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TESTIMONIALS

 

Training To Be Balanced changes lives.
Don’t take our word for it. Everyone has a story.
Discover the amazing personal results achieved by our members.

 

 

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Jeter Case

T2BB has been an integral part of our lives for years. Augie, Holly & the entire team have helped us remain strong & confident to participate in all the activities we love here in Jackson. Our work in the gym also transfers over to our jobs as small business owners of a dog walking company. You cannot imagine how much physical & cardiovascular strength it takes to walk high-energy pups!

 

T2BB takes the time & care to cater to our individual needs, specifically noting our injuries & major life events. As outdoor and adventure seekers we have been able to play hard and recover from numerous injuries, including broken backs, clavicles & a C-section. We have T2BB to thank for keeping us in shape & feeling strong through life's hurdles.

 

Ali & Hal Wheeler, Age 34 & 33, Owners of Chasing Tails

 

Shannon Hasenack

“So, I'm going for a short run three months after my son is born and my bladder dislodges into my running shorts. Hard to imagine? Trust me on this, I was mortified! The consensus from the doctors was a hysterectomy... except for one. She told me to give it six months and workout like a mad woman to get my core strength back. During this desperate attempt to avoid surgery, I forgot that 1) I had just given birth to a very large baby; 2) I was exhausted, and 3) my body wasn't prepared for 'mad woman' workouts! I gave it my best shot and saw a massage therapist weekly to relieve the pains in my hips, legs and abs. One day in the gym, Augie saw me working out (like a mad woman). He asked me to join his [group] workout with another victim, Jay. He figured I could hang, I guess I was flattered. The first 'group workout' was great. I realized that I'm addicted to Zone 3 [high intensity] workouts! Oh, and I saw the massage guy following that workout. It took a few weeks, but I finally asked Augie why I wasn't training with him [privately]. (I'm having fun, but I'm in pain!) I made that first training session with Augie. The prognosis wasn't great, as I was completely "out of balance." Half my body didn't fire and the other half was in overdrive. That was my "ah hah" moment --that's why I'm in so much pain on this side. It's been seven months of instruction, precision, and hard work. I can play like I use to, run without pain, and enjoy my workouts once again. Inchworms, spi-deez, zigzags and stretches that cause men and women alike to cry like babies... It's all good. I've forgone situps, massage therapists, chiropractors and "normal" workouts for Augie, and I'd do it again. I train less and have gained more "balance" than ever before. Training to be Balanced... it's his job, but it's your adventure. Thanks, Augie.”

Shannon Hasenack, 40 Year Old Mom of 2, Owner of Intermountain Roofing, Zone 3 Addict Post-Baby Come Back!

 

Betsy Hesser

“In describing a training session with Augie, the following words come to mind: encouragement, sweat, clear goals, and hope. I am a 55 year old woman who has trained with Augie for the last several years. With his help, I was able to climb to 19,000 feet in the Himalayas without being a super jock and will soon be climbing Kilimanjaro [Completed Nov. '05]. Augie's Training to be Balanced LLC approach of training for the movement with emphasis on balance has been the right combination to unlock my formerly challenged athleticism. His physical therapy background and emphasis on research based approaches gives Augie a broad base of knowledge that allows me to safely push the envelope without getting injured. There is no drudgery in working with Augie. He finds creative ways to achieve the desired results without boring repetition and he is constantly learning new techniques that will move his clients forward. Augie is motivated, motivating, and most of all, fun.”

Betsy Hesser, Age 55, Psy. D - Late Blooming Athlete

 

Kathy Lynch

“Training with Augie has completely improved and accelerated my endurance, balance, and core strength. Having been working-out consistently with Augie just under a year [mostly his group classes], I continue to find myself able to ski harder, run longer, and row stronger. This spring, Augie helped me change my running gait from an inefficient, unbalanced lope, to a smooth, highlyefficient stride that allows me to run greater distances while expending less energy and not having joint or back pain when I am done. Best of all, Augie’s creative use of games (remember wheelbarrow races from when we were young?) make workouts fun! Augie's personal dedication to bettering each of his clients' athletic pursuits - no matter what they may be - shines through. Thanks Augie!”

Kathy Lynch, Age 32, Attorney, Weekend Warrior

 

Jessica Infanger

“On November 4, 2006 I competed in my first race, the Telos Sprint Triathlon in Orem, Utah. It was fun! Augie came along as my cheerleading squad. We drove down the night before, talking strategy and rocking out to the iPod. The next morning, at 9:00am on a cloudy, yet warm fall day, the starting shot was fired and we were off. About 300 of us ran 3.1 miles around a quiet residential neighborhood then hopped on our bikes and peddled 10.0 miles around the same neighborhood and the University campus, and then jumped in the pool at the Orem Fitness Center and snaked our way around it for 350 meters. I finished right in the middle of the pack. I was very happy with my performance. My goal was to finish and I did just that; and I wasn't the last one out of the pool. I had initially started training for a marathon but decided running 26.2 miles did not sound like my cup of tea so I switched gears and trained for the triathlon. Having the three different events was great. Fortunately all the training paid off. I felt totally energized when it was over! It was a wonderful experience for my first race! I am already looking forward to the next one. My new goal is to compete in an Olympic length triathlon. A new challenge for 2007!"

Jessica Infanger, Age 28, World Traveler & Iron Man Hopeful

 

Robin Miller

“I already possessed a love for movement, was addicted to a runner's high and was dedicated to a daily workout, yet somehow I was looking for more. Enter Augie Hernandez. Augie taught me right away the importance of doing an exercise "efficiently". I also realized I need to do each exercise "10,000 times faster." I am still working on that one! My goal was to complete a marathon. I had finished one before, however, I could hardly walk for a month afterwards. This time I wanted to be stronger and more prepared. Augie immediately started me on a running program, cleaned-up my running pattern, and gave me strength workouts. Then, in my typical fashion, I started "thinking" about everything too much. I told Augie there is NO way I could finish a full marathon; I think I can only do half. He was very supportive, telling me I needed to do what was right for me, but he also said, "You ARE capable of finishing a full marathon." So I kept training for a full marathon. Augie kept encouraging me and slowly I got my confidence back. I finished the San Francisco Marathon and felt great! I found out how strong my body really is, but more importantly, I found out how strong I am mentally."

Robin Miller, Age 34, 5th Grade School Teacher, A Once Tight Runner, Now A Fluid Gumby Runner

 

 

Peter E. Rork, M.D.

“There just are not enough hours in the day to get my BOSU work done. So, here is an example of "Take Your BOSU To Work" day. I almost considered going to disability a few years ago because of a back problem. However, working with Augie and the "Train to be Balanced" approach to conditioning and core strengthening, I can see myself working full time with little or no back pain, for many years to come. Thanks, Augie, you are the best!”

Peter E. Rork, M.D., Age 54, Teton Orthopedics Surgeon, Take Your BOSU To Work Day

 

 

Melinda Smith

“In December 2001, I fell skiing and tore ligaments in my knee as well as fractured bones in that area. After surgery and lots of rehabilitation, I was still not 100%. I tried skiing in 2003 and 2004, but my knee was still in pain and I could only ski one or two runs. I finally spoke with Augie in September 2004, as my knee hurt during all of my favorite activities - hiking, tennis, water and snow skiing. Working out with Augie has changed my life by allowing me to participate in all the sports I love - pain free! He is very enthusiastic, knowledgeable, challenging and concerned about how well his clients are achieving their goals. Because of my recurring knee pain, I have chosen Grey Area Training. In addition, I added personal training sessions once per week as I have a difficult time motivating without a specific program (unless I am on a cardio machine). I can now workout everyday without wasting time at the gym wondering what to do next. This is the best combination of training I have ever had!”

Melinda Smith, Age 33, Sotheby’s Real Estate Agent, Water Ski Super Star

 

 

Lisa Watson

“I have been working out with Augie on and off for the past 5 years and have been very fortunate to train with someone so personally dedicated to each of his clients. Personal training with Augie is an evolution of strength and core development through a balance of unique and specific exercises, not the usual ho hum repetition training you will find with most trainers. I started to train with Augie mainly because I am a outdoor cardio junkie and realized that without the discipline of a trainer, I'd never get inside a gym and lift weights. Once I started to train with Augie, I was a bit of a skeptic, as I had been brainwashed to believe that the classic repetition exercises were what brought about the most strength. After only a few short months, both my training partner and I were feeling so much stronger in our cores and were both inspired by the results to keep training and even pick up an added day a week! That was two years ago, and we are both still hooked on his approach to core training and are feeling stronger than ever."

Lisa Watson, Age 35, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Marketing Manager, Sponsored Skier and Mountain Bike & Multi-Sport Racer

Click Here for more info on the VALUE OF A MEMBERSHIP

WE ARE TRULY DIFFERENT FROM OTHER “GYMS”
We have recently replaced the term membership with the more accurate - partnership. A partnership with T2BB means establishing a personal relationship – built on trust, responsibility and results. The results you will realize through a partnership with T2BB are rooted in the development of the very best workouts, the delivery of unparalleled service and a genuine devotion to education empowerment. Walk through the doors at T2BB and you enter a very personal, encouraging environment where all of the partners are active in creating a culture of positive change.

WE ARE PROUD TO BE THE BEST VALUE IN THE COMMUNITY
We are proud of what we do here at T2BB and strongly feel, if given the chance - you will want to continue a partnership with us! T2BB has been servicing our community for over 10 years and we are proud to be a locally owned and operated business. With everything that goes into our just-right-priced-partnerships – you’re monthly attendance divided by the overall rate is better than any punch card in the valley! You do the math! Or we can show you...

FITNESS & HEALTH RESULTS ARE NOT ACCOMPLISHED IN A 10-VISIT DROP IN PUNCH CARD

Health, strength, wellness and results are not achieved with a 10-punch card, random personal training or a month-to-month membership. This is why we at T2BB only offer annual partnerships - for long term success.  In addition to long term success, weekly progression and class intensity levels drop when catering to the 10 punch or month to month student. 

This may mean that our fitness facility is not for everyone! If you are looking for results, can consider a longer term commitment and you appreciate quality - then we may be a great fit for you. If sticker price is all you may see and is ultimately the deciding factor - without considering the value behind the offer, we think you might be missing what it is we offer.

We strongly feel we are the best at what we do and we are most definitely worth it!

Click Here for more info on OUR POLICIES

CONSULT: IS THERE A WAY, I MAY SEE WHAT T2BB IS ABOUT WITHOUT HAVIN TO COMMIT?
Yes, of course, the Trial membership. Every new member is actually required to participate in a Trial, which includes a complementary (1.5 hour) consultation. It is important to us that one fully tryout T2BB before committing. The consult includes: a Functional Movement Screen; Body Composition Scan; Basic concepts to T2BB movement and Body Weight Equipment Exercises.

If at the end of a Trial membership, one wishes not to continue, there is no obligation to enroll.  T2BB is not a hard-sell facility, w want members to want to be here!  Note: A new member is defined as one who has not participated in ANY training at T2BB. 


FEES: ARE THERE ADDITIONAL FEES TO A MEMBERSHIP?
There is a one-time Enrollment fee ($99) upon joining. T2BB prides itself on being an exclusive ‘member fitness facility’ with a lot of benefits not found elsewhere. Just ask us or any other members!J 


ELECTRONIC FUND TRANSFER (EFT): HOW ARE PAYMENTS MADE?
All payments are conducted using an EFT automatically withdrawing a monthly payment from a credit or debit card. Payment withdrawal occurs at the beginning of each month.


MEMBERSHIP SUSPENSIONS: CAN I SUSPEND MY MEMBERSHIP? WHEN & HOW?
Yes. All members can suspend their 12-month membership up to three (3) months for $20/month, a great perk. Advance notice prior to the end of the month is required – no refunds are given after the 2nd of the month.  Note: All suspensions extend the life of your agreement by the same number of months suspended. 


MEDICAL SUSPENSIONS: WHAT IF I HAVE AN INJURY OUTSIDE OF T2BB OR GET SICK OR PREGNANT?
Medical suspensions are also granted and for $15/month, are limited to (4) months with a medical note and do not count as a typical suspension.  Note: All suspensions extend the life of your agreement by the same number of months suspended. 


TRAINING WHILE INJURED: CAN I CONTINUE TRAINING WITHOUT AFFECTING MY INJURY?
We DO NOT offer physical therapy (PT) services at this time, but with Physician or PT permission, we will train everything except the injured area and are happy to work with whoever is treating you.  Note: We plan to have a PT on premise in future.  Our Fitness Coaches and any PT will collaborate to better support your progress to remain strong while you work out and participate in your separate therapy.

TRAINING WITH COACHES: CAN I REQUEST TO TRAIN WITH CERTAIN COACHES?
Unfortunately no.  Staff scheduling may for one not allow it, but we as a Team see benefit in you being trained by ALL of our Coaches, as every Coach has their own set of individual strengths that are a benefit to you.  The more sets of ‘eyes’ on you – the more efficient and quality training you will receive.


UPGRADES: MAY I UPGRADE MY MEMBERSHIP DURING MY CONTRACT?
Members are of course, allowed to upgrade his/her membership at anytime during the membership agreement period, a great way to test out another membership option.
We do allow for a trial period of an upper membership level for a minimum of (3) months, whereby before that trial period ends, you can flex to another membership type.


DOWNGRADES: MAY I DOWNGRADE MY MEMBERSHIP DURING MY CONTRACT?
Downgrades are not permissible during your agreement period. Downgrades are available once your agreement ends, should you decide to renew at that time.  Note: Up and downgrade rates will always reflect the rate that was current at the time of your original T2BB inception (not the current going rate, another perk!)


FAMILY OR COUPLES: MY HUSBAND AND I WANT TO JOIN, ARE THERE FAMILY OPTIONS?
Yes, of course, several Family/Couple memberships receive a discounted rate of 5% each, with exception of Indie & Team. Two (2) individuals must either be a romantic couple, married, siblings, or parent and child. Funds must be drawn from single bank account.  Note:  If two people join together – they are subject to only one – onetime Enrollment fee. If a new member joins an already existing member – the new member is subject to an Enrollment fee and the rate for the new ‘family/couple membership’ is subject to current rates at that time, not the originating partners’ rate.

 
SEMI PRIVATE TRAINING: HOW DOES THIS WORK?
You are responsible for contacting the GM to schedule and to reschedule semis (preferably in advance – when needing to reschedule). Unfortunately at this time, semi privates are not schedule-able online.  T2BB works diligently to place members in semi slots that work well with members’ schedules and are with leveled workout companions.  Note: You never have to worry about scheduling your own people or friends to be in a semi private like at many other training facilities, we do it for you!


ROLLOVER SEMI PRIVATE SESSIONS: IF I DO NOT USE ALL OF MY ALLOCATED SESSIONS WITHIN THE MONTH, CAN I TRANSFER THEM OVER TO THE FOLLOWING MONTH?
Unfortunately no. All members are allocated a certain number of Semi Private training sessions per month to be used whenever during that month. No rollovers for Semi-Private sessions are permissible in any membership except the Platinum and Platinum Plus, which are memberships no longer offered, as of end of 2014.


APPOINTMENT BASED FACILITY: MAY I COME IN AND TRAIN ON MY OWN?
Yes, but with restriction, you still have to sign up online. T2BB offers self guided Blitz Training sessions. Blitz trainings are progressive, T2BB designed, 45-minute workouts with a 5-minute overview. Blitz sessions are designed for times when a member cannot make it to a Team training class, an added ability to train outside of the typical schedule!

 
PROGRESSIVE TEAM TRAINING: IS IT OKAY TO START A TEAM TRAINING CLASS MID MONTH?
Yes, for sure. Although you can attend any Team Training any time, it is recommended you attend near the beginning of each month, as all Team Trainings are progressive. However, Fitness Coaches will modify instruction for you based on your level of fitness.


WAIT LIST: DOES IT WORK - CLASSES SEEM VERY FULL.  WHAT ABOUT GETTING ENROLLED OFF THE WAIT LIST, ESPECIALLY IN THE MIDNIGHT OR EARLY MORNING HOURS?
Yes, the Waitlist works 95% of the time! Get enrolled.  You will be contacted by (via text & email).  You are responsible for your class status. We encourage you check online the night before (going to bed) and cancel if unable to ‘plan to attend’.  Chances are high.

 
CANCELLATIONS: HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO CANCEL A BLITZ, TEAM OR SEMI PRIVATE TRAINING?
You have the following time schedule to cancel (via online, text, or email):
Blitz Trainings with a (15minute) advance notice results in a $10 charge
Team Trainings with a two (2hour) advance notice results in a $20 charge
Semi-Private appointments with an advance (24hours) notice results in a $40 charge and a lost session. 
Note: The cancellation policy helps promote accountability and enables fellow members to get into classes with notice.  With certain life hiccups – we can also be amenableJ


WHAT IF T2BB CANCELS A TEAM TRAINING SESSION?
T2BB requires three (3) or more members to run any Team Training or it will be cancelled.  T2BB will give the same minimum two (2) hour advance notice to members and will place members into another class, should another be available (on same day).

 
WHAT IF T2BB CANCELS A SEMI PRIVATE TRAINING SESSION?
T2BB will occasionally need to reschedule. T2BB will always respectfully ask a member if able to reschedule to a different time/day. A member is not at will to oblige a change, though it is appreciated, as we do the same for our membersJ  Note: If T2BB cancels last minute without sufficient timing or a Fitness Coach misses an appointment, T2BB will grant an additional semi private, in addition to a reschedule of missed appointment.

 
BODY COMPOSITION ANALYSIS: IS THERE A WAY I CAN TRACK MY PERCENT BODY FAT AND MUSCLE GAINED DURING MY TRAINING?
Most definitely! By regularly monitoring your body fat, muscle mass or muscular development with the InBody230 Machine you can understand how your nutrition, lifestyle and exercise regime are influencing your body composition.  Another perk, T2BB will chart your scans over time with a brief review if you choose to scan.

 
AGREEMENT: DO I HAVE TO SIGN AN AGREEMENT TO ANY MEMBERSHIP OPTION?
Yes. Once a membership has been purchased by or for you, all members must electronically sign an agreement accessed through your account info online. It is your responsibility to know our policy stated in your contract.

 
GETTING OUT OF THE AGREEMENT: WHAT IF I NEED TO GET OUT OF MY AGREEMENT?
A breach of agreement may only occur with a Physician or Physical Therapist’s letter or relocation out of valley. If cancellation occurs without the aforementioned exemptions, he/she is required to pay 80% of remaining membership agreement balance.

 
WHAT IF I ACT LIKE A CRAZY PERSON, INSULT FELLOW MEMBERS, REFUSE TO COOPERATE AND UNDERSTAND T2BB'S MISSION, OUTRAGE FITNESS COACHES OR WORSE, THE GM?
T2BB reserves the right to refuse service to any member or to terminate any member’s membership at anytime.


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    “I have worked for Backroads adventure travel for the last 3 years. Part of the job is loading dozens of bikes on and off the vans, many times throughout a trip. In past years I could load them and unload them but every night I would need to be taking some "vitamin I" ( code name of ibuprofen). So last winter I came to your gym to get stronger and just in better all round shape.

    I just got back from my first Backroads trip of the season. And I have to tell you, I was throwing those bike on and off the van with no problem. I felt sooo much stronger and have not needed any vitamin I.

    Thanks to everyone for helping me get in such better shape.” 

    Ed Krajsky, Age 56, General Manager, Lexington Inn at Jackson Hole

  • “I want to thank you all for the care and concern you have all shown me. You watched out for me when you knew I was stressed to the max and always paid attention to ME, when I wasn't able to pay attention to myself.  I am, and will always be grateful for my time at T2BB. The attention and care that is given to your clients is unmatched, and what sets you apart from other facilities. While I may not be the fastest, or fittest, or strongest, I will always be one of your most devoted members.” 

    Melissa Shinkle, Age 41, Chief Deputy County Clerk with Teton County Gov

    Melissa pictured with Augie after T2BB's first annual Tough Mudder in SLC!

  • Jeter Case

    “I started training with Augie in the fall of 2005. The strength and balance I gained in a short time really improved my snowboarding and made for a much fuller season. This fall once again, Augie has put me on the mountain with much more strength and flexibility. Training with him also helps manage the stress in my life. Simply put, as a 51 year old man who hates the gym but loves the Jackson Hole lifestyle, Augie has honestly enhanced my quality of life.” 

    Jeter Case, Age 51, Owner of J.C. Jewlers, The Next X-Games Snowboard Champion

  • “My adventures with Augie started almost 10 years ago and I can’t imagine not having him and his amazing team in my life! They have helped me transform my body and get into the best shape I’ve ever been in. I have more energy and strength than I did in my 20’s. T2BB is on the top of their game with motivation, techniques and making our workouts fun and challenging. My young daughters see how motivated I am to exercise and this has helped instill in them an interest in being healthy and strong!” 

    Jennifer Visosky, Age 41, Owner of Grace Home Designs

    Jen works so hard while in the gym, so much it affords her extra time in her bed!!

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    “Just a quick note to say how much I love belonging to the gym. You have been so great the last 15 months or so and I just want to say thank you. I competed (and completed) the Mountaineering Race held at the Resort last winter.  It was an intense race all over the mountain on skins, skis, and ladders in -30 degree conditions. I finished 46th out of 60 men. Many didn't finish.

    The best part was that I wasn't sore the next day. In fact, I went to class. Without you guys I would have never been able to do it off the couch.
    Michelle is the best trainer in the world. She is the reason I love coming to class so much. She pushes me when I need to be pushed, everyday. ” 

    Reed Chambers, Age 34, An exceptional Fifth grade teacher at Colter Elementary School

    Reed pictured just after completion of his Mountaineering race.

  • "My hours every week at T2BB are invaluable. It’s always a fun environment working out with co-members, and the trainers keep the level of intensity peaked! Looking forward to the excitement of T2BB’s new home and finding some new members to keep fit for life."

    Bomber Bryan, Age 46, Owner, Jackson Hole Real Estate Associates

    Bomber is rocking the new adult sized monkey bars at T2BB!

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    "I have been with T2BB since the start and Auggie and the team have always met me wherever I am in the moment...whether I needed to train for a triathlon, stay fit during not one- but two pregnancies and now getting back to pre-pregnancy shape. I feel like I am valued and they want to help me reach my goals! You guys are family and I thank you for pushing me to be my best!"

    Karen Brennan, Age 35, Sales & Marketing, Jackson Hole News & Guide

    Karen is pictured at right - after a Sprint Marathon!

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    "I really enjoy being a member of T2BB. During the school year, taking classes helps me be less stressed out. During the rest of the year, I just enjoy being fit and able to take on lots of outside activities. Michelle always challenges the “Red Dragon” to do more! And I appreciate the push she gives me. I’ve met some fitness goals and keep trying to gain muscle (Augie tells me that it’s pretty hard at my advanced age!)  Thank you to everyone at T2BB!"

    Denise Tsuruda Dobell, Age 60, Special Education Teacher at JHHS


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