total body transformations

Meghan

If anyone is considering a personal trainer, especially brides-to-be, HIRE SONJA! It's hard for me to explain just how great of a person and trainer she is, but I'll try.  

She was instrumental in helping me look and feel my best on my wedding day.  In the five months leading up to my wedding, I knew I wanted a change, both mentally and physically.  I had been overworked for years and was not happy with my appearance.  I was really hesitant about working out because I had never done so and the idea alone intimidated me.  After doing a ton of research online, I found Sonja and decided to give her a try.  It was the best decision I ever made.  Not only did she tailor a program that worked best for me based on my experience level and work schedule, she ended up becoming a great friend of mine.  After my first five sessions with Sonja, I had already seen a change in my mood, sleep patterns and physical appearance.  She gave me an appreciation and desire for a healthy life style that I never had before.  My only regret is that I didn't take before pictures.  Mostly because I never expected to stick with a trainer or for it to be so effective.  After about 15-20 sessions with Sonja, I had lost inches off my body.  I couldn't even believe it.  7 inches off my hips, 3 from my waist and by the time my wedding came around I was down 20 lbs.  I've never felt more beautiful than I did on my wedding day and I owe Sonja so much for that.  

Sadly, Sonja left me for the West Coast, but we still train via Skype because I refuse to workout with anyone else.  If you have the chance to work with her, I highly recommend you do it.  She'll get you the results you want and you'll get the opportunity to work with an incredible human being.  Thanks for changing my life girl!!

Dan

A wake call came to me in November 2015. I weighed in at 217 pounds and was feeling fatigued most of my days. On top of that, I was diagnosed with HCM (hypertontrophic cardiomyopathy), and knew it was time to take control of my health.  I had my initial consultation with Sonja soon after, and she put together a routine that would work for me. I got started after the holidays and was amazed how quickly the weight started to come off. Within eight weeks of training I was able to drop 17 pounds, and felt vibrant again!  Her passion and understanding of a persons needs are second to none, and I must say, my favorite workout with Sonja is the next one.

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!

Brandi


I started working with Sonja in February prior to my May 2015 wedding. The bridal package purchased was a Valentine's gift from my fiance - it was a gift I wanted, and was very excited to get. My goals were weight loss and body toning (especially since it was a destination beach wedding) with focus to my upper body for my strapless wedding dress.
To start off I met with Sonja to discuss my current workout regimens, abilities and limits, nutrition, and goals. Immediately I was very excited to work with her. She was passionate, knowledgeable, and always encouraging. Sonja and I met weekly for our nutrition and bridal workout sessions. Our sessions consisted of home visits that she made fun and entertaining. Visits included Pilates, TRX, bands, and weights. She was always very motivating and had fun new exercises along with weekly homework sessions to continue throughout the week.


Sonja helped me identify the nutritional changes needed to make my wedding diet effective and healthy. In addition,  she helped me plan a strategy that I could use to stay at my peak fitness and goal weight after the wedding. I achieved my goals, had a wonderful experience doing so, and felt beautiful in my wedding dress. I highly recommend Sonja to anyone looking to make positive health changes and reach your fitness goals.
 

Joe

"I just wanted to drop you a quick note to thank you.  When we started working together last year, I had no idea how far I could go with getting in shape.  I am totally different now: my eating is much improved, I am running 12 to 15 miles per week, boxing and lifting weights.  I am in the best shape of my life.  And I still do a bunch of the exercises and routines that you showed me.  Thanks for helping to inspire me and for giving me some concrete ways to take my workouts with me on the road."

-Joe