Personal Training Testimonials

Mike Gold Testimonial about Trainer Kathryn Smith

Testimonials for Jordan Pessolano

"I’ve been training with Jordan Pessolano twice a week for almost six months now. The impact he has had on my training and focus is immeasurable. Not only is he a great guy and fun to work with, but he has brought me to new levels with my kickboxing I wasn’t sure was possible at my age. I highly recommend any type of training with him and working out at NMFAC." ~Ryan Cangello

“I’ve been working out for many years by myself and with various trainers. Many trainers want to train the overall body in a training session. I tried that and it worked for sometime. But then I wanted to change it up and get closer to my goals. I met with Jordan Pessolano, a personal trainer about 15 months ago. He is young, fit and very knowledgeable. We now work on various body parts: chest, arms, legs, back, abs, and shoulders during our sessions. Each training session is different. Jordan changes it up each and every time. He does not push me to a point of getting hurt but doesn’t standby and hand out tissues because I feel like crying. At 56 years old, I’ve never felt or looked better in my entire life. Anything that I do in my every day life is made easier because I’m in shape. I can’t thank New Milford Fitness and Aquatics Club and Jordan enough for their time and expertise." ~ Michael Gold

Testimonials for Justin Sharp

"I would like to thank you for referring me to Justin last spring. I am very pleased to be working with him. His friendly, upbeat personality coupled with his excellent sense of the best ways to challenge me to help me meet my goals are a great combination! Justin inspired me, prepared me and gave me the confidentce to reach my first fitness goal safely (run a 5k); and now I am enthusiastically looking forward to reaching this year's goal again with Justin's great guidance and support. Thank you Justin!" ~Monika Thiel

Testimonials for Lynn Priest

"Lynn Priest at NM Fitness and Aquatics Club is a wonderful Pilates instructor.  I have been working with her on the reformer, chair, and tower equipment for over a year or so.  She is extraordinary talented as to challenging me to work on my ongoing tight lower back and posture issues. She does not ask me to do exercises that I am not comfortable with.  However, she helps me commit to on going growth to do my very best.  Pilates has helped me strengthen my core, so I can do more and more activities in my daily life.  I love to work outside and have managed to repair and install a 200 ft. stonewall at home.  There have been no long lasting ill effects from it as I believe my core is super strong.  I rarely have back pain these days due to Lynn and the Pilates routine. Lynn continues to help with good stretching exercises while maximizing my overall physical wellbeing. If you haven’t tried Pilates, I recommend it with Lynn Priest!" ~Michael Gold

Testimonals for Michelle Freeman

"I’ve been working with Michelle for a little over six months on individualized personal training and establishing better nutrition habits. She has used her extensive knowledge and good humor to guide me through developing and cementing healthier practices. Michelle has proven that she understands my fitness goals by being an excellent listener and adjusting my fitness plan as needed. Michelle was able to seamlessly adapt my training plan when an old injury flared up. I’ve experienced above and beyond support as Michelle helped me dial in my nutrition by shifting my mindset and relationship with food. Whenever I work with Michelle, I know I’m going to get a great workout in the gym. She knows how to push you to challenge your limits while not going over them. Not only is Michelle an experienced trainer, she contributes to the gym’s acceptance of diversity and inclusive atmosphere. Since working with Michelle, I’ve lost body fat, have put on muscle, changed eating habits, and feel fantastic. I used to find the gym intimidating but now I look forward to meeting up for a training session. I plan on working with Michelle long term and would highly recommend her to anyone looking to achieve their fitness goals!" ~Adam Murphy

"I planned to run a marathon. I had huge goals. I started to work with Michelle. That was one of the best decisions I ever made. It turned out that I did not run a marathon. I trained and completed two half marathons. It was Michelle that guided me through the stretching, the switching of training options, and improving my diet to get to the goal of running the races without injury. More importantly, she listened to my concerns about flexibility, strength, weight and diet. She allowed me to be a little gentler with myself while still working towards my goals.
She stressed that:
1) it is ok to reset
2) it is ok to rest
3) it is ok to blow it out of the park
There are so many different wins. Michelle reminded me of that. Michelle is always there to help if you start to struggle whether it is with nutrition or training.
She is:
1) never ending support
2) full of researched ideas to redirect, and
3) a wonderful support person.
My newest goal is to test for firefighter 1. I had no idea how hard it would be. I turned to Michelle. I told her of my goal and my fear of not getting strong enough for the physical demands of being a firefighter. And of course she researched the physical demands and came up with a plan that works for me. I am getting stronger by the week, and I am celebrating my wins. I continue to win because of Michelle. I win because she researches, plans, and shares her knowledge in such a kind and encouraging way.” ~Ellen Healey