When I started my weight loss journey in December I never imagined I would look the way I do now. I have always been a gym junky, and just figured my genetics were awful and that I would never be a thin, fit woman. After losing about 10 pounds on my own my body just shut down on me. I stopped losing fat, and I wasn’t making gains anymore. I kept working harder and harder for 2 more weeks and after not seeing any more results I went and found Katie at the gym. I was amazed at the time she took to understand what I wanted from my sessions and where I was struggling. I am a former college athlete and have dealt with numerous coaches and trainers, and I can honestly say no one has worked me out as hard as Katie did. In our 8 weeks together not only did I see amazing changes in my body, but I also saw huge changes in my mental approach to working out, and how I see myself. Not only did I find an amazing trainer when I found Katie, but I found a mentor. –Kate Coffey
Kate, I can’t tell you how amazing your testimonial made me feel or how much I enjoyed working with and getting to know you. You’re going to do great things and make a difference! -KR
When I started working with Katie I had already been going to the gym for a while, but the scale was not moving … at all…. and I was bored, too.The first week we started was hard. I have never done a workout like Katie puts you through. She is firm, yet encouraging in a way that makes you want to please her… want to push yourself! After about the second to third week, everything we had done in the first week was somewhat easy. I noticed a difference in my abilities right away. I felt so strong.
I dropped 13 lbs during our sessions together! I was getting compliments left and right!
We worked so hard … I was, and still am, so proud of myself. It was great to have her guide me through workouts. I was never ever bored. Everyday we met, we did something new. She listened to the issues I had with my body – bad back, etc… and we worked on things that would help those issues. I look forward to getting back with her soon, and her showing me all new things to do. Thank you so much Katie!!!! -A.R.
I have been seeing Katie 3 times a week for personal training since July 2011. I had gastric bypass in June 2011. In June 2011 I had a BMI of 36 and was a size 20. Now, 8 months later I have a BMI of 24 and am a size 10. It is amazing that I have lost over 100 pounds in 8 months through portion control and exercise. In six months, I have lost over 34 inches! I am actually smaller now than I was in high school (not a phrase I thought I would be saying a year ago).
Adding sessions with Katie made a big difference in my routine and overall strength and appearance. I do 30 minutes of cardio 5 days a week and 3 hours of weight training per week. After 8 months of training I am now ready to run a 5K and have more strength and energy throughout the day. Portion control and healthy eating have become a mainstay in my life.
Her lessons are always varied but motivating. She has been a great friend encouraging me every step of the way on this drastic change to take back my life and health! –E.M.
Katie Roy is an outstanding personal trainer. She spends time getting to know what the client wants to achieve and their physical limits. She has been working with me for the last 4 months. When I started with her I could not do a single push up or a plank, but can now do 60 push ups and a 1-minute plank. This might not seem like a lot but at my age (52) I feel I have come a long way. Kate won’t accept the word “can’t” because she knows you can. I will truly miss Katie, but I will continue her workout regimen to make her proud. I know where ever Katie goes she will change the lives of people one client at a time. –L.B.
Going to the gym can be daunting and intimidating. I know for me I didn’t know what exercises to do when I first started, in order to get the results I wanted. I turned to Katie for help. She was so happy, motivating, positive and also knowledgeable. She knew how to help me achieve my goals. I keep setting new goals, and I keep going to Katie for help. She has helped me tremendously. I really encourage others who need a little help, or a lot of help, to call Katie. – J. M.
As a mother of three, I understand the frustration that comes from hauling extra pounds around after having children. I had almost given up on having a skinny figure again. When I was diagnosed with high blood pressure due to extra weight, the doctor instructed me to lose between 7-13lbs so that I would not have to be put on BP medication. I have always been physically active and even at the time was running 3 miles a day. I needed more. I knew Katie from high school and knew that she was a personal trainer. I contacted her and she wrote me a workout that I began to follow to a T. I live in Africa and she is in Italy, so the responsibility was on me to stick with it. I loved her workouts and after 5 months I lost 25lbs, 3 inches off my bust and 4 inches off my waist. I feel amazing and am training for a half marathon. Because of Katie’s motivation and encouragement I was able to lose the weight and feel the best I have felt since high school! – J.H.
Katie Roy has definitely changed my view on fitness and healthy eating habits. I used to be a active person growing up—competitive cheerleader in high school, worked out constantly in college and was a blue belt in Taekwondo—but somewhere along the way I became lazy and eventually stopped working out altogether. Once out of the habit, it was hard to motivate myself to get back in the gym. I sought Katie’s advice regarding a workout and a diet plan at the beginning of 2010, because I was getting married and wanted to look good for my wedding. With her help I have healthier eating habits, I have lost 10+ lbs and several inches, and my muscular strength and endurance have improved. I have more confidence in how I look and all my clothes fit better or are even too big. Seeing these results helps push me to continue to work out so that I can be in the best shape of my life!
Katie is a great motivator and friend and I’m very grateful that she has shown me the lasting benefits to working out and eating healthy. Anyone would be lucky to have her as a trainer! – K.H.
I started working out with Katie in May of 2011. It was one of the best decisions I ever made for myself and my health. Katie’s bubbly personality and positive attitude were an immediate encouragement to me. I was intimidated at first to work with a trainer, but even during our first session I knew I had made the right choice. Katie has continually encouraged me and pushed me to break out of my comfort zone, even when I didn’t think I could do it. I leave each session feeling stronger and better about myself. I have been able to accomplish things that I didn’t think I was even capable of doing. I feel stronger, leaner and more powerful, physically and mentally, since I started training with Katie. Investing in a trainer is a commitment of time and money. I definitely feel that with Katie, that commitment was returned to me tenfold with her desire to see me succeed and do everything in her power to help me accomplish my goals. – A.S.