"I have had the good fortune of working with several exceptional trainers over the last 20 years, but Dustin stands out as the best. I was looking for a trainer that could appreciate the type of training I wanted to be able to continue to ski, whitewater kayak and hike at a high level. He listened to my goals, evaluated my experience and right away put me on a program that challenged and taught me. He is truly a student of human performance, and his passion for understanding both the mechanics of the body and how to best train it was very clear to me right away. I appreciate his knowledge not only in training, but also massage therapy and anatomy, he was always teaching me something new. He emphasized tracking workouts, and always pushing up in weight or reps. Tracking my progress and having the data to see how I have improved over time has been amazing. I have been working with Dustin for close to a year, and I can confidently say that I feel the strongest, most flexible and ready to pursue whatever adventure I dream up after working with him. I look forward to continuing to work with him for years to come, and excited for the next level of fitness and training."
Mackenzie's 14-month transformation after strength training only 2x/week.
Gene - US Naval Officer
"I trained with Dustin during a recent visit with my daughter, and he was terrific. He pushed smart but hard, with Dustin giving insightful pointers and reflective comments at every pause. Trained with some Navy SEAL friends the month before, and Dustin was just as good!"
Steven J - Triathlete
"Before working with Dustin, I had never appreciated how much strength training could improve my cycling and triathlon performance. Dustin’s individualized training sessions are focused and achieve results."
Mary C - Massage Therapist
"This journey called fitness was never part of my plan. When I started, I was told I’d never be an athlete, I couldn’t train 5 days and I needed to loose weight. I admit until I met Dustin Hassard I didn’t know what strength was, I had no faith in my training. Training with Dustin is beyond a physical experience, it is mental and emotional dedication, you dedicate yourself to his program because he dedicates his time, knowledge and love to your program. He cares about your goals, your limitations and apirations. For anyone who knows me I am a complicated individual and Mr. Hassard has torn me down to bare bones and built me into a beast. I’m a 5 foot tall 170 lb beast who throws around 80% of her body weight because someone finally believed in her and that was Dustin Hassard."
Tina T - Personal Trainer
"Trainer with a trainer? Naturally, I will be a lot more selective about who I train with since it’s what I do. I picked Dustin because of how he trained his female clients. I saw his programming and the shape of his clients and how he pushed them the way I wanted to be. For me, I like to lift heavy things and I like to train the same way whether I was a man or woman. Dustin expects a lot, pushes me to levels that I can do but may not try, and he has the most creative programming."
"When I met Dustin at the gym, I hadn't worked out in years, many, many, many years. He sat down with me and discussed my goals and concerns and put my mind at ease that I could accomplish what I wanted to accomplish. When we began to workout together, he explained all the different moves we were doing so that I understood their benefits and how I could do them on my own. There were many times when I thought that I couldn't finish, but he pushed me to go on and I always did. Working with Dustin was the best gift I could have ever given to myself. He is a very talented trainer. He knows what he is doing and he is also one of the sweetest and friendliest people that I have every met. He is a great partner to have whether you are new to the workout scene or a regular. I highly recommend him."
"I was always a cardio junkie, running marathons, doing triathlons, cycling, swimming, but never lifted a weight. I told myself that weights were for men and I didn't want to bulk up and get "big". I was getting hurt a lot from my exercises, and as "fit" as I thought I was, my muscles were weak. I decided to try a training session with a personal trainer, thinking that it probably wouldn't be for me anyways, but that I'd give it a try for a couple sessions.
Dustin, my trainer, soon helped me realize that not only would weight lifting not bulk me up, but it would make me leaner while strengthening my body and mind more than any sport or activity I had ever done before. Before long I was doing squats equal to my own weight, dead lifts, swinging kettle bells, and having fun at the same time. I was shocked at what my body was capable of doing, and I started to notice a huge change in my body and my confidence. I was hooked. 3 months in I even joined a competition at my gym and beat out all the women in the group for endurance and strength. Dustin taught me how to listen to my body, and more importantly how to continually challenge it. Now over 2 years later, I am the leanest and strongest I have ever been, I have complete control of my body and I know when to push the limits. I still run almost every day, but I never skip out on the resistance and weight training anymore. My once-injured knee from a torn MCL and ACL is stronger than ever and my new strength and mental focus has helped me increase my running speed by almost 2 minutes a mile. I wouldn't have been able to do that without the strength training that I learned. Thanks to my trainer, I've learned that lifting is not just for men, but for anyone that wants a leaner and stronger body, and more importantly a stronger mind and the confidence to know that you can do anything that you put your mind to."
Maddie G - Performance Artist
"Dustin is extremely knowledgable and supportive! His workouts are not only challenging but enjoyable. He's always open to help even outside of training sessions!"
Martin worked hard to drop belly fat and improve his posture in only a few months.
Maggie S - Jewelry Designer
"Just wanted to thank you so much for Friday. I was super nervous and not sure what to expect and you made me feel completely comfortable and at ease. You had me rest, which was great because at one point my hands were shaking, and brought water when I didn’t even realize I was actually thirsty and needed it. I could hardly walk on Saturday, but I stretched and went to the gym on Sun & Mon. Yesterday at our gym some lady who is recently pregnant confided in her “trainer” that she is pregnant and wanted to take special care as she had lost the last baby. Her trainer just nodded, smiled, and had her do a bunch of upper body stuff as well as some terribly formed dead lifts. All I could think was, I’m so glad Dustin took the time and didn’t blow me off like that trainer just did because if I was that other pregnant lady I would be even more freaked out about working out. So! Thank you for actually caring, I noticed and greatly appreciated it!"
"I began training with Dustin Hassard about six months ago and at this moment I can easily say I am in the best shape of my life. I had no real concrete goals; I only wanted to improve athletically and look my best. I am very picky when I work closely with someone. Dustin not only met my expectations but exceeded them. I have improved in every area: I am stronger, faster and more agile. There are many exercises I never thought I could do; now they are my favorite things (example: pull-ups) and I do them with more confidence than I ever thought I would have. I look and feel fantastic. He is always willing to alter my program based on any unexpected circumstances and has been with me every step of the way as I tackle new challenges. He brings an infectious enthusiasm for fitness to every session. I refer him with zero hesitation."