"He started me out slow and increased the intensity at just the right pace…You’re never too old to start”.
For years my daughter Meridith said “Dad, you should go work out with Chris Skory you’d feel so much better “. Finally a few weeks after my 79th birthday I signed up. Am I glad I did. He started me out slow and increased the intensity at just the right pace. We have fun talking and joking while I work out and I can see measurable accomplishments. I no longer dread the steps in my tri-level house. You’re never too old to start.
Bob B. / 79 / Farmington, MI
"Now that I am in shape, I crave an active lifestyle..."
"Motiv8 has helped me reach my fitness goals. This is the strongest I've ever been, and weigh less than I did in high school. I can do pull-ups, chin-ups, dead lift 145 pounds, and more. Now that I am in shape, I crave an active lifestyle and love doing yoga, hiking, biking, and paddle-boarding. I am more adventurous and life is a whole lot more fun!"*
Jodi F. / 46 / West Bloomfield , MI
"I am no longer on blood pressure or diabetes medications..."
In working with Reid, I realized that most of my excuses were just that. I've also discovered that exercising isn't so bad and that I must put in the effort to reach my goal. So far I am well on my way toward the goal. In fact, I am no longer on blood pressure or diabetes medications and I have lost more than 190 lbs.
I still have a ways to go to reach my goal, but I know that Reid is committed to working with me to achieve them – and now, I (actually) look forward to working out with Reid each week.
If I can do it, anyone can. Why Not? What have you got to lose?"*
– Jonathon K. / 39 / West Bloomfield , MI
"Chris pushed me every session even when I gave him sass...Motiv8 has given me myself back."
"Two years ago I started working with Chris at Motiv8, I had put on a lot of weight and wasn’t happy with the way I looked, however there was a catch… I wasn’t willing to give up the foods I enjoyed the most, even though on my form i had circled that I had high motivation to change my “lifestyle”. Chris and I started our sessions and he would always begin by asking how my diet was, and guilty me always responded “good” and then when he would ask what my meals were I would leave out the foods I would snack on at work and at my friends house’s (goldfish, bagels, cookies, pasta, etc.) . Fast forward a year… looking at pictures of myself and seeing the number on my scale made me sick, I finally had the motivation I lacked the year prior and pulled myself to eliminate the foods I couldn’t give up the year before. Chris pushed me every session even when I gave him my sass and said “I can’t do it” and constantly complained, Motiv8 has given me myself back, the skinny girl in the pictures I always compared myself to, the girl with self confidence, the girl that got lost under all the fat. Two years ago if you told me that I would be where I am today I would laugh and tell you that you’re crazy.
When I started with Motiv8 last year I weighed about 196 pounds and lost at most 4 pounds by the end of the summer (when I stopped working with Chris the first time). At the start of the new year (2016) I was up to 205 pounds, losing about 9 pounds before I began working with Chris (I slowly began watching what I was eating) and was going back and forth with my weight, then I started working with Chris weighing around 198 pounds, finishing this summer at 166, when I went back to visit Chris a month after I moved back to school, we did a quick weight in and was at 153 (i don’t know which one of us was prouder), fast forward, now I’m at 145 and still want to go back to Motiv8 to tone my body. These past two years have been nothing short of a roller coaster but Chris believed in me and motivated me to keep pushing myself and I truthfully don’t think I would be where I’m at today without Motiv8! I highly recommend motiv-8 fitness"
Lainie T / 21 / West Bloomfield , MI
She's lost 60lbs this year (2016)!!! She's now shifting her focus from weight loss to building some lean muscle toning her body.*
"Very knowledgeable & biggest difference is they really care..."
"Best trainers I've had. They provide quite the value for money when it comes to personal training! Very knowledgeable & biggest difference is they really care so they hold you accountable. Even my 9 year old loves training here! He finds Chris, his trainer, to be 'very motivating in a cordial way!' "
Ketan P. / 45 / South Lyon , MI
"I've gone from a pant size 8 to a 0!"
"Originally I started working out because I thought I wanted to lose a couple pounds and gain some muscle tone. I've since spent a little over 2 years training with Reid and have absolutely fallen in love with the gym. Never in my life did I think I would be able to attain the physique that I have. I've gone from a pant size 8 to a 0! Even better, now I have curves to go with my slim waist! It's amazing and I never would have been able to do it without my Motiv8 trainer. Reid has shown me that health and fitness is not a fad, it's a lifestyle. In the past I tried the crash diets, but as soon as I'd stop I'd gain everything I lost plus some. Not this time!"*
– Melissa H. / 24 / Commerce Twp , MI
"I am stronger, healthier and hotter. When you say that at my age it has to be good!"
"MOTIV8 WILL MOTIVATE!
If you want to be motivated to exercise, do strength training, or improve your health, you will find Motiv8 a great place to get more out of life. Reid and Chris are amazing at what they do at Motiv8. They are knowledgeable, encouraging and fun. Sometimes fitness coaches can be a little arrogant. Not so these trainers.
I am an amateur dancer but knew I needed to be in better shape. Motiv8 was the answer. I am stronger, healthier and hotter. When you say that at my age it has to be good! Give a try."*
Sue G. / Ann Arbor , MI
"...Motiv8 was able to help me take it to the next level..."
"The team at Motiv8 is awesome. In 10 weeks I was able to get in the best shape of my life just in time for summer. I've always been a bit of a gym rat but Motiv8 was able to help me take it to the next level with my nutrition and training."*
- Kyle D. / 30 / New Hudson , MI
"I highly recommend that anyone considering a personal trainer come to this facility."
I have been going to this personal training gym for several months now, and I highly recommend that anyone considering a personal trainer come this facility. The owners of the facility are honest, that facility is clean and the trainers will get you in the best shape of your life!
David S. / 35 / West Bloomfield , MI
"I can feel the strength in my body and it makes me happy in a way I have never felt before."
In the three months that I have been training at Motiv8 with both Reid and Chris, I have seen drastic improvements and changes in my body and mindset. I have lost approximately 20 lbs, 19 inches in all, and am gearing up to run my first 5k this Thanksgiving. Prior to making the choice to come to Motiv8 I was 234 lbs, living a completely sedentary lifestyle and feeling almost trapped in my body. Never being able to run continuously without stopping, I am amazed at my ability to run miles now. During training sessions we often discuss nutrition, new goals, etc. As instructors, they do a great job of listening and focusing on your needs as an individual while still managing to push you in a positive way. When I go to my training sessions it feels like I’m hanging out with my friends, but also getting the benefit of learning proper technique, new workouts, and much more. Everything I do now, I can feel the difference. I can feel the strength in my body and it makes me happy in a way that I have never felt before. I definitely have Reid and Chris to thank for giving me the tools and the accountability to make that happen.
Cassie F. / 25 / Northville , MI
"I appreciate their knowledge and care when dealing with this senior citizen!"
"I love Motiv8....It works for me. I've had various gym memberships in the past. Yes, I could go to the gym anytime. But that really meant I didn't go there much at anytime! The clean sharp studio reflects the personalities of these two young brother entrepreneurs. I appreciate their knowledge and care when dealing with this senior citizen!"*
Gayle L. / 69 / Commerce Twp. , MI
"As a collegiate tennis player and instructor I came to Motiv8 looking to add some muscle and strength..."
"As a collegiate tennis player and instructor I came to Motiv8 looking to add some muscle and strength before entering my junior year at Union College. My brother and I started training with Reid in July and only had a few weeks left before heading back to school. We had high expectations that Reid said were a bit aggressive but went after them anyway. He put together a training program that focused on hypertrophy and strength along with a nutrition plan targeting weight gain. In 5 weeks I was able to gain 8.2lbs and decrease my bodyfat to 7.9%. I'd highly recommend anyone see the team at Motiv8 for any of your goals. They listen to your goals (not their idea of what your goals should be), help you set realistic expectations and execute a plan to get you there."*
Alec S. (left) 18 / West Bloomfield , MI / Reid (middle) owner/trainer. Max S. (right) 20 / West Bloomfield , MI
"There is no doubt that I owe success this season to the workout program Reid designed for me."
"I began working with Reid at Motiv8 beginning of the summer. Being a first year AAA Midget Major, I knew I was going to need to get bigger and stronger. Working with Reid I was able to increase my core strength to keep my balance from taking a hit, build my legs for more speed and acceleration on the ice, and shoulder complex exercises to avoid injury from a hit. There is no doubt that I owe success this season to the workout program Reid designed for me."*
- Josh K. / 18 / Farmington Hills , MI
"I have nothing but positive things to say about this place..."
"Motiv8 is where it's at! :) I have nothing but positive things to say about this place and the team. Reid, Chris, and Andrew are all professional and extremely friendly. They do a great job of making you feel comfortable and are never intimidating. The facility is clean and inviting. I would highly recommend Motiv8 to anyone who is looking for personal one on one training or for group training with a personal focus."*
- Amy B. / 29 / Royal Oak , MI
"I've been working out for a year on my own and decided to try a personal trainer. I went to the Motiv8 studio to train with Reid! Man, what a great trainer who is full of knowledge and positivity! Makes you feel great about yourself and works very hard at making you feel comfortable in the Motiv8 facility and really feel that you belong there! Highly recommended!"*
– Justin S. / 30 / Novi , MIREQUEST A FREE SESSION TODAY! CLICK HERE
"They will help you to achieve your goals at your own pace."
"Reid and Chris are the best trainers hands down. I was able to improve my physical condition very fast. I enjoyed the entire process. They will help you to achieve your goals at your own pace. If you don't have any experience working out they will explain you every detail and they will pay attention to your posture which is very important when you do exercises. I highly recommend it!"
Alexander U. / 32 / Novi , MI
"They also make the time to ensure they are aware of your personal goals and will coordinate a plan..."
"I love this personal training facility! I have seen personal trainers at other facilities spend 30 of a 45 minute session having you walk on a treadmill. I'm glad to report that won't happen here (unless that's what you're looking for)! You can come in to use the cardio equipment on your own but when it's time for you personal training session, they make sure you are getting a total body workout using proper technique. They also take the time to ensure they are aware of your personal goals and will coordinate a plan to help you achieve them. I see all types of clients here, too. It's not just for people who want to "bulk up" and not just for those who want to lose weight. It is really for anyone looking to improve their fitness levels from beginner to advanced."*
- Jessica G. / 28 / Commerce Twp. , MI
"Before finding them we'd interviewed many trainers (who weren't a good fit for us)..."
"My husband and I searched for weeks to find a competent trainer for our girls looking to improve their performance for high school athletics. We searched high and low but couldn't find a personal trainer who seemed to treat their job as a serious career the way the Skory brothers do at Motiv8.
We found Motiv8 on the internet and must admit at first we were skeptical. Before finding them we'd interviewed many trainers (who weren't a good fit for us) that came by way of referrals from physicians. We were at our wits end. Lucky for us we decided to contact Motiv8 and are so blessed to have found Reid and Chris. They both have a sincere passion for fitness and tons of training knowledge to go along with it!
Here's the greatest part...
In the 2 months Chris has been training our girls; they have nearly doubled their aerobic capacity and are now in the top 10th percentile for upper and lower body strength for their age, all while having improved their flexibility. We can't wait to see what the coming months bring to their athletic improvements. Thank you CHRIS!!!!!"*
– Lori P. / West Bloomfield , MI
"It's great for a person who needs that extra push to get to the gym..."
"This is a great place, it's clean and comfortable. I went a long way with my trainer, Reid who working with me to accomplish my goals.
It's great for a person who needs that extra push to get to the gym, but without the intimidation factor. I would recommend this to anyone...to learn and understand the right techniques of getting healthy."*
– Steve R. / 42 / Walled Lake , MI
"I highly recommend Motiv8 for people who are tired of big meatheads pushing powders and protein bars at you..."
"Chris and the team at Motiv8 Fitness are fantastic. It is said that getting healthy begins with yourself and deciding to make that ultimate decision to eat better, workout, etc., but it is equally important to have an amazing and encouraging team behind you; that is just what Chris and the Motiv8 team do. They encourage you and push you to become your best self. I was 175 pounds in June of 2014. With the help of the staff at Motiv8, I am proud to say in November of 2014, I am at 155 pounds and building more muscle. I feel great! I highly recommend Motiv8 for people who are tired of big meatheads pushing powders and protein bars at you, and want a team that is going to get you great results, in the healthiest way possible. THANK YOU MOTIV8 FITNESS!"*
Scott F. / 28 / West Bloomfield , MI
"I want to thank the Skory brothers and Motiv8 from the bottom of my heart!"
"My confidence and motivation were low when I decided it was time to make a change. I signed up with Motiv8 and am so happy I did. Working with Chris and Reid really helped me boost my self esteem and made me feel more confident using gym equipment. They even helped motivate me to do some workouts at home on my own! Now I'm well on my way to my fitness goals and can't wait to keep working hard every day. I want to thank the Skory brothers and Motiv8 from the bottom of my heart!"*
Sandra R. / 53 / West Bloomfield , MI
"Personal training studios don't get much better than this."
"Personal training studios don't get much better than this. Reid and his staff are a very professional group of people. The clean and friendly environment will ensure that I return."*
Matt O. / 37 / Wixom , MI
*Client results not guaranteed. Individual results may vary.