I took the once-a-week plan at Sustained Fitness (SF) for 3 months and worked with Kyle Ashworth as my trainer. For a quick background I am 32 years old and generally more interested in activities such as running (2 to 10 miles), swimming (500m to 2000m), climbing (v4-v6, 10a-11c), hiking and have a very skinny/underweight body type. 6-7 years ago I had a disc bulge in my lower neck and back which caused a whole host of issues that led to muscle loss and significant lifestyle changes, which were also exacerbated by my desk work. I did resume some normalcy but could not continue any of my favourite activities the way I wanted.
In the 3 months with Sustained Fitness I went from thinking "I can never run again" to "I can work back up to running 10 miles".
My workouts included a combination of calisthenics, resistance bands, weight lifting, isolation, and compound exercises. But most importantly I was given the how and why to do those exercises. This was important since I have done weight lifting and resistance training before, but for my body type (hypermobile joints, lanky, don't gain weight) performing them the way everyone did was not helping.
I highly recommend getting the extra $100/month addon for 'pre-planned workouts for the week' as I could focus on doing the exercises rather than brainstorming what is best for me. You can also tell SF what you're looking to improve and they will cater the workouts accordingly, such as better weight lifting, better endurance, shoulder strength, stability, etc.
Post 3 months, most of my issues are under control. Resolving them completely would take quite a while as I have to consistently apply what I have learned but with the knowledge I have received I am now confident it will happen.
Price wise it seems expensive however being out-of-network for any insurance has an advantage. It gives them the freedom to treat the issues and muscle imbalances that plague the body as a whole, rather than stick to only one body part at a time; the latter being a requirement for most insurance. They were also diligent in giving the paperwork required for out-of-network providers for my health insurance.
As a side note my original correspondence was with Ryan almost a year before I actually joined. He remembered our conversation from then and seamlessly setup the initial assessment. I also worked for a session with Adam and it was great. I am sure all the physical therapists/trainers at SF will provide the same quality of service.
A heartfelt thank you to the Sustained Fitness team!