"Our workouts with Terry keeps us young and strong. We have fun while we are training and to aging we say, So Long!"
Arlene McNeil - Ferndale
"359 Fit literally changed my life. Terry and Diane's knowledge of nutrition and proper weight training gave us a gift that we'll have for the rest of our lives."
"Working with Terry is mnore than just having a trainer. I feel like he's more of a coach of encouraging me, breaking down my walls of denial. He does it withpositive reinforcement focusing on my strengths not my weaknesses. This is all in one type of training that other trainers dont provide"
"Working out isn't easy...that's why many people don't do it. Terry at 359 Fit provides motivation in a non-stress, friendly atmosphere. I'm thankful to him for making me stronger, reversing my osteoporosis and for his continued fitness guidance."
Terry is efficient and effective. His training took my program to a whole new level. His positive energy is infectious and inspiring. He makes training fun!
My health and well being were on a serious decline for several years before joining 359 Fit. This is a no-nonsense gym that gets results. Owner/Trainer Terry Ulch is a ten-time body building champion. He is an expert in both weight training and nutrition. Terry is up-beat and highly motivated. His enthusiasm is contagious and inspiring. He customizes a different training program for each client, taking into account each client's strengths and weaknesses. Since I started working out with Terry, I have decreased my body weight by thirty pounds and doubled the weight I can lift. I am more fit now than I have been in the last decade, and I owe it all to 359 Fit.
I have been training at 359 FIT since I retired. That was almost 3 years ago. Thanks to Terry’s guidance (perhaps persistence), I’m a fit and toned 67-year-old female. Who knew someone of my vintage could have defined biceps and a flat belly? What I like about 359 FIT is that the clients are real people of all ages, not a creepy group of muscle heads kissing their own biceps while staring at themselves in the mirror. The environment here is friendly and non-intimidating. Terry provides an honest assessment of where you are and where you could go. Each client’s program is customized for his or her needs and goals. If you’re willing to do the work, you will get results. I have been a pharmacist for over 40 years. I have always believed that it is better to maintain your health than to constantly engage in damage control. Maintaining a healthy weight, eating responsibly, weight training, and a little cardio can eliminate many health issues. A picture speaks a thousand words. Check out the pictures of Diane and Terry on this website to see the benefits of weight training and eating right. Terry has been the right trainer for my journey to optimal fitness. Diane is my holistic health kindred spirit. She understands the brain-body connection and the importance of a healthy diet. I will keep training at 359 FIT as long as Terry and Diane are willing to put up with me
Nancy Terry is the trainer everyone needs. He is fun, upbeat and positive and knows how to motivate his clients, customizing each workout based on their goals. I had a torn rotator cuff from a fall and he tailored my workout sessions for 9 months to accommodate for the injury and bring my strength back to that area. He carefully monitors all movements during weight training to insure correct form and avoid injury. Terry truly cares about his clients and wants nothing more than to share his knowledge and help us slow the aging process as he and Diane have done. My strength training motivated my husband and now he is hooked on 359 Fit. We can’t thank Terry enough for helping us to stay young, fit and strong!
Article By: Malissa Martin
BODYBUILDER AND PERSONAL TRAINER TERRY ULCH says 70 is the new 40! Terry and his wife Diane own fitness studio 359 Fit on Livernois in Ferndale. The Ulches are devoted to being physically active and living a healthy lifestyle. Terry recently published his first book, “America More Than Average Income.” The book is approximately 150 pages, and is not the aver-age fitness book. “America More Than Average Income” is about working on your body as well as your mind. The book is broken into four parts, for different age groups, with a very special ending. The first quarter of the book is for 12 to 70-year -olds, and begins by Terry explaining that anyone can make $100,000 a year even without a traditional education. The second quarter of the book focuses on 12 to 18-year-olds, and Terry shares how important school is, having the best habits to present to a future employer, and how to get by in the working world without an education. In the third quarter, which is for 18 to 50-year-olds, Terry gives tips on how to outwork every-one in the workplace, and how to get the attention you deserve. He also shares tips on saving money, and paying bills on time. The fourth quarter of the book is for 50 to 70-year-olds living in their golden years. Terry ex-plains how life is still filled with opportunities to make money, and how to safeguard yourself from catastrophic problems in your later years. The last part of the book is about experiential events that happen in people’s lives and how to handle them. Terry conversed and consulted with Dr. Ted Naman of Ferndale’s Epic Medical for this particular section of the book. “America More Than Average Income” should be available for purchase on Amazon by now. Terry hopes that his book will not only educate people, but inspire them to get involved in physical activities; especially people over 50-years-old. The aging process is something that happens to everyone. However, there is a way to slow down its onset, and that is to live a healthy lifestyle, according to Terry and Diane. This includes exercising, getting enough rest at night, and maintaining a balanced diet. “Let me give you a staggering number out of the Mayo Clinic: Seventy per cent of all death-related diseases are preventable,” Terry quotes. The Ulches urge people to not wait for bad health signs to start being physically active. “You lose ten per cent of your muscle each decade of your life. You’re losing so much muscle mass and your fat muscle proportion is changing. So in order to maintain the muscle mass you’re God-given when you’re young, you have to work harder,” Diane says. The aging process is inevitable, but there’s a way to be healthy and strong in later years too. “You’re aging right now, and everything goes on a decline. If you come into this gym now, ten years from now you’ll be more fit and stronger than you are today,” Terry says. Terry says opening the gym has been a dream come true. “I love it. I love every person here. Most of my people have been with me five or more years. I have people who have been with me for 12 years,” Terry says. Diane says its Terry and the atmosphere of the 359 Fit that keep people coming back. “When you get older and you start getting out of shape, some people get a little intimidated to go into one of the big clubs. Everybody’s wearing little outfits and jumping around, and that’s not it over here. This is about serious workouts, and people don’t worry about that. There’s a huge comfort in that as well,” Diane explains. Terry trains one-on-one with clients for one hour; motivating and educating them on improving the body from the inside out. A little more than half Terry’s clients are women and 88% are over 50. He says “they’re the easiest. They want to lose weight, almost all, but they like the appearance. They also understand the aging process and they’re 50. They’re right in the middle of that aging process,” Terry says. Terry turns 70 on July 6, and says he’s considering entering another bodybuilding contest since he can now enter the age 70 category. Competitions or not, Terry and Diane say they will always engage in some type of physical activity, live healthy, and reap its benefits.
Justin Gray - Ferndale
"359 Fit is a great place to work out! Terry's positive attitude, knowledge and drive helped me turn my fitness goals into a reality"
"I have been seeing Terry, the trainer at 359fit for a year and a half. I have added 2" onto my arms and legs and dropped 20 pounds. Terry is like no other trainer, he watches you like a hawk to make sure your form is good and you don't get hurt. Something I don't see other trainers doing. He records your progress each time and has an incredible knowledge of the human body and nutrition. He's also a fun guy, so the hour of my training goes by fast. I can't say enough good things about this place. I am 49 and am in the best shape I have been in since 30, I am 2 times stronger than I was a year and a half ago"
"Terry is the kind of trainer everyone needs. He does not only take a professional interest in you, but he's personally concerned about your health, eating habits, and even the spoil dog you have. (LOL) He makes you feel like family and he ensures you get a good workout...a much needed one."
Ive been working out with Terry for over two years now. I was never particularly interested in strength training, but I'm a believer now! Ive lost over 30 pounds and I'm the strongest I have ever been in my life. Terry is incredibly knowledgeable and through him I have learned to work out safely with good posture and get great results. I love coming to 365FIT, I never miss a session, they are so fun and i always feel good when I'm done. Terry is an excellent trainer and a warm and respectful person. I can't imagine my life without 359FIT!
I started a fitness/diet plan (this includes quitting smoking) several years ago. I was fortunate to have been introduced to Terry about 2 years ago, and since then I became a client. Terry has not only been a great mentor but he also believes in what he teaches and he inspires me to do what it takes to push myself to the max. He has taken me to a whole new level of fitness that I never reached before. He's been instrumental into guiding me to become better. I have since started to take my health and fitness seriously. In addition to my weight training with Terry, I also started running to boost cardio and love the positive energy and the mental clarity it gives me. In addition to the strength training, cardio training and diet, and I just completed my first 1/2 Marathon. I'm so proud to be one of Terry's clients. In addition to call him a friend. Thank you Terry for all that you doo.
Sheri Cleveland After questioning my friends as to how they suddenly, over the winter, became major hunks, they said “Come with us,” and took me to 359 FIT to meet Terry Ulch. That was 7 years ago, 30 lbs ago and a lifestyle change ago. I am happy with how I look, how I move, and my increased body strength. I’m hooked till the end! Thanks, Terry!
Keith Chartrau "Working with Terry on my fitness goals was one of the best decisions I have made. I'm in better shape at 55 than I was at 40. Terry not only thoroughly understands the science of personal training, he also understands the science of motivation. Terry teaches you how to work out the correct way...then helps you stay motivated so that you work out consistently. If you are interested in making a positive change regarding your personal fitness, I highly recommend using Terry's talent to reach your goals."