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Sophia is absolutely the BEST!! She is totally dedicated to helping you with your own personal fitness and training needs and with her guidance, you will surpass even your own expectations. She provides encouragement, motivation, lots of variety in routines, fun doing it (!) and expects you to work hard. I have been working with her for more than a year already, and she has changed my life.Nov 14, 2018
Sophia was an excellent personal trainer. She always kept me motivated, treated me professionally and showed genuine interest in my progress. She made sure to diversify our routines to make them fun and doable and always accommodated to my schedule. Besides being knowledgeable about the exercises and the science behind them, Sophia helped me identify exercises to help me achieve my specific goals. She helped me stay positive and made sure I learned everything properly so that I could continue with her routines once our time together ended. I REALLY recommend her as a trainer!! Thank you for everything, Sophia!Sep 13, 2017
Sophia was my Personal Trainer from September through May, and she was a tremendous help to me. She was always professional, competent, and patient - a pleasure to work with. She knew when to prod me to try harder and when to add the right level of encouragement. My health improved; my diabetes numbers improved; my outlook on working out improved. In the relatively brief time that I knew her, Sophia made a qualitative difference in my life. I wish I could move to Washington to continue working with her!Jun 27, 2017
Sophia is the best trainer I’ve had. She’s professional, responsive, reliable, and flexible to accommodate my work schedule. Before I started working with her, I had back pain and dreaded working out. She identified the cause of my back problems, and working out with her has basically eliminated my back pain and made me look forward to working out. Importantly, the techniques she teaches are proper to avoid injury and maximize strength, and she will listen to me and modify the technique if I am not feeling it where I should be. I am always impressed with the solutions she comes up with! She is both calm and encouraging. Sophia never makes me feel self-conscious but still motivates me to work out harder. Sophia uses an app-based program where she assigns workouts even on days when we don’t meet and sets goals for and tracks my nutrition and step count to keep me accountable and help me achieve my goals. With her, I lost 10 lbs. in 7 weeks, even over the holidays and extensive work and personal travel. She tailors every workout to my needs, even assigning me workouts that I can do from hotel rooms while traveling, and she checks in on the app to give me encouragement and ensure that the workouts and nutrition goals are working out for me. I also appreciate that she continues her own self-improvement by reading scientific literature and attending conferences and trainings, the knowledge from which she will incorporate into our workouts. It makes me confident that her guidance is science-based rather than fad-driven. I can’t say enough good things about my experience with Sophia, for whom I am very grateful!Mar 25, 2020Rehabilitative Exercise & Weight Loss Specialist's reply
Thank you so much for your honest and detailed review! I'm looking forward to continuing working with you!
I decided to sign up for a Tough Mudder obstacle course to celebrate turning 70, even though I wasn’t in great shape and had 2 knee replacements and a torn shoulder labrum that limited my mobility. Then 6 months out, I had a cycling accident where I fractured my radius, tore a ligament in my wrist and couldn’t work out for a month. My quest was seeming pretty futile, but about that time, I started working with Sophia. In just about 5 months, she was able to get me ready for the race, to the point where I didn’t just finish the course, but actually found most of the obstacles to be pretty easy. Sophia is extremely dedicated to helping her clients achieve their goals. I’ve used many trainers in the past and none has come close to her breadth of knowledge. Her nursing background gives her a detailed understanding of anatomy and body mechanics that she uses to design exercise variations that are very effective, but also safe, for older folks like me. Her ability to tailor my training program to make solid gains without aggravating my injuries or causing new ones is unparalleled. I regard Sophia as more of a “Healthy Lifestyle Coach” than just a trainer. I have very poor posture from working on a computer for many years, so she designed a program that is actually improving my posture. She has also greatly helped my breathing mechanics and advised me on a number of diet and lifestyle issues. Best personal coach ever!Feb 5, 2020Rehabilitative Exercise & Weight Loss Specialist's reply
Thanks Tom. Looking forward to continuing to work together!
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Pricing plans are based only on a month to month commitment and are calculated on a four (4) session (1 time per week), eight (8) session (2 times per week), or twelve (12) session (3 times per week) basis. This means that over the course of a year, you are actually getting a FREE month (4, 8 or 12 sessions) in that year’s time. Plans are paid monthly and you’ll be automatically renewed each month for as long as you wish. 1 session per week plan with $88/session 2 sessions per week plan with $80/session 3 sessions per week plan with $75/session
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I offer free 30 minute phone and video consultations for each potential client. This includes a pre-exercise health risk assessment, reviewing past medical history, listening to your requirements, discussing goals, identifying comfort levels, and evaluation of current fitness levels. There will be optimal time for questions and discussion of schedule, as well as different programming options.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I received my Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Boston College in 2017. While at BC, I became a certified Personal Trainer and worked with university faculty and staff developing wellness plans, leading exercise sessions and creating fitness routines. Additionally, I was a member of the Boston College Cheerleading team and interned at Peak Performance Physical Therapy in Arlington, MA. I obtained my Weight Management Specialist certification in 2017 and my Medical Exercise Specialist certification in 2019, both through the American Council on Exercise I am a practicing Registered Nurse in Washington, D.C. working with patients undergoing surgeries that include joint replacement, spinal fusion, wound healing, and amputation. I have provided fitness services in the DC Metropolitan area for over two years, and have over 4 years of experience working with individuals who seek to improve their health.