Client Experience

I came to Connor and asked for help, I honestly said I can’t carry my laundry basket to the laundry room do you think you can help me, he said sure I can help with that and that’s where my journey a year ago began… before I started I couldn’t even get out of bed, I rolled off the side, I couldn’t do one sit up, stretching was a workout for me. My health was bad, I had metabolic syndrome, I had high blood sugar, high blood pressure, high liver enzymes, high cholesterol. I had chronic back pain, my back hurt lots, I hurt nearly everyday, I couldn’t do lots of things that people take for granted, I couldn’t paint my toenails, I didn’t have energy to do much, I didn’t like pictures because I was usually the biggest girl, I thought well this is life now, I tried diets and lots of things, nothing seemed to work, my primary dr said Lara you need help and that’s when I went to Connor, I had always took care of others and never myself, everyone asked me for everything and I had nothing left to give myself. At first I scheduled myself for one hour twice a week and just kept doing that and kept going, it was really rough at first but I just kept going, then eventually I noticed my life was starting to get alittle bit easier, my lab work started looking better and better, my dr was happy and said for the love of god don’t stop anything you are doing.  I started sleeping better, I started enjoying workouts. Workouts started being my favorite part of the week and liked getting to see Connor I started trusting him and he became my friend. Workouts started making me feel good after. My life is not the same, all of my blood work is in normal range, I have lost 50 pounds from my highest weight, I’m off my blood pressure medicine, I have no pain, I have energy to go all day, I feel good and I’m happy, I don’t crave sweets like I used to I started wanting vegetables. I am so much more strong mentally and physically, I never even thought about being stronger mentally. My life is so much better, how do you even put a price on that. I know I did all the work but Connor gave me a map and I couldn’t have followed it without him navigating it. I couldn’t get there on my own, he has been my motivator , my cheerleader, my accountability, I’m not finished, I have just started. But Connor will always be apart of my life story and I will forever be grateful.

– Lara

If I could tell you all of the wonderful things about him, you would be reading for awhile.
In just 6.5 months, Connor has helped me transform my life. I have been able to lose & maintain a 47 lb weight loss through diet & exercise. He has helped me greatly & dramatically reduce the amount of back pain I have had for 10+ years. My mental health has improved as well.
Connor is very observant & pays attention to detail. He has helped me with LOTS of mobility issues. If it doesn’t look right or feel right, we stop & work on movements or exercises that help those issues.
He is a wonderful encourager. He pushes you to become mentally & physically stronger. I have definitely stepped outside of my comfort zone & done things I never thought I would be able to do.
His workouts are geared to YOU & your fitness level. He pays attention to my strengths & weaknesses & helps to better those areas. He is devoted to helping you achieve overall wellness.
I am sad to see him go, but I am so excited for the adventures & new beginnings that lie ahead for both of us. He has taught me so much about myself. I don’t think he will ever know how much I value him, his knowledge, & willingness to work with me. Connor, I hope you realize how many lives you touch & improve through your passion. Your dedication to helping improve your clients lives is insurmountable.
-Allison

I started working out with Connor Jan 2019.  I was very overweight (250 lbs at my highest), unhealthy, scared, it was my 1000th try at losing weight.  What made this time was different was that 6 months before the day I met him I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.  My entire world flipped upside down.  I went through 6 months of depression before seeing my neurologist who told me to wipe my tears and work on the things I could control like my health.  I drove straight to the gym that same day and met Connor.  I had NO IDEA what I was doing.  Connor NEVER judged me.  He took me on without blinking an eye and told me we were going to work hard.  And boy, did we!!!!  I went from the girl who hid on the back treadmill wondering what everyone else was thinking about me to be the girl who walks into the gym with a smile and all the confidence in the world!!!  Connor showed me form, technique, tricks to the trade!!!  I had done so many things wrong for so long and he helped me understand what fitness is REALLY about!  I LOVE AND CRAVE it now!!!  I ENJOY it.  He made it so fun for me.  It’s January 2021 and I am 120 lbs lighter and in the BEST shape of my life. I was a size 20 & now I am a size 4!! I feel 100% confident with Connor and I trust him with everything I have.  The ONLY thing I can control with my life long disease is my health and I am SO FOREVER thankful for Connor.  He changed my entire life.  Not only is he my trainer, he is my forever friend.  I look up to him and treasure his knowledge and skill set he has shown me.  There is no turning back for me.  I get stronger every week!!  There is no stopping me now!  Connor is the BEST at what he does.  He tailors your workouts for YOU as you grow and progress.  He’s involved the entire workout and every day it’s different.  You won’t be disappointed with your results with motivation & a willing to work hard with him as your guide!! 

–  Ashley

Connor has enabled me to make significant progress toward achieving my goals – gaining muscle mass, strength and learning the correct way to train. In my ~10 months with Connor, I have gone from 153lbs to 176lbs (23lbs), while gaining considerable muscle mass and strength. Connor is a great teacher, and training with him has given me the confidence to train on my own, while being able to use the right excercises for the different muscle groups, correct postures and techniques.
Connor has the ability to understnad the invidiual needs of his clients, and ensures that the training programs are structured accordingly, so individual goals can be met. He has a solid grasp on all aspects of heatlh and wellbeing – proper training, nutrition and injury prevention (which is overlooked by many a lot of the times). Connor’s online tutorials/videos are a great resource as well, and he dedicates a lot of time and effort on them, to ensure they are easy to follow and inclusive of the important details.
Thanks Connor for helping me achieve a big step toward my long term health goals, and for the friendship!
– Nikhil

Thanks for being an awesome trainer.  I appreciate most of all that you were concerned with my health and how my body was responding to the workouts.  You always addressed any pain I had or tightness in any muscles I was experiencing before we would continue with the workout.  I have more energy, sleep better, more flexible and have gained muscle.  My goal is to stay stronger as I age and you addressed exactly what I needed/wanted.   

– Kristy

I would like to tell you about my workout experience with Connor. I have learned something new from each one. When I started I had no flexibility at all. Since working with Connor on stretching and strengthening exercises my flexibility and strength have greatly improved. When my hamstring hurt he showed me what exercises to do to relieve the pain. When my back went out (I went to my session on a cane) he took the time to help me stretch and strengthen the area that hurt so I could walk again. Connor always is concerned about how I am doing but also pushes me enough to make me stronger. I will miss the in person training sessions. But I wish him the best of luck in whatever he does.

-Leah

I want to take this opportunity to thank you for working to help me reduce my low back pain, increase my overall strength and to increase my mobility after 2 major spinal surgeries within the past 6 months.  I want to also thank you for helping to restore my confidence that I can still be productive with regards to athleticism and mobility.  Through your guidance and assistance we have been able to pinpoint and target issues that have limited my range of motion and increased my pain levels.  My wife and I have effectively incorporated your tailored nutrition plans into our daily lives.  Your scheduling app was super easy and very intuitive.  I regret that we do not have more time to work on my rehabilitation before your departure from Cookeville.  I highly encourage anyone that is wanting to safely and effectively improve their fitness level to utilize your services.

– Lori

I have only had the opportunity to work out with Connor since September 2020. In that short  period of time I have experienced great results. I went into training with chronic pain of my neck and shoulder. Connor made sure that which workout he meticulously monitored my form and would adjust each exercise accordingly. There were times when I felt weak because of the inability to do exactly what originally intended but Connor was always able to help me change my viewpoint and continue to push forward.  I have built muscle and strength and ecstatic to say I longer have the pain in my shoulder that iI have dealt with for years. I am sad that I didn’t have an opportunity to train longer with Connor but I highly recommend him to anyone looking to work out with a trainer. His knowledge in nutrition in conjunction with the training will get you your desired results. So while he is moving away I expect he will achieve nothing short of greatness in his new city. This is not goodbye but until we  meet again!

– Amy

I consider myself very fortunate to have been able to train with Connor.  His knowledge and ability to work around injuries is unmatched.  He took me out of my comfort zone but knew my limits and wasn’t pushy about anything I didn’t truly feel comfortable with.  Connor truly is one of the best people I’ve met and would HIGHLY recommend him as a personal trainer to anyone. 

– Jennie

You have made a huge difference in my life, and I am very grateful to have been able to train with you!
I loved training with you because you were very professional and knowledgeable. It wasn’t just about lifting weights, it was about doing it the right way to promote strength and prevent injury. You cared about and worked to improve my overall health and didn’t just focus on how much weight I could lift. I’ve learned a lot from you about how the body works, what outside factors affect my health, and performance, and what stretches and workouts work best for me. Since working out with you I sleep better, have more energy, and my endurance has improved.
I know you’ll do great wherever you go, because you knowledge, training, and the way you interact with your clients is unmatched!
I would definitely recommend you to anybody who wants to to make an investment to better themselves!
– Kayla

On this last workout day I have with Connor, I just wanted to say I’ve been working out with Connor for 8 months, and when  I started my goal was to get more toned. Not only did we accomplish that , I feel I’m stronger than I’ve ever been along with being more self confident. I’m so grateful to have had a trainer that brought out the best in me. He has guided me through each workout with my health and safety being top priority.  He pays attention to each detail of my workout and instructs me on even the most minute detail to get optimum results, always encouraging me along the way. Even scheduling my appointments was a simple process. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience than my time training with Connor. His knowledge, support, encouragement , and confidence in me has been more than I could have hoped for. I would recommend Connor for personal training to anyone , no matter their age or skill level. 

– Nikki

 

I would highly recommend your services to anyone who has back or limb strengthening and pain release issues.  Your patience and skills in accurately recognizing and carrying out the appropriate exercises made a huge difference in my mobility and overall wellness.   Your follow through with precise recommendations on exercises that I could do on my own were also very helpful.

– John

Working out with Connor has been great! Wish I would’ve started way sooner. I have a bone disorder that creates a lot of range of motion issues and chronic pain. Connor is able to customize each workout, each exercise, so that I get the most out of each exercise. Ive always been afraid of working out, scared that I am gonna hurt more, and that hasn’t been the case. Connor has made me look forward to working out. I look forward to our sessions each week and knowing that the exercises we work on build core strength and muscle. Which will allow me to continue to do my jobs as a nurse and paramedic safely. Also, Connors partner sessions allow my mom to be able to work out at the same time with me. This way she can focus on her overall health and mobility now so that she can be better off as she ages. Even though theres 2 people working out, Connor is able to make each exercise work to both our abilities and strength.

Mitchell

The simplicity of your meal plan is EXACTLY what I need. It takes the guess work out of eating healthy to lose weight and hit my goals.  I LOVE not having to count calories or count anything for that matter.  I am very appreciated and impressed with your constant and open communication.  You are kind, patient and so knowledgeable.  The online booking process and FaceTime consult was great! 

Sara

Online Client

I had an excellent experience training with Connor. He  Has great bedside manner consideration for the client’s wants, needs and concerns. He is very informative, Encouraging and thorough.
I highly recommend connor to help with your fitness goals and wellness journey.

Lila

Connor Apple is an amazing trainer. He has a different type of training, but it works. In just a short amount of time I was feeling stronger and more confident In myself. If you give him a chance he will do great things for you.. I was really glad that he has a chance to move on, to a new experience. I was really sad I only had a short amount of time to work with him.

Wendy

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5310 Merchandise Dr
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What’s the biggest benefit to personal training?

Having an experienced personal trainer takes away the guesswork and maximizes your time and potential in and out of the gym. Learning how to properly move, perform and execute exercises will give you the best opportunity at maximizing your workouts by boosting metabolism and burning fat. We will also work together to coordinate your nutrition, which will allow you to lose body fat, increase recovery and improve performance.

It is my job to make sure you meet your goal(s) efficiently as possible.

What type of individuals do you train?

Any and all individuals looking to achieve a goal that may be solved through exercise and/or nutrition. Whether you’re a 75 year old trying to gain/maintain the strength to stand up unassisted or a 22 year old trying to gain muscle and lose body fat, the potential of personal training is limitless. Be sure to check out the client experience tab! 

How do I get started?

You can start today by booking a free consultation under the “book consultation” tab. You will also receive a free 30 minute training session to try before you buy, which may be booked after your consultation!

What makes your training different from others?

I put an emphasis on pain-free strength training meaning you can expect to not only get stronger and build your metabolism but also stave off injuries at the same time. It does me no good to put clients through brutal workouts, but they are constantly injured or unable to recover from training. Book a consultation to learn more.