I am not a real fan of working out, and I’ve realized the only way I consistently work out is when I have a personal trainer: someone to hold me accountable to work out on a regular basis, to hold me accountable during the workout, and to challenge me more than I would if I were working out on my own. Specifically, my lower back had really started bothering me quite a bit over the previous 6-12 months. I had been to the doctor and had been to physical therapy, but nothing seemed to be helping. My daughter just seemed amused that mom was getting older and starting to have back problems. For me, it wasn’t as amusing. I felt too young to be having these types of issues already. A few years ago, Betsy held a summer boot camp, which I attended one day a week for about 45 minutes. She asked those of us in the group what we wanted to work on or what we needed to work on. As expected, we all said something different; my comment was to work on reducing stress and pain I fel t in my lower back when I would bend over. Betsy said I had a weak core and incorporated core exercises into our total workout. It was a tough workout, but I felt really good at the end of each session. After the 2 or 3 month boot camp ended, my core was MUCH stronger. Each workout was a mixture of cardio and strength training for the whole body, so my overall fitness was much better as well. I play softball, so the overall strength and improved cardio only helped me in softball as well. To this day, several years later, my lower back no longer bothers me, and I have Betsy to thank for that. I continue to try to make sure I’m keeping my core strong so I won’t have back issues again. I have had good workouts from other trainers, but no one has been as great of a trainer as Betsy. I wish I still lived somewhere near her. If I did, she would definitely be my personal trainer for life! Miss you, Betsy!

Janet Nelson – Mason, OH

Every once in a while you come across someone who makes difference. Betsy McNally is one such person in my life. I started working out with her few months before my wedding. As a bride to be, I desperately needed someone’s help to get shaped in physically, and Betsy did such a wonderful job to help me to achieve my fitness goal especially for my wedding as well as my perspectives on fitness and health. She was so supportive, motivated, knowledgeable and fun as a result she has truly helped me to look so good on my wedding as well as She has also changed the way in which I will exercise the rest of my life. I started to love my body as well as gained confidence through my experience with Betsy.

~ Jiyun Lee

I starting working out with Betsy in July ‘06. I had already slimmed down and built up endurance with lots of cardio, but couldn’t make any headway on improving my overall muscle tone and firmness. In the first 6 weeks I started noticing more definition; adding muscle and losing weight. By the following spring, I hadn’t really lost much more weight, but realized it was the first time I was proud of the way I looked in a bikini since high school (which was a very long time ago). I’m so excited now to hit the beach and not worry about keeping myself wrapped up in cover-ups the whole time.

~ Mandy Waldorf Graham

I’ve been training with Betsy for about 8 months and I like to be challenged! With the techniques Betsy has taught me, I have toned and strengthened my body which I hope will help me to stay in shape for the rest of my life. I feel better, I have more energy, strength & flexibility. In addition, I’m more toned than I have ever been. I have a better understanding of how each muscle group works, and how to incorporate these muscle groups into my workout. Betsy’s an extreme advocate on how nutrition plays a vital role in exercising or simply staying fit. When I attend a session, I’m always excited to see what different types of exercises she has planned. I respect her sensible and careful approach Betsy puts into our sessions and always answers my questions thoughtfully and truthfully. She is upbeat, positive, outgoing, and pushes you hard so you can achieve goals. She’s been instrumental in helping me achieve my personal fitness goals. I would highly recommend Betsy to anyone looking to work hard for desired goals whether it be strength training, weight loss, or training for a sporting event.

~ Gina Calabrese Giles – Chicago IL

Before I met Betsy, I thought that I would never find the motivation or time to eat healthy and exercise. Betsy, however, designs plans that work for me. She chose foods that I like, and I have discovered that I actually do like foods that are good for me. She gives me exercise plans that can be done with no expense. She checks in on me a couple of times each week and constantly encourages me to lead a healthy lifestyle. I’ve lost 27 pounds in 6 months, and I have no desire to go back. I love my new life and the energy that healthy living has given me! I recommend her nutrition and training programs to people every week.

-Kellie Wilson