I am a 54-year-old breast cancer survivor. I have never been really “fit” but was always generally active. Following chemotherapy, my energy level dropped, and for four years I had very little energy and no stamina. I knew I needed to start exercising, but I had no clue where to begin. I met with Aarika and realized that personal training would be the best way to get moving. Aarika taught me seemingly simple movements that allowed me to become comfortable with exercising. She was always upbeat and encouraging, holding me accountable without belittling me. Our sessions were always well-planned and thorough, allowing me to develop skills at my own pace. Her enthusiasm is contagious, and I enjoyed training with her.
Aarika as a trainer is many things. In particular the first word that comes to mind is diligent. She is on time with a written plan for that day’s workout and also a plan for you to continue on in between sessions. I love that she tailored my workouts to what I could get done. A busy day with 2 young kids doesn’t always allow long workouts, but she made effective workouts to fit into my day. She also helped me with nutrition and guided me on what foods to eat and what to limit, introducing this diet change a little at a time. She is a trainer that I’d definitely recommend to others. I’m still on my fitness journey, but I’m so glad that Aarika was the one to help me on this path of wellness.
I enjoyed working with Aarika. She took the time to educate herself on my physical challenge and developed a program that improved not only my overall conditioning but also addressed my specific needs. Aarika encouraged and motivated me for ten weeks. I recommend her without reservation.