Big Dawgs Testimonials

Testimonials

Michael Van Bourgondien

"I had started my journey with OPEX prior to working with Sam, searching for a way to upgrade my coaching abilities to better serve my clients through their CCP program. I never considered their rem..."

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Samantha Burkhart

"I've been working with Sam for a year now and can honestly say it’s the best decision I’ve ever made. Getting a coach who you trust to have your best interest in mind takes the weight off of you as..."

Samantha Burkhart

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Chris Detmering

"4x Regional Athlete 1x Games Team Athlete Sam has been my coach for the last couple of years, starting with him in hopes to fix a gaping hole in my game: my aerobic system. Ever since working with..."

Chris Detmering

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Tommy Vinas

"+x CrossFit Regionals 1x CrossFit Games I have been working with Will for about 4 years and he has gone above and beyond for me as a coach. He knows how to effectively get me stronger and condition..."

Tommy Vinas

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Mitchell P. Davis

"How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. October 2017, I was medically discharged from my beloved Corps. A laundry list of ailments plagued me and no one seemed to have an answer. I worked w..."

Mitchell P. Davis

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Valerie Voboril

"3rd place winner at the 2013 CrossFit Games Mike is an amazing coach because of his dedication and investment in his athletes as a whole; not just the techniques, conditioning, and programming, but..."

Valerie Voboril

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Melissa Guitron

"As a female athlete and sole owner of an OPEX Gym, I have Mike Lee to thank for playing a major role in getting me to where I am today. I began working with Mike Lee in 2013 while on my own CCP coa..."

Melissa Guitron

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Steve Volke

"I feel very fortunate that I have been able to work with Mike Lee on my personal and professional fitness journey.   When I started with Mike I had a highly stressful finance job and suffered from ..."

Steve Volke

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James Mallot

"Time is by far life’s most precious resources. I sought out Big Dawgs in the hopes of maximizing that time; to squeeze every ounce of progression out of training. My time with Henry has been so muc..."

James Mallot

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Ashley Eddy

"Working with Henry has taught me more than I could have imagined—not just about what goes on inside the gym, but outside as well—he coaches the whole person. His coaching before, during, and after ..."

Ashley Eddy

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Erika Perez

"Empecé trabajando con Coach Henry por que nunca había tenido un coach formal y quería llevar mi cuerpo al máximo nivel posible. En el camino me di cuenta que antes de seguir una programación (la pa..."

Erika Perez

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Rob Harbison

"After looking into countless coaching options and having many conversations with knowledgeable athletes and coaches, it was clear that Henry is world class in every aspect of his coaching and mentorship. Despite the miles that separate Puerto Rico from Pittsburgh, the relationship we have built over the last year is incredibly strong..."

Rob Harbison

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Kurt Meske

"I started working with Mizar a little over six months ago. I came into the training with two years of chronic knee pain. I've seen two different specialists and three different physical therapists,..."

Kurt Meske

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Sunny Mihova

"Right after I placed N15 in 2017 China Championship out of 30 RX athletes, I joined the Big Dawgs Team with Coach Mizar Fuentes-Ortega (November 2017). When I started training with him I was a typi..."

Sunny Mihova

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Captain Brett Simpson

"I started my journey with Michael as I began the Special Forces Qualification Course. The course places a multitude of demands on the soldier not only physically but intellectually and emotionally...."

Captain Brett Simpson

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Serena Lewin

"I don’t know how to keep this testimonial short… Since this journey has been very emotional for me. Michael has been the coach that I can always count on. I had suffered shoulder chronic pain for ..."

Serena Lewin

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Jonas Schmidt

"When I started to work with Michael 7 months ago I had chronic elbow and back pain. I was really frustrated because nothing seemed to help and I was not able to train the way I wanted to. Now I‘m p..."

Jonas Schmidt

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Officer Brian Blankenstein

"Police work is my dream job. I get to connect with people on their worst days and try to make tangible real differences often on that person’s worst day. I get to protect good people from some of s..."

Officer Brian Blankenstein

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Kevin Cuff

"Oh my man Matt. I could write a book about this guy. I started with Matt almost 3 years ago after attending an Opex Camp. It was the best decision for me as an athlete and a coach. One of the best ..."

Kevin Cuff

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Anthony Kopp

"Not only has Matt helped me progress in terms of competing in CrossFit but the biggest help was figuring out what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. I was not sure what to do after I got my b..."

Anthony Kopp

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Rok Dernikovič

"I  followed the old OPT Big Dawgs blog programming template, which was generally designed... After some time, I noticed that my weaknesses were not improving anymore... I decided to call Big Dawgs ..."

Rok Dernikovič

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