“I have always been reluctant to get a personal trainer because I thought I could do it myself; not to mention it was very costly. After months of frustration not seeing the results I expected, I decided to post on Thumbtack to get pricing for personal training. I received multiple calls and emails from various trainers in the area. Robert, from Fitness Stop, called with detailed information about his weight loss and strength training plan. Because of the information he provided, and I can assure you the other trainers did not give me this information, I was convinced I needed to meet with him for an initial assessment.
After 6 weeks of following his plan, I’ve lost a little over 4% body fat and gained lean muscle mass. Not only do I feel healthier and more energetic, I’ve lost weight and inches! I’ve worked with majority of their trainers, and they are all amazing! Each workout is different to prevent your body from hitting a plateau. Not only that, but it breaks of the monotony of the average mundane workout.
I would 110% recommend Fitness Stop for not only weight loss but overall improvement of health.
“Great experience at Fitness Stop! I worked out with Robert, Terry and Garid – all were fantastic experiences that kept me coming back for more!!”
“I wanted to write you about my AMAZING experience that I have at Fitness Stop in Falls Church, Virginia. I have been training with them since February and I can’t believe what a transformation it has made, both physically and mentally. I continuously receive compliments about my weight loss which consequently has lead to my self esteem soaring. I owe all this to the trainers at Fitness Stop’s great attitude, professionalism, and caring for their clients.
My goals are steadily being met. I feel so much lighter and stronger than I have in a long time. I recommend Fitness Stop to anyone of any age group who is trying to lose weight, regardless the amount, and to those who just need get physically stronger to be at their healthiest. Take my word, it is worth it. You are worth it.
“and I thought I was fit! When I joined FitnessStop I realized what training really means and how you can beat your personal fitness level. Instructors are skilled, supportive and push you beyond your personal comfort zone. Workouts are always different – one day a week it’s boxing! Camaraderie and team work make each session fun and even more challenging!
First weeks were hard: always out of breath – now I am addicted!”
“Robert and Garid were each fantastic at getting me into shape! I was actually coming off a few injuries when I started working out with them and they did a great job of building strength in my supporting muscles so that I could start working out again. In about 3 months with them, I gained a lot of muscle, improved my endurance, and saw muscle definition in my arms, legs, abs, and butt that were NOT there before. I would highly recommend them if you’re looking to get into shape!”
“Robert and Garid did a great job keeping my focused and teaching me how to achieve my goals. From meal planning to snacking correctly, to best cardio and weight training regiments, I was able to lose weight and add muscle before my wedding so I could confidently stand in front of my wife, family and friends in the best shape of my life. They worked around my schedule and enabled me to take on an ambitious program as seamlessly as possible. If you commit on your end, you will see results.”
Excellent program with an excellent staff. These guys know what they’re doing and are very serious and dedicated to getting you the results you’re looking for. You don’t have a gym to work out of? No worries they have their own facility. I highly recommend signing up.
I have had nothing, but a wonderful experience so far! Robert is an unbelievable trainer who keeps you motivated and really helps you every step of the way when it comes to achieving your weight loss goal. I HIGHLY recommend using him if you want to lose weight and feel good about yourself!
Fitness stop is a great environment for those who really want to improve their fitness. Every work out is different so you never get bored! I have received many compliments from family and friends about how great I look! I definitely recommend this to all who really want to challenge themselves physically!
Robert is an excellent for for my 16 year old son. He is professional and invested in the success of the whole person. He cares about nutrition, physical health and attitude and pushes my son to achieve more and grow. I’d definitely recommend him as a trainer.
Excellent trainers-know the ins and outs of fitness!
I have been training with Robert Armstrong (Fitness Stop LLC), Personal Training, 4 times a week since November 18, 2015. I researched numerous fitness programs and met various personal trainers in my local area before choosing Fitness Stop LLC. I found an immediate connection with Robert and his training program as I felt he truly cares in working with his clients to reach their fitness goals regardless if its 10 or 60 pounds. His personal experience in weight loss and dedicated training drives his clients to achieving their fitness goals as he has. My goal is to lose 25-30 pounds within 6 months from the start of my training. Robert provided me with a meal plan that I have been disciplined in following. He prepared me to understand the challenges I will experience when changing to a healthier lifestyle with consistent exercise and diet. Robert has the patience yet pushes his clients to the level he knows they can achieve and they do. He works well with clients with injuries as well. In the first 3 weeks I trained with Robert, I lost 10 pounds. I definitely met my goal in losing the most difficult 10 pounds in less than the time I expected and because of it, I am more motivated and determined and will continue training with Robert. Losing pounds and maintaining the weight loss was always the most difficult for me but because Robert’s training varies and not boring, I look forward to each training session and always feel accomplished after. The only regret I have is that I wish I had started sooner with Robert Armstrong and Fitness Stop LLC but like anything in life, better late than never.
He is especially good with middle school/high school age kids who want to improve their athletic performance or begin a weight lifting regimen. Of the 5 boys in my 15 year old’s work out group — 3 are committed to college programs and 1 is playing D3 football. A fourth just earned best football work ethic award for his high school.
Thanks Thumbtack for getting me connected to Fitness Stop and their trainer Garid.
In the two months that I’ve been training with him, I’ve gained muscle mass, strength and endurance, lost weight and feel great. I have a very bad lumbar problem. Garid’s skeletal and muscular systems knowledge and carefully-executed exercises have eliminated my back pain and improved my posture. I am amazed. These results were after only two months of “Garid sessions” twice a week and weekly Saturday cardio sessions with Robert. Garid is a great person, very professional, reliable, and cares about his clients. I highly recommend him and Fitness Stop and have already referred them to someone who will start working with Garid next week.
Fitness Stop is an excellent workout studio with the highest quality trainers and equipment. The emphasis on high intensity interval training and personalizing fitness regimens to meet individual goals means clients get results fast. After meeting with Robert and agreeing with his fitness philosophy, I started training with one of the trainers, Garid, twice a week for 45 minutes each session. Garid immediately understood what I was trying to accomplish in terms of strengthening, toning, and weight loss. Each time we meet, he crafts an intense workout session to help me meet my goals in a fun, energetic environment. I leave each time wanting to come back for more.
Robert is such an amazing trainer. I worked with him for only two months, yet I’ve seen an incredible results. He brings a fantastic personal enthusiasm, energy and a great sense of humor with him to every session. His friendly and easy-going personality create comfortable, relaxed –although challenging- atmosphere. Because of his great effort I am now more stronger and healthier. He makes working-out sound like a very fun idea. I recommend him without any hesitation.
“It’s my first time trying personal training and I could not be happier! Robert is more than just a trainer; he is a coach pushing you each step of the way and motivates you to do your best.
Personally for me, the goal was to lose weight and get in better shape, but definitely got way more than I expected. I am still in process of reaching my target (to lose 10 more pounds; already lost 10 pounds in first 2 month) but I already see results in my lifestyle and feel stronger, healthier AND happier. The training sessions are not easy, but Robert makes the whole process fun and I always look forward to challenging myself with something new.
I highly recommend Robert to everyone who is ready to take the leap in their life and get on the path to be fit and live healthier.”
“Robert is the most professional person I’ve ever met. He has a plan and executes it perfectly. I am a busy physician in the DC area and put on weight after years of schooling and long hospital hours. Recent fatherhood did not help either 🙂 Robert educated me on diet and effective exercise and put his plan in place. I started at 216. Within 4 weeks, I was at 200. Now I’m at 193. I have a goal of 175 and he guaranteed that I would meet it on day one. Had my doubts about this but now I look forward to meeting this goal. His workouts are INTENSE and no joke, but they’re fun. Great guy to workout with but NOT easy at all. Having said that, you WILL lose weight.”
“I had a great experience in working with Robert Amstrong as my personal trainer. He is very professional and if you are serious about losing weight than he is the best in that. I lost 30 pounds in 3 months by simply working out 3 days in week with him and following his recommended diet regime. I had previously tried weight watchers , south beach diet & had even tried out with other trainer. This is my most successful experience”
“I was contacted by 3 different trainers and the trainer I chose is outstanding!!”
“Robert is fun to work with. He uses lots of different exercises, so no workout is the same. As a result of his motivational style, I have seen progress toward my goals each week. I would highly recommend him.”
“Robert matched me with a trainer that understands what specific focus I needed to improve areas of muscle weakness, core strength, balance, etc. Atlantris provided me with a diet program to match my weight loss goals. The service I receive is exactly what I was hoping for – great job!”
“The first time I met with Robert, he told me more about my physical condition than other trainers I have worked with. I knew immediately he is “the real deal.” He also has a great personality that makes difficult workouts seem–but not feel!–easy. Thus, he knows when and where to challenge you but also when to hold back.”
“I’ve been going to Robert for about 2 weeks now and I have already lost 5 pounds. He is about pushing you to your limits. The nutritional plan has also been great so far. He’s definitely the one to go to if you want to get in shape!”
“I have had the pleasure of working out with Fitness Stop trainers over the past 10 weeks. I always feel very accomplished whether my session is 1-on-1 or with a small group. Robert’s week to week accommodations of my changing work schedule have afforded me the opportunity to stay on track. Without question, Atlantris will whip you into shape and help you reach your goals, be they fitness, nutrition, and/or weight loss. No doubt, this 2015 “self-investment” has certainly been worth it!
(Upper Marlboro, MD)”
“So, I’m an older guy, seventy-six to be specific. I’ve been exercising for a very long time; but age is age. I’m a cardiologist and still very active in private practice. I know a bit about the things all of us try to improve during our exercise sessions.
Major problems that can occur with aging include joints and balance.
Robert is extremely observant focusing on strengthening muscle groups that will improve abnormalities in gait and posture; although the client may think he or she has been exercising correctly.
He will push you, as he is supposed to. Knowing your sports interests, he can direct you to those exercises that may enhance your stamina and thus performance.
We continue to work together. He is timely.
I unhesitatingly would strongly recommend him!”
“Great experience, very good workouts and I definitely feel it.”
“Great trainer Robert will work with your goals schedule whatever it may be, to get you where you want to be!!”
“Robert was great! I’ve had personal trainers before but he’s the only one that did a real assessment ahead of working out. This way he was able to tell me very specifically where I’d need to put in the most work to reach my goals.
His rates are highly competitive and he worked with my tight schedule to find the best time for me. He’s also a really friendly, nice guy. You’ll enjoy (at least as much as you can enjoy getting your butt kicked) working with him or his trainers. It’s a family owned company so they have a vested interest in excellent customer service.”
“He’s a professional personal trainer. I’ve been working with him for a while and I loss about 12 pounds in short time.
I enjoy working with him because he always motivated me and pulling me back to the right track if I been distracted.”
“Met with Robert for an assessment. Robert was friendly, provided information about his program, and provided great facts about losing weight. I hope to provide another review after my three months.”