"I am a 53 year old male and for the last 20 years or so, I've lived a sedentary lifestyle. I worked behind a desk all day and sat on the sofa at home all night. From time to time, I'd start an exercise program, but would never stick to it. As a result, I gained over 50 unwanted pounds.
In August I started another exercise program, but this time decided to work with a personal trainer, hoping that a trainer would help me stick with it. I did some research online, interviewed a few individuals, and chose to work with Ernie.
This has turned out to be one of the best decisions I've ever made. Over the last six months I've had 50 sessions. During that time with Ernie's help and a better diet, I've lost 40 lbs. and feel and look much, much better. I'm getting stronger, my balance is improving, and I have more stamina.
Ernie is equal parts taskmaster and motivator. He pushes me hard, but always offers praise for hard work. Best of all, he is fun to work with. For the first time in many years, I actually look forward to exercising. Our sessions are one of the highlights of my day.
I am looking forward to working with Ernie for a long, long time."
Chuck McElwain -CPA Boulder, CO"My wife and I made a commitment to get back in shape this year, once and for all, after a challenging decade of juggling new careers, starting a business, and launching a family. Ernie has been an anchor and a smiling, positive force as we've started changing our lifestyle. Having him come to our house has been really helpful to make it easy. We've both seen notable changes in just a few weeks in strength gain, endurance, energy, and muscle tone. Ernie's approach has been just right for us as we've needed to ease back into working out, while not overdoing it - a cycle I've been trying to break for the last few years. Now he's kicking our butts a bit more after the foundation has been laid, and it feels great to start seeing results so quickly. He has such a broad range of athletic experience, and that has helped keep the workouts fresh, challenging, and interesting. We love the fact that Ernie walks the talk and has had a lifelong commitment to being active - he's an inspiring role model. He's 18 years older than I am and running circles around me!"
"I ordered six sessions of training over three weeks with Ernie Port. In just the first two weeks, I lost 8 lbs. My wife has even begun to see changes as I lose fat and gain muscle. Ernie makes getting into shape practical. He's not someone who advocates any sort of a crash program or diet that only works temporarily. Nor does he push you so hard that you dread working out with him. He encourages a lifestyle change that is actually doable by the average person through weight training, cardio, and diet. I truly enjoy training with Ernie. He has the incredible ability to gauge how far you can go, then push you just beyond that, giving you results that would be unattainable on your own. This, among other things, shows that he is a seasoned trainer. I will definitely order more sessions with Ernie in the future. My health depends on it!"
Cody Phillips -NCAR Meteorologist
"I really look forward to working out with Ernie each week! I needed the motivation to make exercise a part of my daily life and he has provided that motivation in a way that's relaxed and fun. Since I started working with Ernie, I'm stronger and more fit and our weekly workouts are always enjoyable. I like having a standing appointment with Ernie, it keeps me moving forward with my goals and I can see the progress. Ernie has a calm personality, so even though he pushes me, it's always positive. Aside from my improved fitness, I've genuinely appreciated the chance to get to know Ernie - I feel like I have a really fit friend who comes to work out with me each week!"
Greeley Sachs -Business owner & Mom
"I have worked with Ernie for over 17 months and feel great, have dropped my weight from 260lbs down to 195lbs, while gaining muscle mass and strength.
I appreciate that Ernie pushes me during each session, yet is never overbearing. As well as weight training, he has started to get me thinking more about my diet, and is always helpful when I have questions.
I plan on continuing to train with Ernie and would recommend him to anyone who is looking for a great personal trainer." (Rob is now down to 182lbs, a changed man!)
Rob T. -Software engineer
"I started training with Ernie over 2 years ago with the aim to make workouts a part of my daily life. As I see myself getting stronger and fitter, the initial thoughts of “why am I doing this???” over morning coffee have changed to “Let’s do this!”. Thanks to Ernie’s training, tips, and motivation the BolderBoulder 10km run became the highlight of my spring and I am looking at running a half marathon this fall. Ernie has the perfect feeling on choosing exercises that keep the balance between challenge and doable. He has helped me to find confidence in my physical strength and has taught me how to break the walls along the way. In addition to our weekly meetings I have started to exercise on my own. Yet knowing that I need that extra push and inspiration from a third party I will keep working out with him. Ernie is flexible, competent, friendly and reliable. I feel great and look forward to becoming fitter and healthier."
Barbara Dix -Atmospheric Physicist
"I started getting back into rock climbing last year and reached a point where I was stuck at an intermediate level. I tried to train on my own, but it yielded no tangible results. But after my sessions with Ernie, which focused on strength training (upper and lower body) for an overall increase in power using plyometics to aide me in greater 'dynamic movements', I noticed a wonderful change in my climbing. At a recent competition, I climbed harder routes, dyno'd further, and climbed longer than ever before. It was fantastic...and I believe Ernie was integral to my success!
Raili Schilling -University of Colorado student & rock climber
"I completed 16 great sessions with Ernie...he has me on the road to better health and form. I'm feeling great again! I just signed up for my 3rd round of 8 sessions, as I'm right on track to meet weight reduction goals...with his expert guidance!"
Christian Vanek -Business owner
"I had several goals when I started training with Ernie. In less than a month I was well on my way to completing all of them. He is an easy going and dynamic personal trainer and I would highly recommend working with him!"
Lauren Kutscher -Dr. of Veterinary medicine
"I've completed 20 sessions with Ernie and am ready to take on more! Ernie is helping me achieve my training goals with gentle encouragement. He makes a workout seem easy going, yet he keeps me focused, and at the right intensity level required to meet my goals. He is serious about training but easy going.
I actually WANT to come to the training sessions. He is always on time and ready to go. I have trained with many trainers over the years, and unlike others, Ernie is focused on me, not himself."
John Sadler -Child Psychiatrist
"After giving birth to my daughter and not exercising for a whole year, I thought my body was never going to be able to recuperate. However, within one week of starting to work with Ernie, I started to lose weight and see results.
My overall body tone looks healthy, in fact, I'm fitter now than when I was in college. But what's most important, training with Ernie helped me approach fitness as a lifestyle. On top of our biweekly workouts at the gym, he emphasized a healthy diet and the importance of living a healthy, active life year round.
In short, Ernie is a fantastic coach, who is able to adapt to your fitness level while pushing you to work hard beyond your comfort zone. I'm definitely signing up for more sessions with him."
Ayari De la Rosa -Business owner & Mom
"Working out with Ernie has been a life changer for me. My previous experience with trainers had left me unsatisfied and unmotivated to continue. I was looking for a change in my life and I knew that I needed someone to get me going in the right direction and keep me on that path. After the very first session I knew that Ernie was the right fit, as he is very motivating and makes you want to push yourself with each exercise. He is also very flexible which made planning my workouts around school very easy, which meant that I could always stay on track. I have completed 75 sessions with him and would highly recommend Ernie to anyone who is having a tough time getting their workouts and fitness to the level they want to be at."
Ben Zatz -Aerospace Engineering student, University of Colorado
"Working with Ernie has been a fun, hard working, and a diverse experience.
Ernie really pushes to make you better and stronger, always considering personal needs. It was a pleasure to have Ernie as my personal trainer. I’ve become a fitter and a happier person because Ernie makes working out fun and part of your lifestyle."
Vicki Song -recent University of Colorado graduate
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Get on the Road to Better Health! Ernie (age 57)
“We have to age, but we can, to some extent, add years to life, and to a far greater extent, add life to years, by Eating well, being active, not smoking, getting enough sleep, dissipating stress, and sharing love. A healthy, vital lifestyle cultivates a healthy, vital mind."
~Dr. David Katz
"You can set yourself up to be sick, or you can choose to stay well." ~Dr. Wayne Dyer
“A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.” “Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” “It is health that the real wealth, not pieces of gold and silver." ~M. Gandhi
"The way you think, the way you behave, the way you eat, can influence your life by 30 to 50 years." ~Dr. Deepak Chopra
"He who has health, has hope. And he who has hope, has everything." ~Benjamin Franklin
"A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings, and learn how by his own thought to derive benefit from his illnesses." ~Hippocrates
"The superior doctor prevents sickness; the mediocre doctor attends to impending sickness; The inferior doctor treats actual sickness." ~Chinese Proverb
"Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory." ~Albert Schweitzer
“There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy” ~Robert Louis Stevenson
"He who enjoys good health is rich, though he knows it not." ~Italian Proverb
"Because you are alive anything is possible" ~Thích Nhất Hạnh
"Many people are alive but don't touch the miracle of being alive"
"Walk as if you are kissing the earth with your feet"
"Let us Enjoy breathing together"
"Smile to the cloud in your tea"
"Listen Deeply to Truly Love"
"When one man, for whatever reason, has the opportunity to lead an extraordinary life, he has no right to keep it to himself." ~Jacques Cousteau