"Once I hit the dreaded middle age, I realized I was in serious need of some lifestyle changes. I joined the gym in 2008 and tried working out on my own, but soon came to realize I needed some direction. That's when I met Denise. Denise is a dedicated personal trainer. She supports her enthusiasm for personal training with expertise in both nutrition and fitness. Denise works her clients very hard but she works as hard for you. She genuinely cares about your goals and helps you achieve them. In 2012 Denise and I entered into a 12 week weight loss contest. With a sensible food plan, and Denise's expert personal training, I won that contest. There is no doubt Denise knows what she's doing. I urge everyone who wants to get control of their weight, fitness level and overall health, to contact Denise and make your next moves count."
- Mary Ann Randall
"My background in fitness has always been exclusively sports related. In the past few years I had become less active as my schedule became increasingly busy! My body started changing and I was gaining fat. Unhappy with what I saw in the mirror, I decided to do something about it before it became overwhelming. The first step I took was to get back into swimming, an activity I’ve always enjoyed. Unfortunately, that only took me so far. I wanted a bigger change but found myself bored and lost at the gym with little results to show for my efforts. So, I decided I needed some proper training. When starting with Denise in May I weighed around 230 lbs. I told her that I needed FUN and EXCITING workouts that not only challenge my body but my mind as well. Things seemed easy at first, but before I knew it I was being challenged with workouts I had never imagined possible. During our sessions Denise explained which muscle groups I was hitting while teaching me proper form and technique. Now I am more flexible, stronger and energetic than I’ve been in a long time. I look forward to going to the gym instead of it being an obligation. My initial goals have been met, I have learned fun workouts that target my trouble areas and I know what steps to take to progress my workouts as I get stronger. I like what I see in the mirror again and currently weigh 207 lbs. But, the most important thing is that I feel awesome!"
- Josh Smith
I have been working out for approximately 4 years without any personal training. I first met Denise 5 years ago and we have been friends ever since. I finally approached her about personal training in February and I can't believe the difference she has made for me.
- Michael Chapman
My name is Marc, and I am 32 years old. I've been working out for several years with the typical schedule of bis and back, chest with triceps and leg day. Sometimes I even worked out 5 days a week but was never consistent. Through a friend, Mike, I have met Denise. After one of her one on one sessions I realized that what I was doing 5 days a week was not getting me the results I wanted. With proper form, technique, nutrition and a well laid out program I've grown confidence and built up proper muscle.
- Marc L. Forget
I have been working out on and off for 20 years. I have never had weight loss and muscle gain like I've had since I started working out with Denise as my personal trainer. At 44 years old I feel like I am in the best shape of my life.
- Rob Weiss
I am happily providing this testimonial letter to share my experience over the past year with Denise Verutis as my personal trainer.
As an older woman, whose career spans 27 years as a "desk jockey", it was not easy to find the right personality fit for a personal trainer for my healthy lifestyle change. Denise, at the onset, answered all my questions candidly and invited me to try and/or watch a fitness class for free in order to see how she works. Well, after that, it was an easy decision to stay with Denise for my fitness transformation.
Denise is polite, professional and takes her role as a trainer very seriously but she's also fun, easy to talk to and has a great personality. Denise adds her knowledge of nutrition and lifestyle/health changes in order to complete the fitness package so as to lose the weight, tone and keep the weight off. I could not have come this far without her.
It's not easy to take the first step towards better health and fitness but I'm glad I did and even more so grateful that Denise is a great influence and trainer. I would be pleased to recommend you, Denise, to anyone wanting to get fit and stay fit the right way.
- Jennifer K. Winslow
If you’re like me, you often wonder if the so-called testimonials you always read are legit or not. Well this one is, and to prove it my name is Matthew McLelland, I trained under Denise Verutis from April – November 2013, and my phone number is 519-994-7061. Call me anytime for verification.
Denise is a pro at what she does. PRO. There’s no two ways about it, it’s just fact. She is an excellent personal trainer, a great teacher. Her knowledge surrounding fitness and nutrition is vast. She will push you – hard – but she’s not abusive about it and she seems to know just how far to go before she needs to back off and give you a moment. She will show you how to do things properly and safely so that you can get the benefit of your effort without putting your body in jeopardy.
She likes to think/pretend that she’s a hard ass, all alpha female, tough, thick skinned and all that. (I don’t buy it for a microsecond), but spend time with her and you’ll know better. She has a great big heart, is a really good person, and is exceedingly generous with her time and energy. She is fun to converse with, has a wonderful smile and laugh, and a fantastic sense of humor. Who says a workout has to be all pain and suffering? Have fun too!
(I would like to add however, she IS incredibly strong, her will power is fierce, and she can keep persevering long after the average Joe has fallen by the wayside. She really doesn’t like to show off, but every once in a while you catch a glimpse of what she’s truly capable of, and it’s pretty humbling/amazing to bear witness to).
When it’s all said and done, all I know for sure is that the results speak for themselves. I have never been in better shape in my life – period. Under her tutelage, I went much farther than I EVER thought was possible for me. I ran in a 5K marathon that she helped me and other students prepare for, and I did it without stopping once! 5K!! ME!!! I also took 12 one-hour sessions with her inside a gym for one on one instruction, and she worked [with] me on various machines, showed me various techniques and exercises and how to do them safely. First time in my life I could actually see my abs starting to show through. That was pretty neat to see.
It’s now up to me to carry forward and continue. Denise changed my life for the better this year. I can never repay her enough…
- Matthew McLelland
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