the POWER CHI FIT community

Testimonials

Jason Jobe

Denise Lepore

Neil Goldberg

I’ve been going to Power Chi Fit for about six months and I’d say that Phil’s approach has changed my life.

 

As a middle-aged male, I was in decent, but declining shape. I had noticed I had more trouble keeping my weight under control and I had certainly lost strength, endurance, and flexibility.  In addition, I’ve had experienced intermittent back pain for at least ten years.

 

Phil has paid attention to my fitness goals and helped me to fix and strengthen my back. But, perhaps most of all, Phil is an educator. I’ve learned so much about my body and its connection to emotional and physical resiliency.

 

I highly recommend Power Chi to anyone who wants to take a positive emotional, physical and mental journey.

 

Jason Jobe,  NY

I'm a 62 year old woman who comes from a body building back ground..lots of heavy weights and lots of hours in the gym..I have been in the field of health and fitness for over 40 plus years.

 

The past 6 years I have been working out with Phil, the transformation in my body, balance and flexibility was really surprising. As much as I respected Phil and his degree of knowledge I was still stuck in the old mind set. That changed in one month. I knew I was on a much better path, less pain in my joints and long lean muscles.

 

As we get older balance and coordination are so important. The incorporation of so many modalities especially the five elements he has implemented has made my workouts unbelievable.

 

I leave feeling energetic and at peace. I look forward to every workout which is never the same...you can't get bored. There is nothing better!!!!

 

Denise Lepore, NY

I came to Power Chi Fit in need of some serious physical reconditioning. This being my first experience working with a personal trainer, I was not sure what to expect. I have to say the improvements I’ve experienced in both my physical health and mindfulness have far surpassed my expectations.

The work we do at Power Chi involves all plains of physical motion; isometric holds using my body and its physical structure as the “workout bench” and creating resistance using proper form with bands and custom machinery to consistently engage additional muscle groups that wrap around the body.

 

I’ve  greatly improved my muscle and tendon strength, balance and flexibility as well as integrating fluid motion, all while getting a very intense workout. The improvements I’ve seen in my physical strength over the past few months have been fantastic and have carried over to my passion for Mountain Biking.

 

As part of my training we have also integrated Qigong; the study and practice of experiencing the natural energy that exists all around us. It is a process but as I’ve improved, I now find myself striving toward flowing with and harnessing that energy whether working out or meditating. As Phil says “essentially allowing the energy to do you”.

 

The energy work assists me with my physical and mindfulness training, creating a whole body wellness. As I’ve gained a better understanding of these techniques it has ultimately allowed my body to experience this positive energy in all aspects of my life.

 

Neil Goldberg

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Michel Bensedon

Joseph DeMatteo

Nancy Kabolian

Erica Farber

Maura May

Before seeing Phil Coyle I used to feel tired most of the time.

 

Less than a month after doing energy work with Phil I felt a rush of energy and wellbeing I had not experienced in many years.

 

I have attended his early morning classes for about 3 years and when I leave his class I feel an energy I didn't know I had.

 

Phil is the ideal instructor. He is totally dedicated not only to excelling in his work, which he loves, he is genuinely invested in sharing his vast knowledge with his clients.

 

Michel Bensedon, Hartsdale NY

My physical and spiritual life have been dramatically enhanced since I began working with Power Chi Fit.

 

Doing Qi Gong with Phil and his students is the physio-spiritual recharge that I need every week.  Emptying my mind while at the same time moving my body in a manner that promotes the flow of energy throughout the meridian systems, has changed the way I think about meditation and exercise.

 

Within a relatively short time of attending his training sessions, I noticed that my body began to change.  My legs became more defined.  My core became stronger when moving in all directions, not just front and back.  My shoulders, both of which were severely restricted from arthritis and surgery, began to loosen up, giving me an increased range of motion.

 

Phil always finds a way to work the weakest part of the body, addressing imbalances and promoting overall health.  In sum, I don’t know what I would do without Phil and the team at Power Chi Fit.

 

Joseph R. DeMatteo, New York,  NY

I came to Phil at a time when I was not exercising or even doing any physical activity. I had become sedentary and  I knew that if I didn’t do something that I would lose strength, flexibility and mobility as I got older. I wanted to maintain and increase my strength and learn to move better to protect myself from falling and other age related issues.

 

With Phil’s help, I am much stronger and I move better.  My arms and legs are more defined.  I feel better and I  have more energy.  I know myself and I would never work out if not for  Phil.    He keeps me focused and the workouts interesting.

 

Phil has introduced me to Qigong which is not something I could have even imagined doing.
However, with Phil’s guidance I find that as a result of the life energy work, I am calmer and have
more energy and focus.

 

Phil is knowledgeable, experienced and innovated.  He is funny and personable.  He continues to improve himself in order to help his clients.

 

Nancy Kaboolian,   Ardsley, NY

Before I started training with Phil, I was overweight, out of shape, fatigued, uncoordinated, and lacked flexibility. Phil’s functional training focuses on training movement patterns rather than isolating individual muscles. The results go way beyond weight loss. This form of exercise has improved my natural movement patterns and has enhanced my general mobility. More of my muscles are activated while doing these workouts, and my balance and coordination are now exceptional (friends/family have been legitimately impressed with my “cat-like reflexes”)!

 

The flexibility I have attained from functional/energy training has enabled me to have a better range of motion, which saves a considerable amount of energy. Because of this, my techniques, performance in the gym, and posture have all improved dramatically. My day-to-day activities have become much easier.

 

This has been a wonderful experience  training with Phil. I have changed my lifestyle, learned a considerable amount, and am able to do everyday activities with more ease. This is, by no means, just another workout ‘fad.’ These functional exercises have improved my strength, respiratory, flexibility, and so much more. I would HIGHLY recommend it to absolutely anyone!

 

Erica Farber, NY

When I first met Phil, I had given up on exercise because of chronic sciatic and shoulder pain. Through his system, we were able to rebuild my strength and release the pain and anxiety that accompanied it. It wasn’t an overnight fix, but a careful, methodical  process with clear gains along the way.

 

I get a better workout in a shorter time, and he always has new exercises so there’s no boredom.

 

I feel stronger than I did in my 30s. My balance and coordination are significantly improved. I enjoy the challenge mental and physical challenge of working out using Phil’s methods, and it often feels more like play.

 

Maura May, NY