We’re proud of what we do here at 212, but we don’t like to brag. Instead, we’ll let our members do that for us.
“I started working out at 212 when I was newly pregnant with my second baby. I am really good at talking myself out of working out, “I’ll do 60 min of cardio”, turned into, “I’ll just do 30 min and lift some weights”, turned into, “I’ll just do a quick 20 min on the elliptical.” I needed more structure and found that at 212. I love going in and having my workouts planned for me, and I like that the instructors are there to hold me accountable. The team environment and being able to see the same friendly faces each week is also fun.
Since I was active before my pregnancy, my OBGYN was supportive of me continuing my workout routine during pregnancy. Josiah was great at still including me in the workouts even though my belly was getting bigger each month. The modifications allowed me to still get in a good workout, and I was able to go at my own pace and intensity. The post-workout good vibes kept me in a positive mental space too.
I attended classes 2x/week and worked out until 2 weeks before I had my baby. On March 22, 2017 we welcomed a healthy baby boy! My postpartum recovery was quick and felt much easier than with my first baby*. I think part of it was because I was so active during my pregnancy. When my baby was 6 weeks old I got clearance from my OBGYN to resume my workouts at 212. Starting back at the gym is always hard, and even though I’m still 5 lbs away from my pre-pregnancy weight, I’m so excited to get back after it!”
– Jamie Stott
“I appreciate all you guys have done for me this last year. Your program has really improved my health in ways I wasn’t expecting. I’m getting stronger and losing weight, and all that. But the bigger improvement was in my biometric numbers. I had my annual physical a couple of weeks ago. I’m no longer pre-diabetic, and my cholesterol has gone from high to borderline. That’s all with diet and exercise, no meds*. So thank you.”
“My clothes fit! I’ve been holding out buying a new wardrobe for a while because I just didn’t want to give in to gaining weight. The fact that I just couldn’t find something that resonated with me, and that I could actually sustain over time kept me in that rut. Walking in the door at 212 Fitness was a game changer. I love showing up with a small group of supportive people that almost feels like our little team. Not having to think about what we should be doing to have an effective workout is fantastic. Why 212 for me? The individual attention from the staff/trainers to make sure we are doing things correctly to avoid injury; The atmosphere of support and respect for what ever level of fitness you currently experience; you guys actually care about everyone there, AND BECAUSE IT WORKS*! I’ve had more complements about how I look in the last 6 months than I did the previous 6 years. More importantly, I’m stronger, healthier and much more able. We all know the importance of exercise, this small but highly effective fitness center makes it absolutely sustainable. My only concern is that I hope you never go out of business before I’m 6 feet under!” – Mona Stevens
“I consistently worked out at 212 for 14 months before I decided to do the Nourish program. I thought just going to the gym 5 times a week was good enough. Over those 14 months, I definitely saw some great results, but it wasn’t until I committed to the Nourish program when everything came full circle. I had the fitness part down, but I wasn’t fueling my body with the proper nutrition. The impact is more than just physical appearance, the Nourish program helped me get in tune with my body and I haven’t had this kind of energy in years*. It is amazing what can happen when you put the two together. Thank you 212!” – Keisha S.
“212 has changed the way I have approached fitness. As a former meathead athlete, the mantra has always been “bigger, faster, stronger” but often this comes at the cost of technique. The crew at 212 has completely retooled my technique and as a result, I now am seeing more gains in both day to day functionality as well as performance in my sporting activities*.The focus on proper eating in addition to practicing proper technique is a key difference between 212 and other work out studios.
Jamie and Josiah have done an excellent job fostering a community within their gym to make it an all inclusive place for people of all athletic skill sets and endeavors.” – Will Kieffer
“When I came to 212 I was unable to walk without limping, unable to ski, and unable to play tennis for almost a year. After four months of strength training with 212 I was back to tennis and expect to ski this winter*.” – Sara Green
“This is my spine; June 18, 2013. I had been diagnosed with scoliosis when I was in high school, and I have lived with low back pain all of my life. The pain was getting so bad that I went to an orthopedic MD, and had measurements done. I remembered that I had been told that my curve was approximately 40” when I was 16 yrs old. This was back “in the old days”, when they didn’t have the technology we have now. I wore a back brace for a year back then..gosh what a terrible year!!
I was told last year that my curve was 40″, so I was optimistic…my back hadn’t changed much in 30 years. But, I still had that constant nagging low back pain.
I joined 212 Fitness in August of 2013, and have been dedicated to improving my fitness over the past year.
I went to the same ortho yesterday, almost one year to the day from my last appointment. He told me that my curve now measures 37″!!!! 3’ of change in one year!
I have absolutely no doubt in my mind that this change is from all of the core strengthening and overall exercises at 212 Fitness. And it’s not just the change in the curve. It’s the absence of pain in my lower back. To someone who has lived with this constant pain throughout my life, you cannot believe the blessing it is to be pain free. I haven’t had that nagging, terrible pain for months. No pain. No ibuprofen daily. HALLELUJAH!!!!!
Thank you, Josiah. Thank you, Jerry Johnson, for pushing me to just walk in and trust Josiah. I truly am in the best physical condition ever. I have never felt this strong or fit. Ever*.
Thank you” -Faith L Crabill
“Thank you Josiah Schultz, Jamie Schultz and my fellow 212 Crew members for helping me get in shape for my 40th (!) high school reunion in Scottsdale this past weekend. I totally rocked it–felt great and got lots of compliments. The Nutrition Program and 4 days a week of hitting the gym got results. I could have danced all night (but who really wants to do the conga all night long?).Amber, your PLUS success inspired me to take control and I’m glad I did!*” – Jan Coleman
Congrats Jan- you look incredible!!
Many of you have met and know Tim. (Here he is at our 2013 Spartan Race)
What you might not know is this is what he looked like 18 months ago, before he started working out with us. Thanks for being brave enough to share your “before” photos Tim- what an amazing transformation*!
“My doctor gave me 6 months to improve [my LDL levels] or I had to go on a statin (cholesterol lowering drug).
Three reasons that I can think of:
1. Regular exercise with intense short cardio (and the occasional Spartan Beast)
2. Getting a Vitamix and drinking fruits and vegetables
3. Eating better overall (but not perfectly, many cheat days other than the official one)
Thank you very much!” – Mark B.
Check out Mark’s incredible changes below. He also said when he really started noticing the changes was when he committed to working out at 212 a minimum of three days a week, and shooting for five days a week*. Congratulations Mark!
One of our members who tried out our PLUS program earlier this summer, a five week program that includes nutrition consultations, had this to say about her experience:
“After many different programs over the years and multiple diets, I had just about given up on finding a system that works for me. Josiah has changed my view. After working with Josiah for 6 weeks I have dropped 15 pounds and lost 3% body fat. I am thrilled! Josiah worked one on one with me, teaching proper nutrition and eating habits while I continued my weekly workouts. I set goals and with his help was able to meet each one. Josiah is encouraging, supportive and a great mentor. His workouts are challenging but through his guidance I never feel like giving up. The classes are small with all different levels of fitness working together as a team, everyone encouraging each other. From day one I was welcomed into the 212 Fitness family and have never looked back. I have learned fitness and nutrition skills that I will carry with me for a lifetime. Thanks Josiah!*” -A. Orr
I have worked at 212 for 6 months. 25 pounds later, I am in the best shape of my life while ENJOYING my life. 212 is taking fitness to the next level and integrating personal fitness into the every day world of kids, school, work and play. Pretty boys and muscle heads need not apply. If you are looking for form, fitness, health and community with proper training and instruction, come check out 212. If you want to work out in a clean gym with properly maintained gear and equipment, come check out 212. If you want to be a part of the best damn workout crew and staff in town, come check out 212. Your results will speak for themselves*. -Tim R.
As for trainers, Josiah is as good as it gets. I have gotten so much out of working with him. He is motivated to help you achieve your fitness goals. He is very knowledgeable about anatomy, musculature, and movement. I appreciate his attention to form and his ability to demonstrate functional form in a way that is understandable and keeps you free from injury. His classes have everything you need; interval work, weight training components, cardio, and stretching. You get results fast*! -Christine S.
I’ve been doing OverDrive with Josiah for over a year now, and I’m more of a fan than ever. The improvements I’ve experienced across the board (from endurance to strength to flexibility) have been astonishing*. If you’re tired of working out and feeling like you’re not getting anything out of it, you owe it to yourself to give 212 Fitness a try. –Spencer R.
My experience at 212 Fitness has been my favorite and the most effective. I’m in the best shape of my life and continue to make progress! Josiah is the master at training each person in the group at their level and is a stickler for proper form to prevent injury. The program is different every day & methodically hits every angle of fitness; endurance, sprints, strength, balance, flexibility- it’s all in there. The exercises are geared for functional fitness & improve every aspect of your life; from everyday chores like shoveling snow to hobbies like snowboarding & mountain biking. The atmosphere is super supportive & encouraging. The group training model keeps it fun, but it also pushes me harder than I ever push working out alone*. I love this place! -Gina V.
212 fitness is great! Josiah knows how to make the workouts challenging, but still enjoyable enough to make you want to come back.. The class sizes are small, and it feels like a team effort to accompish your goals. I have some back issues, but thanks to the personal attention at 212, I am able to do more things out of the gym pain free. I can feel and see the difference in my life*. The hard workouts are worth the effort.Thanks 212! -John B.
*Results may vary from person to person