Well, it’s been about a year since I started my training program with Jorg.
I knew I had to do something and finding someone skilled to work with
was my first step. Jorg Mardian’s name was given to me as a credible trainer,
and after our initial consultation, he took me on as a long term project. It
wasn’t easy at the beginning, because at 267 pounds, I had stiff joints, lack
of mobility and even less endurance. The going was slow for me because of
my lack of mobility, but Jorg kept coming up with innovative workouts and
ideas to keep things interesting.
He is so great at explaining what he does and making sure the client
thoroughly understands what is going on. As of now, the effects have been
astounding. I have lost 90 pounds and am now at a bodyweight of under 177
pounds for the first time in many years. We are doing Plyometrics, Density,
Strength, and Interval Training, as well as Boxercise and some CrossFit. It
all adds up to having fun, increased energy, less body fat (I’m down about
15.5 % overall) and a huge loss in inches around the waist and thighs. My
before and after pictures shocked even me. I hope to have Jorg working with
me for a while longer as he demands results even more than I do. I would
surely recommend him to anyone who wants to make a serious change in
health, energy, outlook and appeararance.
Dede Emery, Oliver, BC
I had a very satisfying experience working with Jorg as my trainer. He took
me through all the steps to strengthen my body and lower back and he was
very informative regarding the process. His enthusiasm was catching and
made me want to do more to achieve my goal in weight loss and gaining
lean muscle. I felt his hourly rate was more than fair for all that I received
in return. I would highly recommend Jorg to anyone looking for a program
to suit his or her needs in the field of fitness training and nutritional
Jerralynn D Alfonso, Tinhorn Creek Vineyards, Ltd, Osoyoos, BC
I employed the services of Jorg Mardian to work with my son who was
categorized as overweight, and high risk of heart attack by our family
physician. Being a businessman myself, I know the importance of good,
professional and personal service. I found Jorg’s service to be all these
Thanks to Jorg’s vigorous workout regimen, in conjunction with the
recommended nutritional changes,my son has lost 45 pounds. As a result,
his zest and self esteem have improved dramatically and his doctor says
he is no longer in danger of heart problems. I highly recommend the
knowledgeable service we have received from Jorg.
David J Lee, Oliver, BC
I am writing to thank Jorg Mardian for the wonderful fitness and nutrition
advice, plus the expert training techniques he demonstrated to me as a
Personal Trainer. He took the time to inquire about my goals, listen to my
responses, and then incorporate it all into a routine that allowed me to
successfully meet all my goals. His vast knowledge and experience in
fitness and pain management is evident in the manner in which he
presented and explained the routines. I really appreciate the variety of
exercises he offered through CrossFit, Bodyweight, Density and Interval
I also loved his approach to back strengthening through what he calls
“Radial Kinesiology.” I now have much more freedom of movement and
pain and feel like I have my life back again. What a refreshing and
exhilarating, not to mention efficient change from the ordinary. The
pictures and diagrams he put together on paper were highly efficient and
useful to remember proper form. Jorg provides excellent resources to clients
which serve as reminders of the various ways to increase intensity, variety
and proper, effective movement. I highly recommend Jorg’s services. He
has an uncanny insight into what his clients need and delivers every time.
He is a professional in every sense of the word.
Laree Bruehler, Osoyoos, BC
I used to run four days a week and actually lost about 30 pounds, before
hitting a plateau at a body weight of 200 pounds. On top of that, my back
was really sore all the time from pounding the pavement. I went to one
of Jorg’s seminars at the Oliver Parks & Recreation Society
Community Center. After listening to what he had to say I decided that it
was exactly what I needed. I hired him to help me kick it up a few notches
with a professional program.
Through Jorg’s expert guidance, I was able to bring my weight down to
170 pounds, with considerably more muscle on my frame and less pain in
my back. I have also managed to come off my high blood pressure
medication. I have since joined his “Super Fit Bootcamp” in Oliver and I
highly recommend this program to anyone who is interested in getting
into shape and leading a healthier lifestyle. Jorg is an amazing resource
for fitness and nutrition. His enthusiastic, dedicated, and honest approach
is inspiring and in turn provides excellent results.
Dean Conwright, Oliver, BC
My wife Claire and I had the great pleasure of taking a course in nutrition
and fitness given by Jorg in Oliver, BC. At the end of his six week
program, I lost 20 lbs, 2 inches off my waist, gained lean muscle mass,
and was able to cut my high blood pressure medication dosage in half
with my doctor’s blessing. Claire lost weight and several dress sizes as
well as lowering her thyroid medication dosage by 30%. Our clothes now
fit better and we have much more energy.
Since the end of this course, Claire and I have continued to attend Jorg’s
“Fitness Bootcamp training sessions at the Oliver Parks and Recreation
Society, and we recommend his services without hesitation to anyone
who wants to feel better and enjoy the process. We are fortunate to have
a professional with Jorg’s knowledge, commitment and enthusiasm in a
smaller centre like Oliver.
Larry and Claire Schwartzenberger, Oliver, BC
Jorg is an energetic and dedicated professional. His sessions with us
were really geared toward what you can and cannot do given our own
particular constraints. I had a shoulder and knee injury and Nick had a
back injury which really prevented us from properly exercising. But
Jorg was ever mindful of our injuries and his training approach really
helped in the healing process. We cannot recommend his services enough.
Teresa and Nick Marty, Oliver, BC
Jorg’s friendly, inviting, and modest manner is not something you find in
every Personal Trainer. The moment he introduced himself to me, I knew
I was dealing with someone I could act naturally around and feel
comfortable with. He was also very observant and knowledgeable,
custom designing a workout routine that was tailored precisely to my
individual needs. As my goal was not to lose weight, but to gain lean
muscle, he outlined and professionally demonstrated various exercises
that I could do to achieve this.
Furthermore, since I am inquisitive and very detail-oriented, taking
lessons with Jorg proved beneficial—for each question, he always had a
helpful answer. I definitely recommend Jorg to anyone who is looking for
a personable, professional, and friendly Personal Trainer to help them
achieve their goal.
Liana Gehringer, Oliver, BC
I first came to Jorg with the idea of getting into shape and shedding a few
pounds. He was very professional as he tailored an effective fitness
program for me. As I enter the senior years a healthy body has become a
much higher priority, and Jorg showed me with poise and a sense of
humour how to push myself and gain health benefits, without getting hurt.
Thanks so much Jorg.
Dwight Brown, Oliver, BC
Approximately 2 months ago I had my first personal training session with
Jorg and I’m happy to say that his methods work superbly. I’m in the 50+
age group and haven’t done a lot of exercise other than walking for a few
years, so I’m ever careful of injuries. Jorg put together a customized
‘Circular Club’ training routine (his invention), which provided flexibility
and balance in my movements, and helped me gain strength and reduce
pain levels in my shoulders, knees and lower back.
The exercises involve every day functional movements such as bending,
arm swings, waist rotations, thrusting, squatting, etc — using the bat as an
extension of the muscles. Jorg has even taken the time to call and check
up on me (after the fact) to find out how I am doing in an understanding
and encouraging way. I feel he gave me more than just a quick fix with
equipment. His affable style and professional, sincere approach was just
as helpful in the healing process as the exercises themselves, since he put
me at so much ease and encouraged me to keep going.
As a result, I really notice a difference in my fitness and pain levels. As a
Personal Trainer, my opinion of his abilities are first rate. Thanks so much
Donna Mortimer, Osoyoos, BC
My training experience with Jorg has been awesome! He is very passionate
about what he does and extremely knowledgeable. Jorg customized a
“functional fitness” routine for me and wow, what a great workout and
refreshing change from the usual gym training. The results have been great
and I am well pleased with it. I would recommend Jorg to anyone who
desires the knowledge and expertise of a professional Personal Trainer.
Susan Fernandes, Osoyoos, BC
Jorg – I have really enjoyed the format of exercise that you designed for me.
As I am 60 years old now, it is amazing to me that such a simple, yet well
planned workout turned out to be so beneficial. I now see great improvement
in my muscle tone, flexibility, my balance, and of course my outlook on life
since I can move better through less pain.
The program you designed for me is very portable, and I can simply continue
with my exercise at a gym, in my home, or on a vacation. The review of diet
was also helpful, and your suggestions fit well into my meal routine. Having
you as my trainer was a pleasure. You have wonderful customer service talent;
made me feel comfortable, encouraged me, and left me feeling positive about
myself and my new training routine.
Thank you and best wishes always,
Barbara Ross, Oliver, BC
Jorg – We are very satisfied with the results that we have obtained through
your training. Stacey and I are continuing what you have taught us with
great results. Thanks again for getting us on the road to a healthy life style.
Denise Dixon, Stacy Fowler, Oliver, BC
As a former client of Jorg, I am extremely happy with my results. With the
healthy nutrition aspect and strong functional training routine to stabilize
my whole body, I feel wonderful. I would highly recommend that anyone
with back, knee, neck pain, etc. check into training with Jorg. His methods
are totally effective and unique. I feel better already and am looking forward
to more of the same.
Cheryl Tidd, Oliver, BC
On November 20, 2007 I broke my left arm under the shoulder joint, with a
piece coming out of the rotator cuff, as well as receiving multiple breaks to
my arm between the shoulder and elbow. Surgery was performed to
re-attach my bones with plates and a series of pins. After three months, I
was allowed to start physiotherapy.
With the help of physiotherapy, by May 13th, 2008, I was able to lift my
arm 120 degrees out of 180 degrees. On May 20th, when my range was still
at 120 degrees, the physiotherapist told me I had most likely peaked, and that
might very well be the extend of my improvement. Downhearted, I consulted
with Personal Trainer Jorg Mardian. He told me he felt certain he could work
out a program whereby I could achieve greater mobility and flexibility.
I was somewhat skeptical, but Jorg backed up his claim by telling me that, “If
you don’t see an improvement, you don’t have to pay me.” The next time I
went to physiotherapy, on May 27th, my movement range measured 135
degrees, and on June 10th, arm movement had increased to 145 degrees. Now,
by July 5, I am at 150 degrees.
Lorraine Ronning, Oliver, BC
I am 6′ 2 and weighed about 185 pounds when I started with Jorg. That may
not be a lot of weight for my height, but as Jorg said with a smile, “I was
soft as a jelly doughnut.” Anyways, after measuring, I found out I carried
21% body fat. Jorg figured I should be at about 15-16%, considering my
height, weight and age, and so he started me on a regimen of different and
really unique, yet absolutely effective training.
I busted my gut for about three months, but the results were worth it.
Combined with great nutrition advice, (no refined starches and plenty of
fibrous foods), I am now at an astounding 10% body fat and posses abs! I
never thought this was possible. Thanks for the incredible experience and
T. Dahliwal, Vernon, BC
Jorg, I did Monday’s exercises after I got back from seeing you, and felt
the sweet burn later on that day. By Tuesday, I had way more flexibility!
Just finished Wednesday’s round and can’t wait for Friday! Things are
going great. You’re a genius! If any problems pop up, I will be sure to ask
Daryl Lange, Oliver, BC
Just wanted to let you know how fortunate Oliver is to have a trainer with
your experience and exercise knowledge. I have worked out in Vancouver
with some of the best trainers there are over the last 25 years, and you either
match or exceed them. There is a very good reason I come down and visit
my parents so often — I also get to attend your Bootcamp classes, which
ALWAYS leave me feeling pumped and energized.
How on earth do you manage to come up with so many variations on
exercises? Many people love a regular routine, but as you keep telling us,
we benefit from change with continuous intensity and growth. I never did
have a lot of body fat, but I can say that my muscle mass to body fat ratio has
dramatically improved because of you. Keep up the fantastic work over there
at the Parks & Recreation Society, not only as Lead Instructor, but as a
Society Director as well. And loving your energy my friend. It’s so
Sandy Carlyle, Vancouver, BC
I am currently engaged, and the fiance and I want to get in shape. We only
have 9 months until the wedding day. Of course I want my fiance and I to
look and feel our best on that day. So, we started going to the gym and
working hard at it, but not getting anywhere. The frustration and pressure to
get healthy was building. Then by luck I picked up the Oliver Parks and
Recreation hand book and saw Jorg Mardian’s name there as a Personal
Trainer. I met Jorg about a year ago and tried out a couple of his fitness and
nutrition training classes.
What came back to my mind was how much of an understanding he had on
the foods we were eating. Well I thought , what better way to tell your fiance
she needed to change her diet without getting into trouble. So I called Jorg up
for a meeting with the two of us. He started us out on High Intensity (HIIT)
cardio training. Now pounds and inches were moving. I then made it to his
food and nutrition seminar. I was again amazed at his knowledgeable on the
foods we were eating, and especially what was behind the label. Well I think
I learned a thing or two from the seminar.
Jorg topped off his seminar info with a walk through the local super market
with my family. Now they all know what the best food choices are when we
shop. Our high refined carb and junk diet has now changed to well balanced
eating without all the garbage. We are well on our way to reaching our goals.
I see Jorg as being very genuine in that he cares for the well being of his
clients. He has given the whole family the gift of a long healthy living life
and better lifestyle. What more can you ask for.
Darrell James, Oliver, BC
About 4-5 months ago I asked Jorg for some help with exercise and diet as I
was very overweight and had a lot of aches and pains. With Jorg’s exercise
plan, I have been working out at home and eating better. I have lost 42 lbs.
and feel great and can now get into the size of clothes I haven’t seen in 40 yrs.
Jorg is a very dedicated and helpful man, I would advise anyone overweight
or out of shape to call him and get started with training. He can be brutal with
workouts, but in the end it is all worth it.
Joanne Lewthwaite, Oliver, BC
Well here we are, 12 weeks of Jorg’s fitness challenge have gone by already.
I would like to start by saying this was a wonderful experience and having it
published in the local paper was great motivation. I lost 13 pounds, 6.7%
bodyfat and 5 inches off my waist. I really want to say thanks to Jorg for
putting this challenge on in the first place. I cant wait to continue the journey
and am eager to begin his new and improved work out class, Fitness Blast
when it starts in September. Once again Thanks.
Samantha Schopff, Oliver, BC
Time sure flies when you’re having fun. This has been a great experience.
Not only did I learn better eating habits and found a trainer that really cares;
but I also got to lose 20 pounds, and tone up the bodacious bod while
dropping 7.7 bodyfat and 6.5 inches off my waist. YES – it was hard when
I first started 3 months ago, but exercise and proper nutrition has now
become a way of life for me. I am planning to lose another 20 lbs by
Christmas and ohh – I am looking forward to wearing a bathing suit next
summer. Wait did I just write that down? Thanks Jorg for being a good
friend and mentor.
Tracey Brown, Oliver, BC
I want to thank Jorg for helping me for this Fitness Challenge. I realize
that it has been his great help that has helped me to get started on the path
of healthy living. To all that may read this: Do it, make small changes, or
even big ones and get active. Cut one thing from your diet or maybe many.
Add healthy food. Just do it. I did, I move easier, feel better, and am proud
of myself. I do not hurt and am stronger. I love the workouts that Jorg gives
me. He changes it and I am always stimulated and feel great when I leave.
Thanks Jorg for your confidence in me. (Statistics: 45 pound weight loss,
8.55 body fat reduction and 6.75 inches off the waist in 4.5 months).
Bev Alexander, Oliver, BC
Wow has time gone by fast. The end of the 12 weeks is here and I have to
say I’ve had a lot of fun doing this Fitness Challenge with Jorg. I’ve learned
a lot about what and how much I should be putting in my body and that r
egular exercise can help me feel great inside and out.
I’m excited about Jorg’s new classes this fall and I’ll definitely be keeping
my twice a week work out. I like where I am now and am very comfortable
knowing I can maintain my healthy way of living. It’s NOT hard to treat your
body well – it pays you back 10 fold. (Statistics: 9.5 pound weight loss, 7.7%
body fat reduction and 3.25 inches off the waist in 12 weeks)
Monica Nemes, Oliver, BC
I’m at 146.2 lbs this week which is about 9 lbs total loss and have surpassed
my expectations in other areas. I have learned how to eat properly and feel I
will reach my goal eventually if I just continue eating healthy and exercising
as often as I can. Thanks for the opportunity and the excellent mentorship
Jorg. (Statistics: 9 pound weight loss, 8% body fat reduction and 3.25 inches
off the waist in 12 weeks)
Kim Hadley, Oliver, BC
My participation with Jorg in fitness was quite an experience. The workouts
I experienced were no picnic, let me tell you. But as everyone told me, Jorg
works you out within your limitations, which shows how important an
intelligently designed exercise program through a fitness professional is. I lost
weight when I thought it was no longer possible.
I would like to commend Jorg for his excellent training techniques. I would
highly recommend him to anyone who has the opportunity to use a qualified
trainer. I will continue with the exercise given to me and hopefully in the next
three months will continue to achieve good results on my own.
Bill Freding, Oliver, BC
Being 72, I guess I can use the term, “If I can do it, anyone of senior age can.”
Jorg makes the point during exercise that you do what you feel comfortable
with, and I do just that. I have no intentions of saying, “Well that’s over with,”
now that he is no longer there for me. I hope to continue in my new way of
living, eating and being healthy. I’ve really enjoyed what I have learned from
this experience. Our community should be happy to have a trainer like Jorg
Sheila Johnstone, Oliver, BC
Hi Jorg: I just wanted to pass on our thanks for the fitness and nutrition
seminars you gave at our Osoyoos Coyotes main camp this weekend. I can
tell you that many of the boys commented right away on how informative
you were, how they expected a certain “typical” fitness speech, but you were
much more engaging, relevant to hockey and that you approached the subject
from a perspective that they found extremely interesting. Personally I found
your talk highly motivating.
Fitness and nutrition are cornerstones of our hockey organization. You did an
excellent job making this message clear to the players, giving examples and
challenging them all to get outside of their comfort zones when training. This
may have been a “first” experience with functional fitness for most of these