Powerlifting coaching reviews
Atlee "Coming was such a refreshing experience because jackie and sergio took the time to make me feel welcomed and no question was stupid"
I've gone into gyms or health clubs to lift before and I was starting to get beat down and tired of the looks and comments I would get from people that "I shouldn't be lifting that heavy." Coming to surge was such a refreshing experience because Jackie and Sergio took the time to make sure I felt welcomed and knew that no question was stupid. Their advice was genuine and they truly want to help others succeed and reach their full potential. I would easily drive half an hour to lift here than drive five minutes to lift heavy at my current gym. Extremely welcoming environment and extremely friendly and helpful coaches!
Sam "Everyone celebrates together over successes and unites over failure with words of encourangement on your next attempt"
It is very refreshing to see such a young professional with great pride in what he does. Sergio has true enjoyment and passion in his work and that is evident within moments of meeting him. Through discussions of my own personal experiences with lifting, my own PR's, and Sergio's expertise, it is clear his knowledge of Powerlifting and programming is vast. Coming from a CrossFit background, entering a gym for Powerlifting was a new experience for me. Sergio introduced me to the team and everyone was welcoming and supportive. Everyone celebrates together over successes, and unites over failures with words of encouragement for your next attempt. Jackie is an inspiration to watch, uplifting as a team member, and beyond encouraging as a coach. Great experiences at Surge to New Levels. I'm very happy that I found them.
Mike | "(growing up) there were never any faculties.. trainers that specialized in powerlifting.. now i've gained great strength and knowledge towards the sport"
I started lifting when I was about 10 years old. I enrolled in junior football and learn more about strength training. From Junior Football League I was also in baseball and wrestling throughout High School. I always had a thing for powerlifting but there were never any faculties that would allow this type of sport. Nor were there trainers that specialize in powerlifting so now that I'm 32 years old and the sport is new to me and I'm learning how to adjust as a powerlifter in the bench squat and deadlift. Thanks to Surge to New Levels Gym I started with the online coaching and also one on one sessions which tremendously help so much and I've gained great strength and more knowledge towards the sport. I'm excited to compete soon and prolong in the sport of powerlifting. thanks again Surge to New Levels in conclusion I give this gym five stars!
Angela | "if you're looking for a coach to give you the attention you need.. go to sergio"
Sergio is an outstanding coach. I look up to him as a trainer, lifter, and business owner. He gives all his lifters and clients proper attention and all customized programming to fit their needs. For example, I have tightness in my hips, and Sergio has taken the time to learn about how my body responds to certain lifts, taking care of my hip health. I have had nothing but success with his coaching and training. I look forward to working with him for a long time throughout my powerlifting career.
If you're looking for a trainer/coach to give you the attention you need, with personalized programming, go to Sergio. You will be very pleased with your results.
Victor | "sergio is a phenomenal coach. i highly recommend him!"
Sergio is a phenomenal coach. We have been working together with online coaching for almost 1 year. Sergio has absolutely built my confidence coming from a lower back injury and he addresses all my concerns. I am now deadlifting again after a 1-year hiatus and stronger than ever. He also makes sure I have proper technique with weekly form checks. I highly recommend him!
Dakota | "extremely passionate and knowledgeable about the services he provides"
"Sergio is a great coach and trainer. Extremely passionate and knowledgeable about the services he provides and the people he provides them to. As one of his powerlifting clients, he always finds time to answer any questions or work with me if I need it! He truly cares about each one of his clients, and now provides them with an amazing gym of his own!"
MIGUEL | "he knows when you have your good and bad days but always makes you feel confident"
By far the best coach I've ever trained with. Sergio takes the time to genuinely take care of and coach his athletes in the best possible manner. He knows when you have your good and bad days, but always makes you feel confident about your training. He literally taught me how to properly lift, starting from scratch. Focusing on developement of good form and technique on the bench, squat, and deadlift. Also shared the sport of competition powerlifting with me and ever since I've been hooked. Having done my first meet a year ago with Sergio's guidince, it went smoothly and now we've added on nearly 200 pounds to my total in a year. Really great guy and phenomenal coach!
AJ | "his goal is to get you perform as best as you can and that never changes"
Sergio is a great coach and mentor. He is extremely knowledgable about strength training and is very passionate about the sport of powerlifting. His goal is to get you to perform as best as you can, and that never changes. Whether it is in one specific lift or improving your overall total, he always listens to the client's needs and tailors programs to what he thinks will best fit the person. We've been working together with online coaching for just over a year now and I have grown so much as a lifter in that time. We've dramatically improved my squat, bench, and deadlift. He is extremely helpful as a coach, and I highly recommend him!
NATE | "i'm basically hitting a new sort of pr every time it comes around to train"
I've been Powerlifting about 2 years now and competing for a little over a year. I had a horribly stagnant Deadlift the last year. Hadn't really gone up in weight or in rep weight. Everything I did or tried or tried to fix with my technique didn't seem to work and it was really frustrating.
Sergio and I started working together a couple of months ago and within the first session alone his experience as a top ranked lifter showed! it was like a night and day thing. He made some tweaks, gave me really good cues, and kept drilling out bad habits and now I'm basically hitting a new sort of PR (Personal Record) every time it comes around to test or work when we train. He puts so much emphasis on proper training, recovery, and technique that I'll be able to not only make short term progress, but maintain it for the long term! Thanks Sergio!
ROSE |"i've become stronger and as someone who has always been on the leaner side he has helped me become more muscular"
I look forward to my training sessions with Sergio. Ive become stronger and as someone who has always been on the leaner side he has helped me become more muscular (weighing 107 and now weighing 119 was a great improvement). He has also helped me train with my RA and helped me keep certain movements in check. I recommend him to anyone looking for a trainer. He is a great trainer and is humble and looks out for his clients and has faith in all of them that they are able to do their best. It's awesome
ADRIAN | "his dedication and passion shows in the sport of powerlifting"
I have nothing but great things to say. I was introduced into powerlifting through Sergio and started with a 275 squat, 175 bench, and 335 deadlift. Within over a year, his coaching and experience has gotten my squat to 400, 235 bench, and a 460 deadlift! I know there's more to come and room to grow. If you want to be strong & get into better shape I highly recommend him as a coach! His dedication and passion shows in the sport of powerlifting.
LIZ | "hes' been really patient and helpful which is amazing because i get frustrated easily"
Truly amazing coach!! He has helped me a lot. He's been really patient and helpful when things don't go as planned which is amazing because I get frustrated easily! Overall amazing and would definitely recommend!!
ED | "sergio helped me train around a long nagging back injury and motivated me to hit a huge pr on my deadlift"
Sergio is nothing short of an excellent coach. He helped me train around a long nagging back injury, and helped refine my technique and motivated me to hit a huge PR on my deadlift.
DAN | "sergio has helped me immensely with my big three lifts.. you will not be disapointed!"
Sergio Raul Luna has helped me immensely with my big 3 lifts and becoming more confident in my strength. I highly recommend anyone to him up if you're interested in coaching/training for power lifting/competition, and/or weight loss/General fitness. You will not be disappointed!
BRI | "he truly makes it his priority to help others and he knows how to push people the right way"
Couldn't have done it this weekend without Sergio and all his help. He is truly what makes a coach a good coach. I have never seen anyone else so genuinely passionate for something as he is for powerlifting. He truly makes it his priority to help others and he knows just how to push people the right way. The fact that he has made his passion his career on his own is amazing. Great things are ahead for him and I can't wait to see them all happen!
FRATER | "weights that used to be hard for me to lift are so much easier now i've been nailing down form!"
I love all the help I was given with my form. Weights that used to be hard for me to lift just feels so much easier now I've been nailing down the form. Sergio has always been attentive with me and made sure I was good to go. I know that I'll be competition ready in no time!