I found Tess when looking for a trainer to work with after an ankle injury. I was new to the world of physical activity but she had a blog post about working out like a pirate (when you have one foot damaged) and her playful tone in the article told me that this might be the trainer for me. I was right! Tess' attitude was immensely helpful, positive, and fun! I now LIKE strength training which was inconceivable a few years ago. I think it's amazing and empowering and a freaking high and that is entirely because Tess was willing to meet me exactly where I was (a couch potato) and step by step take me to the next thing. I always feel that I'm in safe hands with Tess; she challenges me in the perfect way that will get me over the next obstacle without discouraging me. It is not an understatement to say that Tess has changed my life. I know that sounds cheesy but it's absolutely true. I went from wanting a few exercises I could do while sidelined with a sprained ankle to making daily movement an integral part of my life.