Success Stories

Here are a few stories by our customers sharing their experiences with Workout Boss and our team.

Featured Success Story – Shaun Fulford

8 months ago tomorrow ( 8/6) I walked into Crossfit Funky. I was a mess, weighing in at an estimated 307 ( scale did not go above 300) and in need of help. I had not worked out in years, and as my 40th birthday was approaching it was time to do something about it. I had done some research on different workout programs and what may work best, and thought this CrossFit thing sounded like it was worth a try.

Chris was so awesome, he made me feel very comfortable and like CFF was a place I could be myself and get better. No feeling of being looked at as the “fat guy” ever crept into my mind. My first few workouts were really hard, when you are a couch potato for a long time any physical exercise is hard, but crossfit takes it to a different level. I will never forget the rest of the members in my first class joining me on the final few burpees of the WOD to help push me to finish (they had all been done for some time!) the  coaches were awesome at scaling things for me (rowing instead of running for example) and I was never made to feel like I was screwing things up by being slow or needing special coaching from the rest of the class. Fast forward 8 months and I am down over 45 pounds, almost 10 inches around the middle and feel amazing. I can run again ( slowly, but getting faster) do box jumps and even pull ups! I still have a long way to go, but can now say I will be seeing my kids grow old and that is an amazing feeling!

This place has helped me save my life, and for that no words can be said to thank them. Chris, Melody, Jeremy, Erik and Luke have helped me find that inner athlete again, so take the chance and do what I did. You will not regret it!

— Shaun Fulford

Featured Success Story – Brittany Grabner

Brittany Grabner TestimonialI began working with Chris Aiello in January of 2012 when I moved to Milwaukee from Minneapolis. I was a gymnast my entire life and competed for the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire. Once I graduated and gymnastics was finished I tried a variety of different gyms, workout videos, and boot-camp classes. What I knew I really needed was having that 1×1 coach again.

Having a personal trainer is by far the best investment I have made. Especially for how awesome I felt at my recent wedding and on my honeymoon.

Chris at Workout Boss is truly an excellent personal trainer. The results I have achieved are due to his combination of diverse training methods. He is professional, enthusiastic and committed to his work.

Working with Workout Boss in Downtown Milwaukee has not only increased my physical strength, but my self confidence. Chris cares very much about his clients and encouraged them in every way that he can. I greatly appreciate all that he has done for me and I am so thankful for all the time and effort in helping me to achieve my goals. Chris is terrific and provides workouts that are individualized, challenging, and fun to complete.  ~Brittany Grabner

Weightloss and Detox Success Story – Tony Sherman

Anthony with wife Tracy ShermanMy name is Anthony Sherman and I am 40 years old. I have always struggled with my weight and high blood pressure. I have tried numerous methods of dieting, exercise and strength training and I could never seem to get below 260 pounds, which has been very discouraging. In mid 2009, while during a routine check up, I discussed with my doctor my issues of struggling to lose weight. My doctor’s main concern was for my health and wanted to get to the root of what’s causing my high blood pressure and referred me to Wisconsin Heart Group to which initiated the season of many testing procedures. One of which was to undergo a heart stress test. During the physical stress test portion, my levels appeared to be completely normal however, during the rest portion of the testing, my levels were not as good and they found, what appeared to be, blockage in my ventricles. This prompted the scheduling of a heart catheterization as they were prepared to insert a stint. In September of 2009, I underwent the heart catheterization and what they found was aortic aneurysms in two of my ventricles causing thinning of the walls. This prompted annual CTA Scans and quarterly Cardiac Check Ups. READ FULL STORY »

Personal Training Reviews

I really appreciate your friendship and the professional way in which you “care” for the client. Most executives like myself really value people who will “look out for their best interest”. Serving and Caring for others is a rare gift. Thanks for demonstrating that gift through your wellness counseling, personal training and massage therapy. All the best! ~Dale E Jones

Over time I had developed very restricted movement in one of my shoulder joints. At first it was just some pain which I reacted to by just not moving it much. Eventually I could not raise my arm to any height more than horizontal. By then I figured I need to do something. I felt bad that I let it get to that point.I decided to go to Workout Boss! Over several months we worked at freeing the restricted joint and then focusing on building strength and balancing the muscles that control the shoulder. It was very important to have Chris’ help during the workouts in order to isolate the right muscles. Doing exercise on my own was not getting anywhere because my body would compensate for weak muscles and not achieve any of the improvements that I needed. The help from Workout Boss has brought my shoulder back to full function! My experience has proven to me the value of massage therapy and quality exercising in building and keeping wellness. ~Dave Gerow: CMT, PE

Starting to training with Chris has been one of the best decisions I\’ve made for my health. I feel stronger and more physically capable than ever in all the activities I love and now I\’m even starting to look forward to working out! He’s taken what used to be a chore and turned it into a real lifestyle for me. My favorite thing about Workout Boss I’d have to say is that the workouts are as varied and creative as they are challenging. I can’t recommend it enough! ~Kayte

As someone who has committed my life to playings sports and being lifestyle conscious, I thought working out with Chris would be easy?! Then came my first training and did not know that in 30mins I could sweat so much and feel muscle fatigue so quickly. Week 2 came and then week 3 and now the the results are in showing through!!! Thanks to Chris and his training programs. I am hooked and loving the challenging work outs. ~Josef

CrossFit & Group Fitness Reviews

Amazing experience! Chris is an awesome motivator and the workouts are killer. ~Alejandro                                      

An instructor drives the energy of each workout session. Joey made the experience a great one! He was friendly, knowledgeable and very accommodating for my first class! I will definitely be returning for another workout! ~Erin

Motivating and intense! Support and teamwork was amazing. ~Jake

Mel is awesome. She really pays attention to safe and good form all while pushing you. Today’s WOD was the toughest to date. ~Nicholas

It always brings me joy seeing the results of hard work and dedication. Friend, fellow brother in Christ and colleague, Chris Aiello, founder of Workout Boss & CrossFit Funky Gym in New Berlin and Downtown, Milwaukee continues to expand on his services and commitment to health by introducing to the Brookfield community his first CrossFit Gym. CrossFit Funky offers a variety of classes for all fitness levels, and is staffed with an awesome community of experienced CrossFit Coaches and Massage Therapists  ~Justin Staples

Every work out routine differs so much, I am in heaven three days a week, I can’t get enough of it!  ~Nas                                                                                    

Massage Therapy Reviews

Highly recommend Carley!! she was FANTASTIC!!!!!!! i’ve had knots in my back for 4-5 months now and 2 other places couldn’t get any of them out. she got most of them out in just my first visit. ahh-mazing massage therapist! i seriously didn’t realize how much chronic pain I had daily until after my massage and I felt like a million bucks. already booking her for another massage in 2 weeks and will continue to go there… A+++!!! ~ Groupon client

Workout boss is a great place to get a therapeutic/sports massage. I highly recommend Maison and have referred several friends to her. They all had the same great experience that I did. I recommend the monthly membership! ~Miles F.

Body work / massage was outstanding! Booked another… ~Groupon client  

Megan is an excellent massage therapist. Highly recommended. ~Groupon client

Great first experience. Carly is a magician. ~Groupon client    

Thank you Maison. My right arm and hand are so much better I can hardly believe it! ALL the numbness and dysfunction in fingers 4 and 5 gone!! Just unbelievable what you did. ~Kate D.

The Original Workout Boss, my Grand Father, 5th degree black belt, 70 yrs young, had a massage with Maison at Workout Boss, he said it was best deep tissue ever ~Chris A.

Thanks for getting my leg back in it to win it!!! Great rehab & massage!!!! Great team ~Groupon client

…I am an athlete and needed some serious work done. The massage from Workout Boss was awesome! The therapist didn’t hold back and formatted the session to my needs. I will be going back! ~Groupon client

The massage therapist was excellent. The Workout Boss is lucky to have someone of such a high caliber. I usually leave the massage thinking it was ok. I left happy and bought a future package for additional Massages. ~Groupon client