“I’ve been training with Denise for 21 months now. I was skeptical at first, I even almost cancelled our first session. I was an overweight, fairly shy, 21 year old. I was lazy. I’m so thankful that I didn’t cancel that session. Denise is more than just your trainer. When she takes you on as a client she becomes your biggest cheerleader. I felt so comfortable talking to her about all things related to health and my weight. I can always rely on her for support and most importantly for strategies to try when things get hard. She would always help come up with a plan to help tackle the setbacks and the plateaus. Helping with what to eat, when to eat, how to eat, and of course the workout. Helping me to become successful. I had never felt truly successful until I started working out with her.

The first few months consisted of working out and not losing weight (which was my biggest goal). After a few months of working with her it just clicked. I don’t know what it was, maybe it was finally believing in myself like she did, but I finally started losing weight. Even on vacation (which is the hardest time to lose weight). I started working out with her 3 times a week, also throwing in some runs with her just because she wanted to help me. Yes, there have been setbacks and plateaus but 21 months in and I’ve lost almost 40 pounds. But more importantly I’ve grown tremendously as a person.

When I first started I was a lost college student. I had no direction in life. And throughout our time together I have found my passion, what I want to do with my life (which oddly enough is personal training). I have also become more confident, happier, I feel successful and I feel proud. Even now as a personal trainer myself I have no intentions of stopping my training with Denise.”

Hannah O., client since 2012 (Portland, OR)

Denise takes a sincere and personal approach to her client’s health and wellness. She has been my coach for over 4 years, and I look forward to her sessions every week. She brings along her energy and enthusiasm to our coaching sessions. She is always teaching me new skills; skills that I did not think I possessed, and it brings forth new confidence in exercise and balance. Thank you Denise for being who you are, and for sharing your talents and gift.

Anonymous, client since 2013 (Portland, OR)