Testimonial: Sinclair

I never imagined gaining strength and stability could be an empowering practice before I began working with Tess. Through her energy, mindfulness, and extraordinary skill, I was able to gain a deep appreciation for this work — I cannot imagine my life without it now. Tess rocks and I am so happy that is someone like her helping people find the fun and joy in fitness!

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Testimonial: Laurie Gribschaw, DPT, ATC

I have had the luxury of working with Tess in the transition of several clients from physical therapy to functional fitness in a safe and individually prescribed fashion. I was impressed with Tess's ability to have multiple means of appropriately challenging the client while still making their workouts stimulating and fun, despite some of their bodies' complexities.  We were able to have great communication to ensure the client received the best outcome, it's such a relief to have all providers working together. Thank you Tess!

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Testimonial: Jill

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.

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Testimonial: V

Making the decision to start training with Tess has honestly been one of the most important things I have ever done for my body. Due to childhood surgery, the odd injury, and generally not knowing how to take care of myself, I had thought my body somewhat broken. But, working out with Tess has taught me that I'm not broken. By training the right way with a focus on technique, I am strong and confident in a way I have never been before in my life. I still have my limitations, but Tess has taught me that they aren't huge mountains, they are just hills to be climbed one step at a time.

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Testimonial: Claire

I ruptured my achilles in May, and by August I was ready to get back at it, but I wanted to have a safe reentry into the gym. Tess gave me some really tough exercises that made me feel like a badass (it had been a few months since I had felt that way!), and were safe for me as I recovered.  She gave me modifications for virtually every exercise I wasn't able to do yet, so I was able to come back to the gym feeling confident. I feel as if she is a big reason I was able to successfully recover and gain strength after such a devastating injury.

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