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Body By Design Studio - 4 Reviews - 1818 Oberlin Rd., Suite 101, Raleigh, NC - Personal Care Reviews - Phone (919) 787-1147

Body By Design Studio

1818 Oberlin Rd., Suite 101
Raleigh, NC 27608
(919) 787-1147
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Being new to town, I did a lot of research and tried out three personal trainers including Body by Design before committing to Joe and his program â?? the choice was easy! I actua...


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Editorial review from Citysearch 1/30/2013

Body by Design is rated the Triangle's best personal trainer year after year. After working with Joe, it's easy to understand why. The studio in Five Points is very well equipped and a great size for getting 1:1 attention, but also for getting to know the other trainers and clients. \r \r I came to Joe asking him to train both myself (not easy) and also my 12 year old son. I was looking for a program typical of many 40 year olds - lose some weight, tone everything, and feel more energized. For my son, the concerns were more how to keep weight on and please implement something to improve coordination and athletic abilities. We both hit the lottery...\r \r With twice weekly sessions, excellent nutritional guidance, and encouragement for both in and outside the gym, we transformed our bodies and lifestyle. Maintaining healthy weight will no longer be an issue as I've gained the stamina and confidence to participate in numerous 5Ks, half marathons and am constantly varying my athletic activity. My son plays basketball, flag football, and swims and is eager to vary his athletic abilities as well.\r \r At Body by Design, there is a fitness program for adolescents to geriatric clients.\r I highly recommend Joe to anyone looking for a personal trainer that is fun, motivated, knowledgeable and dedicated to seeing you achieve your personal fitness goals. more

Being new to town, I did a lot of 6/10/2012

Being new to town, I did a lot of research and tried out three personal trainers including Body by Design before committing to Joe and his program â?? the choice was easy! I actually went to see Joe first and there was no comparison. Body by Design was the best equipped, nicest, cleanest and most fun gym by far. What was better than their studio thought were the trainers and the other clients I met at Body by Design.! I trained mostly with Joe but also had the opportunity to work with Michelle, Peter and Pilar and everyone is great! The whole crew is professional, knowledgeable and just really outstanding. At one of the other studios I got an uncomfortable feeling about the trainer I was put with and Iâ??m not sure I would have realized there was maybe something weird had I not gone to Body by Design first (Iâ??ve never had a trainer before). Joe hires the best trainers and they each have a great, extensive training background and make the workouts fun to boot! The private studio is great for getting to know the other clients too. No one is there being a showoff, but it seems like everyone is there for the same reasons you are and itâ??s just very supportive. Iâ??ve made great progress in loosing some pounds since I started (need to follow the diet more) and people are really noticing! Iâ??m going to keep coming to Body by Design and see just how buff I can get ;-) Hope to see you here too. more

great personal training 10/29/2007

When I started going to Body By Design, I had tried every trendy exercise program I had read about with very little success. Joe Augustine listened to what I was trying to accomplish and created a exercise program that provided me with a solution instead of a quick fix. The program he set up for me has toned me and taught me how great I can feel when I get into an exercise groove. Now I feel horrible when I don't exercise. Working out with Joe is fun and he always pushes you to a point you didn't know you could reach. I highly recommend Body By will discover a real exercise solution that will stay with you forever versus the quick fix and the best part is you'll enjoy every step of the way! more

Now I Have the Body I have always Wanted 10/29/2007

I had gained a few pounds over the last year and did not like how my clothes were fitting. I was very frustrated after working out on my own and not getting results so I decided to turn to a personal trainer. Within the first few weeks with Body By Design my body was becoming more and more tone and I could feel my clothes starting to fit like they used to. I now know how important technique is in each and every movement. Joe and Anne are right next to me, coaching me through each excercise. They are always able to push me to the next level when I feel like I can't go any further, which is where the real work is done with fat burning and muscle toning. The private gym is in a perfect location (next to Evoo close to Five Points) and is very, very clean. Joe and Anne are also helping me learn how to make changes in my diet so that I can protect all of my hard work! It has actually turned out to be such a nice break in my day and it has produced such great results I actually look forward to working out. It has been absolutely life changing and I recomend Body By Design to anyone who wants to be able to comfortably slide back into your skinny jeans. Pros: It WORKS! more

The most awesome and most fun workout in town! 10/27/2007

I?m so happy to have the chance to tell you what I think about Joe and staff of Body by Design Studio! Not only is this the best place to workout in Raleigh, but it?s also the most fun place to get fit anywhere!\r \r Almost three years ago, I had twins and I also got HUGE. I went from about 125 lbs. to nearly 190 lbs. and I was miserable. I tried everything to loose weight and nothing worked ? and I mean nothing. Then a year or so ago a friend told me about Joe Augustine and his Studio and I started personal training there ? it?s made all the difference in the world.\r \r I?ve dropped all of my ?baby fat?, and for the first time in my life I have really toned and defined muscles too! My husband says he feels like he got his wife back and I?m amazed at what Joe has helped me do."" Yes, I got my body back (finally) but I also got so much more. I have tons of energy, my self-esteem has never been higher, and I?ve never been happier.\r \r One of the best things to happen at the Studio (other than my new body ☺) is that I?ve made so many new friends there! I?ve met other women who have been in the same situation as me and we?ve all bonded as we?ve gotten in shape together. \r \r The workouts that Joe, Anne, and the rest of the staff design are great! They?re always different, always challenging, but also so fun and rewarding. There?s nothing like being pushed further than I ever thought I could go ? and succeeding! Joe always knows just what to do and how to push me.\r \r Working out at Body by Design isn?t inexpensive (about $500 a month for me) but over the years I?ve spent so much more money on diet plans, gyms and other ?so-called? personal trainers (don?t even get me started) that never worked, this is like a bargain!\r \r I?m in shape now, but I?ll be a customer of Joe?s until he kicks me out ☺. I hope I?ll see you there!\r Pros: It really works! Its great fun! I love the staff and the other clients! Cons: None. Just do it! more
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  • Private studio, Body by Design, delivers personal training sessions geared toward total fitness, weight loss and muscle building.

  • 11/19/2007 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Hours:

    M-F 5:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Sat 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sun 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Payments:

    Master Card, Discover, Visa
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