BlackBench Fit

Get Inspired

Our members are walking testaments of the power of our sweat, nourish, commit credo.  They come in all shapes, sizes, ages and genders. They are athletes and fitness newbies…CEOs and stay-at-home moms…Gen Y’ers and grandmothers…marathoners and walkers. They are fit and fierce.

See what they have to say about being BlackBench Fit.

Feel Better

Sharon Chiat
Sharon Chiat

“There are gyms that I have belonged to in the past that when you walk in you feel as if you are being judged for how you look and what you are doing.  I have never felt that way at BBF.  From the first day I walked in, I was welcomed with warmth and encouragement.  And that has grown stronger as I have gotten to know everyone.”

Joe Ricketts
Joe Ricketts

"For over 20 years I’ve had a chronically painful and weak shoulder as a result of a partially torn rotator cuff and I’d finally resigned myself to shoulder surgery - I had the MRI in hand and the surgeon was ready to go. Before the surgery I decided to take one last try at another solution, I joined BBF. The result was nothing short of amazing, now not only does my shoulder feel like new but so does the rest of me! I’m in the best shape of my life and I’d never believe that you could work so hard at something and enjoy it so much if I didn’t actually experience it. It's true and no matter what your situation is, the only question that you will ask yourself after joining BBF is the same one that I asked: “What took me so long?”

Carol Elias
Carol Elias

“BlackBench Fit is the best 75 minutes of my day! I've been with BBF for 3 years straight which has resulted in best running times in a decade. I have spent three mornings a week working harder than I ever have and I am amazed to say that I am injury free first time in a decade and proud to say that I am stronger at 47 than I was at 25! The emphasis on functionality, flexibility, quality over quantity and of course nutrition has totally changed the way I think about working out and eating.”

Will Langhorne
Will Langhorne

“I really have no idea where my health would be if it weren't for BlackBench Fit. I am loving your program and especially the 40 lbs I've lost since starting with you. I am making this a permanent fixture in my life.”

Liz Little
Liz Little

“I've been so pleased with the results from my BBF program. So many little things like rolling over in bed and not tweaking my back, carrying things, picking up things have improved. It's just hard to believe all the years of aerobics did nothing for building strength.”

Shannon Altland
Shannon Altland

“My confidence has grown tremendously, I feel stronger mentally and physically. BlackBench is such a welcoming place filled with people who just want to see you succeed in anything and everything you can do.”

Will Choi
Will Choi

“BBF has helped me lead a more disciplined lifestyle when I had been used to taking shortcuts regarding my health. Being held accountable to attend every early morning workout has forced me into a regular routine during the week and made me more productive and less stressed.”


Look Better

Danielle Paschuck
Danielle Paschuck

"Wow! I can't believe it! 18 inches gone in only 6 weeks?! I've been running for years and have never been able to produce these types of results. Your program has taught me how to REALLY workout, eat to nourish my body and the importance of consistency when strength training. Thank you for everything!"

Chris Lucas
Chris Lucas

"BBF has literally changed me. The way I look, the way I think and the way I feel. It's been about six months since I started BBF and based upon the weigh-in on the last day of the last session, I have lost 23 pounds. This has translated into 3 positions on my belt - which is awesome! I have removed the "fat" clothes from the closet and have been looking to get new stuff since styles have changed since the last time I was at this weight. Your program has been life changing for me. Thanks - for everything! It's the only way I could have done it- the intensity the program generates and the out of class support can't be replicated."

Pam Feikema
Pam Feikema

“After almost two years, I've gained a stronger, better body with more defined muscles and--most importantly--I've gained pride in being 65! I think I'm the oldest class member, but I don't feel old thanks to BlackBench Fit. They vary the routine and keep me constantly interested and challenged."

Trish Lakis
Trish Lakis

“When I embarked on my first BlackBench Fit class my personal goal was to once again wear a bikini with confidence. That I did! And not only did I meet that personal goal, I gained so much more through your classes and guidance and now I can honestly say that exercise and eating healthy is a regular part of my life.”

Brenda Stromberg
Brenda Stromberg

“BlackBench Fit provides a TOTAL body workout that is fresh and exciting each day. I have cancelled my gym membership after seeing the results that I have been trying so desperately to achieve! The classes are forcing me to do what I cannot do on my own and it is far more fun than going to the gym. Thanks for the generosity, inspiration and most important...the motivation! I have never felt better!”

Mark Walker
Mark Walker

“The entire BBF training team have provided the ‘kick in the pants’ when necessary, modification suggestions when injured, but most of all they provide the know-how to get healthy and fit and the motivation to stick with it.”


Get Better

Dina D’Agostino
Dina D’Agostino

"One phrase that describes BlackBench Fit for me? ‘Game-Changer.’ BBF has changed my life in every positive way--from better energy, to better health, to confidence, to friends who push and inspire you each day. They make change happen, one goal after another, and they never stop changing the game."

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Pam Heishmann

“As I approach 50, I really wanted and needed to gain confidence in myself and improve my fitness level. I am proud that I am coming up on one year with BBF and I have been so impressed with and thankful for the trainers who have supported me.”

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Greg Gierer

“I have been a member of BlackBench Fit for 3 years and its been a really great way to stay in shape, live healthy and achieve your fitness and nutritional goals.  You will never get a workout like this by going to the gym on your own!”

Will Tallifiero
Will Tallifiero

"I've learned more about my body using BBF's heart rate training methodology than in years of working out. I've spent over three years with these folks and the workouts are always fresh and challenging and in the crazy ride we call life, they have been a reliable source for stress relief, great workouts and support."

Jen Militello
Jen Militello

“BBF has helped me to enjoy working out, have given me valuable skills to significantly upgrade me and my families nutrition and are a constant source of support and great information.”

Wendy Hite
Wendy Hite

"My first year as a member at BBF has been filled with new training experiences. It took me way out of my comfort zone and that is where change happens. Now I'm starting to see results and much more confidence in my training. I have become a solid strong athlete because of my training here."

Kelly Choi
Kelly Choi

“Nothing quite clicked until I joined BBF. I now enjoy exercising and have changed my lifestyle completely. I am stronger, fitter and leading a healthier lifestyle. The classes are diverse and challenging and the trainers have been instrumental in helping me achieve my fitness goals.”