I’ve been training at Northwest Forge for a little over a month now and have noticed a considerable change in my overall physical performance. As a volunteer firefighter the most physically demanding thing we do is fight structure fires. Before I started training with Mike, fighting a structure fire took a lot out of me and it was very difficult for me to keep up with a crew or work hard through the entire call. This last weekend I responded to a fire and was absolutely amazed at the amount of energy and endurance I’ve gained in just one month. I was able to hit the ground running and still felt like I had a little fuel left in the tank when we were done and back at the station. I can’t wait to see how things progress in the coming months and year!
It makes me very happy to recommend Mike Walsh as a personal trainer. I have been a client of Mike’s for over two years.In the beginning, I had a training partner and Mike trained us together. Because of time constraints and other commitments, my trainer partner had to quit, but I continued on because I enjoyed it so much.Initially, Mike was working at a training facility, which closed. With advance notice of the closure, knowing training was his passion, he procured his own facility. Northwest Forge was born.Mike has a true passion for fitness and he genuinely wants his clients to succeed. In addition to being fully educated in training plans and practices, he encourages and helps with good nutrition. My workout routines are always planned and varied. As I’ve gotten stronger, my weights have become heavier and cardio more intense. Mike’s training style is pretty relaxed, but I definitely get my money’s worth for the half-hour i’m training with him.Mike is also very contentious about how you’re feeling, if you have any aches or pains when lifting, and insists on proper form. Always. If a lift hurts, he has alternate exercises or can modify what you’re doing, resulting in no pain. I know, because I have a bad knee and he has worked diligently to find exercises I can do that won’t aggravate it.Mike’s skills are top-notch and his personality is fun and relaxed. He’s developed Northwest Forge in to a great gym with all of the equipment you need for an excellent workout. Again, it’s been almost two years of training for me and I don’t plan on quitting anytime soon.