"Vinson's style is warm and personable. He challenges you to achieve your fitness goals with a balanced approach, both pushing you to succeed, yet patient with the process. He listens well to your needs and is both educational and supportive. I highly recommend him!" - Noor S.

Kristi P.

"If you have ever thought about it and were too scared to start, do it now!  Vinson is the perfect person to make you feel more comfortable.  When I started, I didn't even know how to use the "quick start" feature on a tread mill but Vinson took his time with me and made sure I was comfortable with our workout routines.  Now, I feel comfortable (and actually look forward to) walking into the gym and using a variety of machines and weights. Vinson doesn't have to hold my hand anymore but he's always close by in case I need him.

Also, I've always hated working out with skinny people or those who were always in great shape.  I find it hard to take advice from someone who learned fitness from a book.  You know, a football coach isn't great because he reads a lot about football.  A football coach is great because he played for a winning team or maybe even because he played for a losing team.  And, he's great because he lives for football.  Vinson is the winning-est fitness coach there is because he's lived through obesity and he made the change to get into shape.   I'd rather take advice from someone who's winning his war even though he's lost a few battles along the way.  I'd rather take advice from someone that has a clear passion about fitness because he's witnessed how it can change a life.  I'd rather take advice from someone like Vinson. Vinson has gone through the struggle and won.  He's learned it AND earned it, he's been there AND done that, he's believed it AND achieved it, and he's fought the battle AND is still winning it!"

Chris K. 

"At the beginning of 2017, I started down 90 pounds from my weight of 503 and I am currently 363 closing in on a 150-pound weight loss by the end of the year.  My weight loss journey started by completing the fitness assessment with Vinson. In sitting down with Vinson, realizing that we started around the same weight, made his weight loss story and the incredible hurdles he overcame an inspiration and made me believe my target weight goal to be attainable.

 

The biggest challenge I've overcome was the mental aspect. . It is an everyday fight to try and make healthy choices at mealtime - it's really hard to eat a salad when you love steaks and burgers. However, once I got my mind right, the rest just fell into place. When the pounds begin to drop off, I never looked back.

My new lifestyle of health and fitness has given me the ability to play with my daughter and to live a longer life so that I have more time to spend with her. The advice I would give to people interested in working with Vinson is: if it is possible you should go for it. No matter how many trainers I met with or spoke to only Vinson actually had the life experience. To me, there is no schooling or training that can replace life experience. Not only will Vinson help you lose weight but he can provide the proper resources for you to succeed and maintain your weight-loss goals. He has been a huge inspiration for me and is one of the reasons I continue my journey today."

Ykengia A. 

"Vinson and I started working out by default in December of 2012, because my personal trainer took a position at another location. We shared a connection from the start and Vince has been able to push me to accomplish things I never knew my body could do. I don’t feel like money is the reason Vinson has this gift of transformation but he genuinely wants you to be the best version of yourself. I totaled my car in 2014 and took a break from my fitness. Life happened and caused distance but Vinson still answered my questions, even though I was no longer his client. I tried other trainers, at other gyms, but no one compared. So we reconnected in 2016 and we started the transformation over again. Right now, I’m in the best shape of my adult life. I owe the majority of that thanks to Vinson Smith!"