I’m so proud of those I’ve been able to assist in “living their best life now!”
First up, I interview one of my personal training and weight loss clients who has completed my program. We worked together both in-person and online.
Kathy L., age 64, has graduated from my Transformation Program into Maintenance, having CRUSHED her goals! She came to me because she was having trouble sticking to a healthy diet and regular exercise on her own. She had hoped to lose 10 pounds, but today she’s almost to the 20-pound mark and has lost over 32 inches! Most importantly, she feels great and has a lot more energy to keep up with her toddler granddaughter.
I asked her the following questions about her experiences on my program.
What were the reservations you had before we started working together?
I didn’t really believe I could be successful. I had failed or given up many times prior to this. Always thought “older” women could not lose weight.
What were your top two goals when you started?
Lose 10 pounds; incorporate strength training into exercise routine and exercise five days a week.
What are your achievements training with me thus far?
- Lost 17 pounds without feeling deprived or on a diet
- Lost over 32 inches! I had never measured before.
- Dropped in clothes size
- Look and feel better
- More energy
- Cholesterol dropped 30 points
- Feel I have the framework to continue a healthy lifestyle
“Michelle gave me the tools I needed to make some needed lifestyle changes. While I’d exercised semi-regularly, I was of the mindset “no pain, no gain” and often had knee injuries. Michelle makes sure you are safe! I was amazed that I could get fit without doing boot camps and workouts so hard you dread doing them. You don’t have to leave your house. She gives you many alternatives to try — walking, biking, etc.
I discovered you can’t out-exercise a bad diet. She coaches you on how to eat healthier and always provides positive encouragement!” – Kathy
What senior fitness class participants say…
“You have inspired me to be the best person I can be: physically and mentally. I feel so much better after your class even on days I didn’t want to attend. You’ve given us so much good advice and tips.” – Janet, 73
“Your class has helped me by giving me energy and motivation to exercise. I look forward to walking and dancing.” – Anita, 70
“Your class is wonderful! Thanks! I especially enjoy the great variety you add to the various exercises. Your choice of music makes it fun. I look forward to coming to the class. I feel energized after the class” – Mary, 75
“You have helped me MOVE in my retirement! Not only move, but I love the wind-down music and movements probably the most. At times, that part of the class is almost spiritual. I appreciate all the time and effort you bring to planning your classes.” – Louise, 65
“Love this class, all the music you use during the class. It is so much fun. I know you put a lot of your time in all you do.” – Betty, 67
“Your class has helped my stamina and energy. Your exercises are not too overbearing for my age. I like the variety of moves you teach.” – Jerry, 81
“It keeps me moving for at least a short time each week. It is interesting and enjoyable. It is good for me!” – Gladys, 78
“[Your class has helped me] maintain a healthy weight to lower A1C. As a retiree as of August 1st, the class has helped me mentally and physically.” – Betsy, 66
“I truly enjoy your classes. You always make our classes fun to exercise.” – Kay, 69
“Enjoy the music most of all! Feels good to start the day with exercise. You are patient and creative with the routines.” – Patsy, 67
“I have enjoyed your class this year. Good workout each week. Enjoy trying out new exercises each week. Have fun in your classes – you are so upbeat!” – Sarah, 71
“You have a great attitude which is great for us. You are an encourager. Therefore, it is fun to come to your class. Your exercise choices are always healthy.” – Debbie, 70
“Enjoy the dance routines. The stretches have improved my flexibility. Good for reducing stress. You are a great motivator!” – Doris, 65
“It is a great way to start the day – I feel limbered up and energized. Really appreciate your excellent instructions and cheerful attitude. Thanks so much! – Shelly, 65
“You have helped with my energy and help me to keep a positive outlook. Thank you so very much!” – Alice, 65
What arthritis exercise class participants say…
“This class helps my range of motion in my shoulders, a big problem for me. But it doesn’t over-do me. The class respects my limits and what I can do. It’s just challenging enough, just the right amount for a 70-year-old. I can sleep better now, with less pain in my neck and shoulders. And I look forward to it for social reasons — it’s fun! When you exercise alone, you don’t follow through as much. This class keeps you on track.” – Doris
“When you move your muscles, you get relief and it helps you be more limber and active. I’ve really enjoyed it. I feel like it’s bringing me back alive again! I also love the people coming together. The fellowship makes everyone feel so much better. A lot of them live alone. With the class, we get to socialize and improve our health, and that’s important for a longer life.” – Geraldine
“I look forward to the interaction with other participants, and it got me back into working my neck and upper body where I have problems. It’s easier to do this with a class than alone. The cardio has helped my coordination, and has helped loosen up my hips. I also like that the workout is ‘adjustable’ for what’s good for you.” – Annie
“I am four months out of knee replacement, and this class has helped my balance and flexibility. I love being with everyone and having fun, and it’s done a lot for my mobility. It’s made a big difference. I truly enjoy it, because I won’t do it on my own!” – Rosa
“I have arthritis in my leg, but I liked that you covered the full body. And it’s nice to be with others. I also liked the pace, that you can go at your own pace and do what feels good.” – Betsy
“I have arthritis real bad, especially in my left arm. The exercises helped a lot. I like how you kept the class going — it went by fast! I also enjoyed meeting others.” – Yancey
“I enjoyed everything about this class. It helped my neck, I haven’t had to go to urgent care in a while. My body is full of arthritis. And it gives me something to do, to get out of the house. And my knee and leg feel better too. I loved the cardio the best. I really enjoyed it!” – Gwen
“I wasn’t sure how I’d do. But you made it so fun and easy. I love the music, and variety. And I’ve made some wonderful new friends.”
“I have osteoarthritis. The doctor gave me exercises to do at home, but I was just doing arms and legs. I wasn’t doing leaning and bending until this class. Now I am also walking three times a week. I would recommend this class to anyone.” – Calvin
Contact me today and let’s get started on YOUR success story!