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Inside the doors of Player’s Fitness and Performance (PFP), there are calls of welcome throughout the day, (prior to Covid, high-fives and hugs were given, too) as members make their way inside. This high energy greeting is repeated each time a person walks through the door.  

Real life change is happening every day at Player’s Fitness and Performance.

“We feel like we’ve figured out the components necessary to help a person who feels like they have tried everything, every diet, every gym. We first seek to understand and we try very hard to appreciate their world and why they feel the way they do about a gym,” says Andrew Simpson, founder of Player’s Fitness and Performance.

Joe Pfister, Director of Adult Trainings says, “When a person comes in, they immediately see that we are more than just a gym.”

Kristen Watkins, says, “I loved the idea of a personalized gym and feeling like I am more than a number. It’s a really unique place, and I love that everyone knows your name and what is going on in your life!”

Barri Hoffrichter has been a member at PFP for several years and says, “I have worked out in other gyms but none take the time to greet you the way PFP does. Positivity exudes from the verbal shout outs to the high-fives and the positive messages on the wall.”

“We are a community,” says Joe. “You will join with people who are just like you and you are going to feel welcomed, safe and encouraged from the coaches and everyone who works out with you. This is a great opportunity for change, not scary or daunting. It’s the first step to becoming the best version of yourself. We have a lot of phrases or mantras that we say at PFP. One of them is ‘This is the last time you will ever start your journey.’”

“When someone first walks through our doors, we connect with them. We learn their names. We are more interested in finding out about who that person is first, before we talk about which program might be best,” says Joe.

“After connecting and getting to know the person’s ‘why’, we then set up what we call a success session,” explains Joe. “A success session, is a one on one with your coach, where you discuss your goals and complete a body composition analysis. Finally, we take you through the training process and determine whether large group (ten or more), small group (five or less) or one-on-one training would be best.”

“Ninety-nine percent of gyms will focus on the training and only one percent will focus on the mental aspect. To live your best life and reach your goals, the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects have to be in check,” says Joe.

This style of intense focus on the whole person achieves results and changes lives.

Since going to PFP, Kristen says, “My confidence and self-esteem has really grown over the last two years.”

Andrew says, “Shaping our culture at PFP is important. One way we do that is to give our team members ownership of the gym. One of our core values is ‘the owner’s mentality.’ Every single team member treats the gym like they own it, because we believe they do.”

“Our clients come in and get the same experience every time because our team members have roles, and we know what each of us do best so the client gets the best experience. We encourage our coaches to focus on the uniqueness of the individual and their story. We have to know those stories so we can deliver a phenomenal training experience,” says Andrew.

“During our sessions, we focus on what we call the ‘Triangle of Health’,” says Joe.  “Working out or training, is at the top of the triangle and everyone likes to focus on that piece. That’s why they come to the gym. But we focus on how we can balance your training and fitness with the other components, which are nutrition and recovery. We say to take baby steps with nutrition and, as far as recovery, we focus on sleep habits and self-care, such as massage and foam rolling.”

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Dedicated to your success,

Andrew and the PFP Team

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