Avatar Private Training Studio

★★★★★
Offers no contract, personal training sessions grounded on biomechanics, form and stimulation; provides yoga, massage therapy and nutritional counseling.

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On a vacation to Yellowstone last year I realized how out of shape I had become. I was winded after climbing for 10 minutes and at the end of the day my knees, feet and back were killing me. With a supportive spouse in mind, I contact avatar. I have been working out there since and, while the progress is slower the I would hope, then results are fantastic. I have a very active family (camping, hiking, etc) and now look forward to this season to enjoy being outside once again with them knowing that my body is much better and stronger. Thanks you to Eric and his staff!

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★★★★★

On a vacation to Yellowstone last year I realized how out of shape I had become. I was winded after climbing for 10 minutes and at the end of the day my knees, feet and back were killing me. With a supportive spouse in mind, I contact avatar. I have been working out there since and, while the progress is slower the I would hope, then results are fantastic. I have a very active family (camping, hiking, etc) and now look forward to this season to enjoy being outside once again with them knowing that my body is much better and stronger. Thanks you to Eric and his staff!

Pros: Great Investment

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Facts on me:
Professional female
30-35
was active 10+ years ago, but put on weight during grad school and long hours at the office post school
Hired another trainer after extensive research over 1 year ago
Wish I had come to Avatar sooner

Facts on Avatar:
Professional environment
Attentive, focused and highly knowledgeable staff and owner
Staffed by people who truly care about you, and helping you achieve long term health and wellness

My experience:
Being discouraged by a poor experience elsewhere, but not wanting to give up on my goals, I contact Avatar. I initially met with the owner, Eric, for over 2 hours talking about my goals, health and body. I wanted to make certain Avatar was a wise investment. During the meeting we devised a plan of attack that was, to use his word, holistic. He was concerned not just for the aesthetic goals I had for my body, but making certain it worked properly. From the first session, I knew this was a different place. The sessions, not only educate me how to train myself, but also work on the functionality of my body as a whole: Posture, alignment, flexibility, everything! The amount of knowledge the staff has on the body and motion is impressive and should be the standard, not the exception for trainers. I am now 3 months into my program, seeing and feeling results and delighted to write this to inspire others to action.

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★★★★★

Facts on me:
Professional female
30-35
was active 10+ years ago, but put on weight during grad school and long hours at the office post school
Hired another trainer after extensive research over 1 year ago
Wish I had come to Avatar sooner

Facts on Avatar:
Professional environment
Attentive, focused and highly knowledgeable staff and owner
Staffed by people who truly care about you, and helping you achieve long term health and wellness

My experience:
Being discouraged by a poor experience elsewhere, but not wanting to give up on my goals, I contact Avatar. I initially met with the owner, Eric, for over 2 hours talking about my goals, health and body. I wanted to make certain Avatar was a wise investment. During the meeting we devised a plan of attack that was, to use his word, holistic. He was concerned not just for the aesthetic goals I had for my body, but making certain it worked properly. From the first session, I knew this was a different place. The sessions, not only educate me how to train myself, but also work on the functionality of my body as a whole: Posture, alignment, flexibility, everything! The amount of knowledge the staff has on the body and motion is impressive and should be the standard, not the exception for trainers. I am now 3 months into my program, seeing and feeling results and delighted to write this to inspire others to action.

Pros: Knowledgeable Owner and Staff

Cons: A little quite at times

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I have been working with Eric at Avatar for the past 6 weeks and Wow! What a difference I feel in my body. I am stronger, more coordinated and flexible and I am going to start 2010 being a better me. Thanks so much!

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★★★★★

I have been working with Eric at Avatar for the past 6 weeks and Wow! What a difference I feel in my body. I am stronger, more coordinated and flexible and I am going to start 2010 being a better me. Thanks so much!

Pros: Best training in city

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I live on west bank and this place close for me. The training is a bit different then I am used to, we work the entire body and focusing not only on strength but also balance and flexibility. All I can say is its fun and the method works as I feel great and am noticing changes. I will keep going here.

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★★★★★

I live on west bank and this place close for me. The training is a bit different then I am used to, we work the entire body and focusing not only on strength but also balance and flexibility. All I can say is its fun and the method works as I feel great and am noticing changes. I will keep going here.

Pros: location

Cons: cost

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I live here and NYC. When I am in town I always work with Eric. He is simply the best in either city. The workouts are fun, educational and he is passionate about his work and your body. The right trainer makes all the difference in the world!

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★★★★★

I live here and NYC. When I am in town I always work with Eric. He is simply the best in either city. The workouts are fun, educational and he is passionate about his work and your body. The right trainer makes all the difference in the world!

Pros: Education and passion

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I work with Eric and his staff a few times a month. All the comments are accurate. You have to try this place out!

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★★★★★

I work with Eric and his staff a few times a month. All the comments are accurate. You have to try this place out!

Pros: Fun and intelligent

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I only went to Avatar for 6 sessions and worked with Eric the owner. Other studios I went to actually told me that if I couldn't buy a large package that I was wasting my money and their time. Eric actually listened to me needs and financial constraint and designed a program that met my goals and needs within the 6 session.

Eric spaced my sessions out to last over 5 weeks so I was able to get the most from my investment. The service was wonderful and the training was top notch. Best of all he helped me with plans of things to do outside of his studio. I would recommend Avatar to everyone!

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★★★★★

I only went to Avatar for 6 sessions and worked with Eric the owner. Other studios I went to actually told me that if I couldn't buy a large package that I was wasting my money and their time. Eric actually listened to me needs and financial constraint and designed a program that met my goals and needs within the 6 session.

Eric spaced my sessions out to last over 5 weeks so I was able to get the most from my investment. The service was wonderful and the training was top notch. Best of all he helped me with plans of things to do outside of his studio. I would recommend Avatar to everyone!

Pros: Knowledge, skill and they actually listen to you!

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Went to Avatar for 3 months and worked with Andrea and Eric. Great workouts and guidance on how to change my life around. I wish I could still go 3 times a week, but even at once a week they keep me motivated and going! Best of it that they make certain that I know how to workout and be active without them. Had to write a review as these were the reason I called in the first place. Definitively the best decision for health I have made in years was to call Avatar.

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★★★★★

Went to Avatar for 3 months and worked with Andrea and Eric. Great workouts and guidance on how to change my life around. I wish I could still go 3 times a week, but even at once a week they keep me motivated and going! Best of it that they make certain that I know how to workout and be active without them. Had to write a review as these were the reason I called in the first place. Definitively the best decision for health I have made in years was to call Avatar.

Pros: quatlity trainers, great atmosphere

Cons: a little quite

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I had a great initial consultation with Eric but felt like my subsequent sessions really lacked substance. The workouts were just okay - not great, and I didn't come away with any useful tools/techniques as I had hoped and had specifically asked for. I think this is the type of place where a VERY significant financial (and studio time) commitment is required. If you are looking for basic instruction and guidance to help in your independent fitness efforts, this is not the place for you. I wish I had known this before I committed to multiple sessions because, overall, I felt like it was a waste of money for my personal goals for the training. I also feel like gyrotonic is pushed over other disciplines (again, with a significant financial commitment).

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★★☆☆☆

I had a great initial consultation with Eric but felt like my subsequent sessions really lacked substance. The workouts were just okay - not great, and I didn't come away with any useful tools/techniques as I had hoped and had specifically asked for. I think this is the type of place where a VERY significant financial (and studio time) commitment is required. If you are looking for basic instruction and guidance to help in your independent fitness efforts, this is not the place for you. I wish I had known this before I committed to multiple sessions because, overall, I felt like it was a waste of money for my personal goals for the training. I also feel like gyrotonic is pushed over other disciplines (again, with a significant financial commitment).

Pros: Nice facility, smart staff

Cons: big financial commitment required, very specific focus

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Training at Avatar is different, The staff here is extremely knowledgeable and cares so much about each client. I have never felt like a number or 'just a client' but Eric and the staff have been dedicated to helping me archive my goals and regain control of my diet and body. The process has not been easy, nor smooth, but throughout each obstacles they were there to help my succeed. I am still a client and will be for life, not because I need them anymore, but because I choose to and they earned it!!

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★★★★★

Training at Avatar is different, The staff here is extremely knowledgeable and cares so much about each client. I have never felt like a number or 'just a client' but Eric and the staff have been dedicated to helping me archive my goals and regain control of my diet and body. The process has not been easy, nor smooth, but throughout each obstacles they were there to help my succeed. I am still a client and will be for life, not because I need them anymore, but because I choose to and they earned it!!

Pros: Service and Skill

Cons: DT Location, but worth it!

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As a US Masters Swimmer, age 50, I set a goal this past year of winning the State Masters Swimming Championships, then going onto the USMS National Championships. Avatar's kettlebell and indian club training this Winter and Spring along with flexibility and core training, made me an animal. Lost 8 lbs of flab, got down to 10% body fat, my swim sprinting became explosive, and it worked. In May, 2009, I took 5th, 6th, and 7th at the national level in three US Masters Swimming events. I was in the final heats with Rowdy Gaines, former Olympian and multiple gold medalist! Eric and Spencer -- friggin' awesome. Way to go, and thank you!

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★★★★★

As a US Masters Swimmer, age 50, I set a goal this past year of winning the State Masters Swimming Championships, then going onto the USMS National Championships. Avatar's kettlebell and indian club training this Winter and Spring along with flexibility and core training, made me an animal. Lost 8 lbs of flab, got down to 10% body fat, my swim sprinting became explosive, and it worked. In May, 2009, I took 5th, 6th, and 7th at the national level in three US Masters Swimming events. I was in the final heats with Rowdy Gaines, former Olympian and multiple gold medalist! Eric and Spencer -- friggin' awesome. Way to go, and thank you!

Pros: Personal trainer made the difference for me

Cons: No cons; great place

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I have been working out here for the past 4 months, typically new years resolution stuff. I started at 3 times a week and now I go 1-2 times per week. Eric and Andrea have me doing things that I did not think a women my age could do. Swinging ketlebels, intense ab stuff, balancing: They keep me moving, energized and are a large part of me achieving my goals so far. Although they have a dietician, I chose to go with weight watchers, but having done the WW program without the exercise before and not had much success, I can tell you that exercise and proper guidance is the key!

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★★★★★

I have been working out here for the past 4 months, typically new years resolution stuff. I started at 3 times a week and now I go 1-2 times per week. Eric and Andrea have me doing things that I did not think a women my age could do. Swinging ketlebels, intense ab stuff, balancing: They keep me moving, energized and are a large part of me achieving my goals so far. Although they have a dietician, I chose to go with weight watchers, but having done the WW program without the exercise before and not had much success, I can tell you that exercise and proper guidance is the key!

Pros: Non intimidating environment

Cons: bit of a drive for me

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Based on the reviews on here, I decided to give Avatar a try. I have to say that I was disappointed. I generally found the personal trainers at Avatar to be good, but not great. The workouts were challenging, but I didn't feel like they were tailored to help me meet my personal goals. The gym looks nice and neat, but in my 20+ sessions, I never once saw anyone wipe down a single piece of equipment after it had been used -- including exercise mats, which were just rolled back up and stored for the next person to use. You'll get a good workout here, but I'm not sure if it's worth the expense.

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★★★☆☆

Based on the reviews on here, I decided to give Avatar a try. I have to say that I was disappointed. I generally found the personal trainers at Avatar to be good, but not great. The workouts were challenging, but I didn't feel like they were tailored to help me meet my personal goals. The gym looks nice and neat, but in my 20+ sessions, I never once saw anyone wipe down a single piece of equipment after it had been used -- including exercise mats, which were just rolled back up and stored for the next person to use. You'll get a good workout here, but I'm not sure if it's worth the expense.

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This facility is two companies in one. Avatar is for personal training and gyrotonic Minneapolis is for gyrotonic. I work with both personal trainers and gyrotonic teachers here. I had my first session 5 months ago and am very pleased with the progress my body has made. The workouts are fun but intense. I am more flexible and stronger now then I have been in years and I attribute this solely to this studio?s teaching.

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★★★★★

This facility is two companies in one. Avatar is for personal training and gyrotonic Minneapolis is for gyrotonic. I work with both personal trainers and gyrotonic teachers here. I had my first session 5 months ago and am very pleased with the progress my body has made. The workouts are fun but intense. I am more flexible and stronger now then I have been in years and I attribute this solely to this studio?s teaching.

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Everything I can write has already been written, but here it goes. I never thought that I could get my physical health under control, most times I didn't care. I had hired a trainer in the 90's but had a very negative experience. When I was diagnosed with type II diabetes I knew something had to change. After researching quite a bit, I contacted Avatar. From the start I knew that the experience would be radically different. Eric took the time to listen to me and educate me about health, posture and nutrition. The initial consultation took close to two hours! At no time was I being rushed in and rushed out. I was amazed. From there they created a plan was realistic for me. It gradually let activity become a part of my life. It made the process enjoyable and something that I wanted to do, not something that my trainer mandated. This place is amazing. They truly care about your health and wellness, not only while you?re a client, but for the rest of your life!

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★★★★★

Everything I can write has already been written, but here it goes. I never thought that I could get my physical health under control, most times I didn't care. I had hired a trainer in the 90's but had a very negative experience. When I was diagnosed with type II diabetes I knew something had to change. After researching quite a bit, I contacted Avatar. From the start I knew that the experience would be radically different. Eric took the time to listen to me and educate me about health, posture and nutrition. The initial consultation took close to two hours! At no time was I being rushed in and rushed out. I was amazed. From there they created a plan was realistic for me. It gradually let activity become a part of my life. It made the process enjoyable and something that I wanted to do, not something that my trainer mandated. This place is amazing. They truly care about your health and wellness, not only while you?re a client, but for the rest of your life!

Pros: Flexible Schedule, Studio is warm and welcoming, knowledge of trainers

Cons: Parking is on street

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I have been at Avatar for the past 3 months. I called due to the reviews and a personal need for change, but I stayed due to the service and care of the entire staff! My first month my weight did not change, but by working with Lori (their dietician) and increasing my activity level outside of the sessions, this has turned around. As of today I feel stronger, more confident and have lost 10 lbs!!!!!

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★★★★★

I have been at Avatar for the past 3 months. I called due to the reviews and a personal need for change, but I stayed due to the service and care of the entire staff! My first month my weight did not change, but by working with Lori (their dietician) and increasing my activity level outside of the sessions, this has turned around. As of today I feel stronger, more confident and have lost 10 lbs!!!!!

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From the first consultation with Eric, it was clear that that this was a different kind of training experience and a different kind of gym than those I was familiar with. To begin with, it's a great space -- a lot of time, care, and consideration has gone into designing a gym in which you feel comfortable, safe, and motivated to train. The trainers are amazing. Their knowledge, range of experience, expertise, friendliness, and non-judgmental approach (particularly important for those of us whose experience in gyms isn't always so positive) impressed me every time I came in. I worked mainly with Eric and Stephen, both of whom were great. I really like the experience of working with more than one trainer -- they push you in different ways but the communication among all the members of the Avatar team means that they're always aware of what you've been doing with the other trainer. Maybe the most impressive thing about Avatar is that everyone there is committed to helping you move forward. Rather than reproaching you for less-than-ideal choices in the past, the question is always, "Where do you want to go? and "How can we help you get there?" This is not a one-size-fits-all training experience -- this is individualized attention. The trainers at Avatar listen to you, focus on you, and help you push yourself forward to meet your goals.

A number of people have mentioned that it's expensive. That's true. But you're getting an unparalleled level of expertise, individual attention, and commitment and that's worth a lot. Beyond that, if you can only afford x sessions, I still recommend working with the trainers to learn good form and to develop a routine that can work for you at home/in the gym.

Lastly, while we're talking workouts that had me dripping sweat from every pore and feeling muscles I didn't know existed, we're also talking about a whole lot of fun.

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★★★★★

From the first consultation with Eric, it was clear that that this was a different kind of training experience and a different kind of gym than those I was familiar with. To begin with, it's a great space -- a lot of time, care, and consideration has gone into designing a gym in which you feel comfortable, safe, and motivated to train. The trainers are amazing. Their knowledge, range of experience, expertise, friendliness, and non-judgmental approach (particularly important for those of us whose experience in gyms isn't always so positive) impressed me every time I came in. I worked mainly with Eric and Stephen, both of whom were great. I really like the experience of working with more than one trainer -- they push you in different ways but the communication among all the members of the Avatar team means that they're always aware of what you've been doing with the other trainer. Maybe the most impressive thing about Avatar is that everyone there is committed to helping you move forward. Rather than reproaching you for less-than-ideal choices in the past, the question is always, "Where do you want to go? and "How can we help you get there?" This is not a one-size-fits-all training experience -- this is individualized attention. The trainers at Avatar listen to you, focus on you, and help you push yourself forward to meet your goals.

A number of people have mentioned that it's expensive. That's true. But you're getting an unparalleled level of expertise, individual attention, and commitment and that's worth a lot. Beyond that, if you can only afford x sessions, I still recommend working with the trainers to learn good form and to develop a routine that can work for you at home/in the gym.

Lastly, while we're talking workouts that had me dripping sweat from every pore and feeling muscles I didn't know existed, we're also talking about a whole lot of fun.

Pros: Amazing trainers, great facilities.

Cons: None

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Motivated by the great reviews here, I called avatar. All I can say is have been a client for the past 14 weeks now and all the reviews are true. The staff there is wonderful, supportive and truly cares about my health and goals. I have worked with Andrea, Spencer and Eric and they all provide unique and fun workouts. They also provide clear direction as to how I can adapt the sessions into my life and what activity I need to do to attain my goals. I could not be happier with my decision to call avatar.

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★★★★★

Motivated by the great reviews here, I called avatar. All I can say is have been a client for the past 14 weeks now and all the reviews are true. The staff there is wonderful, supportive and truly cares about my health and goals. I have worked with Andrea, Spencer and Eric and they all provide unique and fun workouts. They also provide clear direction as to how I can adapt the sessions into my life and what activity I need to do to attain my goals. I could not be happier with my decision to call avatar.

Pros: Staff?s commitment to health, relaxed atmosphere

Cons: A little hard to get downtown during rush hour

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I was in town for 2 weeks and work out with a trainer at home. While in Minneapolis I contact Avatar and a few other places to see if I could train a few times while there. I have done this before when I am in a city for a while and it has helped keep in me active and motivated. Within an hour after emailing Avatar, I received a response. Some places I am still wait to here from after 4 weeks. Eric went out of his way to make his schedule meet mine. Despite only being a client for a few sessions, we went through a full evaluation. He made certain that my time in Minneapolis was productive and that I went home in better shape then when I arrived. This is not normally the case when you travel. He even offered to talk to my trainer at home to discuss what we worked on to ensure that the progress continued. I will definitely call Eric when I return to Minneapolis and would highly recommend Avatar to everyone.

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★★★★★

I was in town for 2 weeks and work out with a trainer at home. While in Minneapolis I contact Avatar and a few other places to see if I could train a few times while there. I have done this before when I am in a city for a while and it has helped keep in me active and motivated. Within an hour after emailing Avatar, I received a response. Some places I am still wait to here from after 4 weeks. Eric went out of his way to make his schedule meet mine. Despite only being a client for a few sessions, we went through a full evaluation. He made certain that my time in Minneapolis was productive and that I went home in better shape then when I arrived. This is not normally the case when you travel. He even offered to talk to my trainer at home to discuss what we worked on to ensure that the progress continued. I will definitely call Eric when I return to Minneapolis and would highly recommend Avatar to everyone.

Pros: Great Customer Service! Owner take personal interest in health of every client!

Cons: Sreet Parking, but I always found a spot

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Like most women my age (mid 40?s) I have been battle the extra pounds for the past decade or more. Determined to make a change, I started to exercise. I knew I needed help but didn?t know where to start or particularly feel comfortable with working with a trainer. With encouragement and support from friends I began my search. From the reviews on Citysearch I contacted Avatar. Eric (owner) immediately contacted me and put my fears at ease (he spent over 30 minutes on the phone with me!). We met, and formed a sensible plan to help me achieve my goals. Working with nutrition, exercise and commen sense, the staff has helped me lose over 15lbs! I look better, I eat better and I live better. I have worked with Andrea, Stephen and Eric and I can not imagine anyplace being more understanding, supportive or caring then the team here.

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★★★★★

Like most women my age (mid 40?s) I have been battle the extra pounds for the past decade or more. Determined to make a change, I started to exercise. I knew I needed help but didn?t know where to start or particularly feel comfortable with working with a trainer. With encouragement and support from friends I began my search. From the reviews on Citysearch I contacted Avatar. Eric (owner) immediately contacted me and put my fears at ease (he spent over 30 minutes on the phone with me!). We met, and formed a sensible plan to help me achieve my goals. Working with nutrition, exercise and commen sense, the staff has helped me lose over 15lbs! I look better, I eat better and I live better. I have worked with Andrea, Stephen and Eric and I can not imagine anyplace being more understanding, supportive or caring then the team here.

Pros: understanding, Knowledgeable and caring staff

Cons: a bit of a commute if you live in the suburbs, but well worth it

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I've been training weekly at Avatar for the last couple months (rotating between Andrea & Lauren)... and I've never been happier! The one-on-one attention that I receive is unbeatable. I'm also a member of the downtown Y where the trainers look completely bored and are usually busy checking out what people other than their paying trainees are doing... this is definitely not the case at Avatar. If I could afford to go more often I would... without a doubt. Andrea and Lauren are completely professional, super friendly, amazingly knowledgable and for the 1 hour per week that I'm there, I know that I am the complete center of their attention, and that they honestly care about the progress I've made and what I still need to do. This has definitely changed my life (and my abs!).

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★★★★★

I've been training weekly at Avatar for the last couple months (rotating between Andrea & Lauren)... and I've never been happier! The one-on-one attention that I receive is unbeatable. I'm also a member of the downtown Y where the trainers look completely bored and are usually busy checking out what people other than their paying trainees are doing... this is definitely not the case at Avatar. If I could afford to go more often I would... without a doubt. Andrea and Lauren are completely professional, super friendly, amazingly knowledgable and for the 1 hour per week that I'm there, I know that I am the complete center of their attention, and that they honestly care about the progress I've made and what I still need to do. This has definitely changed my life (and my abs!).

Pros: Amazing Trainers, Awesome Space - Easy Parking

Cons: $$$ - but it is definitely worth every penny!

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I was told by my doctor that if I did not due something about my heath that my health was going to do something about me. I have several major medical issues with my back and heart, so I shopped around extensively to find a trainer that I felt had the knowledge to properly and safely help me. I had never been very active so I was nervous. I did not feel comfortable with the trainers at my gym, so I went to the independents. After interviewing 5 other trainers, and hearing about 'tough training' (did I mention my heart problems?), odd diets (seriously someone told me that I wanted something sweet I should put the sweet in my mouth, chew it then take it out of your mouth so you get the sweet but not the calories), and how I should put more muscle on my body to loose weight, I found Avatar. Eric put me right at ease with common sense and the knowledge to back it up.

I have now been at Avatar for over a year and have lost most of the weight but in a safe fashion. My Doctor is quite happy. I also am more flexible and more aware of my body (this is something that they always talk about). I have worked with all the trainers at Avatar and they all have taught me so much and care about my health not just my goals.

Funny, when I told my doctor that I was working out at Avatar, he mentioned that he had heard good things about the place and would have referred me there had I asked him for a place to start. It could have saved me the time!

I can not give enough praise for this place.

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★★★★★

I was told by my doctor that if I did not due something about my heath that my health was going to do something about me. I have several major medical issues with my back and heart, so I shopped around extensively to find a trainer that I felt had the knowledge to properly and safely help me. I had never been very active so I was nervous. I did not feel comfortable with the trainers at my gym, so I went to the independents. After interviewing 5 other trainers, and hearing about 'tough training' (did I mention my heart problems?), odd diets (seriously someone told me that I wanted something sweet I should put the sweet in my mouth, chew it then take it out of your mouth so you get the sweet but not the calories), and how I should put more muscle on my body to loose weight, I found Avatar. Eric put me right at ease with common sense and the knowledge to back it up.

I have now been at Avatar for over a year and have lost most of the weight but in a safe fashion. My Doctor is quite happy. I also am more flexible and more aware of my body (this is something that they always talk about). I have worked with all the trainers at Avatar and they all have taught me so much and care about my health not just my goals.

Funny, when I told my doctor that I was working out at Avatar, he mentioned that he had heard good things about the place and would have referred me there had I asked him for a place to start. It could have saved me the time!

I can not give enough praise for this place.

Pros: Skill and Staff, flexible hours

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Most begin a workout program feeling out of shape and pretty low. That is exactly how I felt when I signed up for my consultation with Eric. Seven months later and thirty pounds lighter, I have been so thrilled with my experience at Avatar. Although I have worked almost exclusively with Stephen and Andrea (who I cannot say enough great things about) all the trainers there have been so friendly, energetic, and encouraging! Working with two different trainers, with two different styles, has really helped me to reshape and tone my body! I can honestly say that I have not only gained a great place to work out, I have gained some new friends with great perspectives who really challenge your mind and body! Now, post goal weight, I plan to continue at Avatar indefinately. I would recommend Avatar to anyone who is willing!

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★★★★★

Most begin a workout program feeling out of shape and pretty low. That is exactly how I felt when I signed up for my consultation with Eric. Seven months later and thirty pounds lighter, I have been so thrilled with my experience at Avatar. Although I have worked almost exclusively with Stephen and Andrea (who I cannot say enough great things about) all the trainers there have been so friendly, energetic, and encouraging! Working with two different trainers, with two different styles, has really helped me to reshape and tone my body! I can honestly say that I have not only gained a great place to work out, I have gained some new friends with great perspectives who really challenge your mind and body! Now, post goal weight, I plan to continue at Avatar indefinately. I would recommend Avatar to anyone who is willing!

Pros: Friendly trainers, private environment, personal experience

Cons: It is expensive but worth every penny!

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was to join Avatar! I went to Eric and his staff about 3 months ago after reading glowing reviews here and experienced first-hand what everyone was raving about. The Avatar staff is not only extremely knowledgable in what they do, but also accomdating and friendly to the client. I was paired up with Stephen right away and discovered how amazing he is! If not for Stephen and his encouragement along the way, I would have quickly given up and quit. He is incredibly talented, smart and makes working out enjoyable! Stephen and the rest of the staff at Avatar have helped to build me a solid foundation for working out in the future. It has been an absolute pleasure working out at Avatar!

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was to join Avatar! I went to Eric and his staff about 3 months ago after reading glowing reviews here and experienced first-hand what everyone was raving about. The Avatar staff is not only extremely knowledgable in what they do, but also accomdating and friendly to the client. I was paired up with Stephen right away and discovered how amazing he is! If not for Stephen and his encouragement along the way, I would have quickly given up and quit. He is incredibly talented, smart and makes working out enjoyable! Stephen and the rest of the staff at Avatar have helped to build me a solid foundation for working out in the future. It has been an absolute pleasure working out at Avatar!

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If you had asked me 4 months ago, I would have said that your have a better chance of seeing me lying on a slab in the morgue or a bed of nails than on a workout bench. However, the people at Avatar have changed all that. After my initial disappointment upon realizing that leg warmers were no longer in style on women at the gym, they made me feel completely at ease by focusing on where I wanted to go (my goals, objectives, schedule, etc.) vs. my past poor lifestyle choices (eating crappy food, drinking too much, sitting at my desk all day at work and they on my sofa all night at home). I was paired up with Steven and he has been absolutely amazing!!!

When I initially went to Avatar on the recommendation of my wife (oddly enough a workout nut), I weighed 242 lbs and had virtually no tone. After 2? short months, I now weigh-in at 203 lbs and have developed definition all over. In addition, I can feel a physical and emotional difference as I have noticed a dramatic improvement in my energy and stress levels. I have also made significant changes in my eating habits based on their recommendations and actually now enjoy eating healthier foods (and in smaller portions). And this is from a guy that at one time ate a 50 oz. porterhouse steak, tuna sashimi appetizer, a cantaloupe-sized piece of chocolate layer cake and two bottles of wine ? all for a $200 bet.

Again, I cannot say enough good things about my experience at Avatar. While I can still think of about 328 things I would rather do than go workout, the people at Avatar keep me coming back twice a week. Steven has been truly wonderful and is a primary reason that I have made the positive changes in my lifestyle and had them actually stick for more than 3 days ? my previous record. Eric is an incredibly knowledgeable trainer who has a calming influence while working to your correct level. And gentlemen ? do not be shy about training with the ladies (Lauren and Andrea) because they will KICK YOUR A**!!!

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If you had asked me 4 months ago, I would have said that your have a better chance of seeing me lying on a slab in the morgue or a bed of nails than on a workout bench. However, the people at Avatar have changed all that. After my initial disappointment upon realizing that leg warmers were no longer in style on women at the gym, they made me feel completely at ease by focusing on where I wanted to go (my goals, objectives, schedule, etc.) vs. my past poor lifestyle choices (eating crappy food, drinking too much, sitting at my desk all day at work and they on my sofa all night at home). I was paired up with Steven and he has been absolutely amazing!!!

When I initially went to Avatar on the recommendation of my wife (oddly enough a workout nut), I weighed 242 lbs and had virtually no tone. After 2? short months, I now weigh-in at 203 lbs and have developed definition all over. In addition, I can feel a physical and emotional difference as I have noticed a dramatic improvement in my energy and stress levels. I have also made significant changes in my eating habits based on their recommendations and actually now enjoy eating healthier foods (and in smaller portions). And this is from a guy that at one time ate a 50 oz. porterhouse steak, tuna sashimi appetizer, a cantaloupe-sized piece of chocolate layer cake and two bottles of wine ? all for a $200 bet.

Again, I cannot say enough good things about my experience at Avatar. While I can still think of about 328 things I would rather do than go workout, the people at Avatar keep me coming back twice a week. Steven has been truly wonderful and is a primary reason that I have made the positive changes in my lifestyle and had them actually stick for more than 3 days ? my previous record. Eric is an incredibly knowledgeable trainer who has a calming influence while working to your correct level. And gentlemen ? do not be shy about training with the ladies (Lauren and Andrea) because they will KICK YOUR A**!!!

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After dramatic weight loss, I needed help to get my muscles back in to shape, to tone and build what needed work, and not over-work what did not need work. I went in to this knowing the normal gym personal trainer would not meet my needs, and I did not want to feel embarrassed being in the normal run of the mill gym setting. Avatar provided me customized, private, 1 on 1 training, which is exactly what I was looking for. The staff is not just simply throw weights at you, but they teach you about your body and how your body interacts with the world around it.

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After dramatic weight loss, I needed help to get my muscles back in to shape, to tone and build what needed work, and not over-work what did not need work. I went in to this knowing the normal gym personal trainer would not meet my needs, and I did not want to feel embarrassed being in the normal run of the mill gym setting. Avatar provided me customized, private, 1 on 1 training, which is exactly what I was looking for. The staff is not just simply throw weights at you, but they teach you about your body and how your body interacts with the world around it.

Pros: Very flexible scheduling (mornings, evenings, weekends). very good atmosphere

Cons: Only con was that you get what you pay for (which is good and bad)

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Working with Eric at Avatar is great. He's well informed, pays close, personal attention to his clients and understands what is best for them to accomplish their physical goals.
The studio space is very clean, relaxing and state of the art. Parking is surprisingly available for low dough, if not for free.
I highly recommned Avatar Studio.

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Working with Eric at Avatar is great. He's well informed, pays close, personal attention to his clients and understands what is best for them to accomplish their physical goals.
The studio space is very clean, relaxing and state of the art. Parking is surprisingly available for low dough, if not for free.
I highly recommned Avatar Studio.

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All I can say is WOW! Inspired by the comments below I contacted Eric. I now have been working with him and his staff for over 3 months and have lost over 20lbs. I can?t say enough about this studio and the staff. I was a quite intimidated to start working out again after ?a few years? off, but the environment is so enjoyable and the staff is so non-judgmental that I immediately felt at ease. I have tried other private trainers here and in Chicago before but the knowledge shown here makes me wonder what I was paying for. If you need a trainer, give these guys a call you won?t be disappointed.

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All I can say is WOW! Inspired by the comments below I contacted Eric. I now have been working with him and his staff for over 3 months and have lost over 20lbs. I can?t say enough about this studio and the staff. I was a quite intimidated to start working out again after ?a few years? off, but the environment is so enjoyable and the staff is so non-judgmental that I immediately felt at ease. I have tried other private trainers here and in Chicago before but the knowledge shown here makes me wonder what I was paying for. If you need a trainer, give these guys a call you won?t be disappointed.

Pros: Service, Knowledge, Atmosphere

Cons: I waited so long before I called :-)

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As an IT guy, always on the go, with my head buried in spam and spyware, I often forget there's a body connected to my CPU (Brain), and it needs a workout every now and then.

However, when I finally got to a gym, I found out I wasn't dialed in at all, with the changes in the health and fitness industry. All I did in my youth was sling some weights around and grunt alot, which is probably the source of my aches and pains today, 10 years later.

Avatar's training staff got me downloaded with the latest tech, and not just the latest gadgets. The right way to do the exercises, ALL NEW EXERCISES, and a whole new approach to physical health is the quintessential message from Avatar studios, and you cannot get the message without expert guidance. Brigid Lawrow, my trainer, put me through a routine that allowed me to target my core, AND the muscles I was trying to exercise, with the emphasis on overall fitness, and I couldn't have done it without her.

It also isn't about bootcamp training or just showing off, either. When you feel the right muscles kick in, you feel it!! I thought I knew how to exercise. Now I know why I didn't stick with it.

With Brigid's help along with the rest of the professional staff at Avatar, I know I can change my life for the better, and feel confident again in maintaining a happier and healthier me.

BHS

p.s. My wife goes to Avatar too, and she loves it, and she looks and feels great!

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As an IT guy, always on the go, with my head buried in spam and spyware, I often forget there's a body connected to my CPU (Brain), and it needs a workout every now and then.

However, when I finally got to a gym, I found out I wasn't dialed in at all, with the changes in the health and fitness industry. All I did in my youth was sling some weights around and grunt alot, which is probably the source of my aches and pains today, 10 years later.

Avatar's training staff got me downloaded with the latest tech, and not just the latest gadgets. The right way to do the exercises, ALL NEW EXERCISES, and a whole new approach to physical health is the quintessential message from Avatar studios, and you cannot get the message without expert guidance. Brigid Lawrow, my trainer, put me through a routine that allowed me to target my core, AND the muscles I was trying to exercise, with the emphasis on overall fitness, and I couldn't have done it without her.

It also isn't about bootcamp training or just showing off, either. When you feel the right muscles kick in, you feel it!! I thought I knew how to exercise. Now I know why I didn't stick with it.

With Brigid's help along with the rest of the professional staff at Avatar, I know I can change my life for the better, and feel confident again in maintaining a happier and healthier me.

BHS

p.s. My wife goes to Avatar too, and she loves it, and she looks and feels great!

Pros: Private, one on one training, Experts on staff, convenient location, flexible scheduling, not too crowded/notta meetmarket

Cons: none for me

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As a downtown worker, I wanted to find someplace to work out that was efficient, clean, and had trainers that were concerned about your specific needs. Avatar is certainly the best. Both Eric Hall and Ryan Swensen have a unique style in helping me imagine my physical goals, and then patiently help me achieve them. I never thought that I would stick to this work out program for more than a couple months, but I will soon be approaching my first year. They are extremely respectful of any muscle pains and other challenges you may have, and their knowledge of how our bodies operate is amazing.

I suggest you give this great place a try - you are immediately put at ease. An additional trainer named Loren has joined the group, and she also impressed me with her own brand of technique and experience. I recommend Avatar with a 10 PLUS!

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As a downtown worker, I wanted to find someplace to work out that was efficient, clean, and had trainers that were concerned about your specific needs. Avatar is certainly the best. Both Eric Hall and Ryan Swensen have a unique style in helping me imagine my physical goals, and then patiently help me achieve them. I never thought that I would stick to this work out program for more than a couple months, but I will soon be approaching my first year. They are extremely respectful of any muscle pains and other challenges you may have, and their knowledge of how our bodies operate is amazing.

I suggest you give this great place a try - you are immediately put at ease. An additional trainer named Loren has joined the group, and she also impressed me with her own brand of technique and experience. I recommend Avatar with a 10 PLUS!

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Over a three month period I worked with two of Avatars Personal Trainers: Eric Hall, founder and Ryan Swenson. I also received massages from Maria Kunze, NCTMB, massage therapist. Each of these individuals was very knowledgable in their field and very client focused in their approach. I was impressed with how well they understood body conditioning and nutrition; and in how well they turned concepts into trainng plans that worked.

Complimenting their expertise were the facilities you will use to achieve your conditioning goals. The equipment is state of the art and their knowlefge of how to use it makes your workouts as efficient as possible. You will train in a clean, private environment.

I lost 10 pounds in a month, and at the end of three months felt motivated enough to continue on my own. Ryan developed two separate conditioning plans for me to use at home and of course showed me how to use them. I can go back any time for a tune up one session at a time.

I highly recommend Avatar to anyone who wants to improve their excercise/nutrition habits; especially those who don't feel they have the discipline to do it on their own

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Over a three month period I worked with two of Avatars Personal Trainers: Eric Hall, founder and Ryan Swenson. I also received massages from Maria Kunze, NCTMB, massage therapist. Each of these individuals was very knowledgable in their field and very client focused in their approach. I was impressed with how well they understood body conditioning and nutrition; and in how well they turned concepts into trainng plans that worked.

Complimenting their expertise were the facilities you will use to achieve your conditioning goals. The equipment is state of the art and their knowlefge of how to use it makes your workouts as efficient as possible. You will train in a clean, private environment.

I lost 10 pounds in a month, and at the end of three months felt motivated enough to continue on my own. Ryan developed two separate conditioning plans for me to use at home and of course showed me how to use them. I can go back any time for a tune up one session at a time.

I highly recommend Avatar to anyone who wants to improve their excercise/nutrition habits; especially those who don't feel they have the discipline to do it on their own

Pros: customized, private, efficient, accommodative scheduling

Cons: none

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This place is all that and MORE! Excellent workouts with personal trainers that KNOW their stuff. I feel safe in both Ryan and Eric's hands. This isn't usually something you hear about when listening to people talk about their trainers, but in Avatar's case it is. I feel like I am not only getting the best workout of my life, but that they are truly concerned that I am doing it correctly so that there is no pain involved. Their guidance and encouragement has kept me going there for the past 3 months and I have the muscles to prove it, muscles that I never thought would be defined, especially after losing a considerable amount of weight. If you want the best, these are the people to see.

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This place is all that and MORE! Excellent workouts with personal trainers that KNOW their stuff. I feel safe in both Ryan and Eric's hands. This isn't usually something you hear about when listening to people talk about their trainers, but in Avatar's case it is. I feel like I am not only getting the best workout of my life, but that they are truly concerned that I am doing it correctly so that there is no pain involved. Their guidance and encouragement has kept me going there for the past 3 months and I have the muscles to prove it, muscles that I never thought would be defined, especially after losing a considerable amount of weight. If you want the best, these are the people to see.

Pros: Everything!

Cons: None!

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Training with Brigid Lawrow gave me results that exceeded my expectations. I was ready to accept the pain and the pounds of middle age. The core training real turned that around.Her approach is unique and well thought out. It is a real education.
I've had terrible problems with my knees and low back for most of my adult life. It was difficult for me to do any kind of training as I would re-injure myself each time. Running became too painful. The pounds were creeping on. I was hesitant to try anything else. I'm just glad I did.
I re-trained my body correctly and the running feels better than ever. The pounds came off slowly but they stayed off. Two years and holding
I like working out with a trainer who's in her forties and knows how to stay in shape.She understands the obstacles involved with family and time.
Brigid's work outs are demanding but she is very supportive throught the process.

Don't give up. Try it.

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Training with Brigid Lawrow gave me results that exceeded my expectations. I was ready to accept the pain and the pounds of middle age. The core training real turned that around.Her approach is unique and well thought out. It is a real education.
I've had terrible problems with my knees and low back for most of my adult life. It was difficult for me to do any kind of training as I would re-injure myself each time. Running became too painful. The pounds were creeping on. I was hesitant to try anything else. I'm just glad I did.
I re-trained my body correctly and the running feels better than ever. The pounds came off slowly but they stayed off. Two years and holding
I like working out with a trainer who's in her forties and knows how to stay in shape.She understands the obstacles involved with family and time.
Brigid's work outs are demanding but she is very supportive throught the process.

Don't give up. Try it.

Pros: Best results of any training experience I've had

Cons: Zealous meter maid with control issues in the vicinity

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I have been training with Eric Hall at Avatar since the end of February 2006. This is the longest I have ever maintained a commitment to fitness, and I have every intention of continuing the journey. I continue because of the personal attention I get and Eric's commitment to helping me reach my goals. I feel stronger and healthier than I ever have before. I am at that "fun" age where my metabolism seems to be shifting into reverse. Weight loss is slow, but Eric's guidance and encouragement helps me stay focused on my overall goals of life long health and wellness. Eric is attentive, a great listenter, and keeps work outs fun, challenging and interesting. The facility is very contemporary and inviting. You can sense the attention to detail and to making it a place you want to spend a few hours every week. If you're looking for a place where you can be yourself, be challeneged and be changed, this is it.

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I have been training with Eric Hall at Avatar since the end of February 2006. This is the longest I have ever maintained a commitment to fitness, and I have every intention of continuing the journey. I continue because of the personal attention I get and Eric's commitment to helping me reach my goals. I feel stronger and healthier than I ever have before. I am at that "fun" age where my metabolism seems to be shifting into reverse. Weight loss is slow, but Eric's guidance and encouragement helps me stay focused on my overall goals of life long health and wellness. Eric is attentive, a great listenter, and keeps work outs fun, challenging and interesting. The facility is very contemporary and inviting. You can sense the attention to detail and to making it a place you want to spend a few hours every week. If you're looking for a place where you can be yourself, be challeneged and be changed, this is it.

Pros: Personal attention, great music, flexible scheduling

Cons: You still have to actually do the work to get the results!

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I initially went to Avatar due to the great postings on citysearch. Now after a few months
I am well on my way to my goals so I thought it fair to leave my feedback. Eric and his staff have helped me feel better then I have in years and my excess weight is finally coming off. These people really care about each client and seem to do whatever it takes to help them reach their goals. I would recommend Avatar to anyone looking into personal training.

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I initially went to Avatar due to the great postings on citysearch. Now after a few months
I am well on my way to my goals so I thought it fair to leave my feedback. Eric and his staff have helped me feel better then I have in years and my excess weight is finally coming off. These people really care about each client and seem to do whatever it takes to help them reach their goals. I would recommend Avatar to anyone looking into personal training.

Pros: Staff , location, weekend hours

Cons: metered parking

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After struggling with weight issues for the past decade, I am now healthy and fit. I had always been thin, but with age came weight. With Erics guidance and my effort I have rediscovered myself. I look and feel the best I have in years. Candidly, I checked out quite a few places prior to coming to Avatar, once I walked in and met with Eric I knew it was going to be a different experience then elsewhere: his knowledge, care and attention to detail shows through in every aspect.

This is not your typically gym setting. It is luxurious and well designed. Likewise this is not your typical staff. Thanks Eric!

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After struggling with weight issues for the past decade, I am now healthy and fit. I had always been thin, but with age came weight. With Erics guidance and my effort I have rediscovered myself. I look and feel the best I have in years. Candidly, I checked out quite a few places prior to coming to Avatar, once I walked in and met with Eric I knew it was going to be a different experience then elsewhere: his knowledge, care and attention to detail shows through in every aspect.

This is not your typically gym setting. It is luxurious and well designed. Likewise this is not your typical staff. Thanks Eric!

Pros: Attention, knowledge, Care of staff

Cons: hard to say but none

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Eric Hall is "THE" trainer in town. I have been seeing Eric for over 2 years now, and it shows. The one - on- one training and Eric's knowledge is the key to success. Eric will get you in the best condition of your life. The studio is top notch ! The location in the Designers Guild Building with ample street parking makes this an easy place to come, parking right at the front door. There's even a great cafe in the building ! When the time comes for a massage, It's time for Will Raich, The best massage therapist in town ! ! His knowledge and touch can't be beat. Avatar is the best kept secert in town but the word is out. Get to know Avatar !! The best form of advertising is a personnel recommendation and I highly endorse AVATAR

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Eric Hall is "THE" trainer in town. I have been seeing Eric for over 2 years now, and it shows. The one - on- one training and Eric's knowledge is the key to success. Eric will get you in the best condition of your life. The studio is top notch ! The location in the Designers Guild Building with ample street parking makes this an easy place to come, parking right at the front door. There's even a great cafe in the building ! When the time comes for a massage, It's time for Will Raich, The best massage therapist in town ! ! His knowledge and touch can't be beat. Avatar is the best kept secert in town but the word is out. Get to know Avatar !! The best form of advertising is a personnel recommendation and I highly endorse AVATAR

Pros: knowledgeable, location, massage

Cons: did ' nt start sooner

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I have done personal training sessions with Eric and had massage with a guy there whose name I forget. Both were absolutely great. Nice private workout space in a quiet corner of the warehouse district. The training is very personalized to your particular body and goals, excellent help with natural or long-standing weak spots like my knees and my left shoulder.

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★★★★★

I have done personal training sessions with Eric and had massage with a guy there whose name I forget. Both were absolutely great. Nice private workout space in a quiet corner of the warehouse district. The training is very personalized to your particular body and goals, excellent help with natural or long-standing weak spots like my knees and my left shoulder.

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If you want to train for extreme sports, Avatar is the place you want be. Being an avid adventure racer, Ive been to many personal trainers and I've never found one like Eric Hall. Ive been training with Eric for almost a year now with incredible results! He has helped me take my body to new heights and help me train in a way that leads to less injuries. all with a personal touch that truly make a difference!

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If you want to train for extreme sports, Avatar is the place you want be. Being an avid adventure racer, Ive been to many personal trainers and I've never found one like Eric Hall. Ive been training with Eric for almost a year now with incredible results! He has helped me take my body to new heights and help me train in a way that leads to less injuries. all with a personal touch that truly make a difference!

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After an initial consult with Eric, I was directed to work with Spencer Bradford, who has been incredible. I already like to lift weights but have had problems with flexibility. I wanted to gain flexibility but add strength at the same time. Spencer understands my psychology and has me working with kettle bells and Indian clubs, both of which are new to me. I've already made good progress and it's only been three weeks! I hadn't realized before the there was a strength-oriented approach to flexibility and joint health. Can't say enough good things about Avatar. All the trainers and staff are friendly and it's a comfortable environment.

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After an initial consult with Eric, I was directed to work with Spencer Bradford, who has been incredible. I already like to lift weights but have had problems with flexibility. I wanted to gain flexibility but add strength at the same time. Spencer understands my psychology and has me working with kettle bells and Indian clubs, both of which are new to me. I've already made good progress and it's only been three weeks! I hadn't realized before the there was a strength-oriented approach to flexibility and joint health. Can't say enough good things about Avatar. All the trainers and staff are friendly and it's a comfortable environment.

Pros: Very knowledgeable trainers. Great environment. Friendly people

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If you thought that finding your dream training studio with great professionals and a cool atmosphere was impossible it is just because you havent seen Avatar.
From the lighting to the decor, the best equipment and music, great location and welcoming ambiance plus the quality and experience of each trainer make this spot my favorite in town.
I come from Buenos Aires, Argentina and it took me 4 years to find a training studio that really fits my expectations and actually exceed them.
Nothing in the Twin Cities is like it! I dont fell like working out is something boring and tedious. I feel motivated to go to Avatar. Everything about it is just perfect. It feels it been created just for me! And it is oriented to all of you that think outside the box!

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If you thought that finding your dream training studio with great professionals and a cool atmosphere was impossible it is just because you havent seen Avatar.
From the lighting to the decor, the best equipment and music, great location and welcoming ambiance plus the quality and experience of each trainer make this spot my favorite in town.
I come from Buenos Aires, Argentina and it took me 4 years to find a training studio that really fits my expectations and actually exceed them.
Nothing in the Twin Cities is like it! I dont fell like working out is something boring and tedious. I feel motivated to go to Avatar. Everything about it is just perfect. It feels it been created just for me! And it is oriented to all of you that think outside the box!

Pros: Ambiance, Personal Atention, Location

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Having been a client for close to two years I can testify to the skill and ability for all the staff at Avatar. Having obtained my initial weight loss goals 14 months age (lost 56 lbs- yeah!) Eric is constantly guiding me into a better and more active lifestyle. Eric is a valuable guide and an ever present coach, cheering and leading me into activities and movements I thought impossible at my age. My knees feel better and my body feels decades younger. Thanks!

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Having been a client for close to two years I can testify to the skill and ability for all the staff at Avatar. Having obtained my initial weight loss goals 14 months age (lost 56 lbs- yeah!) Eric is constantly guiding me into a better and more active lifestyle. Eric is a valuable guide and an ever present coach, cheering and leading me into activities and movements I thought impossible at my age. My knees feel better and my body feels decades younger. Thanks!

Pros: knowledgeable, beautiful setting, un-crowded

Cons: training is expensive

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Avatar was just what i was looking for: intense, one on one workout with an intelligent trainer that motivates me. Eric Hall stays right with me throughout, correcting my form and pushing me to do a little bit more. Hall has a high level of expertise in all areas of fitness and wellness, so each session is a learning experience, too.

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Avatar was just what i was looking for: intense, one on one workout with an intelligent trainer that motivates me. Eric Hall stays right with me throughout, correcting my form and pushing me to do a little bit more. Hall has a high level of expertise in all areas of fitness and wellness, so each session is a learning experience, too.

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Eric Hall is the owner/trainer at Avatar Private Training Studio. The first time I met him I was somewhat resistant as I was in my 50's, out of shape, had had knee surgery and other problems. Eric immediately put me at ease and explained how we could work out while addressing various problem areas. He is extremely knowledgeable and creative in his programs. And you get his complete attention for an hour while you work out. I highly recommend him!

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Eric Hall is the owner/trainer at Avatar Private Training Studio. The first time I met him I was somewhat resistant as I was in my 50's, out of shape, had had knee surgery and other problems. Eric immediately put me at ease and explained how we could work out while addressing various problem areas. He is extremely knowledgeable and creative in his programs. And you get his complete attention for an hour while you work out. I highly recommend him!

Pros: good parking, no lines at machines, individualized

Cons: expect to sweat

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Personal attention with weight training and cardio customized specifically for my needs and ideal body shape. It is fun, effective, and worth every minute spent with my trainer.

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Personal attention with weight training and cardio customized specifically for my needs and ideal body shape. It is fun, effective, and worth every minute spent with my trainer.

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If you want the most successful personal training results with a coach who is probably the ONLY TRAINER grounded in the field of MEDICINE (yes, MEDICINE!) in the Twin Cities, see Eric Hall of Avatar Training. I have seen incredible results. What's even better--you are Eric's SOLE client during your one-hour session in his 2-story, private loft-style studio in a gorgeous hi-tech environment where you even select your music pumped through the entire workout area! No other clients are there when you are being trained. It's all at the same price (or less) than you would pay for a trainer in a public setting. I was so sold that I even offered to pay for my first comlimentary session. He refused! And what a nice person Eric is on top of all this? What a joy it is to work out with him. And what results!!! Outstanding!!!

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If you want the most successful personal training results with a coach who is probably the ONLY TRAINER grounded in the field of MEDICINE (yes, MEDICINE!) in the Twin Cities, see Eric Hall of Avatar Training. I have seen incredible results. What's even better--you are Eric's SOLE client during your one-hour session in his 2-story, private loft-style studio in a gorgeous hi-tech environment where you even select your music pumped through the entire workout area! No other clients are there when you are being trained. It's all at the same price (or less) than you would pay for a trainer in a public setting. I was so sold that I even offered to pay for my first comlimentary session. He refused! And what a nice person Eric is on top of all this? What a joy it is to work out with him. And what results!!! Outstanding!!!

Pros: Grounded in MEDICINE, Cool, private studio, Incredible results

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Incredible knowledge and skill, great staff, wonderful atmoshpere. I started going to Avatar nearly 2 years ago and despite not having a disposable income, I have no plans to quit. I also had numerous injuries to contend with, and Eric Hall's skill, knowledge and personal desire to see me improve has made it all worthwhile. Can't imagine going to anyone else.

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Incredible knowledge and skill, great staff, wonderful atmoshpere. I started going to Avatar nearly 2 years ago and despite not having a disposable income, I have no plans to quit. I also had numerous injuries to contend with, and Eric Hall's skill, knowledge and personal desire to see me improve has made it all worthwhile. Can't imagine going to anyone else.

Pros: Private, not crowded

Cons: a bit pricey

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Avatar personal training studio offers top-notch service and knowledge. Having worked with many personal trainers in the past, I have never encountered a personal trainer with the knowledge that Eric Hall has. He understands the human body, how it moves, and that every person is unique in their needs. After working with Eric for a short time, I saw my body reach a level of fitness that I had almost come to accept was no longer possible.

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Avatar personal training studio offers top-notch service and knowledge. Having worked with many personal trainers in the past, I have never encountered a personal trainer with the knowledge that Eric Hall has. He understands the human body, how it moves, and that every person is unique in their needs. After working with Eric for a short time, I saw my body reach a level of fitness that I had almost come to accept was no longer possible.

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I have used many personal trainers at several clubs throughout the years and have never seen results like this with less effort. Eric, the owner, really knows what he is doing and I would recommend him to anyone at any fitness level. The massage therapist, Will, is also excellent. I use him for deep tissue and get better results than ever before.....granted it is a painful but rewarding experience. I am sure he can do the fluff too....I will never use anyone else for either service! The results of each service outweigh any costs.

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I have used many personal trainers at several clubs throughout the years and have never seen results like this with less effort. Eric, the owner, really knows what he is doing and I would recommend him to anyone at any fitness level. The massage therapist, Will, is also excellent. I use him for deep tissue and get better results than ever before.....granted it is a painful but rewarding experience. I am sure he can do the fluff too....I will never use anyone else for either service! The results of each service outweigh any costs.

Pros: staightforward, easy parking, exceptional service

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This Personal Training System works! Best session that I have ever had!

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This Personal Training System works! Best session that I have ever had!

Pros: on YOUR schedule

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Personal Training, Nutritional Counseling, Kettlebells, Clubbells, Yoga, Pilates, GYROTONIC, GYROKINESIS

 

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