I have to admit I was skeptical about joining a gym and working with a trainer. It’d been years since I’d been to an actual gym (I was on the class bandwagon for a number of years). I’m not gonna lie, it took me a few months before I was really into it, but now I’m hooked.

Over the course of a number of weeks Harris figured out how exactly to motivate me and help me appreciate small wins. Not too long into training with Harris, back problems I’d had for a number of years decided to haunt me. Harris was incredibly patient through all of this (even as I practically cried during cat/cow). He found me new resources, provided never ending encouragement, and helped me get back into a routine (safely) while overcoming all the mental blockers that stood in my way.

Harris is incredibly adaptable – from working through injuries to performing at your best, it’s clear that he tailors his approach with every client. He knows how you show you’re at your max vs when you need to be pushed. Cliche as it may sound, you can tell he legitimately cares. He checks in throughout the week, sends useful info your way, creates new workouts fit for hotel gyms, studio apartments, and lake houses—whatever you need, wherever you need it to keep making progress.

Harris has held me accountable in the least intrusive way, and now I find myself closing down the gym on a Sunday night, doing back to back days of full body (do not recommend), or showing up when I know he’s with another client just to get my sessions in. Can’t disappoint Coach Harris!

Whatever you’re looking to get out of training, pretty confident Harris can get you there so long as you put in the work. My goals have shifted throughout our time training, from getting over the intimidation of the gym, to recovering from an injury, to losing weight or learning to do push ups, and I can see and feel all of it working. Even other trainers have taken note of the transformation. The true testament will be when I remember to breathe through the exercises, but we’ll get there one day.