"Chronic knee pain from old injuries and arthritis made it painful for me to stand or walk any distance and I couldn’t bend my knees enough to ride my bike or get into or out of my kayak, depriving me of one of my favourite summer activities.
A good friend had been on my case to join Fit & Healthy Centre and work with their trainers. She has been training with Flo for years and it has helped her mobility. I was reluctant since my last experience working out with a personal trainer at a gym had ended badly – injuring my right knee again.
I was tired of feeling older than I am, so I called Fit & Healthy and made an appointment to meet with Flo, who was very encouraging. I started a training program with Ben Graham and slowly but surely we’ve increased the range of motion in my knees by strengthening my muscles. Ben had to gain my confidence, but he succeeded, as he is always able to explain why we are doing a specific exercise or what goal we are working towards.
I’ve been working out with Ben twice a week for almost one year now. This summer, not only could I go for long walks and ride my bike, I was able to get back in my kayak and enjoy the wonderful waterways around Windsor and Essex County. In fact, I even tried Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) and was able to stand on my first attempt!
My work out regimen has had other benefits too: my BMI has improved, I’ve lost 20 lbs, and my measurements have shrunk 6 inches!"
"I have been a long time member with Fit & Healthy and Flo has always been my go to person to get back in shape. I came back last year, with a huge goal, and really serious about not only getting in shape, but making a healthy lifestyle change. Flo spent time with me, to set me up with his program, healthy meal planning, personal training and positive encouragement that, I would be able to achieve results with him and his program. I am happy to say I have made a huge lifestyle change, lost 38 pounds and getting the figure I never thought I would have again. I highly recommend the very experienced Flo and his team at Fit & Healthy …for a healthy lifestyle change."
"It all started 4 months ago, when I read a medical report and noticed that it said I was a candidate for bariatric surgery...well, 'nough said! After my initial consultation with Flo, I felt very confident that he would be a very strong mentor in assisting me reach my goals. In the three months we worked together we achieved a lot, 50 lbs of weight loss and a complete 360 of the food I was eating. As work prevailed, I was also able to work with Ben and Quinn as availability became a factor. As I continue to work with Quinn, we have completed our 4 month fitness assessment with a total of 63 lbs lost and an incredible 43.75 inches. I have to push harder to reach my goal of 100 lbs, but with the support and assistance from Flo, Ben & Quinn (and all of the amazing people I have met at the studio) I am excited to reach and exceed my goals and leading a Fit & Healthy lifestyle for many years to come. Everyone can do this!"
PGA of Canada Golf Professional
"Well I have to say its been a tough ride over the past 6 or so years. Being a Diabetic with heavy insulin use, after open Heart surgery, and countless other issues, I finally was healthy enough to join the Fit and Healthy. My daughter Caroline was the driving force behind it and Flo was the catalyst which sealed the deal. His background speaks for itself. We set up a program that was suited for my needs and off I went. Through all the changes that we have accomplished both at the gym and through my Doctor, I have lost a staggering 50 pounds to date. I am completely off insulin and have not felt this good since, I really do not know when. I just won the Biggest Loser Challenge which gives me a sense of pride. I never would have thought such a thing possible if it were not for Flo and his guidance. and support. This is a guy who never gave fitness a second glance and look at me now. Thank you so much Flo. Just to let you know, 45 pounds to go. Then I can say I achieved my personal goal ."
"I have been a client of Fit & Healthy for many years. Presently, I have taken a break, however, Fit & Healthy is a great place to work out. The staff is always helpful and very well trained. Flo brings many years of experience and is encouraging to help people reach their goals.! He can be very entertaining during a workout!"
"I was initially drawn to Fit & Healthy Centre because I wanted to avoid attending a "big box" gym. Flo (who happens to be a former Olympian) and his team are all very knowledgable, kind and pleasant. They are great motivators and know how to help people get results in a safe and friendly environment. Flo has developed an easy to follow exercise and diet program which can help anybody who wants to get in shape see results quickly. Joining this gym has been a great personal experience for me. If you're looking to join a gym and actually get results, this is the place!"
"Almost 2 years since I joined Fit & Healthy. I was in terrible shape and at 56 years old had trouble climbing the stairs at my work. With the encouragement and support of Flo and his professional staff, I dropped 60 pounds and I now take the stairs 2 at a time. Right from the start I was made to feel welcome. Flo designed a diet and exercise regime that I was able to track online with the Fitness PTO program. As other reviewers have said, this is not an impersonal mega gym. With its private training rooms and one on one or small group training programs combined with the support of the team, you will never feel uncomfortable or intimidated. Whether you are looking to shed a few pounds, tone up or train for an event, Fit & Healthy will help you reach your goal. Joining F&H was one of the best decisions of my life. Thanks guys!"
"Fit & Healthy Center is a fantastic fitness studio for those looking to workout in a mature, professional environment. The individuals who train here are polite, inviting and supportive of each other. The studio itself is clean, with many useful amenities to help you progress towards your health and fitness goals in a comfortable environment; including of course knowledgeable and helping staff!"
Pro Trainer & 2011 World Kickboxing Council (Team Canada Junior)
"As a Pediatric Dentist I am constantly seeing children with colds throughout the winter months. Before joining Fit & Health, I would often be ill two or three times each winter, requiring antibiotics for chest infections. After starting my individually structured program at Fit & Healthy and obtaining an annual flu shot I have now gone three years without a respiratory infection. Thank you Fit & Healthy!"
Dr. Tom Oper
"I started working out at Fit and Healthy in July of 2011. In the years leading up to this, I had been trying, and struggling, to lose the weight I had been eager to get rid of practically my entire teenage life. Before coming to Fit and Healthy, I claimed that I was just ?not built for running? and that I wasn?t coordinated enough to be athletic. A year later, I am currently training for the Detroit Free Press Marathon. I have lost 60 pounds in total (as well as 5 dress sizes), and have gained the momentum, confidence, and courage I have always searched for in order to become the best version of myself. I have never been happier in my entire life, and I have the trainers at Fit and Healthy, as well as the tools they have given me for my success, to thank for my accomplishments. Fit and Healthy now feels like a second home to me, and I will carry the life-changing experience with me forever."
"I was too young to feel the complaints of aging. Golfer's elbow, heel spurs and lower back pain were sending me a message. I needed to get stronger and more limber. Two friends, an orthopedic surgeon and a general practitioner recommended Fit & Healthy Centre to me. I gave it a try. Eight months later, I remain committed to my 6:00 am session with my trainer, three times weekly. When you are out of shape, you can injure yourself. You don't overstrain your muscles when someone is watching over you. The trainer helps you get more exercise into a workout. It also makes exercising more interesting and challenging. The disappearance of my old aches keep me motivated."
Dr. Robert Wilson
"Your programs for fitness and nutrition really do work. They are easy to follow and with the help of your staff the program is enjoyable one with amazing results. Six weeks in to the program I feel great and I'm confident that I will continue this fitness and nutrition lifestyle."
"Flo has great knowledge of the human body and as such always has good advice on muscle and nerve areas. He is excellent for people with physical disabilities like myself. He has been able to have me gain confidence in myself, push me to try new things, keep me limber and all this with good humour."
Mina Grossman Ianni
"Providing great advice on exercise and nutrition and on my well being has been the main reason for my Fit and Healthy Centre membership. My transformation into a fit individual has been remarkable. The personal training sessions with my trainer, my main man Ben are first rate. He understands my health issues and adapts my training to fit them. By no means however is he easy on me. Workouts are tough and challenging but always accompanied by the support and motivation I need to progress. Since I became a member, I have consistently had very good trainers but I must admit, Ben is the best by far. Compassionate, caring and very professional he is the epitome of enthusiasm and fun. In this environment you can't ask for more! Manager/owner Flo Olteanu continues to provide a clean, well equipped and welcoming setting in which to workout and never fails to insure that the experience remains top notch. Fit and Healthy, in my mind, is the best gym in the city."
"Want to send a thank you to Flo and his team for providing such excellent service! Thanks for helping me become a more active and healthy person and for providing such a comfortable and inviting atmosphere."