WE COULD TELL YOU SUCCESS STORIES ALL DAY LONG…
BUT OUR RESULTS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES.

“Ethan projected that with diet and an organized fitness plan, I could lose 100 pounds in a year. At the time, that seemed like a distant and unattainable goal, but any fitness was better than nothing. Exactly one year to the day that I walked into the gym and met with Ethan, I was down 100.2 pounds, and I’m still going strong!”

In August of 2015, I decided to step up my efforts in the gym by talking with Ethan about my training options. Ethan projected that with diet and an organized fitness plan, I could lose 100 pounds in a year. At the time, that seemed like a distant and unattainable goal, but any fitness was better than nothing.
Exactly one year to the day that I walked into the gym and met with Ethan, I was down 100.2 pounds, and I’m still going strong! As it turns out, participating in the program and paying attention to the nutrition advice of Ethan yielded EXACTLY the results that were predicted for me. It has been a busy year, and I am so grateful for the support and friendship!
This has been a HUGE component of my ability to lose pounds and gain significant muscle tone. The workouts are intentionally designed, and change from day to day, so that we can keep motivated and making progress. Having a trainer has helped me to ensure that my form is correct, my exercises are targeted, and that I hold myself accountable in a way that I never could on my own. Ethan has been SO IMPORTANT to me in terms of my physical goals, helpful and encouraging nutritional advice and motivation as well.
I am maintaining regular weight loss, and my motivation is stronger than ever. I am down four pant sizes, I wake up without back pain, and exercises that I would have considered impossible five months ago are “just” my warm-ups now. I am so very grateful that Ethan recommended the program to me and has pushed me to where I am!

“I’ve been training with Ethan for over a year. I began to increase strength and conditioning and Ethan added goals of functionality, mobility and balance. In addition, he aimed to increase my bone density after I had been diagnosed with osteoporosis which required medication. My last scan showed such an increase in bone density to the point that I was taken off of my medication.”

I’ve been training with Ethan for over a year. I began training to increase strength and conditioning and Ethan added goals of functionality, mobility and balance. In addition, he aimed to increase my bone density after I had been diagnosed with osteoporosis which required medication.
My last scan showed such an increase in bone density to the point that I was taken off of my medication. Ethan’s guidance and skill at training have been indispensable in my health journey and I am lucky to have had the opportunity to meet and train with him. I have developed a repertoire of exercises training with Ethan and changed my weight training philosophy from isolating body parts to whole body workouts. I’ve also developed an appreciation for preparing my body for exercise with proper warm ups. I’ve learned the importance of taking rest days -understanding now that rest is important to develop strength. I wholly recommend weight training instruction to develop proper form and to learn the components of what makes up a good weight training regimen.

“I have worked over the last year with physical therapists and physicians, and they have unfailingly endorsed the work and exercise that Ethan has me doing. Ethan is very well-rounded in beginner and advanced training techniques and I highly recommend working with him.”

Ethan is a knowledgeable and intuitive trainer who places a high premium on health, functional mobility and strength.
I have worked over the last year with physical therapists and physicians, and they have unfailingly endorsed the work and exercise that Ethan has me doing.
It’s great when all the members of your team are on the same side, providing a consistent and mutually reinforcing messages.
Ethan is very well-rounded in beginner and advanced training techniques and I highly recommend working with him.

“I feel in better shape than I have in the last 20 years. I have more energy than I can remember, I am much stronger and my flexibility has greatly improved. I can fit into clothes I gave up on several years ago. In fact I have dropped 3 pants sizes! I could not have achieved any of this without Ethan.”

I was in my late 30s and had gained quite a bit of weight in the last couple of years. I had been dragging myself to the gym off and on even though I hated it; I was very out of shape and was still gaining weight.
In January 2016 Ethan approached me and asked if I wanted to learn how to use the TRX suspension trainer. I was mortified to say the least. However, I am really glad he did that.
Fast forward to January of 2017 and I have been training with Ethan for a year now. He is super awesome! He is very easy-going, supportive and friendly, and was able to make the gym a place I look forward to going to instead of dreading it. Ethan is great because he is able to make each workout challenging but also fun at the same time. He motivates me to keep pushing forward even when I feel like giving up. He places high value on making sure my form is correct which in turn has made me not slouch at work, stand taller and have confidence in myself. Ethan cares about his clients and it shows.
I feel in better shape than I have in the last 20 years. I have more energy than I can remember, I am much stronger and my flexibility has greatly improved. I can fit into clothes I gave up on several years ago. In fact I have dropped 3 pants sizes! I could not have achieved any of this without Ethan. Thank you so much Ethan! I look forward to you challenging me this upcoming year!

“Ethan will explain that there is no easy route and at times training will be tough. He will explain the importance of posture and movement patterns. He will be honest with you because he cares.”

I first came to Ethan in 2015. I was a dancer and was looking into becoming a personal trainer. I decided it would be a good idea to work with one first.
I was super lucky to have Ethan as my first experience. For the next few years he taught me everything I know about strength training and mobility. He shared articles and podcasts with me and gave me advice and motivational talks when I needed it. He pointed me in the right direction as far as goals and things that peaked my interest. Since becoming a trainer, I’ve experienced the ups and downs of the trade and he continues to be a great mentor through that process.
He’s got great stories, has travelled the world with his punk/metal band for fun, yet fitness and health is a lifestyle for him. He will explain that there is no easy route and at times training will be tough. He will explain the importance of posture and movement patterns. He will be honest with you because he cares.
I remember there being moments of vulnerability and discomfort and he talked me right through them, easing my frustration when something wasn’t going right or I was just having a bad day.
He is a great person to know and you’re lucky if you get to work with him.

“I’ve competed in body buiding shows and have been lifting for quite some time before meeting Ethan. Initailly I had no interest in working with a trainer. But after seeing the knowledge Ethan had and how he impacted his clients, I decided to see what he could do for me.”

He corrected some of my muscular imbalances, improved my mobility, and introduced me to new concepts, which I now use regularly in my workouts.
Even as an experienced lifter, he will improve your ability and teach you new tricks.

-Justin

“Ethan is an excellent trainer! I could not be happier with the training that I’ve gotten from him. I have trained with him for several months and I have seen unexpected gains in movement control and great improvements in strength.”

Ethan’s approach to mobility and his focus on form have helped me address problem areas in the shoulders and hips that I have endured for quite some time.

 

Ethan’s thorough knowledge of conditioning and understanding of body mechanics are demonstrated in every session. For every time I said “my shoulder is pinching here’ or “my ankle locks up here”. Ethan’s reply is always “I’ve got something for that.” And we work a new release, stretch or strengthening technique.

I am very grateful for the focused and specific attention Ethan has put into my training and how he has tailored my training to my needs and other aspects of my life (…work, martial arts, kids…). It is clear that he has heard what I’ve had to say and is paying close attention to what I am doing during the session.

Lastly, I greatly appreciate his genuine interest in seeing me succeed: He is persistent and savvy and has a way of pushing me to achieve more that produces results.
-Tommy

“I’ve been training with Ethan for over a year now. I began wanting to get stronger and feel comfortable lifting without injuring myself. I have learned so much from him. From corrective exercise, to big movements lifts heavier thing then my own body weight, that I honestly never thought I would have the ability to do.”

I look forward to the challenges he puts in front of me each week and know that I’m safe and will always know why and how we are doing something and the end results to expect.

I spent 6 years in the military and was no where near as strong as I am now training with Ethan. It’s honestly the best investment I’ve ever made in my health.

-Mindy

A little over a year ago I reached out to Ethan after seeing numerous posts on Facebook about his fitness training, I was very
hesitant at first but I knew I needed to make drastic changes in my life if I was going to survive. My entire life I struggled with
severe alcohol addiction and all I ever wanted was to get sober but I kept failing over and over and over until one day a tragic
miracle happened and I knew I would never drink again. I always thought my problems would be solved if I just eliminated
drinking, so after 1.5 years of sobriety I could not understand how I could be the most unhealthy, overweight and depressed that
I had ever been in my life. I could barely get out of bed, when I managed a full day of work I was in great physical pain, most of
my waking hours were spent crying and consuming obscene amounts of sugar because it was one of the only things that made
me feel better.

I was desperate to try anything to bring back my desire to live because I knew I could not continue this way for much longer.
When I saw Ethan’s posts, I had this somewhat superficial thought that if I only looked better then all my other problems would
seem less significant, so I decided to give it a try. The first few months were really difficult, I had no balance, very little strength
and poor movement but I was determined not to give up and then the changes started happening..
My belt no longer kept my pants up, I was sleeping better, I could work a full day and not be in pain, I could stand on one foot
without falling over, but what I have gained from my last year with Ethan goes far beyond losing weight and gaining muscle, he
has encouraged me to look at all aspects of my life and change it for the better.. how I eat, how I sleep, how to maintain stress
levels and combat negative thinking, how to identify certain aspects of my life that are holding me back and move past them,
how to face my fears head on and overcome them, how to create goals and work toward them.
My year with Ethan has far exceeded any expectations I was hoping to get out of this journey, yes I am leaner and stronger, but
for me the biggest gift is that I can look in the mirror with dry eyes and say I honestly love myself and where I am at in my life
and the direction I am going. I recently asked myself, how can I ever repay him for everything he has done for me, and the
answer came so quick. The only way I can repay him is by never giving up, to keep learning, growing, changing, and continue to
be the goal crushing bad ass that I am!

-Raposa

Iron Will Personal Training, Portland OR. Success Story

I came to Ethan not only because I wanted to shed some fat in a sustainable way, but most importantly because I was dealing
almost chronic sleep issues, no energy and low libido. Already had blood tests done by my doctor and they were all looking
normal, so I suspected that my diet likely had a lot to do with it.

One of the first things we did was to up my calories by 500~ more than I had been consuming for the last few weeks, and guess
what – I still lost weight. All of the things above improved and we slowly dropped my calorie intake while having weekly calls to
adjust anything if needed. Ethan is a very knowledgeable dude in the field of nutrition and doesn’t just give you a copy paste
program or diet to follow, he will tailor them to your needs and adjust accordingly along the way.
By the end of our contract, I ended up dropping roughly 5.5kg/12lbs in a 4 month period, while making PR’s in the gym and
generally feeling a lot better because my issues with low energy and sleep etc. had improved greatly.
Ethan wants to see you succeed and I can only recommend him.

-Frederyk

Iron Will Personal Training, Portland OR - Success Story

“Hi, I’m Kate. I’ve been weight training with Ethan for 10 months, and learning Muay Thai with him for the last 4 months. After
years of dancing for a living, persistent bouts of respiratory illness, my body was spent and broken throughout 2017. My back
pain, muscle weakness, and puny immune system were beginning to rule my life. I had to do something about it, so I contacted
my old co-worker Ethan…

At first, it was… challenging. I was uncoordinated and unsure of myself, a fish out of water… Ethan was patient, kind,
reassuring, and he is skilled at communicating how to properly execute each exercise. If one approach doesn’t sink in, he finds
another way to describe whatever I’m not picking up on. He’s keen to sense a persons mood and emotions, and can anticipate
when you need a little push or if its time to slow down. Sometimes when I don’t think I can do a lift, but he thinks I can, it helps
me push myself harder. Once I got up to speed on all my basic movements, we began to work on my nutrition. That is an area
where his expertise has been SO helpful. Navigating all the diet gurus and BS out there is impossible. Ethan cut through all that
and broke it down for me.
Fast forward several months, and I’ve never felt better. I haven’t had a cold or ANY respiratory illness all year. My back pain is
down by 75%. As far as dancing, I thought my career was over at the beginning of 2018. Now I’m entering the most successful
chapter of my dancing career, and I have no intention of giving up for the foreseeable future. I never expected that.
Mentally, there have been huge improvements, as well. The depression I’ve been long-resolved to has abated considerably. My
self-image is changing. I’ve always seen myself as weak, physically. I’ve discovered that I can handle far more than I ever
thought possible. My self-esteem has grown as well. My body now looks like the body of a much younger woman.
Honestly, this last 10 months has changed many aspects of my life. Working OUT has forced me to work THROUGH several
deep emotional scars and toxic opinions of myself. That’s something I wasn’t expecting. All around, I feel like I’m a much better,
stronger version of myself than I was last year.
So I highly recommend training with Ethan. He’ll meet you where youre at, and take the time and effort to help you grow.”

-Kate

Iron Will Personal Training, Portland OR - Success Story

After working with Ethan for about 6 months in a Nutritional Coaching program, I have lost 20 lbs. while also building muscle.  More importantly through, the education he has provided me I will take with me through the rest of my life.  I have gained a better understanding of the adaptive nature of the body, the importance of gradual changes to diet when targeting fat loss or muscle gain, and an appreciation for how good I can feel when my nutrition is dialed.  Thanks Ethan!

– Brian

“Wonderful trainer! Very patient and actually listens to me, my needs and was able to work around my physical setbacks of chronic bursitis and arthritis.”

I am now stronger, have gained muscle, lost fat and learned the importance of strength training and mobility.

I can’t thank Ethan enough for being such a positive influence in my life.
-Angela

“I’ve been in the fitness industry for 12 years, the last 8 years I have spent as a fitness manager of trainers. I’ve had the pleasure of working with some great trainers and some not so great trainers.”

His knowledge is amazing and he is always working on becoming a better coach/trainer.Weather you need help with nutrition, losing fat, gaining muscle, correcting mobility issues or you want to become more athletic, Ethan is the guy to help you do that.I’ve witnessed Ethan help numerous clients reach their goals.

Remember, no goal is too big when you have the right people to help get you there!

-Justina

“Ethan has a keen understanding of movement patterns and the techniques that an individual needs to know on order to be training the right way for their body, not just applying blanket teachings to all of his clients.”

-Roy

Ethan is an excellent trainer! I could not be happier with the training that I’ve gotten from him. I have trained with him for several months and I have seen unexpected gains in movement control and great improvements in strength

Ethan’s approach to mobility and his focus on form have helped me address problem areas in the shoulders and hips that I have endured for quite some time.

Ethan’s thorough knowledge of conditioning and understanding of body mechanics are demonstrated in every session. For every time I said “my shoulder is pinching here’ or “my ankle locks up here”. Ethan’s reply is always “I’ve got something for that.” And we work a new release, stretch or strengthening technique.
I am very grateful for the focused and specific attention Ethan has put into my training and how he has tailored my training to my needs and other aspects of my life (…work, martial arts, kids…). It is clear that he has heard what I’ve had to say and is paying close attention to what I am doing during the session.
Lastly, I greatly appreciate his genuine interest in seeing me succeed: He is persistent and savvy and has a way of pushing me to achieve more that produces results.”

Tommy

“I started my training with Ethan after giving birth to my son over 2 years ago.Very quickly I started to feel healthier and stronger, and could see results in just a few shorts weeks. After all these years, he still makes each session we do together challenging but fun, from high intensity interval training to strength training to kick boxing and more.”

I love him because he is a great trainer who wants to help and put in his best while challenging me to do my best.I value my training sessions with him and his health and nutrition advice very much.

I’m thankful for having him there to guide me to see my potential and I know you won’t be disappointed either.

-Amy

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