Let me start by saying….I love local and supporting local. For me, it’s always been difficult to find the right fit. I struggle with my fitness because I didn’t know what I should be doing in the gym, what areas to focus on, what machines to use, how often and for how long, what the proper form was. It would then create more doubt in my mind and in myself. I would find myself getting nervous and wanting to leave the gym shortly after getting there or mainly just sticking to the treadmill comfort zone. I really wanted to stay fit and active because it’s so important for your quality of life and in the long term, you only have one body right? So I decided to gravitate towards spin classes and group classes, having that motivation of others around you, similar to a team. I found that was a step in the right direction, but something was still missing. Then I discovered TFW Connecticut in Danbury, I really like the idea of a small local gym that had group classes….but that also incorporates weights. Let me tell you, I am so happy now, but I was so nervous the first day going in and meeting with Andreas the owner for the evaluation, he very much reassured me and encouraged me during my first two weeks attending the group training class. Deb runs the group training class and has been incredible to work with. She has so much knowledge, helps guide on form, modifications and I’m beginning to talk to her about nutrition as well, key piece! There are many times that I want to cancel going to a class or find a reason why not to go…but honestly when I do, I then think about needing to be consistent and the motivation and encouragement I get from not only Deb but the other group members too. Many of them have the same goals as me and probably want to cancel at times, but push themselves to go. Everyone is so nice and it’s an amazing environment and let me tell you, you will SEE and FEEL your consistency pay off.
I’ve always been “gym-averse” until I walked through the doors of TFW Connecticut. Debra & Andreas are amazing coaches and wonderful people. They are knowledgeable, creative and so motivating! Workouts are always changing, never boring!! The small groups are supportive and non-judgmental. I have grown substantially in my form and strength in this fantastic gym!
On my 70th birthday back in September of 2010, I realized that I needed to do more than walk everyday. I had never done any weight training before. I joined TFW Connecticut and thanks to the expert guidance & instruction I received from trainers Debra & Andreas, I feel stronger, more flexible and able to do more physically than I have in a long time.
Working on a new PR bench press. Less than two weeks to go! 💪💪
TFW is a awesome gym. I retired about two and half years ago and needed a place to keep fit. My body parts were starting to go south and energy levels running on empty. I passed TFW every day going to work and wonder how the place was. I finally took the step to stop. It only took a walk in to see the highly motivated and passionate coaches Debra and Andreas to know this is the place for me. So take the walk in!
TFW is an amazing place! Coach Deb and Coach Andreas are amazing at what they do and work with each member to make their experience the best it can be for them. All of the members are warm and inviting and it makes the environment fun to be in.
Positivity and motivation can always be found here!
Great workout last night
I have been a member of the TFW CONNECTICUT familia for a few years now. Coach Andreas and Coach Debra are very motivating and have pushed me out of my comfort zone. I am incredibly grateful for that. My confidence, eating habits, strength and speed have improved dramatically. I never imagined I would ever be able to deadlift or bench press as much as I can, not to mention enjoy trying to increase my speed for sprints. The environment is amazing. Everyone is very supportive, encouraging and welcoming. Whether you have been there for years or just starting out, you are always greeted with a smile and a high five. I highly recommend you check out TFW Connecticut. You will be happy you did!