14 Points Fitness

14 Points Fitness

5.0 (4)
1 employee
5 years in business

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Bulverde, TX 78163
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4 Reviews

5.0

  • Sarah Cantrell

    Everything! Prompt, professional, courteous, knowledgeable and caring service! I enjoy my sessions with 14 Points Fitness. the workouts are tailored to fit my specific personal fitness needs. I have joint and mobility issues. Jason is very attentive to my movement patterns and continually adapts the workouts so that I can get the most benefit from them without injury. That is not a small feat considering I deal with several hyper-mobile and sometimes quite unstable shoulder joints. Additionally, I am super impressed with Jason’s knowledge of functional fitness and his knowledge of how the various muscle groups work. During our sessions he explains the goals of each exercise and visually checks to see if my form is correct. He also asks me if I am feeling the target muscles working as intended. This continual feedback helps me understand what I’m doing and how what I am doing benefits in both the short run and long run. And, not only is Jason listening to my verbal feedback, he is watching my face to to make sure my nonverbal are telling the same story (cuz sometimes I want to tough it out even when I should not do so….), Such vigilance is the mark of a true professional. Having injured myself in the past trying to work out alone, I truly appreciate the vigilance. I also appreciate the honesty about what is and is not “curable” through exercise alone. And let me not leave out the variety in the workouts. I don’t think we’ve ever done the same workout twice in a row…Jason is always introducing new ways of achieving the fitness goals. Such variety keeps our training fresh. I look forward to each session, not only because I know I’m gonna get a good workout, but I wanna see what’s next to come out of the “magic” truck bed…Lol! OK so this was longer than I intended. However, I cannot say enough about positive things about 14 Points Fitness. I highly recommend 14 Points Fitness to anyone looking for personal fitness training tailored to individual training goals and needs. Try it once and you’ll come back again and again.

  • Beverly J Sanders

    Highly recommend Jason Almond. He’s excellent on all counts. Jason’s fitness and training knowledge is like none other. Have been working with Jason for the past two years and have achieved amazing results. Have incredible energy, my balance, flexibility and strength have improved immensely. Outstanding master at his craft, I highly recommend Jason without any reservation.

  • Lori Strubhart

    For the last 3 years, Jason Almond’s committed and results oriented programs are excellent. The creativity, passion and technical understanding of various types of workouts (along with nutrition) make it interesting and fun! I trust his experience, training and methods to keep me in check mentally, physically strong and healthy! As a former run down athlete and corporate alpha Mom with no time for pain, I recommend 14 Points for anyone that is serious about their wellness goals.

  • JOHN HEANEY

    Jason pays attention to each clients specific needs and then works on them.very customer focused I highly recommend 14 points fitness!



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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Meet and greet.  Get to know one another and see if it is a fit.

Assessment of medical / physical condition(s)--tell me about that trick knee..... 

Set goals / identify obstacles- define strategies--this is easier when we have a plan

schedule our workout times

Get to work!


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Diabetes Prevention and Lifestyle Coaching certificate under the CDC's "Sparkpro" Program

Retired Army (fitness NCO for 20 years--no, I was never a drill sergeant and I don't yell at anyone. (I probably don't fit the stereotype you'd think)

USA Soccer D license

Crossfit Athlete (131 in the world men 45-49 in 2020; quaterfinal qualifer in 2021)

Applied / Functional Gymnastics  

Olympic Lifting certified


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

$60 per session / flat rate.  Discounts available if you love close! lol I live in Bulverde, Tx.  I'll go just about anywhere in SA.

$85 for doubles--depending on distance.

More than 2, we will have to set up pricing.

Online nutrition coaching is free / part of the service.


How did you get started teaching?

I've been working with athletes / Soldiers for the last 25 years.  Fitness was something I've always enjoyed, but it wasn't until I we had kids and the 9-5 office grind got to me (in the form of about 40 extra pounds) that I decided to get serious about it.

     I got fit.....the hard way.  But when I did so, I ended up taking over the fitness programs in my military units and I did that as an additional duty the rest of my career.  This was just a natural progression for me when I retired.


What types of students have you worked with?

    My typical clients are busy professionals who don't have time to drive home, change, drive to the gym, work out, drive home, shower, make dinner and actually spend time with their families somewhere in there.....and have any idea how to plan meals.  

    I also have had several rehab clients.  I enjoy that work very much.  I've worked with seniors after strokes, heart attacks and other events.  It's challenging, but helping people get some of their independence back is rewarding.

    So far, I only have one young person.  He's working to be a professional golfer and it's amazing how much energy and power young people have.  I do miss coaching little league teams.  I am very open to being a trainer for an organized sports team / individual player.  I can assist coaches find more specizalized routines that address the demands of their sport.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

     Anything competitive.  I am not so much concerned with winning as I am the experience of putting everything out there.  I compete in Duality almost every year and I will be there this year as well.  It's usually in September at the Shriner Center in San Antonio.


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

      Simply put--anyone telling you anything that is too good to be true is playing on your fears and insecurities about fitness and self image.  

       There are a million ways to be fit.  Fit is a word, feeling, image that you get to describe for yourself.  If a trainer isn't listening to what you want, they most likely are pushing products or only have one modality in mind.  Ex:  "I'm a body builder and I only train people how to do that."  

         That's no fun.  I certainly know not everyone wants to be a crossfitter and that's wonderful.  It allows me to tailor programming to suite their goals.

            There is a line between being suportive and being a cheerleader.  I will be positive, but I will be honest with you.  With that said, most of the people I meet are far too hard on themselves......the A #1 top dog problem is consistancy.  This is where I really help.  I will always be there.  I have cancelled less that 5 sessions in 3 years of training due to my illness/issues.   Habits and consistancy are the recipe.   Everything flows from that.  

   

         


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Honestly.......if you are looking for a major change--are you willing to change anything?  I run into a lot of people who want to look better and feel better but won't part ways with any of the foods they know are too high in calories and are not willing to work.

      First and foremost- know what you want and know what you are willing to do to get it.  Life matters.  If you are working 55 hours a week, how much time do you have for this?  Are you willing to let your 3 hour a night netflix habit go to maybe 2 nights a week?  If you are looking for change, be prepared when it comes.
     
        I can help.  I love to help, but I can't do it for you.  There are steps you have to take.  I'm here to make sure you are not wasting your time.