I started my workouts with Amy at the end of Dec. 2016 and began making healthier eating choices as well. I have steadily become stronger with her direction and workouts, losing inches and weight along the way. My experience has been nothing but positive working with Amy as my trainer. I would recommend her to all my colleagues, friends and family
I started working out with Amy earlier this year and so far she has been amazing. Working out is never easy, but Amy is always very encouraging and motivating. I love the workout routines that she has lined up for each session: high intensity but very fulfilling. She is very patient and helps with various modifications to adjust to my individual strengths. I can feel that my strength has improved, my core is getting stronger, and I'm losing inches and body fat. I absolutely recommend her.
After being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia, I weighed more than I ever have and generally felt pretty bad. Amy was recommended by the Arthritis Foundation as a professional trainer with qualifications to work with people with health issues. I really enjoy my workouts. Amy pushes me just far enough. I feel stronger and better. Before training I had a lot of pain and limited range of motion in my knees and wrists. My joints are so much better now; my pain level is much less and my range of motion and strength have drastically improved. That has lead me to exercise on my own more often as well. I never would have gotten to this point on my own.
Since joining The Movement Studio 8 years ago, my body has done a 180º turn. I’ve lost nearly 38 pounds and continue to lose inches. With The Movement Studio, I love the fact that I’ve never had the exact same workout twice. By losing weight, I’ve also taken control of and reversed several serious health issues as well.
I’ve learned so many great things from Amy’s barre class and personal training; I don’t know where to begin! Every week is a new challenge, and I feel my strength building with every session! Amy is an amazing and encouraging trainer. She pushes me to do better with every workout! I highly recommend The Movement Studio!
I’m 57 and I feel better than I have in a long time. I have energy and I am strong! I’ve lost inches and I have better posture. Best of all is what’s happening inside. My doctor was very concerned at my annual physical about my low bone density, so I found Amy and started training. At my next follow up visit to my doctor, my bone density in my spine increased by 7%! All my numbers improved; my doctor was very happy! Amy is kind and positive and makes me believe that I can do it. I look forward to every session!
I have gotten great results with The Movement Studio. I had high blood pressure that was not controlled even with medication. A short while after training with Amy my blood pressure became normal and is now considered healthy. I am also much stronger than I ever thought I could be. Amy is very knowledgeable about health and fitness and really cares about my well-being. She is truly a dedicated professional and a joy to work with.
I have worked with Amy for 9 years; she is the first person that makes me want to work out consistently! I am in better shape in my 30s than I was in my 20s! Her workouts are different and challenging, but above all effective. Amy wants me to reach my goals, and she is willing to help any way she can. I especially love the fact that she takes her craft seriously and regularly learns new things. I have invited several people to training and they like it too.
After 30 years of teaching karate and yoga, I started training with Amy in 2010. The workouts are awesome and challenging. Amy takes a personal interest in my health and well-being. She is the best in her field and always current on state-of-the-art equipment and techniques. In 2012, I decided to open my own yoga studio. I thank Amy for getting my juices moving and motivating me to not only make a difference in my life but in others’ too!
I started working with Amy after I had my son. I had always been athletic, but after two kids had not really worked out in a while and had lost the drive. Amy's workouts are hard but fun. I'm always excited to get to Amy's even at 5 am in the rain because I know I am going to leave feeling great!
Amy is awesome! She keeps me coming back for more! You never do the same thing twice and after her workouts you feel amazing! Thank you Amy for your encouragement and support!
Come and try a class! You will be hooked!
After a several year absence, I began training with Amy again. Amy welcomed me back and after only 3 months, I have lowered my fitness age and lost some inches! Amy really understands how life circumstances can get in the way and supports my efforts fully. I am so happy I made the decision to train again with Amy!
Since I started training with Amy, my core strength has increased tremendously and I have eliminated back pain that I was having consistently before. She varies the workout routines to target different areas of the body and keeps my sessions very interesting. Amy is very knowledgeable about health and fitness.
After breaking 3 ribs in an accident, I gained a lot of weight. This started a chain reaction; I contracted bronchitis and developed a significant wheeze. Any physical effort had become extremely difficult. My yoga instructor recommended I contact Amy, and I began training twice a week with her. After 3 months, I was able to run a full mile without stopping, and my wheeze disappeared. Since then I’ve hiked a mountain in Colorado and completed a 3k mud run obstacle course with my husband. I am grateful for Amy; she is so encouraging and organized and motivating. She makes me feel as if she cares about my health, and that's some awesome motivation.
At 53, my body was showing all the signs of premature aging. My legs were stiff when I got out of my car after a short journey, I was having difficulty standing straight and could no longer sleep on my side due to shoulder pain. I met Amy Shaabani and asked her if she thought she could help me get strong again and help relieve some of the pain I was experiencing. She assured me she could and after a month of meeting twice a week with her I started to feel better. Two months later I was feeling great. Five months later, I feel 20 years younger. I'm certainly stronger and my posture is renewed. The bonus is that I look better, have more energy and can wear high heel shoes again. I would highly recommend Amy to anyone of any age. My recovery came so quickly that I have full confidence that she has the knowledge and experience to assist everyone. My sessions with Amy are the best investment I've made in myself and my well being. Thanks Amy!
Amy is an awesome trainer. The workouts are always different, interesting, and challenging. She switches it up so you never get bored or too comfortable with the same workout. The barre class is amazing! I have seen my body get leaner and more toned. I get many compliments on the definition in my legs and arms...Thanks Amy!
I started with Amy in 2012 to get in shape for a healthy pregnancy. What I desired was to be strong, have stamina, and build self confidence. Amy did all that in the first two months. With our first meeting I knew this was someone who would push me to be my best but not sacrifice my safety. It was amazing the results I saw in the first month and they continued throughout our time together. Working out in her groups is fun and a distraction from the hard work you are actually doing. She changes up the workouts to increase strength and stamina as well as to keep things fresh and exciting. Amy is the full package with nutrition, exercise and knowledge to train you in a safe manner that pushes you and makes you stronger and healthier! Most importantly, I now have a healthy baby. I love Amy!!
I've actively trained on my own for several years and never really considered working with a personal trainer. My training was mainly cardio (running) and some weight training. I was introduced to Amy in early 2015 and started training with her in May. Amy pushes me do work harder than I ever would on my own. She makes each workout challenging and fun at the same time, always encouraging and being supportive, even when I'm struggling to finish those last few reps! I'm stronger in many areas, most noticeably my core, and some issues I was having with knee pain have gotten much better.
Amy keeps her clients coming back! She is skilled, thoughtful, sensible, and a pleasure to work with and talk to. She knows just how to encourage and when to push, though never too much. She truly wants what is best for me. I have several back issues (slipped disk, sciatica, lower back pain), and Amy is cognizant of my previous injuries and focuses on my core to prevent other injuries. If an exercise causes me pain, she welcomes my feedback and immediately has a modification or another exercise, but she doesn’t let me use my injuries as an excuse. She also is highly intuitive to her clients moods and adjusts the workout accordingly. I have walked in down in the dumps and she picks me up with an energizing workout or I’ve been totally frustrated after a long day at the office and she suggests a workout that allows me to relieve some aggression. I've worked with other trainers; Amy is the best and has a life long friend and client here.
I have been training with Amy for over 3 years and have seen my Fitness Age go from 85 to 45, which is years younger than my actual age. It has been a great journey, but not an easy one. Amy's great value has been helping me get through the tough parts. She is a great encourager. Her exercise sessions are tough, and following the healthy nutritional guidelines are equally challenging. Having a setback is always met with a kind but firm push to recommit. She never lets you beat yourself up. Amy is very passionate in her work and genuinely wants me to be successful in achieving my goals!
I was Amy's very first client when she started as a trainer, and I have trained with her for over 12 years now! What I love about her training is that it's never boring, and even after all this time, I am still challenged every time I train with her and meeting new goals we set together. Amy has a great sense of knowing how far to push her clients at just the right intensity to get results while keeping exercise a very positive experience. I have been active my whole life and tried lots of other programs over the years; none of them compare to Amy's. She is an educated, empathetic professional. She is a true gem and I feel so fortunate to have her as my trainer.
I have been training with Amy for 10 years. As a competitive triathlete for over 20 years, I became so used to a routine pattern of swimming, biking and running and always using the same muscle groups. Since working with The Movement Studio, I have rediscovered muscle groups that I forgot existed! In just a short time, this training translated to measurable improvements in my races. I am stronger in my core, ankles, back, and glutes thanks to Amy. By seeing her on a regular weekly basis, I have maintained my strength and flexibility throughout my 40’s.
After turning 40, I was diagnosed as pre-diabetic. My endocrinologist gave me 6 months to try lifestyle modification, however advised me that if my labs remained unchanged at the next follow-up she would be starting me on Metformin. With Amy's guidance and personal training sessions, I've been able to consistently exercise 4 times a week and clean up a majority of my diet. Amy keeps me accountable for working out on my own - each session that I see her she inquires if I've worked out at home and how my eating has been for the week, which helps me immensely with staying on track. When I went back for my 6 month follow up, my endocrinologist excitedly told me that my labs were "awesome" and I was no longer considered pre-diabetic. My Hemoglobin A1c levels went from 5.9 to 5.7! I know that Amy played an integral role in making this happen. Without her it would have been many times harder to find the discipline to maintain a healthier lifestyle.
I’ve been working out at The Movement Studio for over a year now and I have noticed physical and mental changes since I first started. I enjoy the social interaction, encouragement and two-person exercises that come with the group setting. I’ve been a runner since middle school, but I never spent the time to focus on toning my arms, back and abs. With Amy, I established my baseline and have been able to measure my strength improvements, not just notice it in the mirror and by how I feel. I’ve also been introduced to new exercises, such as balancing or flexibility exercises, which I would not have chosen to do on my own. However, I’ve found a value in them. I’ve also taken advantage of the nutrition options, which enabled me to think about my eating habits and to eat with purpose. I would recommend The Movement Studio to any person at any level of fitness- every class is different and challenging.
I’m 51 years old and feel better than I have in 20 years. Finding Amy has been the best thing for my health and life! Amy has guided me through exercise & nutrition. Her workouts are different every day and it’s never boring…she somehow knows exactly what I need and when and pushes me to my individual limits. I love Amy!
Amy is an exceptional trainer! I have always struggled to stay committed to my workouts. Amy knows how to motivate me and keep my workouts interesting. She is very knowledgeable about exercise and nutrition, both of which helped create a "lifestyle" change for me. I have tried my share of trainers and have been with Amy the longest of them all. She knows just how much to push me. I often surprise myself after a workout thinking I wasn't going to survive it. I look forward to many many more workouts with Amy!
I started working with Amy after I realized I had increasingly been eating poorly, was more sedentary, was tired, unmotivated, and despaired of going on yet another diet. She pushes me hard but not beyond anything I can do. She knows exactly how to keep me motivated, and she coaches me to push just a bit harder every time. After three months, I had dropped 21 years from my initial Fitness Age! At a recent wedding one of my sons saw me from a distance, and he turned to my husband and said – “Is that Mom?” – he didn’t recognize me! My husband works with Amy as well; she’s helping him with marathon training. I really feel like a new person: stronger, healthier and happier; my clothes fit better and I have a lot more energy. And despite the fact that I haven’t “dieted” since I started going to her, I’m down ten pounds. The entire experience has been great – not only is Amy a great trainer, she’s fun to be around as well.
I have trained with The Movement Studio for 7 years. I have been a member of many gyms, run 6 half marathons & 8 mud runs, etc. None of it has kicked my butt as hard as Amy’s workouts! I have never felt as good as I do the day after working out with Amy. I wish I could train with her every day! She is tough and supportive and always there with sage advice. Thanks, Amy!
As a cyclist for 20 plus years, I had problems with my hip flexors and piriformis that caused chronic pain in my lower back. Amy was highly recommended by a fellow cyclist. After only a few sessions, I felt a positive difference. I now have vast improvement in the way I get out of bed in the morning and the way I move in my everyday life. My lower back pain was gone within 3 or 4 sessions. I was very surprised at how fast Amy figured out my problems and implemented exercises that fixed them; I am pain free!
I started training with Amy 3 years ago and she truly has changed my life. Her workouts are challenging and her constant encouragement motivates me to push myself. She is extremely knowledgeable about fitness and nutrition and goes above and beyond to educate me. I have referred other friends to Amy because she truly is the best!!