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Alexa, by Leona S

17 October, 2016 0 comments Leave a comment

Alexa, by Leona S.

 

I have worked with Alexa for several years. Her knowledge of nutrition is vast and her approach is exactly what I need. 

First of all, she doesn’t use that ugly four letter word – diet.  Good nutrition isn’t a short term goal. Instead, Alexa has inspired me to maintain a lifestyle which incorporates a program of regular exercise and good eating habits.

Second, what she suggests isn’t a “one size fits all” plan -- like most diets -- because what’s important to me may not necessarily be important to you.  Rather, she encourages me to make healthy food choices that work for me. 

Third, she has never said, “you can’t eat that ever again” because then she’d be using that other ugly six letter word – denial.  Rather, she helps me to decide whether I really want to eat something, and, if I do, how to include it during my day and, most importantly, how to enjoy it, recognizing that none of us is perfect.  If my daily food journal reflects 80-90% of healthy choices, I’m doing well.    

Finally, Alexa has taught me that losing and maintaining weight is not simply about the amount of calories I consume but also takes into consideration the emotional side of eating.  In other words, her approach to nutrition is a holistic one.  

Gale Wetmore, my first ever personal trainer! by R.H.

03 June, 2014 0 comments Leave a comment

Based on my success with you as my first ever personal trainer, at almost age 66, and my experiences as one of the older baby boomers, I firmly believe that there are many more like me out there who would be similarly thrilled and relieved to become involved in a similar program. I ended up in personal training only because when I did the personal fitness assessment, I was shocked, and frankly scared, at how far out of shape I was, not to mention my deep concern that without help, I would not know how to use all the equipment and might end up going nowhere.

Working with you, I have not only begun to improve my core strength, a concept about which I previously unaware, but also I appreciate your working with me with where I am starting, out of shape, injured knee, etc, identifying muscle groups large and small that need recognition and movement, kind of like physical therapy for all parts of the body. All of this will be so valuable to folks such as I, hoping to live a healthy and active later phase of life. I know I will get there, one step at a time. And I am confident that there are many more out there in situations like to mine, but who similarly have no clue how much they need this type of help and how and where to get it.

Thanks, Gale,  for all your help to date. I'm amazed at the positive difference it is making already.