I started working out with Amalia about 3 months ago, after hearing from a few friends and acquaintances that she and Pattie could change your life (who wouldn't be curious about that?).
Although I was in the habit of doing a cardio workout four or five times a week, I was feeling sluggish and not very fit when I decided to meet with Amalia. I was also intimidated by the thought of weight training, since I had tried it a few times before and had never had a good experience or really learned how to do it correctly.
After my first two sessions with Amalia, however, I could tell that this experience would be different; I quickly became less nervous and more comfortable due to her patience, encouragement and wonderful personality.
Not only is she incredibly knowledgeable about everything to do with fitness and nutrition, but she has the ability to communicate about these topics in such a way that I've already learned a lot, and have never felt silly for asking her rudimentary questions or for struggling to do exercises that would be like baby steps for her.
After three months of working out with Amalia twice a week, I can see a clear difference in my body and in my energy level. I no longer dread going to the gym, but actually look forward to it. Even if I'm having a bad day, it's good therapy to get in a good workout and hang out with a delightful person.
It's difficult to describe all the ways in which Amalia is a wonderful trainer. She truly cares about the people with whom she works, can encourage and push just the right amount, and is very dedicated to helping her clients achieve their goals.
My intention of working out with her for just 12 sessions has disappeared. This is not because she hasn't taught me to be independent at the gym; in fact, when I told her I wanted to learn enough to work out independently, she worked with me toward that goal. It's because I learn something new every time I see her, love the results that I have seen because of working with her, and truly enjoy training with her. Thanks, Amalia!*