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Will You Be Our Next Success Story?

"The results have been amazing! I've lost 45 pounds. I went from XL shirts to medium shirts & size 38 waist to 32. I don't deal with as many pains that I used to deal with.

If you trust EP Newark with your health, workouts, & nutrition, you're not going to regret it.

Jeremiah K.

"I've lost 35 pounds & 6 inches around my waist!

EP Newark is not a place where you go & you feel overwhelmed. They work with you & build you up based on your ability"

-Marti W.

"I've dropped 25 pounds, 2 pants sizes, & a shirt size.

EP Newark is a home for us. It's great to be surrounded by like-minded people working hard to achieve their goals."

-Robby C.

"I've lost 30 pounds, 6% body fat, & I'm down 3-4 pants sizes!

I highly recommend EP Newark. It's a very positive atmosphere."

-Heidi F.

"Charlie & Tami have pushed me further than I thought I ever could.

I overcame so many doubts in myself."

-Sam E.

"Not only do I feel stronger & more energetic from coming to EP Newark, I really like the atmosphere here. It's very encouraging.

It's really friendly here. Everyone's got your back."

-Priscilla H.

"I was an executive & had no time...I've lost 45 pounds & 6 inches in my waist.

EP will put you in a position where you can achieve whatever you want to achieve."

-Doid M.

"Before starting I had trouble walking up & down stairs. Now I've lost 25 pounds, 6 inches in my waist, & 7% body fat!

And my legs are now strong enough to walk stairs!"

-Julie T.

"I've lost 35 pounds, 6 inches off my waist, & 9% body fat! I feel more confident overall.

Don't be afraid to come in. It's a very welcoming community."

-Allie W.

"In the last six weeks, I've lost almost 7 pounds, an inch around my waist, & 3% body fat!

All of a sudden I have energy that I never had before, & my pants fit amazing for the first time in forever!"

-Karressa K.

"I'm down 15 pounds & a pants & a half size. I'm feeling better & motivating my friends & family.

At EP you can encourage each other, & it's motivational."

-Karen N.

"I'm stronger than I was in my 30's. I can do things that people my age can't do."

-Robin M.

"I have more strength. I can get up off the floor better, I can walk steps now without losing my breath.

If you're thinking about joining EP, I encourage you to yourself first."

-Jennifer C.

"For a while I didn't like how I looked. I wouldn't even take any pictures of myself.

Now I have more confidence in the way I look and feel."

-Julie B.

"I've lost 20 pounds and maintained it for 2 years.

Without the strength I've gained at EP Newark, I wouldn't have recovered as quickly as I did when I fell off a ladder and broke all my ribs."

-Mike C.

"If you're anything like me & need the accountability or someone to help push you when you workout, I would definitely recommend EP Newark!"

-Jennie B.

"I never found the time for myself. Scheduling time & making it a priority really helped me.

I'm down 16 pounds & 4% body fat. Yay!"

-Carol P.

"I put on a pair of pants today that I haven't had on for a year! That felt really good!

I have energy! I'm sleeping good at night!"

-Cindy A.

"I've lost 16 pounds, & I've noticed my clothes have gotten looser!

I'm a lot happier & more comfortable with the way I look in the mirror & in photos."

-Courtney B.

"I was hesitant, but this keeps me going.

I can keep up with my four kids. I have more energy & feel healthier than I ever have.

Thank you EP Newark!"

-Jessica W.

"My muscle tone looks better, feels better, & even my husband says how much better I look!"

-Nanette W.

"Since having kids & being a working mom, I knew Charlie & Tami were the right trainers to get me back on track.

They provide the support & accountability I need."

-Sarah S.

"I was a D1 college athlete, but I'm in the best shape of my life now, at 38.

I've noticed quite a drop in my pace times too."

-Nate W.

"I love the accountability. It's like a doctor's appointment for your health.

If you don't come here, you're crazy!"

-Noelle A.

"I love the community! I was very self conscious... but everybody was saying 'Great job! You can do this!'

Everybody just encourages everybody!"

-Becky T.

"I really appreciate their attention to detail. I love the kindness in how they guide us.

I feel more confident. My core is stronger, & my balance is improved."

-Ann S.

"I never would've dreamed I could climb a mountain! I'm so proud of myself! I did it!

My kids & grandkids needed a break, but I was ready to go to the top!"

-Cindy L.

"I feel a lot more flexible & stronger. When I'm on the field, I notice my endurance is higher.

If you're a high school athlete, & you're not getting the right kind of strength training, I recommend EP Newark. They design workouts just for you."

-Emma S.

"If you're thinking about getting started there's no downside.

You're going to increase your strength, you're going to be with a bunch of great people, plus you're going to have workouts that are specifically tailored to you."

-Susan V.

"I met Charlie and Tami just short 3 months ago and I have lost 23 pounds, over 6% body fat, and 19+ inches!

While training with Charlie and Tami at EP I've also gained friendships. The environment Charlie and Tami have made is my favorite thing about training at EP. It is all positive and encouraging. Never any negative or diminishing words are ever said to you. Everyone cheers each other on and you're surrounded by support. I couldn't wait for workout days at EP, they were my favorite days of the week.

I started training with Charlie and Tami because I needed to get my butt in shape for the Navy, and I did! In just 3 months, I am stronger and ready for boot camp, and I've gained all that knowledge that I'll be able to take with me where ever I go in the world. I couldn't have done it with out them, and God couldn't have lead me to a better trainer. I can't say enough about Charlie and Tami. You will not regret choosing to train at Elite Performance. You'll regret it if you don't, so call them now!"

-Victoria G.

"I love training at EP because each workout is working toward the goals I set in the beginning.

Charlie is very knowledgeable and pushes me to do the best I can, without any distractions.

Makes me feel like I accomplish something every time I leave and feel better everyday."

-Travis L.

"To describe Tami and Charlie would be simple. They are my constant. Over 10 years of training with them, no matter my failures or successes, they are always there with support, motivation, and encouragement.

It’s a significant reason why I’ve lost over 30 pounds and two pant sizes and conquered three triathlons, two half marathons, and a marathon.”

-Lauren H.

"I had started a weight loss journey of my own several months before joining Charlie and Tami, but felt that I needed something more in addition to my efforts. Professional guidance is what I felt was necessary.They were able to assess my needs/goals and compile a challenging, yet achievable work out routine.

There is nothing intimidating about the environment or people once you start. People from all walks of life and athletic ability participate together and truly become like a second family who support you through your personal journey.

As you progress (which you will), Charlie and Tami will change things up and strategize to keep you challenged and engaged. Be cautious at hinting that something is too easy, or proclaim one type workout is “just the worst”- you will be introduced to other movements that surpass your good burn expectations! They make these adjustments (mostly) lovingly and only if you are truly ready to advance... don’t worry.

If you are interested in also adding in nutritional changes, they will address this as well; they are never pushy, but make helpful nudges every once in a while to see if you are ready to continue to improve your health via another avenue other than physical activity alone.

I am so glad that I joined and cannot imagine my world without them now!Truthfully, I spend more time with them per week than I do with some of my closest friends and, as a result, I would consider them now in that category... but with the added benefit of being motivational trainers! I love the laughter and accountability every time I go."

-Krista B

"I had not worked out in a gym or with a trainer before going to EP. I was very nervous about my lack of experience and fitness. What I found was the most amazing group of people to workout with.

Tami and Charlie adapt every exercise based on your strength and ability, and I felt stronger and more fit after every workout. They truly care about their clients."

-Molly M.

"I have trained with Tami for 7 years and have loved it. She is always positive, will adjust the workout if needed and just makes it fun.

I have sweated like I did not know I could and learned that my 66 year old body can do much more than I thought it could. The workout is always different and Tami keeps a close eye on me to make sure I am doing it correctly - even after all these years."

-Rita W.

"I began training with Tami my senior year of high school to prepare myself for a Division 1 volleyball career at Northern Kentucky University.

Strength training was something I struggled with until I began training with Tami. She helped me set goals I believed to be impossible and then helped me gain the confidence and mental toughness I needed in order to accomplish those goals! I soon craved those hour long workouts in the summer heat (which was the only time I tolerated the heat) because I had a spunky, tough, and encouraging trainer pushing me through every minute of it.

Tami taught me several important keys to success in athletics and in life that I know I will carry with me the rest of my life. Her positive attitude and extraordinary personality is what made my experience at EP so wonderful summer after summer. I would not be as mentally and physically tough today if it weren't for Tami.

Now that my volleyball career is over I know that I will be able to use the tools EP has given me in order to continue to live a healthy lifestyle. I feel incredibly lucky to have had the opportunity to have Tami as my trainer for 4 summers.

Thank you EP for helping me achieve so much throughout my college volleyball career, I could not have done it without you!

-Tristen S.

"I have trained with Tami and Charlie for a number of years now. They are fantastic at what they do. They genuinely care about YOU and your well-being. Their positive attitudes are a pleasure to be around and contagious, especially on days when you don't really feel like working out, they have a way of bringing you out of your funk!

Their knowledge goes above and beyond anyone else I've ever trained with because this is their life. They put their heart and soul into helping others not just physically, but mentally as well. You won't be disappointed in making the decision to train with them!"

-Mattie L.

“My son was originally referred to EP through his physical therapist after a hamstring injury. We wanted trainers with experience with injured athletes, that could help train him back to competition level for high school track.

That goal was reached and, over the past two years, has been far surpassed. He is in outstanding physical condition, and he himself has a better knowledge of how his body works and what is required to maintain that performance.

He has also benefited mentally from his training. The positive message he gets at EP with every training session goes hand-in-hand with the physical training. He is a better person all around from his relationship with Tami and Charlie, and for that we all are grateful.”

-Dawn M.

“I have trained with Tami for over five years, and she has helped make me stronger and sculpt my arms, legs, and core.

When I found out I was pregnant, I didn’t want all of that strength and conditioning to go away; I had worked too hard for it. I knew I needed to keep my energy level up and stay active during the entire nine months. My doctors ensured me that my body would tell me if I am doing too much.

Tami modified workouts for me as my baby grew and as my energy, intensity level, and balance changed. Under her supervision, I always knew I wasn’t putting myself or baby at risk. At nine months, and carrying an extra 25 pounds, I continued to lift weights, challenge my balance, and perform body weight exercises, and I remained motivated and eager to workout throughout the duration of my pregnancy. I also relied on the appropriate supplements for safe, increased energy during the day and to provide balanced electrolytes and hydration.”

-Beth P.

"The summer between my freshman and sophomore year in college was one of the most pivotal moments of my life. That was when the EP team completely transformed my body and work ethic into an actuality I did not know I could accomplish.

Not only did I meet the demands of my coach, I exceeded them by losing over 32 pounds in just three months. For the next two summers, I returned to EP, for I knew their methods worked and were successful. I have completely transformed my body.

While in school, not only was I supported by the EP team, I was also presented with methods, workouts, and advice to continue my success on my own. Now that I have finished my basketball career, I have absolutely no regrets in choosing to work with EP.

They strive to make you a better you, challenge your body to its limits, but overall create a fun atmosphere to be around and want to work harder.

I thank Charlie and Tami for without their dedication and love for what they do, I would not have been as successful as I was."

-Skyler S.

"Positive environment always. As a person who has struggled with weight my whole life, I've never felt like an outsider at EP like at some other gyms where everyone is already in great shape.

Everyone works at their pace and is encouraged to push themselves to their own full potential."

-Jacquie B.

"Being an athlete coming off of a couple of injuries, my parents decided to send me to Elite Performance. My goal was to get in the best possible shape for my senior year of high school.

Tami designed a workout program that helped me build strength, and she pushed me hard but at the same time was very encouraging and supportive.

With her help, I finished my senior season being named to 1st team All-League, 1st team All-District, and Honorable Mention All-Ohio. I also was awarded Most Outstanding Athlete in my Senior Class.

Currently, I play college softball. As a freshman, I started the year with a conditioning test and finished third out of 25 players.

Tami and her training methods were a big part of my successes over the last two years."

-Courtney H.

"Tami and Charlie are two of the sweetest people you can have the pleasure of meeting. Their good vibes illuminate the building. In addition to their wonderful personalities, they are extremely educated and professional.

Tami knows the body inside and out; always ready with modifications for any kind exercise you may not be able to perform due to whatever ails you. Their workouts leave you with the perfect balance of sore and ready for more.

The training sessions are constantly changing, evolving, and rotating-good for those who may need a little more variety than your average squats and push ups. I encourage everyone to go Elite Performance and have a workout like none other."

-Caitlyn S.

"Elite Performance is a great place to train for anyone and everyone! As a Division 2 Ashland University athlete it helped develop me into a better volleyball player physically and mentally.

All the hard work I put in showed and it was motivating for me to keep going back and training with EP. The trainers here are so knowledgable, persistent, and positive that it creates a great environment for everyone.

Each workout was truly personalized to fit my needs and goals. Elite Performance genuinely cares about each person's overall wellness and helps you reach for goals.

I would recommend Elite Performance to anyone looking to improve their well being or athletes looking to put in work and reach their potential."

-Sam Z.

"Dear Tami, Two weeks ago I had a Dr. appointment to follow up on scheduled lab work, and my blood pressure and cholesterol were both down to normal range. He was so pleased, especially after I told him I was taking no blood pressure meds.

I told him I had been training with you and changing my eating habits and he said, 'That's the way to do it'. I have not yet met my first goal of losing 20 lbs. but am working on it. When that happens, you will be one the the first to know.

Seriously Tami, you got me started on the right track with exercises and eating healthy and I can't thank you enough. You know the problems I have had with blood pressure meds and the fact that I have been able to get my readings down to normal is a testimony to you.

Again, thank you Tami for believing in me and more importantly, helping me believe that, 'YES, I can do it!'.

-Donna W.

"Tami & Charlie are wonderful trainers, and Tami has seen me through a few unexpected surgeries.

While on the mend each time, she is excellent at tailoring the workouts for each participant, as she gets to know them and their strengths/weaknesses, and is always so upbeat, while pushing us.

We all like being there and the benefits we are all reaping! Thanks!"

-Cathy S.

"I have been working with Elite Performance for the past 2 years. I thought that I was 'working out'... that was until I got a real session in with Charlie!

I was so impressed with the way that he pushed me to give everything that I had without making me feel like didn't belong in the gym. I think we've all had that experience where we felt like we didn't belong.

The best thing for me is the amount of accountability & true coaching with the F.I.T program. If you truly want a program to follow & be coached on this is the one for sure! I'm pumped up to continue my journey with EP!"

-David W.

"I love EP because of the individualized attention & genuine interest taken in my health & fitness.

Tami & Charlie are like family!"

-Devon H.

"I am so happy with EP based on the total positive attitude, the encouragement, & the coaching that takes place even outside of their 4 walls.

They take you as you are - no judgement, no pressure."

-Andre Z.

"I have been with them for years. I love how we are always learning new ways to live a healthy lifestyle.

I always come away feeling better about myself. No regrets!!!"

-Jen G.

"This has been a life changing experience for me! This is the only way to train for life. Functional training workouts with two of the most amazing, smart, uplifting and inspiring people I have ever met!!

I'm so glad Tami and Charlie came into my life! You will be too!!"

-Noelle A.

At Elite Performance, we have had the honor to work with athletes of all ages, sports, and skill level.

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