I began my fitness journey with Claudia on July 4th, 2016. It has been the most empowering, extraordinarily uplifting, and rewarding experience for me. As a new mother, I struggled to accept how I physically looked after giving birth to my daughter. I had no energy, no endurance, zero motivation, strength, and I lacked self-confidence. I was tired of being tired and tired of being non-productive with my well-being.
Through this process with Claudia, she has given me not only the guidance that I needed to reboot my body but, she has been a resurgence of true inspiration in my life. She has uplifted me and allowed me to achieve what I could not have achieved alone with weight training, successful and safe weight loss and a dramatic loss in body fat.
She focuses on the individual person and their own personal journey and every struggle you endure. She makes it her personal mission and fully focuses on you. We are not compared to one another. When I needed the extra boost, when I had doubt, she gave me the tools to persevere. She set realistic but challenging goals for me to meet and preferably exceed weekly. When I didn’t meet my weekly goal, she reset my path and gave me ample drills and meal plans that suited not only my body structure, but my busy lifestyle as a busy working professional and mother. She tailored my plan when she saw me struggle but she made sure I pushed and challenged myself physically, mentally and most importantly, emotionally.
Claudia’s program saved my well-being. I struggled everyday with my body image and there were periods when I was malnourished out of fear of continuously gaining body fat. I didn’t see any improvement and I began looking and feeling worse physically and emotionally.
When I signed up for Claudia’s program, I stayed committed to my plan after seeing dramatic and pleasing results. So much so, that I’m not the slightest bit tempted to cheat my body, myself and all of the hard work, effort, and investment I put into my program with Claudia. I never thought I could look so voluptuous, shredded and sexy. I owe my continued success to Claudia. She is truly exemplary in her profession and I promise all the readers out there that she is an expert in her field. Trust her and just remember it takes time, patience, discipline and most importantly, she teaches you to have fun and enjoy the process.
I can’t thank you enough for this amazing transformation Claudia from the inside-out.
I have always been careful with my diet and have kept my weight “in check” at around 140 pounds (I’m over 5’7”). I always stayed fit by running, spending time on the elliptical machine and doing anything cardio. Unfortunately, my life as I knew it imploded in 2013, when I was diagnosed with a very aggressive type of breast cancer at the age of 39. Most people believe that when a person goes through chemotherapy, that they lose tons of weight. This is NOT true. On my particular “chemo cocktail” I gained over 30 pounds!!! So I wasn’t only bald, but fat too! I must admit, that during this time I would eat anything that I could keep down. This would often times include sweets and carbs. The Chemo and Radiation made me extremely weak, so much so that I didn’t have the strength to walk around the block or even to open a water bottle.
After a year of these life saving, horrendous treatments, I began to exercise again and try to get my pre-cancer body back. Have you ever tried to lose weight, and yet, you see no results? You eat “right,” you exercise, you abstain from all desserts…but zilch….not one pound comes off. This was exactly what happened to me. I charted my weight loss on a calendar that I had taped to the bathroom wall above my scale. For 6 weeks, I weighed myself daily and recorded the number. I worked out hard, I ate clean and yet, my weight stayed exactly where it was when I started 6 weeks prior. It would only go up or down by a pound or two. I was devastated and hit yet another low in my bout with cancer. I honestly thought that I was never going to lose weight again. That this was just going to be my life…a life that I was grateful to even have. I didn’t know what to do. I thought about getting a trainer but that seemed too intimidating, PLUS what were they going to tell me that I didn’t already know or already do?? But since I was at an all time low as far as my body went, I had nothing to lose and started scouting out trainers at the gym. One stood out and I summoned the courage to approach her. I am so grateful that I did. When I contacted Claudia and told her my problems, issues and concerns, she just flashed her knowing smile and assured me that she could help me, and believe me, she has.
Claudia gave me a diet and started training me five days a week. I absolutely LOVE working out with Claudia. I had no idea how hard I could actually push myself and how focused I could be. Claudia is a perfect combination of tough and sweet. She knows exactly how to motivate you, so that you will see results, all the while making you laugh. She took the time to get to know me, my body make up, my weaknesses, my fears and has created a training and diet program to help me conquer them all. She has been a great cheerleader for me on this hard but rewarding journey. In six months I have lost more than 30 pounds and I feel the strongest and healthiest I have EVER felt.
I can’t believe the diet works, because it is the most food I have ever consumed in one day! Apparently, I wasn’t eating ENOUGH food to lose weight! I’m eating every 2-3 hours…and I’m ALWAYS full. I very rarely cheat because I don’t crave “bad” food while on this diet.
At the beginning of this journey, my goal was to lose twenty pounds. Well, what is wonderful and amazing is that as I reach my goals, I find that I have developed new and improved goals. I have now started competing in Triathlons and I am actually going to run in my first marathon in October. I am seeing more and more results in my muscle tone, a huge increase in lean muscle mass and more importantly; I have much more energy and feel so much stronger. Claudia has shown me how all of this was possible and helped me achieve these results. Claudia is amazing. She is not only my trainer, she is my friend.
My name is Betty Jean and have been under Claudia Aquino’s guidance for exactly one year. She has transformed my body from being underweight and deflated to healthy, muscular, and with feminine curves. My metabolism and confidence have increased tenfold.
Claudia is more then an exercise and physiological expert, she coaches the whole person, both the mental and physical aspects of a client, providing strategies, solutions, and not judgement. She has a simple hands on approach with customized recommendations for each of her individual clients. If one adheres to them with consistency they will reap the results I am getting. Claudia is highly respected amongst her peers, a true artist of human physique and I am honored to be one of her canvases. Thank you Claudia.