"CRAIG AND HIS TEAM ARE ATTENTIVE, POSITIVE, AND ALWAYS OPEN TO FEEDBACK . . . I TRULY CANNOT RECOMMEND CRAIG AND HIS TEAM ENOUGH."
I had the pleasure of training with Craig and his team at HIT January – March of 2019 while I was living remotely in Pittsburgh. I recommend HIT to anyone who seeks a serious dose of fitness accountability in a welcoming environment.
My commitment to strength training in the past few years has been spotty at best. I sustained shoulder injury in spring of 2017, which I slowly began to rehab using mobility training as opposed sub-par general PT (do yourself a favor and research ‘Functional Range Conditioning’ – your life will change). Eventually my body felt tip top enough to begin to strength train again. A new FRC believer, it was imperative to find a trainer who grounds their teaching in pain-free mobility work. I was lucky to find HIT Fitness.
A first meeting with Craig was immediately promising – we worked through a movement screening (SO important for a trainer to know your mobility limits before throwing heavy weights on you) and intently focused on my goals, which consisted of building proper training education and packing muscle on to my slim frame. I quickly cancelled other trainer appointments. It was clear HIT was the right fit.
My start at HIT was not without apprehension – I was nervous to hop back in the gym, and I feared small group sessions opposed to individual coaching would yield lesser results. Both fears quickly dissipated. Craig and his team are attentive, positive, and always open to feedback. HIT is committed to cultivating a supportive and kind community. You will look forward to working out, and the members will feel like family.
Programming and nutrition plans are catered per member to their specific fitness goals. I am pleased to report at the end of my remote stint with HIT, I packed on 20 pounds! If you are prepared to fully commit and give your all, HIT will help you fly.
I truly cannot recommend Craig and his team enough. My only regret is that I was not able to train with them for longer. HIT will provide you a one of a kind experience with a keen focus on smart, pain-free training. Why invest precious time and money in something ordinary? HIT is anything but ordinary – truly one of the best in the ‘burgh.
“HIRING CRAIG HOUSEHOLDER OF H.I.T. PITTSBURGH IS THE BEST THING I’VE DONE FOR MY HEALTH IN MY ADULT LIFE”
Craig definitely creates your plan specifically for you. He changes things up a lot so it doesn’t get boring. And what he brings is research-based. Craig is curious and always learning. Craig will push you and challenge you. His plan takes discipline but it works and I feel great.
My results are really amazing to me. I’m a 53 yr old woman. Since I started working with Craig 5 months ago I’ve lost over 75 lbs and 20 inches. I’m gaining flexibility and mobility. My young athlete self is re-emerging.
He listens. He adapts the plan. Craig really cares about my success. If you care about your success, start working with Craig and H.I.T. Pittsburgh.
"I HAVE BEEN OVERWEIGHT FOR THE MAJORITY OF MY ADULT LIFE AND CAME INTO H.I.T. AT 223 LBS. I AM NOW 180LBS AND I AM STILL WORKING TO ACHIEVE MY GOALS!"
I started at Heroes In Training in December 2016. I had broken my foot earlier in the year and I needed to get myself in better shape. I have been overweight for the majority of my adult life and came into H.I.T. at 223 lbs (I am 6′ tall). For ~3 years prior to joining H.I.T., I had been heavily involved in martial arts, doing both karate (Tang Soo Do) and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. This kept me “in shape,” but I needed to increase flexibility, gain strength, increase endurance and lose more weight. I had tried joining gyms in the past, but was usually just listless and felt out of my element. I’d usually just end up using one of the aerobic machines since I really didn’t know what I was doing.
My first observation when coming to H.I.T. was the understanding and knowledge from the coaches and also the tremendous support from the other ‘heroes’. The programs are designed to start at a basic level and progress as you work each phase of it. Over the next few months, I started to notice a big difference in my strength, endurance and flexibility on the martial arts side as a result of the programs that the coaches at H.I.T. were designing for me.
The coaches also talked to me a lot about diet, positive mindset and healthy lifestyle changes while working through my programs with me. I ended up reading several books related to these areas that were recommended to me by the coaches. They have a fundamental understanding that ‘healthy living’ is more than just trying the latest crash/fad diets to try to achieve quick results. It takes a lifestyle change and commitment to that change to truly achieve your desired results, and more importantly, to sustain those results.
I’d also be remiss if I didn’t mention the adaptability of the coaches to work around any issues that come up or needs that I would have along the way. They take the time to understand the problems that you are having and come up with a course of action to resolve them. The mentality of ‘just work through the pain’ or ‘stop being a baby’ does not exist at Heroes In Training. ‘If it hurts, stop’ is a phrase that I’ve heard over and over again at H.I.T.!
I am now 180lbs and I am still working to achieve my goals! More importantly though, I’ve made changes to my lifestyle and mindset to ensure that I can sustain my progress for the long haul! Thanks to all of the coaches and other heros at H.I.T. for your tremendous support!