Wasted… in a good way!
Because of Jason, shirtless guys with washboard abs want to have their picture taken with us Hahaha…kidding aside, we have been training with Jason for over a year now. During that time, we’ve achieved our best time at the Sawtooth Relay, destroyed at the Dirty Dash, and received countless cat calls during our Vegas trip…”Woah, Woah, WOAHHH!” There is never a dull moment training at MPT and the results are just icing on the cake…metaphorically speaking of course Thank you so much Jason!
Erin Bax, Taresa Dunten, Sarah Kuntz,
Sarah Coburn (a.k.a. “Team Wasted”)
I have always wanted to get into better shape, and after having 2 kids I thought it was time to make it happen. I tried working out on my own with DVDs but with little success. I needed motivation, push and guidance to achieve my goals. I thought I would “give it a try” with Jason Wanlass at Monster Personal Training. When I say “give it a try” I thought it would be similar to the DVDs. But it was far from it! In my first visit Jason already had me pushing the limits of even what I thought I could do. A goal of mine for years was to run a half marathon and within the first week of training, Jason had me signed up for my first. Yes, I was scared but what motivation! Since March 2010 I have lost 10% body fat and am finishing up my last month of training for not just 1 but 4 half marathons! Needless to say Jason is exactly what I needed to meet my goals. Thanks Jason for helping realize I could do it!
looked so good!
I have been training with Jason Wanlass for two years and it has changed my life. My goals were to lose weight, get stronger, and be more stable on my feet. I have made great strides in all of these areas! I have lost over 13 percent body fat, have better balance, and best of all… I have strengthened my core and back muscles. Considering that I have battled with chronic back pain for 30 years, the improvement has been remarkable! And as an added bonus, I receive many compliments on how good I look from both family and friends.
Jason is knowledgeable and knows how to develop the right exercise program for each client based on their individual goals and within their physical capacity.
–Charlie Sety (a.k.a. “Danger”)
Having worked with many personal trainers, I can say from experience that personal trainers don’t get any better than Jason Wanlass. Jason has all the knowledge that top notch trainers strive for, but you can’t teach the kinds of skills that Jason was born with and that’s what makes him the best of the best. In addition to helping me get more out of myself and reaching my goals Jason was THE best at protecting me from injuries—you know, protecting me from myself. Hey, I’m an injury prone guy—so that’s important. I’m grateful for all the great workouts. They are demanding, fun, full of energy and take me places I could never get to on my own.
Gina Bacon: All about the fun
Nickname: Piggly Wiggly
Height: 4’10″, 136 lbs
Clothing size: 10–12
32% body fat
Athletic events: None
Nickname: The Baconator
Height: still 4’10″ (at least I’m not shrinking). 110 lbs
Clothing size: 2
14% body fat
Athletic events 2004–2008: 12 competitive trail running events, including several cross-country mountain scrambles, two marathons, three triathlons, six half-marathons, Robie Creek competitor 2007 and 2008, Hood-to-Coast relay competitor 2006 and 2008.
2009 Goals: Complete three ultra-distance trail events in 2009, Timberline Marathon, Robie Creek Half-Marathon, compete in an Olympic-distance duathlon, learn to snowboard & give cyclo-cross racing a spin!
Do what you love and the fitness will follow!
When I established a new health priority and embarked on an effort to attain lifelong fitness a few years ago, the last thing on my mind was fun. At the time, I was overweight, sluggish, and desperate for change. I didn’t care if it was fun or not. I just wanted my life to be different.
My biggest goal was to regain energy lost to an autoimmune disease by committing to daily exercise. My second goal was to lose weight and be able to fit into a pair of pants that didn’t come from the “short & wide” rack. My third goal was to run around the block (yes, one block) without stopping.
I achieved my initial goals relatively quickly and have managed to keep the weight off, in addition to keeping my autoimmune illness in remission. But what I realized after a few years was that while early priorities were important in getting started, the “fun factor” was a huge motivator for the long term. What would keep me fit for a lifetime after I had reached my first few milestones? Once I got into the skinny jeans and made it around the block without stopping, then what?
The answer: fun!
Jason’s fun, enthusiastic, and no-nonsense approach to fitness helped me immensely to not only stay fit but also to easily make the transition from road running to trail events, and from “running to finish” to “racing to win.” Jason embraces a philosophy that in life and sport, it is important not only to work hard, but have fun pushing yourself to the limit. It’s a philosophy that works.
I am always amazed at Jason’ ability to key into his clients’ personal motivating factors. He has helped me to continually raise my own expectations and work harder both at the gym and during my own training activities, while at the same time helping me to avoid injuries that can result from overtraining.
It’s good to be alive — fully alive, fit, and having fun!