People of First Capital Gym

Melanie
Learning Support Instructional Assistant at Central York School District
Member Since March 2018


Has your training here helped out in your job or hobbies?
Yes! I have more energy for a long days' work and my hobbies.

Do you feel your training has helped out in confidence in every day life?
Yes! Seeing improvements in strength on a weekly basis and seeing how much I am capable of in the gym rolls over into other areas of my life. I’m also being a good role model for my kids in the area of exercise, strength and fitness

Would you recommend First Capital Gym to your friends and why Yes?
It is personalized, structured, efficient, and results-based. It is not "cookie cutter" and can be modified for almost anyone at any fitness level. 

What are some things you can do now that you couldn't do when you started?
1 pushup to 20 pushups! Working towards unassisted chin-up goal. Heavier swings, deadlifts, pretty much everything.

Jane Cirelli
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner in Newborn Intensive Care
Member Since July 2017


How has your training effected your life?
Honestly, training is my favorite hobby. Training for me is the one hour of the day where I can focus on myself. It is my way of relaxing and destressing from my busy days.
Has your training here helped out in your job? Definitely. It is not uncommon for me to work 10 hours shifts without a break. This requires concentration, stamina and endurance. Strength training gives me the ability to meet this demanding schedule and the focus needed to provide my patients with the best possible care.

Do you feel your training has helped out in confidence in every day life?
Of course. In training you set goals for yourself. When you achieve them, it makes you feel great! It boosts your confidence. This transfers over into real life.

Would you recommend First Capital Gym to your friends and why Yes?
Yes. At First Capital Gym the trainers are certified by some of the most respected fitness professionals in the country. Classes are small, so you get personalized attention. Their focus is on achieving your personal goals and training safely.

What are some things you can do now that you couldn't do when you started at First Capital Gym?
Since training at First Capital Gym my strength has improved greatly. I am setting personal records consistently. I could barely do a chin up when I started. Now I can do a chin up with 15 extra pounds on a dip belt!

Cyndi
Business Systems Information Manager IT Project/Process Management
Member Since July 2018


Has your training here helped out in your job or hobbies?
Yes. My hobbies are riding my Harley with my husband and friends as well as hiking and cooking. My improved core strength has strengthened my riding skills.

Do you feel your training has helped out in confidence in every day life?
Absolutely!

Would you recommend First Capital Gym to your friends and why?
Yes. Ryan and Amber are both great coaches. They listen to their clients needs (medical history and injuries) as well as goals. Then work with each client to help them achieve their goals.

What are some things you can do now that you couldn't do when you started at First Capital Gym?
Push-ups, now doing an assisted chin up, I had never done a swing, and my weights have increased with every exercise.

Celia
Stay At Home Mom
Member Since August 2018


What are your hobbies and has your training helped them become easier?
My hobbies are beekeeping and rehabbing an old farm/orchard. Yes, my training has helped! I have more power, strength, and stamina for all the projects we tackle. Plus, I can safely and confidently take 50+ pound boxes of honey on and off my hives during inspections and at harvest time.

Do you feel your training has helped out in confidence in every day life?
YES!

Would you recommend First Capital Gym to your friends and why?
Yes. Our programming is based on the best practices to meet individuals where they are at. We keep moving towards our goals without the risk of injury. Amber rocks!!!

What are some things you can do now that you couldn't do when you started at First Capital Gym?
Pushups and kettlebell swings. I am also getting closer to a bodyweight chin up

Dave
Information Security Analyst
Member Since April 2018


Has your training here helped out in your job or hobbies?
Yes, my training program has helped out my strongman & hunting hobbies.

Do you feel your training has helped out in confidence in every day life?
YES, ABSOLUTELY!

Would you recommend First Capital Gym to your friends and why?
Without a doubt I would. The staff is knowledgeable, constantly helpful, and can build a program that is effective for you.

What are some things you can do now that you couldn't do when you started at First Capital Gym?
Heavier conventional deadlifts with proper form. Kettlebell swings and weighted pullups! I couldn’t do any of these before and now they’re part of my regular routine.

Julie
Psychologist
Member Since 2011


Do you feel your training has helped out in confidence in every day life?
Absolutely! I’m the strongest and fittest that I’ve been, even at 35. My training has helped me keep on track with my overall health and nutritional goals.

Would you recommend First Capital Gym to your friends and why?
Yes, I would not hesitate to recommend First Capital Gym to anyone looking for help in developing and reaching their fitness goals!

What are some things you can do now that you couldn't do when you started at First Capital Gym?
Pretty much anything fitness related, especially my kettlebells skills. I can snatch, swing, push press, and close to getting a bodyweight chinup. I am getting stronger, fitter, and I know this will continue.

Tanya
Member Since August 2018

What do you like most about training with us?
I strive on the accountability and motivation that Ryan and Amber provide. Just when I think I can't produce one more rep, they are there to push me through. Additionally, I've learned a tremendous amount about what is good vs what isn't for my body.

Would you recommend First Capital Gym to your friends and why?
I would absolutely recommend First Capital Gym. I knew nothing about weight training or strength building when I first started. It's incredible what Ryan and Amber have helped me achieve with motivation and consistency.

What are some things you can do now that you couldn't do when you started at First Capital Gym?
Prior to training at First Capital Gym, I couldn't complete one proper push up. Currently, I am able to complete 8-10 push ups in a row.

Reggie
Member Since March 2018

What were your workouts before joining First Capital Gym?
Mostly bootcamp and my own training program.

What do you like most about First Capital Gym?
I love the Small Group Training Classes because they’re more strength focused. It’s a great fit for me.

What are some things you can do now that you couldn't do when you started at First Capital Gym?
I can finally do a bodyweight pullup. I can correctly do kettlebell training and I can bench & deadlift more.

Would you recommend First Capital Gym to anyone of your friends?
Yes, I definitely would!

​Angie
Member Since August 2018

What were your workouts before joining First Capital Gym?
​My training consisted of group fitness classes and running.

How has your training at First Capital Gym helped you?
I definitely have a stronger core, legs, glutes and hips. This helps with everything I do - working out, working in the yard, hiking with my dogs and just the things you do in everyday life.

What do you like most about training with us?
I like the small group setting but also the individual attention you get. I like the consistent help with technique on the different movements and the encouragement and the push to get stronger and lift more. I really like the use of kettle bells in our workouts as well. I feel mentally stronger and have a sense of accomplishment at the end of workouts.

Would you recommend First Capital Gym to anyone else?
I have definitely recommended First Capital Gym to others. Ryan and Amber have your success at heart. They genuinely want to help you achieve your goals. You just need to listen to them put your time and effort into it.