Thank you Umut for the following testimonial of your experience training with me. I really wanted to loose a few pounds, but even though I was dieting and going to the gym, I just couldn’t seem to get more than 5 pounds off.  After experiencing ho-hum results from in-gym trainers, I knew that this time around I wanted to work with an independent personal trainer.  After doing some research, I was pleased to find Carla and Compleat Fitness. I was impressed by the fact that Carla doesn’t just train people on the side – this is her full-time profession.  And in addition to her clients, Carla is constantly training her own body for marathons and triathlons – intimidating and motivating at the same time!

I’ve been working closely with Carla for about 5 months now.  She is even-keeled, professional, reliable, and easy to work with.  My sessions with her are supportive and positive, and I always leave feeling better than when I came in.   She manages to calmly weather my moments of frustration and keep me on track.

One of the reasons I chose Carla is that she has a wide skill set.  Some days we do free weights in the gym, some days we go for a run outdoors, and other days we do intervals and exercises in the park.  This type of cross-training has kept me from getting bored.  And Carla’s nutritional advice compliments our workouts well.  I’ve tried the nutritional supplements that she recommends and have been surprised and pleased by the results.  During the times when my weight seemed to plateau, the shakes and cleanses helped get me over the hump.

So far I can report that I’ve lost 15lbs (my goal!) and have gained strength and tone.  It’s not just the weight loss, the actual shape of my body has changed.  I’ve been getting compliments left and right, and I love how clothes fit me now.  As a doctor I’m sure I haven’t been the easiest of clients for Carla, but I have found that she is well-read, experienced, and knows her exercise physiology.  Carla has certainly gained my respect and I would not hesitate to recommend her.