Training with Donna Finnell helped me lose 200 pounds! She taught me the S.M.A.R.T. concept of goal setting: S. Specific M. Measurable A. Achievable R. Realistic T. Time Limited. It took a year and a lot of sweat and conscious behavior modification. I recommend Donna Finnell to anyone who has a serious desire to make a positive change in their life. She will create a program tailored to your fitness goals. She really listens and pays attention to you and your body as you progress. Donna Finnell will help you make physical fitness a reality.
Bob & Dee
Bob and Dee completed the 12 week “Living Wellness” Program with Donna. Together we have lost 41 pounds in 12 weeks. Resting blood pressure and pulse are significantly lower. Bob's HDL cholesterol (the good kind) increased from 28 to 40. That's good. Bob's snoring and sleep apnea are greatly improved. Dee decreased the number of prescription medicines and supplements from 11 to 5. Bob decreased the number of prescription medicines and supplements from 12 to 9. ($$$$) Our clothing fits better - down 2 sizes. Dee’s hair is thicker and healthier. We feel that Donna really cares about us and customized an exercise program to our abilities and motivated us to do our best and keep at it!
I always thought I knew how to eat but “Living Wellness” showed me the healthy way to eat. This plan also included exercises and strength training which prepared me for 5K events. This year I did the Dirty Girl 5K obstacle course and a 5K in St. Cloud. Next year I will be 67 years old and I will be doing the Dirty Girl 5k Obstacle course with my daughter and granddaughter (3 generations)!
I would not have been able to do these events before training with Donna and doing the Living Wellness Book Club and program.
Donna has been coming to my home for over two years. Donna will motivate you, and she'll help you connect with your body. It isn't always pretty, but she mixes it up and makes it fun. Yeah, FUN! Not only have I lost weight but I feel stronger in both my mind and body. Donna brought me back to the me that had gotten lost in the shuffle of life. She is my champion.
In respect to an exercise program Frank’s goal is to have a healthy and active lifestyle in his retirement.
Donna Finnell has been my personal trainer for 4+ years and is great at what she does! When you work with Donna you stay committed to your plan and your progress. She will personalize a plan to meet your specific needs and goals. I know that without Donna I would not be as successful in my quest to stay fit! Donna will challenge you to keep taking your game up but in a supportive and fun way.
In the summer of 2012, I traveled to the African country of Zambia on a three week mission trip. We walked everywhere. This was no problem for me. At age 70, I was the oldest in the group, I never lagged behind, nor did I feel tired. I attribute this to the regular exercise in “Waterworks” class and to the individual training sessions with Donna.
September 2010 = Time for a permanent change. Throughout my life I had gained and lost weight. I had those totes in the basement. You all know which ones I’m talking about: the "skinny" clothes that I hoped one day to fit into again. It became clear when I was going through the skinny tote that so much time had passed since I last fit into those items that they were completely out of style. It was time for a change, time to do it right, time for me!
I was at 200 pounds and only 5 feet tall. I worked with Donna for 3 months and changed my life! So far I have lost 47 pounds! I have felt so empowered by a healthier me! Donna was key in teaching me how to properly use the equipment for best performance and result. I have the confidence and security to walk into the fitness center and properly use the facility to accomplish my routine: consisting of cardio, weight lifting and abs. She is exceptional and great to work with, it has been worth all the effort and investment put towards personal training.