SHOWCASING CLIENT SUCCESS!
There is so much to celebrate in my life. I'm seriously enjoying my experience every step of the way. Since I started 2 months ago, I have found my faith in myself, I have found hope for the things that my heart desires the most and I have found the love that I NEED to forgive myself so I can be kind and gentle to myself because I DESERVE IT! I have changed my mindset when it comes to my relationship with food. I don't feel deprived. I find that my mindfulness has helped me to make the conscious decisions when it comes to making my food choices. I don't feel the need of eating like I use to anymore. I listen to my body and I have to say that food doesn't control me anymore because I have the choice to eat what I want it's just food doesn't have the same effect on me. Learning how to eat in a healthy way is serving me immensely. I feel that I am empowered. Mentally I feel so strong. I am falling in love with myself for the first time in my life and it feels awesome. Seeing and feeling what my body is going through is amazing. Feeling my body change in a positive way is my reminder of what I'm doing is what I'm meant to do. I am actually visualizing myself free from weight. I am looking forward to achieving greatness for myself.
"THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART FOR BEING PART OF MY AMAZING SUPPORT SYSTEM. THANK YOU FOR LETTING ME EXPRESS MYSELF AND FOR LOVING ME EXACTLY THE WAY I AM."
I decided to start working with Michelle when I finally realized I needed to make an achievable goal for myself. I came to her explaining my struggles with my body and the goals I had in mind. With no hesitation at all, Michelle took me on as a client even though I was a busy, young university student. Something I found so great was her motivational, encouraging words after every progress update email. I always look forward to them! She has continued to alter and adjust my plan as I’ve progressed. I can see such amazing changes in my body, that aren’t temporary changes but lifelong changes. Her approach makes this lifestyle fun and something I can finally stick to! I love the workouts she gives me, and they are specifically tailored to my schedule. Michelle makes my program feel effortless. I’m so excited to continue my journey with Michelle and I would recommend her to anyone looking to take on fitness or any nutritional goals!
"I CAN'T THANK MICHELLE ENOUGH FOR BEING MY CONFIDENCE WHEN MY CONFIDENCE WAS LACKING. SHE BELIEVED IN ME WHEN I DIDN'T BELIEVE IN MYSELF OR MY ABILITIES. SHE IS SERIOUSLY THE BEST COACH I'VE EVER KNOWN."
Two years ago I began my weight-loss journey with Michelle O'Brien. Never in a million years would I have ever imagined I would be where I am today. With Michelle's unconditional support I went from weighing 252lbs (I am 5'1" tall) to 130lbs. I am only 33 years old and I knew it would only get harder to lose the weight the longer I stayed in my same old ways. I've tried so many fad diets and the latest trendy workout routines. Yet nothing ever worked long-term because I couldn't stick to them. From day one, Michelle made me part of the process in designing the best plan that would keep me consistent. She treats all her clients with such special care. I felt so important. I've never had anyone make my health such a priority. And because of having Michelle in my life I've lost half of my former bodyweight. Half! I still look at myself in the mirror in disbelief that I am half the size I used to be. Michelle always told me to "trust the process" and reminded me that my journey will take time because I'm not only working on my physical transformation but also focusing on building myself up on the inside. This was such a huge part of my weight loss. Change starts from inside all of us. Now, even though I've surpassed my goal weight I still see Michelle weekly to stay on track and be accountable. In fact, I can't go a week without seeing her smiling face. Michelle is a highly sough-after fitness expert for a reason. And I am so grateful she continues to play such a special role in my life.
"IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF A HUGE LIFESTYLE OVERHAUL AND HAVE NO IDEA WHERE TO BEGIN, MICHELLE IS YOUR GIRL! THE MOST OUTSTANDING FITNESS EXPERT I HAVE EVER KNOWN."
At the end of 2015 I found myself looking in the mirror at a person I didn’t recognize anymore. Like many women, I’d put my health on the backburner, taking care of everyone else but myself, and was in need of guidance. I had followed Michelle O'Brien on social media (Instagram) for a while and always found her posts inspiring, so I decided to become one of her clients! I can’t say enough good things about working with Michelle. From my experiences with personal trainers, Michelle is the most professional, caring, and well-educated trainer I've ever worked with. Her desire and passion for health and fitness resonates through her commitment to her clients. She encourages and motivates, and knows how much each client is capable of. Michelle focuses on YOU and what is best for YOU. I would highly recommend her to anyone!
"HER DESIRE AND PASSION FOR HEALTH AND FITNESS RESONATES THROUGH HER COMMITMENT TO HER CLIENTS."
I have been a client of Michelle's since July 2016. My long term goal was to lose 30lbs....I've lost 40lbs!! While I considered myself a fairly healthy eater I wasn't seeing results. After hiring Michelle and seeing what I should be eating I realized I wasn't the heathly eater I thought I was. Not only did she provide me with the information and tools that I needed to properly fuel my body, she provided me with unconditional support and encouragement to fuel my mind to reach my goals. It was a big change but I found my groove within a few weeks and haven't looked back since. I am so happy with the results and know that it is sustainable going forward. I could not have made it where I am without Michelle's expertise and guidance. If you want to see results she is your girl! I would recommend her without the slightest hesitation and have to several friends.
"I AM SO HAPPY WITH THE RESULTS AND KNOW THAT IT IS SUSTAINABLE GOING FORWARD."
My entire life I have struggled with my weight, people often tell me that they can't believe I was ever that big or they never picture me as fat. To be honest, I am only 5'6" tall and weighed 237lbs. I felt horrible, embarrassed and was so tired of fluctuating. Fat, skinny, fat, skinny, I just really wanted to be healthy and fit. I have tried numerous exercise programs to lose weight and get myself in shape. From P90X, weight watchers and even starved myself with Ideal Protein. All of these crash diets worked for a while but never stuck.
I always fell of the wagon, then I was so hard on myself and always felt defeated. This happened to me for a number of reasons. These diets are all not sustainable and lack the simple principles and education to proper eating. Your also so focused on just losing weight, that you forgot about the major player in weight loss your, your mind.
I Met Michelle at O'Brien Fitness, in November 2016 and we have been working together since. She has a great total body approach, she not only makes individual plans for people based solely on their own needs but goes out of her way to ensure you are successful. With her total body approach, you don't just lose weight but you change our mind, attitude and outlook on life. I never knew what flexible dieting and macros were until I started working with Michelle and it has truly changed my life. It such a simple method and you don't feel like your limiting yourself. She makes it super easy to understand and follow. Her support, motivation and understanding allows you become fit and healthy, but most importantly changes your understanding of food and how to fuel your body.
Michelle has also created an individual work out plan for to help me get my physique to the next level. I am astonished of how much my body has changed and how much muscle I have gained. Her plan is no nonsense. With her work out plans I don't spend more then an hour in the gym, ever!! I have dynamic exercises that work my entire body. I don't have time to spend hours in the gym, with how busy life issues I have also had the opportunity to have a one on one personal training sessions with her, I never been pushed so hard and learn to understand that I am capable of so much more.
I cannot thank Michelle enough for her dedication, friendship and coaching. I highly recommend her services to anyone that is ready to change their life. I would not be where I am today without her total body approach! I can't wait to see where we were get to next, as I cannot imagine continuing on my health and fitness journey with it her.
"WITH HER TOTAL BODY APPROACH, YOU DON'T JUST LOSE WEIGHT BUT
YOU CHANGE YOUR MIND, ATTITUDE AND OUTLOOK ON LIFE."
I have always had a love for simply getting into the gym and putting in work. I often used to use that as an excuse to shove anything and everything delicious into my mouth. This type of behavior led me to gain more and more unwanted weight despite leading a marginally active lifestyle.
I hit a point at my new job where I was 300 plus pounds and I made a choice not to keep living like this. The problem was never my work ethic in the gym, it was the type of food I was consuming and what time of the day I was consuming it. My co-worker (Greg O'Brien) mentioned to me one day that perhaps his wife could help me if I was serious about dropping the weight and changing my eating habits.
I made the decision to contact Michelle O'Brien and she provided me with all of the tools I needed to change my entire understanding of how to eat. As the weeks turned into months and I stuck to the macros that Michelle provided I started to see some real results; this made it easier to push on and continue with the meal prepping and planning.
I am so happy I contacted Michelle and got my eating habits under control. Nowadays I control the food; the food does not control me. I have dropped 85 lbs since February and I’m never looking back. I have a new outlook on fitness and nutrition and how they work together all thanks to Michelle O’Brien.
"I AM SO HAPPY I CONTACTED MICHELLE AND GOT MY EATING HABITS UNDER CONTROL. NOWADAYS I CONTROL FOOD; THE FOOD DOESN NOT CONTROL ME."
Back in March of 2020 I was at my heaviest weight of 259lbs. I am only five feet tall so that means I was considered to be clinically obese. Saying that word is frightening for many reasons. I looked and felt horrible ALL the time. Every time I saw my reflection in the mirror I couldn't even recognize who I was anymore. I knew that I wanted to change but with so much information out there on what to eat and what not to eat I was so confused and I didn’t know where to begin.
I was always out of breath from walking up the stairs and my ankles were so swollen and ugly to look at. I had so much bloating and inflammation everywhere in my body and my face. Because of this I was diagnosed with severe sleep apnea that requires me to use a CPAP machine to help me breathe at night. My doctor informed me that my liver enzymes were elevated which scared me; I was at risk for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, Type 2 Diabetes and so many other preventable chronic diseases. I was sick and tired of feeling sick and tired.
I reached out to Michelle and she designed a Custom Wellness Program for me to follow that was healthy, enjoyable and realistic. She taught me everything I needed to know about how to fuel my body and how to exercise to get stronger, reduce inflammation and improve my mobility. I've learned so much through our bi-weekly Virtual Wellness Coaching sessions together.
I now weigh 181lbs!! I have lost 78lbs so far and counting. I feel great! No more bloating or swollen ankles; my mobility is amazing and I can walk faster now. When I look in the mirror I can slowly see the REAL ME coming back.
I love my new healthy lifestyle; there is no going back for me. If anyone out there thinks or feels that they cannot embark on changing your unhealthy habits, I am here to say YES YOU CAN; just put one foot in front of the other and take one day at a time. Like Michelle says 'stay consistent, be patient and trust the process.'
Michelle you are truly are a gift from God; you have one of the kindest hearts and you never judge. You truly care about people and wanting to help them live their best lives possible.
"I WAS SICK AND TIRED OF FEELING SICK AND TIRED."