January Member of the Month – Matt Lim

It is our pleasure to recognize Matt Lim as the CV Fitness Member of the month for January 2019.

Matt has been a member for a little over a year.  He found CVF through Yelp after “gym hopping” looking for the right gym close to home.  He was doing mostly HIIT workouts, but wanted to build his strength.  His goal was to gain muscle and look and feel good.  He works hard at every workout and it has paid off because you can see his progress.

He likes the quality of the programming and the variety of a new workout each month. He likes how the workouts can be adjusted to accommodate how he feels on any particular day. He feels it is well worth the investment in his health.  His workouts are also a stress reliever for him.  He likes the CVF community and felt “the love” as soon as he came through the door especially from familiar faces.

Matt is always in a good mood with a smile on his face.

His goals for this year are to continue building his strength and improve his body definition.

He finds CVF challenging, supportive and fun.

December Member of the Month – Diane Anderson

It is our pleasure to recognize Diane Anderson as our December Member of the Month! You may be saying, “Wait a minute here. Isn’t she a trainer? That’s not fair!” Well yes, she is a trainer, but she has also been a Member of Castro Valley Fitness for over 7 years.

A little over 12 months ago Diane was diagnosed with Cancer. She didn’t know what her future held. She started her chemo and still came to the gym whenever she could for own workouts and also to train our other members. All through that time she had one goal she wanted to meet: Compete in a powerlifting meet in November.

She fought through everything and competed last month. She did more than just lift, though. She matched her squat and bench press all time bests with 264 lbs and 137 lbs respectively and hit an all time best with her deadlift at 325 lbs! She did this despite having to start almost from the beginning with all of her lifts during her treatment.

Obviously, this is very impressive but what really matters is how she inspired every one of us at the gym by fighting through and always being the best she could be, both with her own training and also training our other members.

The three words Diane uses to describe her experience here are thankful, support and perseverance.

Thanks for everything, Diane!

November Member of the Month – Julie Navarro

Julie Navarro is our Member of the Month for November.  She has been a Boot Camp and Personal Training member for 4.5 years.

Julie added walking to her regular workouts about six months ahead of a trip to Bryce Canyon in Utah.  She wanted to increase her stamina, so she could really enjoy the hikes on her trip – not to mention keeping up with her two granddaughters.  You can now find her at Lake Chabot every day, rain or shine, enjoying her 5-mile walk. She likes to work out first thing in the morning as it helps her throughout the rest of the day.  She has found that walking is easier than when she first started because of her increased stamina, balance and, of course, her strength since joining our CVF family.  She likes her full body workout in a gym without machines.

She likes the personal attention she receives and having other members around her same age.  The three words Julie uses to describe CVF are “fun, healthy and stronger”.

October Member of the Month – Kim Butterfield

Kim Butterfield

It is our pleasure to recognize Kim Butterfield as our Client of the Month.

Kim used to go to a large gym, but has found she has improved her strength, stamina and is lighter on her feet since joining CVF. She feels really good and happy about her progress.

She likes the personal attention she and others receive. She enjoys the CVF community and won’t go back to that large gym. She especially likes the Facebook posts and emails on the different fitness subjects.

Her advice is to keep going – sometimes you won’t feel like going to your workout, but after the warm up, it’s all good.

Overall she’s had a positive experience since joining CVF.

September Member of the Month – Frank Robertson

Frank Robertson

It is our pleasure to recognize Frank Robertson as our Client of the Month.  He is celebrating his first year with CVF this month!  We can always count on Frank to keep the group laughing.

Frank has found that his mental attitude, strength and mobility have improved in the last year.  He has seen this in little things like the ability to walk over a beam at work easier and a stronger golf swing (which isn’t always a good thing!)

He has more self-confidence outside the gym because of what he has accomplished inside the gym.  He has found that CVF helps him overcome obstacles easier and it has “woke up the athlete within.”

He finds CVF a safe and warm place to work toward your goals.  The personal programs really help you reach your goals.  He recommends that clients have faith in the process and to stay positive.  Don’t become complacent and continue to push to improve.

The three words that best describe his experience at CVF are “challenging, safe and confident”.

June Member of the Month – Pavneet Mavi

Castro Valley Fitness – Member of the Month

June 2018 – Pavneet Mavi

It is our pleasure to recognize Pavneet Mavi as our Client of the Month. Pavneet has been a member of Castro Valley Fitness for over a year.

The initial concentration on his core has improved his posture and he has had less back and neck pain. He has never lifted as much weight before – he’s found a new strength he didn’t know he had. He also finished a full marathon!

He enjoys the smaller environment of CVF with a friendly group of people – “it’s like a family”. The acknowledgment when you walk in the door and the way others cheer you on make it a fun place to work out.

He recommends that once you get in the door and go through your workout, your whole perspective can change – you are more positive and you move better. He also suggests that you challenge your comfort level whether it is with a new exercise or more weight.

His ultimate gym goal is to do three pull ups without the assistance of a band.

The three words that best describe his experience at CVF are “friendly, welcoming and challenging.”

May Member of the Month – Goretti Allenbach

May Member of the Month –

Goretti Allenbach

Goretti Allenbach

Goretti regularly brings her smiling face to Bootcamp at 6 a.m.  She has been a client of CV Fitness for 4+ years.

Since joining CVF, Goretti has been able to move without pain.  She has had some chronic injuries and her regular workouts have allowed her to feel better without pain.  The notable improvements are her increased strength and her breathing.   She finds the exercises in Bootcamp challenging and enjoys the variety.

She says it is worth it to make an investment in yourself. She recommends that new members be patient and be consistent for three months.  You won’t imagine the benefits – beyond appearance and weight loss.  She finds it is her “healthy addiction”.

She has really enjoyed spending time with a group of the nicest people she has ever met.

April 2018 – Nick Chavez

Castro Valley Fitness – Member of the Month

April 2018 – Nick Chavez

It is our pleasure to recognize Nick Chavez as our Member of the Month! Nick has been a member of CV Fitness for 2+ years.

Nick used to hate working out.  Since joining CV Fitness his attitude towards being active has changed. His general mood is better, he feels and sleeps better. He has found the balance of a good diet along with being more active.  He always has a smile on his face and on top of that he has lost 50+ pounds!!

He finds CV Fitness very encouraging and enjoys the peers he works out with regularly.  He has developed relationships and was surprised to learn some life lessons too.

He recommends that members ask a lot questions, don’t get discouraged and ask for help to manage expectations.  He also suggests that members incorporate what you do in the gym with outside activities or life styles.

The three words that describes Nick’s experience at CV Fitness is “routine, game-changer and encouragement.”

August 2017 – Mimi Albert

Castro Valley Fitness – Member of the Month

August 2017

It is our pleasure to recognize Mimi Albert as our Member of the Month.

Mimi has been a member of Castro Valley Fitness for 3 years. If she isn’t at the gym, she is running. She is an avid runner with multiple marathons under her belt. She wanted to find a gym where she could insure her form was correct, had a good variety and would build her strength.

Since joining CVF she finds that she can run hills faster and easier. She does a lot of trail running and finds that her agility has improved too.

Mimi finds CVF a place where we get down to the basics with common sense and no gimmicks.

Her advice is to be consistent — the more you put into your workouts, the more you will get out of them.

The three words that sum up Mimi’s experience at CVF are “therapeutic, rewarding and results.”

July 2017 – Monic Coates

Castro Valley Fitness – Member of the Month

July 2017

It is our pleasure to recognize Monic Coates as our Member of the Month.

Monic has been a member of CV Fitness for 3 years and finds the small group training sessions attractive. Along with her training sessions, she likes to run too.

She has found the most improvement in her strength, attitude, and her physical appearance.   She has also found an increased endurance with her running. Monic has been on a weight loss journey that has seen great success – 55 lbs in 8 months!

She finds CV Fitness not to be the typical gym. Clients get more one on one attention. It is a safe place with an incredible sense of community. It doesn’t matter which training session you attend, you will see people of all ages where everyone is friendly, helpful and encouraging.

Her advice is not to get discouraged and don’t compare yourself to others. It’s a progression and don’t be afraid to try new things.

The three words that sum up Monic’s experience at CV Fitness are “positive, challenge and enjoyment.”

It is our pleasure to recognize Monic Coates as our Member of the Month.

Monic has been a member of CV Fitness for 3 years and finds the small group training sessions attractive. Along with her training sessions, she likes to run too.

She has found the most improvement in her strength, attitude, and her physical appearance.   She has also found an increased endurance with her running. Monic has been on a weight loss journey that has seen great success – 55 lbs in 8 months!

She finds CV Fitness not to be the typical gym. Clients get more one on one attention. It is a safe place with an incredible sense of community. It doesn’t matter which training session you attend, you will see people of all ages where everyone is friendly, helpful and encouraging.

Her advice is not to get discouraged and don’t compare yourself to others. It’s a progression and don’t be afraid to try new things.

The three words that sum up Monic’s experience at CV Fitness are “positive, challenge and enjoyment.”