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When looking for a personal trainer, it struck me exactly how hard it is to find quality in any service. Most people are bad at most things, and people that take their work seriously are rare. I signed up for some classes with a trainer at my gym. Paid a reasonable amount. Got terrible advice and hurt myself. The trainer was probably trying his best but just didn't have the experience or knowledge to help me learn correctly. I was afraid to make a more serious financial commitment with no guarantee that I'd get better results... but I tried out ELIN, and I'm glad I did. I got a phone call from Elin and was immediately impressed with his knowledge and his ability to communicate effectively about critical aspects of getting in shape. It was clear this was a no-bs trainer that was interested in actually providing training rather than tricking me into paying an exorbitant price and then phoning it in. I began sessions with a trainer named Kris. Kris had the body to indicate that he knows how to work out, but that isn't always enough. You have to be an effective teacher as well. It turns out Kris has an excellent eye for form and was able to explain, over the course of our sessions, specific issues with my body that needed to be addressed. He found exercises that addressed those issues, and if I had difficulty with that exercise, he found a new one that worked better. He strikes an excellent balance between fixing form and letting you get on with the workout, neither constantly interrupting you nor letting you do useless reps. He was also able to explain and demonstrate over time the importance of the less glamorous parts of the workout, such as stretching and SMR, which all of us "know" are important but which we never really accept as crucial. In short, all of my expectations for hiring a professional trainer were met. These guys don't screw around. If you're serious, hire ELIN.
Coach Lynn helps me in my career transition, as well as she designed my CV, trained me for interviews and enhanced my communication skills. I am convinced that she is awesome Executive Life Coach. All of my meetings and interactions with her were highly informative, helpful and I was able to gain more confidence to accomplish my goals. Coach Lynn was incredibly effective throughout my job search. Amazingly, within the month of our interactions I was able to get an excellent job. Moreover, new avenues for my career development have opened with her efforts. I am very satisfied with career coaching from Coach Lynn Johnson. She is highly experienced, insightful and professional in her work. I greatly value all the advice, training and other services that she provides to me. I will definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a job or better career.
Mrs. Grazette worked with me on the AP United Sates Government and Politics test. Throughout my time with her, she not only changed my attitude and perspective towards the AP test, but she broadened my overall understanding of the discipline as a whole. She provided extra materials and opportunities for studying and learning outside of what the course offered. This was definitely helpful to my understanding of both the test and the course. Her ability to evaluate where students are in terms of understanding the material, and then knowing how to prepare from that judgement is great. The ability to better understand the content as well as gain test taking strategies supplied confidence and leverage among other students. In conclusion, her expertise in the subject matter made preparation extensive, yet well worth the time and effort.
My experience with Dr. Dorsey was second to none. She was very professional and knowledgeable in the areas she assisted me in. The direction and influence she provided was instrumental in helping me complete my doctoral coursework objectives and program. She kept me focused and motivated from start to finish.
Thank you, Dr. D. You are one in a billion.
Little background: I am a mother of a two and a half year old. I've always struggled with my weight and have always tried to exercise on and off for years. I had managed to lose a good deal of weight (through stress, lol), but then got pregnant right away. After a lot of struggling to lose weight and feeling pretty miserable, I finally decided to find a personal trainer. I've been working with Liz for about 6 months now. While I still have a ways to go, Liz has helped me achieve goals I didn't think were possible. For the first time in my life, I can run on a treadmill without feeling like I'm going to die, I can do push ups, I can do so much more than I thought. Even better, for the first time in my life, I feel pretty good about myself/my body. Liz is extremely encouraging and motivating, without being too peppy or too rough and tough. She really makes an effort to individualize the workouts and change things up. I've never been bored and I have NEVER left thinking 'Well that was pretty easy' each and every time I'm amazed at how challenging (yet doable) the workout was. And at the times I can't make it, I love that she follows up and gives me workout ideas to do from home. I can honestly and happily say that if you are looking for a trainer, Liz is the way to go!
I saw Zeynep for five months on issues such as work life balance and mentoring and coaching mothers. This was also the first time for me that I saw a life coach and I was positively impressed on how much it helped me. Zeyneps approach is to help you apply your natural strengths and values in new ways, as well as helping you identify your most important areas for growth. After identifying what is most important to you, Zeynep helped guide me through positive change by developing a clear and measurable plan for thriving. She will coach you to apply the science of happiness and fulfillment to your own life. Our sessions were very practical. Zeynep helps you connect to your inner self and inner wisdom. You will develop your life purpose statement, and the list of your top values, which will help you make authentic decisions long after you have competed the sessions. She is a certified life coach, and has special expertise in mentoring and coaching mothers, Work life balance, motivation for new mothers who struggle to adjust to new life and responsibilities, mentoring and coaching woman on health, priorities in life, nutrition, intercultural and cross cultural coaching and mentoring people with financial struggles, and putting them back on track. Taking the time to work with Zeynep as a life coach has made a remarkable difference in my life. She helped me see the bigger picture of what is important in my life by having me engage in activities that would explore my needs and desires. Since then, I've moved on to a more fulfilling activities. It's a great experience to have someone looking out for your best interests and guiding you in the right direction. I highly recommend to work with her if you struggle with one or more of the issues mentioned above. I guarantee you that meeting with her will also have a positively impact on your life. Thank you Zeynep!
Stuart has worked with me as a math tutor for a couple of months dating back to late 2013 and continues to do so. He has helped me not only advance my knowledge in math but has taught me valuable information on how the mind works. As a result, I feel ready to tackle anything that might come my way, including math. Stuart has been very passionate when working with me and has been everything I hoped for and more! We face many different people and deal with many situations throughout the course of our day. These different encounters might bring stress to our lives that can remain subliminally in your mind for some time after. Stuart has done an amazing job helping me tone my mind to be balanced and less stressed and as a result I am a happier person.
“When I began working with Maria Elena I was skeptical about the coaching process. I thought I would give it a try since I had tried everything else and my life was unmanageable. I was stressed beyond words and my career was stuck and going nowhere. I had no idea what to do next or how to manage my stress. Maria Elena was amazing. She made me see myself in a new way. She gave me hope and the motivation to take the next step. Her faith in me and her patience where really powerful and life affirming. I don’t know where I would be without her persistence and the guidance she gave me. Her insightful questions always made me see that she really listened and got me. I would recommend her to anyone ready to change and even those who are afraid of change, like I was. Thanks Maria Elena for your help and support.” Gary H.
Working with Point of Discovery equipped me with the tools needed to manage my stress as well as increase my quality of life by way of my health. Kimberly helped me understand that my health was more than just physical and I am forever grateful.
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