Happy Renegades

Believe in yourself
and all that you are.
Know that there is something
inside you that is greater
than any obstacle.”
~~ Christian D. Larson ~~

I began seeing Renee soon after I had my 2nd baby. I was still carrying 15lbs of “baby weight” and had terrible joint pain.

The week before I called Renee, I met with a trainer at a local gym.- it was TERRIBLE. He did not understand the postpartum body and I felt very discouraged when I left; very aware of all that I COULDN”T do.

Meeting with Renee is so different. She took a lot of time to get to know me, my body, and my goals. The workout plan was customized and we had a great time getting fit. Renee also offered a lot of information about nutrition and most importantly, I always left our session feeling great- stronger, happier, and more motivated.

While working with Renee: I built core strength, lost 15 pounds, and my previously terrible joint pain is completely gone. Renee is without a doubt one of the most positive, encouraging people I’ve ever met (and I’m a psychotherapist…so that says a lot…I “run” with a supportive crowd :-). She’s delightful to work with and great at her job! You won’t regret giving Renee a call.

Amanda P. — Private Training Client 

Renee worked with me as a personal trainer. She was excellent. She listened to each and everyone of my aches & pains and concerns. She always followed up each session with an email recapping and describing each exercise that we did. My welfare was always her top priority. I strongly recommend Renee as a personal trainer. You will not regret it for a minute.

Janet D. — Private Training Client 

Blood pressure was always 120s of over high 80s. Her most recent check up on 3/23/17 showed BP of 114 over 71!

Lesley I. — Group Coaching Client

I can’t say enough about this group! Renee is an amazing instructor, trainer, and motivator! This workout group is Intense, exhilarating, challenging, never boring and always supportive!

Marisa H. — Group Coaching Client 

I have been going to Renee’s kettlebell class for 5 months now and there is so much I love about it. Renee is a great coach and really cares about each person and their individual fitness path. She makes sure everyone is doing the moves using the best and safest techniques so as to avoid injury and to achieve the best results possible. Renee is also very motivated and she creates a fun atmosphere in every class that makes the time fly by.

I have tried many different exercise classes and routines like Crossfit, running groups, bootcamp, MMA, and team sports, and I can honestly say that her class has really helped me build more muscle in a safer way than any of my previous workout routines. I thought with my past workouts I had at least some experience in most types of exercises, but Renee has opened my fitness world to new kettlebell and original strength moves. I love learning new challenging moves in a fun and safe atmosphere, but the best part by far is seeing my strength and flexibility improve each week.

Liz B. — Group Coaching Client 

I’ve been committed to health and fitness for a long time, but sometimes that commitment is easier to maintain than others. I was going through a workout slump, not feeling especially motivated to do much of anything but walk my dog every day. Thinking that trying a new type of workout might hold my interest, I decided to take one of her kettlebell classes. It certainly didn’t hurt that they are conveniently located at my neighbor’s, and in different spots around our neighborhood. Working out with Renee is true joy. I know most people don’t necessarily love working out, but, even if you don’t, you can’t help but have a good time at her classes. Her friendly demeanor made me feel welcome from the first class, and the challenging but doable workouts keep me interested, just as I had hoped. Showing up to class is like getting together with a group of friends, and you just happen to be working out. She works hard to build a supportive, empowering community.

Renee’s knowledge and experience are evident right from the start. She is able to provide modifications for injury or ability on the fly, and never makes you feel “less than” for needing that modification. Her explanations and demonstrations for the different exercises make even the toughest moves approachable for all fitness levels. She’ll push you hard though, so come prepared to work!

One of the best things about Renee’s classes is that while you are working on long-term strength and fitness goals, she simultaneously keeps it interesting by mixing in new moves and ways of training. No two classes are ever the same, though there is continuity between the sessions.

I also really appreciate that Renee continues to pursue new certifications, and is regularly researching and learning about different health and fitness modalities. Rather than being satisfied with the basics and taking the easy road, she strives to be a better, well-rounded instructor and mentor, all for our benefit. Her desire for personal and professional growth, and willingness to share about her learnings and experiences, provides a good model for her clients. She truly “walks the walk,” and I know it has personally made me want to do better and be better!

Thanks Renee, for being a great trainer and role model!

Jennie P. — Group Coaching Client 

I have been exercising with Renee for more than two years, and believe that she has a vast knowledge of her profession. I am really enjoying the variety and challenges she puts into kettlebell classes, which also includes cardio and strength training. Renee’s workout classes are always fun, never boring.
Most importantly, she ensure that my technique is always correct to avoid any injuries. My fitness has increased and I have seen improvements in my ability to complete more kettlebell routines, core exercises, lift progressively heavier weights, and generally push myself harder throughout each class.
I thoroughly enjoy working out in group sessions, in the outdoor environment, with funny and encouraging ladies. I find I actually look forward to my workouts.

Neelu P. — Group Coaching Client