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7 years in business
39 hires on Thumbtack
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Raudline E.Oct 7, 2018Verified
My 17 year old son and I worked out with Brenda for 4 days in Central Park in early January. It was great. Brenda has an engaging personality- warm and positive- and very knowledgeable. She knew just how far to push us and both my son and I felt like we achieved quite a bit. The next time I am in NYC, I will be in touch. Thanks Brenda!!!Jan 6, 2017Verified
My experience with Brenda has been great! I do not exaggerate when I say that she has changed my life for the better. Brenda is super approachable and has a heart of gold, but she is also extremely knowledgeable and takes her job very seriously. It’s the perfect combination! I reached out to Brenda, because I needed to lose weight in order to fit into my bridesmaid’s dress. Over the course of about two months, I was able to lose more than 20 pounds with her guidance. The dress fit like a glove! The picture is of a different dress I wore soon before and again soon after my trainig sessions. I recommend Brenda if you’re looking for someone who is passionate about helping others achieve their goals, who is knowledgeable about fitness and nutrition, who will answer all of your questions even outside the gym, who will tailor a plan for you that is effective, who will be friendly but will also push you as needed, someone who is working alongside you and not just barking directions at you when you’re working out. It is obvious to me that Brenda cares about her clients and isn’t merely trying to collect a paycheck. I am grateful to have found such a wonderful trainer. Thank you for everything, Brenda!Mar 22, 2018Verified
After training witb Brenda for about 4 months I have noticed significant results. Brenda always makes sure to mix up the workouts and always makes sure I get a full body workout. She pushes me to always make the best of every session. Not only is she a great trainer, but she is punctual, professional and flexible.Mar 6, 2018VerifiedBrenda C.'s reply
Work out regime is fine, however she seems all over the place. She has amazing ideas about getting you in to a great diet or changing habits but doesn't follow up, and has lost details about my weight and other measurements so many times. Honestly she is a nice lady but just a bit all over the place. Greatest thing though is once she starts with you and you move and it is a bit far off for her she will still make the effort to come.Feb 28, 2018VerifiedBrenda C.'s reply
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- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?The first thing would be to have you fill out a PFP (Personal fitness Profile) which is a health and history form. It is important that I know what your goals are, what is your workout experience, and if you have any injuries. After I will have you record a 3 day food journal and I need you to be completely honest and thorough. If you eat a peanut write it down. In my experience most people eat larger quantities then they should. I will also take measurements and pictures. It helps to have quantifiable data. I will put you through a 20 minute workout. In the workout I will see how strong you are and your endurance levels. I like to be thorough. After I get a complete picture of your goals, etc... then I will put together a fitness and nutrition regimen that absolutely help you achieve your goals.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I weighed 235 lbs and I lost approximately 100 lbs in 6 months. It was then that I decided to help others achieve their weight loss goals in a safe and timely manner. I wouldn't recommend losing 100lbs in 6 months like I did. I exercised for three hours a day and kept a very strict diet. If you want to lose anywhere from 5-100 lbs, I'm your gal.
- What types of customers have you worked with?I would like to work with everybody but I usually do not work with anyone who is extremely young. I like my clients to be committed and in my experience most teenagers aren't unless they are athletes. I usually work with women and men who are over 35 years of age, professionals with families who lead extremely busy lives.