A Few Kind Words

When I met Yogi I had never worked with a fitness trainer before. I was interested in losing some weight and getting more healthy. My doctor had warned me that it was almost impossible to lose weight at my age. My results in a little over a year have far exceeded my expectations. Yogi combines exercise with nutrition programs. My challenge with gym regimens has always been boredom, but working with Yogi I have certainly never been bored. I’ve never had a training session that was identical to another. I’m not saying it’s easy, but it is fun. Along with getting stronger and losing weight, all my previous joint issues that required periodic physical therapy have resolved. Working with Yogi I felt secure in pushing myself without injury. I celebrated my new self with a mountain hike that included an 11,000′ pass, and completed the hike in amazing shape. Thanks Yogi! – Beth Takekawa

My husband and I started working with Yogi in March 2014 to prepare for our wedding and loved her training style so much that we have continued on! Yogi’s training style combines core fitness, cardio, and strength training in new and exciting ways (except for those darn sandbags!) that always keeps our workouts interesting and never boring — even going twice a week or more. Her keen focus on core strength before big muscles has helped set the stage for strong strength training workouts later on that would have been impossible for us when we first started. It is this type of training expertise, strong knowledge of combination exercises, and her love of sandbags (no really, she loves those things) that keeps us coming back to Yogi every single week. Even though my husband and I have different goals, and even different needs when working out, Yogi handles this seamlessly and we leave each workout feeling, well, like we have truly worked out so couples training is no issue for her. Having worked out with personal trainers before unsuccessfully I can attest to the struggle with finding someone who listens, is knowledgeable, and is there for you every step of the way — Yogi is this person. – Corey Rawdon

At the age of 74 I started working out with Yogi. I want to continue skiing as long as I can. I have gained strength in my arms,legs, and core, as well as improving my balance. My skiing is better than ever. Yogi is a fun and interesting person to work with. – Glenda Jorgensen

I’ve been working out with Yogi for 2 years, and I’m hooked! Her workouts are always different, never boring and consistently challenging. She pushes me hard and has taken me to a much higher level of fitness than I thought I could achieve. She’s also a delightful person and makes me laugh while she’s kicking my butt! – Mary Anne Martin

Yogi has been a breath of fresh air. She brings a firm kindness to the workouts which is perfect for those of us with limited workout time. She is knowledgeable, adaptable to my needs, and just plain fun to have as my trainer. Within a few months, I am already receiving complements on how great I look. Thank you Yogi! – Sherene

I lost 26 pounds and regained my health because of Yogi’s dogged determination, not to just my fitness, but to me. What you come to realize and is that the real motivator beneath her true expertise and facility for getting you fit, is that Yogi really cares and wants the best for you all around. This kind of commitment to clients is hard to find. Because that commitment is combined with her years of experience and enthusiasm (even evidenced by dancing & singing at times), if you put your determination together with hers, you can become stronger (& lighter) in every way! I whole heartedly can recommend getting and staying fit with Yogi! – Kim Kendall

I had remembered seeing a post in a neighborhood list serve about a trainer who worked with tennis players, and when I decided to give myself the gift of working with a trainer for my 70th birthday, I called for an appointment. When I first met Yogi, I said that my goal was to stay injury-free so I could continue to play tennis with my 18+ team. It’s been two years now, and I play tennis several times a week—still injury-free! Yogi not only provides me strength training, but she also designs exercises that mimic moves I make on the court hitting shots, moving to the ball, and increasing my power. I am both physically and mentally stronger as a result of her encouragement and dogged determination to keep me positive in the face of younger competition. – Sandy Berlin

You will get fit with Yogi. Even if you are just beginning to work toward fitness, even if you are recovering from an injury, even if working out is not the usual activity for you, you will find it easy to start on that journey and to stick with it by signing up with Yogi. Yogi was quick to assess my needs and to make a plan, including a wide variety of exercises that kept my interest up. I was starting at a very beginning level of fitness, years out of shape, and Yogi’s cheerful approach and seemingly endless choices of routines made coming back each session easy. Yogi’s years of experience and attentiveness to her clients made her the right trainer for me as I was recovering from an injury. I can rely on her to work around any temporary problem I am having in a given session, so that I can still complete the workout. Her background in teaching, sports, and training may be what leads her to keep the overall goal in mind for helping me recover from my injury, all the while addressing smaller but pertinent goals for my overall fitness.

Working out in a gym is certainly not my usual habit or choice, but working with Yogi has made this change an easy one for me, She loves her work and approaches each session with energy and with a light-hearted way, all the while leading me to continue to work even harder. Yogi doesn’t give up, so neither do I. I am stronger, have much better balance, and am healthier because of my work with Yogi. If you are looking to get fit, Yogi can certainly make a difference for you, too. – Dale Ropper

“I’ve never been a gym person, but I wanted to strengthen my core and decided to try Pulse Fitness. I’ve been working with Liz. Three words, amazing, personalized, and effective!” -Sandi E

“I’ve been working with personal trainer Elizabeth Goodheart for three months- 90 of the most impactful days of my life. Lizzie is a master motivator, a person who makes me feel like I can accomplish my goals, and then helps me get there. If you are looking to cut weight, add muscle, and live a more healthy life, then you need to book an appointment with Lizzie Goodheart.” –David Z