Testimonials for Excel Body Fitness

Aubrey Surgers

I'd like to express my sincerest appreciation and thanks to all of the staff and trainers at Excel Body Fitness (XBF), and a special thanks to Carolee Auslander. I was introduced to XBF back in April 2010 by Steve Poythress, a member who significantly benefited from the 12-week program and underwent a life changing transformation by losing over 26 pounds and a body fat loss of 10 percent. I thought to myself, if he could do it -- then so could I! At this point I was always tired, didn't want to play any physical games with my kids -- basically I was ready for a transformation. I joined the 12-week session that began on January 3, 2011.  I began the program weighing 240 pounds. In 12-weeks, I lost 34 pounds and went down from a waist size of 40 to a comfortable 34. I have an elevator at my work. While it is very convenient, I have chosen to take the staircase. I am also preparing myself for an upcoming 5k run! I could not have done this without Carolee's challenging and rigorous exercise routines, motivating me to go beyond my potential, and most of all her advice and follow-ups on my nutritional efforts. I also have to give a special thanks to Steve, who turned me on to XBF. He kept me focused on my eating habits, made sure I attended every class, and most of all encouraging me to compete with him at every task! I will never forget being outside in the morning doing push ups in my driveway while Steve walked out to take his kids to daycare. That's what I call true dedication! I am a true proponent of XBF and all that it has shown me. Today I am feeling 10 years younger ...
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Kelly Stradling

Hello! My name is Kelly Stradling. I am a 37 year old stay at home mom of two amazingly energetic boys! (ages 5 and 8) Prior to this AMAZING XBF program.... I was not fit nor did I exercise. I came up with EVERY excuse in the book so that I stayed out of a gym. What changed for me was when Ireally begin to notice that I was having a hard time "keeping up" with my young family. Instead of playing what my 8 year old son describes as an "active" game (run around soccer or kickball in the backyard...games that would actually make my heart rate elevate...) I would offer a "sit down" activity such as a board game, craft or television show. I knew what I was offering was "lazy", however this is what my energy level truly was. At this disappointment, I KNEW it was time to "get real" with myself! Before XBF, my fitness activity consisted of cleaning the house and well...that's about it! I was NOT being true to "me!" So, if you are going through "this life" feeling like YOU could be so much more.... then let me just say... XBF is ABSOLUTELY for YOU! The program REALLY works ... IF you are 100% ready to make the commitment, come to the workouts, eat healthy (with your included nutrition program), and have a POSITIVE attitude... you WILL see results! I have gained several benefits throughout this year with XBF. Not only have I lost weight, I have gained muscle strength, increased flexibility, am eating a healthy diet, decreased stress in my life and found a new respect for myself! XBF differs from other workout facilities for SEVERAL reasons. This program truly offers the most AMAZINGLY knowledgable and motivating INSTRUCTORS! I trust them with ...
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Prior to Excel I have belonged to three different gyms and one fitness facility. I went to work out and that was it. It was just a gym; just a fitness center-walls, machines, and lots of people working out. The first gym I belonged to offered group classes. I used to take some of the classes, which were usually overly crowded. You either got the workout or you did not. The instructors had no time to correct you; so you were pretty much on your own. Sometimes when you reached the gym late, especially in spinning classes, there were no bikes; there was no sign up policy and it was pretty much first come first serve. The kickboxing classes used to be so jam packed that there hardly used to be room to move around; after taking a few, I just gave up taking the group classes. The second gym I belonged to offered very few classes. The time the classes were offered did not work for me, so I never took their classes. I just used their gym facility. The third one I belonged to offer no group classes. I just went to work out on my own there. The Fitness center I belonged to did not allow us to use their machines/facilities any other days except for the days we had training sessions there. And I desperately needed someone, who somehow would make me workout hard, push me to my limits, test my limits and made me feel I wanted to Excel. There were many times I was very tempted to hire personal trainer to help me achieve my goals. But the few I saw and spoke to in the gyms made me want to fall asleep rather than make me workout. When last December I got hold of ...
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Heidi Kleine

Having struggled with my weight all of my life, I was at rock bottom this time last year.  I knew that I needed to find a way to take care of myself and handle my stress in a more productive manner.  I joined a national diet chain and was having some success, but it was a struggle. I felt lonely and deprived.  A friend mentioned that she was participating in the XBF program and would like the motivation of a buddy to get to the 5:45am class. I emailed Carolee, but the class was full.  Whew! I was off the hook. I responded that I would like to be kept on the email list.  Carolee replied that a space had opened up and I should show up the next morning.  I had no time to talk myself out of it. That morning changed my life. Carolee is the most amazing person I have ever encountered.  She has a gift for connecting with her clients.  I felt from the first day like I was working with a personal trainer in a room with 40 other people. She did not sugar coat things and tell me that this would be easy or fast.  Actually, she said that I had a long journey ahead of me, but as long as I was willing to fight, she would fight alongside me.  That was 100 pounds ago.  I have gone from a size 22-22 to a size 10-12 and have no intention of stopping. Right from the beginning, Carolee went out of her way to make sure that I knew what I needed to do.  Whenever I needed a modification, she was there. I always felt like I was welcomed and encouraged by the other clients as well. I left each workout exhausted but excited to see what we would do next time.  Skipping a class was never an option. Exercise and the XBF family became ...
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