Client Testimonials

“In August of 2015 I was 292 lbs. and 48% body fat. I was spending five to six days a week at the gym which included two Reformer Pilates classes and three to four workouts on my own. It seemed that I was exercising a great deal but was only maintaining my weight. My experience with Jon Sicora started with an extensive evaluation of my strength and flexibility. I was extremely impressed with his understanding of the complexities of the body. He was able to put together a comprehensive training program that would not only increase my strength, but also maximize fat burn and increase my metabolic rate. Jon's workouts are consistently challenging. His focus on correct form and increasing but appropriate resistance has completely changed my physique. I knew that I was in good hands when I came into SPEAR one day and saw professional athletes being trained by my trainer! After 14 months I have lost 78 lbs. and 28.3% of body fat. Currently I weigh 214 lbs and am 19.7% body fat. Not bad for a 6'7" 51 year-old man. My goal is to be 10% body fat. This is an aggressive target but I feel confident with my new life-style and Jon's training I will get there. I am truly in awe of how Jon Sicora and SPEAR training improved my health and my life.”
Kevin Hinshelwood
"I was 60 pounds over weight when Jon Sicora started training me. Jon gave me the specialized training program I needed along with a realistic diet plan. I lost all of that weight plus an extra ten pounds within 4 months following his plan. It's almost a year later and I still train with Jon every week getting stronger and healthier. S.P.E.A.R. Is a full service training operation that I am always thrilled to go to. The trainers never have more than a few people in at a time so you never have to worry about fighting for weight lifting equipment like you would at other gyms. I never could have achieved the results I did without the customized plan and encouragement I received from Jon and the other trainers at S.P.E.A.R."
Corey Jones
"If your looking for a world class trainer for any age Jon and the team at Spear Training Center is the place to go. He has been my trainer for 5 years and he is the best! He is the most knowledgeable trainer I have ever worked with. He knows what each individual needs to be stronger, leaner, more flexible, and be in their best shape. Jon has an impressive background and has many certifications in sports training. He trains everyone from professional athletes, to kids of all ages as well as many average Joe's. Many other trainers have mentioned to me that Jon is the most well respected trainer among his peers. You cannot get a better recommendation than that! Jon is top notch and has a beautiful facility! Give Spear a try you won't be disappointed."
Carol Digman
"I've always been skeptical of hiring a personal trainer. After all, I've been an athlete my entire life and always thought I personally knew enough to get the job done myself. It wasn't until I met Jon that I finally realized the athletic potential and body composition that I've always been missing. Jon is more educated, more passionate, and more supportive than any professional trainer I've ever come across. He is results driven, and the transformation I experienced came within a matter of months with sustained results for the past 2 years. There is no person i'd more highly recommend to get you in the best shape of your life than Jon Sicora."
Dennis Zlotnik
"To me, the best thing about Jon is his passion for his profession and the amount of time and money he spends always improving himself and his equipment. Jon is constantly attending classes, getting new certifications, and investing in the best new equipment. What you get when you pay for Jon’s time is not just someone to motivate you through a workout but the latest techniques and research that you just aren’t going to get by reading Men’s Health and heading to the gym to try some random workout on your own. Everything Jon does has a purpose and leads to the next set of workouts. Jon really opened my eyes about the importance of not just getting the workout in but also paying attention to good nutrition, supplementation, and proper stretching. There is no question that at 46 years old I am in better shape than I was at 16, 26, or 36 and I have never regretted the investment of time or money into his program. If I have any complaint at all it is that when I have given everything I have during a particular session and I feel like I am about to puke I think he secretly gets a kick out of it… Thanks Jon!”
Steve Schuldt
"I started personal training after my most recent orthopedic injury and worked with a number of personal trainers before training with Jeff mcCoy. Jeff focused on strengthening leftover muscle deficits from the most recent injury as well as older injuries. Working with Jeff is not only about strength, but diet, stress and sleep patterns that contribute to my overall health. With his gentle encouragement, my eating habits are much healthier from when I started and I am working on stress management."
Christine
"Whether you are new to fitness or are a gym lifer, Jon has the experience, education and manner to make your fitness process a success. The workouts Jon brings to the gym are tailored to your ability, consistent with your goals and challenging. With Jon, you needn't worry whether you are maximizing the use of your valuable time or getting value for your money; it will be immediately evident at your first workout and your hundredth. Jon's skills are matched with a clean, fully stocked facility that will open the door to new and innovative workouts. I encourage people all of the time, go see Jon at SPEAR, you wont be disappointed."
Daniel F. Walsh
"My wife and I both train with Jeff several times a week, and we love it. Spear has a great atmosphere, and you’ll feel right at home whether you’re an elite athlete or, like the two of us, looking to tone up and gain some muscle mass so we can keep up with our kids. Jeff is always finding new ways to challenge us so we don’t plateau, and he’s just a great guy to work out with. I was always pretty sedentary, and now I actually find myself looking forward to working out, which is a real testament to the quality of the training. If you’re looking to take your fitness to the next level, Spear is definitely the place to do it."
Simon
"I have personally watched Jon and his partners at SPEAR and have come away extremely impressed with their style, exercises and program. I also have talked to all of my players that have worked out at SPEAR and they have all raved about their progress and development . Most importantly, I have seen a change in the way they perform."
Patrick Ambrose
Adlai. E. Stevenson High School
Social Studies Teacher
Head Boy's Varsity Basketball Coach