How long have you been training at Fitness By Design?
6 months

What inspired or motivated you to join FBD?
I was looking for a new way to get motivated, and a friend encouraged me to join together.

What have you accomplished so far through your training?
I have lost 40 pounds, over 20 inches, and almost 10% body fat

What do you like most about your experience so far at FBD?
I never get bored. Meaghan is always finding new ways to challenge me and sends great tips and motivational articles. Jen pushes me to do my personal best during every workout . All of our trainers are the best!

I started FBD with a few friends and have met others along the way with similar goals. It’s is really a family atmosphere – so much more than running on the treadmill at the gym!

What would you tell somebody else considering joining FBD, but might be on the fence?
I have done athletics, running, fitness classes, machines, and various weight management programs throughout my life, but this has changed my body and my perspective more than anything else I’ve done. It’s worth it.

 Heather V., Berlin, CT

How long have you been training at Fitness By Design?
5 months

What inspired or motivated you to join FBD?
Seeing great results from my sister and friends who had joined!

What have you accomplished so far through your training?
I have accomplished a great deal so far. I have lost weight and inches and have gotten so much stronger in such a short period of time. I can now do exercises I was not able to months ago.

What do you like most about your experience so far at FBD?
I love the small classes. I was never one to work out and would always feel intimidated going to a gym so I would never go. I don’t feel this way at all at FBD. It’s like a family and everyone motivates one another. The trainers are awesome and push us all the time!

What would you tell somebody else considering joining FBD, but might be on the fence?
Definitely give it a try. I was the same way , was super hesitant and now it was the best decision I made. I feel stronger, healthier and happier!

“Great place! Great staff!”

 Stefania, Berlin, CT

How long have you been training at Fitness By Design?
Since February 2017

What inspired or motivated you to join FBD?
I wanted to have more energy and become stronger.

What have you accomplished so far through your training?
I have built muscle and have become so much stronger. I can endure much more in class now and feel more confident in doing so.

What do you like most about your experience so far at FBD?
I love how it’s small group training and I never feel self conscious in classes. The trainers really watch our movements and help us out when we need it.

What would you tell somebody else considering joining FBD, but might be on the fence?
It’s such a fun and motivating atmosphere. Every class is always different and there is never a boring workout!

Melina F., Berlin, CT

How long have you been training at Fitness By Design?
8 months

What inspired or motivated you to join FBD?
I joined to help a friend become healthy

What have you accomplished so far through your training?
Have gotten stronger

What do you like most about your experience so far at FBD?
The people

What would you tell somebody else considering joining FBD, but might be on the fence?
It is a judgment free zone where you get individual attention when needed. If you stick to the program you will get results.

 Lisa D., Rocky Hill, CT

How long have you been training at Fitness By Design?
10 months

What inspired or motivated you to join FBD?
Meeting owner Meaghan face to face. Very kind and extremely knowledgeable

What have you accomplished so far through your training?
I have a love of weightlifting I never ever had before I joined FBD. I feel better overall … and have a lot more energy to match a smaller waistline

What do you like most about your experience so far at FBD?
The people! It sounds like a cliche but we really are a family… everyone is supportive and fun. 45 minutes goes by quick when you’re surrounded by good people

What would you tell somebody else considering joining FBD, but might be on the fence?
Do it !! You are going to love it!! So worth the investment.

 Linda D., Cromwell, CT

How long have you been training at Fitness By Design?
1.5 years

What inspired or motivated you to join FBD?
I needed help

What have you accomplished so far through your training?
Strength

What do you like most about your experience so far at FBD?
Trainers and adapting if you have issues

What would you tell somebody else considering joining FBD, but might be on the fence?
It’s for all abilities

“Meaghan is amazing and is so understanding of all levels.”

Kristin D., Rocky Hill, CT

How long have you been training at Fitness By Design?
About four months

What inspired or motivated you to join FBD?
I needed to get strong and feel good and not feel intimidated doing it

What have you accomplished so far through your training?
Strength of mind and body, feeling great, better sleep!

What do you like most about your experience so far at FBD?
The comradery of women around my age of all shapes and sizes working towards their goals and encouraging each other

What would you tell somebody else considering joining FBD, but might be on the fence?
JUST DO IT! You will feel great about committing to something that will make you stronger …for yourself and for the others that count on you

“I joined FBD because it felt like it was a good place to get support and it wasn’t intimidating to me. I checked out a couple other places and the fit was not good for me. I had not really exercised in years and needed to start a change in my life for me and those that count on me. To be stronger in body and mind. I have been with FBD for about four months and feel great, can manage my stress better, sleep better and feel stronger. No more back pain or headaches! Stronger core. Pants fit better too! Not really trying to lose weight but I think it is happening! Everyone there is great: fellow members, instructors and even that strong, sweaty woman I see in the mirror every now and then! The idea of HIIT and strength training is fantastic and I think it gets you more results than a 45 minute jog on a treadmill. Keep up the great work Meghan, Jen and MJ..you are instrumental in keeping us going!”

Sherry K., Berlin, CT

How long have you been training at Fitness By Design?
6 months

What inspired or motivated you to join FBD?
Time to take control of my health. I want to have better health and fitness

What have you accomplished so far through your training?
I feel that I have gained so much confidence and energy from my workout that it helps me get through my work day.

What do you like most about your experience so far at FBD?
The positive energy and support from all the trainers and members. It’s small class training and I really like that!

What would you tell somebody else considering joining FBD, but might be on the fence?
DO IT!! The workout sessions are very addictive!

“Both Meaghan and Jen are inspirational. They really enjoy helping others and ready to give you feedback to help you reach your fitness goal. I really enjoy working with them.”

Mary V., West Hartford, CT

How long have you been training at Fitness By Design?
About two months

What inspired or motivated you to join FBD?
Needed a change of routine. Needed a more comfortable place to be a female trying to get in shape than a regular gym space.

What have you accomplished so far through your training?
I have accomplished feeling more confident about myself, losing a pants size, and enjoying the accomplishment of working hard.

What do you like most about your experience so far at FBD?
The environment. Every one including the trainers are all so supportive and it helps to make each work out feel like it matters.

What would you tell somebody else considering joining FBD, but might be on the fence?
That it will teach you to work out at your own pace but how to gain momentum and weight appropriately to see results.


“I love my experience so far and definitely plan to continue!”

Alexis C., New Britain, CT

How long have you been training at Fitness By Design?
3 months

What inspired or motivated you to join FBD?
Need to lose weight

Have you accomplished this so far through your training?
Yes

What do you like most about your experience so far at FBD?
Gave me the inspiration to finally adopt better eating habits. I really like the small group training classes.

What would you tell somebody else considering joining FBD, but might be on the fence?
The trainers are great and provide a challenging workout in a friendly atmosphere

Janet, Berlin, CT

How long have you been training at Fitness By Design?
5 months

What inspired or motivated you to join FBD?
My cousin and friends

What have you accomplished so far through your training?
Confidence

What do you like most about your experience so far at FBD?
Small group classes

What would you tell somebody else considering joining FBD, but might be on the fence?
Just come once and you’ll be hooked!

“I haven’t felt this good about myself in a long time. It is also so nice to be around a great group of wonderful, healthy women.”

Julie S., Kensington, CT

How long have you been training at Fitness By Design?
2 months

What inspired or motivated you to join FBD?
I want to lose weight and most importantly be healthy

What have you accomplished so far through your training?
Weight loss and confidence

What do you like most about your experience so far at FBD?
It’s like a family. The trainers and other members are so welcoming, helpful and supportive.

What would you tell somebody else considering joining FBD, but might be on the fence?
Just make the plunge, you will not regret it!

✦  Kristin M., Berlin, CT

How long have you been training at Fitness By Design?
6 months

What inspired or motivated you to join FBD?
I was recovering from back surgery and wanted to make sure I was working out smarter so as not to further injure myself.

What have you accomplished so far through your training?
The day I joined I could only walk 2 mph with my physical therapist on the treadmill for about 10 minutes. I can now run a 10 minute mile. Since I’ve been at FBD I have lost 15 pounds, 4% body fat and have done multiple 5k races.

What do you like most about your experience so far at FBD?
I love the team mentality. It really is a fitness community. All the women who workout there are encouraging and help push each other. The trainers vary the workouts so I never get bored with the exercises. Also, Meaghan offers challenges along the way that make it fun and motivational.

What would you tell somebody else considering joining FBD, but might be on the fence?
Results aren’t going to happen overnight, but if you really give FBD a shot, you will not regret it!

✦   Leslie C., Berlin, CT

How long have you been training at Fitness By Design?
9 months

What inspired or motivated you to join FBD?
I seen a facebook ad for a fitness challenge

What have you accomplished so far through your training?
Weight loss, gained Muscle and feel and look better

What do you like most about your experience so far at FBD?
I love the small classes and feel comfortable working out

What would you tell somebody else considering joining FBD, but might be on the fence?
It was the best thing I ever did . You don’t have to spend hours in a gym. It’s 35 or 45 minutes and you’re done

Lisa M., Berlin, CT

How long have you been training at Fitness By Design?
Almost 4 months

What inspired or motivated you to join FBD?
[A friend’s] posts

What have you accomplished so far through your training?
Commitment and dedication to regular workouts

What do you like most about your experience so far at FBD?
I always feel so good –that endorphin high is awesome!

What would you tell somebody else considering joining FBD, but might be on the fence?
Try FBD out. Give yourself a month of consistent exercise and you’ll be hooked.

“It’s a great feeling when you recognize positive changes in yourself– not only physical changes (strength, endurance, energy) but “attitudinal” changes, too. People are friendly and hard-working, keeping you motivated to do your personal best every time.”

Teri D., Berlin, CT

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JP lost 60 pounds in 6 months training with Meaghan and her team and following their nutritional guidance

✦ J.P.

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Here’s My Story! “In March of 2007 I nearly died from a pulmonary embolism. I was extremely overweight, and I can honestly say in the worst shape of my life. I had driven by “Fitness by design” a number of times on my way to work, so I decided to call to get some information. I was impressed, so I made the decision to sign up for training sessions. Jon recommended a fat loss program, and I started right away.

At our first meeting, I was impressed with my trainer and the time she took to learn about my personal history. She then proceeded to put together a workout program that has pushed me and challenged me with every session. She has been great at keeping me motivated and focused on my goals. I have been working on my goals now for a little over one year, and in that time I have lost more than 60 lbs. I truly believe I would not have been able to accomplish this without the know-how and motivation provided by my trainer.

I’m still working toward my ideal weight, and I have no doubt I will get there in the near future. Fitness by Design, thank you for helping me get my life back, so I can be there for my family.”

 Sean Rigsby, Spinaker Financial Services, Southington

“I never thought I could do this… but the staff at Fitness by Design is so unbelievably attentive, aware, and in tune with what I needed to succeed. Jon made me feel absolutely comfortable and at the same time, confident that I would succeed; and I did!! Very professional, well educated trainers, and I love having my own studio. More like a spa than a gym inside. THIS is the place to go – trust me, try them before you decide!”

Karla Spinetti

“I want others to know how wonderful it is to have Meaghan as a Personal Trainer. She motivates and inspires you to work, the transformation and results speak for themselves. Working out with Meaghan is never boring as she is constantly changing the workouts. She uses a combination of weight training, TRX, boxing, cardio, and more, all incorporated in the workouts tailored for you. I’ve been working with Meaghan since October 2014.”

✦ Vivian V.

Here’s My Story! “In July of 2009, I was overweight and depressed. I could remember feeling fit and being active, but after eight years of marriage, two kids, and the stress of a corporate job, I felt helpless and lost. I started at Fitness by Design in the Biggest Loser Program, and lost 22 pounds in ten weeks. In the process, I learned so much about food and nutrition, and at the end, I just knew I could turn it around. Fourteen months later, I feel fantastic! My husband is crazy about me again, and people just look at me differently. Fitness by Design, you made me believe in ME!”

 Lisa Overton,Newington, CT
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“I searched ALL over before I found this place.I really wanted to like where I was gonna be spending lots of my time and wanted someone who knew their stuff without doing cookie- cutter workouts all the time. I wanted someone who knew nutrition and would keep mixing up the work outs so I wouldn’t get bored! I was in for a total surprise when I showed up to this high end great environment work out studio/gym.I had called and met with the owner Jon Ganzer and really loved the place along with the knowledge and experience that I witnessed while meeting for an evaluation. I decided to join on the spot and was teamed up the next day with a trainor who turned out to be completely wonderful . These people know their stuff and really PUSH you to meeting your goals.

All the trainers that I see are nice and the equiptment is top of the line. A great environment and couldnt be happier with the whole fitness by design experience. I’ve met my goals ( 24 pounds in 7 weeks) and continue to maintain a few times a week … this place. I really wanted to like where I was gonna be spending lots of my time and wanted someone who knew their stuff without doing cookie- cutter workouts all the time. I wanted someone who knew nutrition and would keep mixing up the work outs so I wouldn’t get bored! I was in for a total surprise when I showed up to this high end great environment work out studio/gym. I had called and met with the owner…and really loved the place along with the knowledge and experience that I witnessed while meeting for an evaluation. I decided to join on the spot and was teamed up the next day with a trainer who turned out to be completely wonderful. These people know their stuff and really PUSH you to meeting your goals. All the trainers that I see are nice and the equipment is top of the line. A great environment and couldn’t be happier with the whole fitness by design experience.

I’ve met my goals (24 pounds in 7 weeks) and continue to maintain a few times a week. Thanks so much for all the help, you have a customer for life :)!! Total 5 star experience and you’ve made me feel great about myself. I will recommend this place to everyone!!! Couldn’t be happier. Best money I ever spent plus the best thing I ever did for myself. Thanks!”

✦ Jamie S.

“Meaghan and staff are amazing, so knowledgable. I’m on week two and feel stronger and so motivated. I’ve done training in gyms and this simply does not compare to the detailed level of one on one you get here. I literally even after the muscle burn look forward to the next session. Most importantly I have health issues and they are very conscious of it. I absolutely love Fitness by Design, I have gotten so much stronger and more confident in my workout program since starting. I always look forward to my classes. Meghan and the other trainers always put a fun spin and keep things new and fresh all the time”

Kristin D.

“I  have been a client at Fitness by Design for almost three months now. I began personal training with Meaghan initially. I needed some help getting motivated and did not know where to begin. She tailored my workouts to address my specific goals and made me feel very comfortable.  I have since joined her 45 minute private group sessions and love them. Meaghan makes them fun and challenging. She is constantly mixing it up with different exercises that help keep it fresh and interesting. I now feel so much stronger, energetic, and motivated! It is such a great feeling! I was someone who thought I”d never enjoy exercise. Now I truly look forward to going!”

✦ Tara L.

“I’ve done personal training in gyms before, but this is completely different – It’s like having the entire gym to myself. Wait – it IS having the entire gym to myself! From the minute I walk in, the trainer is completely focused on me, no distractions, nobody watching me work out. It’s the best. Why would anybody train in a gym full of people when studio training is so affordable?”

 Jason Carnes

“Great custom workouts”

Kim L.

“Very professional dedicated trainers”

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“Jennifer is a fantastic trainer who’s expertise has helped me tremendously in getting back into shape and achieving my goals. I would highly recommend her!”

Dawn T.

“The class environment here is so friendly and the equipment is really clean and varied. The instructors are really in shape and lead a wide variety of strength training and HIIT moves. I love coming here each week!”

✦ Becca M.

“I enjoy working out with Jen. She is very encouraging, has great energy , and knows all the exercises… so that my workout is interesting and challenging. I have gotten tremendous muscle tone since she has been training me. I would definitely recommend fitness by design.”

 Maureen

Contact Us

39A Webster Square Rd., Berlin, CT
06037. Next to Advanced Dental.

Phone: (860) 828-5851
Email: meaghan@fitnessbydesignct.com


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