Testimonials

What our clients are saying

As the President of a Management Consulting firm and ex-athlete I wanted to boost my overall fitness so I hired Scott Overholt as my physical conditioning consultant and trainer. Scott takes a cerebral approach to his training and where others have failed he has had a big impact in a short amount of time. In 3 weeks I have lost 13lbs while improving my overall physical strength and endurance. Scott is a true expert in his craft and I admire his dedication to his profession.  Workouts are tailor made to my individual situation and fitness level. They are challenging but also invigorating. If you are serious about improving your fitness level then Scott is the trainer you should hire.

Chris Hock

President, Griffon Partners

With a very inconsistent and demanding work schedule, I found myself putting exercise on the back burner.  My wife and friends recommended I start training at SOS to hold myself accountable and dedicate time in the week towards physical fitness. I have now been training with Scott for 7 months and have never been more addicted to health and wellness.  It’s incredible that after this time frame, I still feel a healthy post-exercise fatigue and muscle soreness. The sessions are unique in that they not only challenge my cardiovascular endurance, but also build core and extremity strength.  Even coming from a medical background and understanding the importance of proper form, Scott noticed flaws in my technique and has helped improve my posture and flexibility.

Daniel M. Myer, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgeon, Crystal Clinic

As a fitness professional, I strive to learn the most effective and innovative techniques in Exercise. Because of my workouts with Scott, I have gained an incredible amount of knowledge and built confidence in my own Instructing. Scott pays attention to joint mobility and flexibility during every session. He models proper technique and states modifications based on ability levels. With clear direction, he explains both the purpose and the benefit of an exercise. Scott is a lifelong learner in fitness. He has the knowledge, skills and experience to help anyone achieve their goals.

Amanda Jesko

AFAA Group Exercise Certified | Zumba Certified | MadDog SPINNING Certified | Experience in Step Aerobics, Kickboxing, Pilates, Bounding, Core and Muscle Toning Classes

At 61 I thought I was doomed to the treadmill, until I was talking to one my Wrestlers from the 90’s Scott Overholt. I was surprised when he told me about what was available at SOS Now three weeks later after only 9 work-outs I’m down 20lbs! I know that I found a place where I can get strength and cardio training that will change my life! Thanks Scott.

Bill Barger

By far the best workout I’ve ever done. Scott tailor makes workouts to suit your specific needs. I’ve seen a lot of different workouts over the years and nothing comes close to what Scott provides you.

Mike Orrand

Police Officer & SWAT Team Member, Akron Police Dept.

SOS = Results! I started working out with Scott on May 1. I was looking to improve my appearance but more importantly I needed something to help with my constant lower back pain. I work all day in a lead apron in a Cardiac Cath Lab. Scott has tailored my training sessions to help me with all of my goals! In just a few short weeks I have noticed a significant improvement in my back and have lost many inches. Scott is great at what he does! If you are looking for results to look better, feel better and perform better SOS is the place for you.

Nancy Wiezbiski

Cardiovascular Interventional Technologist, Summa Health Systems

While working with Scott, I’ve received very personalized training with great attention to detail. The workouts always vary, so I am never bored but always challenged. In just several weeks, I began to notice significant increases in strength, endurance and athletic ability.

Vu Phan

Board Certified Physician

Mr. Scott Overholt is one of the best certified trainers in the region that uses kettlebells for personal training, group fitness and working with elite athletes to enhance performance. He uses scientific training principles of biomechanics and exercise physiology to instructor his students. His training regiments address both health and skill related physical fitness. The exercises that he prescribes to the students are carefully thought-out to address all the components of physical fitness. Besides using the kettlebell he also uses ones own body weight to design exercises to address all the components of physical fitness.

My daughter is a student in Mr. Overholt’s class. I took her there because she was prone to injuries during high intense workouts preparing for her Track and Field season for the past three years. After participating in his program, Amanda has become a stronger athlete and her performance in long jump has improved considerably. Additionally, she has been healthy to train in high intensity workouts. I would strongly recommend his program for athletes, physical education/coaches/instructors or anyone that is interested in personal fitness to participate in his SOS program. You will not be disappointed and will get your money’s worth!

Victor Pinheiro, Ph.D.

Department Chair, Sport Science and Wellness Education | The University of Akron

I began training at SOS 8 weeks ago following the recommendation of a co-worker/Physical Therapist. I’m a runner and had an active racing season but needed to change my strength training routines and hopefully reverse some over-use muscular strains I was experiencing. The real test was going to be my final marathon for the season! After completing that race, achieving a new personal record time by shaving off almost 5 minutes from my previous one, I’m convinced that SOS training produced important strength gains. I’m thankful that I had the opportunity to challenge my body, get stronger, race injury-free and see the clear benefits of this type of training in my improved race times. Thank you SOS!

Elizabeth Jesko

I began training at SOS 8 weeks ago following the recommendation of a co-worker/Physical Therapist. I’m a runner and had an active racing season but needed to change my strength training routines and hopefully reverse some over-use muscular strains I was experiencing. The real test was going to be my final marathon for the season! After completing that race, achieving a new personal record time by shaving off almost 5 minutes from my previous one, I’m convinced that SOS training produced important strength gains. I’m thankful that I had the opportunity to challenge my body, get stronger, race injury-free and see the clear benefits of this type of training in my improved race times. Thank you SOS!

Amy Stanford MSN, CNP

Nurse Practitioner in Sports Medicine, Akron Children's Hospital

Scott is a terrific strength and performance coach, as well as a highly effective motivator. He tailors each session to my established goals, and I have realized tremendous results in strength and flexibility under Scott’s direction.

Matt H.

Attorney

Scott Overholt pushed me to my limits!!! I’m to truly learn what I’m physically made of. Stronger, faster, sharper, and more explosive! I’m learning about muscles I never knew I had.

Johnny Murphy

Mixed Martial Artist & Grappler

Since age 14 I’ve been a “gym rat”. For almost twenty years I’ve struggled to find the balance between weight training and cardiovascular exercise. When I’m focused on one area it always seems I’m neglecting the other. Since training at SOS I feel like I’ve finally found the formula for peak fitness. I can honestly say I look and feel better today than I ever have. Ironically, the aches and pains that came along with my old workout routine have disappeared since training with Scott. I wish I would have been exposed to this type of training 20 years ago.

Chris Winkelmann

Owner, Winkelmann Insurance Agency, Inc of State Farm

Scott brought a technical element to my workout which increased performance and strength immediately. Scott’s expertise, allows him to create wonderful programs giving excellent FAST RESULTS. I have seen consistent improvement in my strength, endurance, and weight control working with Scott.

Jason Dilauro

I am the first to admit my skepticism about fitness training before starting SOS last April. From a professional standpoint, I work with injured athletes in a medical setting and have become increasingly concerned with improper lifting/exercise techniques and education. I also struggle to provide patients with good post-rehab recommendations for continued personal fitness expertise. From a personal standpoint, I needed a change in the monotony of marathon training and independent gym workouts. After attending just one session at SOS I was hooked! It has completely changed my body composition, strength, endurance, and power. I have dropped my race time by over thirty minutes and achieved personal goals I never thought attainable. I also feel completely confident in referring friends, family, and discharged physical therapy patients to SOS. Both my husband and I enjoy our bi-weekly workouts and hope to make SOS a life-long commitment.

Cortney Myer, PT, DPT

Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Physical Therapist, Akron Children's Hospital

SOS training strengthened and toned my body into what I’ve been working toward for eight years, in just four short months. 45-minute, daily cardio sessions had kept my weight consistent; however, I lacked definition. Training with Scott gave way to a shape and endurance that I wouldn’t have achieved on my own. In finding a balance between my career and personal life, bi-weekly sessions hold me accountable to two hours strictly devoted to toning, and not one hour is ever the same. Scott works to accommodate all lifestyles, in both the flexibility of scheduling sessions and the intensity of each session itself. SOS Kettlebell training has been of benefit and motivation to my happiness in fitness!

Robyn Strachan

Graphic Designer

I recently made a trip up to Akron to visit former OSU wrestler, Walsh Jesuit standout and friend, Scott Overholt. My expectation was to receive some further kettlebell training and pick up a thing or two. My expectation was far exceeded. Scott=Kettlebell expert. He has devoted himself to being a true fitness professional with expertise in kettlebells. He lives the lifestyle. The warm up we did was comprehensive and intelligent. Each movement had an explanation and a purpose of which was multifaceted. We stuck to the basic kettlebell movements and Scott offered technical advice as well minor adjustments of detail. The information that he provided to me is invaluable. Every so often, I get that gut feeling that something is very important and true. This is how I felt about the instruction I received. Scott is a smart guy that has the philosophy of learning from the best and evaluating training ideas based upon real world results. Scott is the guy I wish that I had in high school, college and post college providing me the information I needed about strength training and fitness. If I were up in Akron or a close by vicinity, I would be training there. I feel that Scott Overholt can make a huge difference in your level of fitness, but even more so for aspiring wrestlers with a solid work ethic.

Rex Holman

Fireman / Paramedic, NCAA Division 1 Wrestling Champion

SOS has changed my life. I’ve been taught things I never thought I could even do. I’m 61 years old and never thought I would ever even have the range of motion, balance and strength I’ve acquired in just 5 months. The workouts are always different and Scott takes the time to teach you how to get the most out of your time spent at each session. It changes you mentally also because you gain confidence in yourself and your not afraid to tackle other challenges that life throws at you.

Dick Barger

I have consistently worked out now for 15 years, but started training with Scott about 5 months ago. The changes I have seen in myself in just these 5 months well surpasses any change that I have seen in all the years of doing cardio and weight training at the gym. I have seen a drastic improvement in my overall toning and muscle definition, but more importantly in my strength, endurance and flexibility. As a mother of two, I never thought my body was capable of being this “in-shape” again! The workouts are always different and always a challenge, yet adapted to your own personal capabilities. SOS is by far the best fitness program I have EVER been a part of.

Kelly Stenger

Critical Care RN

I’ve been competing in international Brazilian Jujitsu competitions all over the world for the past 10 years. Scott’s systematic approach to training has taken me to the next level. With problematic disc issues but still wanting to compete at the highest levels, Scott has my back feeling like 8 years ago and the strength gains I’ve made in just over a month are amazing! I’ve been around a lot of personal trainers and have no hesitation to call Scott’s knowledge and expertise world class. He knows what it takes to get to the top as he has been there himself.

Jay Nance

Jujitsu Black Belt

As the President of a Management Consulting firm and ex-athlete I wanted to boost my overall fitness so I hired Scott Overholt as my physical conditioning consultant and trainer. Scott takes a cerebral approach to his training and where others have failed he has had a big impact in a short amount of time. In 3 weeks I have lost 13lbs while improving my overall physical strength and endurance. Scott is a true expert in his craft and I admire his dedication to his profession.  Workouts are tailor made to my individual situation and fitness level. They are challenging but also invigorating. If you are serious about improving your fitness level then Scott is the trainer you should hire.

Chris Hock

President, Griffon Partners

With a very inconsistent and demanding work schedule, I found myself putting exercise on the back burner.  My wife and friends recommended I start training at SOS to hold myself accountable and dedicate time in the week towards physical fitness. I have now been training with Scott for 7 months and have never been more addicted to health and wellness.  It’s incredible that after this time frame, I still feel a healthy post-exercise fatigue and muscle soreness. The sessions are unique in that they not only challenge my cardiovascular endurance, but also build core and extremity strength.  Even coming from a medical background and understanding the importance of proper form, Scott noticed flaws in my technique and has helped improve my posture and flexibility.

Daniel M. Myer, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgeon, Crystal Clinic

As a fitness professional, I strive to learn the most effective and innovative techniques in Exercise. Because of my workouts with Scott, I have gained an incredible amount of knowledge and built confidence in my own Instructing. Scott pays attention to joint mobility and flexibility during every session. He models proper technique and states modifications based on ability levels. With clear direction, he explains both the purpose and the benefit of an exercise. Scott is a lifelong learner in fitness. He has the knowledge, skills and experience to help anyone achieve their goals.

Amanda Jesko

AFAA Group Exercise Certified | Zumba Certified | MadDog SPINNING Certified | Experience in Step Aerobics, Kickboxing, Pilates, Bounding, Core and Muscle Toning Classes

At 61 I thought I was doomed to the treadmill, until I was talking to one my Wrestlers from the 90’s Scott Overholt. I was surprised when he told me about what was available at SOS Now three weeks later after only 9 work-outs I’m down 20lbs! I know that I found a place where I can get strength and cardio training that will change my life! Thanks Scott.

Bill Barger

By far the best workout I’ve ever done. Scott tailor makes workouts to suit your specific needs. I’ve seen a lot of different workouts over the years and nothing comes close to what Scott provides you.

Mike Orrand

Police Officer & SWAT Team Member, Akron Police Dept.

SOS = Results! I started working out with Scott on May 1. I was looking to improve my appearance but more importantly I needed something to help with my constant lower back pain. I work all day in a lead apron in a Cardiac Cath Lab. Scott has tailored my training sessions to help me with all of my goals! In just a few short weeks I have noticed a significant improvement in my back and have lost many inches. Scott is great at what he does! If you are looking for results to look better, feel better and perform better SOS is the place for you.

Nancy Wiezbiski

Cardiovascular Interventional Technologist, Summa Health Systems

While working with Scott, I’ve received very personalized training with great attention to detail. The workouts always vary, so I am never bored but always challenged. In just several weeks, I began to notice significant increases in strength, endurance and athletic ability.

Vu Phan

Board Certified Physician

Mr. Scott Overholt is one of the best certified trainers in the region that uses kettlebells for personal training, group fitness and working with elite athletes to enhance performance. He uses scientific training principles of biomechanics and exercise physiology to instructor his students. His training regiments address both health and skill related physical fitness. The exercises that he prescribes to the students are carefully thought-out to address all the components of physical fitness. Besides using the kettlebell he also uses ones own body weight to design exercises to address all the components of physical fitness.

My daughter is a student in Mr. Overholt’s class. I took her there because she was prone to injuries during high intense workouts preparing for her Track and Field season for the past three years. After participating in his program, Amanda has become a stronger athlete and her performance in long jump has improved considerably. Additionally, she has been healthy to train in high intensity workouts. I would strongly recommend his program for athletes, physical education/coaches/instructors or anyone that is interested in personal fitness to participate in his SOS program. You will not be disappointed and will get your money’s worth!

Victor Pinheiro, Ph.D.

Department Chair, Sport Science and Wellness Education | The University of Akron

I began training at SOS 8 weeks ago following the recommendation of a co-worker/Physical Therapist. I’m a runner and had an active racing season but needed to change my strength training routines and hopefully reverse some over-use muscular strains I was experiencing. The real test was going to be my final marathon for the season! After completing that race, achieving a new personal record time by shaving off almost 5 minutes from my previous one, I’m convinced that SOS training produced important strength gains. I’m thankful that I had the opportunity to challenge my body, get stronger, race injury-free and see the clear benefits of this type of training in my improved race times. Thank you SOS!

Elizabeth Jesko

I began training at SOS 8 weeks ago following the recommendation of a co-worker/Physical Therapist. I’m a runner and had an active racing season but needed to change my strength training routines and hopefully reverse some over-use muscular strains I was experiencing. The real test was going to be my final marathon for the season! After completing that race, achieving a new personal record time by shaving off almost 5 minutes from my previous one, I’m convinced that SOS training produced important strength gains. I’m thankful that I had the opportunity to challenge my body, get stronger, race injury-free and see the clear benefits of this type of training in my improved race times. Thank you SOS!

Amy Stanford MSN, CNP

Nurse Practitioner in Sports Medicine, Akron Children's Hospital

Scott is a terrific strength and performance coach, as well as a highly effective motivator. He tailors each session to my established goals, and I have realized tremendous results in strength and flexibility under Scott’s direction.

Matt H.

Attorney

Scott Overholt pushed me to my limits!!! I’m to truly learn what I’m physically made of. Stronger, faster, sharper, and more explosive! I’m learning about muscles I never knew I had.

Johnny Murphy

Mixed Martial Artist & Grappler

Since age 14 I’ve been a “gym rat”. For almost twenty years I’ve struggled to find the balance between weight training and cardiovascular exercise. When I’m focused on one area it always seems I’m neglecting the other. Since training at SOS I feel like I’ve finally found the formula for peak fitness. I can honestly say I look and feel better today than I ever have. Ironically, the aches and pains that came along with my old workout routine have disappeared since training with Scott. I wish I would have been exposed to this type of training 20 years ago.

Chris Winkelmann

Owner, Winkelmann Insurance Agency, Inc of State Farm

Scott brought a technical element to my workout which increased performance and strength immediately. Scott’s expertise, allows him to create wonderful programs giving excellent FAST RESULTS. I have seen consistent improvement in my strength, endurance, and weight control working with Scott.

Jason Dilauro

I am the first to admit my skepticism about fitness training before starting SOS last April. From a professional standpoint, I work with injured athletes in a medical setting and have become increasingly concerned with improper lifting/exercise techniques and education. I also struggle to provide patients with good post-rehab recommendations for continued personal fitness expertise. From a personal standpoint, I needed a change in the monotony of marathon training and independent gym workouts. After attending just one session at SOS I was hooked! It has completely changed my body composition, strength, endurance, and power. I have dropped my race time by over thirty minutes and achieved personal goals I never thought attainable. I also feel completely confident in referring friends, family, and discharged physical therapy patients to SOS. Both my husband and I enjoy our bi-weekly workouts and hope to make SOS a life-long commitment.

Cortney Myer, PT, DPT

Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Physical Therapist, Akron Children's Hospital

SOS training strengthened and toned my body into what I’ve been working toward for eight years, in just four short months. 45-minute, daily cardio sessions had kept my weight consistent; however, I lacked definition. Training with Scott gave way to a shape and endurance that I wouldn’t have achieved on my own. In finding a balance between my career and personal life, bi-weekly sessions hold me accountable to two hours strictly devoted to toning, and not one hour is ever the same. Scott works to accommodate all lifestyles, in both the flexibility of scheduling sessions and the intensity of each session itself. SOS Kettlebell training has been of benefit and motivation to my happiness in fitness!

Robyn Strachan

Graphic Designer

I recently made a trip up to Akron to visit former OSU wrestler, Walsh Jesuit standout and friend, Scott Overholt. My expectation was to receive some further kettlebell training and pick up a thing or two. My expectation was far exceeded. Scott=Kettlebell expert. He has devoted himself to being a true fitness professional with expertise in kettlebells. He lives the lifestyle. The warm up we did was comprehensive and intelligent. Each movement had an explanation and a purpose of which was multifaceted. We stuck to the basic kettlebell movements and Scott offered technical advice as well minor adjustments of detail. The information that he provided to me is invaluable. Every so often, I get that gut feeling that something is very important and true. This is how I felt about the instruction I received. Scott is a smart guy that has the philosophy of learning from the best and evaluating training ideas based upon real world results. Scott is the guy I wish that I had in high school, college and post college providing me the information I needed about strength training and fitness. If I were up in Akron or a close by vicinity, I would be training there. I feel that Scott Overholt can make a huge difference in your level of fitness, but even more so for aspiring wrestlers with a solid work ethic.

Rex Holman

Fireman / Paramedic, NCAA Division 1 Wrestling Champion

SOS has changed my life. I’ve been taught things I never thought I could even do. I’m 61 years old and never thought I would ever even have the range of motion, balance and strength I’ve acquired in just 5 months. The workouts are always different and Scott takes the time to teach you how to get the most out of your time spent at each session. It changes you mentally also because you gain confidence in yourself and your not afraid to tackle other challenges that life throws at you.

Dick Barger

I have consistently worked out now for 15 years, but started training with Scott about 5 months ago. The changes I have seen in myself in just these 5 months well surpasses any change that I have seen in all the years of doing cardio and weight training at the gym. I have seen a drastic improvement in my overall toning and muscle definition, but more importantly in my strength, endurance and flexibility. As a mother of two, I never thought my body was capable of being this “in-shape” again! The workouts are always different and always a challenge, yet adapted to your own personal capabilities. SOS is by far the best fitness program I have EVER been a part of.

Kelly Stenger

Critical Care RN

I’ve been competing in international Brazilian Jujitsu competitions all over the world for the past 10 years. Scott’s systematic approach to training has taken me to the next level. With problematic disc issues but still wanting to compete at the highest levels, Scott has my back feeling like 8 years ago and the strength gains I’ve made in just over a month are amazing! I’ve been around a lot of personal trainers and have no hesitation to call Scott’s knowledge and expertise world class. He knows what it takes to get to the top as he has been there himself.

Jay Nance

Jujitsu Black Belt

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