Category: Clients

March 2015 Member of the Month: Stephen Phillimore

After 7 years of working from home, sitting in front of a computer 8 to 12 hours per day and watching myself get more and more out of shape, I decided that I needed to do something about it.  Oh yeah, over that period of time we had talked about going to the gym and even purchased home gym equipment that soon became something to hang your coat on when you came in from the garage.  We toured a gym or 2 trying to decide if that would work for us or not.   In October 2013 I joined Body Renew in Eagle River.  Initially it was so there were no more excuses and I would make the time to get out of the house, go to the gym and workout.  I also decided that if I was going to do this I needed someone to get me going, give me some direction, and motivate me.  I signed up for a personal trainer.   Chris has been exactly what I needed to get me going and keep me moving forward.   Initially I had a goal of losing 20-25 pounds and just getting in better  physical shape but wasn’t real sure if it was going to work out.  Chris has provided the encouragement and support I needed to keep going and take control of my life and personal fitness again.  Not only does he provide the physical training and the exercises I need, but he also provides suggestions on improving my overall diet and my overall health.  Under Chris’s guidance I did the Advocare 24 Day Challenge and was able to push through my plateau and reach my weight loss goal.   After 10 months I have exceeded my initial goal for weight loss, completely changed my outlook on nutrition and overall feel better than I have in years.

February 2015 Member of the Month: Tim Fortin

Looking at the pictures, that’s when I really notice the difference. I have lost weight, gained muscle, and accomplished speed and endurance that I haven’t seen in years. It is more than just an external change. I am confident, motivated and determined. It feels good and honestly I attribute many of these changes to hard work, determination and Body Renew. The trainers here have pushed me and helped me reach my daily workout. The support is unmatched and that is the difference why I have been successful at becoming healthier this time. My lifestyle change has had a ripple effect. I have an 11-month-old daughter and she is benefitting from having a dad who has the energy to chase and keep up with her. She often accompanies me to the gym and loves playing with the wonderful childcare ladies. The staff at Body Renew has helped change my life and there aren’t words to describe how thankful and grateful I am. I have set personal and professional goals for myself and and now have the tools to reach them.

January 2015 Member of the Month: Laci Jones

In August 2012 I realized it was time to make a change and start working out to become healthier. I signed up for Body Renew to work with a trainer and keep me motivated and driven to lose weight. At first I was a little discouraged and was not seeing results like I thought that I would be. Soon after the first month the weight began coming off, I started feeling better when seeing the results and was ready to kick butt. I was working full time, going to school not being able to eat right or make it to the gym. After working out with Whitney, setting a good meal plan counting my calories right as well that was enough motivation to get back on the horse. I started at 236 lbs and by December I was down to 219 lbs. Just in those few months that was a big change for me to finally start feeling good like I had overcome a hurdle, that feeling of a few pounds off made a difference. I felt confident, healthy, happy and determined. As time went on the weight kept coming off, but of course there is always a set back. I think had it not been for my driven trainer to motivate me , I do not think I would have made it this far. Whitney has shown me determination and dedication get you there, not saying NO, but always saying I can, I will and I am going too. There are no words for my appreciation for the she has given me to be where I am now at this weight and still losing. I am now 179.8 lbs and plan to compete in a figure competition October 2015, lean , strong and weighing 145 lbs. Thank you Body Renew, Thank you Whitney for not giving up on me, but helping me to achieve my goal weight.

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!

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