My daughters & I had the pleasure of working with Mr. Nathaniel Wilkins (Nate) the summer/fall of 2014 during his employment at AB Studio on Seventh Avenue in North Dadeas well as at his private gym in Biscayne Gardens. At AB, my daughters, who were 14 at time, and I took Mr. Wilkins’s spin class to improve our cardiovascular health and, additionally, help my younger twin to lose weight. (She was showing signs of insulin resistance and the pediatrician highly recommended that she loses weight.)
The class exceeded our expectations. Prior to each class, Nate inspected equipment to ensure that the equipment was adjusted to assist the participants in having the correct form. He then proceeded to take us, mostly beginners, on a challenging but entertaining routine. Throughout the session, he would prod us on to surpass what we felt were our limits as well as move throughout the riders to ascertain our form. Besides the technical expertise, it was Nate’s amusing personality that made the class a joyous experience versus a laborious chore. Consequently, he usually had a full house each time.
As private clients, Nate tailored the workouts to our specific needs. He was demanding but also encouraging. I only concluded using his services because we moved out of the neighborhood and as a single, working parent of teenagers, I no longer have the luxury of time. However, should there come a time in my schedule (and finances), where I can resume personal training with Nate, I would most definitely do so.
I remember first training with Nate during his spinning classes at the UM medical wellness center. One of my best spinning classes and I’ve taken a lot!! He is the full package, great full body training and he especially focuses on flexibility and body mechanics. One of my faves!! Be ready to sweat, have fun and watch your body change.
-Cynthia I. Rivera, M.D.
People don’t care how much you know UNTIL they know how much you care! Training with Nate, whether it was a group boot camp, personal training or a stretch session, it was always evident to me that he actually cared about my health and wellness. My knowledge and understanding about fitness has greatly improved. He didn’t only say “do this or do that”, he taught me WHY we were doing certain exercises, how they benefited me and he asked questions about my diet, habits and balancing life in general. And he would customize exercises for my specific needs. He held me accountable and made me realize that I could do so much more than I thought I could. The workout techniques and routines he taught, I will never forget, I may stray, but I always know how to get back on track. No session was ever boring, but fun and challenging. Before training with Nate I was never motivated to work out now I can’t ever imagine not working out! He had helped me make a lifestyle change. I am stronger, more flexible, have better endurance and I have a better understanding on how my body works. I would recommend Nate to anyone who wants a knowledgeable caring, professional and motivating trainer who actually cares about your overall health and wellness.
–Nakeitha Sweeting Hodrick- Attorney Miami, Fl
I will certainly let everyone know that you are the best trainer and that you possess complete comprehension of what is needed for seniors and their bodily deterioration. Stretching the best for everything including circulation of the blood and lymph nodes. This helps with movement and ability. Thank you for all the help you have given me.
-Fanny Kohn, Williams Island, FL
I have been training with Nate for over three years, and during that time my physical fitness and overall conditioning have definitely improved. When I started working with Nate I had recently retired. I had spent many years in management roles where I was inactive and sat for hours attending meetings or sitting at my desk. Though I was not overweight I was not in good shape. Nate has tailored an exercise program just for me. And he has continued to modify it as I have improved. When I began I was not able to do nearly as much as I can now do. My strength, muscle tone and endurance have all increased. I enjoy our training sessions and look forward to them.
I definitely am glad I decided to work with Nate and am pleased to recommend him.
-Larry Kries, 66, Coral Gables
To whom it may concern: I am an 82 year old woman concerned with losing balance and falling. Nate has been a God send. I have two one hour sessions a week and he is working with me in developing upper, lower and core strength since this lack is the reason for my balance issues, He also stretches me and I come out of my sessions feeling great.
-MaryAnn Larsen, Fisher Island, FL
I trained with Nate and found him to be very knowledgeable and highly motivating trainer! I would highly recommend this professional if you are looking to be inspired to be the best you can be!
-Cindy Manilove, REAL ESTATE SERVICES, Sunny Isles Beach, FL
I highly recommend Nate Wilkins for training sessions that really get results. I met Nate about three years ago at Williams Island Spa. I was pleasantly surprised that his classes were pain free during and after the class. His instruction included stretching, strength training and aerobics. He also gave me many valuable tips on diet and nutrition. Because of Nate’s instruction I feel better, sleep better, look better and my tennis has improved. Don’t miss a chance to attend a workout class with Nate Wilkins.
–Ralph Magin, GRI, CRB – Keller Williams Elite Properties