In August 2018, I emailed Shaun about starting barbell training, mentioning that I believed his gym could provide me with the guidance, feedback and support I need. Over the past year and a half, I have received exactly that.
Guidance, in the form of personalized programming, written feedback or screen recordings following each training session, and support through advice, understanding and accommodating any schedule changes.
I previously completed exercise programs on my own and with a personal trainer but never became stronger. Eventually, after reading Starting Strength and watching videos to learn lifting techniques, I began to understand the concept of progressive overload and the benefits of training with barbells. Even so, I was hesitant whenever I practiced the lifts on my own.
If you want to gain strength (read: carry your groceries) and train effectively, I highly recommended training with Shaun or at his gym.
Attending a 120-minute private session with Shaun allowed me to benefit from real-time feedback. Furthermore, follow-up online coaching enabled me to lift more than I ever believed I would—definitely, more than I would’ve on my own—and without injury.