What Others Are Saying About Jason Hodge
We met Jason while my husband was taking physical therapy following total knee replacement surgery. We were so impressed with the facility and the positive attitudes of all the staff. We both have health problems and were referred to Jason for further evaluation. We were hoping for some assistance and direction to alleviate our various issues. However, we received so much more than we were expecting. Jason was such a wonderful blessing. He studied us on multiple levels and gave us such positive direction toward our goals. He patiently and thoroughly explained the different machines and made sure we were fully informed on exactly what to do and for what period of time. He educated us on the benefits of each task and explained the effects the program would have on our whole body. He emphasized the importance of working on all parts of the body to ensure a uniform result and attaining our goals to a healthier, happier lifestyle. Each session was fantastic. Each time Jason gave us positive reinforcement and encouragement to always move forward and strive to enjoy life to its fullest. We truly thank him for his guidance and caring. His passion to help people to achieve their dreams is unequalled anywhere.
– Marietta Geers
Katy, TX resident
When I joined the gym where I first met Jason, I had some aches and pains that plagued me to the point that I did not want to exercise, and I was overweight, under-whelmed. I wanted to get into better shape so I could become physically active. I sought a trainer because I did not know how to work around the physical pain I was experiencing. I expected a trainer to help me with an exercise program that would not exasperate my prior injuries, and would give me a beginning point to reach my weight and fitness goals.
It did not take me long to realize that being assigned to train with Jason was a blessing. Jason not only helped me with an effective exercise program but also showed me specific exercises to correct problems that caused me to have aches and pains that plagued me and kept me from wanting to exercise. Jason also helped me reach my nutrition goals with lots of tips and ideas of how to make better nutritional choices.
Training with Jason has been a true life changing experience. I have changed my way of thinking about nutrition and exercise. I have reclaimed my health and looked forward to each day in the gym. Also, I learned how to plan my meals and physical activities to maximize the results I am seeking. So far I have lost 22 pounds and dropped from a size 10 dress to a size 4! I have almost reached my initial goals and have now set new and exciting goals for my health and my life. I have and will continue to recommend Jason to friends, family and acquaintances.
– Joycelyn Urech
Woodcreek Reserve resident
Jason is a very good personal trainer in that he specializes the training for each individual and listens to what you tell him. He watches your form to be sure you are doing it correctly. Since I was not an avid workout person, he had to start from the very beginning with me. I had been having some shoulder pain and had been to a surgeon who wanted to operate. Jason was able to discover that I wasn’t using the proper muscles to do regular movements, and lifting weights. It took some time, but he worked with me until I was able to see the difference. It seems almost like a miracle to me since I don’t have the shoulder pain any longer. Turns out I didn’t need surgery after all. Whatever your goals are, Jason can help you achieve them. I would highly recommend him to everyone!
– Jane Stewart
Katy, Texas Resident
I met Jason soon after my husband and I decided to start working out. During that time I was still suffering from lower back pain, about 18 months after the birth of my first son. In search of a remedy, I decided to hire a personal trainer for the first time and I am very thankful that I did! Initially, I wasn’t sure what to expect because it was my first time hiring a trainer, but Jason went above and beyond what I imagined the results would be. Every training session with Jason, I learned something new. He has a wealth of knowledge! He was also very patient and wanted to make sure that I executed every exercise correctly. Best of all, after our contract ended, I was able to keep up with the routine on my own because he provided me with a personal folder containing all the exercises, including variations that I needed to maintain my muscular stamina. What I truly appreciated was his passion for helping others through his profession and his genuine concern to rid me of my back pain. Since then, I’ve had a second child and I have to confess that I am still backpain-free! Thanks Jason!
– Zahely Flamenco
Katy, Texas resident
I met Jason Hodge in 2007.Jason was very knowledgeable, patient, and he took the time to show me how to achieve my personal goals. More importantly than that, Jason didn’t just apply rigid formulas, but showed that he really cared about me and my goals. I recommend Jason without reservation to anyone in need of fitness or therapy.
– Sachin Dalal
Katy, TX resident and Peace Corps
My expectations in working with Jason Hodge were to learn more about healthy eating and good workout habits. I really learned a lot from Jason; my eating habits have changed and exercise is a lot different. I don’t half to kill myself doing a workout and if I fall off the truck you can always get back up and keep on going. The benefits I got from all this is I am feeling better and know that i can do anything as long as I know what I am put into my body.
– Sandy Cadena
Katy, TX resident
When I first started training with Jason, it was my first experience with a personal trainer. As most people know, I am a huge cardio fan, but I needed to focus on weight and strength-training! I expected working out twice a week for an hour at a time and working on learning how to use all of those strength-training machines! Wow! They can be intimidating! I planned on focusing on my weaknesses and learning about a balance. It was an awesome experience! I really enjoyed working with Jason because he understood that I wanted to work hard, burn lots of calories, and not always have the “typical” experience. I liked variety and Jason listened to my requests. I learned how to work with the machines, weights, and how to benefit from strength-training! It was extremely beneficial having a trainer to make me “accountable” for reps and push me to do the things that I didn’t want to do! I felt better, became stronger, and focused on goals. I continue to favor cardio but try to do several strength classes (i.e. total conditioning, barbell, strike, etc..) due to what I learned from my experience with Jason.
– Laura Kubala
Katy Texas resident
When I first started personal training with Jason Hodge, I expected to learn how to plan and execute a daily workout and I expected to tone up my body. I really needed and wanted to improve my posture. Since I didn’t know how to use the equipment, I decided to work with Jason. I learned so much about how to use it and what it should do for me. Everything was explained so that I could understand what I should do and why. I actually looked forward to each session and went home tired each time but I knew it had done so much good. I lost weight and went down one size in my clothes and am still there thanks to you, Jason! I also got some very good information about diet and got a good eating plan. I actually thought I was eating “healthy” before, but completely changed my eating habits. I am so thankful for all the help and still use what I learned almost 4 years after my first session. Also, my posture has improved so much that my sister no longer has to tell me to straighten up!
– Betty Hayes
Sugar Land resident
I didn’t know what to expect when I first signed on with Jason. I wanted to lose weight and get in better shape, and decided to try personal training as a “last effort”. I had never even participated in group classes, so working one-on-one with a trainer was really a big step for me. As we got started, I found the workouts were a real challenge. I was using muscles that I didn’t know I had, was very sore after workouts, but I loved it. I felt better, had more energy, and really looked forward to going to the gym (well….MOST days…) The workouts inspired me to watch what I ate, since I didn’t want to be packing back on calories that I had just burned off! Workouts changed often, so there was never boredom. The personal training workouts also provided a method of accountability for me. Jason was great at checking on my nutrition, cardio workouts, etc. and that accountability made a huge difference for me. I not only enjoyed the personal training, but started enjoying going to the gym and getting in cardio workouts 3 or 4 times a week. I made myself accountable to Jason and began to see progress really quickly. Over time I could begin to do things I never thought possible, lifting more weights, actually getting my feet off the ground when I jumped (24 INCHES!!!), and I began to have much better balance (thanks to many “one-legged workouts” with Jason).I felt much better, had more energy, moved more easily, was more flexible, and over time lost 20 pounds. I even realized I was staying healthier as I worked out more and more….rarely a cold, etc. Jason was always professional, put much thought and preparation into the workouts, and was always ready to give support in any way he could. He does much more than personal training, but takes a personal interest in real life changes for his those people he works with.
– Susan Wilson
Lake Pointe Estates resident
I worked with a personal trainer 10 years ago and I did benefit from the discipline of going and trying some new things. Of course when that stopped I stopped progressing as quickly.
By the time I started working with Jason, I was 12 years older and had some aches and pains that had developed over the years for some still undetermined reason. I knew I needed help. I asked around at the Katy, Texas area and every answer was the same….Jason is the one you want. He has the training and the desire to help people with pain, he knows what he is doing, and he likes it! I took Jason up on it and I had a great experience. Jason is educated and confident and I felt that he really did care about my personal needs, not the paycheck. Our time together was too short but I did feel some strength returning and have tried (thought not diligently) to use some of the techniques and exercises he taught me when I work out on my own. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and wish I could keep it up. I think personal training is valuable in that there is someone watching out for you, someone who cares, and someone that knows when you are cheating!!!! I highly recommend Jason and hope to be able to go back to him sometime in the future.
-Mary Frances Doris
Katy Texas resident
I want to thank you for the personal training you did for me at the gym. You were gentle yet tough which is exactly what I needed. Most of all, you helped my husband after a horrible horse accident! He completely obliterated his pelvis, cracked both of his wrists and other injuries. He needed major therapy to walk and you were there! You knew exactly what he needed and guided him along the journey to his recovery. Thank you Jason for everything you have done for us and for so many others.
– Julie Richard
You are amazing and one cannot do anything but improve under your guidance. It has been a privilege to be under your guidance and care as well as direction and supervision. You helped me realize the importance of being accountable and to work towards realistic goals. I am honored to have been called your client. I could only improve with your knowledge and direction.
– Patricia Willis
Katy, TX Resident
I met Jason Hodge at a gym in 2006. My husband, who was training for triathlons, gave me one on one with a trainer as a gift. I had mixed feelings as to the message he was trying to convey with that gift. At that time, I was the coordinator of my high school reunion and we were preparing for our 30thclass reunion. I had just lost about 15 pounds and I was ready to firm up and shed the last 10 pounds. I wanted to look my best when I reunited with my old friends. I instantly felt at ease with Jason who was not at all pushy nor was he intimidating. I was not looking forward to grueling torture and barking orders from a drill sergeant …I just wanted someone to care enough to encourage me without scolding me. Jason was very kind, patient and firm in a caring way. Patient Jason held my hand for just a little while and slowly increased my level without any torture or scolding. I admired him for the time he took to research my questions and explained to me how it would benefit me in the end. The first thing he did after an evaluation was to encourage me to set goals. At the time, my goal was short term and he said that was okay, for now, but in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle I should set more long term and defined goals. I remember him telling me over and over that today is a new day when I felt bad for not eating right that week or was about to give up because I was not seeing dramatic results quickly. He taught me that balance was so very important in all areas of my life. Working on my balance during exercise strengthens my core which makes other exercises easier and safer to do as well as improves my posture. A balanced diet is just a healthier way to eat and maintain the desirable weight without feeling deprived. Balance in life in general enables me to be happier and more productive. I noticed when I balanced my life I became better at time management and was able to eliminate the “I cannot find time to exercise” excuses that I became so good at creating. Jason tailored a program to improve my posture and strengthen my core and I found that not only inches dropped but my stress level decreased. With a stronger body and better posture I noticed I had more energy and felt better about myself. I reached my weight loss goal and was not embarrassed at my reunion. I felt better than I have felt in a long time and I was a happier and more productive person. I now understand what Jason meant by setting long term or lifelong goals because I have not maintained that balance and it is throwing me off balance in all aspects of my life. Today is a new day; I think I will work on balance today. Thank you, Jason; you are a wonderful caring man who taught me balance is the core of so many important parts of my life.
– Jinx Hayden
Grand Lakes resident
I honestly expected Jason Hodge to be like any other ordinary trainer. Working hard, but seeing no results. I’ve had another trainer and she was at 24 hour fitness. The relationship between us wasn’t good, she didn’t encourage me or push me. After my summer with her I didn’t ever want to have a trainer again. However, working with Jason took hard work and dedication. I drove out to Katy 5 times a week and that took a lot of gas; but it was well worth it. I benefited greatly from working with Jason. I came to college pre-season training and I was in great shape and ready to go. I had already strengthened my legs when working with Jason and when I got to college I was prepared. While everyone else was sore, I was ready to go.
– Sarah Reno
When I signed up for a fitness evaluation with Jason I wasn’t really sure what it would entail but I knew I needed advice on taking better care of my body. Upon meeting Jason for the first time I immediately felt comfortable. His enthusiasm and knowledge of overall health and fitness is impossible to ignore. Jason asked several questions and evaluated my posture and flexibility. He was able to quickly identify where my strengths and weaknesses were and I felt a difference almost immediately. The whole process was informative and empowering. I went in hopes of getting some advice about my health and walked away with so much more. Not only did I leave feeling better than I have in awhile but I also had a customized program for my body. It’s amazing that one hour could change my life the way it has. I would definitely recommend Jason to everyone I know!
– Sheila O.
Katy resident and owner of Freckletown.com
I had a total knee replacement 2 1/2 years ago that was giving me some discomfort with tightness in that knee. The doctor told me that I needed to exercise the knee. Through the program that Jason Hodge set up for me, I no longer have the tightness and I am able to move. That was my main concern. I also wanted to tone up. I loved every minute of it. The exercise program made me feel a lot better and have more energy. I lost 8 lbs. Pants and jeans that were too tight are now loose on me and feel so comfortable. My knee no longer gives me discomfort. There was a spot on the back side of my knee that hurt so bad all the time. Through Jason’s training that problem was solved.
– Kathy Self
Yelp profile: http://www.yelp.com/biz/medical-fitness-pros-katy