I was voted by the members of Team LP Fitness as the winner of the ‘GET FIT’ Makeover Challenge. I learned through this journey that becoming healthy and fit was not something that would happen overnight and that with hard work, good eating habits, a positive support community and a personal positive attitude to never give up and continue to move forward no matter the road block that might come before me, would pay off. And it has paid off big time in so many ways!
Working out with Coach LP and being surrounded with the positive upbeat staff and members at Team LP Fitness Playground has helped in encouraging and motivating me to stick with the process of staying healthy and fit. When I am feeling like I need some motivation, they always come through for me – even if it is just a “You can do it, Vertis” on a Facebook post! I am now ENERGIZED – for LIFE!! THANK YOU To the AWESOME and SUPPORTIVE community of Team LP Fitness Playground and Coach LP.
Heading into the 9th grade, I was heavy at 200 lbs and not feeling good or believing in myself. Making the high school basketball team after already being cut from the middle school basketball team a year earlier, was not looking good.
I met LP and he changed my life. His positive and encouraging attitude towards health and fitness made me love exercising and motivated me to WANT to get fit. His style of coaching is unique and you never know what your going to get at the next workout.
Thanks LP you’re the man!
I was introduced to LP by my daughter Ali and I started taking a few personal training sessions with LP and found how motivating he could be. I moved to small group sessions a few times a week and started to see results.
I had never done any kind of class like this before. I had a fear of looking dumb in some kind of choreographed “jazzercise” class. Ali insisted it was nothing like that, so I gave it a shot. Needless to say, my fears were groundless, the classes are awesome!
In the past I had experimented with the success and failure of several fad diets, all claiming to be of the ‘latest and greatest’. I learned those don’t work. What did work for me was good healthy clean eating and committed to a regular routine of hard working exercise. I am a member at Team LP Fitness with regular weekly intense workouts as part of my routine. It feels great being at the ‘Fitness Playground’ with LP and all the supportive members! It’s motivating, it’s contagious and it is THE place to be!!! Love it!
I walked into Team LP Fitness Playground for the first time in February 2011 and after 1 year of committed exercise and making healthy nutrition a ‘lifestyle’, I feel amazing and look like a totally different person! I have lost over 68 lbs and gained the best feeling in the world – CONFIDENCE!
I could not have done this with out LP’s exciting enthusiasm and positive inspiration towards fitness. For the 1st time in my life I have the physical strength to uphold my career as an electrical contractor.
My friend Tabitha told me of an old friend she knew could help me, but ONLY if I was dedicated, committed and willing to work hard. She gave me LP’s number and the next day I went in to find out what this Team LP Fitness Playground was all about.
Thanks to LP, my weight went from 170 down to 125! There is not enough appreciation or thanks in this world for LP. He changed my life and I don’t know where I would be right now if it wasn’t for him!!
Best place to workout overall, period! Great staff, great equipment, super clean, and more importantly a great community. LP has created an atmosphere where you know you can get what you need to improve yourself physically and be a part of people who support you on that journey. Go in not sure you are up to it, would rather go home and hit the couch, but leave feeling energized knowing it was the right choice.
the team at the fitness playground bring to me inspiration and drive they push me each and every day to be a best and better me all while approaching it w a "were all in this together", mentality! Lp has been the greatest mentor my teen daughter could
ask for and the "type of coach i need" trainer for myself! i love the atmosphere and vibe they have w/in the staff and community they have w the members! the workouts are kickass and always different they really push me and i mean
push! i truly
love Team Lp Fitness Playground and i will always thank them from my heart for bettering my family
I have spent my life in gyms and I must say that this one is tops! The trainers are the best and the equipment is fun ( playground 😉 and varied! I never stopped working out over the years, but when I joined this gym a few years ago, I began to feel stronger in every area -- arms, shoulders, back, legs, abs 🙂 The group fitness classes offer a great variety and by the end of every week, I have been pleasantly "worked over"!!! It is such a positive and encouraging environment and great way to either start your day or end it! 5 stars without any hesitation
What an amazing place filled with motivated, fun and supportive people! Their equipment is unlike any "gym" I've been to and I'm excited to workout and get healthy now! Great job LP creating something different in a sea of gyms - your daughter lace really is a fitness playground!
You know those gym memberships you buy, then you get bored and you stop going? You will never get bored here. No two workouts are the same. I have followed LP since the early 90's and there is NO BETTER Fitness coach in town. You walk in feeling like $100, and leave feeling like a million bucks! (That's his famous line) but it's true! It is a judgement free zone, and it's safe. If you are worried, and you are a woman, there are classes for women only!
It's motivating working out with others who help inspire one another.
From the very first group class I took, over 5 years ago, I was hooked! It had everything I was looking for...cardio, strength and a challenge! What I would find out as I continued was that our coach, LP (only him at the time) was the real deal! Motivating us every day. Now, we have more amazing, hard working, loyal trainers teaching multiple classes every day of the week! No excuses not to work out!! What makes this place extra special is the people you are surrounded by...staff and clients. You really become part of this crazy gym family!
Five Stars all the way around when it comes to Team LP Fitness! My husband and I have been members for the past 6 years along with our 2 teenage daughters. We will not go anywhere else as Team LP
Fitness has everything and more you want in a fitness facility!
Top notch and well educated fitness trainers
State of the art equipment for all fitness levels
Equipment is always clean and functioning to its full capacity
Personable and caring staff
Challenging classes for all fitness levels
Sport specific training equipment
MyZone heart rate belt training
Super motivating and energetic trainers
Great for injury rehabilitation
Variety of equipment and classes for ages 14-100!
Nutrition and positive life coaching
And the list goes on and on....!!!!!!
I have been a member of Team LP Fitness Playground for 12 years. So.etimes I can't even believe it's been that long. I'm older, but feel the best I ever have in my life. I love the Playground.....the friendship, acceptance, the energy, the coaches, the challenges of the workouts make me want to get up each morning & get in there. I would highly, highly recommend this place. It's definitely my happy place. I always feel better both emotionally & physically after each visit. Get on in there!
BEST FITNESS CENTER AROUND! Coach LP and his amazing group of trainers are seriously the best of the best. I became a member over a year ago and work out at the playground 2-3 times a week. In addition, I take at least 1 class per week with either Coach LP or Coach Jackie in the mornings at 6 am. I just tried the 8:15 am Saturday Class and was able to be coached by Tyler and Waheed-- loved the circuit training! LP and his team have created a friendly, energetic, inspirational, encouraging, non-pretentious fitness center that is approachable for all. Thank you, LP, for sharing your passion of health and fitness with us!
Update to my review posted in Feb:
10 months in and still standing
I go to the "playground" 4 to 5 times a week. Usually the 6am weekday class and Sat or Sun.
Weekday classes taught by Coach LP or Coach Jacquie. No two classes are the same, which helps to ensure you don't get bored. You get out of the classes what you put into them It's a very supportive environment, coaches and participants always give encouragement to each other. I consider the 6am crew my workout "family" and that's the extra "push" I need to get my body out of bed at 5am
My only regret is not starting earlier in life
Give the Playground a shot!
Ps: shout out to Coach Waheed, Coach Tyler and the "flying squirrel" -- the Young Bulls --
By Far the best gym I have ever been to. Coach LP and the coaching staff are the best. The way I feel when I am there and the way I feel when I leave are beyond anything I can fully explain. A truly caring staff. Always get a great workout. The community of people are amazing! You can count on getting exactly what you want at the playground. I recommend checking out this place if you haven't. The energy and the vibe are something else. No judgements just love and passion for fitness and health. I have been going to the playground for over 2 years now and there is no looking back. If I'm feeling down I go to the playground and it all washes away. Melt the Fat and wash away the negative emotions. It is my fitness family. So much encouragement. The workouts always change and it's always a challenge. They will motivate you and change a workout based on your needs. You get what you put in. So come check it out. You will not be sorry.
I don't even know where to start. This place is hands down my refuge to escape the craziness from my outside life. LP and his team are some of the most dedicated trainers I have ever encountered from start to finish. It is an environment full of positive encouragement and support to achieve all of your personal goals. Since starting at LP Fitness waking up at 5:30AM has become the best part of my day and I can finally do a push up!
I am beyond thankful to Coach LP and Team!
It's been about 3 months now and as promised, I'm writing an updated review.
With the exception of a few weeks where I had various nasty colds/flu, I've been coming here pretty consistently over this time.
I could tell you how I've gained muscle definition and already lost some weight, etc. and that is true but exercising well and consistently just about anywhere is going to give you that. What IS unique is that for the first time ever, I can truly say going to the gym has become a very important part of my life.
Team LP Studio Fitness Playground offers so much encouragement, inspiration, and variation that on days that I don't get to the gym, I feel a void. My day is always better after getting a workout in at the playground- even if I only have 25 minutes to squeeze in.
I've been a member of about 10 gyms from Pismo Beach to Healdsburg over the years and have worked with a handful of trainers and I have never been this motivated to lead a healthy, more active lifestyle.
The "invisible" benefits have been significant already, too. My energy level has improved, I can keep up with my 3 year old better, I sleep better.
All in all- it's only been a short while and Team LP Studio Fitness Playground has improved my quality of life. I'm so grateful.
The only gym I've ever kept going to...
You know how you get a membership with high hopes and eventually just pay to remind yourself you should go? That is NOT the case at Team LP Fitness. I've been a member for several years, and I'm still going!
No matter what your fitness level, you are welcome here. The positive support you'll receive is like no other. The classes fuel you with energy to come back for more.
Whether or not you do the classes, the whole place is set up so it's easy to do your own thing or the super staff will give you some ideas so you can get in and get it done.
I'm the strongest I've ever been in my life, and I'm in my 40's.
Go on... give it a try!
Oh my! Where do I begin!? This is the most amazing and life changing "gym" you'll ever go to. I walked into the fitness playground not knowing what to expect and left a completely different person. Not only does LP have the best, most creative workouts but he has created a support group that means even more! You are never alone in the fitness journey if you join at Team LP Fitness! I know this from personal experience, LP helped me lose 40+ pounds, but gain an awareness of who I am as a person and who I want to be! I gained such an insane passion for health and fitness and wanted to change peoples lives the way LP changed mine. He lit a fire in me I didn't know existed! I now consider myself a very confident, happy, beautiful, outgoing, smart, ATHLETE, words I never could use to describe myself before I I walked into the fitness playground, and for that I am forever thankful for LP and everything he does for his fitness family! I HIGHLY recommend team LP fitness!
One of the most fun gyms I've ever belonged to. Was sad when I moved and had to end my membership. You can tell that the owner has real passion for helping people meet their fitness goals. Very positive and welcoming.
The group classes are intense and you get an excellent workout in a quick hour. Also learn how to use all the fun equipment they have. If you're bored of very traditional gyms or looking to get back into shape I highly recommend Team LP.
It's been almost a year since I joined LP fitness playground, and I honestly couldn't picture my life without it. I don't think I would be where I am today if it wasn't for LP and his fitness playground. The constant encouragement from not only LP, but the members of LP is so positive and uplifting, I never want to leave! He has helped my attitude, believing in myself, and never giving up, no matter what the struggle is. It's not about the membership to him, it's about each individual. Every day is a different workout, a different challenge, it never gets old! If you are looking for a life changing place, come to the fitness playground, and I guarantee you will not be disappointed! I am so happy I joined LP fitness, the best decision I've made!
Over the past 20 years, I have been a member at numerous gyms throughout Santa Rosa and I have to say that none of them come close to this place. Team LP Studio Fitness Playground goes above & beyond in so many ways.
Let's start with the playground itself. There is a piece of equipment for every single muscle in your body that comes with careful instruction from either one of LP's amazing team members or from LP himself. They make sure you are safe and successful. It is impeccably clean and organized, equipment is maintained on regular basis and any repairs that are needed are done amazingly fast. LP is always introducing new and exciting fitness toys and the classes are NEVER "routine".
The members there are amazing!!!!! Friendly, supportive, and encouraging. They are there to have fun, get fit and give it all they got. There's no gossiping or annoying pick ups here. We leave the cell phones in the car and come ready to kick butt.
The staff are all equally amazing. they are always polite and happy to see you. They always have time to help you go over a machine or answer any questions you may have. You will never see them flipping through a magazine or scrolling through Facebook, they are always engaged in their job.
Last but definitely least, there is the owner LP. His energy is amazing. He has the utmost passion for every member. He knows everyone by name, says hello to everyone walking in and goodbye to everyone walking out. His classes are never routine and are always challenging. He knows what you are capable of and he will push you to give it all you got. This is so much more than a job to him, this is passion at it's finest.
I joined LP a little over a year ago, at 44 I weighed 204lbs. LP pushed me, held me accountable, didn't give into my BS excuses, and when I disappeared for a couple of days he would text or FB me and say hey lets go. I dropped 40 lbs and got down to 163. Unfortunately for me, I stopped working out all together and slowly the weight started coming back. I went straight back to LP because this is the only place where I know I will get the results I want,
Team LP Fitness Playground is different from any other workout facility in Sonoma County.
It starts at the top!
LP has a passion to help better people's daily lives & to build community.
LP lives, breathes, dreams of ways to improve the quality of life for each of us!
There is ALWAYS positive, motivating energy that is felt when you walk in, are greeted by your name..you will soon have a smile on your face!
LP & his staff are helpful, friendly, knowledgeable & are WILLING to do what it takes to help make the most of your time & experience.
The place is ALWAYS spotless, the machines are top of the line & everything is always organized, clean & ready for use!
The members of LP's Studio are friendly, kind & motivating individuals too.
I feel we are not just clients to LP...
We are his part of his growing family!
But the funny thing...we ALL like & want to help each other! 🙂
I've been a member at Team LP Fitness going on 3 years now. That is the longest membership I have kept at any gym around the area and here's why...
LP, who is the owner is one of the most positive, inspiring & motivational person I have ever met! Belonging to a gym that has an owner that is on site is a much different experience than say a place like 24hr fitness. He cares immensely about all of his members & staff. Always willing to help you with any machine, or new exercises that you would like to try. His gym offers machines that you won't see in any other gym and he's always getting new equipment arrivals and is quick to get any machine that may break, fixed! He also offers kick butt group fitness classes that are sure to get you feeling your best!
Last, have you ever been to a gym where you would feel comfortable eating off the floor? Well, LP keeps his gym spotless!! The staff is always disinfecting the equipment. From wiping down medicine balls to vacuuming, the place is always clean! If you are looking to switch gyms, check this place out!
I LOVE LP Studio Fitness Playground!! LP's Fitness Center is one of a kind and LP cares and takes care of his clients, always making you feel welcome and promises the most AWESOME class workouts I've ever experienced! LP is a Master Motivator and Lifestyle Coach promoting health in mind, body & spirit. If you are tired of the same old gym experience and ready for a real challenge, try LP's workouts! This place changes lives!!
Love LP and his ACEO's. My husband and I have been working out at the Playground for over 3 years and we are in the best shape of our lives (both of us turned 48 this year). LP is the most amazing person - he is not in it for ratings - he is in it to make you the best you can be both physically and mentally. Great equipment, crazy hard (fun) classes and fantastic people! If you join you must want to make a change with your personal workout regime - exercise, eat clean and have a positive attitude! Hard work outs make for great results - this is the place to do it!
Team LP Fitness and LP have changed the lives of myself and my son. LP was kind enough to take on my 13 year old son who was so out of shape that he didn't make the basketball team in middle school. Not only did he change him physically so that he was able to start on the Varsity basketball team but he also took the time to mentor him but to also be a positive male role model for a boy who's father is not in his life much. That's just LP himself but then you factor in the training center too and you have an amazing combination of an owner who truly lives what he preaches and offers a place for serious fitness minded folks to get the best workout in the most efficient way. Have you ever been into a fitness center where the owner and employees greet you by first name and the other members acknowledge you and support you in your journey? This is what you will find at Team LP Fitness. Thanks LP, you're the best!
At the age of 60, I looked at my family history of heart disease, my weight and my cholesterol level and realized "it's now or never." Stopped by the Fitness Playground and LP invited me to a class the next morning. Whooped my butt, that class did. But, 9 months later I entered the first athletic competition in my life and came in 2nd in my age group for Mud Man 2013. Better yet, 18 months later my doc says I have only a 2% chance of having a heart incident in the next 10 YEARS. Woot!
I hate gyms, but the space Lawrence Phillips has created is unlike any gym I have ever experienced before. It is ridiculously clean. It is filled with interesting, cutting edge equipment that LP is always switching out and adding to. It is also filled with an almost shocking level of comaraderie, smiles and support from everyone. Take a class and you will be warmly encouraged to do your best - whatever your best might be at that point in time.
There is no gratuitous grunting, pectoral posturing or bootie brandishing at The Playground -- just a lot of regular folk in all shapes and sizes having fun and working hard to be as healthy as they can be.
Did I mention it was clean?
LP's is such a great place to workout! So many positive things about this place - the set up of the gym, the location (don't have to compete for parking), the machines/equipment, the price, the atmosphere, the CLEANLINESS, the people, etc. It is a place where "everyone knows your name" and you are treated as a friend immediately upon entering. I have never taken the classes, but those I know who do love them. LP is very supportive and motivating. I never feel judged by anyone there or insecure when I'm working out, which sounds silly but is refreshing when compared to other gyms like 24 Fitness. So happy to have found it!
Love, love love this gym!
LP (aka Lawrence Phillips) is a master motivator and will get anyone moving. This is NOT a big fitness mill and LP proudly offers plenty of individualized attention. His classes (highly recommended) offer variety and challenge...it's never the same workout twice, so there is absolutely no reason to get bored. His clientele are dedicated LP fans and are all positive, respectful and supportive, just like LP and staff.
Do something really good for your head, body, for the people in your life or for the people you'd like to have in your life and check this place out.
Prepare for positive changes!
ALWAYS EXPECT the UNEXPECTED as no one group fitness class is ever the same!
Basic 1 year Membership $89. per month. Group Fitness Memberships Start at $139. per month. *Sonoma County Residents Only