For the past six years I have been meeting with Cathy two to three times a week. I have tried other fitness programs but have stuck with her because she quickly helped me meet my initial goals (to be able to keep up with my daughters when ski season came around, and to help me strengthen my core to decrease back pain--all gone for the first time in 20 years). Cathy keeps things from getting too routine and boring. She will increase cardio/decrease weights as needed or desired; she is flexible with her schedule; and when I have been to Court and am all amped, she knows to work me hard, but when I am exhausted she knows to focus less on effort and more on stretching.
~ Douglas Korpi, Piedmont
I've been working with Cathy for about 7 years. My stamina and strength are greatly improved! Cathy has been able to adjust our workout when small issues have arisen and modified workouts when I've had back pain, plantar fasciitis and other issues. No matter what the challenge, she's been able to work with me to stay on track and work to keep me on goal. Working with Cathy once a week keeps me motivated and on-track. My core strength has really improved, and I am more motivated to get to the gym on my own in between sessions because I know I'll make more progress - or even just stay on course - because I'm already anticipating my next session. Cathy's coaching style has been just right for me - just enough to push me through when I don't think I can do something, but never to the point where I am discouraged or feel uncomfortable with the challenge. Her knowledge and skills have enabled me to make consistent progress and stay motivated for the past 7 years. It's great!!
Cathy knows how to plan an exercise program for us baby boomers. She had me planking and lifting weights in no time, and gently encouraged me to take it up a notch. Her studio has a wonderful view of trees you can look at when you're holding your balance!
~ Barbara, Oakland