the way. Christina T.

The path to success is to take massive, determined actions

Life is marked by those moments and those people who inspire others to follow their dreams and strive to reach their personal goals.

After many years of study and practical application I felt that I had a good base of knowledge but lacked the direction I needed in order to become successful in the health and fitness industry.

It was then that I was introduced to Colin and Chad and was generously given the opportunity to pursue my goals and dreams. Under their guidance and mentorship they showed me the myriad number of options when it came to personal
training modalities.

Above all I learned the importance and value of correct posture and how it affects the kinetic chain as a whole and how to incorporate this into a successful weight lifting program.

With their caring nature and broad range of education and practical experience the diversity of their personalized training programs that they offer as professionals leaves their clients with the knowledge to safely perform the exercises assigned to them and see results as they progress to a healthier lifestyle.

It was their encouragement to continue on my quest for personal growth and to fulfill my short and long term goals that I can, with pleasure, highly recommend both Colin and Chad to anyone seeking their own personal goals.

No one knows what will inspire you until that moment arrives when it all becomes clear and unfolds in front of you. If you believe in yourself and are passionate in your convictions, life has a way to guide you to those that have the same passions and convictions. Don N

I’ve been blessed to have had the opportunity to learn, work and workout with both Colin and Chad. All can say is you won’t find two people who not only care but challenge you to not only achieve your goals but to be the best you can be. They both took me under their wing and I would not be the trainer I am now without either of them, and the knowledge they not only shared with me but the work ethic they taught me to have. When working out with either of them they will push you to the limit and help you kick down any wall in your way to help you get to your goals. I couldn’t think of anyone else I would hire to train me outside of these two gentlemen. Jason L.

I had the pleasure of working with Colin & Chad for 3.5 years. Nearly half of that time they were both my bosses. Working alongside them, and for them, one thing was clearly evident; they were superb mentors. They sought out to be elite trainers, not only by being excellent motivators and teaching their clients how to attain impressive results, but also by being role models; practicing what they preach in
their own personal fitness regime.

It was a heartwarming and an awe-inspiring sight to witness Colin and Chad’s relationship blossom. Chad was in a transition of trainers and Colin took him under his wing. You could see an immediate transformation in both Chad’s physique, but also in his confidence. It sparked an unmistakable drive in every facet of Chad’s love affair with fitness. Soon after, Chad and Colin embarked on their fitness
journeys together, doing insane workout programs that weren’t for the faint-of-heart and no mere mortal could finish. Everyone took notice and were inspired by Chad and Colin’s work ethic.

In their management role they worked tirelessly to create a family-like atmosphere as well as to coach all of us to excellence. YouTube videos, mantras, in-meeting educational seminars, you name it they did it in order to motivate us. They carried this same virtue into their training sessions, empowering their clients and garnering immaculate results. Now that Chad and Colin have started this new venture with
Evolution Performance, there is no doubt in my mind that they will deliver the same outstanding service that I have known them to do in the past. I fully endorse these fine gentlemen and you can be rest assured you are in good hands. Joel P.

Don’t Limit Your Challenges, Challenge Your Limits.

Before I started training with Hannah, I was a bit lost in my training routine and establishing a proper habit. Despite being busy as a manager at the time, Hannah decided to take me on as a client and help improve my mobility, form and sports performance. Not only have I seen tremendous improvements in my speed, mobility and strength; but also my mentality towards the gym. As a trainer, Hannah establishes an extremely trusting relationship with her client. The sessions are extremely fun, hard and to the point. In Hannah you will have not only an amazing trainer but also a trusting friend and someone who keeps you accountable to achieve your goals/create new goals! Training with Hannah has been the best investment in myself. In all honesty it has turned my life around regarding the gym and my mentality. John G

I’ve worked with Hannah for over 18 months. I have some long time chronic issues, not only has she helped me function with less pain, she has progressed me back to doing exercises I thought I would never be able to do again. She also ensures that I am eating right, and mentally healthy. She continues to expand her knowledge and education, and explains why behind what she wants me to do. She is incredibly caring, but not afraid to have the tough conversations and not accept excuses. She found her purpose and is driven to be the best she can be. Julie S

I believe that everyone has an expectation of the service and results they want to achieve when they invest in a personal trainer. This person should be honest, professional, supportive, dedicated, motivating and overall should CARE about their clients. I can say from personal experience that Hannah possesses every one of these qualities. I have had the privilege of training with Hannah for the past 3 years. Over this time she has not only taught me proper form, corrected imbalances and old injuries, most importantly she has shown me how to love myself. How to strive for progress not perfection and know that every workout, prepared meal, and glass of water drank is a step in the right direction. She is the kind voice when I am being too hard on myself and the accountability when I am falling into the trap of my excuses. She has helped me lose weight, gain muscle and most importantly feel better. She has had an intricate part of rekindling my love of fitness and ultimately my self-love. I have kicked my LOVE of McDonald’s, and even won a transformation challenge. Hannah has helped me to become more present and conscious of my nutrition. If you are looking to take the next step in your new life, it would be a HUGE mistake to pass up the chance to have Hannah in your life. Mackenzie L.

Hannah is an incredible trainer; no matter what your goal or if you have injuries she will commit to training you specifically to what you need. I personally have a lower and upper body injury and working with Hannah is what made me comfortable getting back in the gym and back to lifting weights. Plus she’s incredibly fun to work with! I highly recommend her as a trainer, I wouldn’t go with anyone else! - Larissa T

As I write this and reminisce over 3 years of training with Hannah, I think back to when I began to see my body physically improve after my leg amputation. I began to slowly feel like Myself again and feel physically capable and strong. I began to notice my self confidence recreate itself in a different way than before. Today I really don’t dwell on my level of self confidence, being injured, or even being an amputee. Of course I think of it. I’m living it. I just try to focus on getting my training sessions in with Hannah and getting just a little better each day. Hiring Hannah changed a lot of things for me with my recovery and this Journey would not be possible without her. Patrick D.

Hannah is not only well educated, she has a true passion for helping people. Hannah puts an incredible amount of research into her programming you know each training session is created to work progressively with the previous ones. She takes the time to clearly demonstrate each exercise (no matter your fitness level) and expertly explains why they will help you reach your goals. Always motivating, Hannah can find a way to connect with anyone making her style of training incredibly effective. With Hannah’s expertise I was able to hit some huge personal bests! Kathleen M.

“Three months from now. you’ll thank your self”