Roger Bowman Jr.

Toledo, OH 43606

Hello. I have been working as an ACE certified personal trainer since 2003. I also won my IFBB Pro card in men's physique in 2013. I have worked with dozens upon dozens of different populations of people through the years and have a lot of references if needed. I mostly work with average middle aged people looking to look and feel their best. On top of my training business I managed a health food store for 9 years, and currently I run a consulting business working with an anti-aging group (www.youth-rx.com) and their clients to understand their HRT, wellness and supplement programs that are doctor supervised. I am also part owner of the nutritional supplement company called SizeSlim (www.sizeslim.com) in which I am heavily involved with product development and educational content, you can see a lots of my articles on the site. I believe smart training AND nutrition/body balance need to go together correctly and consistently to look and feel your best. I firmly believe the client/trainer relationship needs to be more than the hour together spent at the gym. A "road map" needs to be put together to achieve your health and fitness goals. I like to be the coach that educates and guides you through that if your willing to travel the path it takes to get from point A to point B. I also offer online coaching as well. Starting Feb. 1, 2016 I will be taking on a select small number of clients to work with at Definition Fitness located at 6919 W. Central Avenue, Toledo, Ohio. I will be paying rent money there to use the facility, which is 24/7, extremely clean and has top notch equipment. I look forward to helping you look and feel your best ever!

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About Me

Degrees

Years Experience

11-15

Certifications / Trainings

ACE - Personal Trainer
Verified

CPR Certified

Advanced Medical Certification
American Red Cross

AED Certified

Advanced Medical Certification
American Red Cross

Roger's Locations

Roger Bowman's Fitness & Wellness Coaching

W. Central Avenue
Toledo, OH 43606

Additional Information

Rate

$80.00 / hr, rates can range from $59-$95/session/person depending on package, location, # of people, etc.

Payment Methods

Cash, Cashier's Check, Personal Checks

Awards & Accomplishments

  • I Won short, masters, and overall at a few NPC shows and went on to win my IFBB Pro card at nationals in July 2013.

Languages Spoken

English

Gender

Male

18 Reviews

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Zachary burbridge on Dec 05, 2015

    I have always struggled with my weight. Roger set up a nutrition program that was basically fool proof, as long as my willpower was strong. He didn't just tell me what to eat and what not to eat, but he taught me the science of WHY and WHEN to eat it. Which has empowered me to change my habits and lead a much more healthy and fulfilling life. He is a professional, he always has time to answer my questions, and I have never felt like I was wasting his time or bothering him.

  • by Brad Hoagland on Nov 14, 2015

    I've been working out with Roger for 8 weeks around my busy work schedule. Roger has been very motivation but even more important for me; he has been educational! There is so much I didn't know from nutrition, to how to get the most out of a work out, and even how to get a good workout with minimal tools(such as in a hotel gym). Roger keeps me accountable but is in no way over bearing and I still look forward to working with him at least twice a week.

    My biggest area of struggle is definitely diet, carbs specifically. Roger has done a lot of additional coaching that he didn't have to because he really wants me to make the best choice for me. I definitely think twice before grabbing that table bread that is so addicting when dining.

    I would recommend working with Roger to anyone who is looking to make that positive change. Most of us need a little help and coaching and Roger is the best.

    -Brad

  • by Heather L on Apr 17, 2015

    I trained with Roger for only 6 weeks, 2x per week in preparation for a vacation but I learned so much from our time together. He was a great resource, not only for strength training but also for proper nutrition. He's very knowledgeable, and has a complete understanding how the body works and how different types of foods affect it. During EVERY session I learned something new, and now I can carry those lessons with me when I go to the gym and/or diet on my own.

    I use to be an active exerciser but fell off the wagon for a year, losing a lot of my definition and strength. In our time together, Roger really helped bring me back to feeling strong again, and being more toned. I could especially see and feel a difference with my arms and lower body. It felt great to be back at heavy weights again and Roger really helped push me to my limit! That's exactly what you need to progress and not plateau. He was patient if I wasn’t performing an exercise right, always corrected my form (that’s a good thing!), and encouraged me when I performed well. I definitely saw my body change from training with Roger.

    Diet wise, I love food and have never controlled or limited my food intake. I also have no idea what is truly "healthy" or what nutrition is needed to help transform my body. Working with Roger was a tremendous step forward in eating right. He would recommend specific brands, show me how to pack/portion my foods, and even outlined an eating plan for me to accelerate my goals. He even provided supplement samples which is great cause I hate committing to large purchases before testing the product first. Roger was very accessible outside of our sessions and would respond to any questions I had about diet or exercise.

    Ultimately our time together was short but beneficial. If I hadn't moved so far away, Roger would be my go-to trainer!

  • by Robert Dimech on Dec 05, 2014

    I’ve been training with Roger for the past 3 months. I feel that he has been extremely supportive of my fitness goals. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is interested in making improvements in how they look and feel. Your overall fitness will definitely improve when you work with him.

    Roger is an extremely supportive, patient, and professional individual. His knowledge and enthusiasm is unmistakable during every training session. His constant mentoring has helped me to improve my form especially when dealing with free weights. This is something I had previously struggled with. Through his teaching and encouragement, I feel much more confident when training on my own. That, to me, is priceless. In addition, Roger is extraordinarily knowledgeable about proper nutrition and supplementation. He has helped me tremendously to get my diet on track and has helped me learn a lot about how the food I eat affects my body.

    I can honestly say that I look forward to every training session. I plan to continue working with Roger to reach my health and fitness goals. He is truly an outstanding trainer. Thanks Roger!

  • by Rev. Greg Zurakowski on Nov 17, 2014

    I've been working with Roger for just about a year now, and if you had told me that a guy in his mid-50's with a largely sedentary job (I'm a Presbyterian pastor) could achieve the level of strength, endurance and overall fitness that I now enjoy, I would have laughed out loud! Thanks to Roger's dedication, patience, and at times toughness, I'm in better shape than I've ever been (including my years in the military). Roger's expertise goes beyond training; he's also extremely well-versed in nutrition and vitamin supplements, and perhaps most important he's not just a talented gym guy - he truly cares about the total person he's working with, regularly checking in between training sessions with tips and encouragement. If youi're in the market for a personal trainer, you can't do any better than to get in touch with Roger Bowman!

    Rev. Greg Zurakowski
    Belleville, MI

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