What Our Clients Say About Us


"Breakthrough Fitness is a wonderful place with state-of-the-art equipment and some of the friendliest and most positive trainers around. Tim Rogers and his group are truly experts in the SuperSlow® technique, which has been a great help with my back and shoulder problems. I highly recommend them!"
-Ron Larson, Realtor, age 44


"I have noticed changes very quickly in my body--stronger, more toned, clothes fitting better! The training is excellent and tailored to my needs."
-Sara Byrnes, age 53


"I always thought weight training was for jocks! I never thought I would enjoy weight training as much as I do. 30 minutes of hard work and you're done. The results are quick! (For those of us who are impatient.) I look forward to my workout with Madeleine. She is great support."
-Mona O. age 46


"Breakthrough Fitness is truly the best strength-training facility north of San Francisco! It is clean, has all of the most up-to-date equipment and is an extremely comfortable and friendly facility. I have been strength training for 40 years and have been with Breakthrough since opening. My trainer, Jake Peri, is very professional...continually explaining SuperSlow as he encourages you to excel in a regimen that is tailored to you."
-Bonnie McCann

"I feel stronger and my posture is improving weekly. Now that I am in my 40's, I am able to truly enjoy the exercise process. I've never felt as toned as I do now."
-Wendy Waterman, age 41


"I was skeptical at first-but in a short period of time I became a believer in the system. My trainer has helped me become a female powerhouse!"
-Jean Barbieri, age 59


"I've only just begun. Wonderful initial results, great people, comfortable place, tremendous atmosphere. A pleasure to work with my trainer."
-Bob B, Accountant, Age 60


"No workout has ever worked until I was introduced to Breakthrough. Not only has it worked, but the trainers are exceptionally personable and the machines are comfortable. I would be (out of shape) if it weren't for my trainer and the Breakthrough crew!"
-Jeremy John, Program Counselor, Age 27


"I really love coming here and maintaining my weight (low now, thanks to you!) and strength. Everyone here is wonderful and supportive."
-Susan Hirtz


"Since I have started training here at Breakthrough Fitness, I have seen myself become much more healthy. My trainer has become a close friend while motivating me to push harder and be better allowing me to be the person I never thought I could be!"
-Kari Hauge, Age 16


June 2011 Costco Article on SuperSlow (Click To Read)



Mia J.

Santa Rosa, CA


Breakthrough Fitness is great.  Last year, at the age of 67, I walked across England without a problem and it was because of the core strength I developed in my time with Breakthrough.  Jake is my personal trainer and he could not be better: a personal fitness program developed for me, consistent professional training  experience and "tough Love" when I need it.  It is a small, but very well-equipped gym.  I recommend this gym to my friends and neighbors in Santa Rosa.



Laura D.

Santa Rosa, CA

I still Love this place and the workout is life altering...I might say life saving! A half hour a week could change your life too. So grateful to have found this place.


This is a wonderful gym! My trainer is obviously well educated, encouraging, and wise! She has worked with me for several years now to help me become stronger than I've ever been! I'm nearly 60 and wasn't in very good shape when I started! Now I feel wonderful. Breakthrough Fitness has made my life better! The equipment is clean and well cared for. Everyone there is motivated to help you get stronger! My husband has been going there even longer than I have. His trainer also makes him work Hard! I see her work with lots of different people, finding their best! I don't know who we would be without Breakthrough Fitness. Old maybe? This gym is a jewel! There is also a fantastic Feldenkrais teacher who has a class there on Tuesdays at 10:45. I love this class. Did you know you can re-educate your nervous system to better function? Lots going on there. And the owners are wonderful people too! 



Rick C.

Sonoma, CA


Breakthrough Fitness is my salvation. I am a 68 year old male that feels and looks at least 10 years younger after being trained by Cathy for the last 18 months. The owners keep this gym in tip top shape with all of the state of the art equipment. I recommend this gym to everyone, in fact my 96 year old father-in- law has been going to this gym for over 20 years. Thank you Tim, Suzanne and the rest of your fabulous staff.



Joan A.

Guerneville, CA


My son and daughter-in-law gave me a gift certificate to Breakthrough Fitness last year for Mother's Day and I am still a member today.  My personal trainer, Ryan, is professional, perceptive and motivating!  I SuperSlow strength train  for 30 minutes a week; it's compact and effective.  The facility, equipment, staff, and management are first-class.



Greg M.

Santa Rosa, CA


Breakthrough is a great gym to achieve results!  It's not the big commercial style gym and the trainers give you their undivided attention to help you achieve your goals.  I've worked with both Madeleine and Tim as well as on my own and the super-slow methodology works great. 

You'd do well to give Breakthrough a try!



Hank T.

Santa Rosa, CA


I have been a member of Breakthrough Fitness for two years.  I like it a lot.  It has been perfect for me as a way to add weight training to my exercise program.  The trainers are very friendly and knowledgeable and I have found the slow burn method they teach to be very helpful.  I worked with trainers at Breakthrough  for some time to learn the technique and machine settings and have worked out on my own since then.  The gym is never too crowded and the trainers are always willing to help out if you run into a problem or have a question.  Overall, this is the kind of place that makes it easy to keep to a regular exercise program.  I am very happy with Breakthrough Fitness and really recommend it.



Justin P.

Santa Rosa, CA


If you are looking for top notch training, positive & friendly staff, and excellent equipment in a welcoming atmosphere, this is the place for you. I'm treated like family and have learned a ton about living a healthier lifestyle while getting stronger and leaner each week. I've lost 30 lbs and two waist sizes to prove it. The folks at BreakThrough are encouraging & professional making it always a great place to escape and get a workout in. I have found SuperSlow training to be a perfect match for me. The workouts are short yet extremely effective and even helped eliminate some joint pain I was having. If you haven't been successful elsewhere, give BreakThrough a try. It worked for me!



Tommy T.

Santa Rosa, CA


I've been going to Breakthrough for nearly four years and it fits my style.  Trainers are knowledgeable and friendly.  Atmosphere is quiet... no pounding music or 24 hour cable news tvs.  Never crowded, almost never wait for a machine. Superslow workout is about fitness, not working up a sweat.  Clientele almost universally 45-75 years old, so not a place for young people to meet other young people.



Sean D.

Santa Rosa, CA


I've been working out here for several years and Tim and the rest of the gang are absolutely tops. Knowledgeable trainers, reasonable prices, great location, well-maintained equipment...You can't go wrong with Breakthrough. This is definitely a quality experience and your time here will be efficient and focused.. it's not your typical gym experience replete with roid freaks, people jogging on treadmills watching CNN, and other such scenery.. At BTF you'll be training in a quiet environment that is conducive to focusing on your training and getting it done quickly and efficiently, which is exactly what I want.



Bonnie M.

Santa Rosa, CA


Breakthrough Fitness is truly the best strength-training facility north of San Francisco! It is clean, has all of the most up-to-date-equipment and is an extremely comfortable and friendly facility. I have been strength training for 40 years and have been with Breakthrough since opening. My trainer is very professional...continually explaining SuperSlow as he encourages me to excel in a regimen that is tailored to me.