"I have been training in one form or another for most of my life, and I’ve never run across a work out like Jeff’s. After a year of classes, my flexibility has increased dramatically, as has my general muscle tone. Any time Jeff is running a workout, I know I am going to leave everything I have out on the mat. On the Jujitsu side, Jeff is a patient instructor and a knowledgeable teacher. He takes his time explaining each step of a lesson and is very organized in his progressions. He always brings energy to spare and his positive attitude is as consistent as it is contagious.
I’ve found his knowledge of the body and its workings to be integral in preventing injury. Practicing a vigorous, physical activity two to three times a week, I still have never suffered an injury in Jeff’s jujitsu class. That alone is nothing short of amazing."
"Thank you Jeff! Once again, I apologize for the keeping you at the Gym so late Wednesday, but when my mind is set on a problem, I am determined to solve it. You have really answered my question with this article. This gives me the perseverance to keep pushing myself, and that's all I needed. 'Suffering produces perseverance, perseverance produces character, and character produces hope.' That's the one really hit home. I don't expect a reply, because I know you are busy. I will see you Monday, and have an awesome weekend."
I was a bit apprehensive about today's match because my heel was quite sore after the massage yesterday...especially after you put that 'cortisone shot ' (smile) right smack into the bottom of my heel!!!!
"Let me start by saying that I'm the type of person that keeps all their stress in their neck and shoulders. In fact the more stress I have in my life the more I look like a turtle going into it's shell. When it got so bad the my neck was disappearing a friend told me about Jeff and his wonderful Strength Stretching Massage. I went for my session and when I was done I was like a different person. I could actually stand up straight and like the turtle coming out of his shell I had a neck again. My shoulders were where they belonged and the weight on them was gone. Next I plan to try the DPT classes. Who knows by the time I'm done I'll be a whole new person"
"Jeff is truly ‘the body mechanic’. My stretching sessions with him have helped tremendously with my flexibility, and his massage therapy has helped to alleviate a lot of my neck pain. I bought my first session through one of those group purchases, but I am now a regular client."
"Jeff is a great motivator and one of the most energetic and positive people I have ever met. Although his approach is a lot different than most trainers, I have experienced significantly better results. As an 'over 50' adult, symptoms of arthritis, plantar fasciitis have disappeared, and I am more toned than I ever thought possible."
Thanks. You’ve given me a way to kick my own $ss. I need this, and I’m loving it. I’m really flushing a lot of crap out and it feels GOOOOD to purify this way!"
"Jeff is my lead instructor for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. I am a police officer in my 17th year and am the lead defensive tactics instructor for my agency. One of the side effects of being a police officer for this long is that I am very careful in who I trust, I suppose I am a little cynical.
The reason I'm telling you this is that I do not promote or endorse people or things I do not believe in. Jeff Wooten has gained my trust as a person and as an instructor. He is a very genuine person. He truly cares about what he does and would not impose things that do not merit being done. His teaching ability is phenomenal, as he always comes across as if you are the only one in the room. I have taken his breathing technique and power yoga and adapted it to be taught within the police department. Young or old, strong or weak, his techniques will work for you. I strongly encourage you to give his class a try."
"I've been training in Martial Arts for over 14 years now, I'm 19. I've been through numerous cardio, weight, and fat burning exercises but none have yet to compare to Jeff Wooten's muscle endurance workout plan.
After pulling my lateral ligament in my left knee I had to sit out of Jiu Jitsiu and Muay Thai for serveral months, Jeff gave me the knowledge of why my knee was in so much pain and what I could do to treat it. Ever since then my knee has been healing quite nicely and I can still perform at 100% while working out! I've completely dropped all my other weight training exercises and converted to Jeff's muscle endurance workouts. He incorporates breathing, stretching (Power Yoga), and muscle enhancing workouts that promise you results FAST. Resistance, endruance, and muscle training are the key factors for winning a fight. After 4 months of Jeff's workouts I've gained 15 pounds on my bench. My flexibility and range of motion have increased too! I would never support a workout unless I thought it worked, and believe me this is the best workout I've had in my life. Nothing feels greater than to be able to gain strength, speed, and most of all STAMINA; totally naturally! Give it a shot! Jeff will gladly make you feel like you accomplished something at the end of his session!"
"I would like to share my personal training experiences with Jeff. His training style and delivery makes it very enjoyable and infomative. I have gained flexibilty and used muscles I never knew I had. I have gained a wealth of knowledge in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu that I can employ with my career as a Police Officer. Jeff is a true asset to the BJJ and personal fitness domain. Great job Jeff keep up the good work... ."
"I had issues with my Blood pressure, flexibility and endurance. After 3 months training with Jeff I see drastic overall changes. My Blood Pressure is back to normal 108 /74 and my digestion has improved dramatically, which is amazing.
"Jeff, I just wanted to e-mail you and say thanks! Yesterday was of course Easter and I found myself at a friend’s party with of course tons of great foods. My favorite of which was bread dip. I started ediets on December 27, 2005 and have since lost 30 pounds.
I have been working out 5 days a week and eating better. The bread dip was a treat but after I felt so guilty like all my hard work was for nothing, then I come into work and see your article about cheating every once in a while. It really hit home and made me realize I did not sabotage all my efforts, I ate some bread dip. I don’t do it all the time. So thank you for helping me realize I don’t have to beat myself up its ok. You really have no idea how much reading your article helped!!!! Thanks so much."
"Training with Jeff has been a life changing experience. He not only trains your body, but also your mind and spirit. For many years I have wanted to get in really good shape. Trying various classes and trainers proved unsuccessful for me. Unfortunately, I did not enjoy the exercise programs and therefore lacked commitment.
Then I started going to Jeff’s Dynamic Power Training classes and was hooked. Several months later I began my personal training journey with Jeff. His methods are unique, fun and effective. To say that Jeff is creative is an understatement. He has an endless repertoire of exercises that focus on functional fitness which improve strength, flexibility and endurance.
With his positive approach, Jeff trains his clients to celebrate success and overcome failures with equal enthusiasm. Jeff delivers anecdotal analogies pertinent to his client’s frame of mind and motivation. He truly exercises the whole person, mind, body and spirit. My comfort and my confidence in everyday life are much stronger.
Jeff’s holistic fitness program has helped me break through barriers I never knew existed. This is an incredible journey! After getting in this kind of shape, I never want to go back.
"Jeff's multi-discipline approach to fitness training fusing elements of Yoga with modern training principles combined with his own experience and formal study of human physiology has been of great benefit to me.
I believe his training has enabled me to continue participating in JiuJitsu at an age (39) where the majority of my training partners are 10-20 years younger."
"Jeff Wooten is very knowledgeable about a subject largely ignored by organized medicine and even many in alternative therapies....that is the creeping loss of mobility and flexibility as we age and Jeff provides teaching in reversing this loss.
Never knew you could increase your strength while increasing your flexibility! Awesome experience!"
"I've been exercising regularly for years but had hit a plateau in my training. I had really lost my motivation because I was not getting trim, toned, and strong.
However, I started training with Jeff only one month ago and have already seen results! I've seen improvements in my strength, flexibility, and muscle tone in just a short time. I feel so energized after each class. I know I still have a lot of room for improvement and so much more to learn, but I look forward to this process. Jeff is so encouraging in class, but even outside of class, his promotion of an overall healthy lifestyle has motivated me to eat healthier than I was before!"
"Jeff, as a Masters endurance athlete, I have seen a slow drop in my race times and experienced an increase in soreness post my harder training runs. Over the last couple of months, I have been amazed at the progress I have made on many fronts.
I believe I have already become a much more efficient runner. I have seen an increase in my speed, my recovery post workouts has been much better and I feel overall stronger as an athlete. I can't wait to see the continued results over the next 4-6 months. I can't thank you enough. My goal is to remain competitive as a runner for a long time, and I believe your training approach will be a key to my doing so."
"I have known and worked out with Jeff Wooten for almost 18 years. I have seen him progress from martial arts student to martial arts instructor, fitness instructor, and massage therapist. No matter what endeavor Jeff undertakes, he is driven to succeed and meticulous in studying the subject, setting goals, and meeting goals.
From studying anatomy to aid in his understanding of “chin-na” (joint locks and pressure points) to reading the latest in fitness thought, Jeff breaks down each subject into its component parts until he understands the concepts at the basic level and rebuilds it to give him a clear picture of the discipline he’s studying. This gives him the ability to truly know a subject and to apply those principles to other disciplines, such as using Hung Gar techniques combined with power yoga to increase flexibility and conditioning or to using anatomy, science, and his own experiences to debunk fitness myths. In addition to living what he preaches, Jeff has the unique ability to bring out the most in people he works out with. He’s one of the few individuals I’ve had the pleasure to work out with that can push you to your physical limits and feel good doing it. A fantastic martial artist, both in Hung Gar and Jiu Jitsu, a superb massage therapist, and talented fitness trainer, Jeff is the one person I trust when it comes to designing and implementing fitness goals and training."
My name is Lilianna Fernandez. I'm a 17 year old elite-triathlete. I just recently competed in age group nationals in Vermont and qualified for World Championships next September in London! The excitement of this accomplishment can only be expressed because of Jeff Wooten and Mary Wire.
"I just turned 50 and while I have been exercising for most of my life, I was in a rut and knew that I needed some guidance on how to best change my routine to meet the challenges of an over 50 year old body.
I have been meeting with Jeff for almost a year and with his knowledge and support I am more flexible and stronger than I was in my 20s. Jeff never talks about what you can’t do only what you can and it is that kind of attitude that makes me want to try harder. I would recommend him to anyone that has a desire to start a new exercise regime or jump start an old one."
"Even though I play tennis about 5-6 times / week, I know I need to cross train in order to be as healthy as possible and to perform better on the courts. DPT is the perfect addition to my exercise routine. Not only am I slimming down (lost a couple of pounds this month alone) but I'm stronger and much more flexible. This has translated into much better performance on the courts. In fact yesterday I played in a tennis tournament which included 4.5 hours of playing time on the courts THEN went to the DPT class at 5 pm. Only a couple of months ago, I couldn't do a class and play a match in the same day. Now, I'm much more fit and feel absolutely great.
Every time that I leave a DPT class, I feel great. Not only because I accomplished something but because my body feels flexible and strong. Since re-committing to attend twice per week, I am moving beyond and repairing my old injuries of tennis elbow, achilles issues, and a very old rotator cuff problem. Everyone in the class is always so encouraging. DPT has been the best thing that I've done to improve my tennis all year! Thanks, Jeff for all of the encouragement and interesting and fun classes."
"Jeff, I have been using Dynamic Power Breathing a little, but my wife has had the greatest benefit from it...she is up to running 4 miles continuously now (in 30 minutes), after not being able to run even a mile a month ago. She loves it! Thanks!"
"I have been working out with Jeff Wooten for about 2 years now and I would have to say that I’m in the best shape of my life since high school. I know that might sound cliché for a 43 year old, but it is true! I have been a very active adult. Since my early 20’s, I’ve always participated in exercise classes and fitness programs; in addition, I’ve always maintained healthy eating habits. I always thought I was in decent shape but after working out with Jeff, I can now see drastic changes in my body shape that I know I can maintain for years to come.
I started to go to Jeff’s Dynamic Power Training classes in 2005 and met some of his other clients. I’ve also seen a drastic fitness improvement in these people as well. Most of them are women ranging in ages from mid 30’s to mid 50’s. All of our strength and flexibility has improved dramatically. What attributes to that success is a combination of Jeff’s motivational style and the exercises themselves. First off, Jeff really enjoys what he does so his motivation for our continued fitness improvements is evident. People naturally respond to positive encouragement and this is what I get and his other clients get both in the classes and in the personal training sessions. Secondly, the exercises themselves are very challenging but they can be accomplished by anyone. I was a beginner with them once and I improved gradually and I still today improve doing some of the same movements.
I would encourage anyone to at least try his workout programs. I think once you try you will be hooked because of both the improvements you see and the fact that it just plain fun!"
"Jeff, I really enjoyed your article on efitness, as a personal trainer and yoga studio owner/teacher I really felt it was right on the money. So many fitness tips are just the same old thing and they never push anyone. As a yoga teacher I am always expecting students to go the extra mile and ask more of themselves, your article was a breath of fresh air. Thank you!"
"Jeff, It's a pleasure to give my feed back. I am still only at stage 1. But I am getting up at 6:10 am every morning and practicing 2 exercises taught in the Dynamic Power Breathing e-book. First one is to stand in front of a mirror, exhale, bend in the waist, put hands on the thies and pull your stomach in as much as you can.