Shaina

I began training with Sonja in the winter of 2012, about nine months after my wedding. Three months before I started training with Sonja, I had a flare up from an old knee injury, and began experiencing constant hip and knee pain. I was unable to go jogging (one of my favorite pastimes) or participate in many of the other fitness activities I had enjoyed in the months leading up to my wedding. I became unmotivated to work out because I experienced pain when I tried, and I was feeling pretty low. Sonja’s personalized approach to fitness was a refreshing change from other trainers I had worked with in the past. By catering her training techniques to my personal limitations and expectations, she guided me through innovative exercises to target major muscle groups and shift the focus away from my pain. Through a series of personal training sessions including strength and cardio training, and Pilates reformer workouts, I gained valuable core strength, rebuilt muscle, toned, and improved my body in ways I never thought possible. Three years later, I am back to jogging 3-4 times a week, and I have never felt better! Sonja helped to shift my perspective on fitness, and inspired me to get back to living healthier, with a happier outlook on life!