Real Testimonials from Real Clients

"I’ve known Mike Z. Robinson from MZR Fitness for about 7 years now and he is one of the most caring, positive, and uplifting people that I have ever met. I have worked out at gyms off and on for most of my adult life. However, sooner or later I tend to get bored, lose interest, and stop going to my workouts. I finally realized that I needed someone to tell me what to do, show me how to do it, make sure I am doing things correctly, and hold me accountable to the program and to myself. I find all of that exactly at MZR Fitness. I can truthfully say that MZR Fitness is unlike any other gym that I’ve ever been a part of. MZR Fitness is not only for the body but also for the mind. For the benefit of MZR Fitness clients - there are daily quotes, words of wisdom, and motivating thoughts posted on the walls to help us get into the right mindset each day. Now I am in no way an early riser, but every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday you can find me working out at MZR Fitness in the 6am fitness boot camp program! At 68 yrs. old, there are some things that are a bit harder for me to do in class. But I rarely miss out on anything because I am always given a level appropriate modification to try. Getting stronger and staying that way is important to me for my overall health and I plan to accomplish that at MZR Fitness. Thank you Mike and MZR Fitness!" - Lois Croster

“Working out at MZR Fitness has been a great experience for me from day 1. I’ve been doing one on one sessions at MZR Fitness since 2011 and I can’t tell you enough how grateful I am to be one of the lucky ones directly under Mike Robinson’s tutelage. I have made steady progress over the years and will forever be grateful for all of his knowledge & motivational tactics. I feel happier, younger, stronger, and healthier now at 61 years old than I did 20 years ago. Prior to joining MZR Fitness, I used to lounge most weekends but now I make sure to get out and get active every weekend. I have even found that my energy has improved so much that even my grandkids have a hard time keeping up with me on certain activities. Thank you Mike for all that you have done for me and my family. It’s been a great pleasure riding the “Fitness Express” at MZR Fitness to a healthier ME. Cheers to many more years of working out together!" - Tim Schultz

"Thank you MZR Fitness for consistently being exactly what I need in my life. Being a part of the MZR Fitness family is something that I cherish very much because my health is important to me and coming to MZR Fitness has not only helped me to stay in shape but it has also helped me in other areas of my life where I even feel better mentally. I always feel positive energy at MZR Fitness and many of the people that I have met there have become life long friends outside of the gym as well. I've been to so many gyms and trainers in my life and none of them have motivated me consistently like MZR has. Being a full time mom/wife while raising 3 children is definitely not easy and leaves me with little free time but coming to MZR Fitness is something that I make a priority because I use it as my "ME" time. I've been a MZR Fitness member for close to 2 years and will never leave...I'm a forever client...thank you MZR Fitness for everything, you're the best!" - Heidi Irving

"One of the best fitness decisions I have ever made was to workout with Mike Robinson and MZR Fitness! Mike has really been both an encouragement and great advocate for my own health. Originally, I signed up at MZR Fitness because I was becoming frustrated with my own routines. As a Physician, I understood about the need and vital importance of an active, healthy lifestyle. I had exercise routines which had grown boringly predictable through the years...and I was on the verge of giving it all up. I contacted Mike with a specific set of goals (for me, it was getting in top shape for a trans-Sierra trek). Mike carefully LISTENED and crafted an exercise routine that focused on my specific goals and more importantly my limitations. He is very interested in providing the best instruction possible. I have learned so many new exercises and different types of challenging workouts. The result is that MZR Fitness has revitalized my love for an active lifestyle. Don't get me wrong though, Mike is not an easy trainer, he makes you work and sweat and will push you to the edge of the envelope when needed...but the results are fantastic. For me, it is not about looks or attractiveness; it is purely about health and longevity as well as being able to do the things that make life fun and interesting. MZR Fitness fulfills those promises. Thanks Mike, great job as usual!" - Dr. Rene Bravo

"Two years after giving birth to my son, I finally feel like I'm getting my old body back and thanks to Mike I can see my abs again! For the past few years, I've sporadically worked out but my workouts were nowhere near the level of Mike's workouts. He constantly challenges & pushes me and he knows more than I do about what I'm able to accomplish in my workouts. The workouts are always intense and I often tell myself as I'm lacing up my shoes, "I can't believe that I pay someone to kick my butt like this." But in the end, it's all worth it - the results are worth it and as Mike likes to remind all of his clients, "P.I.P - Pain is Pleasure!" He's also a fun workout partner and in between sets as I'm catching my breath, we also have a ton of laughs (mostly at my expense because I'm so clumsy). He cares about his clients so much that he bought me my very own MZR helmet for the next time I fall off of the treadmill! :) I recommend Mike and MZR Fitness the first chance that I get to anyone and everyone who will listen. He's a terrific trainer and a great guy..."from the womb to the tomb" (another one of Mike's many sayings)" - Carina Corral

As my 50th birthday came and went, I complained to my husband that I just felt older than I thought I should. It was at that point that I decided to make a change for good – I had gotten myself into this situation and I needed to do something about it. I had never worked with a trainer before and thought it might be a good way to kickstart my plan to feel better.  As I started researching and looking for trainers in San Luis Obispo, I came across MZR Fitness. After reading the testimonials from other clients, I knew it would be a good fit for me, so I sent an email that changed everything. I can’t tell you in words how thankful I am to have found Mike and MZR Fitness. Starting a program with Mike literally changed my life!  From the beginning, it has been a challenge. And for me, some of the most intense physical exercise I’ve ever done. Mike has been amazing every step of the way.  He has an incredible ability to challenge and push me beyond what I think are my limitations while at the same time being my biggest encourager and supporter. Through my weekly sessions with Mike, I’ve also learned how to make the most of the workouts that I do on my own. I could not be happier with the results. I feel stronger than ever, the strange aches and pains have disappeared, my overall health has improved tremendously, and I find myself seeking out ways to be active throughout the week when I’m not at MZR Fitness. Although I still have plenty of work to do, when I look back on how far I’ve come in less than a year, I know that I never could have done it without the expert guidance, instruction, motivation and support I’ve received through Mike and MZR Fitness. What I thought would be just a “kickstart” has now become a regular part of my weekly schedule and incorporated into my entire lifestyle.  Mike Z. Robinson is absolutely the BEST!  I am so grateful and proud to be a part of the MZR Fitness family and I look forward to many more years to come.” - Susan Schmidt

“Coming from Sun Valley, Idaho, I’ve been spoiled with an active lifestyle that didn’t seem to follow me to college. After several months of struggling to find a workout routine that was fun, worthwhile, and catered to my tight schedule, I turned to MZR Fitness and found exactly what I was looking for. As someone who is notoriously stubborn when it comes to receiving fitness instruction, I’ve received nothing but the best from my one-on-one sessions with Mike Robinson; every workout is different, challenging, and certainly entertaining. After just a few months of being at MZR Fitness, I feel as if I’ve become a part of a fun-loving family whose pictures grace the walls of the entryway and whose support is felt the second I walk in the door. After making the stressful move from my hometown of Idaho, MZR has given me the support and balance that I need throughout the week, and the friendly discipline that Mike provides has allowed me to not only become stronger physically, but also mentally. I feel happier and healthier than I ever thought possible during my first year of college - thanks so much MZR!” - Whitney Englemann

"After a year at MZR Fitness, I can truly say that Mike Robinson is the absolute best personal trainer on the Central Coast. When I first met Mike and toured his private gym (MZR Fitness), I knew it was for me. As a trainer, Mike is impeccable: he knows how to push hard, but also keep sessions fun and interesting. The most remarkable aspect about his training style is that he is putting you through the hardest workouts you have probably ever done, while remaining supportive, super encouraging and focused on helping you build your confidence when it comes to tasks that can be scary or a new level of difficulty. Another great thing about training with Mike at MZR Fitness is that it doesn't end when your session does. He'll text me to encourage me to get up and run on our off days, and was the inspiration for me completing my first half marathon earlier this year. I've found that what I do and learn at MZR Fitness has carried over into other aspects of my life, as well. Things that used to intimidate me don't anymore because I can think back to my last workout and realize I did something way more difficult! If you are considering making an investment in yourself, I couldn't recommend Mike any more highly, especially for the one on one sessions!" - Erin Steed

"The workouts at MZR Fitness have made a significance difference in my leg strength. My running and cycling have improved significantly since January. My cardio strength has also gotten stronger. These subtle changes in the way my body feels when I work out have inspired me to accomplish the fitness goals I have made for this year and set new ones. The boot camp class adds a "fun" component to working out. I enjoy working out with a group of people that are all taking the initiative to live a healthy lifestyle. I am so thankful for MZR Fitness. My health is now a priority and working out with MZR Fitness for the past 8 months has been one of the best decisions that I have made this year! - Tina Rodgers

"It's a miracle that I'm able to walk pain free since I've lost 72 lbs at MZR. My blood pressure has decreased and I'm no longer on hypertension and medication. Thank you so much MZR for being what I needed in my life." - Rich Gugliota

"Every session I have at MZR Fitness is another opportunity for me to discover what my body is capable of. I thought I was starting slow, but after only 3 months of working out with Mike he had me doing a 10k, and it left me somewhat bewildered. If I can do a 10k, what else can I do? It was an incredible self confidence booster. My strength is increasing and I'm looking and feeling better. I'm losing weight, gaining energy, and have lost a large percent of my body fat this past year. Mike has been the inspiration I needed, and makes each workout challenging yet fun. I trusted him with my health, and am amazed at the results. With his help and encouragement, I have been discovering "Sporty Bob". Thank you, Mike & MZR Fitness, for all that you dofor others, and for me." - Bob Fialkowski

"Working out at MZR Fitness has been life changing, largely because Mike is a great coach and fitness mentor. I'm never bored, I'm always appropriately challenged, and I feel successful without feeling 'done.' I've noticed that my days that I work out with Mike and the girls at boot camp turn into great days: I have more energy, my outlook is more positive, and I feel accomplished. I would highly recommend MZR Fitness to anyone who wants to make a positive difference in their own lives not just physically but mentally, because being apart of the MZR Fitness family has sure made a great difference in my life!" - Brittany Andrews

"I have been working with Mike for almost 7 years, even before he opened MZR Fitness and worked at another gym here in town. Back in the day when I first met Mike, I had already lost some weight but needed to be held accountable for an exercise routine. So then a co-worker encouraged me to join the gym with her and when I joined, they offered me a complementary workout with a trainer and that's when I first met Mike. I was immediately very impressed with the younger version of Mike (he was 25 at the time) - he was thoughtful, responsive, and willing to work with my limitations and he simultaneously helped me to set and achieve goals. Even though I continue to have physical limitations, Mike continues to adjust my workout so that I get the optimum performance out of each session and I have even lost 35 pounds this year. I have actually learned to look forward to my sessions....and I even miss my sessions with Mike when I go on vacation. I am still a work in progress and Mike will continue to be my coach!" - Ellen Lodge

"I LOVE MZR FITNESS - The classes are ALWAYS fun, ALWAYS different (so you never get bored), and ALWAYS insane! Mike makes you feel like an athlete, like you're a machine, like you can do anything. Because of Mike and MZR Fitness, I can confidently say I am in the best shape of my life. I have never felt better physically or mentally. Everyday when I leave MZR, I feel exhilarated and ready to take on the day with a big smile and an energized body. MZR Fitness truly is a family of encouraging, like minded, happy people, and I am always looking forward to my next workout." - Lauren Heiden

"I joined MZR Fitness six months ago with Brittany and I can honestly say it has been one of the best decisions I've ever made! I have been active my whole life, however, I had lost the motivation to workout. Joining MZR Fitness has motivated me to take accountability for my workout routine as well as my health. The workouts have physically challenged me; pushing me harder than I ever thought I could go. Believe it or not, I actually enjoy waking up for my 6am workouts and even look forward to them! To say that the classes at MZR Fitness have been beneficial to me would be an understatement; they have truly been life changing!" - Jessica Patton

"I've been coming to MZR Fitness for a little over a year now and I love everything about my experience so far. The workouts and the equipment are unique, I have a blast when I work out, and I love the accountability factor that keeps me coming back week after week. I've been to several fitness facilities in my life but none of them compare to MZR Fitness. I actually feel appreciated here at MZR Fitness whereas with other facilities that I've encountered in the past, I always felt like I was just a monthly payment to them versus a valued member! Now I'm over 100 Personal Training sessions here at MZR Fitness and I'm in incredible shape and I can't believe that I feel stronger than I did 20 years ago. Thank you MZR Fitness for taking me past what I perceived as my limits and helping me to discover a new way of life." - Sam Limtao

"I joined Mike’s boot camp almost 4 years ago at the recommendation of my mom, Cindy Jones, who had been doing Mike’s boot camp for a few months already! Instantly I was hooked and was shocked at how much I actually looked forward to working out! After taking a couple years off to have my 2 daughters, I decided to jump back into boot camp again 2 months ago and have quickly gotten my pre-baby body back thanks to Mike’s regimented workouts. It’s exciting to finally have ab muscles again! Mike is without a doubt the most positive and motivational person I know. His no excuse mentality is infectious and he knows how to keep people accountable and moving towards their goals! Thank you Mike for all that you do in our community and in the lives of your clients and friends! It’s been so fun watching you and MZR Fitness grow and succeed!" - Kristen Bender

"Having arrived here at MZR Fitness as an unfit, 77 year old couch potato, plagued with a typical list of health problems, all of which can be helped by a leaner and more toned body, along with the improved mental attitude that goes with better health. I have dropped 17 lbs, feel much better, have more energy, and have a better outlook on life. MZR Fitness works at my pace, improving and exercising muscles I didn't know that I had! I am on a journey, to where, one never knows, but it will be following a healthier and more fit lifestyle, thanks to MZR Fitness and of course to Mike Robinson, Trainer par Excellence, and his huge array of inspirational quotes." - Dave Bresnan

"I highly recommend MZR Fitness to anyone - whether you are the person who avoids exercise at all costs, just looking for something new and challenging oranywhere in between. You will find your fitness niche here. This is not your typical gym or fitness program, it truly is about you and making sure your lifestyle needs and goals are met in a fun and comfortable environment." - Nikki Spurgeon

"It has been such a great experience getting in shape here at MZR Fitness with Mike. I am noticing a HUGE difference in my body and I'm feeling more fit, stronger, and full of energy. Mike has pushed me harder than I ever thought I was capable of enduring - It is definitely hard work but WORTH IT! He recognizes that it can be difficult sometimes but he continues to motivate me with his words and his actions. I would recommend MZR Fitness to anyone who is looking for serious results!" – Lindsey Haskin

"A few months ago I attended a health fair at Madonna Inn with 2 friends. Little did I know that in the next few weeks Mike would be the motivation I needed in my life. When I first started the boot camp, I couldn't even walk up and down the stairs at MZR Fitness without alot of pain. Having physical limitations, Mike adjusted my workout and with his encouragement I am glad to say I am on my way to being in the best shape of my life! By the way, the other day I was doing one of the boot camp exercises which was going up & down the stairs and although I was going at a steady pace, I got a tear in my eye. Mike asked me what was wrong and I told him they were tears of joy - Thanks Mike!!!" – Marilyn Odom

"I've been an athlete my entire life and have trained with several coaches & trainers at different fitness facilities and I can truly say that nobody has taken my fitness to the next level as quickly and effectively as Mike Robinson. He keeps me engaged with his quick wit and very creative workouts. I never know what to expect in a session when I train at MZR and I love that!! Mike brings every necessary component to our sessions: knowledge, passion, energy, his watchful eye to help me avoid injuries, and super fun workouts. My entire training experience at MZR Fitness has been nothing short of spectacular and I'm very thankful that I have received the opportunity to train with Mike. After 4 days per week of training sessions for the last 5 months, its hard to imagine working out without Mike at MZR but I will say that Mike has set the standard for what I should expect out of myself in a workout even if I am working out solo. My husband and I are moving abroad as we always do from February - May but when I get back in May I look forward to immediately getting back involved with the MZR family - thanks so much Mike & MZR Fitness!" - Melissa Porter

"MZR Fitness has shown me that I can continue to workout in spite of any injuries. In the past, when I’ve experienced knee or back pain I would just stop working out all together. I have learned from Mike how to work around my injuries as well as how to prevent them from recurring." - Judy Fox

"Wow, who figured that exercising would be so much fun? I never imagined that I would enjoy such dedication and hard work. Everything has paid off with lasting results! Not only have I changed physically but I have been inspired to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. Of course, none of this would have been possible if it wasn't for the BEST TRAINER EVER, Mike Robinson. Mike has guided and motivated me to a high level of success. He saw my potential and has continually helped me reach my EXACT goals that I strive for. Not to mention that I have had a blast along the way.” - Jessica Best

"I love MZR Fitness because it has the perfect combination of everything that I need to get into top shape!" - Elma Beutel

"I love working out with Mike at MZR Fitness because every session is always new, never boring, and Mike stays true to his "Never the Same Workout Twice" mantra. I've been working with Mike for over a year now and am still constantly learning from him in every session. Every experience builds not only my strength but also confidence as each time I do something that I couldn't do prior or even thought that I could do. The best part about working out with Mike is that he listens, he invents, he adapts, he simplifies and communicates. We always have alot of fun in our sessions but we still get the work done. His enthusiasm for fitness is contagious and embodies the spirit of fitness as a life-long process." - Blythe Montanaro

"Mike's ability to mix his professional attitude in with a great sense of humor and constant motivation has helped me achieve the goals I was aiming for. His workouts are always challenging but not excessively straining. He has shown a lot of patience with me and my preconceived notions & fears of "bulking up" when using weights. Hearing reactions of family and co-workers as well as seeing the results myself when looking at the improvement I've made to my "trouble zones" since working out with Mike are a constant affirmation to all the work I've done in our sessions. Thanks for everything Mike!" - Sarah Twisselman

"MZR fitness is just what I need to build my fitness levels. The personal attention and full body workouts are two important components which help me stay on track physically and mentally." - Julee Bauer

"My sessions are a mixture of spending time with friends, an increasingly difficult workout, just the right amount of challenge, and lots of laughs along the way. In the 8 months that I've been at MZR Fitness I've lost over 30 lbs and 3 dress sizes. I'm feeling better and more physically fit than I have in a lot of years. But most of all, I'm confident that I'll be able to reach my fitness goals and improve my health and quality of life at the same time with the help of MZR Fitness. Thank you Mike and MZR Fitness!" - Susan Layous

"MZR Fitness has been great for me. I have truly benefited from coming to MZR and have even gained muscle and decreased my body fat. There is not ANYTHING like MZR Fitness!"

- Kasey Wong

"MZR Fitness is packed full of new, innovative workout equipment that makes getting in shape exciting! For the past couple of years, Mike has helped me maintain a consistent workout routine as well as a healthy lifestyle. At MZR Fitness, my workouts are more effective than ever in this friendly and clean environment. Mike constantly challenges me with new and creative exercises which make training even more fun." - Jake Taylor  

"Since joining MZR Fitness, I've consistently gotten stronger & stronger. Overall, I am in better shape now than I have ever been, feel stronger and have no back issues at all. I used to be addicted to running but now MZR Fitness has become my new addiction!!" - Melanie Lemons

"I was lucky enough to win free training sessions with Mike Robinson after doing the Miracle Miles 10k run earlier this year in Morro Bay. Since then I haven't stopped going to MZR Fitness. Working out with Mike has filled the need for an intense workout that I used to get from playing competitive sports before I came to college. MZR Fitness has helped me get back to a consistent workout schedule and I've had great results in all aspects of my life. Mike Robinson is not only a great trainer, but also such a kind and helpful person...I've been blessed to have both Mike as well as MZR Fitness in my life!" - Laurel Odom

"I have been working out at MZR Fitness for 5 years now. I love the boot camp workouts because I have the ability to have fun and get in a great workout at the same time. The classes are always challenging with motivating instructors who make fitness more enjoyable. I hate to miss a class! No matter what your current fitness level is, MZR Fitness workouts will challenge you and if needed, be adapted to your fitness or physical condition. I found out a few years ago that I have an autoimmune disease and at the time. I thought my boot camp days might have been over. But luckily MZR Fitness has worked with me every step of the way and I now celebrate & focus on the things I can do instead of what I can't do. Thanks MZR Fitness for helping me to continue to stay fit in all phases of life!" - Cindy Jones