Testimonials — Personal Training
I cannot say enough about Pauline and the quality of training and teaching she provides. About a year and a half ago, I started taking Zumba at the Windsor Rec Center. I played sports in high school and college, but had been inactive for quite some time. I was admittedly apprehensive about exercising again because of embarrassment about my weight gain after the birth of my last child and poor habits while on business travel. I talked many times about needing to get back in shape and joined various fitness clubs, but my previous efforts ended due to a lack of total commitment and motivation on my part. The lack of commitment stopped once I started taking Pauline’s fun and interactive classes. It is very evident she has a deep passion for teaching and fitness. Pauline’s classes and teaching style made it fun to exercise again. I have since added Body Pump and Cycling to my schedule.
Based on how much I enjoyed the Zumba classes, I wanted to take my weight loss journey to the next level and thought personal training with Pauline was the next natural progression. Pauline is an excellent personal trainer who creates a mix of creative, fun and challenging exercises to help you meet your goals and couples it with positive encouragement. She watches carefully for technique errors to ensure you safely execute and receive the maximum benefit from the exercises. In addition to personal training, I started Venice Nutrition with Pauline to complement my exercise regimen. Since I started Venice Nutrition, my body composition has changed, I have lost 20 pounds and along with inches, and gained muscle. My old clothes hang on me, and I have gone down in clothing size. Pauline’s coaching allows you to find the right mix of foods while still staying within the guidelines of the program. She consistently gives feedback and encouragement to stay the course and remembering your motivation for changing your habits. She gives good recommendations about the right combination of foods including snacks and recipes. With training and better nutrition, I am stronger and have increased my endurance and stamina. I no longer have digestive issues as a result of improved nutritional habits.
Pauline is a fantastic trainer with a friendly personality who is knowledgeable, hands-on, and skilled at motivating others. She is also a kind-hearted, caring person, genuinely concerned about the well-being of her clients. I feel incredibly blessed and am thankful to have the opportunity to train and learn better nutritional habits from Pauline. She has made an indelible mark on me and her fitness expertise has impacted me for the better. The lessons I have learned from training and better nutrition have translated positively to my work and school environments. As a result, I am more relaxed, focused, and energized. I highly recommend Pauline and Lift-4U without reservation for any training or nutritional needs. She is dedicated and excels at helping people reach their fitness goals and training needs.
Myla J. Romero
Pauline has made such an incredible impact on my life. I had already started dieting and exercising in an attempt to get healthier. But adding in personal workouts with Pauline really added that extra edge I needed. I had tried to do exercise on my own several times over the years, but always fell short. I'd lose my motivation after a few weeks and find excuses why I just couldn't squeeze in that workout today or this week or this month. Working out with Pauline has given me the structure I need to be successful. I've also been surprised at how quickly I've seen improvements. She challenges me to do things I never thought I could do. And along the way I've gained strength, balance, agility, stamina, and confidence. I've seen pretty dramatic changes with my weight loss as well, not only losing actual pounds, but also inches. I've gone down several sizes in clothes. But what has been most rewarding is that with Pauline's supportive coaching, I feel so much healthier. I can run without feeling like I am dying. I can climb stairs without feeling winded. I can compete all day with my dogs at their trials and not even feel tired at the end of the day. Pauline and Lift-4U have definitely improved my life in more ways than I can adequately express.
Pauline, the owner of LIFT-4U is so very passionate about her work and her business. She LOVES what she does and it shows in her training, teaching and her guidance in my twice weekly training sessions with her. I have been with her for 2 1/2 years now and I simply cannot quit!! She genuinely cares so much for her clients and treats us all like family. I look forward to my sessions with her and the hour really goes by so fast. If personal training is not your thing, then join Pauline at the Windsor Recreation Center where she teaches many different classes. She always makes them fun and exciting! Pauline can also assit you with your diet and eating habits. I would highly recommend Pauline Brown and her passion for fitness for your personal training needs.
I feel really blessed to have such an amazing trainer in Pauline. I first met Pauline a little over 5 years ago when I stepped into the Windsor Rec Center to take a class. Pauline was at the front desk when I signed in, she immediately came over and introduced herself. She made me feel so welcome. Pauline has such a great turn out for all her classes, that sometimes there is barely room for everyone. But we all love training with her so much that we always make it work. There is such a diverse group that train with Pauline the following she has is truly amazing. She is always so fun & upbeat making every work out fun while still pushing us a little harder to be the best we can be. I believe if there were more trainers like Pauline the world would be a healthier place. She inspires me every day!!
"Everyone has heard the saying, “the last 10lbs are the hardest to come off”, unfortunately; I too had adopted that motto. The last 3 years, despite living a very active lifestyle, it was clear losing weight could not be achieved alone. I met Pauline through group exercise classes and was energized by her leadership and the way she can inspire a room of 50 as well as a single individual. The passion she radiates is the ideal quality I needed in a personal trainer.
Pauline’s positive encouragement kept me motivated and on a pathway to victory. It was hard not to be discouraged, especially in the first month, when only ½ a pound each week was being lost, yet just when it seemed I needed a boost, there would be an e-mail of reassurance that success would come soon enough. In what seemed to be only a few weeks later, it was if I woke up one day and my skinny jeans fit! With a taste of success, I am even more eager to embark on each new goal created as constant improvement becomes obtainable with Pauline’s help."
Fort Collins, CO
Kenneth F. Lind
"My first experience with Pauline was when I joined her boot camp a year ago. I had finally come to a point in my life that gravity had taken over my body, and I needed professional help to take it back. Boot camp was a great experience, but I still felt like I needed more personal attention to reach all of my goals. I signed up with her for a 10 session personal training and haven't looked back since. Pauline is more than just a personal trainer; she's a Life Coach with fitness and nutrition expertise. If you are looking for a trainer who can not only change your body composition but build your confidence and teach you how to live a better life, look no further than Pauline.
Pauline is part of our community and somebody who strives to give back everything she has ever learned to make you a better person. When you're ready to stop making excuses, apologies, or having regrets for the way you feel and are ready to take your life back but need help to get started, Pauline is your answer."
"I have had the pleasure of working with Pauline through personal training and her Zumba class. Not only is she a kind-hearted and caring person, she is highly knowledgeable in the field of fitness and has invaluable experience as an instructor. Pauline is always introducing innovative techniques making workouts fresh, fun and novel. I can't say enough about the encouragement Pauline gives. She never lets you give up and pushes you to believe in yourself. But most commendably, Pauline took the time to educate herself about my particular health conditions and has worked around my limitations. For the first time in three years I've been able to lower my medication thanks to working with Pauline."
"It has been my good fortune over the past year to have had Pauline Brown as my personal trainer. I have found Pauline to be a dedicated professional who is genuinely concerned about the physical well-being of her clients. I was referred to Pauline by a friend of mine after I had mentioned that I wanted to start working out with a personal trainer but was disappointed with my search. She told me about Pauline's "high energy" & "fun" workouts (my friend takes Pauline's ZUMBA classes). I made my first appointment with Pauline & have never been happier! Most of all, I like the fact that I train with Pauline at her home. I never have to wait for equipment to become available for use or feel that I'm on display for the whole gym. It is the ultimate way to train. Pauline's experience & knowledge has helped me overcome substantial physical ailments. I was unable to lift my arm above my shoulder & was experiencing back pain. She was able to asses my condition & challenge me, but avoided putting me through so much pain that I would be turned off. Through her patient & careful guidance, my shoulder pain is a thing of the past & I can't remember the last time I complained about my back. I was very skeptical when my friend said her workouts were "fun" but, I am now a believer! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Pauline to anyone! Whether you are a novice or someone who has worked out for years, Pauline will get you the results you set out to achieve."
"I am pleased to recommend Pauline Brown of Lift-4U as a personal trainer. Pauline is very knowledgeable about fitness and has the ability to tailor a program to one's personal needs and make it fun, too. For example, my biggest concern is low bone density and Pauline adjusts my workout to maintain and hopefully, increase bone density. I had a hip replaced last year and she is very good about making sure the exercises I do are done in a manner as not to injure my replacement. She has been very helpful in my rehabilitation process. If you train with Pauline, be prepared to work hard and have fun. You will laugh a lot and improve your fitness at the same time."
Fort Collins, CO
"Pauline Brown has been very motivating to me since I started taking her Group Power and Step classes. She makes sure you have correct form and encourages you to take it to the next level. She makes it fun and challenging and wanting more. (Laughing is part of the workout!). She is now my personal trainer and has a great home workout facility with one on one attention and no gym distractions. Pauline is very knowledgeable and has helped me to reach my fitness goals."