Category: Clients

December 2014 Member of the Month: Crystal Imperato

Trainer Testimonial: Crystal was one of my very first clients and I have been working with her for about a year and a half now and she has always worked hard and she has always done very well. Crystal lost a lot of weight when she first started with me from working out hard, but never took her nutrition seriously, so she plateaued and went a while without losing any weight. We constantly talked about the importance of nutrition and exercise and how they have be utilized together in a weight loss program. It took a while to get there but she finally told me one day that she was ready to change her diet. Since she changed her diet, her progress has been amazing!! She has broken her plateau, she reached her goal of weighing under 200 and she is still losing!!! I am very proud of her for finally making that big step and realizing what it takes to reach her goals and I know she is only going to keep losing and never stop being healthy.

November 2014 Member of the Month: Terestia Flores

Terestia: I consider working with Alexa a serendipitous match. When I started my weight loss journey it was all about getting healthy and physically fit. But as I reached goal after goal things changed. I discovered that there was more to be achieved. This journey then became about personal development, about growing physically, mentally and spiritually. Alexa understands me, my goals and has supported me every step of the way. I continue to learn and do things physically that I never thought I could do. I’m looking forward to growing and expanding more. There is no end, it’s a continuous improvement of self. Alexa: Since I have worked with Teresita, I have learned so much about growing together and sharing experiences for a better quality of life. She is truly an inspiration for anyone who knows her story. Her determination, motivation, and positive attitude are definitely contagious! I’ve seen her overcome leaps and bounds, reach many different goals, and strive to be a better person both inside and out. If I end up having a daughter someday, I would be more than grateful if she grows up to be even half the woman that Teresita is today. Keep up the amazing work!

October 2014 Member of the Month: Lisa Michelson

  Fitness has not always been a part of my life. When I embarked on a fitness path in the past I often found it frustrating and Member of the Month - Alaska - Oct14difficult to stick to a program. Many years ago as a young mother of two, I found that my commitment to fitness was diminishing. I always felt active as I kept up with the kids and advanced in my career, but in 2010 at 3000 feet above my home town of Palmer, I truly felt the weight of my unbalance lifestyle catching up with me. I had persevered through an emotionally and physically treacherous hike up Lazy Mountain. As I summited the not so lazy mountain I found a new perspective on my life. I was 44, the same age my mother was when she passed away, and I saw very clearly how my poor health was keeping me from enjoying life to the fullest. That day I made the decision to take control. I knew I wanted to change, I also knew I needed help to change. I found the support I was looking for through the personal training program at Body Renew. Training at Body Renew was different from other programs I had done before. I actually enjoyed what I was doing! I liked the challenge working with a trainer presented, and over time I found a social network at the gym. My journey through fitness is still not without its frustrations, however through hard work, a commitment to nutrition, and the support of my family, friends and my trainer, I am now seeing the results I have been looking for. Although I have not yet reached to my ultimate fitness goals, I truly feel amazing! Fitness was not always part of my past, but it will now always be a part of my future.

July 2014 Member of the Month: Lucia Orozco

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December 2013 I was heavier than I have ever been. Going out to eat at least 4 to 5 days a week after work, on the weekends and an occasional beer with no activity in my life was just slowing me down. Having two kids, working part time and being a full time college student, were just excuses to not get out and get fit. Alaska Club, Planet Fitness, and Body Renew tags all dangle side by side to my keys, but only one of those I do not regret paying monthly fees for, and it was for Body Renew. I was always a bit skeptical about signing up for yet another gym but there was just something about Body Renew that kept my curiosity going; results, testimonies and rock hard bodies. I told myself that enough was enough, and that there was no reason for how big I was getting. It wasn’t until my first 8 pounds shed that kept me motivated. Melanie pushed me harder than what I thought my limit was and I kept pushing harder and harder from that point on. She called me and texted me on the days that I did not want to go in. If I called in due to “soreness” or plain laziness, she would try to reschedule me that same day at a later time, or that same week so that I did not lose my session. Dedication, want, need, and results, was all that I needed to keep me going. Not to mention all of the awesome support I’ve received from the Body Renew staff. They kept me going too, by showing me their level of proudness; encouragement was a huge plus, especially coming from staff members. 41 pounds later, I am mentally and physically stronger and healthier. My success story will only continue to grow from this point on.

June 2014 Member of the Month: Shirlee Bulard

Member of the Month - Alaska - JuneI joined Body Renew in September 2013 and decided to sign up with a trainer after realizing I couldn’t maintain my fitness on my own. I set goals for myself and wanted to lose weight, gain muscle, strength, and learn how to eat clean. I had no idea how far I could actually push myself, nor did I ever think I would achieve doing things like squats, overhead squats, handstands, burpees or box jumps. 6 months ago I would have laughed if someone told me to do things like this, I never thought it was possible. While being trained by Jonathan, he has motivated me, and taught me invaluable things that I can take with me in my own fitness endeavors.

My husband and family couldn’t be happier with the way I look, and I am totally and extremely pleased with the experience and outcome that I’ve had at Body Renew and with Jonathan. I love doing High Intensity Exercise and my goals have extended higher this summer than ever. I plan on competing in a Bodybuilding Comp in Phoenix, Arizona and continuing to elevate my fitness level.

With the support and help of my family, friends, and trainer I’m in better shape now than I was in College. I am extremely happy and look forward to more hard training. Thank you.

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