I have helped and continue to help dozens of individuals reach their goals, and educate them on understanding their body and what it truly needs to be healthy and feel amazing. But don't take my word for it - here are a few highlights from past and current clients:
During law school and after beginning work as an attorney in 2011, I wasn't as active as I had been during high school and college. My primarily sedentary lifestyle combined with unhealthy overeating caused me to slowly gain nearly 70 pounds over the course of 10 years. I had lost confidence in myself and was unhappy with my appearance. Despite that, I lacked both the knowledge and motivation to take steps to change my physique and mindset. I had never worked out or watched my nutrition, so I was overwhelmed. That combined with my fear that I would be judged on my appearance by those in the gym and my ineptitude in using gym equipment caused me to do nothing for years. In September 2018, I bolstered myself, temporarily pushed aside my insecurities, and decided to ask for help. I'm immensely glad I did and that Caleb is the one I requested help from.
During our first meeting and every day since, Caleb has been nonjudgmental and supportive. He's knowledgable and experienced, making him able to customize a nutrition and workout program for each client. Something that's important for me is that he's honest and straightforward, yet still enforces positivity that significant life changes are achievable if you put forth the effort. Caleb truly cares about his clients and goes the extra mile to ensure their success. He's always available for questions and to offer motivation. He's removed my mental stigma that the gym is a judgmental place meant only for those who are already in perfect shape. The Snyder Physique community he's created is another benefit that is full of wonderful and supportive individuals.
In the 12 months I've been working with Caleb, I've lost 65 pounds and 30 inches, and dropped my bodyfat by almost 12%. My health and energy levels have improved. It's been life-changing for me and I couldn't have done it with Caleb's instruction, guidance, and support. I'm gradually regaining and strengthening my confidence and body. Even though it's been difficult at times making such drastic changes, it's been worth it. I, without hesitation, highly recommend Caleb to guide and support you on your fitness journey.
My name is Shawn Clawson and I'm 37 years old. Tbh I've struggled with what to say and how to say it.. I wanted to be honest about who I was before the diabetes, then something was said to me by someone in my life that has known me at my worst and has stuck around to see me attempt my best, and it made me realize that nothing from before matters. I'm starting to understand that only today matters. I could talk about finding out that I was diabetic, I could talk about my drinking, my depression but I've decided not to do that.
I have however decided to see myself the way I want to be seen, the way that many people in my life are starting to see me.. who I was doesn't define who I am or will be.. and with the support and friendship from Caleb, I have reached heights that only a year ago were unimaginable to me.. as of April 2019, 72 pounds down from 230 and a1c down from 9.6 to 4.7 at last check-up. Diabetes may have kickstarted my need to be healthy, but in meeting Caleb I found that unlike a lot of people out there he truly cares and truly wishes to help anyone who is willing to put in the work. He has motivated me and others on days where we just didn't feel it, he is there to remind us why we are there to begin with, and in refusing to give up on us, has given more than a healthy lifestyle to his clients. He has taught me and many others to be proud of ourselves and our accomplishments, and how to push through on the painful days..
So I wish to say to you Caleb, thank you for caring more than you have to, and not seeing us as a paycheck, but instead as people who are trying to better ourselves and that it doesn't matter what others think of us, it only matters the effort that we put in, and that it's ok to be proud of ourselves. So for the first time in many years, I would like to say that I'm proud of everything that I have accomplished and will accomplish. I am proud of the man I have become and will be. Most of all I'm proud to know you and work with you. They say everyone has a purpose, and my friend your purpose is to teach and inspire the uninspired..
Signed, The inspired..
I always worked out but I didn’t have a lot of knowledge about nutrition at all and I wasn’t getting the results that I wanted either. I had some tough months where my mental health wasn’t good at all. So, I saw the opportunity to do a Bodybuilding Show which I was always very curious and interested in. I decided to do it. I have known Caleb since 2017. He taught me a lot of things along the way. He really believed in me when I didn’t think I was going to be able to make it. He was in every step of my journey encouraged me and motivated me. He is extremely professional, humble, and knowledgeable trainer. If you are looking for a trainer to prepare you for a competition, lose weight, or general health- He is your guy 100%. He genuinely cares about his clients and helping them reach their goals.
I have to thank him for pushing me and believing in me even when I didn’t believe in myself. I wouldn’t have been able to do to it without his help. Now, I know that I can do whatever I set my mind to.
Big shout out to Chuck for his outstanding progress in the last six months. Chuck had a C5-6-7 neck fusion in October 2019. When we started training this past January 2020, we had to go very easy and slow and had a 10 pound weight limit until April. Covid hit March 20th, and I was not able to see Chuck in person. But that didn’t stop him at all, he kept watching his nutrition and got more active at home. He built up enough strength to get his weight restriction lifted and now we are focusing on a full strength program. I am super proud of Chuck and his determination!
⬇️ 60 lbs
⬇️ 10 inches in waist
⬇️ 9% bodyfat
⬆️ in strength and confidence 💪💪
When I decided to enter a transformation fitness competition set for August 2020, I was given Caleb’s name by several people in the fitness community as the best trainer around. Over the last 12 weeks, I have not been disappointed and the referrals were spot on! After yo-yo dieting for four years, following the birth of my twins, I am finally back on track with my nutrition and weightlifting. I had acquired many poor eating habits, binge eating then restricting. I had lost interest in exercise without a solid program and someone to hold me accountable. In 12 weeks, I have lost over 15 pounds, many inches from my waist, hips, and thighs, and most importantly, I have got my zest for life back and I am looking forward to crushing the goals in my future! I receive informed, intelligent, compassionate advice on my diet and ways to stay on track while still enjoying life. The workouts that Caleb formulates for me are showing results faster than I ever expected while also making me feel strong, confident, and on top of the world. The knowledge, understanding, and drive that Caleb offers his clients is second to none and I am thankful for this new chance at a healthy and fit life. While my journey is not complete, heading towards my event, I am confident I will end up with the best results possible!
I decided in January 2018 that I was going to get fit and eat better. It had been way too long since I had seen the inside of a gym. I figured that I would lose weight, learn to eat clean and become healthier. My journey started with small goals. I met Caleb during an evaluation, and I knew pretty quickly that he was the one I wanted on “Team ME”. I had a lot to overcome. I had back surgery the fall of 2017 to repair damage from a horse back riding accident 30 years ago. Thankfully Caleb took me on. We started out with baby steps because I had over done a work out 2 weeks prior and it took me out of the gym for 2 weeks. But once I started with coaching from Caleb my whole world shifted. He brought the all the ingredients for success to the table. I have learned a better way of life because of his guidance. I not only lost 40 lbs and learned to eat better, but I came off many of my medications. With Caleb’s continuing guidance I continue to lose body fat and gain lean mass. I have also set many goals. First was to walk a 5K, I have walked two, then I followed that with a 6K and 7K. I find that when I don’t get to the gym or have a good workout with Caleb that I feel out of sorts. Caleb is always positive and very encouraging and has the knowledge to share with you to meet and exceed your goals. He has helped me change my life. I will never be able to pay him back for what he has given me. My life back.
Looking back at my picture from June shocked me. In 6 months, I look and feel like a completely different person. My energy levels are much higher now, I feel strong and confident, and the transformation is really showing. Each week in my session with Caleb he pushes me to accomplish a workout that never would have been possible back then. So glad I'm on this journey and can't wait to see where the next 6 months take me!
"Caleb is an amazing coach! He was invested and dedicated to helping me reach my goals. I really couldn't have done it without him!"
Nikki lost 17 lbs of bodyfat and won her class at the 2017 Memphis Muscle!
At first, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to join my local gym's weight loss challenge. It was a decent sized investment, and I wasn’t sure if I would actually participate. But, after talking with Caleb, he explained the benefits and perks to me, and it made the challenge a little more enticing. But the part that actually got me to sign up was when he told me that I would get a one-on-one nutrition session with him. He told me that we would work out a meal plan (meal to meal) and a workout plan. I was in. Setting up that meal plan and having him explain the basics of why I was eating these foods, and when to eat them, was the structure I needed to begin to fully understand what it meant to eat healthy.
The next day I started working on following the plans and figuring out what to buy and how to prepare my meals, as well as following the workout plan that included going to the gym the 4 days a week. It was also at that time that I made the decision to go to every 7am Saturday boot camp. Some days I really didn’t want to go, but I had made the decision to go to every one of them, so I made myself get up and go.
I started my weight loss journey at my highest weight of 445 pounds. I had been working out, on and off, for about 2 years before starting the challenge and had lost about 20 pounds during that time. I was 425 pounds when I started the challenge and set my weight loss goal at 50 pounds at the end of the 12 weeks. Once the challenge started, it was like a switch flipped in my mind; I was going to succeed no matter what. It kind of scared me because I had never been that driven about weight loss before.
So, I stuck to the plan, worked out 5 days a week and ate mainly what was in the meal plan (I slipped up once or twice). I was very strict on what I ate during those 12 weeks, and I mainly attribute that to the amount of weight I lost.
By the end of the challenge I weighed 383 pounds, had improved in every category of the fitness test and saw incredible results in the weight loss and body measurements. I had lost 42 pounds, 10 inches in my waist, 3 inches in my hips and 3 inches in my thighs.
I’m very happy with the results that I achieved. I couldn’t have done it without the guidance of Caleb and the encouragement of all the other trainers.
All my life I've been active and very healthy, until I was diagnosed with breast cancer in September 2015. I have been through a lot since then - surgeries, radiation and chemotherapy which runs you down physically and mentally with it's harsh side effects. But thank god now it's all in the past, I'm back on my feet. My last chemo was in January 2017 and since then I have dedicated myself to live healthy both mentally and physically and working out in the gym and pushing myself to achieve goals I didn't think was possible before being diagnosed. But now I know nothing is impossible because I am stronger than ever and I am proud of myself for not giving up and thankful for all those who stood by my side. Special thanks to my gym and especially coach Caleb for encouraging me to stay dedicated to my goals and giving me that extra push.
I can’t say enough about Carey! She is a fabulous client and wonderful person all-around. She juggles more events and activities than any human I’ve ever seen - yet still manages to make it all the way to the gym to train and keep her fitness in check! And it has certainly paid off... from January to October 2018, she was down 30 lbs and 13.5 inches! She is as dedicated to her fitness as she is her job and family.
If you are looking to lose weight, train for a competition, or just find a great trainer, look no further than Caleb! After 5+ years of overtraining and under-eating, he helped me learn how to stay lean and raise my body fat levels to where my hormone levels are happy and I’m mentally content with my appearance... FINALLY!! Not to mention I’m stronger and fitter than ever. Please give him a shot and I promise you won’t be disappointed. 😊
I have always been fitness oriented and very athletic throughout my life, however my personal workouts were not getting me to my goal. Caleb is an extremely well educated personal trainer who is passionate about both fitness and nutrition health. I have been working with Caleb since February 2015, and have competed in multiple bikini bodybuilding shows along the way, winning my OCB Pro card in 2017. His exhilarating strength training workouts and diet assistance allowed me to make my goals into a reality. Undoubtedly, Caleb is a remarkable personal trainer with a caring personality. He truly represents his desire for health and well being. I highly recommend him as he will guide you to real results.
After recovering from a broken neck in 2008, I was 115 pounds. I had one semester left of my senior year of high school and I was determined to bring my physicality up. I was tired of being a pipsqueak for my entire life up to that point. I began to strength train and ended up running at the 2009 state track meet in the 4x100m relay. That initial strength training foundation carried over into a dedicated beginning to my bodybuilding journey in spring 2010. Years of proper lifting, solid nutrition, and relentless discipline, and ZERO performance-enhancing drugs have brought my bodyweight up 40 pounds, won the title of Mr. SIU in 2015, and placed top 5 in every class I've competed. I continue to train hard to this day and hope to one day earn my Pro card in natural bodybuilding.