See what PA team members are saying!

                          Above: A photo from our very first "8 To Great" Neighborhood Boot Camp in Governors Run.

                          Above: A photo from our very first "8 To Great" Neighborhood Boot Camp in Governors Run.

"Over the last few years I had noticed some negative changes in my balance, flexibility, and cardio conditioning and my doctor had been telling me for years to lose some weight and to exercise regularly.  My doctor was convinced that if I, a Medicare aged man, could lose 15 or 20 lbs. and started regularly exercising my high blood pressure and my pre-diabetic sugar level would fall back into the normal range.  So I finally decided to follow doctor’s orders and began a search for a personal trainer that could provide me with the expertise and discipline I personally needed.  I selected - Progressive Athletics. I could not be happier with the trainer assigned to my case, Mark Covington, CSCS.  We were able to work out a training schedule designed to help me accomplish my goals, while providing flexiblity for my work schedule.  My goals were to lose weight, through a healthier diet and better nutrition - not a starvation diet; re-gain flexibility and balance; improve strength; and improve cardio-vascular condition.  My trainer developed a gradually challenging workout program that is constantly changing, so it’s never boring.  Also, the workout routine is realistic while difficult for someone my age. Quite frankly I could not be happier with the results we have obtained in three months... *My weight is down 15 pounds. *My blood pressure is down to 126/69 and my blood sugar has dropped below the pre-diabetic threshold.  *Importantly, not only is my weight down, but I have lost over 2 inches from my waistline; *Gained strength and improved flexibility.  If feels very good when the positive changes in your appearance are noticed by other people.  There is no doubt that I can now do exercises I could not accomplish when we started and with more repetitions; plus my cardio has improved.  As an unexpected benefit, I am sleeping better and I am more relaxed.  The exciting part is we are just getting started. Obviously, I am more than happy that I selected Progressive Athletics and would strongly recommend anyone in search of a professional trainer, whether for health or appearance reasons, or both, to consider Progressive Athletics.  I look forward to continuing this journey, my goals for further physical fitness and a healthier appearance remain unchanged and I now have confidence that my next goal is reachable."   Bill Nicholas Principal and CEO Nicholas & Associates, Inc.       

"Over the last few years I had noticed some negative changes in my balance, flexibility, and cardio conditioning and my doctor had been telling me for years to lose some weight and to exercise regularly.  My doctor was convinced that if I, a Medicare aged man, could lose 15 or 20 lbs. and started regularly exercising my high blood pressure and my pre-diabetic sugar level would fall back into the normal range.  So I finally decided to follow doctor’s orders and began a search for a personal trainer that could provide me with the expertise and discipline I personally needed.  I selected - Progressive Athletics.

I could not be happier with the trainer assigned to my case, Mark Covington, CSCS.  We were able to work out a training schedule designed to help me accomplish my goals, while providing flexiblity for my work schedule.  My goals were to lose weight, through a healthier diet and better nutrition - not a starvation diet; re-gain flexibility and balance; improve strength; and improve cardio-vascular condition.  My trainer developed a gradually challenging workout program that is constantly changing, so it’s never boring.  Also, the workout routine is realistic while difficult for someone my age.

Quite frankly I could not be happier with the results we have obtained in three months...

*My weight is down 15 pounds.

*My blood pressure is down to 126/69 and my blood sugar has dropped below the pre-diabetic threshold. 

*Importantly, not only is my weight down, but I have lost over 2 inches from my waistline;

*Gained strength and improved flexibility.  If feels very good when the positive changes in your appearance are noticed by other people. 

There is no doubt that I can now do exercises I could not accomplish when we started and with more repetitions; plus my cardio has improved.  As an unexpected benefit, I am sleeping better and I am more relaxed.  The exciting part is we are just getting started.

Obviously, I am more than happy that I selected Progressive Athletics and would strongly recommend anyone in search of a professional trainer, whether for health or appearance reasons, or both, to consider Progressive Athletics. 

I look forward to continuing this journey, my goals for further physical fitness and a healthier appearance remain unchanged and I now have confidence that my next goal is reachable."

 

Bill Nicholas

Principal and CEO

Nicholas & Associates, Inc.       

"I contacted PA because I was interested in personalized training. Mark is someone that my husband and I know in the community, and I knew he could help me with personalized training. I have tried working out at gyms and other fitness facilities, but I was not getting the personal attention that I wanted from a trainer. I really like the varied exercise routines. I am never bored and am always learning about what type of exercise and equipment works best for me. My goals for better health and weight loss are always the focus of my workouts.  I have been training with Mark for almost 6 months and I am halfway to my weight loss goal and I feel healthy and strong! I am a huge fan of PA! I have recommended PA to several of my friends since starting back in May, and will continue to do so. I am looking forward to reaching my goal weight and learning how to do push-ups properly :) I also plan on signing up for a few 5K races in the spring as my husband and I improve our running skills!" Margaret Weinstein Chief Executive Officer Line of Sight

"I contacted PA because I was interested in personalized training. Mark is someone that my husband and I know in the community, and I knew he could help me with personalized training. I have tried working out at gyms and other fitness facilities, but I was not getting the personal attention that I wanted from a trainer. I really like the varied exercise routines. I am never bored and am always learning about what type of exercise and equipment works best for me. My goals for better health and weight loss are always the focus of my workouts.

 I have been training with Mark for almost 6 months and I am halfway to my weight loss goal and I feel healthy and strong! I am a huge fan of PA! I have recommended PA to several of my friends since starting back in May, and will continue to do so. I am looking forward to reaching my goal weight and learning how to do push-ups properly :) I also plan on signing up for a few 5K races in the spring as my husband and I improve our running skills!"

Margaret Weinstein

Chief Executive Officer

Line of Sight

"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!"

Jennifer Z.

Dana Ellicott City Personal Training

"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!)"

Dana Robins

Owner and Founder

D&L Enterpreises

 

"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

 

Above: A testimonial interview of one of our younger clients/athletes, Abigail! We pushed Abi hard for 8 weeks and she made the high school soccer team and performed amazingly at tryouts!

Above: Here is a Facebook Ad/Testimonial we ran for our client, Jon Weinstein. He has made tremendous progress and is achieving new levels of fitness!

“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. "

Jon Weinstein

Council Member

District 1

"I was introduced to Progressive Athletics through the "8 To Great" Neighborhood Bootcamp run by Mark and Haaris.  Once the boot camp concluded for the winter, I decided I wanted to continue working with Progressive Athletics. Working out with Mark and Haaris has been extremely helpful because their workouts have structure and they pick the best exercises for my goals (be it health reasons, weight loss, strength, etc.). Since I started attending the bootcamps and working out one-on-one, my strength has improved greatly. My body shape has improved. More muscle definition and less “wobbliness” are also some of the benefits I've noticed. I am more conscious about my nutrition. I utilize the Trainerize and MyFitnessPal apps that they recommend which makes it much easier to follow calorie intake. The apps also allow them to hold me accountable with my eating habits. I like working out with Progressive Athletics and I like that I don’t have to think of the right exercises and right execution during my workouts. My trainer makes exercise plan and takes out all of the guesswork.  I've seen results since working with Mark and Haaris and completing these workouts, so yes, I am very happy with my choice and my experience.  Anyone who wants to get an excellent cardio workout through bootcamp, or an excellent one-on-one workout with a highly qualified personal trainer, should consider PA.  It’s important for me to be strong, fit and healthy. So, I am looking forward to continuing my workouts with the PA team." Daina H.  


"I was introduced to Progressive Athletics through the "8 To Great" Neighborhood Bootcamp run by Mark and Haaris. 

Once the boot camp concluded for the winter, I decided I wanted to continue working with Progressive Athletics. Working out with Mark and Haaris has been extremely helpful because their workouts have structure and they pick the best exercises for my goals (be it health reasons, weight loss, strength, etc.).

Since I started attending the bootcamps and working out one-on-one, my strength has improved greatly. My body shape has improved. More muscle definition and less “wobbliness” are also some of the benefits I've noticed. I am more conscious about my nutrition. I utilize the Trainerize and MyFitnessPal apps that they recommend which makes it much easier to follow calorie intake. The apps also allow them to hold me accountable with my eating habits.

I like working out with Progressive Athletics and I like that I don’t have to think of the right exercises and right execution during my workouts. My trainer makes exercise plan and takes out all of the guesswork. 

I've seen results since working with Mark and Haaris and completing these workouts, so yes, I am very happy with my choice and my experience. 

Anyone who wants to get an excellent cardio workout through bootcamp, or an excellent one-on-one workout with a highly qualified personal trainer, should consider PA. 

It’s important for me to be strong, fit and healthy. So, I am looking forward to continuing my workouts with the PA team."

Daina H.

 

"I chose Progressive Athletics for the convenience and time management. I work at home and have limited time for working out due to my schedule. With Progressive Athletics, Mark will schedule our session, he brings all the necessary equipment and I am ready to work out for the time allocated. It works perfect into my busy schedule and I love it! I've been working out with Progressive Athletics for over 4 months now, and it has honestly been better than I expected. My body is transforming and is becoming stronger each week. I look forward to every session! I love the rotation of workouts that Mark coordinates-arms/legs/abs/core etc. I also like seeing my progress when we have evaluations every 30 days. My strength has improved considerably- I love the way I feel about myself and love the results thus far. I am looking forward to getting even stronger, learning more exercises I can do in between workout sessions, and continuing with the nutritional information/diet that has been discussed. I love the healthy recipes Progressive Athletics shares in their newsletter. I am constantly sharing my story, sharing the Progressive Athletics' story and trying to make everyone aware of their awesome business. I am posting an overview on both CLES PTA website and BMMS PTA website which hundreds of families read weekly. I would highly recommend this service to anyone looking to get into amazing shape!   Melissa Wentker Sales Director Maestro Health

"I chose Progressive Athletics for the convenience and time management. I work at home and have limited time for working out due to my schedule. With Progressive Athletics, Mark will schedule our session, he brings all the necessary equipment and I am ready to work out for the time allocated. It works perfect into my busy schedule and I love it! I've been working out with Progressive Athletics for over 4 months now, and it has honestly been better than I expected. My body is transforming and is becoming stronger each week. I look forward to every session! I love the rotation of workouts that Mark coordinates-arms/legs/abs/core etc. I also like seeing my progress when we have evaluations every 30 days. My strength has improved considerably- I love the way I feel about myself and love the results thus far. I am looking forward to getting even stronger, learning more exercises I can do in between workout sessions, and continuing with the nutritional information/diet that has been discussed. I love the healthy recipes Progressive Athletics shares in their newsletter. I am constantly sharing my story, sharing the Progressive Athletics' story and trying to make everyone aware of their awesome business. I am posting an overview on both CLES PTA website and BMMS PTA website which hundreds of families read weekly. I would highly recommend this service to anyone looking to get into amazing shape!

 

Melissa Wentker

Sales Director

Maestro Health