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Smith Fitness & Martial Arts
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Ronnie Strear
Ronnie Strear
23:22 26 Apr 20
I am 67 years old and have been training with Jimmy Smith for two years. Most recently because of the virus... restrictions in Bend, I have been training with Jimmy via Zoom. My 70 year old wife and 30 year old children { living in the San Francisco area} have also been training with Jimmy via Zoom. Jimmy is always prepared and on time for every session, and because he is such an experienced fitness instructor, he is able to change the session in the moment because of soreness or injury. I have had numerous personal trainers in several parts of the country, but none are better than Jimmy.read more
Kylie Kallio
Kylie Kallio
19:24 23 Feb 20
I took a self-defense class with my 12-year-old daughter and a group of women. My cynical daughter was dreading it, and... left all-smiles. It was a good experience for both of us. Jimmy was great, and we learned a lot!read more
Jennifer Herbert
Jennifer Herbert
20:41 11 Feb 20
My daughter in laws and I took a women's self defense class from James. It was the most thorough, informative, 2 hour... class I could have imagined. My girls feel more empowered and a little more prepared in the event of the unthinkable. Thank you for giving me some peace of mind and adding to my own confidence in this area also! I highly recommend Smith Martial Arts and their professional and caring approach to this.read more
Mary Hazard
Mary Hazard
03:33 05 Dec 19
Jimmy (the owner and main coach) is an absolutely amazing coach! He makes sure to make time to give individualized... instruction to each student even in a group class setting. He encourages you to listen to your body and speak up if any exercise is painful and somehow is always able to come up with an adapted or alternative exercise for the same muscle group on the spot. The morning smith fit classes are a small group intimate setting that really helps to hold you accountable. The kickboxing classes will kick anyones butt but are fast paced and keep you engaged the whole time even as a complete beginner to kickboxing / martial arts. I can't say enough good things about SFMA!read more
Jen Oceguera
Jen Oceguera
21:44 28 Nov 19
When we first came to Smith Fitness and Martial Arts in April 2018, our son was at a crossroads. He was struggling with... finding his place amongst his peers. Confidence and overall fitness were issues. After two years at Smith, he has lost about 45 pounds. His lean physique and increased strength and stamina have been a huge boost to his confidence and self esteem. I truly believe this gym gave him the foundation to be successful. He has adjusted with grace and ease to high school life and seems to be enjoying the process. Even the challenges he faces he does with a sense of humor and calm approach. This is so different than the kid of a couple years back who went between being stressed out to not caring. A couple of weeks ago, a student was cussing at a teacher and our son stood up for her. After class, the student challenged him to a fight and when he diffused the situation and walked away, the other student threw two punches. Our son blocked the punches even though this kid outweighs him by about 100 pounds at which time the school intervened and the student was suspended. SF&MA has taught him a) to try to diffuse the situation b) block and defend and c) stay calm in a combat situation. The school vice principal called me to thank me personally for having a son who defended a teacher and who responded to a bad situation in the best possible way. My heart is filled with gratitude. Our family feels so very blessed to have Jimmy and Smith Martial Arts in our lives - Coach Jimmy's mentorship, guidance and example is invaluable.read more
Chris Cochran
Chris Cochran
18:08 15 Oct 19
I have been going to Smith Martial Arts classes for nearly four months now and I can say that I actually look forward... to going each time. I really like the variety of the workouts. Jimmy makes them different every time. The kickboxing class works for every level of fitness, male or female, old or young. I have also taken his self defense class and found it incredibly useful. Jimmy is a great guy, and I can highly recommend his gym to anybody looking to get in shape and learn some skills. UPDATE: It has now been two years since I started working out at Smith Martial Arts. I enjoy the class and the workouts so much that I now go four days a week, and I look forward to going to class. The people in the class are really great to work out with. Super nice, and I have made friends with many of them, and have conducted business with several. I think it is just the best place to workout in Bend!read more
Renee Moon
Renee Moon
23:21 10 Oct 19
Coach Jimmy is awesome! He takes the time to help you learn the right moves and is super with the kids. We did the... starter package for our daughter and we've been here for almost 5 months now. She loves her class and has so much confidence. My husband and I now do the kickboxing class. Such a great class.read more
Christina Linton
Christina Linton
20:56 17 Sep 19
Took a class last weekend on self-defense with Smith Fitness. Absolutely AMAZING. Gained the confidence and knowledge... on how to handle the unexpected. So thankful for Jimmy and his passion to help others!read more
Tamara Stringham
Tamara Stringham
16:23 27 Jun 19
I had been disabled for years due to some auto immune disorders I am struggling with. Jimmy gave me personalized... attention so that I could not only walk better but travel Europe with my family last summer! Since then, we have actually asked him to come do a group training regarding safety at work when strangers come in to our front office and seem to be struggling with aggression. It has made all of the office personnel feel safer to have a plan. So my personal life and my business life is better because of Jimmy Smith! He is not only authentic, compassionate and trustworthy, but knowledgeable when it comes to strengthening someone who has health challenges. I can’t say enough about how he has changed my life along with my interaction with my family and coworkers!read more
Rhino Skin Solutions
Rhino Skin Solutions
04:42 23 Jun 19
I have been attending kickboxing and mma for a bit over 1 month now. The supportive community of athletes there really... helps everybody rise to be their best. From myself as a beginner and everywhere up to seasons vets. Each and every person in the class embraces that there is something like learn and yeah each other. What fine community of people Jimmy has nurtured.read more
Madelin Kunkel
Madelin Kunkel
14:37 29 May 19
Started working out w/ Jimmy & his Trainer Ray in September of 2018 since then you can not believe how stronger,... healthier & motivated mentally I am as a person... Live most I've been to many gyms but Smith Fitness & Martial Arts is like NO Gym you have ever been too. The 1 on 1 training is exceptional. Hands Down Best Gym EVER! Thanks Jimmy, Ray & Staffread more
Karen Myers
Karen Myers
01:07 05 May 19
I have been a member at Smith Fitness and Martial Arts since Fall 2018. The individualized commitment that Coach Jimmy... has for my success is remarkable. I have been attending his 12 noon Smith Fit classes on Tuesday's and Thursday's and it fits wonderfully into my hour lunch schedule with work. Get in and get out. The circuit is prepared , and you yourself don't have to think about what you're going to do, there's a coach there to instruct and show the moves that you will perform. I have been an avid gym attendee half my life, and Jimmy has set new standards for my success. I'm stronger and have more endurance than ever before. I've also just recently started taking my boys to his Kids MMA classes in the evenings, they love it, there's structure and accountability and such a great outlet for my boys. Thank you Jimmy for all you do. Karenread more
Dani Stewart
Dani Stewart
20:00 27 Mar 19
I’ve been to Smith Martial Arts for a few years now doing kickboxing, etc-even doing a private self defense class with... Jimmy for my kids. He’s absolutely unbelievable with his encouragement, words of wisdom and his positive attitude. One of my sons began MMA, Jimmy and his staff are the best! So great with kids/teens! Patient, kind and so knowledgeable. I highly recommend Smith Martial Arts for anyone of any age who wants a great workout and wants to make themselves (or someone they love) a better person!read more
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