I have always struggled with my weight. Ping ponging back and forth from a size 9 and a size 14. After I entered my 30's it became harder and harder to lose weight. I was stuck!
I tried all the fad diets and put all my focus on calorie intake (or lack there of). But nothing ever worked! Anything I lost I would gain back plus some.
Finding Emmanuel was a Godsend!! He has helped motivate me and reach my goals. But what I love most about working with Emmanuel is you know he truly cares. That kind of sincerity and passion cannot be faked.
My journey with Emmanuel started because of a dress. I never thought I would love working out, jogging, and lifting weights. Since I started training with Emmanuel I have lost several inches in my waist, hips, and, thighs and lost over 30 lbs.
Sometimes we need a little help...but we CAN do anything if we make the commitment and believe it's possible.
I just visited a new doctor for my annual medical checkup here in Raleigh since I recently moved here. He reviewed the results of the physical exam and laboratory work with me. He commented I was the heathiest 71 year old male he had seen in all his years of medical practice.
The doctor attributed my good health to the fact I exercise every day. I told him I meet with you every week for a work out. He was especially pleased that you are a certified personal trainer.He was very complementary of the workout you do with me.
I want to thank you for your major contribution to my good heath.
Jim Mangeno, Raleigh, NC
If your reading this review right now... that probably means your searching for a good personal trainer. Your looking for a great motivator, somebody that can work with your busy schedule, somebody to push you to do ten extra reps or jog for 10 extra minutes... and not hate it! Somebody with a great personality, someone who is not a drill sergeant but has a way of making you push yourself to that next level. Stop here you found him! I had an unhealthy sedentary lifestyle and was nervous to start training because I knew that I could hardly do one sit-up, let alone an hour of training! Emmanuel made me feel motivated and excited to jump start this journey to a new and healthier me and he goes beyond the one hour training session... with follow up phone calls/ texts to see how your feeling after the session, how's your food intake, as well as extra motivation and support. Emmanuel helps you achieve your goals and create new goals you never thought you would achieve. He is a fantastic personal trainer and I only wish I started training with him sooner!! -Jessica Cichoracki, Raleigh, NC
"I entered a weight loss competition at work. The rules were to not use pills or surgery. We also had to enter with $10. The weigh-ins were every monday. If you had lost weight, you were fine. However, if you gained any weight you pay a dollar to the pool. The competition was supposed to go on for about 5 months. I called Emmanuel and we worked out a meal and exercise plan that would work for me. I also had training sessions with Emmanuel. After only 3 months the group at work had a meeting without me and decided to give up the competition, because I was losing too much weight! They gave me the money ($135) and shut down the competition. Let's just say they don't want to have another weight loss competition. I can't get them to have one again. "Easy money" thanks to Emmanuel!" - Belinda Harper, Rocky Mount, NC
"I've never really been into fitness, to be honest I actually hated working out or doing sports. As a result I've always struggled with my weight. Without realizing it I'd let the pounds accumulate over the years. I guess you could say I just let myself go. It got to the point where I wouldn't even step on the scale anymore. I wouldn't wear a swimsuit to the beach with my kids, I wouldn't ride the roller coaster at the amusement park, I stopped buying clothes....I just felt uncomfortable in my own body. It took a divorce to finally make me reconsider the way I was living. When I stepped on the scale for the first time in 15 years I was at 190! I couldn't believe it. I wanted to cry. That's when a friend of mine told me about her trainer. Emmanuel was so nice from the very first day. I even lost 8 lbs in the first week! Through my program he was always so supportive of me, especially through the hard times. I can't thank Emmanuel enough for what he has done for me. I am 45 years old and in the best shape of my life!" - Rikke Hansen, Denmark, Europe
"Emmanuel is the best trainer I could have asked for. His program kept me engaged and on track. At first I was a bit skeptical of doing everything online with a trainer I had never met but it turned out to be so much fun! (Especially now that you've updated to 3D animations).I lost 25 lbs of baby weight and both me and my husband love my new body. Thank you so much for the support and the long phone consultations. You're more than a trainer, you're a friend!" - Astrid Svensson, Sweden, Europe
"My goal has always been to run a marathon. I've tried training for it myself but without much luck. Emmanuel customized a plan for me that had me in the best shape I could ever imagine. I recently ran my marathon and placed in the top 20! Emmanuel, the knowledge, support and service you provide your clients with is truly exceptional." - Johnathan Whitaker, Raleigh NC