Success Stories From Our Clients
About four months ago I started researching personal trainers online. I had never worked with a personal trainer before and wasn’t even sure if I was going to like it or if I could even afford one but I knew I had to make a change. One thing was for sure; I didn’t want a trainer who was the “hard core boot camp” type of trainer. I’ve always been overweight and wanted a trainer who wasn’t going to judge me and who could teach me how to exercise properly. I found Melanie’s website and really liked her approach to fitness and the package deals make it very affordable, so I scheduled a consultation. From the moment I met her I knew I had made the right decision. Melanie is so passionate about helping people achieve their goals and it shows through the energy and enthusiasm she brings to every session. Her easy going friendly personality creates a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. She makes each workout challenging but more importantly fun. I appreciate that she takes the time to teach you the correct form with each exercise so you know what muscles or what part of your body is being worked. She motivates me to push myself every time!! I’ve finally stopped beating myself up for failing one weight loss attempt after another. She has taught me to take one meal at a time one day at a time. I’ve lost thirty pounds and am down two pant sizes but the most important thing for me isn’t a number but just feeling comfortable in my clothes but more importantly in my own skin. Melanie thank you for being my biggest cheerleader along my journey!!
Andrea M. - Haverhill, MA
Melanie is very motivating, informative and most of all, non-intimidating! Finally! I have all 3 factors to set me up for weight loss/strength training success, especially for a complete fitness novice! I thought I might be a hopeless case at the start (very busy, not self-motivated at all and have a hard time carving out time for myself), but now I can see that i can do much, much more than I gave myself credit for. I am so looking forward to seeing what else Melanie can help me achieve! Onto victory!
Jill C. - Boxford, MA
I have been training with Melanie since June, 2014, and it has been an amazing experience! I am a former collegiate athlete who wanted to learn how to stay fit and more toned for my brother's wedding back in September. I have never gone to a personal trainer, so I wasn't sure what to expect in the beginning. I am truly very lucky to have met Melanie. She took the time to listen to my story and understand what my goals are. She caters every workout to your needs and level, which makes it very personal. She definitely gives me kick butt workouts and they are never the same. This makes it fun to workout because it is not your boring workout routine that you have to motivate yourself to do everyday. She keeps you motivated, and I have always gotten a great workout! If you are looking for a trainer who takes the time to get to know you and caters every workout just to you, then Melanie is your girl! She is awesome, and I would recommend her to anyone!!! 5 Stars!
Cat D. - Ipswich, MA
I have been working with Mel for a little over three months, this woman is fabulous! I am a former two sport college athlete who got off track after being on the depo shot for about a year and a half. I had gained 30lbs and was having very little success getting back in shape. I found Mel through thumbtack and am so happy I reached out her to. She knew exactly what I was going through and exactly what to do you get me back in shape. She does an awesome job tailoring the workouts to your needs and experience level, and not to mention she is a phenomenal motivator. If your in the market for a personal trainer who will get you to your goals and keep you coming back for more look no further!!
Katie H. - Seabrook,NH
Melanie makes me want to succeed!
Meeting Melanie is one of the best things that has ever happened to me! I initially had some reservations about personal training in someone’s home because I thought I would also need a gym membership for the days in between. I was completely wrong. Melanie teaches you so many exercises that you can do in your own home without a gym membership. I love not having to go to a crowded gym and Melanie’s time is completely focused on me and my individual needs. She is very creative with the workouts and each training session is different due to the wide variety of equipment she has available. The hour flies by. I used to dread going to the gym, but now I honestly look forward to each training session. She’s the best!
Heather S. - Groveland, MA
At the time of this review I have been to see Melanie 6 times over the past month. When I decided to hire a personal trainer I was apprehensive, terrified and not really sure I even wanted to do it. I hate exercising. Let me repeat that. I HATE EXERCISING. Melanie immediately calmed all of my fears and corrected my preconceived "Hollywood" notions about personal trainers. She is very focused on helping me attain my goals in a way that is best for me. Even though she explains to me the "why" of each exercise she has me do, (which helps me stay focused on the correct form which I LOVE) the best thing Melanie does for me is keep me motivated. She is so very friendly and supportive. She makes me want to succeed even if it is just to see her get excited for me. I just know, no matter how defeated I feel once Melanie is smiling for me I will be to get though whatever it is she is asking me to do. She is the perfect personal cheerleader. Her excitement is infectious and she is the reason that after just a month I am starting to work out at home under my own motivation since she keeps me accountable, because I send her a text message when I have done stuff on my own, which keeps me going. Then we get to smile and be excited together. No matter what is going on around me or how many people are not eating right, exercising at all or are sensitive to my desire to change my lifestyle, I have Melanie in my camp so I am not alone anymore. I am very glad that I found her.
Shari D. - Danvers, MA
I wish I'd met Melanie years ago! I just have a total aversion to "workouts" and I think I'm allergic to gyms and health clubs! But, Melanie is so easy to work with. It's like having a friend come over and chit chat for an hour. But, you really are getting that dreaded workout done. Then I can go walk which is what I love to do. Mel showed me how to make it part of my fitness plan. Pacing myself instead of just strolling along. And keeping a record of how far and fast I'm walking. Thanks Melanie!
Rose B. - Salem, NH
She teaches you so you understand!
I met Melanie at a really low point, through a neighbor on my street. I had spent months recovering from an infected spinal disc which put me in the hospital and required months of physical therapy. When I was ready to move on to workouts that would help me regain the strength in my back, I started working out with Melanie and although it's a work-in-progress, it's made all the difference to have a cheerleader on the team!
Susana W. - Boxford, MA
I knew immediately that Melanie was the trainer for me! I had been going to a gym which can be impersonal & intimidating. She welcomed me into her home, and the equipment she has there is impressive! Her true understanding of the body and how it works is apparent in the thoughtfulness of her training. She is endlessly encouraging & seems to find a way to motivate you - even on your WORST day when you do NOT feel like doing it! (anyone been there?!) Melanie genuinely cares about you as a client and as a person and goes above and beyond to be sure you are reaching your fitness goals - safely and effectively.
Melanie's personality is kind-hearted and easy going, but tough when you need it, positive yet realistic, and ALWAYS motivating and energizing! She acts as an excellent role model with her own health and fitness level. Training with Melanie has been the best thing I do for myself!
Nancy D. - Haverhill, MA
She is warm, friendly and teaches so that you understand exactly what you should be doing and why. Michelle
Michelle P. - Haverhill, MA
Melanie is perfect! She knows just how hard to push me so that it is challenging without being beyond my level. Highly recommend, plus she makes it fun!
Janet S. - Groveland, MA
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