“I have been working with Tarek for 6 months. I am 60 years old, have a heart condition and have had chronic back pain and stiffness on and off for the past 15 years which resulted from an injury. Because of the heart condition, I have never been able to do aerobics or any strenuous exercises. Tarek individualized a workout program to meet my needs. The initial session consisted of medical and nutritional history. Videos were also taken of my range of motion. Fast forward 6 months. My chronic back pain and stiffness is gone. Range of motion has increased. Videos taken again at 3 and 6 month intervals have shown how far I’ve come in that short of time. Tarek also attends periodic training classes to better his knowledge on ways to make you the best you can be. Whatever age you are or shape you are in, you won’t be disappointed with the results!”

Marcy, January 2020

“I met Tarek through a mutual friend in Royal Oak celebrating a birthday party.  After five minutes of talking with him, I told myself that if I ever wanted to take the giant leap of personal training, it had to be with him.  In June of 2018, I made the decision that I wanted a change in my life and Tarek helped me accomplish that.  I struggled with confidence, my strength, and my overall awareness for taking care of my body.  If you are looking for someone who TRULY CARES about you, your lifestyle, and your future, take my recommendation and contact Tarek.  On a personal note, I commend his loyalty and admiration for his parents, his brother, and his sister.  NBPT is a family; not only is Tarek fantastic at his professional craft, but his integrity and devotion to his family is highly admired.”

Rob, April 2019

“Tarek shattered a prejudice I had on training. I learned a lot about posture, form and lifting the right way for the right reasons. We did circuits, interval training, and strength training. He showed me many different stretches and self massage techniques. While training with Tarek, my pain level went down and my physical and mental quality of life went up. Tarek is extremely knowledgeable and wise beyond his years. He is open minded, honest and innovative. My perception of fitness and health has drastically changed for the better. If you want to be challenged and held accountable, I would highly suggest working with him.”

Anthony, September 2018

“I went to Tarek looking to get my parents into a more productive training routine and ended up also seeking help for myself. I had fallen into a rut at the gym- doing the same boring workouts with poor form and seeing little progress. Tarek focused on helping me build a better foundation for my workouts and brought awareness to how my everyday movements would affect my long-term health. His guidance on proper form and technique allowed me to be more comfortable trying new exercises without fear of injury. Tarek also provided the push I needed to increase my strength and endurance. Although my parents and I are on different fitness levels, Tarek was able to create unique programs for each of us, and I have seen great advances in my parents’ health as well as my own. It’s awesome to experience a personal trainer that can adapt to clients’ individual needs and make significant improvements, no matter their fitness level.”

Katie, May 2017

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Tarek for an amazing year of training. He helped me cross the finish line on my first ever full Ironman. If you’re not familiar with a full Ironman triathlon, it’s a 2.4 mile swim, followed by 112 mile bike ride, followed by a full 26.2 mile marathon. This is a total of 140.6 miles, which has to be finished within 17 hours. I got it done in 14 hours 43 minutes. His functional training was second to none. He helped me in every discipline from swimming to biking to running by strengthening all the muscles to help me become an Ironman today. Of course if you’re just looking to lean up and stay in shape, he’s your man. He is extremely knowledgeable in health and fitness and, whatever your goals are, Tarek can help you. Thank you very much Tarek for all of your knowledge and I’m looking forward to having you help me reach my next goal of completing a full marathon in under 4 hours.”

Fred, October 2016

“Just a shout out to my man, Coach T. It’s been a journey since we started. I was barely able to do the very basic exercises starting off with body weight exercises, and now I am lifting weights that I didn’t think I would ever! I was new to the gym environment when I started with Tarek as my personal trainer. Tarek has made this transition into wanting to go to the gym fun, beneficial, and educational. Tarek is great to work with. He truly knows his stuff and will work with you to ensure your experience is authentic. Number one thing I have benefited from sessions with Tarek is understanding that form is everything. He will work with you to better understand your struggle and help push you past your limit. He is one of the best physical trainers I have ever had. I highly recommend if you are ever questioning if you should go to the gym, but never have and are unsure if the gym is right for you, contact Tarek Makled. You won’t be disappointed. Thanks for all the help and dedication you provide for your clients Coach T!”

Jake, August 2016

“When I met Tarek, my health was not a top priority for me. I never worked out or did anything to live a healthier life. I had horrible back pain and chronic kidney stones and I never had a day when I didn’t feel pain or sick. Since I’ve been working with him, he has taught me better eating habits, which helped me greatly with my kidney stones. He has helped with everything from nutrition to breathing exercises, to my posture. In one month, my posture has improved so much that my back pain virtually disappeared and I’ve never felt better. Working with Tarek for the past year and a half has definitely changed my life and it was the best decision I’ve ever made. He is a great personal trainer and if I wasn’t moving away I would train with him for as long as I could!”

Kelsey, July 2016

“Before I met Tarek, I never really worked out. As I neared 50 years old, and given my sedentary lifestyle, I decided that I needed to focus on my health. I have been with Tarek for almost a year and a half and I am sure that I would not have kept up with working out if not for him. I was initially intimidated about working out; but, Tarek quickly changed my attitude. His focus is not on lifting the most weight, or doing the most reps. It is on doing the exercises correctly, safely and giving your best effort. He focuses on what I want to accomplish and designs workouts to help me achieve those goals. Tarek is constantly changing our workouts to challenge areas where I need help. I have enjoyed Tarek as my trainer and have greatly increased my strength, health and overall attitude. I would highly recommend anyone who is seeking a personal trainer to contact Tarek.”

Steven, May 2016