Before & After Testimonials
When walk into Physique Fitness you can feel the welcoming atmosphere. All the trainers, especially the owners, are the most experienced, professional trainers around. It's amazing how much I have learned from them both. They give you a tough workout and make it fun. No one judges you. The members all want to help each other do well and that tough hour workout is done before you know it. Thank you Physique Fitness!
I was hesitant about joining a gym because I did not have the confidence or experience so I was intimidated. My doctor told me I was a great candidate for a heart attack or stroke so I contacted Julie and asked for her help. I'm down 45+ lbs and I feel like I'm in the best shape of my life! Not only are the owners encouraging and helpful, so are the gym members. I would highly recommend you give this gym a try. The group and RealRyder Cycle classes are awesome too!
Before Physique Fitness, I had been going to the gym for years. Even with dedication, my progress was slow. Then I met coach Julie. She was able to give me the right meal plan for me and in as little as four months, I got the results I dreamed of that I could never achieve for years on my own. Thank you very much coach Julie; I owe you a lot!
I have lost over 10% body fat and 55 lbs with Julie Rizco. I reached my goal weight for my 50th birthday and felt and looked great for my cruise. I truly have a friend as my trainer. Thank you Julie and thank you Physique Fitness. I couldn't have done it without you!
I have been training with Julie Rizco for over 10 years. She has been an inspiration to me and I love working out at Physique Fitness. Julie and Deana, and the entire staff, make every client feel comfortable and welcome. No high pressure sales, no judgment. Each trainer puts together a program suited to their clients' specific goals and work together to help clients attain those goals. 5 diamond recommendation from a lifetime member!
I was tired of being tired and unhappy with the way I felt and looked. I decided it was time for me to do something. My friend was having huge success with Physique Fitness. Feeling inspired, I decided it was time for me to try it. I enlisted the help of the owners Julie and Deana to achieve my goals, which quickly became their goals as well! They are thoughtful, practical and careful in their approach. Because of their on-going support, guidance and
recommended dietary changes, I have lost over 40 lbs in 8 months. They provide individual attention that is hard to find today. It is obvious they love what they do. They celebrate every pound and inch I lose. I appreciate you both. You girls are the best! I'm addicted!
My relationship with Deana began in 2008. I was recovering from a serious life threatening accident. I walked into the gym using a walker to meet Deana for an appointment for a fitness evaluation. That day forward began an ongoing relationship as Deana has walked with me and trained me through many, many surgeries and rehab. She told me it was all about "progression". Today, I get to enjoy traveling with friends as I continue my training with Deana twice a week. "It's all, about progression"! Thank you my friend. I am eternally grateful.
Competition Training Testimonials
Julie has been training me since 2012. She helped me get me into the best shape of my life after having my first child. Her and her team have been with me through my most intense and important competitions. In 2013, I received the title of Mrs. Florida America. She pushed me to insane limits, and helped me cross another item off my bucket list. Julie trained me for my very first fitness competition. I braved a bikini and competed in the transformation division of the WBFF Tampa show in the summer of 2015 only 11 months after
after my second pregnancy and the birth of my twins. I had one more lifelong goal in my pageant journey, and that was to win an international title. I continued training throughout 2016 and 2017, and as always, through blood, sweat, tears, and hard work, I finally captured not only my dream title of Mrs. Galaxy 2018, but was also awarded "best in swimwear" for the first time ever in my 20 year pageant history; all this as a 34 year old mother of three! The best part of the entire journey was looking out into the audience with that giant crown on my head and seeing Julie and some of my Physique "Fit Fam" bursting with tears and pride for OUR accomplishment! Julie has grown to be much more than my trainer over the past several years. She has believed in me, pushed me, and never let me give up on my goals. She is a friend, a cheerleader, and forever part of my family. Thank you Juile and the entire Physique family for forever changing my life and being such a big part of my dream come true moments! - Deanna Silva
I have Deana and Physique fitness to thank for helping me achieve a life-long dream of completing an Ironman triathlon. Not only did I have Deana as my personal trainer for strength training, she also helped me with my endurance training plan, nutrition, and mental health. Her encouragement was priceless as was her presence cheering me on during my 16 hour on race day. Physique Fitness is definitely a family that supports and encourages its members no matter what your goals are. Thank you!
In December of 2016 I emailed a local small fitness center (Physique Fitness) to see if they could help me. I instantly felt good about it. Julie Rizco and the entire gym cheered me on during this process. When I doubted myself and couldn’t see the results they were my cheerleaders who stayed positive for me. People and friends thought I was crazy. They were asking me “why are you doing this?” I told them it was on my bucket list and I did not want to look back and fail to achieve my dreams. Staying
motivated and being consistent was not always easy. The nutritional part was the hardest.. I wanted to give up, but I couldn’t. I had told everyone and they had been a part of this journey. My coach and team at Physique Fitness did not let me quit. I didn’t think I had it in me, but I did, and look what happened. At age 59, I won! I not only won, but I won 1st place! This was one of the hardest things I have ever done and because of that I said I could never do another figure competition.....well, I am training for my third one in June! I am making the rest of my life the best of my life. Thank you to Coach Julie and the entire team at Physique Fitness and also to all the members who are my fit family!