Success Stories


{NEW} Anne

“I’m a mom of two and wanted a change. A change to be healthier, but not starve myself. That’s when I met Leslie Ann and she changed my life forever. Working with Leslie Ann – doing her workouts, using her recipes, and being a member of her online community – is the only thing that has worked for me and has kept the weight off. My entire family has made the lifestyle change, too! Life is great and I feel great! And I can’t what to see what’s in store for the rest of this year! The picture (below) on the left was taken Memorial Day 2013. The picture on the right was taken today, June 30, 2014.”

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My favorite thing about the photo on the right: she looks so confident – and a little sassy! Rocking that two piece swim suit and celebrating her new body! And look at those shoulders!

 

{NEW} Tammy

Tammy was diagnosed with fibromyalgia about 10 years ago.

Her doctors prescribed pain meds for her fibromyalgia, but guess what worked better than pills?  Regular exercise and eating real food!  She is treating her disease with MOVEMENT – and it’s working.  Initially, I was concerned about training someone with fibromyalgia, but Tammy is one of the hardest working and most capable women I work with. She can do 90% of the exercises I plan for her, and we make modifications for the rest.   She has also added Les Mills BODYFLOW® classes in addition to our 2x a week training sessions.  I am SO proud of her!

“I wore a dress to work today for the first time in 3 years because I felt I looked so fat.  The girls in my office wanted to take a photo of me, so I put together this before and after to share with you (below).  I want to thank you for teaching and inspiring me to feel great about myself again.”

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And this, a few weeks later from Tammy:

“Just left my doctor’s office.  I’ve lost 10 pounds, and my blood pressure and resting heart rate have both gone down.  My A1C (sugar) and cholesterol improved as well.  My doctor was very excited that I was exercising and eating healthy!”

 Abby

I asked Abby to share a more in-depth testimonial after receiving this awesome Facebook message from her:

“I have lost 5 lbs (I’m only 5’1 so its a big deal!) and I am wearing pants today that used to be too tight but now are quite comfy. I’m nowhere near the groove I want to be in as far as fat loss friendly eating but happy to be making progress! so THANK YOU!”

“I met with Leslie Ann after reading the Metabolic Effect book because I wanted to know more about eating for fat loss and had lots of questions. She was extremely patient and helpful, and immediately put me on the right path toward a fat loss friendly lifestyle.

Leslie Ann’s Facebook group is a fantastic forum for questions, tips, learning, and motivation. The group provides a sense of community for sharing successes and failures along the fat loss journey. One of my favorite things about Leslie Ann’s coaching is that she urges us to adapt the ME lifestyle to our individual tendencies and encourages grace with mistakes. Not having to beat myself up or rigidly follow a plan made a big difference for me.

This is the first time I have ever found a sustainable way of eating that yields results and doesn’t leave me feeling at all deprived. I am eating food that I truly enjoy. I’ve gotten so questions from people want to know what I am doing! :)  I’ve learned how and why processed foods are not fat loss friendly and that fresh REAL food makes so much more sense. I would highly recommend Leslie Ann for nutrition/fat loss coaching!”

Caroline

“I first met Leslie Ann a little over two years ago when I started taking her group fitness classes at Gold’s Gym.  At the time, I was in a total slump with my workout routine.  I dreaded going to the gym to slave away on the elliptical machine for 45 minutes, only to feel that I was maintaining my weight and not improving my overall fitness.  I began taking BodyPump classes and, after quickly becoming hooked, I also started taking Leslie Ann’s BodyCombat and CXWorx classes.  I started to feel stronger and fitter and, best of all, I actually looked forward to going to the gym!  The reason I loved group fitness classes (and still do!) is, without a doubt, because Leslie Ann is an amazing instructor.  She brings tons of energy to every class is such a great motivator!

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“After a year and half of loyally taking Leslie Ann’s classes and seeing great results, she was the only person I trusted to get me into tip-top shape for my wedding in October, so I signed up for several months of personal training with her.  Leslie Ann listened to my goals and created fun, challenging workouts to help me reach them.  She pushed me to work hard and encouraged me to accomplish things I never thought possible (like 100 push-ups on my toes during one workout!).  Leslie Ann worked with me on form and technique to ensure I was maximizing the benefits of the workouts and staying injury-free.  Outside of the gym, Leslie Ann was a great resource for healthy tips on eating and lifestyle.  She encouraged me to eat a clean diet and get plenty of sleep – things that are super important for fat loss.  Thanks to Leslie Ann, when my wedding day arrived, I was in the best shape of my life and felt fantastic.

“I would wholeheartedly recommend Leslie Ann as a trainer for anyone who wants to get in shape.  She is truly passionate about fitness, clean eating, and an overall healthy lifestyle – both in her own life and in helping others achieve their goals.”

Danna

“On Weight Watchers, it took me from June 2011 to the end of September 2011 to lose 7 pounds.  It was difficult, and I was hungry most of the time.  After the first month, I started faltering and began exceeding my points per day multiple times each week – which is why it took me 4 months to lose only 7 pounds!  Then, as Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s came and went, I stopped counting my points.  In January 2012, I weighed myself again for the first time in months, and I had gained all 7 pounds back.  Incredibly disheartening.  Then, I met you.  In our initial consultation, you told me about The M.E. Diet and your thoughts about Weight Watchers.  The next day I ordered the book on my Kindle, read it, and immediately started following its eating guidelines.  Within approx. 2 weeks, I had lost the 7 pounds and I WAS NOT HUNGRY while following the plan!!!!!!!!!  I’m pumped and so excited to see the additional changes in my body in a few months from now!”

Johanna

“I want to thank you for A. Just being awesome and B. for helping me readjust my viewpoint on food, and just how to live an overall healthy lifestyle in general.

“Before working with you, I would get down on myself every time I ate something ‘bad’ and feel like I had failed on some level. But you have helped me realize its not about failing or messing up or falling off the proverbial bandwagon. It’s about feeling good and treating my body how it should be treated and being concious of what I’m putting in to it and what it does (or doesn’t do) for the body. For all of that I am truly grateful. You are awesome at what you do and have made a huge impact in my life!

“You better believe I follow your Facebook page and blog for health tid bits! I am still loving the paleo blueberry muffins and the pumpkin protein pancakes were a hit w my brother!”

Kylie

“I just found myself listening to a friend beat herself up over her dinner choices tonight and replied with some LAQ advice: don’t beat yourself up and make tomorrow a better day! That made me think about how much of an influence you have been on my journey in the past 6+ months. I never have been able to properly thank you! Thank you for changing my attitude on food and working out and making it part of my lifestyle and something I truly enjoy! You have transformed me in more ways than I can count! Thank you!!”

 

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