"My name is Awilda. I am a singer/performer. My sister and I are a duo. My sister began training with Lois first. I noticed results in her right away. She looked well toned and dropped weight. I began working with Lois because of my sister's recommendation.Within a short time I saw results as well. My weight dropped by five pounds within a month. I had more energy and looked well-toned too. Lois tailors your workout to your personal request and needs. Her style is easy-going yet she is very effective."
"I began my personal training with Lois in July 2012. When I began to train with her, I had not exercised for over twenty years. While working with Lois, I was able to learn how to perform many types of exercises which I never had thought I would be able to. We worked on everything from weight training to cardio to resistance training, all tailored to my individual needs and limitations. Lois was always patient with me, but pushed me when she saw I needed it. She encouraged me, and from our work together, I lost pounds and inches, and feel better about the way I look. I feel able to do things I really never thought I could, especially given the fact that I have dual knee replacements, and was fearful of working out because of that. Lois found a way around my limits, and also helped me to strengthen my knees in the process. I would highly recommend her to anyone, especially a person who is questioning whether or not they are able to take on an exercise routine. Right now I am a "work in progress," but I am more optimistic about my abilities than ever before, and when I look in the mirror, I finally like what I see. Lois really helped me believe in myself!"
"I began my journey with colon cancer 9 years ago. I decided years ago that I wanted to fight the disease mentally, physically and spiritually. I met Lois about 4 years ago and we talked about my illness. She pretty much developed a workout plan for me. We met once sometimes twice a week. There was a gradual increase in the intensity of the workouts as well as my strength and endurance. Best trainer ever!!!" - M. Rivers
"Dear Lois Martinez, Just wanted to write a note to thank you for all the time and advice you gave me during our Live Strong classes. You were very patient from our first meeting, asking me my concerns, fears of starting to exercise after surgery & what I wanted to work towards. On all follow up meetings you asked how I was doing with the exercise you previously taught me & then more was added at each session as long as I felt I could handle the exercise. I appreciated the talks we had about exercising, eating healthy and staying positive, to help me on my road to recovering. I felt very comfortable with you & I knew you wouldn't push me to do anything I was uncomfortable with. Again, thank you so much for all your help and assistance. I learned a lot & will keep using all that you taught me. It's people like you who give courage & strength not to give up but to do what can be done and move forward. I'm positive anyone who has Live Strong classes with you will feel the same & I know they will be very lucky to get to know you as I have. Continue the great work! Sincerely," - Maria Scalzo, November 13, 2014
"My name is Lila. Lois has been my personal trainer for the past 3 months. I am an older woman with a number of serious physical problems, including cancer, osteoporosis and a balance disorder. I came to Lois because I grew tired of living with the fear of "falling and breaking." Lois fashioned for me an exercise program that concentrates on building bone and improving balance, but that also includes cardiovascular, flexibility and strength training. During exercise sessions Lois’s attention is always squarely on me, her client: my safety, comfort and steady progress via the selection of appropriate exercises performed in the correct manner, with proper posture and breathing. As a result, in the space of only 3 months I have experienced improved stability and balance, as well as greater endurance. I think that’s pretty impressive. Lois is always friendly and encouraging, often funny, and never intimidating. In short, she is a really effective trainer who is also an absolute pleasure to work with and to know." - Lila, November 13, 2014
"Hello, my name is Doris Kohn, I met Lois three years ago. I was given her name by a women who had been a group instructor and told me she knew of a wonderfuwomen who could come to my home and help me with my fitness needs. At the time I was working full time and by the time I got home, Iwas to tired to go to any gyms or fitness classes. I was also afraid to go because in the past I had seen many trainers being extremely hard on some clients and I knew that was not for me. I was recovering from a frozen shoulder which I could not even lift an inch., and I was afraid to make it worst, yet I knew I really needed to work out. I called Lois and after meeting she designed a fitness regimen catered to my specific fitness needs, and also incorporated a program to help my frozen shoulder. It did take a few months but now I am able to use my arm in ways I never thought I would again. I have also lost 22 pounds and three inches on my waistline. I am ever so grateful for Lois. She was so understanding, trusting, great at listening and extremely patient and compassionate. I highly recommend her as a personal trainer. She will truly listen to your needs and find a great way to help you become a better, healthier you. I love you Lois. Best," - Doris
"I have been training with Lois for two years now. Within that time, I have gained greater balance and flexibility, which were my main concerns. I feel so much stronger and now can run up the train steps without getting winded. Once I took off for two months and found myself not feeling very well and had to call her again. Needless to say I have learned so much from her and I am so happy to be back on my healthy regimen again. It makes such a difference in my life. Thank you Lois. I will always be greatful to you." - Noreen B.
"Hi my name is Joyce. I found Lois through a friend at my local church. I had just had a hip replacement and was depending on my cane to walk. It caused me to gain twelve pounds. I was feeling very tired all the time and was eating all the wrong foods, which I later learned working with Lois. I have to say within a month, I did not need my cane anymore and was carrying the laundry from my basement to my second floor, which I was unable to do since my surgery. Lois also taught me a lot about nutrition and thinking positive. I must say she is so well rounded in all that she teaches and is a great example to follow. She is so patient and really listens to your needs. When you are working with her, she will give you her undivided attention. I simply adore her and hope that if you are looking for a great personal trainer whom you could trust 100% you will take the opportunity to let her help you. You will not regret it. Thank you." - Joyce
"Hello my name is Lydia Ramos. I have been training with Lois for over a year. I have always been very over weight. After my last child my weight really got out of control. I felt very uncomfortable in gyms. My family and I went on vacation to a spot we often visit. I was unable to climb out of the water onto a raft, which was the only way to get out of the water. Imagine how that made me feel. That is when I decided that I have to do something when I returned home. It was my mom who met Lois at a local gym class and got her number. I called her and the rest is history. She has changed my life and taught me so much. I lost over 23 plds in a few months and was able to get off of the floor much easier and quicker than I could remember. I also would get short of breath running up the steps of my home, and that has also improved. I am camera shy and still have a ways to go, but I am so grateful for Lois and all she is teaching me. She also gives me exercises to do on days that I don't see her. She is a wonderful women, so understanding and kind and gives me so much incouragement to stay on track. She is an inspiration to me. I am so lucky to have found her. What ever your fitness goals are I am sure she can help you. Best of Luck" - Mrs. Ramos