“Coming home from college for the summer I knew I needed to take my training to the next level to be able to compete at the highest level of college football this fall. I am thrilled that I connected with Mike this summer and have been training at EFX. In just 2 months at EFX, my progression as an athlete has never been faster. I have been training speed and agility with Mike, and also doing my strength and conditioning work at EFX. In that time, I have hit a number of PRs including dropping my 40 yard dash time down nearly 2 tenths of a second to 4.55. Mike and the EFX staff has pushed me to reach my full potential as an athlete, and I would gladly recommend EFX to anyone serious about reaching their fitness goals.”
“I have been landscaping for 10 hrs a day for 3 days. Weeding, raking ,putting down weed block and finally a thick cover bark mulch. I am telling you this because any normal person would be dead by now. I am an EFX trainee and above normal even with my disease I feel as good as I ever have thanks to you Mike. No pains or aches Your the best. I may have a disease but not a disability. EFX is the best medicine to stay fit. Thanks , the PD kid. Now all I need is an endorsement.”
“I wanted to take a moment to express my thanks to you and your staff. As the Manager of an AAU Baseball team (11U) and a Board Member of a local Little League, I could not be happier with the training you have provided. Not only did you take on a group of young baseball players, you also had to train the Coaches. We went to your facility in Manchester twice a week for three straight months. The amount of improvement I saw from my players is nothing short of remarkable. They are faster, stronger, quicker and bigger than when they started. Manager and Board Member aside, I am also a parent to two of your students. My wife and I could not be happier with the improvement they have shown. Not just physically, mentally as well. We thank you!
I also participated in the strength and conditioning program alongside my players and sons. To be fair to anyone who reads this, I am going to be truthful about my entire time with EFX. I was overweight on September 1st. I’m 45 years old, 6’4″ and weighed 280 pounds. An athletic 280, but I needed to lose body fat. So I started out, again, on a journey. I changed my diet, joined the gym and started going to EFX twice a week. The weight lifting and diet certainly helped, but I owe most of my weight loss to Mike. He knew when I needed to be pushed a little harder and he knew when to let me be. The principles he teaches along with the passion he shows is a recipe for success. Every time I left his facility I was drenched in sweat and endorphins. I felt great. The workouts are hard. There were many times that I pretended to be wiping sweat off my nose but in reality was flipping him the bird. He’ll push you to that point. But that’s what I needed. As I write this on January 25th, I am still 45 years old and still 6’4″. My weight is down to 245. I dropped 35 pounds in 21 weeks. That is healthy weight loss. Not a fab diet, not starvation. Hard work, exercise, eating right, hydrating and getting my rest. All principles Mike talks about during the training sessions. I am with holding my name from this email due to my positions in the baseball community. But trust me, it’s legit. Thank you, Mike. I feel better than I ever have. I highly recommend EFX to anybody who is looking to get in shape, lose weight, feel better both mentally and physically, gain self-esteem or accomplish any goals that you have set. ”
“Michael Bistany did a fantastic job working with our football athletes during the off-season in order to prepare them for the rigors of a long season. We found that the athletes who participated in his speed and agility program entered training camp in better shape than their peers and that they were performing at a consistently high level. Michael has been a pleasure to work with as a GHS coach, and our athletes have had nothing but good things to say about working with him as well.”
By: Nate Comp / Manchester, NH
“If you’re not happy about it, why don’t you do something?”
It’s amazing how that one simple question was all I needed…
A huge THANK YOU goes out to Michael Bistany from EFX/Fitness Revolution for giving me the best gift ever: my health.
Things I’ve learned from Mike over the past few months:
– I love food, and it’s still weird to me that even though I eat more now than I ever have, I’m still losing body fat!
– I can eat 6 times a day and still reach my goal as long as I’m eating the right stuff
– you don’t have to ‘live at the gym’ to get results, you just have to do specific things in a specific order
– it IS possible to lose fat while also gaining muscle, you just need a good plan and plenty of determination
– jumping on the scale is one thing, but the best judge of results is a mirror
– kettlebells are evil, but they get the job done
– nobody is going to save you from yourself – your life is 100% your responsibility
– when you lose weight, you’ll look good in your clothes, but when you work out, you’ll look good naked”
By: Michelle Couture / Manchester, NH
“Michael Bistany stands out as a personal trainer because he doesn’t just focus on your health during the hour classes and leave you to your own devices when you leave. He checks in with you, offers encouragement and suggestions when faced with plateaus in your personal goals. I have a number of physical problems, including a bad shoulder and a short leg. Michael is very knowledgeable in anatomy and kinesthetics, which allow him to modify exercises, to include stretches of muscle groups that contribute to my problem areas and to emphasize exercises in the workouts that strengthen my weaker muscles to improve my performance and health.
Michael also pushes me to train harder and be healthier in my life. He doesn’t just give this principal lip service. He follows his own advice and is a great role model. He is honest with his clients and when we say we struggle with nutrition, he shares when he doesn’t eat well, and that helps us relate to him and allows us to see that none of us are perfect. He pushes me to not be complacent in my health; just as he is not stagnant in his profession. He is always looking for conferences and certification workshops in order to be the best trainer that he can be and to share knowledge with his clients because he truly believes in the benefits of good health and fitness. His investment in me and in others, encourages me to continue to invest in my own health.”
By Don Wilson / Manchester, NH
I started working with a personal trainer at EFX about eighteen months ago. I chose the one on one training due to my Parkinson’s Disease (diagnosed in 2010)) and my inability to move quickly, lack of balance and the confidence to do things I used to do. My goal was to build strength and flexibility to be able to do normal day to day activities without pain and difficulty. Mike Bistany my personal trainer set programs that were feasible for me and made necessary modifications as needed. He has worked with dedication, support and commitment by making constant changes to my workout sessions to help me achieve my goals. Things I previously did with difficulty have become easier.
Mike is a true professional who has taken personal care in my training and I will be forever grateful to him. He explains how the body mechanics work which gives me a better understanding of why I am doing certain exercises. I recently completed a 24 mile bike trek and a 5 hour hike the following day with a difficult rating. I am back to my hunting and fly fishing this year with renewed confidence and independence. My quarterly checkups with my Parkinson’s doctor and my PC doctor have much improved results. The change in my personal wellbeing along with my quality of life has improved immensely thanks to the training program I have been under with his guidance. Don Wilson (67) Manchester NH
By Andrew / Manchester, NH
I would like to give this testimonial for Michael Bistany with EFX Personal Training. About a month ago I started working with Mike. As someone who was already in relatively good shape my goal was to take my fitness to a new level and to put on some muscle. Mike immediately had the perfect plan for me. What was impressive was that there are so many different types of students in his classes. He gives the time and effort to personally tailor each workout for the specific person.
Not only do I work out with mike two times a week but he also has developed a routine for me to use on off days on my own at the regular gym. Not only that but he provides great advice on nutrition to further your success. I would highly recommend training with mike and his other great trainers. I can tell you it has been a long time since I was spent after an hour workout and it feels great. So whether you are looking to further your fitness or to start living a healthier life you should speak with mike and come workout at EFX!!!!!
“Great Trainer to Work With”
By Beth Crossley / Pelham, NH
I really enjoy working with Mike, he takes the time to know his clients. The workouts are designed with each individual in mind. Kettlebell workouts are great, he challenges you all the way while making sure you have proper form and technique during the whole set. Mike guides you through each and every move. He will keep you motivated to do your best! It is amazing that you can feel the difference within yourself so quickly! I always look forward to my next session.
“Top NH Kettlebell Instructor!”
By Michael Palumbo / Salem, NH
Mike has a great knowledge of body mechanics, muscle function and is capable of determining the individual abilities of his clients. Kettlebells are a tremendous exercise and I am enjoying the results. Mike’s positive attitude is a great asset to his willingness to work with his clients at their own level and to push them to their maximum potential. He instills confidence and encourages you to want to work further and apply yourself more diligently. Mike is alway watching technique and form during kettlebells, which is another asset to Mike being an A+ instructor.
By Sandra Frechette / Methuen, MA
Mike is a great trainer. There are all sorts of challenges with kettlebells. I find his strong point is his comprehensive knowledge of the musculature anatomy of the body. He combines that with his expertise in kettlebells and it’s a terrific synthesis of a complete body work out. He is sure to WATCH and INSTRUCT you as you perform correct form.
I also see Mike as being attentive and willing to be flexible in his program. He will also be considerate of any discomforts or soreness you may be experiencing. He is understanding and considerate and he knows JUST what you are capable of. And he pushes when he should. That is what will make you appreciate Mike as a kettlebell expert!
“Kettlebells: A new way to train for Great results!”
By Kerry McKenna / Windham, NH
Michael is very knowledgeable in kettlebell training. He knows his stuff and can clearly articulate proper style, form and use of the kettlebells. He is patient when training, and able to guide through the work out, making it safe for those of us with back issues. I have been workingout for 30 years, this type of workout is new to me, but I can honestly say I feel less back pain and overall more flexibility in just the three weeks I have been working with Michael. Thank you Michael!
“Awesome, caring instructor!”
By Betty Chestnut / Hampstead, NH
I’ve been with Michael Bistany only a short time and already am seeing results. As I have had back issues for years I need to be confident in the leader of my fitness instruction and Michael has won that confidence in me. He has adapted my exercises to meet my needs and selects workouts to target areas most important for me to strengthen first. I look forward to an ongoing program. Thanks, Michael!
If you want results….
By Byron Marks / Manchester, NH
Mike is a great trainer. He pushes you hard during your workout, which I definitely needed but he also understands that not everyone goes at the same pace. He is patient and always willing to help anyone who is having difficulty as much as needed. He knows his stuff and will get you the results you’re looking for if you’re willing to do the work.
“Truly an Invested Man”
By Melissa Brooks / Derry, NH
Michael Bistany is one of those trainers that REALLY does care. He not only tailors the workouts to best fit your needs and wants, but also helps with nutrition and accountability. He’s there for you when and if you next extra help and support, and celebrates with you in your own accomplishments. He is a kind, knowledgeable, talented, hardworking trainer that always has a way that makes you desire to strive for your best.
Great Instructor & Motivator
By Debra Taylor / Plaistow, NH
Michael is a very knowledgable fitness trainer who definitely pays attention to his clients and their needs. He is a great motivator as well. He also listens to his clients and offers encouragement (when needed), support, and shows compassion for each individual. He reviews exercises, varies the routines and discusses diet. Our son is Autistic and he works very patiently with him too. Our son looks up to him as a mentor and with Michael’s interest in his well being, I know our son will be successful.
By Darlene Smith
Before EFX, I had never been in a gym! After just 8 weeks, i saw drastic results. I lost 8 pounds and 7% body fat! The trainers are wonderful and knowledgeable. They make the workout effective but fun! I am now quite addicted to EFX!