See what PA team members are saying!
"I am a runner and have been training with a running group for a long time. I decided to take the next step and start strength training with a trainer. I have trained with Haaris for a while now and really enjoy training with him. He mixes up my workouts so I don't get bored. He also tailors them to what I am doing with my running training. I have seen dramatic changes in my strength and endurance while running. He is also very knowledgeable about stretching and foam rolling for recovery. I would recommend him to any runner or athlete I know!"
"In May of 2013 I was involved in a motorcycle accident. I was 53 at the time and now I am 57. I met Haaris from Progressive Athletics 6 months ago. With his knowledge on the human body, he has helped me through my healing process. I am a father of eight and I would highly recommend using Progressive Athletics for your situation (great people and company!)"
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"Haaris has played a critical role in my fitness journey, with his guidance and support, I’ve become stronger and more energetic. He’s patient, detailed, knowledgeable and enthusiastic about helping me achieve my fitness goals."
– TJ K. Marriottsville, MD
"Five star company. Knowledgeable, credentialed, experienced, and above all, hold the highest level of integrity and pride in their work. Personalized from beginning to end to help you achieve your goals. They care and are passionate about their clients. I cannot recommend them enough.
-Sandy M. Ellicott City, MD
"I personally attribute my success in fitness to Progressive Athletics. Haaris has been with me since day 1 and he has always guided me to help achieve my goals. He has been incredibly helpful in developing routines, programs, nutritional guidelines, and much more, that were personalized for me and my goals. He has always been prompt, professional, and informative when providing information. I wouldn’t be where I am today with my fitness without the help and training Haaris!"
-Joey G. Ellicott City, MD
“Several months ago I realized I was probably in the worst shape of my life at a time when I needed to have more energy and stamina. Given my crazy schedule, I had fallen into bad eating and sleeping habits to compound my lack of exercise. Knowing that I did not have the will-power to join a gym and drive somewhere to workout, I figured the only way to be successful was to have a trainer come to my home. So, just six months ago I met Mark and Haaris at Progressive Athletics; my wife had worked out with Haaris before he had formed Progressive with Mark, and enjoyed her workouts with him. After assessing our needs, Mark took on Margaret and myself as clients.
We each spend an hour with Mark for a personalized workout three days a week. I can honestly say that I cannot believe the success I have experienced while enjoying every workout… well almost every one :). Given how out-of-shape I was, the first few sessions were rough, but Mark’s positive attitude and encouragement helped me through. His approach is “progressive” 4-6 sessions of a series of activities which lead to a new set that is more challenging and focused on other parts of the body. Besides the physical fitness, Mark worked with us on our nutrition - not a diet, just a lifestyle that works for us.
So my results in just six monthS…
- I have lost over 20 pounds
- I’m in the best shape I’ve been in over 20 years, since I left the Army. I can actually pass an Army physical fitness test for people 12 years younger than me.
- I’m significantly healthier… due to the improvements from exercise and healthier eating, a few ailments I have are gone and my blood pressure, which runs high, is normal.
- I look forward to exercising and started to run on my own on the days I’m not working out with Mark.
The things I love about working with Progressive...
- The sessions are fun and challenging and change before you can get bored with an exercise.
- Mark and Haaris are GREAT motivators
- They’re flexible… If you don’t like an exercise or it doesn’t feel right they’re quick to make the adjustment. It’s no problem, if you need to make a change in your exercise date or time.
- Mark truly cares about our success, health, and mindset. He’s interested in the whole person!
Working with Progressive was the best investment I have ever made in my physical and mental health. I’m looking forward to achieving new goals that I would never have thought possible just six months ago. "