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Julie S.

It makes me very happy to recommend Mike Walsh as a personal trainer.   In the spring of 2016, I will have been a client of Mike’s for two years. 
In the beginning, I had a training partner and Mike trained us together.   Because of time constraints and other commitments, my training 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 don’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.
Best regards,
Julie S.